Thursday, June 28, 2012
We recently made a very special piece for a customer who shared the story behind the piece:
'On May 6, 2008, a very beautiful free spirit tragically passed away. Her name was Paige. She was a local Captain here in Mystic and was the glue for her friends, family and this community. Anyone who had the opportunity to meet her, was a better person for it. Paige would have turned 30 this year and every birthday since she has passed, a small group of us take the boat out to where her ashes are scattered; we toast, and tell stores, laugh, cry, drop flowers and remember. The small group of passengers consist of her mother, her two brothers, her ex boyfriend and a couple of her close friends. While we were adrift, I gave her mother the necklace that I ordered. The image was of North and South Dumplings, the place where her ashes are scattered and on the back was engraved "Paige Rules", anyone who knew her, knows exactly what that means.'
This weekend, CHART metalworks will be at the Mystic Wooden Boat Show that starts Friday, June 29th through Sunday, July 1st from 9-5pm. We are in Tent A Booth 48A--stop by for a visit!
And then we'll be visiting John's Mystic River Tavern to have a Guiness. We'll be sure not to curse or we'll have to donate $1 to the Jimmy Fund, a tradition that Paige started.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Come visit the Chart Metalworks booth at the Maine Boatbuilders Show this weekend!
The annual Maine Boat Builders Show will take place Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Portland Yacht Services, 58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm Friday/Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, the show features over 200 marine product exhibitors and boatbuilders from throughout New England. Each day is filled with lectures and seminars from prominent boat builders and speakers representing the vast spectrum of the marine community. Don't forget to visit the Maritime Auction with all proceeds supporting Maine Maritime Academy programs! Admission is $15.00 per day at the door. Children under 12 accompanied by adults will be admitted for free.
We will be in Booth 22T77 (on the 2nd floor) showcasing our entire line of nautical chart jewelry and men's accessories, including our new best-selling designs. We will also be offering some great discounts on a variety of pieces representing Maine and beyond. Hope to see you there!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFTS?... We've got you covered!
CUSTOM ORDERS: We can no longer guarantee holiday receipt for CUSTOM pieces.....
BUT WE STILL HAVE SOME GREAT GIFT IDEAS....
ONLINE www.chartmetalworks.com: Place a custom order online by THURSDAY DEC., 22nd and receive a printable version of your location artwork to gift to recipient by SATURDAY DEC., 24th. Your piece will arrive soon after the holidays. Trust us, they'll love the sentiment and thought of the imagery you design during the holidays and then you'll get even more praise when the actual piece arrives soon there after to be fully appreciated as it deserves without all the competition from all those other gifts!
PETITE NECKLACES: Our Petites have become a huge hit! The PERFECT gift, each piece comes with a corresponding display card featuring a sentimental message from the Artist! Available for shipment next business day, order online www.chartmetalworks.com w/ REGULAR SHIPPING throughTUESDAY, December 20th & EXPRESS SHIPPING through THURSDAY, December 22nd!
IN STUDIO 1 Pleasant St., Portland: Designing custom pieces before your very eyes through Saturday, December 17th guaranteed for pickup in time for the holidays with our RUSH service. Shop our Petites, our EXTENSIVE PORTLAND, ME & CASCO BAY inspired line, DISCOUNTED DISPLAY AND SAMPLE PIECES from all over, or design and gift a printable version of our location artwork with piece to follow soon after all the way through SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24th! Open M-F 10AM-6PM & SAT 11AM-3PM!
Happy Holidays from the team and we hope to see you soon!
Monday, May 9, 2011
We make a lot of jewelry here at Chart that honors Mother's and their relationships to their families and special places, but we wanted to share this story because it really touched our hearts.
" Pulpit Harbor is one of many beautiful places that my family has visited on our sailboat- Seaglass. As young kids, my parents showed us what true family vacations were, on our then, small sailboat going from island to island on the coast of Maine. As an adult, my ideal summer vacation is still traveling back to Maine to sail with my parents out of Rockland Harbor. Even though I love my landlocked home of Colorado, Maine is my dream place; the place I escape to in real life and in my mind.
The Captain of Seaglass, my dad, called me often from the helm of his boat. I'd request water splashing over the phone line and he always obliged though jokingly protesting that he'd fall in. I loved being his first mate on their boat.
My dad died from a brain tumor in August of 09' at the young and otherwise healthy age of 67. We've since sold the boat and my mother, an east coaster through and through, has decided to move to Colorado to be close to us. Since we have wonderful memories of sailing to Pulpit Harbor and we scattered my dad's ashes there, I felt that my mom needed a little piece of Pulpit Harbor to wear once she becomes a western girl. I know she will love it. Thank you so much for this one of a kind piece"
Monday, April 25, 2011
Precious memories of Winter Harbor, Maine...
"I spent the first three years of my life as a resident of Winter Harbor, my grandparents lived right across the road. After moving away and as soon as school was out, I would spend the entire summer in Winter Harbor with them, until I graduated from high school. For as far back as I can remember, my grandfather was a lobster fisherman in Winter Harbor and we often hauled traps in his boat; traps we had made together in the barn.
My family, all 40 of us, have been back to Winter Harbor for a family reunion the last 58 years. I haven't missed one year!
This key chain reminds me to be thankful for my heritage and for the precious memories of Winter Harbor, Maine."
Thanks Joyce for sharing your special story!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Remembering special places is a wonderful way to celebrate a wedding anniversary:
I ordered cuff links for my husband. I wanted to capture two special places. The first area is Sprite Island in Norwalk Harbor. This is where my husband proposed to me on November 17th, 1995. The second area is Harbour Court in Newport RI. It is located in Breton Cove in Newport Harbor. This is where we had our wedding reception. We chose Newport because this is where we first met and fell in love. I thought these would be the perfect anniversary present.
Thanks for sharing your story with us, Audrey.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Honoring a father's special memories:
My dad owns what is called "The Red Camp" in Aroostook County, with several other men. They go twice a year, spring fishing and fall hunting. I have never been since no girls are allowed. I am sure they have a wonderful time but I don't have any memories to share. Yet , it remains a special place for my father. I look forward to giving it to my dad for Father's Day.
Thanks for sharing your story Patricia! We hope your dad loved his belt buckle!