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Thunder Thursday – Giveaway!

Thunder Cuff - Harley and Maudes

Ok, I’m admitting something…here it is: 

I’ve become a Thunder fan fanatic more for all of the fabulous fashions than the amazingly talented team that we have playing hard for our state. I know, it’s terrible, but, true. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE watching the games, our team rocks, and I want them to go ALL THE WAY! But, I’ve fallen in love with all the ‘fan fashions’. And, I want to share some of that with you! 

Today, being game day, I’m giving away a fun and fabulous ‘Thunder Cuff’ from Harley and Maudes. Here is what you have to do – just comment on this blog post and tell me something about you and the Thunder – watching the games, favorite play, favorite fashions, etc. I will draw a name this evening and post the winner! 

Good luck – and Thunder Up! 

What is Harley and Maudes?

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A friend of mine asked me “What is Harley and Maudes?” She had never heard of it until I sent her an invite to the party a few weeks ago. (If you missed it – you missed out! It was a blast! Will keep you posted on future events!) 

Back to my friend…Clearly, she spends ALL of her time at work or under a rock (HA! She really does spend a lot of time at work), otherwise she would have FOR SURE been able to answer her own question. 

Harley and Maudes is EXACTLY what you see in the picture (look to your left)! It’s ‘Junk Jewelry” at it’s best! Trinkets everywhere! A fun and unique way to create your own jewelry. Perfect for yourself and to use as gifts for family and friends!

It is a jewelry party where YOU pick your own “junk”. Tables filled with glass charms scattered about in all shapes and sizes, tubs of smaller charms, buckets of initials, and muffin tins of beads in every color you can imagine. And, YOU, only you, get to decide what the combination will be to put on the chain.  Get this…you even get to pick out your own chain too!
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Oodles and oodles of charms!

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My custom pieces!

It can be very overwhelming! Not going to lie, my first party, I was a “deer in the headlights”. Didn’t know where to start and what to do. But, there is a way to do it without getting overwhelmed…you can take the easy way out and buy the pre-made necklaces (which is what I did at the first party). Or, you can come up with a strategy – pick a theme and/or a color combination ahead of time. Maybe, you see a charm with your favorite saying and it goes from there.

It can be very hard to pick just one. And, don’t worry, they have all kinds of helpers there to guide you through the process and put the necklace together for you when you have picked out your charms.

Just take your time and in the end, you will have a FABULOUS piece (or pieces) of custom jewelry! LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE! 

Harley and Maudes isn’t a store though, it’s an event that takes place in different locations. Subscribe to this blog and my Stylish Stepmom facebook page so you can know when the next event is going to be.

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Junk Jewelry…FAR from being junk..It’s a TREASURE!



Have you heard of “junk jewelry”? Have you heard of Harley and Maudes? If you haven’t, you need to read this, look at pics, and then book a party ASAP!

Their jewelry is beautiful! And, what makes it so beautiful is that it’s FUN, eclectic and personal. They can make a necklace for you or you can make your own! The charms come in such a wide variety…you are bound to find what you are looking for…as well as more!

I contacted Harley and Maudes when I was looking for a gift for the 2011 Mrs. Oklahoma contestants. I wanted to find something that was unique, personable, and fun that the contestants could always have as a momento from that experience. Harley and Maudes did all of that with their necklaces. We made a necklace wtih my OWN signature on the back of it (very personal) and a heart on the front – I’m a big believer in “Love your Heart”….so, it was perfect! I was able to sign that on the back of a variety of heart charms. I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the quality of the necklaces, the personal customer service, and how excited I was to give them as gifts.

What do they say, again? Other people’s junk is another person’s treasure? Harley and Maudes is far from “junk”, but, truly is a treasure!!

Check them out! Book a party with them – what a fun way to have some girl time and create unique, personal jewelry!!/pages/Harley-and-Maudes/125895660237


All 2011 contestants holding up their Harley and Maude necklaces!

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