Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Launch of Metal and Hide: Made in New England

I can see it now ... as Metal and Hide becomes the #1 art and design company where they design and construct handmade, wearable and functional craft objects, they will talk about their humble beginnings in the basement of founder Kyle DiMare's parents' house where they literally wore their fingers to the bone creating unique crafts.

It was a perfect New England Spring day last weekend for the launch of Metal and Hide. Kyle tended bar, tended to his wares and talked with passion about Metal and Hide's crafts. Co-founder Courtney helped the ladies choose their earrings and pendants and shared how she conceptualized, designed and crafted each of her creations. They were so busy that they did not have time to take photos of their guests wearing their cherished purchases.

Kyle did take a moment to snap this shot of me wearing the Black Tie Affair pendant:

As we enjoyed the catered food and carefully tended bar, the spacious and lush surroundings, we marveled at how two recent college graduates are bringing their vision and passion to life.

You can find them on Facebook and shop for their unique designs on Etsy.

Good luck Kyle and Courtney as you journey well following your bliss and your passion!

Be blessed. Journey well. To all good things....

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