I have been wearing (and bragging about) my bracelets from The Crazy Lady at the Ex a lot lately. I bought my first bracelets of my collection 4 years ago and every year since, a few more have been added. Sometimes, I can't make it to The Ex but one friend or another has always made sure that the tradition of bracelet hoarding can continue. And I love that I've started this tradition because now quite a few of my friends have bracelets, and it feels like it's my awesome little secret that I don't mind sharing.
I've told the story of the bracelets before but I can repeat. The lady who sells the bracelets is a touch nutty but she is super passionate about her jewelry. Apparently she inherited a factory full of antique paste stones and findings (oh to frolic in this magical factory...) and makes the jewelry to sell at local fairs. I've asked for her email to get some more bracelets and I got a business card (with scissor marks, no less) with a phone number. Old school... I can respect that.
And now I want to share the love by giving away 2 original Crazy Lady bracelets that I picked up last week. I love the story behind these bracelets and I'm excited to share something so unique. BUT, before you can enter to win, please read my story... it's funny.
I know I call her the crazy lady and she is... but she is also quite sweet. A week ago I was at The Ex and as I walked up to her booth (actually, I ran... and pushed people out of my way), she pretty much grabbed me and told me she loved my outfit (this one). We chitchatted about how I love the bracelets she makes, how she makes jewelry not for the money but for the creativity and then I told her not to retire...please.
She complimented me and told me I looked like a movie star... I humbly murmured my thanks and my ego grew as I thought 'I've heard that before'. On the frequent, flattering movie star comparison scale, I often get compared to Katherine Heigl... but as frequently, I get the Courtney Love comparison. Oddly enough, it's usually guys who tell me that as a conversation opener... hmmm.
The lady grabbed her husband and they debated over who exactly I looked like. And the name that came out of this debate was...Jenna Jameson. And now, like Katherine Heigl, I will submit my name for an Emmy nomination because I kept my face perfectly in control when that elderly couple sweetly told me I looked like the world's most well known porn star. I think they meant someone else because I'm pretty sure the likeness I bear to Jenna Jameson stops at the bleach in my hair...
And that's my story... now you may enter the contest to win these two completely unique bracelets (you win both because they shouldn't be separated) made from antique findings. We can be bracelet twins (obviously fraternal not identical)!
1. Spin in a circle clockwise twice, touch your nose and chew gum while tweeting 'Who's your daddy?'.
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