ART_Custom Helix Pick Guard

IMG_1251 I get so excited whenever I get a commission for a new pick guard because they are so small that I can do them quickly, yet I still get to challenge myself with the placement of images and text on such an odd shape. This request was from a guitar-playing biologist, that wanted a gold guard with outline, his initials, and an (accurate) DNA helix. He gave me freedom with choosing the script for his initials, and I decided to use the Gibson guitar font because that's what model this guard will get screwed onto. I am excited to have done another guard and like the eye catching look of this one!

Also check out the video at the bottom of this post to watch the sketching and painting process of this piece!

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRAq-44Wfsg&w=560&h=315]

Thanks for checking out my work! Please check out my Etsy shop if you're interested in a custom guard!

DIY_Monogram Decoration

Today i'm sharing with you my Thanksgiving DIY project. Being home for the holiday, I wanted to create something festive. With items from Michael's, I created this monogram decoration that reminds me of something you might find at Anthropologie!

You will need:

a letter of your choice made of wood or cardboard a sprig of fake plants, i chose this mixture of green and red that was brushed with bronze paint a matching ribbon scissors a hot glue gun and glue sticks

Snip off individual leaves from your faux branch.

Begin attaching the leaves to the letter with the hot glue. Start on the inside curve and work your way outwards.

Continue gluing each leaf onto the letter. I completed the curved area first and then worked my way down the vertical portion.

After covering the entire letter, attach a ribbon to the back with the glue.

and here's my finished product! enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!