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Chip Miller

“The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is pleased to have KIM’S GOLD DUST create something so beautiful and elegant for such a wonderful cause.  Each charm sold will help raise awareness for Amyloidosis and related diseases.  KIM’S GOLD DUST graciously will be providing the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation (chipmiller.org) all of the proceeds of each sale.  We appreciate their support and hope you will help us get the word out better too.”  Lance Miller

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation has been set up to assist in fund research and awareness of amyloidosis.  If we can make enough people aware of this disease, maybe we can start saving lives and make a difference.

Amyloidosis results when enough amyloid protein builds up in one or more organs to cause a malfunction.  Amyloid is an abnormal protein that originates in bone marrow.  The heart, kidneys, nervous system and gastrointestinal tract are most often affected by the disease.

Symptoms can include weakness, diarrhea, weight loss, severe fatigue, enlarged tongue, shortness of breath, swelling of ankles and legs and dizziness upon standing.  Other symptoms are numbness or tingling in the hands or feet or a feeling of fullness after eating smaller amounts of food than usual.

For more information on this disease, go to amyloidosis.org.

The first time I met Chip was in the early ‘80s at an antique car club Christmas banquet in Charleroi, PA where he was the guest speaker.  I remember him telling the story of how he and Bill Miller met.  Together, they started what is known as Carlisle Events.

In 1980, my mom and I started restoring my 1960 Corvette.  We made numerous trips to Spring and Fall Carlisle swap meets searching for original Corvette parts (namely a 4656 fuel pump and a hardtop wrench).  Chip made things a lot easier by starting the Corvettes at Carlisle event.

After completing my car in 1988 and showing it several years at Carlisle, it was an honor to be chosen as Best of Show in 1989 and as a “Chips Choice” car in 1999.  It represented the 1960 model at the Evolution Display in 2003 and the 1958-1960 NCRS Gallery in 2005.

In 2003 I became jobless.  Chip was instrumental in finding me an inside vendor space to get this jewelry business off the ground.  The company logo photo was taken in front of Chip and Judy’s home.  It is one of my favorite pictures of “Baby Jaws”.  I would very much like to help this worthwhile foundation.

In memory of Chip’s love for Corvettes and people, KIM’S GOLD DUST is proud to offer jewelry items to benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.

CARBEAD “Corvettes at Carlisle” logo barrel bead

CARBEAD “Corvettes at Carlisle” logo barrel bead
$60.00

$60.00Add to cart

CARBEAD “Corvettes at Carlisle” logo barrel bead

CARBEAD “Corvettes at Carlisle” logo barrel bead
$60.00

This “Corvettes at Carlisle” wrap-around logo bead is made of sterling silver and black enamel.   It is the perfect memorabilia for the largest Corvette event in the world that was co-founded by Chip Miller who passed away from amyloidosis.   When purchased, you receive one bead (photo shows two to show wrap-around effect only).   Proceeds from this sale go to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation for research and awareness of Amyloidosis.

The charm hole is large enough to go over the screw-type bracelets and fits Pandora, Chamilia, Biagi, Pugster, Troll and other bracelets.

We also offer a selection of sterling silver Swarovski crystal spacer beads that can closely match your car color or choose your favorite color to brighten your collection while protecting your charms.

 

CARSNAP Corvettes at Carlisle snap

CARSNAP Corvettes at Carlisle snap
$10.00

This “Corvettes at Carlisle” 20mm snap fits large Ginger Snaps™, Noosa snap and chunk snap jewelry.   Proceeds of this snap go back to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation for research and awareness of Amyloidosis.

ITCHIP1 Chip Miller official charitable foundation charm

ITCHIP1 Chip Miller official charitable foundation charm
$15.00 $8.00

$15.00 $8.00Add to cart

ITCHIP1 Chip Miller official charitable foundation charm

ITCHIP1 Chip Miller official charitable foundation charm
$15.00 $8.00

Official Chip Miller Charitable Foundation Italian charm, fits 9mm bracelets.   Remember, proceeds go back to the Foundation.

ITCHIP2 “Corvettes at Carlisle” Italian charm

ITCHIP2 “Corvettes at Carlisle” Italian charm
$15.00 $8.00

$15.00 $8.00Add to cart

ITCHIP2 “Corvettes at Carlisle” Italian charm

ITCHIP2 “Corvettes at Carlisle” Italian charm
$15.00 $8.00

“Corvettes at Carlisle” Italian charm, fits 9mm bracelets.  Remember, proceeds go back to the Foundation.

ITCHIP3 Chip Miller Race Car Italian charm

ITCHIP3 Chip Miller Race Car Italian charm
$15.00 $8.00

$15.00 $8.00Add to cart

ITCHIP3 Chip Miller Race Car Italian charm

ITCHIP3 Chip Miller Race Car Italian charm
$15.00 $8.00

Chip Miller’s yellow race car Italian charm, fits 9mm bracelets.  Remember, proceeds go back to the Foundation.

ITCHIP4 Chip Miller Italian charm set

ITCHIP4 Chip Miller Italian charm set
$60.00 $20.00

$60.00 $20.00Add to cart

ITCHIP4 Chip Miller Italian charm set

ITCHIP4 Chip Miller Italian charm set
$60.00 $20.00

Collect all four Chip Miller Charitable Foundation Italian charms and save.  Charms are also sold individually.  Remember, proceeds go back to the Foundation.

ITCHIP53 Chip Miller 1953 Corvette Italian charm

ITCHIP53 Chip Miller 1953 Corvette Italian charm
$15.00 $8.00

$15.00 $8.00Add to cart

ITCHIP53 Chip Miller 1953 Corvette Italian charm

ITCHIP53 Chip Miller 1953 Corvette Italian charm
$15.00 $8.00

Chip Miller sitting by his 1953 Corvette Italian charm, fits 9mm bracelets.  Remember, proceeds go back to the Foundation.

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