Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dark Star

Some dear friends of mine recently lost their beloved dog Dark Star.  She was a sweet loyal girl who lived a long happy doggie life. 

My friends asked me to make something to honor Dark Star and remind them of the joy she brought to their lives.  After a bit of collaboration we came up with something that would work for both of them.  I just hope that I was able to bring their vision to life and do their ideas justice.
Here's to Dark Star!  May her light shine in your hearts always.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

All Things Emmys - Part 3

Holy crap it's done!!  After approximately 230 working hours, I have finished all my pieces for the Emmy Awards and they are on their way to California!   

So, as of my last post the 100 horseshoes were all soldered.  I still had to sand, oxidize, buff, and attach the chains.  Then I put each one in little folded tissue paper boats along with a bio/product card and packaged them up in my custom made black velvet pouches.

I also made 10 extra horseshoes for the press bags, and one more horseshoe necklace, a pair of earrings, and a guitar pick skull necklace for the display.

The display pieces will be going in the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Gift Lounge hosted by GBK ProductionsThe Artisan Group will be representing my pieces along with a few other super talented artists in TAG.  This gift lounge gives members of the press and select celebrities the opportunity to check out the swag and hopefully take a few pics.  I could totally see Nina Dobrev in my horseshoe necklace or Ian Somerhalder rockin the skull (can you tell i like the vampire diaries?).

So yeah, I'm super excited to see where this will lead and so thankful to Valerie, Nikki and all the members of The Artisan Group for all their help and support. 

And now I'm leaving for a little Caribbean vacation!  I need a few horseshoeless days to recharge and let my hands heal.  Then I can start on all the custom pieces my amazing customers have been waiting for me to get around to.  Ariel, Adrienne, Tera, Brian, Heather, and Chris.  It baffles me that I actually have a waiting list! 
Love you guys!