Thursday, April 30, 2009

New JEWELRY by f. is for frank

here is some of our new jewelry. i am in the process of downloading all the jewelry on etsy. check it out and tell your friends!

pewter woodgrain earrings $35
gold woodgrain band $52
large gold alligator ring $82
wood and pewter belt buckle $65
gold sea sponge ring $82

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Funky Finds: Spring Fling

on April 25th we participated in the spring fling craft show in funky town (Fort Worth, TX). for the last two weeks shannah and i bust out some phenomenal jewelry designs that will soon be on etsy. we got some great feedback and, overall, i would rate the show a success! a special thanks to malina for helping us design a super stylish booth. check out our pics...

Monday, April 13, 2009

We are excited to share the opportunity for you to make a very unique gift for mom, grandma, dad or grandpa for Mother’s day and Father’s day!

Lasting Impression

In this “Prints of Love” workshop you will be making a pendant, charm bracelet, key chain or cuff links using your fingerprint! This workshop is for all ages and perfect timing to give your mom, grandma, dad or grandpa the most memorable mother's or father’s day gift they have ever received. The workshop should only take about 15-30 minutes, so on Sunday, April 19th you and your family may come by anytime between 1 pm to 4 pm to create your special gift. In this workshop we will provide you with a small 1 1/2 inch clay disk in the shape of a circle, square, or heart. You will then press your finger into the clay disk to create a one of a kind fingerprint. Next we will stamp the back of the disk with your name, initials or date of birth and then put it in the oven. Finally Shannah and Casey will make a mold, cast and polish your fingerprint creation. This process takes much more time than the workshop provides, but we will give you a demonstration of how this casting process works. Your creation will be ready for pick up in 1 to 2 weeks.

date: Sunday, april 19, 2009
time:1-4 pm (open house) come anytime between 1-4
cost: $40 for 1st person's print (includes chain for necklace, bracelet and keychain)
$10 for additional castings of 1st person's print
$25 for 2nd person's print
$10 for additional castings of 2nd person's print

location: f. is for frank studio
1216 manufacturing st dallas tx 75207

supplies are included
all ages
call 214.749.0709 or email for reservations or questions

Friday, April 10, 2009

the second annual
fundraising art auction benefiting Resolana
Saturday, May 23 | 4 p.m. until at least 7 p.m. 
1216 Manufacturing, Dallas, Texas 75207
$5 admission. Free for kiddos! |

It’s a collective art happening and fundraiser where everyone is invited and encouraged to make and donate a diorama to be auctioned. Event proceeds will benefit Resolana, a Dallas-area nonprofit that assists incarcerated women through psycho-educational and creative programs that provide the skills, tools, and inner resources for self-improvement. With this support, these women are able to more successfully transition to their new lives—a benefit to themselves, their families, and communities. All dioramas created by female prisoners of the Dallas County Jail in art workshops will be included in the auction.

It’s a three-dimensional re-creation of a scene that displays multiple objects and portrays a specific theme or moment in time. Dioramas usually bring to mind small-scale formations—as seen in museums—but dioramas can be life-size, too. Any type of interesting container adds to the unique meaning behind a diorama. The possibilities for design are limited only by the imagination, as there are no restrictions or real rules at all.

Ten trophies will be awarded in categories that could include, but are not limited to, most rad, low rent, fluorescent, kinetic, teepee, peaceful, anarchic, illuminated, unicorn-esque, and clever. Or, whatever. It’s irrelevant. It’s about having fun, creating good karma, and raising lots of money for Resolana.

- $5 admission fee. Free for kiddos.
- The first 50 attendees to pay the $5 admission will receive a cool tote screened with an illustration by Dallas artist Tania Kaufmann—and it’s loaded with goodies from neighborhood businesses.
- Open to the public. A homemade diorama contribution is not mandatory. All are encouraged to attend and bid on dioramas created by artists and non-artists alike.
- Auction winners must pay for and collect their diorama at the end of the auction. CASH OR CHECKS ONLY!!!
- Free beer while it lasts. Tacos and palletas will be for sale.
- Have your picture taken in our life-size diorama photobooth for $5.

Diorama Pre-Registration
If you’re making a diorama, pweeze do us a favor and let us know ahead of time!
Email us at Give us your name, email/website, and cell phone number. Pre-registration ends Thursday, May 21.

Diorama Drop Off Details
Friday, May 22 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
F. is for Frank Studio
1216 Manufacturing, Dallas, Texas 75207
Please have your entry ready to display and complete with all necessary supplies (battery packs, extension cords, etc).

To arrange an alternate drop-off time, contact Shannah Frank at or 214.749.0709

Diorama-O-Rama Event
Saturday, May 23 | 4 p.m. until at least 7 p.m.
4 p.m. Silent auction begins
5:30 p.m. Silent auction ends
6 p.m. Live auction begins
7 p.m. Awards ceremony and dance party

Rawlins Gilliland | Writer, KERA commentator
Jeff Whittington | KERA

Catherine Cuellar | La Reunion TX
Zac Crain | D Magazine
Tracy Hayes | F!D Luxe
Anne Lawrence | CADD Art Lab
Chandra North | Kim Dawson
Tina Parker | Kitchen Dog Theater
Stuart Sikes | Elmwood Recording Studios
Barry Whistler | Barry Whistler Gallery
Cris Worley | PanAmerican Art Projects
Angus Wynne | Wynne Entertainment

David Page
George Baum

Allison V. Smith

Tania Kaufmann

Diorama-O-Rama Contacts
Holly Jefferson |
Jennifer Dunn |
Malina Pearson |
Shannon Driscoll |
Shannah Frank |
Tish Brewer |

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Promotional Gifts

a software company recently commissioned us to create a cool, mini-sculptural, promotional gift for their clients. they loved our robot and it happened to be their mascot! we fabricated their logo on the front of the robot and stamped their company name on the back. the robots were cast in pewter with an antique pewter finish and we added red rhinestones for eyes.