Friday, February 17, 2012

Screen Series: #2 Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs)

As I mentioned earlier, I am planning on continuing  on expanding my collection of celebrity-autographed caricatures (done by me)...
Mike Rowe was took a while to get the image back signed - very busy guy with Dirty Jobs and all those narrative gigs over at the Discovery Channel...

Again, the signed version of the image is framed and on a wall at home.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hand-made Sea Glass Chandelier

After having stared at one too many $1295 rental apartment excuses for a ceiling light from the generic big-box store, I decided to create something different.  
What started as a solitary weekend walk along the tide-swept pebble shores of the Puget Sound, discerning the occasional ocean-tumbled glass gem, is turning into a unique lighting collection; hand-crafted from recycled chandeliers, adorned with colorful vintage sea glass, seasoned driftwood and salt-corroded metals that the Pacific decided to spew forth.

This one is suspended by 5 chains bolted to my dining-room ceiling...
Rooted in the opulence of old-world design, the strict use of reclaimed materials and hardware embodies the essence of recycling and sustainability.  Inspiration drawn from the crystal-clad Victorian and Georgian chandeliers from centuries gone by, my sea glass lighting collection provides a distinctive centerpiece to any room for friends and family alike to admire.  The smooth multi-colored strands of glass, with their old-world charm, project playful shapes in direct sunlight or cast a warm glow when lit in the evening.  

Each chandelier is custom made to order, bound to become a family heirloom.
This eight armed (E27 40W bulbs) chandelier features two tiers of interwoven strands of sea glass spanning a continuous spectrum of colors ranging from a deep cola brown, via a variety of greens and whites, to a regal cobalt blue.  At two feet tall with an eleven inch radius, the fixture boasts over 8,750 hand-selected pieces of sea glass amassing a staggering seventy pounds, all supported by solid brass hardware and chains, securely anchoring it to the ceiling.