Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Store Scoop: Custard Boutique

Savannah, Georgia 

How would you describe your store and the things you sell?

A lot of the store is eco friendly, and made in the USA.  The store is fashion forward, unique and fun.  There's something for every age, body type and budget.
What is the most interesting/ greatest thing about your store?

The unique accessories are for sure my favorite thing about the store.  I have jewelry from across the globe and there are many pieces that you can't find anywhere else.  Also, the level of service you receive in Custard are not matched by many.  
What is the best secret spot/locals only spot in your neighborhood?

My store is for sure a local place.  There are way more locals that shop in Custard than tourist, however, we still love all customers.  If you're a local, you know all the fun places to drink, like the Crystal Beer Parlor.  A local place for sure, kind of like Cheers!  Also, you know the secret to Mrs. Wilkes, the best chicken in town... I can't share it, cause it's locals only!
Why do you think f. is for frank is such a great fit for your store?

The look of the jewelry is so special and unique.  Something about that fantastic rabbit just sets of the jewelry display case.  Also, it's made in the USA, and we LOVE that.  
If you could open another store anywhere in the world where would it be?

Chicago, Il, and of course, Paris, France
Is there anything else you want us or your readers to know?

Facebook is a great way to check up on all things going on in Custard, if we get new stock we try and post in on Facebook the same day... It's a great way to stalk the store, and of course, we ship ANYWHERE... Hit us up! custardboutique.com

Monday, November 28, 2011

Inspiration Monday: DIY wreaths

In the spirit of the holidays, this week my inspiration is DIY wreaths. Being a artist I love anything DIY, also the stores have totally let me down with a good wreath selections this year.
Check out these great inspirations.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Weekend Happenings: Shop Small Business Saturday

Being a small business we are a big fan of this campaign. On Saturday instead of Target hit up your favorite boutique or f. is for frank (website)... we are out shopping too. But come see us on Monday, we will be back in our shop filling Santa's orders.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


This is my crew off for our Thanksgiving holiday. We will be back it the studio on Monday.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

perfect Parings: my everyday

In the winter this is literally my weekday outfit at the studio. Its cold because we cant heat such a big space so I dress warm. The puffy vest is the perfect way to keep warm while giving my arms room to work. I have always worn jewelry and I like to sport at least one piece of f. is for frank at all times. Large pieces are not practical when I am polishing or casting so I keep it small and comfortable. Here are my everyday picks...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

jingle bash recap via the Dallas Observer

click HERE to check out the article

i heart justin's heart.

Justin's Heart Necklace $33

Pewter Heart on a adjustable leather cord (black or brown)
click HERE to purchase on our website

Our amazing friend, Justin Sullivan, sculpted this beautiful heart for a benefit to help him pay for his costly medical bills during his battle with cancer. Sadly on December 12, 2009 at the age of 33, he lost his fight with hodgkin's lymphoma. When you purchase this heart, 75% of the proceeds will be donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Inspiration Monday: Dioramas

Broccoli House by Brock Davis who built this for his son. Broccoli + balsa wood + craft knife + glue

I am inspired by Dioramas. There is a party every year called Diorama-o-rama put on by Shannah and all her crazy friends. Last year it was on hiatus but its coming back (end of March 2012).

Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekend Happenings: Jingle Bash

Jingle Bash is one of the best handmade shows this Holiday Season and its happening this Saturday! I bought most all my Christmas gifts from this show last year and plan on doing the same this year. We hope to see you there this Saturday, the 19th from 1pm-8pm at the Palladium Ball Room (1135 s. lamar Dallas, TX).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

a day in the life... stingray knobs

We are working on a very large order of knobs (92 to be exact).
Here is a picture of some stingray knobs swimming above my polishing machine.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Perfect Parings: An up-do or two

Every once in a while, sometimes more often than not, the only way our hair will cooperate is to put it up. And other times for the sake of a night out, a sleek up-do is also the way to go.

Well ladies, I am here to tell you that whether you are out running errands or out on the town, an up-do is only complete with some fabulous earrings.

