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Oberon Design is a small, family run company passionate about customer service and the quality of leather and pewter products made in our studio shop in Santa Rosa, CA.

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To become a finalist for the AMERICAN MADE AWARDS, we asked you to share on social media, now we ask for your VOTE. As our fans know, we’re a small company and in these economic times, we need the valuable exposure that the prestigious American Made Award provides. You got us this far, and we are honored to have your support.  Now it’s time to cast your VOTE to help us become one of ten WINNERS.

First, Please read how it works:

1. You can vote up to 6 times a day THROUGH OCT 13TH, 2014. Of course we’d love all your votes but support others too if you wish! Click the link to our American Made page below and look for the blue VOTE button on the right. Click the Blue VOTE button 6 times!

VOTE HERE:

http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/91017/design/oberon-design

2. Your first visit requires that you register on the American Made site, however you have the option to easily opt out of special offers from Martha Stewart.

3. Once you’ve voted, you can CLICK HERE be entered in our own drawing for special Oberon Design gifts!  You only need enter your name once no matter how many times you vote. However the more you vote, the more it helps us to win this prestigious award.

4.VOTE EVERY DAY!  Be sure to vote 6 times a day. Martha Stewart will give out weekly prizes to the most active voters. The more you vote the more you help Oberon.

WHEW!!!  Thank you so much for your support.

VOTE AND WIN ONE OF OUR GRATITUDE PRIZES! WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED ONCE THE CONTEST IS OVER OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 
First prize: One of a Kind Vegetable Tanned all leather 13” Laptop Messenger Bag
Second Prize: Your choice of a Waxed canvas and leather Everyday tote or, rare, 17” Laptop Messenger Bag.
Third Prize: Hobo Handbag Ginkgo Leaf in Chocolate
Forth Prize:  $100 Oberon Gift Card
Fifth Prize: $75 Oberon Gift Card
Sixth Prize: $50 Oberon Gift Card

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iPhone 6 Leather Cases coming soon. Pre-Order Now!

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases are the same unique design and style as our iPhone 4 and 5 cases. We’ll have real iPhone 6 product photos soon. We’re waiting on our iPhone to arrive. Cases are available for pre-order now. We will ship iPhone 6 cases as soon as we can. Cases for the unreleased iPhone 6 Plus will begin shipping as soon as we get that phone in hand. 

http://oberondesign.com/e-reader-covers/smartphone-cases-covers/iphone-cases.html

New Olivia Handbags

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Dear Fans of Oberon,

WE NEED YOUR HELP EN MASSE! Please click the link below and vote for us by sharing the link found on this page :

http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/91017/design/oberon-design

Scroll down past the pictures of Oberon products to find the “Share This Maker With Your Friends” header and share buttons. YOU MUST SHARE FROM THE LINK ON THE MARTHA STEWART SITE, NOT FROM A FACEBOOK POST! Please tell your friends to share via the Martha Stewart link on the American Made site, not by sharing your own post.

Each year Martha Stewart Living honors a group of makers, craftspeople, small-business owners, and innovators from across the country. Since what we make isn’t really “Martha Stewart-ish”, we really need the support of our social media community to raise our profile. Martha Stewart Living judges choose 800 of the finalists. However 200 more finalists are chosen by the number of social media shares and likes on Facebook and Twitter. Your participation will raise our profile and give us the possibility of much needed prize money!


THANKS FOR SHOWING YOUR APPRECIATION!

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HEADS UP! MARCEL MONDAY is Here!
He’s a honey!
DATE: Monday, August 4th, 2014
TIME : 5:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time
( 6:30 PM Mountain, 7:30 PM Central,
8:30 PM Eastern ) See all of the rules here:
http://oberondesign.com/contact/contest-page.html
 

NEW HONEY BEE BRITANNIA METAL COLLECTION
Earring, Necklace, Bracelet, Ring & Hair Clip
Your purchase aids dwindling honey bees!
http://oberondesign.com/jewelry.html
 
*Please Note: Many of us at Oberon Design are gardeners. We’re very concerned about pollination & dwindling bee populations. Therefore, a hefty percentage of our new Honey Bee jewelry and hair clip collection will be donated to the UC Urban Bee Lab programs dealing with research and community outreach and to the upkeep of their beautiful bee research garden. Thanks for contributing to this effort with your purchase. Becca & Brendan

HOLY MOLY! TWO RARE, HOT SALES!

