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Ready For Our Close Up…

Hello again poetry lovers! As many of you know, I am utterly obsessed with T. S. Eliot’s poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and so I was very excited when I heard that Cheekybats Productions was making a short, independent film based on the poem. From everything I’ve read and seen, (including this teaser for the film ), the production promises to be gorgeous and will feature original Prufrock – inspired music and artwork by a wide range of talented musicians and artists.

 

 

And if all this wasn’t exciting enough,  I am thrilled to announce that our Tea Lovers’ Charm Necklace will be featured in the film!!  (#ReadyForOurCloseUp #GonnaBeAStar #SoExcited)

If you would like to be a part of Prufrock: The Film. They are currently looking for extras and crew members and you can also help fund the film by supporting their Indiegogo campaign.

In addition to the satisfaction of helping Prufrock come to life, there are a wide range of incentives being offered for Prufrock supporters, including tickets to see the film, some of the artwork featured in the film, and Prufrock – inspired jewelry from C. S. Literary Jewelry, including this exclusive J. Alfred Prufrock Mermaid Brooch.
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Other incentives include a set of each of our J. Alfred Prufrock – Inspired Literary Note Cards:

 

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J. Alfred Prufrock Teacup Note Card – Among the Porcelain / Among some talk of you and me…

 

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J. Alfred Prufrock – Coffee Lover Note Card – I have measured out my life in coffee spoons…

 

And our new J. Alfred Prufrock Necklace and Ring, featuring literary quotes from the poem:

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J. Alfred Prufrock Adjustable Ring – Do I dare disturb the universe?

 

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J. Alfred Prufrock Literary Necklace – Let us go then, you and I

For more information, visit Prufrock: The Film on:
Facebook // Twitter // Indiegogo

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Feeling Poetic

It’s been a very exciting (and poetic) time here at C. S. Literary Jewelry so I thought it would be a good time to touch in and give you all the latest news.

Take Your Poet To Work Day

Last week, we celebrated Take Your Poet to Work day and by all accounts, everyone (and their poets) had a wonderful time. Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Rumi all got new threads for the occasion and, with the exception of Walt Whitman, (who was rather a bad influence), the poets were all extremely helpful. They did tech support, helped with the filing, brought peaches to snack on during the commute, and helped pick out some good books at the library.

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Thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to Kristina who won our Take Your Poet To Work Day Giveaway!

New Arrivals / Sale of the Week

This week, our obsession with poetry continues with a 20% discount on all our handmade literary jewelry inspired by poems and poetry and two new designs inspired by the famous poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot. As you may have heard, I am utterly obsessed with this poem and I am already planning on Pruf – rocking my new jewelry at the NYC Poetry Festival this weekend.

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(From Left to Right: J. Alfred Prufrock Literary Necklace and J. Alfred Prufrock Ring)

If you haven’t read the poem yet, I highly recommend it. (You can read it here). If you have read Prufrock and love it as much as I do, check out my collection of Prufrock – inspired jewelry and Prufrock Coffee Spoons and Teacup Note Cards.

New York Poetry Festival

Last but not least, we will be ending our very poetic week at the New York City Poetry Festival. The event promises to be an amazing two days of poetry reading, art installations, and really cool events for poetry lovers and I can’t wait to check it out! Hope to see you there!

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Visit the NYC Poetry Festival Website for more details

In other news…

Be sure to join us here tomorrow for the start of our book club discussion of The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

And please join me in wishing a happy birthday to Ernest Hemingway who was born on this day in 1899.

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Ernest Hemingway Note Cards

 

 

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Of Milestones and Mockingbirds….

The past few days have been pretty big for C. S. Literary Jewelry. This weekend,  I checked our Etsy shop and  saw that C. S. Literary Jewelry had made its 1,000th sale and we also reached 600+ followers on our Facebook page!  I can’t tell you how excited I am about this! Running a small business can be so frustrating at times as you try to build your brand and a following and it can feel like you are invisible and no one knows you are there most of the time. And then you reach a milestone like this and see how far you have come and it really is amazing!

Then this morning, I was thrilled to find out that my To Kill a Mockingbird Ring was included in the L.A. Times article, 46 Times To Kill A Mockingbird Echoed Through Pop Culture… well sort of. The article doesn’t mention my shop by name and for some reason the author thought my ring was a pair of cufflinks but still, when you are building a business like I am, this sort of thing is just so encouraging.

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There’s a lot of really cool stuff coming up that I can’t wait to tell you about, (including my Take Your Poet to Work Day Giveaway, which starts tomorrow!) but for now, from all of us here at C. S. Literary Jewelry, I just want to say thank you to all of you for supporting us and helping us grow! We couldn’t do it without you and we are so thrilled to have you with us on this wonderful journey!

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Take Your Poet To Work Giveaway!

Poets! Popsicle Sticks! Prizes!! T.S.-Eliot-Take-Your-Poet-To-Work

Wednesday, July 15th is Tweetspeak Poetry’s Take Your Poet To Work Day and I, for one, can’t wait! For those of you who are new, Take Your Poet To Work Day is an annual event where poetry lovers everywhere printout little paper puppets of their favorite poets and take them along to the office (among other places) and then share pictures and posts about their poets’ adventures on Twitter and other social media.

