Happy New Year to you all!
We hope you all had a fantastic festive season and if you picked up something for yourself in our Boxing Day sale that you're having a great time making your own Hammered Leatherworks clever leather kit.
Here at Hammered HQ we're going to be taking a little bit of time off to recover from the rush of the last few months (as well as from a little over indulging over Christmas :P) but we'll be back on board from January 12.
Comment below and share with us your best festive season recovery tip!
With only a few days left to get your personalised orders in for this Christmas we thought it was the perfect time to go over what a monogram is and why you should have your kit personalised...
Since When? Originating back in 350BC a monogram was a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, used as recognizable symbols or logos.
In todays day and age the monogram has been simplified and instead of overlapping and creating a graphic it is simply your initals with or without punctuation.
Why use it? A monogram is a classic and personal touch traditionally used on items of importance or significance. Just like a royal seal it denotes importance and implies sophistication, as having something personalised incurs extra expense and is always worth the wait.
When? If your giving a gift and you want to show that person just how important they are to you then this is that extra step. It could be for any occasion birthday, fathers day, mothers day, congratulations for retirement or landing the dream job. Monograms are on goods carried by important people, so if you want that special someone to feel they are at the top of your list then monogrammed goods are the way to do it.
Now more than ever it's easy to add a monogram to any Hammered Leatherworks goods. You simply select-->
Yes please and type the initials and WHIZ BANG POP a custom piece will be on its way to you.
We're not done yet! After a crazy few weeks and some 6,000 plus kilometres we're still on the go and will be jetting our way back over to Sydney for this weekend's The Finders Keepers. We'll be at stand XXXX so be sure to pop by and say hi and check out our clever leather kits.
With only a few more weeks until our Christmas break there'll be no rest for the wicked so we're looking for all the suggestions you may have to get over the post-travel jetlag... we're going to need it after this 3 week odyssey!
Comment below and let us know your best post-travel recovery tip
Sydney, you were awesome. Let's see if Melbourne can out do you? It'll be a big ask that's for sure.
After a whirl wind visit this coming week we're divide & conquering with Adam at Fremantle Bazaar & myself heading back east to Melbourne for the second leg of the Big Design Market. We'll both got a heap of goodies with us to make your Christmas shopping that much easier.
Be sure to come and say hi. Adam will be at stand 30 at Fremantle Bazaar and I will be at stand D20 at the Big Design Market.
Only a couple more days until I am headed over to Sydney for the Big Design Market. We'll have our full range in our brand new packaging so be sure to come and see me to pick up some memorable Christmas gifts for your friends, family or even yourself!
I'll be at stand B12 so be sure to come by and say hi! Download your site map to find me right here.
Perth & Melbourne we'll be seeing you both next week!
We're gearing up for the biggest trip we've done this year. Over a three week period we will be at 4 different events in 3 different states and traveling over 6,000 kilometres to see you all. Starting from November 23 I will be headed over to Sydney for the Big Design Market (November 24- 26), then briefly back to Perth to restock before jumping back on a plane to Victoria for the Melbourne leg of the Big Design Market (December 1 - 3). At the same time that I will be in Melbourne our WA fans can catch Adam at Fremantle Bazzar. Just to add to the madness we'll be heading BACK to Sydney for The Finders Keepers on December 8 - 10!
I'm looking forward to seeing you all in Sydney or Melbourne and if you're in WA make sure to head to Freo Bazzar to say hi to Mr Hammered!
Over the last 7 months we have been hard at work updating our packaging and we'd like to introduce you to two very talented ladies that helped us to get there.
Meet Leah from Studio Bomba - Graphic Designer Extrodinaire
Studio Bomba is a creative consultancy, big on curiosity and collaboration. Bomba works with businesses to shape their look and feel for the first time. And also when re-introducing themselves, or a new product or service, to the market. We geek out on design for brands, packaging, publications, promotions and spaces – all of the moments when companies and clients bump up against one another for mutual goodness. Some of best known work has been for clients such as Fringe World Perth, Rooftop Movies, Vasse Felix Wines, Silvana Coffee and homegrown projects including Mitchell & Dent and First Comes Love.
Working with Hammered is always fun and when Bomba was invited to partner with them on a new packaging solution as flexible as their product is, it was a no-brainer! Bec and Adam are renowned for their ‘high-design meets DIY’ approach and the packaging needed to work in that world too. We developed a standard box that can be customised to fit each one of their kits, protecting the premium leathers and hardware, but also able to be opened instore so folks can see quality of the leather kits and get a real feel for the heirloom-quality item they’re about to handcraft.
Meet Holly - Taker of Awesome Imagery
To compliment the awesome new boxes designed by Leah we needed some equally awesome photography to match it; enter Holly:
I am a wife, mother of three and a photographer living in the beautiful south-west town of Margaret River.
I'm addicted to all things photography and even after almost 7 years in business, I still spend many of my days studying the craft. Ever since high school I've enjoyed picking up a camera but it wasn't until I had my first child and my mum gifted me with a new camera, that I found my digital voice.
As a mum, I understand the importance of capturing life's fleeting moments and keeping those memories strong forever. I love connecting with couples and families who allow me to show who they really are, people who are happy to truly be themselves in front of my camera. I want you to be able to relive how you felt at that moment all over again and I want you to be able to share those moments with generations to come.
Named after my Dad, Henry is the toiletries bag that every man should own. Angular in its appearance, with a unique zip free top, it brings together the best of form and function. Large enough to really pack it in for long or short stays or something luxurious for your home bathroom to an everyday workhorse for the regular traveler. Seeing Henry when you wake up in the morning is a reinforcement that you can do great things and there people whom you will see again soon that love you very much.
Henry has so many uses not just for men. It makes a great project bag for crafters, make up bag for women or a great clutch for going out.
Henry is definitely for the keeper of all sorts of things.
Comment below and tell us what you would use Henry for...
Adam and Bec Fogarty
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