The newest member of the Adornments Family!

December 13, 2009 at 8:27 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff) (, )

Taglines like that usually mean that we have a new artist, but that has yet to be determined with our latest addition.  Given her lineage, it’s pretty much guaranteed that she will be, but what will her medium be?  I am, of course, referring to newborn daughter of artist/owner Alexis Anbari and her artist husband Abdul!

Please join us in welcoming the new reigning Champion of Cuteness: Soraya Ellen Anbari!

Baby Anbari

Soraya headed home from the hospital

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New Artist: Craig McDonald!

October 31, 2009 at 3:54 PM (Adornments News, Guest Artists) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Craig McDonald is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Nashville.  He works mainly in steel and stainless steel, often incorporating other materials such as marble, wood, stone, and fabrics into his work.  Much of his art is contemporary or modern in design and ranges along the scope of  functional to purely sculptural.  And without further ado, here’s a sample of his work that’s available at Adornments! Stop by and check them out!!

Melt - steel   29x30x20"

Melt - steel 29x30x20"

This piece is very fun- can be placed on a table or on the floor or can even be mounted on the wall!

 

Warp

Warp - steel 14x9x12- Sorry! Can't have this one! It has already sold! 🙂

Fun from every angle, this sculpture adds a special touch to any room- looks gorgeous by a fireplace!

Offset Table

Offset Table - steel/marble/glass 26x32x48"

Very modern, this table could set the tone for a whole room!  Sturdy and beautiful, this piece is sure to impress.

 

Zig Zag Wineholder

Zig Zag Wine Holder - steel 24x18x5"

A great gift, this wine holder will give you a place to store your featured wines with properly moistened corks without having to hide them away in a wine cellar!

Made from steel, this wine holder will give you a way to store and display that is sturdy as well as elegant.

Exploded Triangle

Exploded Triangle - steel 14x6.5x8"

Unusual, edgy and fun- this sculpture is perfectly suited to add interest to tight spaces either at home or the office!

 

Opposition Vase

Opposition Vase - steel 10.5x8x2.5"

Not your average vase, this sleek and modern design can hold some serious flowers or stand on its own!

All these and more are now available at Adornments!  Come get your contemporary and modern furniture, steel sculpture, and home items in time for Christmas!

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Adornments Creates Jewelry for Adoption Benefit!

October 23, 2009 at 4:01 PM (Adornments News, Jewelry) (, , , , , , , , )

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Adornments recently donated custom jewelry created with adoption in mind for auction at An Orphan’s Ticket Home adoption benefit.  All proceeds from the auction went towards helping families with the costs of adopting overseas orphans.

It was a lovely event coordinated by Courtney Hammons from “A Magical Affair” with live music by Sparrow Recording Artist, Britt Nicole,  and guest speaker and author of Fields of the Fatherless and Red Letters, Tom Davis.

Adornments donated two original pieces for this benefit:

A pendant entitled “Family” featuring a Copper and Silver parent figures embracing a 14k yellow gold child figure adorned with a ruby as well as a blue handbag entitled “It Takes A Village…” featuring Copper and Brass adult figures celebrating the first steps of a Silver child.

Here are some in progress shots of the pendant!

We started with a concept drawing. The red indicates the various layers of metal we plan to use.

We started with a concept drawing. The red indicates the various layers of metal we plan to use.

First step after drawing is cutting out the metal layers.

Silver & copper layers ready to be cut.

Silver & copper layers ready to be cut.

This is what the pieces look like just after sawing them out.. Are you scared yet?? 🙂

Silver & copper layers cutAfter the pieces are all cut out, we domed them slightly and then set them up to be soldered together.

Yikes! Fire!!

Yikes! Fire!!

This is the pendant just after soldering all the pieces together (well, ok, we cleaned it up a bit with sandpaper too). Ready to be polished!

Soldered "Family" pendant

Soldered "Family" pendant

Haha! Safety first!! I love what that mask does to my ear!

Suiting up to polish!

Suiting up to polish!

Polishing!

Polishing!

And, finally! The finished piece!

"Family"

"Family"

We were honored to be asked to participate in this event and had a great time at the Gala! For more information on an Orphan’s Ticket Home and how to get involved with this program, please visit http://www.orphanstickethome.org/. And on a final note, we leave you with this… love it when they have photo booths at events!

The Adornments ladies at the Gala!

