Friday, April 30, 2010

Fridays Featured Artists

It's Friday and today I would like to thank the ladies that help me run the Eart Team.
These ladies help me moderate the forum by chipping in wherever they can and I truly appreciate it. Please take a moment to visit these shops that I will present to you today! EdCCollective, BeautifulSchlopp and PnkGeeni. I am MichellesCharmWorld and so very excited to be the lead of an amazing team with such great teamwork!

EDCCollective began as a family of artisans/craft persons/collectors. My mom, our main collector passed away in Nov. of '09. So while the mix of items listed may change some, I will continue to offer quality hand crafted items as well as some vintage collectibles.
I am a glass artist. I work with glass in all methods from stained glass to fusing to borosilicate. Every piece is custom made by hand. No two piece are ever the same! I also take orders, so if there's something you want but don't see, please never hesitate to contact me!
I love handmade papers of all kinds. I have books of handmade papers just sitting around. I have been creating scrapbooks since 2007 and since then, have stuffed four 12x12 albums, and a few mini albums, this is how I began card making. We decided to emigrate from UK to NZ and all my scrapbook stuff was packed up. I keep a few pieces out to make cards and get my creative fix that way.

Hi there! My name is Michelle and I am a Stay at home mom to 3 awesome kids!I am also a wife to a great man! I love to make all kinds of stuff and love even more sharing it with the world! My stuff is not the 'norm' and I like it that way! This is the place for unique and wild creations!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NEW ITEMS LISTED IN SHOP! Hope You Like Them and Happy Spring! I'm in the mood for EYE POPPING COLOR lately! STOP IN TO MICHELLESCHARMWORLD and Shop!

Weekend Treasure Chest

This weekend took me to Geneva, IL where I found the BEST Antique Market. The prices and the selection can't be beat. I was looking for buttons for a custom order that someone had and I fell in love with a few other things as well! I bought the buckles because I love to make impromptu belts out of Mens Vintage Ties. I also found the CUTEST EVER gold tone nautical bangle. If you are ever in town be sure to stop here! Even my husband found a lot to look at! I will hopefully be back next week! Enjoy your visit and share your treasures!

There are a few other Antique places in town on State Street. The one in the little house a bit out of town is alright, but the one right in downtown near the Starbucks is incredibly over priced and not stocked very well. Definitely stick in the Berry House and you will not be disappointed! Be sure to schedule in a lunch while you are there over at the Egg Harbor Cafe, always divine and will also give you the energy to keep hunting for amazing finds!

Monday, April 26, 2010

1 Year to a Happy Healthy Me - Month 1

Hi all! I'm a bit late on this posting (Just 3 days) but It has been hectic! I have just completed my 1st month after my 30th birthday on the way to a happier, healthier me! first My Status Update:

Weight Lost: 5lbs

Nails: Not bitten in 4 weeks

Trying New Things: Registered for my first ever 5K in October

Healthier: I will give myself a 5/10 I am still not making smart decisions all the time, but I am making up for it by jogging and working out. I just want to make better decisions when eating.

All around, I am getting myself to where I would like to be in 11 months!

Have a great week everyone!!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fun With Fast Food....

I used to love toys in meals as a kid! Toys in cereal boxes? BONUS! All that 5 & Dime junk always seemed to be the best toys ever! I recently came across these old school Grimace whistles and had to take them apart to make them the FUNKIEST earrings EVER!!! Enjoy your Blast from the Past!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Garage Sales!

I love shopping Garage Sales, Estate Sales and Thrifting! I love unearthing treasures that have stories to tell. What's been your greatest find? Check out my Flickr Stream, where I got into these items in a bit more detail!

Featuring an Eart Artist

This Friday, I would like to take the time to Feature MaryTDesigns and her amazing beadwork! Please take a minute to step into this shop and see the passion that she has for what she does. Her work is so intricate, detailed and amazing!!

Here is some information in her own words:
I never considered that I would find my life's passion in beads, but I have. I love to work with beadweaving techniques the most, and I find myself lost in the design and execution of beadwoven pieces more often than not. I guess that this is consistent with other aspects of my life, since beadweaving requires patience and attention to detail - much like my "real" life.

In my "real" life, I am a wife, mother, and accountant (boring but organized). While I work a regular 40 hour week, I try to devote much of my off time designing and weaving. I can lose myself in beading for hours and sometimes find myself amazed at the time that has gone by! I am grateful that I have found this outlet that balances my life.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time To Win Summer!

It's time to win your very own touch of the most popular line this Season! It's the Citrus Lime Wedge Earrings! I will choose 1 winner 1 week from today! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog with your favorite item from my shop! Want another Entry? Become a fan of my Facebook page! For a 3rd and 4th entry, buy something from My Shop! When you leave a comment, please tell me all that you have done and I will put in your entries! Another Entry can be earned by Tweeting a Message about my giveaway on Twitter!
Let the winning begin!!!
ALL Entries must be on the Blog Only!
Leave a comment with Fave item from Shop!
Leave a comment with your Twitter Name, so I can see your tweet about the giveaway.
Leave Your Initials so I can see that you became a fan of my Facebook Page
Leave Your Etsy Name, or transaction ID# so I can see what you purchased.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Featured!! My Lemon Wedge Earrings have made another Treasury! I love the bold and bright colors present here! It's wonderful! A Great Big Thank You to VintageVinnys for featuring me in her wonderful Treasury! Please be sure to head on over and click on all the photos and leave a comment! Buy these earrings tonite only and get a free pair of yellow lego brick earrings in your order too! (Use code LegoFree).

