JP in Maker Spotlight on December 7, 2012
David Musty isn’t a pro golfer – he’s not even a scratch golfer – but the man can putt. David also isn’t someone who found a gimmick to turn a quick profit in the golf industry. David is, first and foremost, a craftsman.
Bill Sendell is a pro golfer. A pro at Pebble Beach [...]
Tammy in Custom Inspiration on December 4, 2012
Is it just me, or do you feel like the craze of holiday shopping gets worse and worse each year, but the gift options all stay the same? Socks, ties, coffee… we’ve seen it all before. Pull yourself out of the generic doldrums by giving custom gifts to show you really care.
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Here at CustomMade, we are fervently committed to offering a better alternative to shopping retail. And while we’re always working to improve, it’s nice to sit back and reflect on everything we’ve accomplished together.
It’s been just over a year since we launched the Project Board, lowered our Maker annual fee to just $1 and [...]
Tess in Concepts & Buyer Guides
, For Customers on November 20, 2012
When you first purchase your sterling silver jewelry, it has a stunning shine to it. A few weeks later, however, you might become frustrated keeping that same vibrancy after wearing your jewelry or even just keeping it in a box. Worry not: there is always a way to return a tarnished piece of sterling silver [...]
Rhiannon in Custom Inspiration
, Maker Spotlight on November 13, 2012
Watching the Antiques Roadshow recently, I was reminded how important the stories behind our possessions can be.
One way of getting excited about furniture is to have it custom made by a talented artisan with whom you have been able to share your vision. Imagine, then, if the piece you have dreamed of has the [...]
Tess in Custom Inspiration
, Maker Spotlight on November 9, 2012
Alright you geeks out there: this one’s for you. Here’s a tale about True Love featuring Charlie Brown, Halloween and of course, Star Wars. (Not a big reader? Scroll down to check out the video of the proposal!)
It all began in a tattoo shop – that’s where Joe and Emily met a few years [...]
Here’s an awesome story and experience that Chris Fralic of First Round Capital shared on his blog, nothingtosay.com. You can check out the post originally here, or read on and scroll right to see how he took a bit of forgotten history and made it something new.
I thought I’d share an experience I had recently with [...]
Heather in Custom Creation Stories
, For Customers on October 16, 2012
Diana came to CustomMade looking for a maker to craft a gift for her boss: a simple pendant to celebrate the one year anniversary of For My Sister Friends, a company dedicated to empowering women. She knew that she wanted something non-traditional that was able to incorporate a variety of color into her design.
Stacey of [...]
Tess in Custom Inspiration
, For Customers on October 12, 2012
As the Founder of Couture Chateau, I tackle myths about custom daily. The truth is I love this discussion because it opens a door to share my passion for the intentionally made. Here are the three things I hear most from my clients and what I tell them in return.
1. Too Expensive. Beautifully crafted items [...]
To celebrate her daughter’s fifth birthday, CustomMade customer Kristie knew she wanted to do something extra special. Her daughter, lover of pink and princesses, required a new bed with unconventional dimensions. Kristie posted her project on CustomMade hoping to find a skilled maker creative enough to design and build such a unique bed which and [...]