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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Illinois Senate Seats For Sale!

Newsflash: More Illinois Senate seats are for sale!
Silver and 14k gold chairs are being sold by Peoria, Ill., jeweler Brad Pettet, owner of Pettet Jewelry Designs. Pettet crafted three-quarter-inch replicas to make light of an otherwise serious situation—Gov. Rod Blagojevich being accused of trying to sell the vacant Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama.

“The whole point of this is to have a little bit of fun,” Pettet said, referring to the governor’s scandal. “People say they are embarrassed to be from Illinois. I’m not embarrassed. It’s Chicago politics. You ought to be used to it by now.”

Pettet is selling the charms in three forms: sterling silver for $35 each, 14-karat gold for $175 and in platinum, which will go at market prices.
Brad Pettet displays a sterling silver charm shaped like a US Senate seat. Photo by Ron Johnson, Journal Star

Great job of drawing you in with a twist on a current event! LOL!

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Anonymous said...

Perfect example of tying your work into a current message/story! While I'm not sure it would be something I'd wear, think if you put it on a charm bracelet next to the Illinois state charm! And all things Illinois! Teri Twitter: Teri_B

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AFlyOnTheWall said...

I am with you there terib - not a really pretty charm - I really liked the idea of the tie-in with a current event.

Karunakar - I don't list other blogs right now - but I did follow your blogger blogs - if you want to follow mine feel free!

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