Tuesday, December 7, 2010

F!D luxe 2010 gift guide

Yeah!!! f. is for frank made the 2010 gift guide in the December issue of F!D luxe. Pick one up and Check it out!

Monday, November 29, 2010


We hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday season is in full swing and we have so much going on... holiday cards, filling orders, prints of love and more.

Here are a couple of f. is for frank announcements.

1. Prints of Love... The last date to make a prints of love impression to be received by Christmas is Dec. 10th. Schedule your appointment today.

2. The Dallas Flea is this Saturday! It's our last show of 2010, so come by and see us!

3. Can't make it to the show, but still want to pick out some f. is for frank gifts? Just come by the studio @ 1216 manufacturing st. dallas tx 75207.

Shoot us an email.. info@fisforfrank.com or give us a call (214.749.0709) before you make your way over to our studio.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Weekend Happenings...

BUY HANDMADE for the Holidays...

I am so excited for tomorrow's show... primarily for the shopping! I plan on buying all my Christmas gifts tomorrow. The vendors will be the cream of the crop when it comes to local and handmade. Come see us Saturday, Nov. 20th 2pm to 8pm @ the Palladium, Dallas TX.

press, press, press...

love these write ups...

Check out Naomi's Top 5 Favorite Things from Project Nursery. f. is for frank is #4. I love this website! I used this site a lot for inspiration when I was designing Walker's nursery. Here is the link.

Design Guide... another great source for inspiration posted an article this week about f. is for frank's collaborations with interior designer, Jane Waggoner. here is the link.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Crazy Busy Weekend...

I bet you were wondering, What is f. is for frank doing this weekend?

Saturday (Nov 13th): White Rock Local Market..
the everything market and Pie Baking Contest
@ Green Spot, Lakewood
8am to 1pm

Sunday (Nov 14th): Cliff Fest
@ Bishop Arts, Oak Cliff
12 pm to 6pm
Sunday (nov 14th): Prints of Love
@ f. is for frank studio
1 pm to 3 pm
come make a prints of love for the holidays. rsvp requested (casey@fisforfrank.com)

Come See Us!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Baby handprints...

Since Walker is not the ideal age for the Prints of Love, I tried casting his handprint to see how it would turn out. It turned out so CUTE! It is going to make great ornaments and paperweights. I love that I will have his tiny handprint captured in time.

If you are interested in having your baby's handprint cast... give us a call (214.7749.0709) or email (casey@fisforfrank.com) to set up an appointment for the impression. It only takes about 10 minutes and about 2-3 weeks for us to cast. Due to the size limitations we recommend the babies be younger than 5 months. The price of the baby handprint is $65.00 for the first casting and $35.oo for any additionals.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Oh So Cynthia loves f. is for frank

I subscribe to "Google Alerts". It lets me know when someone mentions anything about f. is for frank. This weekend through Google Alerts, I came across this blogpost by Oh So Cynthia. It was very flattering, so I thought I would share.

Monday, November 1, 2010

mark your calender

Nov. 6th 9am-5pm
Nov. 7th 10am-4pm
@ the will rogers center- amon g. carther jr. exhibit hall- ft. worth, TX

f. is for frank will be at the funky finds, EXPERIENCE extravaganza, this weekend in Funky Town. The event is both Saturday and Sunday so come check us out along with some other amazing handmade vendors.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Walker's Week

We, here at f. is for frank, had a lot of desk work this week.

Walker turned 3 months old on Monday and
with age comes more responsibility.

So Monday, we gave him his own desk.
He crunched some numbers, drew some designs and called it a day.

Tuesday, Walker pooped on his outfit. I told him we all have shitty days.
He decided to take the rest of the day off.
Wednesday morning, we are all smiles.
It's more like our Friday because we are going to Florida tomorrow
to meet our Great Grandmother & Grandaddy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Holiday Promotion: Coming Soon...

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Here is a clue for our first promotion...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Wedding Day!

Something happened at f. is for frank yesterday that just doesn't happen every day. This cute couple stopped by our shop on their way to the courthouse to get married. They wanted to pick out her ring and find him a memorable piece to wear! The bride chose the pewter twig band and the groom picked out a wedding day woodgrain belt buckle. After their purchase, they hurried out the door to beat the 5 o' clock traffic. I loved the spontaneity and felt honored to be a part of their special day! CONGRATS!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Sixth Floor Museum



The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, TX approached us about creating some handmade donor gifts and this is what we came up with. The bookend and paperweight are cast polyester resin with an aluminum overlay cut to resemble the ceiling tiles in the museum. I think they are beautiful....pieces of art with a function!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Urban Street Bazaar recap by Hello Splendor

Check out Hello Splendor's recap of Urban Street Bazaar. Beth picked out all my favs and I love Kevin's pics!

