For the Love of a Typewriter


Once upon a time, back when I sported a blue polyester uniform and saddle shoes, I won a typing award.

Yes, I could type a whopping 45 wpm after a year of high school instruction.

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In college, my parents gave me the latest and greatest in technological advancements – an IBM Selectric.

Oh yeah, I was definitely all that and a bag of salt & vinegars when I would type a few words and they would scroll across a tiny computer screen.

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In my first job in corporate America, I had an ancient typewriter on my desk and there was one computer for the entire office to share!

Locked away in a glass enclosed room, it was like Fort Knox.

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Do you think 100 years from now, people will be on the hunt for old Mac Airs and Dells to display in their Jetson like homes?

For now, I’ll stick with the old stuff and even wear it on my wrist.

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How fabulous is this typewriter key bracelet.

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    1. everything is wonderful – I love the spiritual pieces and of course the typewriter bracelet…when you have so many beautiful pieces to choose from it’s difficult!

  1. Love, love, love the typewriter key bracelets! In fact, I’m ordering one for my daughter who is a writer. She’s going to love it. Thanks much for the introduction to JuNxtaposition and the chance to win.

  2. I just love the prints and the tags and the key bracelets!!!!! Sorry, picking only one was too hard. Thanks for letting us know about this wonderful little gem.

  3. I love the silverware handle pendants! Thank you for the opportunity to “meet” this sponsor and the chance to win something special.

  4. Wow I am torn either the sheet music bubbles or the spirtual tags, what’s a girl to do? Thank you for this great opportunity. Di@Cottage-wishes

  5. My favorites are the typewriter bracelets! I love old typewriters and have had one around since I was a kid… It no longer works (alas, the ribbon has faded away…) but it still looks pretty good sitting on my desk! 🙂

  6. The necklace with the ampersand, number 7, is my favorite. Love the white one. I am a collector of typewriters. I find them and then quite often give them away to my young writer friends. All the Chicago hipsters want manual vintage typewriters. Here is a cute one I found for my daughter. I keep the REALLY old ones for myself.

  7. I was the person in the glassed in room. My first job was working on computers at 16. Back in the day, they were HUGE and had to be climate-controlled.
    That bracelet is the bomb!!

  8. These are absolutely FANTASTIC! I would love, love to win an ‘M’ key necklace (‘M’ for Mollie and also for Mommy!) Even if I am not chosen, I think I’ll have to make one mine very very soon! : ) Thanks so much!

  9. I adore the wings and a prayer Christmas ornament, but the spiritual necklaces and bubble pendants are lovely too! Thanks for sharing her site.

  10. all it all but especially the Sheet Music Bubble Pendants and the Typewriter Bracelets..awesome! Thanks:)

  11. I love her typewriter bracelets so much that I ordered one myself!!! My mother had one of these old typewriters it brings back wonderful memories and the fun of trying to type fast on one of those beauties!
    thanks, Debbie

  12. I am a big fan of bracelets of any type, but the typewriter ones are adorable! I, too, learned to type on both a manual and IBM Selectric (loved the little type (font) balls)…….

  13. I loved the typewriter pendants … but then the sheet music bubbles caught my eye … before I clicked on the spoon bowls … and then caught sight of the handles. Sigh. I was a kid, flipping through the Christmas wish catalog! But my finger finally landed on the dictionary bubbles!

  14. I have one old typewriter Brawn picked out of the trash. Then when I liked it, he brought me two more which I promptly sold on Ebay to someone making jewelry. Why didn’t I keep them for myself?


  15. My must have is a typewriter pendant. I love the old keys and I love pendants! Thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway! Maybe someday you’ll offer up your 7-Up sign. ha ha!

  16. Love it! I love the typewriter jewelry. I would love a bracelet with at least a 3, J, P and Z…that covers all my kids and grandkids too. 🙂 Thanks and good luck everyone!

