Friday, December 21, 2012

super cute wrapping...

Last chance to stop by the studio and shop. Come in today and get super cute wrapping!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thank you Dallas Observer (Mixmaster) for putting us in your sweet gift guide and saying such kind words!!!!  Some of our friends received a well deserved shout out too.  check it out HERE.

Thank you Dallas Observer for putting us in your sweet gift guide and saying such kind words!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

shop across texas gift guide

check out this awesome gift guide from shop across texas blog which includes our bossman cufflinks.... here

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

small dogs rule....

big dogs drool.   i am still on maternity leave that means Millie and Pearl are too.  Roscoe and Daisy have been keeping Shannah company while we are away.  Today Roscoe decided to make Shannah's desk his spot.  So cute.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tis the Season.

ORDER this week and you will definitely get them in time for CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

weekend happenings... the dallas flea

This Saturday come see us at the Dallas Flea!  It is the perfect place to buy handmade or vintage gifts for all your loved ones.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happenings around town.

$20 cash donation. Starts at 6. Wraps up around 9. It's upstairs in the pub. Comes with beer samples from Four Corners, Franconia, Breckenridge, and Harpoon! And... best of all... a little karaoke

Miss Lowry Kathryn Melton is here!

Lowry Kathryn Melton arrived on November 18th 2012 at 4:06pm.  She weighed 7.9 lbs and 20 inches long.  She is a healthy, happy baby and we could not be more excited about our new little addition.                                

Shannah meets Lowry.  She will be our little studio baby for at least the next year. 
"I guess I'll keep you"... Walker spending some QT with his new sister.             

Thursday, November 15, 2012

dog (prints of love)

dear dog lovers... this is the best gift you could get from your faithful fido, a Dog (print of love). 

Paper weights or ornaments... cast of pewter. it captures a moment in time and last forever. $95 for impression and the first casting... $45 for additional castings. email or call for more info... 214.749.0709 or

Monday, November 12, 2012

We are playing the waiting game here at f. is for frank so we thought we would include you all and offer up a sweet prize to the winner.

How to play and what you win:1. Follow on FACEBOOK and subscribe to our blog.
2. In the comments section of our blog tell us the date and time that you think BABY LOWRY MELTON will be born.
3. The closest to the date and time will WIN a customized Totem necklace!  You can personalize this beauty on all 4 sides.
SO get to guessing and GOOD LUCK!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekend Happenings... White Rock Lake Tunes and Trucks Festival

This weekend, we will not be here as a vendor BUT our good friend, Kady with Dixie Goods Company will be selling her handmade dog collars and dog duvets and f. is for frank dog tags.

Come out and have a great time at White Rock Lake - Boy Scout Hill! She'll be located near the Pet Adoption. 

Men's Health Gift Guide

Check it out.... 

 Our Pewter Woodgrain Cufflinks made the Men'sHealth Gift Guide.  Click here for the link. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

personalize your ornament.

i can't believe the holidays are right around the corner.  check out our awesome handmade pewter ornaments (indian princess, robot, bird in a tree).  personalize the back for only $10.  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

weekend happenings... THE GIRLIE SHOW

Shannah and our good friend, Malina are road tripping it to OKC this weekend for one of our favorite indie craft shows.  I am sitting this one out because as much as I love the state of Oklahoma, I dont want my 2nd child born there (2 weeks left until my due date).  Anyway, if you are in or near OKC, you have to come check it out.  Tonight is a full on party with drinks, eats, music and  dancing. Tomorrow is a little more family friendly.  All in all there is fabulous handmade holiday shopping! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

just one of the dogs...

We came back by the studio today, after I picked Walker up from his school Halloween Party today.  He immediately wanted to run in the studio yard with the dogs.  He loves his millie (aka minnie), Pearl and Shannnannnannnh.  He is one of them today.  I really did not intend to pick out a costume that looked just like them but it works.

happy halloween

trick or treat.

wishing you a happy halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

(new) state cufflinks...


we just made these awesome California cufflinks.  we will have them on the website soon so get ready to place your order.  they can also be personalized with initials or a dot pointing out your favorite city.

price online ($68),

if you come see us at our studio or at a show, all pewter cufflinks ($55)

STATE cufflinks.
our state cufflinks have been a huge hit.  we want to make more.  what states would you like us to make?  email or facebook us to special order your state.

personalized cufflinks ($93)

not personalized ($68)

Friday, October 26, 2012

weekend happenings... prepping for halloween

What are you doing this weekend?  We are prepping for Halloween.  We have already picked out our pumpkins and even painted a couple but I have a little carving to do (more pictures to come next week).

the mentoring session

Check out this new men's fashion blog (the mentoring session)  and their awesome write up about our sweet cufflinks.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Custom Ornaments

The holidays are approaching and its time to start thinking about what you are going to get your clients, employees or your entire family.  Custom Ornaments by f. is for frank are personable, beautiful and useful. You can add your special touch or leave the designing up to us.  Email me for more information at

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

trending... arrows

Arrows are super hot right now.  These f. is for frank arrow pulls would revamp any room especially paired with this print, life advice by Alyssa Nassner Illustration. 
(we are shipping these out to some special client today!)  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Save the Date... the girlie show

OKC here we come.   (Actually, it will just be Shannah because it will be less than 3 weeks from my due date and as much as I love Oklahoma City, I don' t to have my next child there).   Not this weekend but next we will be participating in The GIRLIE SHOW.  Come see us if you are in the area.

