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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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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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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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Small Business Saturday

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It’s Small Business Saturday and we have new products on our website! We were invited to participate in Amazon Handmade. Check out our page, amazon.com/handmade/cc, for more details. We are offering free shipping for a limited time offer. Let us know if we can create a custom order.

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Chisme Chick Pop-up Shop

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Chisme Chick will be at the Green Festival Expo until 6 p.m. today! Stop by to see our new line of products. We look forward to planting our Cedar seeds from @Treeium.

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LA Green Festival Expo

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We can hardly wait to participate in the Green Festival Expo happening today at the LA Convention Center! Look for the Chisme Chick table that will be featuring our handcrafted goods that share stories. You can co-create with us by selecting any combination from our color chart to make a custom piece.

We are introducing CHISME CHICK | DÉCOR, which includes artisan created pieces. Our handcrafted crocheted placemats create a soft, elegant experience. You can use them indoors or on an outside table for alfresco dining. We suggest that you grow your own organic herbs and use them to garnish your meals. Our placemats are made-to-order, so select from our color chart. They are machine washable and measure 18×13″.

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Chisme Chick | Necklaces

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Today, we are introducing our Wanderlust necklaces!

“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 to means “enjoyment of hiking” or in modern usage a “desire to wander.” Our mini bottles have a piece 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. Order it without the map to showcase your tiny collection of memories. We offer a unisex design, a leather band with natural wood endings, or a gold/silver chains that measure 18″ or 26″.

We are also featuring our handcrafted, storytelling necklaces. They are wonderful pieces that capture a personal memory. You can select any U.S. state and we’ll make it into a wooden, Americana necklace. We also offer pixie dust and dandelions. Enjoy the journey and mark it on our handcrafted wooden map!

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Labor Day Weekend

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Happy Labor Day weekend! Take time to rest and do something that you love. We personally will be enjoying the outdoors on our #handcrafted pillowcases. Order these custom pieces today! An artisan will create a unique, soft pillowcase suitable for indoor couches or outside chairs. You can select our sample Frankenstein’s Creature or pick any color from our literary inspired color chart. #Pillowcases are best purchased in pairs, so consider buying two of the same or mix-match from our selection. These cases are machine washable and measure 20×20″.

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Crocheted Headpiece

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These crocheted headpieces are constructed out of yarn. We offer an array of color and material options. You can select an all cotton or silk & cashmere blend. We use wood endings to make it easier to tie. Its soft, bright fibers create a Bohemian summer look. We can customize the length.

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Seaside Necklaces

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“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite.”
-Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

As California based artisans, these seaside necklaces with dainty charms capture SoCal beauty. The small glass bottles can store sand from your favorite beach. We recommend adding small seashells as well. The necklace chains are silver and gold plated. They range from 18″-26″. It is part of our Things We Love Collection.

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Pasadena Roses & Art

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Yesterday we attended the Jackalope Art & Craft Fair in Old Pasadena. It’s a two-day event, so be sure to visit today from 11-6pm. They have over two hundred artisans showcasing their work and DIY workshops. We purchased some lovely, handcrafted jewelry. It’s a craft you don’t want to miss!

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Valentine’s Day Duo Scarves

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“Love loves to love love.”
-James Joyce

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving a cheerful red duo scarf to the one you love. The miniature infinity design is for your favorite cat or small dog which measure 2.75″ x 6″. These handmade scarves are constructed out of acrylic yarn. Please specify any custom variations. Gift wrap options are also available.

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“Things We Love” Collection

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to announce our “Things We Love” Collection. It features our favorite historical and literary inspired items. Any item marked with a ♡ denotes that it’s part of this collection. Our products are also listed on Etsy, Storenvy, and Bonzana.

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Sweet Things

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“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”
-T. S. Eliot

Chisme Chick is passionate about sweet things. From coffee to cupcakes, we love making scrumptious goods. This Valentine’s Day display features some of our handcrafted bracelets and arrowhead necklaces. These are perfect gifts for your Valentine.

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Winter White Throw

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“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
-Percy Bysshe Shelley

Our handmade white throw contrasts perfectly against any background, especially nature. It’s the perfect blanket to place on a couch, use as a bedspread, or keep in your car for outdoors. We’ve used them at the beach and forest as ground cover to relax and read. These throws are made of 100% acrylic yarn and are machine washable. They measure 5ft. W X 6ft. H.

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Life Blanket

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Everyone has a story. A life blanket is stitched with a hidden narrative based on the color combinations. As featured in the picture, the array of color charts the various stages in life. It can commemorate momentous occasions to the beauty of everyday living.

In modern commercialism, many times we don’t ask the following questions when purchasing an object:
-Who made this item?
-Why did someone make it?
-When was it designed?
-What was its purpose?

A skilled artisan who has been crocheting for decades will complete this project rather than an unknown weaver. Commission a crocheted blanket that charts your life by designating a color for particular time in your life. You would select the colors and the order in which they are stitched. For instance, your story could begin with you being born in America and you would select red, white, and blue yarn. Then you could share that you loved your childhood home which was constructed out of brick and select brick red. You can add your school colors, etc. Share your vision and we will design a made to order blanket. It measures 5ft. W X 6ft. H.

This heirloom gift will be a conversation piece. According to historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, “In the early republic, a homemade blanket was worth displaying.”[1] Women especially prized these homemade goods since it was viewed as “movable property” which could be passed down generationally through the maternal line.[2]

We prize our array of handmade throws which were even featured at a local museum. These timeless pieces are cherished by their owners. A life blanket will be a wonderful addition to any home. It can become an heirloom that will be shared for many generations.

[1] Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth. New York: Knopf, 2001), 335.
[2] Ibid., 129.

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