Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Shop Local/Shop Smart: F. is For Frank Jewelry

Oh So Cynthia is about showcasing the city of Dallas and what makes it a fabulous place to live. From food to fashion, reality TV to movie premiers, cultural events to business deals, this city is happening and the people who live and create here are affecting change, not only in our city, but all around the world! I'm a girl with champagne tastes on a soda-pop budget, so I am all about smart shopping.  Throughout the holiday season, I will be bringing you a series of posts that will combine both of these concepts - Shop Local/Shop Smart - bringing you great gift ideas for under $200 from local designers and businesses.

Today's feature is local jewelry design company: 

f. is for frank

f. is for frank was established in 2007 and is a collaboration between Shoshannah Frank and Casey Melton. In 2009, the duo decided to take a departure from designing custom architectural elements and created a line of jewelry. f. is for frank’s handmade collection of jewelry has a textural, sculptural and modern feel that is derived from the artists’ background in designing and manufacturing architectural elements. While their jewelry reflects organic shapes and objects in nature, they also enjoy making a huge statement with scale.

While I love a lot of their designs, I am a sucker for anything you can personalize. Here are a couple of my favorite options from their current collection:

Custom Ring  ($85)

This statement ring allows you to say whatever you want!  It includes a custom hand stamped date, name or word (maximum 10 letters).

 Examples: (pronounce your love (A+C), wedding date (7.1.06), son or daughter's name (WALKER), new last name (MRS. MELTON) or status (SINGLE)....say what you want!

Me + You Necklace  ($62)

Another way to say I Love You!
The pewter plate is 1 3/4 long and 3/8 wide.
Includes 16in silver chain.

When ordering, please include the names you want stamped on the front in the comment section.  Want to include a message on the a date?  Add handstamping for just $10!

You can find their baubles locally at boutiques like We are 1976 and  Indigo 1745 or peruse their entire line online at