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Today, my Lemon Wedge earrings have been featured in a beautiful Front-Page bound treasury! Pop on over if you get a chance please! Comment and Click away to your hearts content!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Going Nautical?

The Dress (Vintage on Etsy 16.95)
The Shoes (Vintage from Antique Mal 6.78)
The Bracelet (Thrifted and then altered into a long necklace, twisted bracelet 6.00)
The Bag ( Gift with purchase, I added an anchor charm zipper pull in gold and a little seahorse charm &
a nautical colored vintage scarf to the handle 1.00<---For the scarf/ bag was a freebie)

I am all about the color YELLOW this year! I am determined to make it the color of Summer! I have been buying pieces up and creating them here and there for awhile now. Along with that look, I have also fallen for the Vintage Sailor Girl look! I was on the hunt for the perfect dress for month and finally found one on Etsy! I keep myself on a strict budget for frivolous spending, and this seller was SOOO fabulous about holding this item for me. As long as I sell over 2 items every day, I should have bit of fun money left to spend in 3 days. (I toss all my profit after fees and bills and such into our travel account and out of that I only keep 20% of the pure profit for anything I would like to spend it on) I cannot wait to get it and have it hemmed up and then add my other pieces I have been collecting to it!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Featured on Friday!

What a wonderful and bright Treasury I am luck to be featured in this weekend! My Lime Wedge Earrings are the lucky ones this time around! Hurry up and get the limited seasonal pieces from my Citrus Line! A big thank you to mommyTo4 for featuring me! Please head on over to the treasury and click 12 times on any combination of photos and leave a comment please!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Taking Risks....

As you all know, I recently turned 30 last month, I have so many things that will make this year and decade different from the rest of my life. I have been a nail biter since we moved to a new house in 4th grade and have not been able to stop, no matter what. 4 weeks ago, I decided I was going to try and stop this habit and try with all my might. I have little nubs, but they are as weak as can be! haha! I have caught myself putting them in my mouth, but did realize that putting polish or a fake nail on every now and then has helped! So far so good.
I want to take it further, I want it to be memorable, huge, life-changing sort of risk. There are several things I have in mind, but I really need to flesh it all out. Have you taken a risk? Something drastic? Please share if you have!

Awesome TV Moment

Glee last night was AWESOME and a great opener for the Season, but Sue totally stole it away with her Madonna Cover! Can't wait for next weeks episode! Are you a Gleek???

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Look of Summer

My call for this Summer is for the color YELLOW, to be the color of the Season! I am also saying that Lemons will be HUGE! So why not start it out by wearing HUGE lemons before everyone else is! Stop by My Shop and check out all I have to offer!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Thrifting Treasures

Animal Belt
Originally uploaded by MichellesCharmWorld
My addiction to thrifting has this weekend paid off in a CRAZY amount of AMAZiNG treasures! I am 100% in LOOOVE with this zoo animal belt!

Cropped Teal jacket: Macys
Zoo Animal Belt: Thrifted
Black Sleveless Turtleneck: White House Black Market

Do you love to thrift? Share your amazing finds!

Other fabulous weekend finds include the Mecca of all finds, MINT condition HOt PINK Samsonite Saturn Hardcase Suitcase and a Fantastically AWESOME Disco Dress!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rainy Day Recycling Fun

Rainy Day Activity!
We love getting creative on rainy days and last week gave us a bunch! haha! Since I get so many boxes from supplies, we decided to put them to good use for the kids dress up/pretend box!
The kids love playing pretend and we decided being a mail man in the rain can be hard and we got to creating and playing!

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Challenge For Me!

As my grocery bills rise, I'm beginning to think that there has got to be a cheaper way! I'm going to test out the eating out theory against the staying in. I was a child of 2 working parents, so needless to say it was easy to eat out alot. There are ways to eat healthy even while eating out!

My challenge is to sit together with my husband and plan out our weekly menu, as I normally do alone. I will then shop for the groceries to make each meal every single day and keep the receipt from each meal. The following week, we will eat out the entire week for dinner and choose our restaurants based on what we eat at home the previous week. We will order similar meals and compare which was cheaper in the end. While it seems like a no brainer, I really have to think twice about it. I will keep you informed when we embark on this new challenge!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What I Want!

WOW!! A fellow team member posted the most AWESOME pendant today and I of course fell in love!!! Check out Beautiful Schlopp Glass and fall in love with something too!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Postcards in the Mail

Working on new postcards for the shop have me offering you FREE SHIPPING! Use code ShipBlog in the notes to seller for free shipping on your order BEFORE April 10th.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Favorite Thing RIGHT NOW

As I shared last week, it was my Birthday!! I got a wonderful new toy among other fabulosities , the NooK E-reader by B&N, is everything I hoped it would be! Fantastic and Sweet and soooo cool all wrapped up in the coolest book EVER! i have already downloaded and read loads of books, just since this weekend! I am still undecided about which cover I want, since there are sooo many to choose from!!!
The first toy I bought for my new gadget was the pink back for it! It totally brightens the piece up! It was a drab grey before and now it's beach ready! i love that on the B&N site I can keep a wishlist and people can either buy or send me a gift cards for anything on my list! I love that!!! It's a fantastic toy with soooo many possibilities! I even have a Newspaper Subscription on it!!!

(Some of My birthday loot from family members)
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