Monday, September 19, 2016

Telling your story through jewelry...plus a special giveaway

Introduction by Melissa Amster

Today's guest and I go way back. We grew up on the same block and would play at each other's houses all the time. Then she moved to a different part of the neighborhood, and we ended up going to different schools for a while. However, we were reunited in high school, when we ended up in the same theater class. Then we met up again in college, when we were in a psychology class together. A few years later, we ran into each other at a nearby restaurant, as we ended up working in the same town. And finally, we reconnected on Facebook, where I found out that she likes to read too!

I'd like to introduce you to Jessica Dauphinais, who is an independent jewelry designer with KEEP Collective. She helps people tell their own stories through personalized jewelry design. Going along with our theme, there's a Family collection from which to choose charms! Join Jessica's Facebook group to learn more about the latest updates and specials. To learn more about KEEP Collective, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

More about Jessica:
She holds two Bachelor's degrees: one in Psychology and one in Elementary Education, as well as a Master's in Reading Education. For several years, she was an elementary educator in Chicago and currently teaches reading courses at The College of DuPage. Jessica resides in Naperville, Illinois, with her husband and children.

I love reading and always have. And I love the way every good book takes you on an adventure or opens you to someone else's world; their inner self. To me reading is all about connecting with characters in a story. Unique and interesting characters make good stories great. These are a few of my favorite Chick Lit books.

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
3. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
4. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
5. Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

I love these books because the characters are so different. Some are strong, some interesting, some flawed, or with some I can simply relate or connect with them in some way. But each of them have one thing in common. Each of them have unique and colorful stories.

I love reading stories, but I also love sharing stories. That is one of the reasons I fell in love with KEEP Collective. KEEP is a jewelry line that is all about creating and sharing YOUR one-of-a-kind story. Just like the characters in the books I love, I love learning other people’s stories.

This month, I will be giving away one reversible black and brown snakeskin leather keeper to a lucky Chick Lit reader!! This keeper is the base for you to tell YOUR STORY. Add to it with your favorite keys (charms) or engravables to tell your one-of-a-kind story!! Check out my website to find out more about creating your own one-of-a-kind designs.

Below are some of my favorite KEEP designs. So tell me, what is your story? What would your KEEP design say?


How to win: Use Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. If you have trouble using Rafflecopter on our blog, enter the giveaway here

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Giveaway ends September 25th at midnight EST.

14 comments:

Amber K. said...

I think a cute book charm would adorable! My Keep story would definitely bookish. ;)

Janine said...

My story would say that I love Hawaii (it would be beach theme) and I would have to add a cat in there too for my love of cats.

Anonymous said...

Hi Amber! I wish we had a book charm too!! We do have lots of great ways to show your love of reading though. Our new engraveables are a great way to show off a favorite quote or book. And be sure to join my Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1536348466662323/ where I will be posting some great ways to share your story today! You can always message me through my website,https://www.keepcollective.com/with/jessicadauphinais and I would be happy to help you with any designs you have in mind:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Janine! I love Hawaii too!!! I have tons of ideas for you as well! We have a gorgeous flower key that reminds me of Hawaiii and we have a cat key too!! Join my Facebook group or message me on Facebook or through my website and I can put together some great designs for you!

Suburban prep said...

I would probably be hope and family and tree.

Rita said...

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I'm happy when reading books and drinking wine!

Book Mama said...

I've never seen these before. I love jewelry that you can personalize and change.

Nova said...

My bracelet would tell the story of being a mom of 4 with strength & love.

Mary Preston said...

Peace!! Inner peace and world peace.

wall-to-wall books said...

If I win I would give it to my daughter. She has a tattoo that says "Speak Life" it is from a Tobymac song. It means instead of cutting a person down, yelling, being rude etc. Speak love, speak nice - speak life!
So I would have it say "Speak Life!"

Bube said...

I'm not anti-social.
I'm anti-bullshit :D
or Everything is hard before is easy :)

susieqlaw said...

Love

bn100 said...

fun