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thursday thursday . Breaking Bad and the Money Clip

breaking bad bad mofo money clip by lovinganvil

a red brass version of what walter white carries (his is solid sterling, of course) check it out at lovinganvil.com

oh man oh man.  it’s been a whirlwind this morning!!  and afternoon!  i sat down to write this post at about 9am.  it’s now just after 2pm and i’ve not gotten any work done and i need to get in to the studio and and and …but it’s all so very awesome.  i intended to write more about the clip and how it came to be and some other details of the story…but i think that will have to wait until tomorrow.  i’m way too spazzed out now to really organize my thoughts.  so i’ll just go with a brief post and a preemptive OH-MY-GOD-I-KNOW-I’M-SUCH-A-GEEK.

yesterday we got a call from the folks at the portland press herald that they caught wind of the money clip we were asked to make for Bryan Cranston (aka Walter White, aka Heisenberg) of Breaking Bad.  which was awesome.  and then the photographer, Gordie Chibroski, came over and we took a bunch of photos and all that and then i was texting back and forth with the writer and asked where/when the article would run and he answered, “tomorrow, front page”

urf. wow.  ok.
so i obsessed and stressed about that for a good part of the night.


this morning we picked up the paper and there was this lovely article written by Matt Byrne, and it was on the front page of the portland press herald.  pretty dang cool, if i may say so myself.  very sweet and well written.  i was getting ready to post it here and there and do the social media thing and i get a call from channel 13 news here in portland, maine.  and they’d like to meet today and do an interview for tonight’s six o’clock news.

urf. uhm.  wow.     ok.

TV.  like, moving pictures and sound and talking and being coherent and not acting like a total tool and calming down and not dweebing out.

Gil's caption to this was pretty funny... "Hey news dude!!! What are you doing to my wife???" getting ready to interview

Gil’s caption to this was pretty funny… “Hey news dude!!! What are you doing to my wife???” …Getting ready to interview

which i fear i didn’t pull off so well.  the super lovely and friendly Marissa Bodnar and her camera man came and sat up and she so casually started to ask me questions and in my mind it looked like he was still setting up so i just started chatting…and we were laughing and talking and it was all so easy going and THEN i realized that OHMYGOD they were filming.  !!

of course, you say.  how could they not be.  i mean, WHAT was i thinking.

so once i realized that, i kind of froze.  it goes like this:  at first, i’m just being a goof.  and then, i’m just feeling awkward.  Marissa said i did awesome and not to worry.  and she was so very light and friendly and you know.  but URF.  i’m dreading watching tonight.  erp.

ok.  so tomorrow (hopefully) i’ll write the post i had in mind for today.  that is, of course, unless i’m hiding under a rock.




a giveaway. a giveaway! late june 2013

 lovinganvil (c) 2013


i am so very passionate about creating adornment, and so very honored by the support and appreciation for my work!  the thank yous and notes and email and and and.  and it’s awesome because i truly only make what i absolutely love myself and i OBSESS over every detail and nuance and it’s amazing to step out of ones head once in a while and realize that other folks are digging it, too.  amazing.

SO on that note!  let’s do a SUMMER O GIVEAWAYS lovinganvil style!  (with some el chicharron thrown in for good measure – keep your eyes peeled)

rules!  rules!  should i use bullet points for this?  hmm.  ok, sure.

  • there will be at least five different giveaways over the course of the summer.  prolly more.  but i have five planned right now.
  • enter via facebook, twitter and instagram.  one entry per social media per giveaway.  in other words, you can enter three times for each giveaway, but only once per social media.
  • FACEBOOK.  follow or like us at facebook.com/lovinganvil .  i’ll post a photo of the giveaway item.  to enter, share and like the photo/post
  • INSTAGRAM. follow or like us @lovinganvil .  for each giveaway i’ll post a unique #tag and instructions for a photo to post with the #tag.  to enter, upload and tag your photo!
  • TWITTER follow or like us at @lovinganvil .  i’ll tweet a photo and tag.  to enter, retweet the post.
  • entries will only count if you’ve followed/liked/whatever lovinganvil
  • the final giveaway will be the farrah ring grandprize and all previous entries will count towards your chances!  so if you’ve entered three times per each giveaway, you’ll have more opportunities!  the grandprize drawing will happen august 30, 2013 at 7pm eastern.  unless some weird life thing requires it to happen a little before or a little after.  so you know.

oh i’m PSYCHED!  wait, also –

  • postage is covered for domestic (u.s.) mail, with tracking.  insurance is not included.  international folks are more than welcome to enter but will be responsible for postage and fees – i’ll send a paypal invoice for those situations.
  • there was something else i was going to say but i forget.
  • i guess it was something vaguely legal like, we are not responsible for any losses or damage or any other issues that arise – this is intended to be a good time so… you know.  play nice.


lovinganvil contest

friday friday. early december 2011

finishing up for tomorrow

you know, i’ve moved my studio into the hallway, gil’s painting studio is now in our dining room.  it’s just too hard to heat the barn during the winter.  and i don’t want any resistance to getting work done.  so.  so there it is.  it’s come full circle — studios in the living space.  just like college.

sort of.

cozy, warm and easily accessible.

tomorrow we’ll be at bandaloop from 11-2 – in kennebunkport.  this is SUCH a lovely time with lovely people.  and lovely snacks and LOVELY drinks.  they keep me well martini’d.  so you know.  it’s awesome.