RIP Big Tex....

Last Thursday night I had an amazing date night with my boys (Walker, Andrew and oh course BIG TEX).  Big Tex is the Texas State Fair Icon and as of Thursday Night had been representing the state fair for 60 years.  Friday morning he went up in flames due to an electrical fire.  We are so sad about this but I do feel lucky I got one of the last pictures of him!  RIP Big Tex.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Spotted... Clover Cufflinks

One of our dear customers came in a couple weeks ago to buy a special gift for his best friend's wedding.  He gave them clover cufflinks to wish them the best of luck on the their life together.

He sent us a picture of the cufflinks.  They look amazing!

Thanks for sharing, Richard!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Weekend Happenings... Urban Street Bazaar

The Urban Street Bazaar will host it's 13th show featuring modern handmade crafters and vintage dealers. This popular event will be hosted in the historic Bishop Arts District and will feature 45 vendors including (f. is for frank).

October 13 | 12-8pm & October 14th | 12-4pm

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Prints of Love for the Holidays...


Tiny fingerprints cast of pewter that capture a moment in time and last a lifetime.

For keychain or necklace....
$55 first child's fingerprint
$45 for additional child's print
* includes name, initials, DOB or anything up to 7 letters on the back
For cufflinks set...
$70 fingerprint cufflink set (same print on each cuff)
$95 fingerprint cufflink set (2 different prints)
*all cufflink prints include name. initials or DOB
Want more prints for extended family?
$30 for additional keychain or necklace
$60 for additional cufflink set
**We recommend participant be older than 2 years of age because their fingerprints are not developed enough to show up in the metal casting.
Contact f. is for frank to make a fingerprinting appointment... or call 214.749.0709


We now have something for the tiniest cutest ones in the land! Tiny handprints cast of pewter that capture a moment in time and last a lifetime. Name and birthday handstamped on the back!
HOL makes great ornaments and paperweights.
First casting
additional castings
**AGES: 1 day to 5 months**
Contact f. is for frank to make a handprint appointment... or call 214.749.0709

Friday, October 5, 2012

weekend happenings.... project 1130

Circuit12 & Red Arrow Contemporary are teaming up for a very special 1 night event, which celebrates our love for Art, Music and the Dallas Design District.
PROJECT 1130 is an ART PARTY complete with vendor booths, live performances, DJ Sets, video installations, complimentary beer, food trucks, live screen printing and plenty of art on view in both gallery spaces.
Located in the back lot of the building located at 1130 Dragon St. In the Dallas Design District, and inside both Circuit12 and Red Arrow Contemporary.
$10 admission includes the following:Entrance into the event space and both galleries, plus 1 raffle ticket good for giveaways fromMEDDLESOME MOTH, THE BELMONT, DUCATI, CENTRE, RED ARROW & 


CUP CAKIN’, BACON WAGON, LA GRANGE SNOW CONES & DOUGH BOYS PIZZAFor more information or to purchase pre-sale tickets please contact us at or

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

mark your calendar...

This Thursday (Oct. 4th) f. is for frank is participating in the first anual Design District Market.  The event is from 5pm to 10pm.  It will have live music, local vendors food trucks and beer.  We have great weather scheduled all week so bring the whole fam.


Daily Candy mention...

yay... today we got a mention from Daily Candy about our finds in Gemma Boutique, a new store in Snider Plaza.  CLICK HERE to check out the article in full.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

weekend happenings.. sprinkled with love

This past weekend my friends threw me a sprinkle (baby shower light).  I feel like "sprinkles" are fairly new to the baby shower world so don't feel bad if you haven't heard of one.  Its usually a smaller shower for the 2nd baby that is the opposite sex from the first child.  The party was the perfect get together with my closest friends. We made onesies, ate some great food and I got adorable baby GIRL clothes.  I cant believe I am 32 weeks pregnant with only 8 weeks to go....

Here are some pics of the party.
Cutest decorations and yummy food.

Since baby Lowry will be born right in the middle of prime holiday craft show season.  
Shannah made her a "f. is for frank" onesie to sport. 

other onesies we made.