Friday, October 30, 2009

Emerald City Trunk Show

We're off to hang with the wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Portland next Friday, November 6 between 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the city's newest gift shop Emerald City on Congress Street. Just follow the yellow brick road, or in case the owners don't get a painting permit, you could just walk down Congress Street to #611 near Haymarket Square while singing "Follow the yellow brick road, tra la la! Oh, you're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz." So you might garner a few odd glances, with the economy turning around heading into a glorious holiday season what is there not to sing about!! We and Emerald City's owners Danny Hatt and Don Chouinard will be thrilled to see you. No costume necessary, though we are sure those ruby red slippers you pasted glitter onto will get some points.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Charting Your Course in History

Last night we watched a program on Alexander the Great. This ancient Macedonian king grew up in Greece and conquered the territories now known as Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, and Egypt. It gave us pause to consider what location would he have chosen for his CHART metalworks piece. What places were most memorable to some of the great explorers and conquerors of
history. Fascinating.

File:Macedonia greece overview.png

Map from Wikipedia.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Our bands are wide so if you visit a jewelry store to measure your finger, you should ask for thewide band ring sizer.

Another way to measure your proper ring size is to WRAP a piece of string around your finger. MARK the point on the string where it meets for form a complete circle. MEASURE the length in millimeters from the starting end of the string to your mark.

Now use the following chart to determine your size:
50mm size 4
53mm size 5
55mm size 6
57mm size 7
60mm size 8

Gift Beautifully

Send the most fashionable gift this holiday season for free!! Between November 1 - December 15, 2009 there is no extra charge for all online CHART metalworks purchases, phone orders and as requested custom orders placed at retail locations.

This personal gift is sure to make the recipient smile!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday's CHART Story

Today's CHART metalworks story is Justin, a young man on his way to China for a year purchased a small bronze pendant on leather of Portland, ME to remind him of his home. How cool he will be wearing something we made when walking the Great Wall of China!

Wear your world, tell your story, what's yours?


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seaside Chic with CHART metalworks

Our Florida trip was so productive we're only now getting to posting about some of the shops we'll be working with. Here is a shop we're ultra excited about in Venice, FL. Seaside Chic is a darling shop selling local artwork, hand made gifts, classic and fun brands such as Pine Cone Hill pajamas (love them - the colors, feel!!), and us! Basically objects that make you feel pretty (or handsome!) and happy.

I got an email the other day from a national magazine who is interested in running a possible story about us. My instructions were to take photos of the studio and the area surrounding it. Never needing an excuse to work the camera, I happily stepped outside to do my job.

It wasn't hard.

Everywhere I look I see beauty and inspiration down on the waterfront. As I strolled down to take this picture, there was an old man with his guitar singing some old Irish tunes basking in the sun tucked away behind the canisters. He spotted me and just kept singing. I stopped to enjoy the simplicity of it all...the music floating above the working lobsterman on their vessels down below, the sun putting warmth on our faces as the chill in the air reminds us that winter is nearing. When you live and work in a place like Portland, its hard to think it gets any better.

I sent my pics along to the magazine for their art meeting. I didn't comment about how they'll be fighting about which photographer gets to come to Maine and shoot these pics. I didn't have to. The pictures say it all.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday's CHART Story

We have so many fun stories related to sales of our jewelry we've decided to gift you with one each Monday.

Starting off with a favorite. Our first MONDAY CHART STORY.
These two life long best friends each bought Extra Small Silver Pendants of North Haven where their fathers grew up and they have returned to summer every summer since birth. When Mom got a peak at the girls new necklaces, she liked them so much that they returned and purchased a North Haven small pendant on sterling oval bracelet chain. This actually happens more than you'd think, with the design as much as the destination. A friend purchased one of our belt buckles, wore it and a week later (no kidding) we had four orders and just heard another friend is getting one for her boss. When word of mouth works like this what else do you really need in life? Okay, a lot but we're having a heck of a time just enjoying it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


We love getting out for breaks at coffee houses around the neighborhood. Arabica Coffee House and Coffee by Design are two of our favorites. One of the great benefits we've found to living in a less populated area is you get to know your neighbors. Thus our coffee breaks often end up in social visits. We don't mind at all!


Photo from The English Muse Blogspot

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Where are you going, where have you been?

Planes, trains, and automobiles. Walking, hiking, biking, swimming, maybe juggling? However you are getting to wherever you are going, the journey is at least half the fun. The part when you daydream about the destination.
We are given so many wonderful locales to work with, we sometimes wonder how people got to those destinations. Near or far, urban center or remote destination. We have fun imagining the trip!

RAF Vulcan XL-361



Top photo by Kurt Tong. Middle sketch by Jorge Colombo. Bottom photo by Juliane Eirich.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Maine Weddings

Thank you Audra (friend, photographer, blogger) for including CHART metalworks as a favorite vendor. Right back at you!
Check out the post Audra wrote about us recently on her lovely blog Maine Wedding Spot.

We Made the News!

Check us out on page 30 of the October, 2009 issue of Boston Magazine. On shelves now!
We were featured in the October 2009 issue of Boston Magazine!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Commemorating an Engagement

Chris & Liz, a young couple in South Portland, Maine recently purchased key rings of said locale to commemorate their first home.
Key Ring
Photograph by Jessica Johnson

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Few CHART metalworks Stories

Jasper, a Portland bartender and USM student, purchased a pendant on a leather cord of Higgins Beach where he walks his Egyptian Basenji dogs.
Medium Pendant on Leather Cord

Casey, an 11-year-old girl from Cocoa Beach, Florida picked out a silver charm bracelet of Owls Head, Maine where she visits her grandparents every year.

Adam, a young man, picked out a belt buckle of Louds Island, Maine where he used to play as a kid and now brings his kids to play
Belt Buckle

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Boston Magazine

Check out page 30 "The Consumer Index" of Boston Magazine's October issue featuring our pendant!! We are in the upper right-hand corner above actress Amy Adams.