4.20.2011

"Beach Week" Giveaways -- f. is for frank

Next up in the "beach week" giveaways, f. is for frank.

I'm lucky to call the lovely and hugely talented ladies behind the line, Shannah and Casey, friends in real-life. I truly love the things they create. It's interesting and wholly unique...really unlike anything else that's out there, which in this era of "sameness" is saying something.

They've offered up one of my favorite pieces from their latest collection -- a gold kiss weight on a rose gold chain.... The charm is cast pewter and plated with a satin gold plated finish. Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, April 24th at midnight, and I'll announce the winner on Monday.

And now for a few of the things that are inspiring Shannah and Casey of late. Enjoy!



Nature and Nuts... Nature has always been a huge inspiration to our design process. We love texture and organic shape and there is no better place to find those two elements than in nature. While living in Washington, DC, Shannah picked up a hickory nut shell and held on to it for a few years. She found the natural heart shape in it particularly intriguing. When we started designing our newest collection, we cast the nut and decided to design a whole series around it.



Friends... Our friends are always inspiring us in the most unusual ways. Shannah’s friends created these masks out of leather last Halloween and she decided to create something special for their spirit animals!



Peacock... We have been talking about incorporating the peacock somehow in our design for a while. The particular peacock that we ended up using was an image Shannah had used years ago for some pieces she made for some friends. We decided to revisit the image for this collection in order to create a graphic yet fluid design series.



Mad about plaid... Plaid was out in full force this season and it totally inspired our woven series. I knew I had to make something large, square and plaid.



Inspired by random pictures... When designing we sift through tons of catalogs, magazines and blogs to pull out anything that grabs us. The African charms specifically inspired by this picture.

124 comments:

ohmypuddin said...

Beautiful! I love rose gold and pine for more pieces in my collection.

Kelly said...

oh wow, that's gorgeous. off to check out their site!

anna said...

I love their pieces. So pretty.

Georgia and Jordan said...

super cool necklace!

brie said...

I love that necklace...and my wedding band is rose gold, so it would be a nice companion piece!

Kristina said...

what a beautiful necklace. the rest of the necklaces on their website are also fantastic!

Nicole LeLacheur said...

I love the necklace. All of their jewelry is lovely! It would be a great Mother's Day gift.

Emily with an M said...

I don't wear jewelry often- but this necklace is gorgeous. Would love to win. Thank you!

Nicole said...

I'm trying to edit my accessories and rely more heavily on a handful of truly gorgeous and interesting pieces, and this would be a LOVELY addition!

Susan said...

Oh I do love that - thanks!

(adriane) said...

as it's been said already...gorgeous!

Kristen Orser said...

Oh, that contrast of rose gold and gold is just stunning. I know that my mother--who is always wearing costume jewelry--would love that little diddy for Mother's Day.

Thanks for introducing the blogosphere to Shannah and Casey and their simple, clean aesthetic!

ting-wai said...

I adore this combination. Beautiful!

Nicole. said...

I love their pieces! The necklace is beautiful, and I particularly love the inspiration by nature. How perfect!

-Nicole

Jenna said...

so beautiful, and whoa, i love that african-inspired bench. this jewelry is gorgeous!

Lacey said...

Would love to wear this - so unique!

RAENOVATE said...

i can see their inspirations shining in their pieces. perfection!

Vivi said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!

Elaine said...

Lovely necklace!

Alice said...

Wow... that is very inspired... I can't wait to see it all in a room!
Just a Silhouette

tamara said...

what a sweet necklace -- so lovely. i've been looking for a new rose gold piece too..

Bethann said...

Charming necklace- I'm loving that there is so much rose gold around these days.

Catherine said...

The necklace is beautiful- I love the way they used something so mundane and made it unique

Lauri said...

Love that peacock!

welliewalks said...

pretty necklace! my daughter is going to be a peacock in the ballet recital- gotta love those peacocks!! thanks for sharing!

Kristie said...

Yes please! It's gorgeous!

Lizzy said...

I love the combination of gold and pewter, what a lovely necklace. The masks are cool, especially the rabbit one.

Torrie said...

I absolutely love this necklace. So unique, and simply gorgeous.

{Hope you're still havin' a blast :)... I'm sure you are.}

Nomadic D. said...

I am in love with this necklace. Plus I love the fact that you referred to it as a "gold kiss weight". I don't know what that means but I just love it. Checked out their site too... so much fun stuff!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Ang said...

This necklace is gorgeous!

Red said...

such a great necklace, simple and beautiful.

Through the Looking Glass said...

So pretty - I originally thought it was an acorn!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for the chance!

sandi said...

what a beautiful piece!

whomovedmyblog said...

Their stuff is beautiful. I love that peacock photo is beautiful. So inspiring.

Paige said...

chocolate is my passion- would love to walk around all day with an imaginary kiss hanging from my neck :)

brooke said...

I love that necklace! It almost looks like an acorn!

natalie said...

The peacock reminds me of Mayfield Park in Austin... beautiful!

Ashlea said...

I'll throw my hat into the ring. This looks like the perfect mommy necklace, just strong enough for my almost one year old to hold and fashionable enough for my older sons to comment on. They are very particular!

Catharine said...

SO cute! I want one :)

Caroline said...

I love their pieces!

Chelsea said...

I love F. is for Frank! Totally agree that they are unique!

Maggie said...

beautiful!

Amy Breeden said...

Love the necklace and I want it around my neck oh so badly!

Emily said...

How sweet! It reminds me of a little acorn.

lovely bird said...

AMAZING! So sweet.

Kristen said...

