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Custom Brass pet Tags

September 14, 2016

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due to popular demand we have now added custom brass pet tags to our online shop. our tags are hand hammered with love and are a stylish way to make sure fido or meow pants know who to call. our pet / dog / cat tags measure 1 1/4″ diameter and are light weight. and might we add we are very proud of our 11 1/2 week old joni – australian shepherd puppy’s start to her modeling career.

shop it up here!

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vertical succulent garden

September 26, 2014

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designing and planting someone’s garden is always a privilage and a pleasure. this was especially the case and then some when we worked on the garden owned by the wonderful couple behind the design company, multee project. there were many facets to the project but a major highlight was when the pair requested a vertical succulent wall piece.  in collaboration with carpenter and artist james melinat we installed this beautiful custom redwood frame that holds a colorful array of succulents amongst moss and hand picked foraged pieces for added texture. it felt like the old days making paintings except instead of acrylic the materials were living or natural. 🙂

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new in the shop: brass cuff bracelets

February 4, 2014

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the surface studies brass cuff bracelet…

inspired by the textures of the stones and natural findings encountered on hikes or used in our creative practice – these brass cuff bracelets are treated like a painting or drawing – each piece is hand made, applying textures to the surface of the brass,highlighting relationships between markings. referencing the beauty of Wabi Sabi, the end result of each piece celebrates the spirit of the one of a kind object and human mark.

bracelets come in two sizes. small measures 1/4″ wide. large measures 3/4″ wide. the brass is adjustable and can be molded to your wrist at your desired arm location. the bracelets are light weight and comfortable for daily wear.

the bullshit brass cuff bracelet…

inspired by two of my favorite bracelets in my personal collection, a vintage brass cuff that was my mothers (sorry ma not giving that one back!) and another gifted to me by her that reads: bullshit.
i decided to combine the form of one and the wisdom of the other to create this piece so that you too could share the joy i have in owning a lovely bracelet that shares a common voice.

sometimes it really is all just bullshit. and that is kinda wonderful to say out loud. stamped. by hand. on a brass bangle to wear solo or with the wrist collection you got goin’ on.

as always made with love. keep in mind every bracelet is hand made and imperfections are what make these pieces extra special. the brass is adjustable and can be molded to your wrist at your desired arm location.

 

 

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LOS ANGELES TIMES
No.7 Holiday Gift Guide

November 30, 2013

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check it out! We are No. 7 of the LA TIMES HANDMADE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
can’t stop smiling / jumping up and down / dancing in place etc.

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new in the shop: art for your wall

October 18, 2013

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after careful consideration, it came to our attention that the cloth we wipe our brushes on is too beautiful not to highlight. the build up of strokes, stains, colors blending and clashing are the result of our hard work in the studio. so we have framed our favorite areas for this exclusive series.

reminiscent of the la sunsets, no two framed pieces are alike.

when ordering keep in mind that your piece will be different than the images pieces pictured above. if you are not comfortable with a surprise get in touch for images of what we currently have.

additionally in the past we have made table cloths and runners with our markings for our displays, home, custom gifts and for various events. they stained fabric adds a lovely ethereal touch to any environment. should this interest you please get in touch. contact@chaparral-studio.com

to shop our one of a kind brush cloth wall pieces click here. to visit our shop click here.

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flowers for kate

September 18, 2013

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my dear friend kate miss is getting married this month! (woohoo! wave the flags! and do a little dance – i really like her husband to be! and kate. duh.)

the lovely bride to be was celebrated recently at a bridal shower hosted at laura’s magical house overlooking the city. creative ladies katie and lisa made amazing treats (both edible and keepsake). i was asked to provide the flora. planted arrangements are my regular gig so any chance i get to work with flowers is very exciting. i picked up a romantic little collection for the occasion that consisted of soft beauties like queen anne’s lace, chamomile and ombre white to pink to lavender dahlias. naturally the bunch had to have some succulents from my garden added to the mix.

i also made a crown for the babe of the hour. was tempted to make collars of flowers for the dogs too… maybe next time!

