Mercury Glass

Mercury glass, also known as silvered glass, contains neither mercury nor silver. It’s actually clear glass, mold-blown into double-walled shapes and coated on the inside with a silvering formula, which is inserted though a small hole that is then sealed with a plug. A few manufacturers did, for a time, try to line their glass with a mercury solution; this practice was discontinued due to expense and toxicity, but it helps explain the origin of the misnomer.

First discovered in early-19th-century Germany, mercury glasswas used as an inexpensive and tarnish-free substitute for silver in such objects as candlesticks and doorknobs. It then gained favor in France and England, where it was made into useful household wares like vases and goblets, and in America, where it was turned into glass vases, goblets, tankards, sugar basins, tumblers, and even spittoons. Some critics condemned it for “looking too much like mirror and too little like silver,” which is precisely what people liked about it. At worst, mirror attracts a few vain glances, while genuine silver attracts thieves. Appreciation for the inexpensive baubles rose, until the advent of the light bulb: in “modern” light, no burglar would mistake  glass for silver.

Black mercury glass

Black Mercury Glass

 

 

CandiwithMarie.com

 

Advertisements

Chloe and Isabel Earring Styles

 

 

 

Studs

STUD
simple post earring that lacks
suspended components

leaverback

LEVER BACK
earring with a hook that
meets with a hinged clasp

trapeze

 

TRAPEZE
earring that lightly swings on
a post or french wire backing

chandiler

CHANDELIER
dangle earring with tiers of
suspended components

drop

DROP
earring with one component on
an ear wire or post top

hoop

HOOP
open, circular earring that
loops around the ear lobe

linear

LINEAR
single­ row hanging earring
with linked components

duo

DUO
set of two earring pairs, often
including mis­matched studs

jacket

JACKET
stud earring with an attachable
lobe­hugging component

 

convertable

CONVERTIBLE

An earring that can be worn as a chandelier  or the chandelier can be removed and worn as studs

 

Chloe + Isabel Jewlery Styles- Bracelets

Wrap

Wrap- bracelet that wraps around
the wrist more than once.

cuff

Cuff- Hard open back Bracelet.

 

hinged

Hinge

bangle or cuff bracelets with
hinge mechanism to open + close

stretch

STRETCH
bracelet featuring elastic for an adjustable fit

flex

FLEX
bracelet that is fle xible around
the wrist + requires a closure

toggle

TOGGLE

A bracelet that has a bar into loop closure.

 

bangle

BANGLE
hard bracelet that slides over
the hand + has no opening

Chloe and Isabel What you should know.

Why Chloe and Isabel?

I had been seeing advertisements for Chloe and Isabel for over a year on FaceBook.  It seemed like a sign to me after a while.  I checked out their online stylings and I saw so many beautiful things I just had to do it.  So I interviewed and was hired and the rest is history!

 

