Caroline Bagby in Maker Spotlight on April 9, 2013
If last weekend landed you on the CustomMade Facebook page, chances are your jaw dropped at the unique fire pit created by Melissa & Jason Crisp of The Fire Pit Gallery. Well, you weren’t alone! The comments were flowing, likes were flying and shares were hitting the roof. Intrigued by the intricate work of this [...]
Caroline Bagby in Maker Spotlight on March 21, 2013
If you didn’t feel for Kevin McAllister when Fuller chugged Pepsi and shot a look that said “you’re in for a treat” in Home Alone, then you’re lacking in the sympathy department. Movie moments like that solicit laughs, compassion, and maybe even some bad memories. Whatever the reaction, memorable scenes help us to relate [...]
Caroline Bagby in Maker Spotlight on March 14, 2013
Where there’s a will there’s a way, so when Marty Poirier of Nature’s Knots began woodworking and couldn’t afford old cherry he found his own wood to work with. A long-time nature lover, Marty would search the woods and find logs along the stream during his fly-fishing trips. What began as a matter of convenience [...]
Caroline Bagby in Maker Spotlight on March 7, 2013
Cinderella’s glass slippers were her saving grace, but these days you don’t need a Fairy Godmother to help you go from dull to fabulous. Maryetta Finkley, the brain and brawn behind Ms.Marymac Shoes, makes magic of her own with swoon-worthy shoes in vivid colors and eccentric patterns.
Maryetta has always had a unique style, dating [...]
JP in Maker Spotlight on March 1, 2013
‘Engagement ring‘ isn’t the first thought that comes to mind when a video game is mentioned, but for someone like Brittany Foster of Bmf Jewelry, it’s not completely shocking.
Specializing in precious metal jewelry, delicate hand piercing, wire work, stone setting, and having a ring made out of a washer in her portfolio, Brittany brings [...]
JP in Maker Spotlight on February 21, 2013
Tim Ziegler often finds himself biting his tongue. As the face behind Ziegler Woodwork and Specialty, he walks into homes and browses around stores and can’t help but notice the subtle imperfections of wood furniture. Tim can tell if a drawer is going to stick after a few slides, or if custom cabinets won’t match [...]
Caroline Bagby in Maker Spotlight on February 13, 2013
Linny Kenney describes the quality of her custom leather as, “sincerely the best out there.” She only uses the hide of free range, organically raised cows. Much like human’s skin being a reflection of internal health, a cow’s hide is a reflection of its diet and Linny insists on using the hide of grass-fed, chemical-free [...]
Caroline Bagby in Custom Creation Stories
, Maker Spotlight on February 5, 2013
Pee-wee Herman, Prince and Radiohead are three simple search terms that led to love. After listening to the infamous sound of old school AOL dial-up and logging onto the chats Ben Zurawski submitted his choosy criteria into a mass of thousands of users only to find one match – the charming Summer Violett. And so [...]
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, Maker Spotlight on December 14, 2012
What are some of the unique features you’ll find in CustomMade artisan Jonathan January’s reclaimed wood furniture designs?
Some “character marks,” such as “saw marks, bolt and nail holes, mortises, and notches,” testify to the woodworking of builders and artisans from bygone eras, he writes. The natural patinas created after years of weathering bring a [...]
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 [...]