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Mar 1 2015

SPECIAL GIFT

Want to get that special someone a unique gift? Maybe a gift that incorporates a family heirloom? Call us we might be able to help. Here’s Kelly’s experience:

Kelly Lane wrote:  I’d like to order a personalized cuff for my brother.  I want something really special as we will be celebrating in person for the first time since we were kids.  He’s in CA and I’m in MI.  Thanks!

Over the next month Kelly and I emailed back and forth. Kelly had lots of great ideas. Eventually she was able to obtain an old knife sheath of an uncle. She sent it to me.  I set off for my studio to come up with some ideas to present to Kelly. I sent her photos of ideas and we agreed on how to incorporate the piece of family nostalgia into her brother’s cuff.  ~ I used the small strap that held the knife into the sheath. As you will see in the photos below the little strap had a very cool snap. I cut it and hand stitched it on either side of the center piece made from vintage silverware.

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Kelly received the finished product:  Hi Teresa:   I got the cuff!  Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!  It really looks awesome!  You really did an excellent job with the stitching and engraving. Thanks so much for the extra stuff you did to the sheath as well, that was very nice of you!   It has been great working with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Teresa: Thanks Kelly!!!! I loved working on this project! I got to use a new tool. Thank you for giving me the opportunity of learning something new! It was my pleasure working with you!!!  I really loved how the hand stitching turned out!

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After Kelly brother received the cuff, Kelly wrote:  Teresa:  I just wanted to let you know that my brother LOVED his new leather cuff!  He said it was one of THE best gifts he’s ever received.  He wore it the whole time we were together in FL.  I just wanted to say thank you for helping make this year’s gift a very special one for my brother. I didn’t know how he’d like it but he really, really loves it.  He liked the idea of the coordinates and said it was a good conversation piece.  And of course he loved the fact it had some of his favorite uncles leather on it.  Not sure if I’ll ever be able to top that one!

Kelly Lane

 

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