  17. I love that she will take any number that you choose and make it into a pendant. This would be great for someone who is celebrating a special milestonesuch as a Birthday or Anniversary. Very Cute! Love to have that typewriter key bracelet!

  18. you’re showing your age….lol…i too wore the polyester uniform and was a typing wiz at my high school! those of us who could type the fastest got to graduate to the brandy new age ‘electric’ typewriters !!! wow….who would have ever imagined what we have to work with today !!!
    thanks for the post. !!! “you rock me harder than a downtown band” ….

  19. The typewriter bracelets are so meaningful to me, who spent 33 years as a journalist – pounding the pavement for stories and pounding the keys to bring them to life! MUST have one of those bracelets!!!

  20. Oh my goodness! How do I choose ONE must have, there are several MUST HAVES for me!!! Skeleton key necklace, typewriter key bracelet and a typewriter key necklace (would add some charms to it, too!)!! Thanks for introducing me to juNxtaposition!!! 🙂

  21. Wow! It’s impossible to pick ONE favorite! I like everything! I do love the typewriter bracelets, however! Probably my next favorite would be the bubbles!

  22. I fell in love with the typewriter key bracelet years ago. Still didn’t buy one keep thinking I will get it for a gift sometime. Thanks for a chance to win!!

  23. I would love to win a typewriter bracelet. I absolutely adore old typewriters. They make me think of typing class. I actually had a teacher who would whack our fingers with a ruler if we looked down at the keys.
    This wasn’t even private school.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    I adore your blog——
    Sharon in NJ
    [email protected]

  24. I purchased one of Jeanne’s typewriter key bracelets a couple of years ago at the Country Living Fair – I love it! The spiritual necklaces are beautiful, any one of them would be a treat. Thank you for a chance at winning one of her lovely pieces!

  25. So much to love on her site! Eclectic, unique and one-of-a-kind, just my style! If I have to narrow it down to one I would go with Skeleton Key no.large 120.

    I recently found your website and signed up for your emails. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the fun inspirational ideas and information you are so kind to share. Your charming dialog is the icing on the cake. I truly look forward to your emails! Thank you and keep sharing!

  26. Lovely typewriter! I am actually searching for one in SC now!

    I love the typewriter pendants. So adorable. I would probably chose the letter “K” for Kelly.


  27. I really love the sheet music bubble necklaces. My daughter is in Varsity Choir and I think I will get her one of those. She will have to most unique piece in the entire choir. I also love the typewriter keys. Awesome!

  28. The prints she has in her shop are really neat. I would choose the typewriter bracelet though. Your story made me really think…I learned to type in high school on an IBM Selectric. I’m actually very glad to have learned that skill. Just imagine not knowing how to type!

  29. i too love the typewriter bracelets! we have my parents manual smith corona that was portable. it presently resides in our daughter’s room to add to her decor. all of jeanne’s jewelry is beautiful. going to check out her blog and follow on twitter.

  30. Kelly,
    I love, Love, LOVE your vintage Royal typewriter!!!
    I have a vintage Underwood typewriter in my Art Studio…Studio One!!!
    It is EXACTLY like the one I learn to type on in High School…YIKES!…know you can guess how OLD I really am!!! Ha!
    P.S. Visiting from Susan’s!!!

  31. I love all the jewelry, but I particularly like the spiritual necklaces (I think I saw a St. Christopher medal on one!). And the typewrite key bracelets are fantastic.

  32. I have an antique store in Savannah Tn. One day a week I dress in period dresses. The bracelet would be a perfect addition. Also good advertising for her website. Thanks, looking forward to hearing from you.

  33. I have the typewriter my mom learned on. It’s one of my simple treasures I just cherish! So I’d love one of the pendants. Love your blog Kelly! Always makes me smile!

