Whew! It's been a busy 2015...seems like its gone really fast, but at the same time: seems like the 1st of the year was forever ago... We made the decision at the first of the year to focus almost exclusively on trophies, & the orders have not slowed down : ) It hasn't left a lot of time for blogging & updates, but I'm determined to get back into it: overhaul the entire website & blog fora more streamlined look as well as my own online store. In the meantime, I thought I would share a few project photos & updates.
Just finished up today; a commissioned custom business card holder--made from steel with polished aluminum that has a candy-apple red paint. The client requested it for a good friend who just got his dream job as a football coach; the design is the school logo : ) Love the way it came out ; )
Another project in the works; we are making trophies for a race series; we shipped out the first set a week ago, including the Duracell award above.
This is another in the set... In total, we will ship out 11 more sets of 3 awards, plus and extra for the Duracell office (by special request ;)
And; one of our biggest & best to date: the cup created for the UK Hacker Olympics. We shipped it out last week for the big event---love the way it turned out!! 30" tall, welded steel body with accents of polished aluminum & mirrored acrylic. I also wired it with LED lights to give it a blue glow...check it out:
Josh designed this one completely; I just put it together. It's awesome to be able to collaborate: he comes up with things I would never think of & the designs are getting better & better because of it : )
On the farm front; we found a pair of Royal Palm turkeys about a month ago & brought them home for a breeding pair. And last week, we gathered up 13 turkey eggs for incubating (or neighbor has a big incubator). Of course this week, the female turkey decided to lay at least 5 more eggs & is now setting on them; so we are going to have more turkeys than we know what to do with!
We lost a female ducky suddenly; no idea what happened; she was fine one moment & not the next; so we are down to 4 Swedish black females & a Swedish blue male. Still hoping that a female will go broody & hatch out some babies, but so far no luck...
On the list for work this week; designing the trophies for Miss Pole Dance America, some repeat clients, a big steampunk trophy, & another custom sign. Plus; get the garden ready for planting...Wish me luck!