The Adornments ladies at the Gala

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Fun at the Franklin Bridal Ball

October 13, 2009 at 7:51 PM (Adornments News) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

A couple of weeks ago Adornments participated in the yearly Franklin Bridal Ball, held right here in the Factory at Franklin!

It was a pretty busy day- but we had a great time meeting with local brides and their families!

Our booth at the Franklin Bridal Ball
Our booth at the Franklin Bridal Ball

Nashville area brides were out in force to check out the local wedding vendors and get ideas, and Adornments excels at unique ideas for those special finishing touches (if I do say so myself!). We had a great variety of hand made jewelry and invitations on display. As always brides are encouraged to discuss their ideas with us and work with our designers to create something unique just for them!

Sample papers on display for inspiration in designing your own invitation!

Sample papers on display for inspiration in designing your own invitation!

Toward the end of the evening the Bridal Ball put on a fashion show featuring our favorite local designer, Olia Zavozina and you know we had to get our jewelry on the catwalk too!! Handily enough, our booth was right next to Olia’s too.

adornments with Olia
Alexis, Laura, Olia, and Lucinda

Laura and Lucinda are both sporting custom fashion designs by Olia and doubled as models for the fashion show!! Need I mention the amazing jewelry we’re wearing? Check it out!!

Here are some shots from the fashion show.. why do models always look so cranky??

A model wearing our diamond pearl chainmail set.

A model wearing our diamond pearl chainmail set.

Chainmail choker with small coin pearls

Chainmail choker with small coin pearls

Silver feather necklace

Silver feather necklace

Keep an eye out for the above necklace in upcoming posts… it’s about to play a very special role!!

Silver macrame choker

Silver macrame choker

And because we can never take anything very seriously… our very own models striking poses:

Lucinda & Laura sporting Adornments jewelry & Olia's fashion.

Lucinda & Laura sporting Adornments jewelry & Olia's fashion.

At the end of the evening we raffled off a pair of hand made earrings (who doesn’t love free stuff?!).

Earring Raffle

Earring Raffle

Don’t forget- Adornments offered some great discounts to Bridal Ball attendees! So come visit us and let us design something special just for you!!

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Adornments’ Wedding!

October 1, 2009 at 4:00 PM (Adornments News, Laura's Wedding) (, , , , , , , )

Hello All!

As you know, we’ve been planning a wedding for months now and it’s finally here!  This Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 5:30 Laura and Jim will be tying that knot!  In honor of this momentous occasion, Adornments will be closed on Saturday, October 3, 2009 (sorry guys!  There’s still so much to do!  You understand!)  Don’t worry, there will be lots of fabulous pictures courtesy of the Grays of Gray Photography and we’ll post them as soon as we can to share all the pretties!

The Wedding is Here!

The Wedding is Here!

Wish us luck!

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Adornments to host trunk show for fashion designer Olia Zavozina!

July 18, 2009 at 3:28 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Adornments hosting Olia Zavozina trunk show

Adornments hosting Olia Zavozina trunk show

Come see Olia’s new line of summer and bridal wear in the gorgeous Adornments gallery Upstairs at the Factory at Franklin!  Cocktails and refreshments will be served and there will be two drawings for fabulous prizes from both Olia Zavozina and the jewelers at Adornments!  Come mingle, see what’s hot in fashion and jewelry this season, and take home a fabulous new addition to your wardrobe at exclusive Trunk Show prices!

See you there!

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Save the Date card by Weddings by Adornments!

July 10, 2009 at 3:30 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, Laura's Wedding, Pour Tu De Moi) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Calling all Nashvillians- and super awesome people around the world!  Check out the latest Save the Date by Weddings by Adornments!

This custom made save the date card features a hand-drawn portrait of the bride and groom to be in their wedding colors: Red, Black and White!  These are very hot colors for Nashville, TN weddings this year.  This save the date is very personal, appealing to the bride & groom who want the custom touch!  A new twist on the popular trend of using photos of the couple on the card!

Save the Date Card by Weddings By Adornments

Save the Date Card by Weddings By Adornments

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Adornments Glamor Fusion!

June 13, 2009 at 6:51 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, Jewelry) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Check out the gorgeous pics courtesy of the amazing Grays of Gray Photography from the photo shoot we did with designer Olia Zavozina!

Grecian Bride

Grecian Bride

This is an original bridal gown by Olia Zavozina paired with Adornments’ Copper-colored pearl collar, Diamond-Pearl Earrings and Silver Peridot Armband.  This photography was taken by Gray Photography and the model is the ever lovely Leah DePriest Elmquist!

