Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy 2015!

Happy New Year Everyone! I'm just getting over a nasty stomach bug and am drained so no parties for me this year but that's OK. I will be back at it next week. Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday. :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

I just want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and New Year's! I hope you all have a good time this holiday and stay safe and warm. Also, I want to thank everyone for making 2014 a really great year for me, one of the best yet. Much new stuff is coming up for 2015 so keep your seatbelts fastened, it's going to be terrific. :)   

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fancy Titanium Atwrenches

Hi Folks,

Thanks for the great sale yesterday.  I was able to raise $1100 for the three local organizations and the donations have been made. Thank you so much and I know that everyone in this area will be very grateful to have those services continue to be available. I may make some further donations as well when I get some time to take a breather from cranking out all these goodies. :)

As I mentioned below, someone at the post office late yesterday afternoon mistakenly set their scan machine wrong and so the tracking is messed up on the packages I sent out yesterday. Don't worry though, this happened once before and everything did reach the recipients in the usual time so no worries! Of course, mail is a bit slow this week due to the holiday volume but I am sure most everything will get there OK and I hope before Christmas for the US bound packages. If anything does go missing beyond a week or so just be patient or email me and we'll see if we can track it down.

Today I have a few Titanium Atwrenches done with fancy Vintage Style Anodizing! These are once again tough to photograph and get the vibrant colors right but you can get the idea I think...multiple textures and multiple anodizing steps make these very special indeed. The colors range from warm gold and orangey copper tones to bright pinks, UV purples, deep electric blues and minty greens. Some of these effects I have never been able to achieve before so I'm stoked for what they portend for future projects as well. I'm definitely keeping a couple for my own collection...

Anyhow, the Fancy Ti Atwrenches are $75 plus shipping and the link is below. I have a limited number of these so will keep to one per customer please. There are a few more on deck but not sure if I can get to them right away so this is all for now...thank you for stopping in today and as always it is much appreciated!

These are Sold Out for now, thank you everyone and have a great weekend!



Hi Folks,

The PO received the packages I dropped off yesterday and they mistakenly scanned them as delivered in Turners Falls. This has happened before. All packages are on their way to the correct destinations so just ignore the screwed up tracking message. Thanks!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Titanium Sweethearts!

Hi Everyone,

Woohoo, the holidays are coming fast! At the beginning of December I always think that time is stretching on ahead in abundance but the closer that Christmas looms the more time gets crunched. I think we nearly approaching black hole compression levels now.

Anyhow, I'm still scrambling here to get some last minute work done. The days are quite overcast lately for the most part so it's a challenge to get nice light for photos...especially when those photos are of colored titanium, which is already very difficult to capture accurately. Therefore I can only give you approximations in my images but I think you will find these objects to be quite vibrant in real life.

Today I have a big batch of Titanium Sweethearts done. These are a bit thicker than the stainless ones and measure a hair under 5/32 thick while still weighing slightly less than their prior counterparts. I spent a lot of time playing with these little guys and the results are nothing less than intriguing.

The Sweethearts feature multiple surface textures and multiple anodizing effects. The final finishes are absolutely stunning. I have tried to vary not only the edge colors and surface plane colors but the textures as well to create both interesting contrasts and light catching effects. Even with the same general color combinations no two pieces are exactly alike.

As before, I will be donating a healthy portion of the Sweetheart proceeds to charity. In this case, given the time of year, I'm making those donations to several of my favorite local community organizations which are sorely in need of funds such as the Food Bank of Western Mass, the Brick House Teen Center, and the Turners Falls Public Library all of which provide vital services. It's always good to give something back to the local community.

The Titanium Sweethearts will be $55 plus shipping and I will make it a two per customer limit on them please. The link to order is below and if it is not there when you see this post it means the sale is over and they are sold out. Thank you as always everyone, I hugely appreciate your enthusiasm and support this year and hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!

Ti Sweethearts are sold out for now, thank you so much everyone!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Minty Green Ti 5 Flutes!

Hi Everyone,

Hope your holiday season is going great so far. I've been quite busy trying to wrap up a few projects here and maybe at some point I might even get a chance start my Christmas shopping. :)

More Roll Bars will be running in a few days but I really don't know if I will have any done before Christmas or not. Even if I did they might not make it to you in time for Christmas...however, I'm pretty confident that there will be another sale of them before the year is over....also, in the pipeline for mid January, something brand new from the Measuring Instrument Department here at Atwood Studios! And hopefully that will be the start of a new line of cool items for 2015.    

Today I have some more of the beautiful titanium 5 Flute beads done. This time I have given them a long slow tumble followed by anodizing. They have an intense bright green color which looks even brighter on the brilliant Purple Haze cord. Great fun.

The Green Ti 5 Flutes will run $30 plus shipping and it's a two per customer limit on them please as the batch is not very big. The link is below. Thanks everyone and have a terrific week!

Green ones are gone for now, thank you!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Titanium 5 Flutes

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We lost power for a couple of days but managed to have a good time despite it all. I did a lot of cold weather backup gear assessments which is always interesting and concluded that we were in pretty good shape as far as emergency preparedness goes. I used a lot of different flashlights of course and all performed well, particularly enjoyed the Maratac AAA lights as well as the McGizmo Mule. My Goal Zero backup chargers and lanterns were terrific and kept us juiced and well lit with power to spare. I even had a chance to use my Roll Bar with 550 cord to reattach the cable wire after it fell off the house and was draped across the driveway. Fun times...that I could have done without! :)  

Well today I have the first wave of titanium 5 Flute Mega Lanslides done. It took quite a while but these are finally running. I decided to make some plain ones first with no pinstripe and no anodizing as I know people really want some basic ones. They have a simple tumbled finish and look great on the cool Undead (they shoulda called it Zombie) cord from Supply Captain. I will probably be doing some Ti 5 Flutes with anodizing and maybe some with pinstripes up the road as well. We'll see how the run goes.

The Titanium 5 Flute Lanslides will run $30 each plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for stopping in folks and stay warm out there!

These are sold out for now but lots more are on the way shortly...Thank you!