a black velvet take on Grant Wood’s American Gothic. by Gil Corral, 2013
manoman. this is so fabulously awesome. And on its way to its new home. or actually, one stop before that. on its way to the home of the lovely couple that commissioned it as a wedding gift to give their friends. we’re all looking forward to the gift giving moment!
and with a couple more velvet commissions in the works, it feels like a gloriously velvety time indeed. so to c e l e b r a t e velvet appreciation, in a collision of high ability and low art, of a respectful and thoughtful execution on the tongue-in-cheek medium, let’s have a sale to make way for the fresh work in progress.
yes, LETS! the new roll of velvet will arrive in a couple weeks. make way for ducklings! We’ll post the in stock items on gilcorral.com for some rockin sale prices. (commissionable pieces, or examples of ones that have already found homes won’t have a sale pricing – and the sale will not be available via gil’s etsy site.)
check it out! spread the word!
and if you’ve had something in mind you’d like to see – or are thinking ahead to a custom holiday gift (a beloved pet’s portrait? a character from a favorite childhood story?) drop a line. let’s get our velvet on.
a custom, black velvet take on american gothic by gil corral, (c) 2013
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Tagged american gothic, art, black velvet, black velvet art, black velvet painting, custom, gil corral, grant wood, holidays, painting, pet portrait, portrait, sale, wedding, wedding gift
there’s a lot that i love about this. but mostly what kept going through my head is i LOVE substantial rings on men’s hands. and i LOVE LOVE pinkie rings. and i really shoulda been a stylist for elvis. hell yes. let’s do a super stellar custom piece together. xoxo
June 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
Tagged custom, elvis, elvis presley, fashion, jewelry, lovinganvil, mens accessories, mens fashion, pinkie rings, rings
farrah dot rings by lovinganvil
look at all these LOVELY stones waiting to be made into rings! all of the following are custom made to order in your size for $155 plus shipping. all will be sterling silver rings with a fine silver setting. also, if you’d like to add a simple word or phrase on either the inside of the band, the back of the ring – let me know! order via lovinganvil.com (or via email to studio at lovinganvil dot com while i work to get all the options listed!)
oval and squarish farrah ring options by lovinganvil
options will be listed on lovinganvil.com shortly. please see details regarding the stones here:
all approx 35mm diameter:
1. bright orange round
2. robins egg blue roundish square
3. neon green square
4. robins egg blue round
5. grass green square
6. snow white round
7. dark gray square
8. grass green round
9. dark gray octagon-ish
10. plum round
11. neon green square
12. plum octagon-ish
13. teal round-ish
14. robins egg blue square
15. bright orange square
16. ebon square (ebon round also available)
17. pumpkin orange round
18. bubblegum pink square (very soft pink)
19. dark gray round
20. bubblegum pink round
all 40mm x 30mm. the names can be a little funny with jaspers and agates, people naming them this and that. i’ll do my best to what i think they’re really called. and if you’d like to see a photo of a particular stone close up, drop a line and i’ll get it to you! xoxo
1. leopard jasper
2. forest jasper
3. picture jasper
5. russian moss agate (crazy deep green)
6. leopard jasper
7. rose quartz
8. smoky agate
9. forest jasper
10. smoky agate
11. forest jasper
12. russian moss agate
13. desert floor agate
14. desert floor agate
15. desert floor agate
16. desert floor agate
17. desert floor agate
18. moss agate
these are all roughly 35mm x 25mm. except for the dark wood which is 35mm square:
2. yellow jade
3. fancy jasper
4. yellow jade
*. mocha jasper (spaced it in the detail photo…see it above)
5. tiger ebony wood
WHEW. did i get it all?
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Tagged bigcartel, cocktail rings, custom, etsy, fashion, fused glass, jewelry, love, lovinganvil, rings, statement piece, sterling silver, stone
we'll be there!
we’re just doing one out-of-the-studio event this year and this is it! and it’s this weekend! ack!! i better get back to my bench!
hope to see you there! we’ll also be taking custom orders for holiday gift giving!!
custom guitar pick at lovinganvil.etsy.com
oooh, dad’s day is on it’s way!
i had a lovely mom’s day, thanks for asking. miss cv and i played a marathon game of monopoly (she totally trounced me, lots of hotels and houses involved…) and then we hula hooped like madwomen for a couple hours. i got the sore hips to prove it. nice dinner out with my two favorite peeps, then the day was already over.
but back to the boyz. i use a nice heavy (but not too heavy) gauge sterling silver for this pick. we can put a jumpring through it to hang on a chain or piece of leather or something…but they are actual, really nice, working picks. drab pony approved.
and you can totally customize what’s stamped into the pick. there are some space restrictions, but drop a line and we’ll work it out.