Frogs for the Cure

Today, Shannah and I went over to Ft. Worth to install a small sculpture we created for TCU in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. On top of that we got to enjoy this perfect weather out on the patio at Joe T' s for lunch.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Urban Street Bazaar... THIS WEEKEND

Come see us this weekend at Urban Street Bazaar!

WHEN: Saturday 12 to 8, Sunday 12 to 4.
WHERE: In the Bishop Arts District... Oak Cliff
WHY: Cause we will be there with our new display and fabulous jewelry.... also there will be 89 other badass handmade vendors.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Amazing Friends, Bikes and Jewelry

Check out the great things some of my good friends have been up to in this article in D Magazine!

Oak Cliff's Pedal Pushers

A group of bicyclists is trying to change the way Dallas thinks about transportation.

if you really look closely you will see that the beautiful Holly is sporting f. is for frank!

Make sure to check out:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

After the Party....

After Audrey's party, we turned their beautiful clay creations into pewter. Here is a sneak peak at the process........

Shannah made the mold.

The mold is finished.

Charms are polished and look great!

The charms are strung with colored hemp.

Finally, the necklaces are packaged and ready.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Audrey's French Fete @ f. is for frank

Bon Anniversaire, Audrey!

Audrey chose to have her 7th birthday party with 14 girlfriends at our studio. We were so flattered! The party had a French theme and was a total blast! The fun began with a tour of how we make pewter jewelry, then the girls got a chance to sculpt a pendant of their very own. They also beaded a bracelet to go with their amazing pendants. Audrey's mom set up a special photo spot to take polaroids of each of the party goers. The event was topped off with a little cake and lemonade. Voila'!! What a fantastic French party!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Walker's 1st Work Week

Walker has entered the world!!! Three weeks of family and now it's back to work. I know I don't have to go back this early, but I hate being cooped up in the house so I thought I would try it out. Monday I really had no expectations. I mean, 3 dogs and a baby sounds like a disaster. Much to my surprise, it has actually been great! When Walker is sleeping (which is a lot), I can be in the back working on casting or polishing. When he is awake, I am up front on my computer or packaging. He is at my fingertips at all times. For the most part, I work 11 to 3... just taking it day by day.

Here are some pictures of this week's activities.

Chilln' in my swing

Milo loves me...when I cry, he cries.

Helping Mom in the back. Just kidding!
This photo is totally staged!

Love My Shannah!
Striking a pose.....my muscles are huge!

Inventory is such a bore.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

mark your calendars....Little Bean is One!

Our friends at Little Bean and Simply Lovely are hosting this super rad event.... we thought we would help spread the word. check it out!

Rikshaw Design is hosting a pop-up shop at Little Bean, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of Little Bean, on September 3! Rikshaw designer Catherine Fitzsimmons will be there selling her collection of chic, bohemian baby bedding and apparel, as well as her new women’s kurtas and adult bedding…all hand-blocked and made from super-soft Indian cotton voile. (The baby apparel is so amazing!)

Hosted by Little Bean and Simple Lovely, guests will also enjoy sweets, face painting, and lots of champagne!

What: Rikshaw Design Pop-Up Shop, celebrating Little Bean’s one-year anniversary, hosted by Little Bean and Simple Lovely

When: Friday, September 3, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Little Bean, 5308 Junius Street, Dallas 75214

Why: Stock up on bohemian treats for mom, baby, and home, and get a chance to meet designer Catherine Fitzsimmons!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

f. is for FD luxe!

FD luxe is taking a bite out of the summer heat with our Gold Tooth necklace!

A little help from my friends... but not from the AC

I have been very fortunate to have my old friend Aryn Dalton, amazing artist and musician, here helping me out while Casey is home with Walker. Unfortunately for both of us, it is hotter than blazes around these parts! Poor Aryn has been casting pewter for two days, which means he has to stand over the pewter pot that is 550 degrees. Above is a shot of our thermostat. It reads 94 and that is with the air on! I am thinking about closing shop for the month of August, but I am not sure that all the clients who are waiting on their projects would be happy about that! Think cool thoughts for us...it a scorcher!