  34. My absolute favorite is the “artist” handle pendant! She offers a lot of wonderful pieces making it hard to choose!

  35. I absolutely LOVE the typewriter bracelets!!!! I remember typing on a machine just like that when I was in business school, before they got the electric typewriters! I could never get up any speed on them, because I didn’t have enough strength to hit the keys so they would register!!!

  36. I just went over and I love the “L” charm 🙂 . I also toured your home, Your foyer is fantastic. Actually, I like all of your rooms. You have such great curb appeal. Where are you in NJ? You must tell me where you go hunting for your treasures.

  37. Wow who would of thought over 35 years ago that people would be making bracelets, pendants and much more out of typewriter keys. That is how I learned to type is on a manual typewriter, wow when we got an electric typewriter we thought that was the bomb……Now jus look at the changes in all these years..I would cherish a bracelet outta these keys!!!!!!!!! Enjoy

  38. Everything is so gorgeous! I want it all!! My favorites are the typewriter jewelry, yes, I took it in school too. My fastest was 60 words per minute. Nothing compared to the kids these days! I really love the silverware pendants too!

  39. I think that my must have item would be a bubble necklace with the sign language for I love you. My son is deaf and he started making me christmas ornaments with the sign for i love you when he was 3. They are my favorite things ever. 🙂

  40. How unique everything in the shop is. I really like the spoon pendants, but really am drawn to the typewrite key bracelet. I love wearing muliple bracelets and these are just so colorful.

  41. I think the typewriter bracelets are my favorites too, but I also love the silverware handles. Her tags are really cool too! Thanks for the chance to win one of her pieces!!

  42. Oh my goodness!! Awesome giveaway!! Love love love the bracelet, BUT the “blue eyed girl” charm has won my heart 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway and sharing juNxtaposition with us. Great creativity!!
    Make it a great day!

  43. I feel like my typewriter days crossed paths with yours! And I’m with you – I’ll take the old stuff including bracelets and keychains and things! They’re really great pieces… Hope life is treating you beyond well Kelly! 🙂

  44. I adore the typewriter key bracelets!
    The print ” for like ever” is a top pick for me, too.
    Very nice stuff. Unique and great prices, along with free shipping? Total find!

  45. I love the jewelry made out of typewriter keys particularly the bracelet that says “love you” Thank you for the introduction to yet another fabulous shop.

  46. I love the typewriter jewelry!! I bought several of her pieces already at the country living fair in Ohio!! I especially liked the bell necklace made from the end of a silver knife handle!! LOVE!!

  47. I love all of your and her creations! I also make things and stuff out of junk and bits and pieces. I am so inspired by the creativity. Keep up the lovely work girls!

  48. I have been wanting a typewriter key bracelet for so long – they are my favorite! My mom was a high school typing teacher! Fingers crossed on this one!

  49. Kelly, I love the bracelets and the pendant necklaces. These are so cute and I love your post. Brings back lots of fun memories, like teaching myself to type from a typing book I found in our house when I was growing up! Thanks for the contest!

  50. Thank you for offering this gift! Typing was my favorite subject in High School, so I took 4 years & learned on an antique manual one as pictured above. I would be thrilled to have a typewriter bracelet! They bring back fun memories!

  51. Oh my goodness, LOVE that typewriter key bracelet best of all!! And oddly enough, my post tomorrow is on the IBM Selectric font ball! 🙂 I think my Selectric was among the first, for there was no little screen on it. But boy, did I love that typewriter, especially after having learned to type on the old Royal manual!

    Enjoyed this post. So excited about the great giveaway! Please enter me. :-))

  52. I cant begin to tell you how much I want an old typewriter. Those bracelets are so pretty, love them. I also took a typing class, no awards for me, I was pitiful! LOL.

  53. Love the typewriter bracelet and the necklace. I was a former business teacher and first took typing on these old typewriters, love them!!! Too back the drawing is over, I would have love to win.

  54. In addition to her typewriter bracelets, I also love her necklaces made with skeleton and brass keys – actually, I love everything she makes!!

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