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to see more photos of the sweet lady date and the fine looking details visit kate’s blog post here.

all photos by me, except the awesome shot of the patio. that one is by none other than my dog walking partner in crime… laura.

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custom terrariums

September 11, 2013

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i am very backed up on posting images of the custom work i’ve done recently. but lets begin with these two custom terrariums. both involved depicting the ocean so it seemed appropriate to pair ’em up! although one terrarium is of anartica. the other of carpenteria, ca. always fun to be given a challenge like “can you make a zodiac inflatable boat?” or a beach! never a dull moment when i get to dig around our my crazy collection of materials and make a person’s story come to life in a miniature scene under glass.

stay tuned for more soon…

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the cream part 1 / photos by marble rye & moi

April 4, 2013

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finally i am post images from the cream event! it was quite the experience. i was surrounded by amazingly talented folks from all over town and felt so lucky to be amongst them! i met so many wonderful folks that i hope to work with lots in the future. thank you to everyone that came out!

below are couple shots of my table. the problem with doing your table and several other projects is that it leaves little energy to document so my apologies if my images aren’t up to par! we poured our hearts into this display – it was loaded with moss, orchids, succulents, floral notes and surprises all along the way. we designed a sweet heart table that was suited for a romantic pair. at the plate of the bride and groom was a tiny miniature nude that pulled a thread tied to a mica gilded wishbone (real!) in the center of their settings. the idea suggesting that the two would break the bone and wish for the best on their upcoming adventure as a team. throughout the table dressings there were many more scenes to encounter… such as honeymoons in the van with the pets, a glitter dance party in one of the vintage glass / brass trinket boxes, a woman painting a male nude, a lady flying a kite with her dog companion and much more… we were so lucky we got to use a gorgeous table and bench from found rentals and two sexy bertoia chairs from yeah! rentals to complete our look.
hopefully we can score some other shots of our table from elsewhere but in the mean time this serves as a little insight on our display at the cream event…

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one of the best parts of the event was collaborating with the talented jessica of bramble workshop to create this tablescape for the delicious urban palate display. they are such an incredible group of folks at this catering company – warm and friendly, up for creative challenges and best of all make the yummiest treats in town. jessica is responsible for the lovely box designs and the background and my handy work is all the florals. we did 6 lovely arrangements for their table along with garnish dressings and sweet boutineers to pin on to their handsome staff.
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another collaboration was this planted tipi (tepee, teepee…) for bash, please. this tipi was covered from head to toe in succulents, ferns, moss and love. it took a small crew of patient ladies with a passion for plants to install this beauty. i am quite pleased with the end result of this project but i have some ideas for a more sustainable planted tipi in the works! this one inspired me so much and was such a blast to build i kinda think i want to do my first test garden tipi for my dog…
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and my last collaboration with miss jess was this backdrop for smilebooth…. it was super silky soft. at one point in the process of making it i was convinced that i should put the strips of fabric on everything as decoration, including myself as a scarf. i think that is the side effect that happens when you spend hours upon hours starring and cutting  gold shiny metallic fabric…
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a big thank you to my friend and photographer melissa at marble rye for most of the images on this post (and on my site!) of this event.

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new jewelry on our shop!

February 5, 2013

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be sure to check out our shop – we just updated it with lots of new jewelry designs! they are all made with lots of love… just in time for valentine’s day. keep in mind we also can customize… get in touch – contact(at)chaparral-studio.com

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custom terrariums

January 16, 2013

 

 

we’ve been cooking up custom terrariums like mad. here are just a few favorites… ferns, air plants, succulents, miniatures, bikes, dogs, cats… oh my!

and if you were wondering. yes, it is true. the middle terrarium is of a sneak attack / dude on dude wrestling action. yup. like i always say, anything is possible! hit us up with a challenge!

 

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