I always talk about how I love creating customs for people . ...well this was a different take than my usual drinkware designing but I was up for the challenge - and i must say it looks pretty badass! Customer took ride out this past weekend and I got this picture
Project: design and painting of snorkel system plus add matching decal in black on waterproof speaker. The only actual decal is on the white speaker - snorkels are just painted and sealed
Half way through the week and today is bright and sunny....so of course I must share something bright to match. Finally posted this and the black version in the SHOP for print - oh yeah make sure you stop by. Sale ends Saturday. Have an idea of something you'd like but don't see it- no biggie email your questions or message me from the shop. No DMs please. Ty
Thanks again for the all support of my creative side. So blessed.
Have a fabulous day friends!!!
Happy Sunday ! Windy but beautiful here! Hope everyone is enjoying their last day of the weekend. Hopefully you are chilling out with loved ones.
No matter what you are doing today -just make sure it is a good day.
Oh & Don't forget the spring sale is going on
Happy Wednesday Friends!!! Today the weather is wet and gloomy. I wish it was the opposite. What's It like whereyou are?
I love designing customs for my clients. This customer's wife loves sunflowers & he wanted something personalized. I love the simplicity of the design he chose . Oh and lets talk about the color he decided to go with.... it makes the design pop out. It's so elegant. His wife is going to love it !!
FAVOURITE TO MAKE //
Cups, cups and more cups...you may refer to them as vessels, containers, beakers, tumblers, quaich, porringer and many other names but I do it for the love of cups.
HOW I STARTED // In hind sight I suppose it started in my mum’s business ‘Brooklands MG’, a world of classic car parts, restoration, auto testing and rallying. My brother and I grew up immersed in a life a making stuff work and while I didn’t realise it until later, metal fabrication runs in the blood. Pete, my brother now runs @Brookfab (that’s him with my mum in the Silverstone photo) his own fabrication & bespoke motorsport components company while I pursued smaller scale metalwork in Silver & Goldsmithing. So while I studied at a college and took an apprenticeship I like to believe it started before I ever knew what metal-smithing was.
WHERE // Having moved to Crossgar (Co. Down, Northern Ireland) a little while ago I was fortunate to be able to bring my workshop with me. While it is an ever evolving project of converting an extremely cold stable, I adore it and where I am based couldn’t be more idyllic. We rent a property on the stunning #RademonEstate Yes that is where they make @shortcrossgin – I know spoiled.
My work has travelled to places like the Arctic Circle, Japan and Denmark and sells both nationally and internationally from galleries, shows, & exhibitions.
HAPPY WEEKEND EVE!!! Well what I have here to show you I think is just Perfect for the home.... you cant have too many coasters! This leaf set is available along with others. ...PLUS I am making more but the process takes time and consists of multiple steps. Each set of 4 is and will be only $15.50 plus s/h within USA Only
In an uncharacteristic social media moment of madness I have decided to take part in the @joannahawker March Meet the Maker.
Photo of me in the Arctic Circle at Arctic Design week this time last year.
So Day One: Who!
I am a silver and goldsmith based in Crossgar, Northern Ireland-In a nutshell I play with hammers and blowtorches to make expensive things to drink from. Silver and gold allow me to indulge in an on-going fascination with cups, vessels and drinking rituals.
Generally I if am not in a very cold workshop I am out walking my two dogs, or curled up somewhere drinking tea with a good book.
Its so warm and beautiful here. Some are hating it already. Im over here like seriously ? Light breeze & temps like 75/60s ..ummm yes PLEASE!!!!
On another note I just love the ability to use mockups because you get to see what your photographs/designs would look like on a wall or if they'd match with a certain theme and/or decor.
Tell me - do you do this as well with your designs ? What do you like most about the ability of mockups? I'd love to know . ...or if you have any tips - go ahead and share em with all of us!
Broncos custom in the books! Hope everyone had a nice weekend and that you got to spend it with those you love and care about. I had a great outdoorsy weekend with my little family. Making memories is a must!!! Before you know it your kids will be adults and gone. Cherish the times you have!
Orabella here! Hello world. Well my mommy is working on some new ideas for her shop. Go check out her story to add your two cents to the poll
Happy Day yall! Be proud ! You've made it to the half mark of the week . Yayyyyy! So tell me did you get to witness the Blue Blood moon that happened this morning?? I hope everyone has a stellar -day
OH and don't forget .....the sale ends the 3rd
Small Shop Saturday!!!! Hey yall! There's a sale going on in the SHOP. Ends next Friday the 3rd
InstaWorld meet Orabella !!! My newest baby that was gifted to me by my longtime love. I just love her & him for getting her for me. I received her the week before thanksgiving.
Of course this is completely out of my feed zone but I just felt that i wanted to introduce her to you guys....so here she is!
Awww look at these cuties. Homemade gifts really are the best. Especially when they can be personal..... I cant wait to share with you what's inside these . ...butttt you have to wait until AFTER the holiday (cant ruin the surprise)
What kind of homemade gifts are you gifting your loved ones this year??
Here's a custom intergalactic space themed hand painted stainless tumbler I just finished for a returning customer. I love the personal ideas she brings to me to bring to life for her. I just love creating and just can't thank my clients enough for loving what I can do. I love to be creative and artsy but to be able to do all this for people to enjoy around the country is just the cherry on top of my creative sundae. Thank you very much!!! Wouldn't be possible without each and every one of my clients support over the past 1.5 years