NEW! Breezy stretch bracelets from Arpaia Jewelry

posted by Robbin
October 11, 2019
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Blessings ~ Slip on & off stretch bracelets!

Silver Shell Beach” beachlove collection stretch bracelet with polished natural mother of pearl beads and handcrafted 999 fine silver decorative shell. Size: Medium-large 7.5″ $70 Click on image for details.

Stretch bracelets are one of my most popular items. Each piece is created by me and comes with “gentle wear and care” instructions (see below).

Gentle Wear & Care for Arpaia Stretch Bracelets

Over time, stretchable stringing materials loose elasticity or get over-stretched, and can tear, snap, or break.

Correct fit, gentle handling, proper care, and periodic restringing can help prevent accidental breakage.

Good fit. A stretch bracelet should fit the wrist well. The best fit is one that sustains no tension on the elastic core during normal wear but also fits the wrist comfortably without being too loose – the bracelet should not hang (gape) from your wrist.

Accidental breakage can occur more readily when a stretch bracelet is too tight (it should not feel snug on the wrist at all) or too loose and prone to catching and getting pulled during wear.

Roll on and off. The less stretch, the better. Roll the bracelet smoothly over the hand to put on and take off.

Gently clean stretch bracelets. Gently wipe the piece with a clean soft microfiber cloth after each wear.

Store stretch jewelry separately in a soft pouch away from other jewelry.

All jewelry should be stored away from sunlight and other heat sources.

Stretch bracelets require maintenance. If the cord appears slack or shows any other signs of wear, it should be restrung.

Stretch bracelets that are worn often should be restrung at least annually if not more frequently.

Genuine pearls and gemstones typically have very small drill holes, and therefore, only accommodate stringing with very thin fine elastic. As a result, pearl and gemstone stretch bracelets are more prone to wear and may require frequent restringing.

Also, elastic can dry out over time even when not worn, so all stretch bracelets should be restrung every few years.

Arpaia Jewelry provides professional jewelry cleaning and stringing services.

For more detailed care information, visit www.arpaiajewelry.com/pages/jewelry-care

Oktoberfest at East Rock Brewing – Sat. Oct. 12

posted by Robbin
October 9, 2019

Book Signing with Hoda Kotb, “I Really Needed This Today”

Join Us for a Book Signing with

Hoda Kotb, I Really Needed This Today

From New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes–drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her enormously popular Instagram account–that offer wisdom, courage, and hope.

Several years ago, Today show co-host Hoda Kotb began posting a variety of quotes on her Instagram page. Some were penned by a favorite writer; others offered a dose of love or laughter. She thought the quotes were meaningful only to her, but soon a funny thing started happening – reactions poured in from thousands of people who were just as moved. The quotes weren’t only providing inspiration to Hoda, they were comforting and connecting people. So many of their comments read, “I really needed this today,” a phrase that inspired the book’s title.

In I Really Needed This Today, Hoda not only shares 365 sayings and quotes, she writes about the people and experiences that have pushed her to challenge boundaries, embrace change, and explore relationships to their fullest. Written with her signature wit and warmth, this book is the ideal companion to tuck beside your bed or to bring with you on-the-go to keep you motivated, recharged, and inspired each day.

Hoda Kotb was named co-anchor of the fourth hour of Today in 2007 and co-anchor of the flagship hour in 2018. She has also been a Dateline NBC correspondent since 1998 and is a New York Times bestselling author for her books Hoda and Ten Years Later, as well as for her two children’s books, I’ve Loved You Since Forever and You Are My Happy. The four-time Emmy winner has also been honored multiple times with the Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie Award (most recently in 2019), as well as with the 2006 Peabody Award and the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award. She resides in New York City with her partner, Joel, and her daughters, Haley and Hope.

 

A TICKET IS $24.00+TAX AND INCLUDES ADMISSION TO THE SIGNING LINE FOR TWO ATTENDEES, AND ONE COPY OF I REALLY NEEDED THIS TODAY, WHICH HODA KOTB WILL SIGN.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND AND WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A SIGNED COPY, PLEASE CONTACT THE STORE ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 20TH TO INQUIRE ABOUT AVAILABILITY.

Event Date:
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 11:00am
Event address:
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison
$24.00
SKU: tKotb19