I always enjoy Take Your Poet To Work Day. Last year, T. S. Eliot (shown here with one of Old Possum’s practical cats) spent most of the day in the break room, measuring out his life in coffee spoons. The year before that, Emily Dickinson kept me company as I worked from home. This year, they have added even more poets, (including three of my favorites: William Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, and Walt Whitman) and I am very excited to see what kind of wacky adventures the poets have this time around.

In addition to taking a poet (or two, or three) to work with me, I am also celebrating Take Your Poet To Work Day with a giveaway! One lucky poetry lover will win a $25 gift certificate to my Etsy shop, C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop  just for taking their favorite poet(s) to work with them. Here’s how it will work:

Step 1: Get your Poet – Visit the Tweetspeak website and download one (or more) of their little puppet poets. Color / decorate your poet and then cut them out and attach them to Popsicle sticks.

Step 2: Take Your Poet To Work – On Wednesday, July 15th, take your poets along with you to the office (or wherever you spend your day) and document your poet’s adventures with photos and poets on the social media platform of your choice (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.), Don’t forget to use the hashtag #poettowork and be sure to check out some of the other #poettowork posts and tweets to see what the other poets are up to.

Step 3: Share the Fun – Then head over to this post on the CSLJ Blog to share your posts and pictures for a chance to win.

Want more chances to win prizes by hanging out with your favorite poet(s)? Tweetspeak Poetry is hosting this giveaway and you can win tickets to see an upcoming film based on T. E. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock here.

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What’s New At C. S. Literary Jewelry

The C. S. Literary Jewelry Newsletter is out.

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend and your week is going well so far. I just wanted to let you know that this week’s newsletter is out with all the latest news and announcements about:

  • Our upcoming book club discussion of Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
  • A new baseball charm necklace inspired by Shoeless Joe and Field of Dreams
  • Free U.S. Shipping on all orders placed in my Etsy shop from now until June 7th.
  • Book reviews, book lover gift guides and more.

Check it out here: http://eepurl.com/bo1jtr

Subscribe to my mailing list and get information about new literary jewelry designs, sales, discounts, giveaways, and more. As a special thank you, I give each new subscriber a coupon code for 10% off their next order of handmade jewelry from C. S. Literary Jewelry. Already subscribed? Refer a friend and receive a 15% discount on a future purchase. Subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/5nA8X

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Children’s Book Week at C.S. Literary Jewelry

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This week is Children’s Book Week, a yearly celebration “of books for young people and the joy of reading.” Many of the book lovers I know developed their love of reading when they were young and the books they read as kids have stayed with them throughout their lives. As you probably have noticed, I love re-reading my favorite childhood classics. I love talking about my favorite kid’s books with other book lovers and I love designing jewelry inspired by classic children’s literature  and fairytales (more on that in a moment), but most of all, I love introducing great books to a new generation of book lovers. I am the aunt in the family that is always scanning the nieces and nephews’ bookshelves to make sure an essential book isn’t missing and when a new baby is born in the family, I am usually the family member showing up at the hospital with a hand-knit baby blanket and a picture book (or two).

First Book LogoBut sadly, not every child has access to the books and literature that they need to develop a life-long love of reading And that is why, I will be celebrating Children’s Book Week by making a donation to First Book for every item from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop that I sell this week. First Book is an organization that gives books to children in need and have donated over 125 million books to schools and programs who serve low-income families across the U.S. and Canada. A donation of $10 buys four new books for kids in need and this week, that money will go even farther, thanks to the generosity of Mo, Cher, and Trixie Willems who will be matching donations – dollar for dollar – from now until May 10th.

To find out more about First Book, check out the video below or visit the First Book Website and Facebook page.

So this week, when you make a purchase from my Etsy shop, you are not only getting a great gift for a special book lover in your life or beautiful piece of handmade literary jewelry that celebrates your favorite books and poetry, but you are also putting books in the hands of a new generation of book lovers.

Click here to visit my Etsy shop, C. S. Literary Jewelry

New Arrival
In related news, I would like to introduce you to my new Peter Pan Bangle Bracelet! Inspired by the thimble and acorn button that Peter Pan and Wendy exchange as “kisses” in the classic children’s book by J.M. Barrie, this adjustable bangle bracelet is a fun and whimsical accessory for anyone who ever wished she could fly off to Neverland with Peter Pan! Find out more about my new Peter Pan Bangle Bracelet here.

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New Pricing For Fairytale Bracelets
I am also pleased to announce that my collection of Fairytale bangle bracelets are now available an enchanting new price! With each bracelet marked down by almost 30%, there has never been a better time to pick up a charming bracelet inspired by classic fairytale characters like: Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Evil Queen and more. See the full collection here.

 

Newsletter
All these great announcements (and more) were featured in the latest edition of the C. S. Literary Jewelry Newsletter. If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter yet, you can see this week’s newsletter here and subscribe here.

In addition to getting the latest information about new handmade jewelry inspired by your favorite books and poetry, sales, giveaways and more, I also give all new newsletter subscribers a coupon code for 10% off a future C. S. Literary Jewelry purchase. Already subscribed? Refer a friend who subscribes and get a 15% discount on your next purchase!

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