THOUGHTS FROM SHANNAH
Writing blog posts are always hard for me, but this one will definitely be one of the hardest. For the past 11+ years, ok even longer if you count our time at Studio 3-0, Casey and I have been creating together and our reign as partners in creating crime is about to end. Casey and her family will be moving to NC this summer to start their next chapter and as a result we have decided to honor our collaboration by putting a bow on our pewter line of jewelry in order to create space for our new solo adventures. Our partnership has always been about balance, each pushing each other to get out of our comfort zones not only in design but in business, money, sales and life. We have experienced travel, births, deaths, and triumphs. We have made hardware, sculpture, lighting and jewelry. We have had cuts, burns and bruises. We have laughed, cried, and fought. This is the longest partnership that I have had and I am going to miss it. I am proud of what we created and I am grateful for all our friends, family and fans that have been so kind an loyal for all these years. Casey possesses so many of the positive qualities that I lack, optimism, joy, faith and even though they annoyed the shit out of me at times I am grateful that it has been part of my life and I hope to carry a part of that with me in the future.
It has been hard to come to terms with these decisions, there is fear in starting something new and there is fear that I can not do it on my own. Silver, gold and diamonds have been calling my name for a while now so I am going to explore them and see what I come up with. I am also looking forward to getting back to working on some small conceptual sculptures. I will continue on with the f. is for frank name knowing full well that I have a lot to live up to.
Thank you Casey for this amazing company and friendship that have we built together.
My keyboard is covered in tears so I am going to stop writing and leave you with some pictures.