Today we are having a Cyber Monday sale where you'll automatically receive 10% off our entire shop, with free shipping! AND, on top of that, we are also offering a buy 2 get one free (of equal or lesser value). Just mention this ad from our blog in 'notes to seller' when checking out and specify which item you'd like for free.
This offer is only good at the time of purchase. In other words,
no freebies if you've already placed your order, sorry!
We are excited to announce that we have added new bracelets to our shop! They are completely handmade using strong sterling silver chain. Each charm is made with a tiny printed image, then hand cut, and covered in a layer of resin for protection. They come shipped in a beautiful gift box. These make wonderful Christmas gifts, so make sure to get one this year!
I can't get over how cute I think these little whale charms are. I wear a whale necklace myself every so often. I've had them in my shop for over a year now, but they haven't been as popular as I thought they'd be. These whales need a friend... so, if you like whales, and want a whale necklace, or want to give someone a whale necklace... then take advantage of the whopping 60% off until the end of November, since I have a huge stock of them :)
Just click the image below to purchase. **Keep in mind that I offer FREE SHIPPING on these as well, and the chain is .925 sterling silver. Enjoy!
I can't get enough of how awesome these burlap wreaths are. I've never been someone who's liked wreaths a whole lot, but these ones are so gorgeous! You can add holiday touches to them how you want, and change them out per season. This is definitely on my wish list this year...
Thanks to all of our customers who helped us reach our goal of 1000 sales this year! In return we'd love to offer a discount of 15% off your order, with a complimentary pair of feather earrings (pictured below). Thank you so much!
Use coupon code: AUTUMN15when checking out
To receive your FREE pair of feather earrings with your purchase, all you need
to do is mention this deal in 'notes to seller' when checking out.
It's that time again! Back to school for the kids. Is it just me, or do other people love shopping for school supplies just as much as I do? I've always loved buying brand new notebooks, binders, paper, pens and getting excited about new classes & teachers etc. I think there's also something exciting about the upcoming Fall season as well, (which is my favorite season)...
Here are some fun school related jewelry gift ideas for teachers, your kids, or even yourself! Check out these options below:
I've introduced a fun new product into the shop this week! Custom silhouettes are beginning to become a very popular item these days, and what better way to keep your loved one(s) by your heart than with a silhouette necklace of them!?
Here are some examples of silhouette necklaces from my shop:
If you'd like to order a custom necklace for yourself or someone else as a gift, please click on the image(s) ; they are up and ready to order in my shop!
The process to make a silhouette necklace is not necessarily a piece of cake, especially if your not familiar with how to make resin charms-- you need the right tools, products, and skills to be able to create one from scratch.
-Adobe Illustrator (and/or Photoshop)
-Bronze disk frame charm, I use a 1/2" circle (about 14mm)
-Bronze chain & clasp, about 18" long
-Bronze jump ring (4mm - 6mm)
-High gloss print of finished profile image, sized to fit your charm
-Circle punch/cutter that fits the size of your charm (you can use scissors to cut it yourself, but it doesn't look as nicely finished)
(I apologize ahead of time for not having step by step photos ready... I will add them when I get a chance in the future... so stay posted if your excited about making your own charm!)
To make your necklace the same way as I make them, it's required that you use and have sufficient knowledge & skills in Adobe Illustrator (or Photoshop). If you own/use these programs, start with a profile picture of the person you are tracing, and import the file into the program. (I know some people actually hand trace the person with ink, but in my personal opinion they do not look as clean cut and professional.) Trace the whole head of the person by hand with your mouse or tablet- do NOT use any automatic tracing tools, and fill in your shape black.
Once you are satisfied with your silhouette, size it to fit into your frame charm. I would recommend doing some test prints from your computer to make sure it will fit right inside the charm. Once you are finished sizing the silhouette, print it onto a quality high gloss paper (you can order prints from Walgreens or wherever they provide glossy prints if you don't have the right paper-- a lot of papers and inks printed at home will bleed with the glue or resin, and are also not as sharp looking after being printed).
Punch out your silhouette print with the circle shape cutter (or scissors) and use mod podge to glue down your image into the frame charm. Make sure it's centered as perfectly as you can get it.
Once the glue is dry, apply a thick coating of resin over the whole charm so that it creates a nice dome effect. Blow any bubbles out and make sure there is no dust that gets trapped on your charm while it's curing. Also be sure it's on a level surface so it doesn't become lop-sided. Once finished curing, attach your finished silhouette charm to your chain with your jump ring! That's it!
If you have any questions about this tutorial or anything else, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before purchasing a necklace, do you ever wonder where the chain length will fall on your neckline? If so, this illustration is a great tool to refer to as you purchase a necklace with a specific length, or if you are given the option to choose your length.
Standard size is between 16"-18" or so for an average sized adult. Hope this is helpful for all you visual learners!
YES, the time is near when I will hit my first year anniversary for Charm Topia!! On June 27th of last year I opened up my Etsy shop (which I can hardly believe is here already), and I'm pumped for the upcoming 12 months! A huge thanks to all of you who have helped and supported me, and to those who have contributed to the success I've had over the last year.
In return, I'm excited to announce that I am doing a HUGE giveaway of my jewelry, along with the biggest coupon code I've ever offered of 50% off, valid only on Charm Topia's anniversary: June 27th 2012. This coupon code will be posted on June 26th, so keep an eye out for it! Anyone and everyone can use this upcoming code WITH FREE SHIPPING on any order placed.
I will be posting various giveaways over the next few days, so make sure to check back often. Good luck, and thank you all again!
Check out my newest treasury entitled Lavender Honey-- There are some lovely items in here you don't want to miss out on before it's too late for Mothers Day. Enjoy, and thanks to those in this treasury for providing a beautiful product!
These adorable miniature wish bone earrings are great luck to the one who wears them! They hang on silver plated earring hooks.
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
Leave a comment below this post for EACH completed task. Feb 23- March 14
MANDATORY ENTRIES 1. Follow my blog with your google account or email, and leave a comment with your username (or email): 1 entry
EXTRA ENTRIES 1. Blog about this giveaway, and leave a comment with your blog link: 3 entries! 2. Add my CharmTopia shop to your Etsy Circle: 1 entry 3. Heart my CharmTopia shop on Etsy: 1 entry 4. Favorite three of my Etsy items: 1 entry 4. Post a link of your favorite piece of jewelry from my Etsy shop: 1 entry 5. Like my Facebook page: 2 entries Be sure to leave a comment below for each entry. *No comment = no entry.
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