These ladies above help me make my point. Get a little creative and imagine those earrings dangling from their ears, makes everything better doesn't it?

Our Gold Triangle Earrings with Garnets or Pewter Twig Earrings are great dangly earrings, but really any of our earrings will do the trick!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Store Scoop: Fini


How would you describe your store and the things you sell?

Fini is a small, all accessories store that specializes in unusual items not seen everywhere else. We carry all accessories... Hats, sunglasses, readers, scarves, jewelry, handbags, gloves, socks and gift items, all in 400 square feet!
What is the most interesting/ greatest thing about your store?

We like to think the mix of merchandise is our strongest suit... and our willingness to go the extra mile for our clients! We happily gift wrap after helping people find the perfect gift! Oh, and of course there is Sam, our very popular store Dachshund!
What is the best secret spot/locals only spot in your neighborhood?

We are just off of the Public Market in downtown Seattle so there are a wealth of great spots, the problem is keeping them secret! One of our very favorites is happy hour at Maxmillian's in the Market. The mussels, the wine, the frites, all at half price,and a million dollar view.
Why do you think f. is for frank is such a great fit for your store?

It captures the perfect balance of slightly quirky, beautiful design that people will fall in love with! That's what we did when we saw it.

If you could open another store anywhere in the world where would it be?

New York... somewhere in the Chelsea neighborhood.

Is there anything else you want us or your readers to know?

The Seattle = Rain thing is a myth. Just kidding, it rains like hell!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Inspiration Monday: cool things made from common objects


1. I love this cloud light made with cotton.
2. Amazing post-it structure by Yo Shimada of Tato Architects
3.The Happy Material chair is a really cool furniture design concept from Israeli designer Pini Leibovich made from thousands of balloons.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Reminder: It's PARTY TIME!

Tonight is the night! Come on down to the f. is for frank studio @1216 Manufacturing St., Dallas, from 6-9 p.m. for a little shopping, ornament making and some wine sipping!
It is sure to be a great f'n night!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

L. is for Letter Charms

You all should know by now that we are all for personalizing the things we sell, and the letter charm is no different. 

Wear your own initial or the initial of a loved one... or give someone else their own letter charm. 

For an extra special touch, you can personalize the back with some handstamping as well! 

Go to our site HERE and pick a letter, add a chain and your special message on the back... Voila! You have yourself a great necklace or a great affordable gift for someone else!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Save the F'n Party Date!

Inspiration Monday: chilly air and the holidays approaching

I am definitely starting to feel the holidays approaching. It is November(!), there is a chill in the air and I officially bought my first Christmas gift this weekend. The holidays are approaching and here are some of my inspirations...
Little turkey hats worn by little turkeys...

...Holiday glitter nail polish for the parties
Clothes that keep you warm and big fuzzy scarves..
...Delicious hot chocolate with

Friday, November 4, 2011

Weekend Happenings: The Girlie Show

This weekend we are roadtripping it up to Oklahoma City. I am so excited because I have not been to Oklahoma City since I was 7 and I have heard fabulous things about this show! If you are in the neighborhood come see us. Nov. 4th 7-11 & Nov. 5th 12-5.

for more info check out www.thegirlieshow.net

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Personalized Ornaments

Things are getting personal here at f. is for frank! 

 Now, to make our fabulous ornaments even better,  you can personalize them by adding initials, dates or even a secret message for only $10! 


See our Oranament Line HERE 

For more information on the personalization go HERE

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Perfect Pairings: Final touches

 This weeks Perfect Pairings takes a good outfit and makes it great!
What this gal is missing is some accessories! 
Add on our Pewter Woven Belt Buckle to those awesome high-waisted pants, then let our Pewter Oval Peacock Necklace with Pyrite Beads hang down on that great orange sweater. 
You have a fabulous, accessorized outfit. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

OKC.NET: the girlie show

Check out this great article by Jennifer Barron in OKC.net. Its all about artist new to the Girlie Show in Oklahoma City. Roadtrip friday... we are so excited!

To see the full article click HERE