Princess Bride

Princess Bride

Glamor Shot!  Again, the lovely Leah Elmquist wearing a classic bridal dress by Olia Zavozina with Adornments’ Princess Tiara and Leafy Bridal Necklace– Photography by Gray Photography!

Princess Bride (B&W)

Princess Bride (B&W)

Look for more fabulous pics from this photoshoot- it was a lot of fun and the results are thus far simply gorgeous!

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Adornments at Art Fusion 2009

May 30, 2009 at 4:39 PM (Adornments News)

We’re going to be a part of Art Fusion 2009 at the Factory! This is a big art show held every year on Artists Row at the Factory. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Factory. It really was an old oven manufacturing plant that has been turned into an indoor mall. It’s full of shops, restaurants, art studios, galleries and offices on Franklin Road and Liberty Pike in Franklin, TN. That’s so you can find it next week when you come for the big show.

Art Fusion 2009

Art Fusion 2009

There’s going to be a lot going on over the weekend and best of all…

You’re Invited!

3rd Annual Art Fusion Show

Friday, June 5, 1-9 p.m.
Art Show and Reception

Friday evening reception, from 6 – 9 p.m.
Wine tasting by Del Rio Wine & Spirits,
music by Jack Grant, gourmet food by Garden Gate Catering,
and of course, great art.

This year’s juried art show is bigger and better than ever.
Fine art and craft by members of the
Arts Council and artists from The Row @ the Factory.

Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Art Show and Sale continues all day.
Music by Orchestra Nashville, 1 – 3 pm.

The Factory at Franklin, Building 12

Here are a couple of pictures from last years show.

Jack Grant singing

Jack Grant singing

John CannonJohn Cannon, artist on the Row

card_revision will be downstairs on the Row for this event with some samplings of our work

(Alexis, Lucinda and Laura)

and that of our artists; Tom Turnbull, Paul Ferrell, Patricia Ferrell,Charlie Thompson, Belinda Short and Steamy Raimon.

Here’s a sneak preview!

Pen and ink drawing by Laura Lempke

'Downward Facing Girl' - Pen and ink drawing by Laura Lempke

Handwoven and pieced pillow by Lucinda Harshey

Handwoven and pieced pillow by Lucinda Harshey

One of Alexis Anbari's neclaces

Silver Chain Mail and Pearl necklace by Alexis Anbari

And so much more! It’s going to be a blast and a great way to see what artists in Middle Tennessee are doing.

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Adornments welcomes new artist: Steamy Raimon!

May 7, 2009 at 9:45 PM (Adornments News, Guest Artists)

Steamy Raimon comes to us from Las Vegas and ads a new element to our gallery: Viking-style drinking horns!  Each one-of-a-kind horn is hand-carved and painted with traditional Norse writing and symbols to give it an authentic Viking feel.  Each horn is sealed with wax to make it a functional drinking horn as well as a beautiful work of art!

Steamy Raimon

Steamy Raimon

This piece is made from natural bull horn, imported from Northern Europe, and fitted with a removable leather strap with copper fittings for easy carrying.  This drinking horn is completely functional, having been sealed with beeswax to enable it to carry large quantities of mead, beer and/or wine.  The carvings, featuring The Midgard Serpent crossing itself in a traditional knot fashion and the words “Drink with the Gods” in both English and Elder Futhark Runes (old Norse) are hand carved and highlighted with red oil paint.  The Midgard Serpent in Norse mythology is a huge serpent under the sea that surrounds the entire Earth and is often depicted as a dragon on the bows of Viking ships.  This horn is a fine collector’s item or gift for the lover of Scandinavian heritage and lore (information provided by Steamy Raimon).

Viking-Style Drinking Horn

Viking-Style Drinking Horn

This drinking horn, also one-of-a-kind, is hand-carved and painted on natural ram’s horn.  The carvings depict Elder Futhark (old Norse) runes and symbols of dedication to the Norse gods Odin and Tyr.  A sealing of beeswax makes this horn capable of carrying a significant quantity of liguid (traditionally mead, beer or wine) and is similar to those historically used by Norse shamans for ceremonies and rituals (Information provided by Steamy Raimon).

Shaman Ritual Ram's Horn

Shaman Ritual Ram's Horn

Steamy Raimon accepts commissions for his horns, appropriate for occasions as varied as historical reinactment occasions and marital drinking vessels as well as being excellent collector’s items for Scandinavian history enthusiasts.

Please join us in welcoming Steamy Raimon to Adornments!

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