Our first ever Pinterest contest was a sparkling success, and we have you to thank for it! We hope everyone had fun pinning what makes them feel beautiful.
It is finally time to announce the TWO lucky winners of $100 Gift Cards for the 2013 Beautiful Day Pin-to-Win Contest! Our judges simply adored Jennifer Howard and Rita Daniel’s beautiful jewelry picks! Rita and Jennifer, if you could both send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Beautiful Day,” we will send you everything you need to know about claiming your prize!
Thanks again to all of the participants, we had a blast looking through all of your beautiful pins. Until next time!
Tell Us What Makes You Feel Beautiful!
In Celebration of Beautiful Day on November 20th, we are putting together our first-ever contest on Pinterest. Join in on the fun, and you will be entered to win one of two $100 gift certificates just for pinning jewelry that makes you look and feel beautiful from Heirloom Finds.
From 11/15 at 11 a.m. PT until 11/20 at 11:59 p.m. PT pin a piece, or two, or your favorite Heirloom Finds jewelry to any of your existing Pinterest Boards. Please include the hashtags #heirloomfindsjewelry and #beautiful in the caption of each pin, and your jewelry finds will be entered for a chance to win!
Please read over the rules below before you begin, we don’t want you to miss a step when searching for the perfect accessories to make you look and feel beautiful.
• You must follow HeirloomFinds on Pinterest to win.
• Contest runs from 11/15 at 10 a.m. PT until 11/20 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
• Make sure to include the hashtags #heirloomfindsjewelry and #beautiful on each pin.
• Pin as many things as you would like!
• Winners will be announced in a comment on the contest announcement pin, on the “It’s A Beautiful Day” Pinterest Board, as well as updated on this blog post on 11/22 at 11 a.m. PT.
• Need more info? Click here for Heirloom Finds Official Games, Promotions, and Contests Rules.
Bakelite Jewelry – those clunky, funky plastic baubles that always remind us of pinup girls and Rosie the Riveter. Introduced in the first decade of the 20th century in New York by chemist Leo Baekeland (who was actually trying to make a substitute for shellac), Bakelite was used for both industrial and decorative products, but reached its zenith with the fabulous fashion jewelry of the World War II era. With most metals in short supply due to the war cause, jewelry-making materials were limited and designers turned to this incredibly durable and bright plastic.
The heavy plastic lent itself to big, bold, modern designs that perfectly suited the “can-do” attitude of the legions of women working in factories and offices across the US. Companies such as Catalin and Prystal turned out loads of beads, bangles and baubles from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. And home hobbyists even learned to carve the plastic blocks into unique jewelry creations.
Wearing vintage Bakelite treasures today inspires the same “joie de vivre” we see in the pinup girls of yesteryear. It also demonstrates a bit of fashion bravado, as most Bakelite jewelry is anything but timid. The oversized, whimsical carved brooches, bangles and necklaces crafted of this quintessentially retro plastic will definitely get you noticed!
By Jeanne Peters
It’s Friday here at Heirloom Finds and we just cannot stop smiling about furry, fuzzy, cute faced animals! I mean, who can resist this face.
And we cannot stop looking for ways to support our community. Since nearly all of us at Heirloom Finds are devoted pet “parents”, we felt there was no better way to make a difference than supporting our local animal shelters, with the hope of making a positive impact in the lives of unwanted animals. So, we have partnered up with the Humane Society of Parkersburg, West Virginia as a proud corporate sponsor of their “Tail Waggin’ Tailgate”-their annual fundraiser.
Money from this fundraiser, as well as others that they have throughout the year, has helped the HSOP to open a new low cost spay and neuter clinic this fall. The clinic was funded completely by the local community, and we think that is a great testament to the support we have for our local nonprofits here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We truly could not be happier to have played a part in the clinic’s success. Remember – when looking for new friends, why not head down to your local shelter and adopt? And please, spay and neuter your pets!