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Self Made Custom Picture Framing, LLC

 August 4, 2017

Just rebuilt the Coach Saban Era Alabama Championship Medallions adding the most recent medallion for 2017. These are numbered limited edition medallions from Highland Mint, for 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017. Certificates of authenticity inserted under the glass of the rear view for all five medallions. - I wasn't satisfied with the previous photograph, so I replaced it with one that is more true to the actual colors of the frame and suede mats.

 

 

April 21, 2018

It's been a while since I added anything to the page, but here are a couple of items I had the privilege to preserve and frame, both from WW II.

 

The first was a Japanese rifle, bayonet and cavalry sword brought back by a Marine from the Pacific when he returned home at the end of the war. These Items had been  in a closet all these years until his son brought them to me to frame.
WWII Japanese Rifle, Bayonet and Sword

 

The second one included the Bronze Star citation along with the Bronze Star and other medals, badges and a photograph of the soldier who also served in the Pacific during WW II.

Shadowbox for WWII Veteran

 

 

Welcome to

Self Made Custom Picture Framing, LLC

 August 4, 2017

Just rebuilt the Coach Saban Era Alabama Championship Medallions adding the most recent medallion for 2017. These are numbered limited edition medallions from Highland Mint, for 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017. Certificates of authenticity inserted under the glass of the rear view for all five medallions. - I wasn't satisfied with the previous photograph, so I replaced it with one that is more true to the actual colors of the frame and suede mats.

 

 

April 21, 2018

It's been a while since I added anything to the page, but here are a couple of items I had the privilege to preserve and frame, both from WW II.

 

The first was a Japanese rifle, bayonet and cavalry sword brought back by a Marine from the Pacific when he returned home at the end of the war. These Items had been  in a closet all these years until his son brought them to me to frame.
WWII Japanese Rifle, Bayonet and Sword

 

The second one included the Bronze Star citation along with the Bronze Star and other medals, badges and a photograph of the soldier who also served in the Pacific during WW II.

Shadowbox for WWII Veteran

 

 

Nov 9, 2017

November 9, 2017

Here are the photographs of my booth setup at the Randolph School's Under the Christmas Tree Market, in Huntsville, AL at the Von Braun Center South Hall, November 3-5, 2017   

Nov 7, 2017

November 7, 2017

Enjoyed the weekend at the Randolph School's Under the Christmas Tree Market in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL. There was a good crowd through out the weekend and enjoyed speaking with everyone that stopped by the booth.
Here is a short time lapse video of me setting up the booth the day before the Market opened.
 
 
I will post photographs of the completed booth setup in a couple of days.

 

Nov 1, 2017

November 1, 2017

I forgot to add the two videos I made from the 2017 Eclipse back in August. The first shows a series of panoramas of Little River Canyon National Preserve taken at different points during the eclipse. 
 
 
The next one is over two and a half hours of video taken while shooting the eclipse condensed down to less than two minutes. 
 

 
Enjoy.

Sept 29, 2017

September 29, 2017

I am looking forward to the Randolph School's 'Under the Christmas Tree Market' (UTCT) the first weekend in November, being held at the Van Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The show runs from Friday November 3rd thru Sunday November 5th, 2017. For additional information about UTCT visit the UTCT pages at
https://www.facebook.com/RandolphUTCT
https://instagram.com/randolphutct
http://www.underthechristmastree.net
 
See you at the market!

 

Mar 3, 2017

March 3, 2017 - Cottontails Village

Enjoyed being at the annual Cottontails Village show at the BJCC in Birmingham in early March. Here are pictures of the booth.

Feb 4, 2017

February 4, 2017

Just spent 5 days in Las Vegas at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel for the 2017 West Coast Art and Frame Expo/Professional Picture Framers Association Conversion. Lots of educational opportunities every day. Came back with several new ideas that I will be putting to work in the shop. Check Back often to see what's new.
I have also added a few more finished items to the "Completed Projects" tab at the top of the page.

Here are a few of the photographs that I took as part of one of the classes I attended in Vegas.
   

Jan 2-10, 2017

January 10, 2017

Added a new page to the menu at the top of this page. The new page has a link to a YouTube Video of a segment that appeared on Lifetime's Designing Spaces this month. It contains information about TruVue's Museum Glass, the best glass available for preservation framing, so be sure to to watch it.

January 2, 2017

We hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays with family and friends.
We also want to wish you Happy New Year and hope that you look forward to 2017, as much as we do, to see what it will bring.
Be sure to check out the Competed Projects, as several new items have been added over the last month. Just click here "Completed Projects" or the link at the top of the page.
This is a print I framed for myself and is hanging in my shop. The Giclèe is a print of the artwork used for the April 30, 1955 edition of The Saturday Evening Post Magazine cover. The artwork was created by Stevan Dohanos.

Articles from 2016

December 24, 2016

Made another Key Clock, this time using silver keys. Really looks good.

Custom Silver Key Clock

November 2, 2016

 There was a big crowd at Warrior Days and the weather was great. Here are a few photographs of my booth setup at Warrior Days.
   

 

 

 

October 26, 2016

I setup a booth at the annual Blount County Quilters Guild Quilt Show this past weekend (Oct 21 & 22, 2016) at Palisades Park just outside of Oneonta, Alabama. Here are a couple of photographs of the booth layout.

I also had a booth at the Butterbean Festival in Pinson, Alabama Sept 30 and Oct 1, 2016. The photographs below show a layout that was a little different.

Custom Key Clock with Black Linen Mat

Custom Key Clock

 Just finished this clock using a various keys mounted onto a Cove Box made with Midnight Black Linen matboard. It is finished using a black shadow box moulding and UltraVue Glazing by Tru-Vue. The back is removable to allow replacement of the battery as needed by bending a few flexible tabs up and removing the backing board.
 With all of the options available in Custom Framing, it can be very confusing. This article Your Guide to Custom-Framing Photos and Art, will help you understand what rolls each part of the framing package performs.
To see examples of projects I have completed, click on the 'Completed Projects' Link at the top of the page. I am adding more examples of Framing projects to the link as they are completed. I plan to add additional photos of projects as they are put together and maybe add a few videos along the way.
So check back often to see what's new