Top 10 reasons to purchase Chloe and Isabel jewelry

  1. Fashion jewelry for both the trendy and the classic fashionistas. the jewelry we wear says something about us as a person, about who we are.  Jewelry can complement our outfit and make us feel feminine and lovely.
  2. Hypoallergenic, nickel free and lead safe.CI warrentee2
  3. Exclusively designed in a New York City Studio. Chantal Waterbury, CEO & Founder of Chloe + Isabel has been designing jewelry for over 15 years.  I treasure knowing my jewelry from Chloe + Isabel is unique.  Every time I wear a piece (& or pieces) I receive compliments and people ask me where I bought them.  The company stays ahead of the trends and releases new lines on a regular basis.
  4. Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. I don’t know of another company who offers this.  If at any time your Chloe + Isabel piece breaks for any reason, you can return it to them for a brand new piece (with your receipt.)  If the piece is no longer available, you will receive a credit or refund for the purchase amount.  You can bet your money Chloe + Isabel are creating QUALITY pieces because otherwise they will lose profit.
  5. 30 day money back guarantee. You can have peace of mind…if for any reason you do not like your Chloe + Isabel purchase, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund (with your receipt.)
  6. Pieces start at just $24! “By designing + sourcing directly from our NYC studio, + selling through our amazing community of Merchandisers, we remove multiple layers of retail markup. We’re thrilled to offer our customers exceptional, beautifully-crafted pieces at affordable prices.
  7. Host program offers opportunity for FREE jewelry. You can host an ONLINE Pop-Up Shop and receive credit for jewelry!  Those of you who live close to me, I am happy to help you host one in person wherever you choose.  Some Merchandisers have had hosts schedule Pop-Up Shops at a restaurant during lunch time or for mom’s night out.  Otherwise, Chloe + Isabel is online friendly.  I can help you put together an online Pop-Up Shop.  We set a date and time just like we would if we were doing it in person.  We direct everyone to the website to purchase during that time period and voila you earn some FREE Chloe + Isabel jewelry. Email me at mueller.c.i@gmail.com
  8. We also have perfume! Discover Jardins Du Midi, a fragrance inspired by a midday, sunlit walk through the lush orchards of the South of France. It has hints of Peach Nectar, Bergamot, Jasmine Sambac, White Violet, Vanilla Absolute.  It smells like fresh roses to me.  There is a  travel candle in this scent as well.
  9. Chloe and Isabel has been Featured in many magazines and online. Publications such as Lucky, Real Simple, Redbook and Oprah to name a few!  Our Monarch convertible drop earrings and our stackable pave birthstone rings are featured as some of Oprahs favorite things.
  10. Chloe and Isabel is not only a jewelry brand but also a life style brand!  We just launched a new line of Glass storage trays that will add beauty and style to your dresser top or table.  They really are quite pretty.

 

Chloe + Isabel for women by women.

who-are-chloe-and-isabel-familybringsjoy.com_

Chloe + Isabel was founded based on The Friendship Philosophy The concept of two best friends united by their passion for style and self-expression. While they may choose to express themselves in different ways, they have common threads  like their love of jewelry! Of these two friends, Chloe is always in search of the season’s hottest jewelry trends, and Isabel embodies the appreciation of timeless, beautifully- crafted pieces. Here at Chloe + Isabel, we never compromise on high- quality and innovative design in our fashion jewelry collections.

What is fashion jewelry? Fashion jewelry is a fun, affordable, and stylish way to make a statement without breaking the bank. Fashion jewelry pieces are not meant to last for generations, rather you should find yourself wanting to replace them as you would the clothes in your closet.

 

quality is a beautiful thing

Contact me today to inquire about pop ups.  marie.mueller.c.i@gmail.com

Stop by my boutique today candiwithmarie.com

Phone Phishing Scam

Something happened today that I think we all need to know about.  This is not a chain letter.  This is composed by my hand, today.

I received a text from my grandfather’s care taker today that stated that he received a phone call from the “IRS” stating that they were opening a lawsuit against him.  She gave me the number to check it out.  The call was from the number 317-560-2737 of Franklin, Indiana.

I called and the phone was answered “IRS, how can I help you?” Everyone knows the IRS does not answer the phone this way.  You always have to hear a recording and then have to wait forever to speak to a live person. This person had a Spanish accent (not that it matters, these are just the facts of the situation.)

I identified myself and asked about the situation at hand.  They told me that there were “many mistakes on many years tax returns” They asked me if I was calling from the number that they called I told them no, that I was calling form another number.  They asked for the number that was called.  I gave them my grandparent’s phone number.  They identified first my grandmother and then my grandfather by name.  When I pressed for more information I was hung up on.

I called again and asked why he hung up on me.  I asked to speak with his supervisor.  He said he was the supervisor,

I told him, “I don’t think so.” And he hung up on me.

I again called back and said immediately that I wanted to speak to his supervisor to which he replied “you don’t need to talk to him.”