We’re offering two sale opportunities for Back to School!

ALL KINDLE COVERS ON SALE! 10% off thru JULY 31!

Also, a sale for all those fans of the discontinued felt patch-style Kindle, iPad & Nook covers. Buy one of these selected covers at a bargain 30% off.
http://www.oberondesign.info/Newsletter/newsletter-7-16-14.htm

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Today is MARCEL MONDAY! WIN A $50 Gift Certificate!
Marcel loves the warm summer. Here is the picture you have to find on the site.
DATE: Monday, July 7th
TIME : 5:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time
( 6:30 PM Mountain, 7:30 PM Central,
8:30 PM Eastern ) See all of the rules here:
http://oberondesign.com/contact/contest-page.html

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Books and Recommended Reading….

I am always excited when I hear that one of my favorite authors has a new book out. Francisco Goldman, is only “top ten” authors because of his books “The Divine Husband” ( my favorite! ), “The Ordinary Seaman” and “The Long Night of White Chickens”

I discovered him because one of my very favorite films, “Hombres Armados” directed by John Sayles, was very loosely based on “The Long Night of White Chickens”. Then I found “The Divine Husband” and I became excited to read everything he had written. He also has written a non-fiction tale called “The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?”, the story of the death of Bishop Juan Gerardi, Guatemala’s leading human rights activist. He also has a great but heartbreaking novel, “Say Her Name”, about the death of his wife in Mexico.

Now I have a new one to look forward to:

"The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle", Goldman’s exploration and celebration of present-day Mexico City.
 I hope that you find one of these suggestions interesting. I Just finished “Bel Canto” on my kindle. Any recommendations?

Archive special from Catalog #3: Rodeo Cowboy in Saddle & Old Boots in Teal. Available on Large Journal, Small Journal and Large Moleskine through July 7th. Avail. for custom combinations. Click here: http://oberondesign.com/journal-covers/archive-specials.html

 
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KEEPING A GARDEN JOURNAL

We can register, as our grandparents and great grandparents before us did, weather conditions, growth patterns, successful garden design, pest problems, bountiful crops of food and flowers and that once in a century hail storm in July. Recording our successes and failures in the garden brings consistency to our lives in a special way. It grounds our busy minds and ties us to the planet and its cycles of forgotten nature. Read More….http://oberondesign.com/garden/

 



Moleskine sells a gardening journal that fits right into our covers:
http://shop.moleskine.com/en-us/notebooks-journals/passion/passions-gardening-journal-6590

 



See all of the cover choices here: http://oberondesign.com/journal-covers/moleskine.html

 

CELEBRATING ASTRONOMY
Have you been taking time to observe the night sky this summer?
Read about French astronomer Camille Flammarion and his connection
to the Roof of Heaven image.

Camille Flammarion (26 February 1842 – 3 June 1925) was a French astronomer that maintained a private observatory and authored over fifty books. It is therefore appropriate that he was also the founder of Groupe Flammarion publishing house, publishing books on astronomy, spiritualism, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. He also wrote popular science fiction novels and published an astronomy magazine, L’Astronmie. It was in this magazine that, what has come to be known as, ‘The Flammarion Engraving’ first appeared. The engraving has never had an attribution to any artist. However, scholars speculate that, Flammarion, apprenticed to an engraver as a young boy of twelve, was probably the created the image himself, influenced by illustrations in Sebastian Munster’s 1544 book Cosmographia.


Flammarion was influenced by the great thinkers and social movements of his period, Darwin, Lamarck, spiritualism, and new thoughts on biology, anthropology and archeology. He has been defined as astronomer, mystic and storyteller who was fascinated with the possibility of life after death and the existence of other worlds.

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CELEBRATING ASTRONOMY
Archive Special: The Moon
First Introduced in Catalog 5
Single Panel image available through June 30th on:
Large Journals, Small Journals and Large Moleskines in Navy

http://oberondesign.com/journal-covers/archive-specials/leather-journal-archive-special-the-moon-70-91.html

New from Oberon Design!

Adjustable, hand cast women’s rings from Oberon Design

http://oberondesign.com/jewelry/rings.html

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