It's okay to be yourself

By Shawn Weigman
on January 19, 2018
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It's okay to be yourself

It's okay to be yourself.  It's okay to follow your passion.  It's okay to be happy.  This is not a rehearsal, this is YOUR life.  If you're happy, your loved ones will be happy too.

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Bling Ribbon! Metal and ribbon, what a combination!

By Shawn Weigman
on December 30, 2015

Well, I have been cleaning, putting up Christmas decorations at least on the inside.  I would like to keep them up since it takes so long to put them up but I have so much to do with regards to work.  

Tomorrow, although it's New Year's Eve and we have company coming (it's Daddy G's birthday New Year's Day), I will be cleaning my shop and cutting some beautiful pieces for my awesome customers! So, an early start will be in store for tomorrow.  

Today, while cleaning and organizing, I remembered I bought this beautiful ribbon Monday.  I can't wait to use it on a new aluminum monogram.  It's large, 4 inches wide and blingy (is that a word?) and it's gorgeous!  So stay tuned for the final product.  I love the thought of gorgeous embroidered, sequined and beaded ribbon with my aluminum monograms.  It's like a ying and a yang!  

I also like the thought that my house is somewhat clean.  Now, the outside, that's another story entirely. Our monsoon rains here in southeast have caused my outside decorations to continue to stay wet/soaked.  So until they dry, they will be displayed, which looks to be at least until March, LOL. We've had more rain than Seattle and I'm not kidding.  

Can you imagine this soaked in rain?  But it still looks great.  I made this last year and I surely would hate for it to be ruined.  Luckily, burlap is so versatile and easy to work with.  

So here's to another wonderful year to you!  Happy New Years!  I look forward to meeting more of you and making wonderful, gorgeous, one of a kind gifts especially for you!  Thank you for your support and thank you for allowing me to do what I love!

Cheers!

 

Behind the scenes

By Shawn Weigman
on December 27, 2015

Behind the scenes

Creating pieces of metal art is such a blessing for me.  I enjoy every step of the process.  And by process I mean, from creation of the cut file to cutting the piece, grinding the piece and prepping it for paint if needed.  To create a piece that I know will last for many, many years is one of the most rewarding experiences.  What's even better is to have an idea, draw it out, create a file, cut the file and get it ready to share online is wonderful but when someone actually likes it and places an order, well, I have to admit, it's a feeling that  I can't explain.  To know that someone likes what I have created is what it's all about for me.

Some don't realize that's it's just not about cutting a piece, it's about grinding the piece to be smooth, it's about washing the piece to make sure it's ready for paint, etc.  It's about painting it perfectly with no runs or bubbles, no uneven paint lines, etc.  There is so much that goes into one piece.  

Below is a video of the grinding process.  I am a perfectionist when it comes to my work.  I get that honest from both of my parents.  My work represents me.  It's me in each piece and I want only the best for my customers.  When I'm in my shop I am in "my" element...my own world.  So excuse the loud music but again, that's me.  I will listen to rock, country, beach music/Motown and even classical while working.  And it's usually pretty loud.  ;)  But I'm enjoying it and I'm so blessed to be able to do what I do.  The video is pretty long but you'll get a great idea of what goes into making your special piece.  And this is just the grinding process.   

 Thank you for stopping by and come back soon!  


 

 

We're ready to go!

By Shawn Weigman
on October 22, 2015

Ahh, I've been waiting a long time to push "GO!"  I am so excited to be online and ready to offer our one of kind products to you!  Thank you for stopping by and please stop by often, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/shawnweigmandesigns, follow us on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/shawnweigman along with Instagram, https://instagram.com/shawnweigmandesigns. 

We are thrilled to be here and excited that you stopped by.  Check back often for specials and new products added every few days! 

Now, back to cutting some metal!  ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's okay to be yourself

It's okay to be yourself

January 19, 2018

It's okay to be yourself.  It's okay to follow your passion.  It's okay to be happy.  This is not a rehearsal, this is YOUR life.  If you're happy, your loved ones will be happy too.

Read more →

Bling Ribbon! Metal and ribbon, what a combination!

December 30, 2015

Well, I have been cleaning, putting up Christmas decorations at least on the inside.  I would like to keep them...

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