I replied “yes, I do.”

He said “Hang on.” And the phone went dead.

Now livid, I called back again and immediately told him that I didn’t appreciate him hanging up on me multiple times and that I believe that this is a scam.  I told him I would be calling the IRS to find out more information regarding this alleged lawsuit.

I asked. “Why do you have to victimize the elderly?  I am going to report you and you will be in big trouble.”

He said “Fuck you.” And hung up the phone.

I googled the number 317-560-2737 and I learned not only that the call is a Verizon wireless number but others have received calls from this number as well.   This led me to the FTC website for complaints.  That web site is: www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov  I reported this phone number to them and let them know the situation in which this call was received.

This led me to do some more research for answers  From the IRS website:

 

IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling.

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

Or, victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information. 

If the phone isn’t answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request.

Note that the IRS will never: 1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill; 2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; 3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card; 4) ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or 5) threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

Info from https://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts

I spoke to my good friend who works within the IRS and she says that the IRS will never call first!  They have your address and will ALWAYS send multiple letters in an attempt to reach you prior to calling.   She also told me the IRS doesn’t call unless you call them first. Finally the IRS letters will have an 1-800 number on them to talk about the case.

This has all the signs of an IRS imposter scam. In fact, the IRS won’t call out of the blue to ask for payment, won’t demand a specific form of payment, and won’t leave a message threatening to sue you if you don’t pay right away.

Phishing Voicemail (video)

From: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/irs-calling

The moral of the story is don’t get taken for a ride by a scammer.  If you receive a call from this number 317-560-2737 or any other number that seems like a scam or if you receive a phishing email report it at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov  Help   Help yourself and help others avoid fraud.

Online jewlery Party

Host a pop up online!!   Looking for hostess. You can invite all your friends to shop your party!!! Contact me and I will book your online party!!  There are wonderful jewelry  incentives for the host.  EMAIL ME too book your party today!!!   marie.mueller.c.i@gmail.com

Posted by Baubles, Bangles and Beads. Chloe + Isabel by Marie on Thursday, October 8, 2015

CI warrentee2

The Atlas Collection is now LIVE!!!

Atlas collection collage

A captivating extension of our “A Nordic Tale”  collection, these pieces recall the natural phenomena + legendary folklore of the village Vik,off coastal Iceland. Mystic  semi-precious rock crystals call upon the region’s pristine glacial valleys, while bold jet black stones speak to the breathtaking volcanic sands. Set in faceted geometric shapes + angles inspired by sleek Scandinavian design, add a touch of instant cool to your look with these modern, on-trend treasures!
Iceland

The Diva Cup -first time use.

Last time I had my cycle I ordered the Diva cup. I wanted to get off the buying feminine product treadmill once and for all.  

Today is the first day of my current cycle. Fairly heavy so I located my Diva cup in its cute little draw string bag  

 
I decided to try my insert in the shower figuring water may ease insertion. The instructions state that you should fold into itself to make a smaller area to insert. I did that. It went in okay but the stem could still be felt outside so I pushed attempted to push it in further. It felt very weird and I could feel it like using too big a tampax for the amount of flow.  It was so obvious it was there sill. Because it is designed to sit lower in the vaginal canal,  I wondered if it was supposed to be felt. (Tampons if inserted correctly should not be felt and they generally sit higher in the canal closer to the cervix.)

Thankfully, after about 10 minutes I could no longer feel it.  So Yay.  I threw on a back up panty liner and loaded my purse with an appropriate sized tampon just in case. 

The Days Result:

I wore it about 10 hours (you can wear it up to 12 hours).  At first it was difficult to get out but then I remember reading about how you should bear down to make removal easier and it really did make it much easier. 

I emptied it into the toilet and then washed it with Diva Wash which is an all natural cleanser. (I ordered it with my Diva Cup. )  I then put it back in for the night.

No leaks!!! Remarkable. I am very happy with this.