So simple AND lovely :)
Hope you're enjoying your beach vacation.

amandalbs said...

simply lovely pretty much sums up this adorable little charm!

Kylara said...

lovely!!

Jennie said...

Great necklace, a must have.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Susan said...

what better than a gold chocolate kiss!

Jennifer said...

Lovely necklace!

gina said...

What a fantastic post! I love seeing what inspires them and how it translate to their designs.

H.M. said...

I want to win this kiss!

Emily said...

Beautiful! This would be a great layering piece :)

sk said...

Wow! THeir stuff is really fun and lovely. I would love to see this necklace on!

kreutzerinc said...

Love love love that necklace!

Swirls of Happy said...

I am new to your blog and I am now a follower....LOVE it! And that neckalce is to die for...SOOOOOO fabulous :)

lisa leggett said...

aloha.
these girls make amazing stuff. love knowing it's from texas. simple & lovely

Tanya M said...

Gorgeous any way you look at it! I want that necklace!

Leah said...

How lovely and what an awesome give away.

Meredith said...

cute and thanks for the give-a-way

megan said...

so pretty! i love this.

jillian said...

love the entire collection, this necklace is particularly lovely!

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Gold + kiss = delightful!

Fern and Feather said...

love the little kiss + amazingly talented ladies.

Kelly and Kelly said...

so, so pretty.

cominghometosun said...

Love love love it!

Sara said...

Yes, please. They do such great work! Kisses ;-)

Amy C said...

Beautiful! Love it.

The Wizzle said...

Oh wow, that necklace is amazing! I spent my entire youth wearing white metals, but now as a grown-up, this little redhead is fully embracing gold in all its wonderful warmth.

poppyseed said...

Love that necklace! Rose Gold is my favorite!

Sally said...

That piece is BEAUTIFUL!

I really want to see the peacock inspired pieces... amazing!!

Sal
x

kim said...

I love the necklace - and the line in general!!
Hope I'm lucky...
xo

LS said...

So lovely! Hope I'm the lucky one!

Meg said...

Just checked out f. is for frank and also LOVE their gold woodgrain bracelet!!! What a beautiful line! Thanks!

Grace said...

Ah! I love your blog and I LOVE this necklace. My mom would adore it. It would make a PERFECT mother's day present!

aukergirl said...

So pretty!

Jill said...

Beautiful--the blog and the necklace!

debbie said...

the necklace is beautiful.

Maria Felix said...

Wow that necklace is just wonderful.
Would live to give it a home

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Oooh it maches my rose gold engagement ring perfectly!!!

TX Girl said...

I love their pieces.

Sally said...

f is for fabulous! love their designs.

Lena said...

F is for Frank is great. I'm loving the bunny ring right now.
xo lena
(parsonslena@gmail.com)

kristinabean1976 said...

i think i deserve this necklace because my husband's name is frank! ;)

Lori said...

What a sweet and cool necklace.

Lori

Post Box Press said...

Is it wrong to sign up for every giveaway?? My husband gave me a F. is For Frank piece for Christmas - looove them.

Irina said...

What a beautiful necklace. Would love to add to to my jewelry collection :)

magpiesandmagnolias said...

oooohh i love f is for frank! lovely inspiration!

bthompson3 said...

Wow that is completely gorgeous! That is defiantly not something i would let my kids put in their mouths haha!

RJ said...

Love it so so much! Very pretty and unique! Happy Easter!

Anna said...

What a brilliant necklace. Really, really lovely.

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

you have converted me to gold...i cannot get enough of it.

Melissa said...

I love f. is for frank!

caro said...

I would love to win!

Sue said...

i really like the necklace above but i can't find it on their website.
also love their rings.
thanks for the opportunity!

miapie said...

What a gorgeous necklace!

Annie said...

Very pretty!

Mollie said...

Love f is for frank!. Hope you're having a blast at the beach!

hedonista said...

Gorgeous! I love rose gold!!

Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

gorgeous necklace! i love the friends picture. it's so nice when we can just be ourselves, especially when pretending to be animals. :-)

Shelley Lane Kommers said...

oh, pick me! i'm pregnant and the only fun thing i have to wear is jewelry. i have all my fingers crossed. now, off to eat something..

Kate said...

I love rose gold too! Just replaced my white gold engagement/wedding rings with one simple rose gold band. Love the necklace here and its simplicity.

itsjustme said...

Its adorable. A little gold nugget!!

Jesselyn said...

I heart f. for frank. I love that they are from Dallas. I feel like Dallas so lacks awesome indie designers unlike our neighbour Austin. Sad.

Kate said...

the necklace is so precious!

f. is for frank offer some really sweet, whimsical pieces. thanks!

(miss.kate.evans@gmail.com)

Kim said...

Love the necklace!

Tina said...

Love the color combination of the chain and charm! thanks for the give-a-way!

domistyle girl said...

Gorgeous!! Just checked out their site too. Now I am lusting after the fox necklace.

Pamela said...

Love love the necklace!

corimari said...

love the necklace!

Hanabie said...

The necklace is gorgeous, and now I'm off to check out the rest of their pieces.

Louise said...

Instantly loved this necklace. What fresh and pretty cool ideas!

Melissa Mariné said...

So cute and unique

Morgan said...

who knew a weight could be so delicate and beautiful! *love* the necklace

hellolorimeyer said...

FUN!

Lucy said...

i love f is for frank!

Katia said...

so pretty.

Taryn said...

sweet with an edge - love it!

Sara said...

absolutely love that necklace!

char said...

i love the necklace and i love anytime someone loves peacocks :)

DeLynne said...

I always enjoy your blog. Thank you.