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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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Frankenstein Bookmarks

​It’s October! You know what that means…harvest festivals, pumpkin carvings, horror stories, and scary monsters such as Frankenstein’s creature. These bookmarks are an ode to Shelly’s ability to have captured her nightmare into a novel. To be entered to win: 1. Follow us on any social media platform. 2. Share your favorite thing to do during the harvest season. Our giveaway ends at midnight tonight (pacific time). Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. 🎃🍁👻🍂

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The Wizard of Oz Bookmarks

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“There is no place like home.” – L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

You have a chance to win these handmade, typewritten bookmarks. Just follow us on one of our social media platforms and tell us who your favorite book character is by midnight tonight (pacific time). Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. The winner will be chosen by a random drawing and will be messaged after the contest ends.

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National Coffee Day

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Happy National Coffee Day! Since we love coffee and books so much, we want to give you an opportunity to win two bibliophile bookmarks that were dipped in a medium roast brew. To win: 1. Follow us on one of our social media accounts. If you are already following us, you too, can win. 2. Tell us your favorite type of coffee by midnight tonight (pacific time). Please go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. We will message the winner daily.

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James Joyce’s Ulysses Bookmarks

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Today we’re giving away hand-crafted Ulysses bookmarks. The cat was hand drawn and the letters “Mkgnao” were typewritten. The second bookmark includes a typewritten quote that states, “Love loves to love love.” For a chance to win: 1. Follow us on one of our platforms. You can be an existing follower to win. 2. Tell us about your favorite author. This contest will end tonight at midnight pacific time. Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. We will message the winner daily.

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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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Summer Travels

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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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The Queen of Hearts

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“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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Knitting by the Ocean

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Since attending Vogue Knitting last weekend, we’ve been creating new products. We met StevenBe and bought some of his fabulous yarn. He’s very personable and generous. We binge-watched all his shows. Steven is amazing and if you’re visiting Minneapolis, Minnesota, make sure to visit his shop!

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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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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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Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

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The annual Sawdust Art & Craft Festival in Laguna Beach, California is a highly anticipated summer experience. It ends on August 30th, so don’t miss an opportunity to meet over 200 local artisans and buy their designs in person. You will want to go back multiple times. This artist village in Laguna has a refreshing environment between the canyon and beach breeze. Sawdust is spread throughout the grounds and it reminds you that woodworking has been done for this year’s creations. We wore our favorite Chisme Chick leather and handcrafted bracelets. This year, we met new artists and saw some incredible glass blowing demonstrations.

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We participated in a pastel workshop and took this photo of our still life arrangement. There was a small bug (featured in this photo) hiding in the vase and watched us add each stroke on the piece of paper.

Be sure to try the on grounds café where they have delicious coffee and desserts. You’ll enjoy the sounds of live music throughout the festival. They also host the Winter Fantasy starting on November 21st-December 20th with many of the same artisans. Be sure to stop by and purchase unique gifts.

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Rainy Day

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It’s a beautiful, rainy day in Southern California. Our handcrafted leather tassel necklace is the perfect piece to pair with Oxford-inspired brown leather shoes. We hope you have a wonderful Friday!

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Wooden Sign

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“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
-Mother Teresa

Inspired by our favorite authors, these handcrafted wooden signs share timeless quotes. These signs measure 12×3.5″ and are great for any décor.

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