Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday Chart Story: Janet Wyper, Beauchamp Point, Rockport HarborME

Here's a great story from Midcoast Maine. Janet customized a Rockport Harbor keychain featuring Beauchamp Point for her husband. I'll let Janet tell it in her own words:

My husband and I eloped on Valentine’s Day 25 years ago. I grew up in the Camden Rockport area and was living in Camden. My fiance was a sculptor working on his MFA in New York City. We had planned for him to drive up the night before and in the morning, ski down Beauchamp Point along the harbor to get married out on on "the ledges." But it rained all night, and melted a lot of the snow. In the morning we put on our mud boots and sloshed our way down the road with my neighbors who were our witnesses and my sister who as a notary public could marry us . We climbed over what snow was left on the muddy path and out to the ledge that hangs over Rockport Harbor. It was grey and windy and the sea spray dashed over the rocks. And it was perfect just as it was.

Wear your world. Tell your story. What is yours?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CHART metalworks, Wear Your World: Marco Island, FL

Marco Island is the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. It has been described as Magical, Mystical and Alluring. The attraction is tropical sun-washed white beaches and a casual easy paced life style. Sunshine, frolicking dolphins, and all of the water and sun sports that go with the beaches are available for your pleasure.

If you ever get the opportunity to go to Marco Island, I suggest you find time to make the trip, go check out a collection of our Marco Island pieces at the Blue Mangrove Gallery. We're honored to be featured in the great gallery containing hand made pieces from over 150 artists! Check out the spread, www.bluemangrovegallery.com. The gallery is located at 1089 North Collier Blvd., just down the road from The Esplanade Marina in the Town Center Mall.

Stop by and check out our lovelies soon!

CHART metalworks. Wear you world, tell your story. What is yours?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Chart Story: Mac McKeever, Ferry Beach, ME

Here's real nice story from our friend at LL Bean, Mac Mckeever. Mac purchased a Ferry Beach Pendant for his wife to commemorate where he proposed. This is a bit romantic, fellas take notice, ladies enjoy.... I am going to leave this in Mac's words as I feel he tells the tale the best!

Wow...the piece is just gorgeous!

My wife and I have always been in love with the ocean (swimming, sailing, fly fishing, sunbathing, boating, etc.) and we love Ferry Beach...it's a beautiful location, relatively uncrowded (or it used to be) and the fishing is also very good. It kind of became one of our special places...swimming/bathing/fishing in the summer, x-country skiing in the winter, walks year-round, etc. Our dogs love it there too.

During the summer, they have these planes that drag banners advertising this and that flying up and down the beach from Saco to Scarborough. I arranged to have one of those planes drag a banner that proposed to my wife...it said "Jill will you marry me? I love you" and I brought the ring and some champagne to the beach. At the designated time, the plane flew by very close to us, I drew my wife's attention to it and she was blown away. I produced the ring (carefully, cleverly hidden in my fly box...a place I knew she'd never look) proposed and of course she said yes. The whole beach knew it was us and everyone clapped and cheered as I popped the champagne and poured...cool huh?

Thanks for everything...again, the Ferry Beach piece looks fantastic...she'll be thrilled...

We liked Mac's story so much, we made the photo of his piece the over of our new media kit, I hope you enjoyed it too.

Wear your world. Tell your story. What is yours?

Friday, June 4, 2010

CHART metalworks, Wear Your World: Cape May, NJ

Hi Everyone,

We're trying to get back to regular posts, we accumulated a lot to tell in the last few months, now the trick is to just find the time to tell it...

It all comes to scheduling... so I'm committing myself to three blogs a week, check in regularly and if you notice I'm slacking, give me a holler at the studio, 207 221 6807, and tell me what's what. Here's what we're thinking:

Monday Chart Stories: so many interesting stories behind the pieces our great customers choose, from points of proposals (ladies get your romantic fix here), fav fishing spots to where gramp built that camp, locations from South Africa to North Carolina to the West Coast and the old Eastern Bloc...

Wednesday Wear Your World: find out where to find us next, all the great new retail partners featuring our goodies from Cruz Bay, St. John to Boston, MA to Marblehead, OH...

Friday Fill Ins: all the rest thats left to say and I typically have a lot to say.

And yes, I am amazingly affectionate of alliteration...

Today though, I'm going to back up and make mention of a great new spot we're located at in Cape May, NJ. Let's Start with a bit of history and background on this great historic coastal community.

The same year that the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, 1620, a Dutch captain, Cornelius Jacobsen Mey, was exploring the Delaware River and upon discovering this most southern point of current day New Jersey, he decided to name the peninsula Cape Mey, after himself. The spelling was later changed to Cape May. More than a century later in 1761 Cape May became the first seashore resort in America.

During the Victorian Era, Cape May was considered on of the top ten vacation resorts in the United States. Because of this, Cape May has a large Victorian heritage, evident in several hundred beautifully manicured houses throughout the city.

As of recent, Cape May has enjoyed a major renaissance. Many Victorian structures have been restored. Today small gingerbread houses stand beside magnificent Victorian showplaces.

If you're ever in the Cape May, NJ area, stop by and check us out at Sea Star Boutique.

The Sea Star Boutique is part of a cooperative mall called The West End Garage. The mall offers a cornucopia of treasures - you'll find fine art, estate jewelry, antiques, vintage clothing, and a unique selection of handmade products created by local Cape May artists and artists and artisans from around the world.

Their product line is much like the “gingerbread” on the historic homes in Cape May - it's adornment for you and your home. Searching a wide range of mediums, the purveyors of Sea Star Boutique look for items that are unique to offer their customers. How fitting then that they invited us to be part of their product line!

Check them out online: www.seastarboutique.bigcartel.com, or at the West End Garage, 484 Perry St., Cape May, NJ

We're very pleased to be partnered with the Sea Star Boutique!

See you next week!

CHART metalworks. Wear you world, tell your story. What is yours?