Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Toggles and a Give Away

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Have you guys seen the Fall issue of Stringing Magazine? They have the 100+ must have jewelry-making accessories and tools in this issue.


It was my lucky lucky day that my handmade copper toggles were featured in the clasps section.
Do you remember these clasps? You can still find them on my Etsy store.


In the mean time, I finally got some of the copper clay toggles listed for sale on my Etsy store. I love these and the textures.


So in celebration, I want to do a give away for a set of two handmade copper clay toggles. Just leave a comment to be entered in the drawing on Saturday morning. I don't usually have a lot of comments left so you've got a great chance of winning!  Here is a pic of the toggles you can win.



So Caiden brought home school germs a few days ago and I have been knocked out for two days getting almost nothing done in the beading world. I hate being unproductive but in a way, it has been nice hanging out in bed all day chillaxin.

Speaking of chillaxin, I have a cool find for you. Have you ever heard of a Hydro Flask? My brother discovered these and had bought our Mother one as a gift. She liked it so much that I had to buy us a few.

It is basically a magical insulated water bottle. These are the best thing since sliced bread. They can keep ice and water cold for up to 24 hours. I can fill it up with water and ice at bed time and when I wake up in the morning, there is still ice in the cup!!! Nothing like waking up in the middle of the night or early morning to an ICE COLD drink. I take mine in the summer hot car and many hours later, I can get back in the car with over 100 degree temps and there is still ice inside.

I bought mine at Amazon. Just do a search for Hydro Flask. Oh, and I recommend the add on pop top lid for another $6. I don't like having to screw the lid off every time I want a drink. If you get this lid, make sure you order the "Standard mouth" size Hydro Flask. We have a few of the 21oz sizes. I also bought the smaller 12oz size for Caiden to take to school. His teacher lets them have a water bottle in class and now he has nice ice cold water all day long. He loves it and I feel like I'm being a good mother:-)


26 comments:

  1. Ahh the joys of the first days of school and sharing germs with your best friends.

    Congratulations on being featured in Stringing. Your clasps are lovely! I've been going through my issue time and time again because I always seem to find something I missed before.

    Thanks for sharing that Hydro Flask. My oldest daughter loves to hike, and my youngest daughter is a track and cross country runner. These would be perfect on hot sweaty days.

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  2. Love the toggles Cassie but I love everything you make, they do have really great designs on them too. Well I am in for a GIVEAWAY! I have a couple of bracelets that are in need of a great toggle :)

    Crossing my fingers,
    Theresa

    Thanks for the flask tip!

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  3. Congrats on Stringing! The Hedrick flasks sound cool. Thanks for entering me in your contest:-)

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  4. congrats on being featured in Stringing!! cant wait to get my copy!! it would be awesome to win one of your toggles!! and thanks for the flask tip....i am a bit obsessed with water bottles, and drag them everywhere!

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  5. Great Toggles!! I am sorry you have the ickys! Thanks for the tip on the flasks too, I already check and they will fit in my car! Thanks

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    1. Thanks for replying again Jean. Sorry I deleted your first one and you beat me to the punch about the bottles fitting in your car. I think I'm a tad obsessed about taking it everywhere and my family teases me except when they want a drink of my cold water and then they are all over it!

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  6. I love the toggles. Congratulations!
    Tina E

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  7. I have a bracelet just begging for a cool copper toggle! But I also wanted to ask if you have plans to make similar in silver pmc? Most of the things I made are silver... Thanks also for the water bottle tip (off to search now).

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    1. I hear ya Meredith, I prefer silver also. I thought about making silver toggles but just didn't know if people would pay a lot more with the crazy price of silver. Maybe I will make a few and try it out.

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  8. Love the idea of silver toggles but you make a very valid point regarding price. I wish it would get back in control so we can enjoy it again :)
    Of coarse love any give-a-way, thank you for the chance to win some of your wonderful pieces. So excited!!!

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  9. Congrats on appearing in yet another magazine!! The cooper toggles are just beautiful. I really love the textures.

    BTW, I just bought a Hydro Flask but mine is blue. Thanks for sharing this find.

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    1. Whoo hoo. We have a blue one also but I consider the green one "mine". The kids get to fight over the blue one. I was stupid and ordered Caiden a white one ( I wanted red but they sold out of it before I completed the purchase). Of course it shows dirt and that is the one he uses at school each day. I was smiling as I took it out of his back pack tonight around 6:00 and it still had ice inside it. Can't wait to hear what you think about it. I'm sure you will love it!!!!

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  10. Toggle love. Summer cold hate. Feel better.

    Ann H.

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    1. Thanks Ann. It's great to hear from you!!

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  11. I saw your clasps in Stringing - congrats! All your work is beautiful! Hope you are feeling better!

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  12. Beautiful toggles! Can't wait to buy the Hydro Flask.
    Becky F

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  13. Hi Cassie, Hope you are feeling better, love the clasps!!! Thanks for the water bottle tip, would love to have cold water at night!!!

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  14. The toggles are beautiful. I just got my first issue of Stringing, as I'm new to all this. So fun to look through and drool over :-)

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  15. Wow, those are lovely toggles. I would love to win them!

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  16. Would love anything from you! And I definitely need to check out that bottle.

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  17. Must check out that bottle - hate trying to drink boiling water in the car.
    Saw your pieces in Stringing. Would love the copper clays....

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  18. Hi Cassie! I would love to win your toggles; they are gorgeous as is everything you do. Thank you for this opportunity. Oh, btw, I just have to win; tomorrow is my birthday and I couldn't think of a nicer present!

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    1. Happy happy birthday Cheryl. Hope it's a great day for you. I'll be doing the drawing shortly. Thanks for playing.

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  19. Hey Cassie! I finally got my Bead Soup posted. My son will very ill so it was delayed. As usual I love yet another item you have created. I can't wait to see who wins! Check out my creation and tell me what you think, your opinion is as always greatly appreciated!

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