National Hat Day

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jackie Kennedy
Visit our shop for this handcrafted beanie. 📚

#books #hat #beanie #Jackie #Kennedy #handmade #handcrafted #artisan #NationalHatDay #crochet #chismechick

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Tolkien’s 125th Birthday

Happy (belated) 125th Birthday, J. R. R. Tolkien! 
He wisely stated, “Not all those who wander are lost.” 🌍

The World Necklace is curated for our traveler collection. This gold-plated map is a conversation piece. The chain measures 17″-19″ long with the extender and is $20. You will love wearing it! 🗺

#tolkien #lotr #birthday #author #literary #necklace #world #map #travel #globe #ocean #sea #curate #gold #wander #OC #NewportBeach #California

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Holiday Shopping

 

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Have you heard? Chisme Chick is having a 25% off Cyber Monday Sale. Choose anything from our line of curated goods for a gift for yourself or a friend. Use the promotion code CHISME on our website.

 

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Small Business Saturday

It’s Small Business Saturday. Don’t forget to shop small this season. Check out our handcrafted necklace and wooden map inspired by Steinbeck.

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
-John Steinbeck

In German, Wanderlust means “enjoyment of hiking” or in modern usage a “desire to wander.” Our mini bottles are a part of a map with the word “Wanderlust” created with a Remington Ten Forty typewriter. The traveler’s bottle captures small pieces from your journey. You can collect sand, small rocks, or anything you like from your adventures. You can also order it as an empty bottle to showcase your tiny collection of memories. We offer a unisex design, a leather band with natural wood endings or a gold/silver chain.

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World Traveler

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

-J. R. R. Tolkien

Introducing our World Necklace curated for our traveler collection. This gold-plated piece will inspire you to visit new places. The chain measures 17″-19″ long with the extender and is $20.

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Monday Motivation

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Our Monday Motivation: “You just think lovely wonderful thoughts,” Peter explained, “and they lift you up in the air.” – J.M. Barrie

 
Our handmade pixie dust necklace is a wonderful conversation piece and a great reminder to stay positive throughout the week! We offer several options.

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Weekend Essentials

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Weekend essentials ✌ Our suede, handcrafted necklace is a perfect way to hold your treasures. This crocheted owl snap case will carry small items such as earphones, IDs, or anything else that measures approximately 5″x3″.

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Mermaid Keychain

“When something like a black cloud passed between her and them, she knew that it was either a whale swimming over her head, or a ship full of human beings, who never imagined that a pretty little mermaid was standing beneath them, holding out her white hands towards the keel of their ship.”

The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen

These Tibetan silver mermaid keychains measure approximately 4.25″ in height (key ring included) and approximately 1.5″ in width. We offer two add-on Tibetan silver charms: anchors and starfish. #oc #california #laguna

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Summer Travels

Coin Purses

Before my story takes a further pace,

It seems a reasonable thing to say

What their condition was, the full array

Of each of them, as it appeared to me,

According to profession and degree,

And what apparel they were riding in. (The Canterbury Tales, 36-41)

 
Summer travels! Our Canterbury Collection leather coin purses are a perfect way to store your treasures collected on your journey. These colors were inspired from some of Chaucer’s characters. Choose from the Knight (Black), the Pardoner (White), the Merchant (Brown), the Shipman (Teal), and the Scholar (Green). Customize the drawstring from an assortment of leather or tan suede.
 

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James Joyce’s Ulysses – Bloomsday

 

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Today is Bloomsday! James Joyce’s Ulysses took place on a single day, June 16, 1904. To celebrate, we created a “Mkgnao” bookmark with a hand-drawn cat silhouette. This reference is from Chapter 4, Calypso, when Leopold Bloom is first introduced:

“The cat walked stiffly round a leg of the table with tail on high.
—Mkgnao!
—O, there you are, Mr Bloom said, turning from the fire. The cat mewed in answer and stalked again stiffly round a leg of the table, mewing. Just how she stalks over my writingtable. Prr. Scratch my head. Prr.”

 

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Wanderlust

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” – John Steinbeck

Wanderlust (n.) A strong desire to travel

As summer is soon approaching, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors and travel. Our Wanderlust necklaces are a great way to remember your journey. Our mini bottles contain a map with the word “Wanderlust” created with a Remington Ten Forty typewriter. We do custom orders with maps from anywhere in the world. You can choose a leather band with natural wood endings or a gold/silver chain.

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The Queen of Hearts

Alice in Wonderland

 

 

“Curiouser and curiouser!” You’ll love these handmade pieces inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. We have an entire line of curated pieces from literature, several bookmarksThe Queen of Hearts crochet roses, and “Drink Me” magical necklaces. Check out our shop for more unique products such as our Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat/Dormouse and wooden gift tags.

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Pixie Dust Necklace

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“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.” -J. M. Barrie

Don’t you love fairy tales? Peter Pan is an enchanting novel that pairs well with our literary line of goods. At Chisme Chick, we are obsessed with our Pixie dust necklaces. Order today on our website, Amazon Handmade, or our Etsy page. We offer blue, pink, white, gold, and silver pixie dust.

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Canterbury Collection

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These leather, handcrafted coin purses are a great way to carry your small items or gift a jewelry piece! They are a part of our Canterbury Collection. We offer an array of colors including the Pardoner (White), the Scholar (Green), the Merchant (Brown), the Knight (Black), and the Shipman (Teal).

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