sss collection

sss collaboration II

sarah sherman samuel x youngfrankk // napkin ringsRound 2 of my SSS artist’s collaborations has me SO excited. Our napkins were in need of a little jewelry, so I reached out to Christine of Young Frankk for a little help to get them all dolled up for the holidays. You may recognize the x motif as I’ve worn a bracelet by her that is similar to the design, here and there on the blog. Inspired by her cuff, we set out to create these napkin rings… I drew out the shape and she created a prototype, we chatted, I gave her some tweaks, she proposed ideas, and we continued on like that until they were complete. Working alongside another artist in collaboration is a fulfilling project and has given my creative juices a big boost.

sarahshermansamuelxyoungfrankk2placemat DIY // thanksgiving tableEach napkin ring is handcrafted by Christine. They are gold dipped brass and sold in sets of four… perfect to glam up your table or gift to your favorite host/hostess. Find them here!

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introducing sss product collaborations

sarah sherman samuel x melanie abrantes // cake standsI am thrilled to announce the first of a special series of SSS product collaborations. This has been in a works for a while now, so it kind of feels like I am sending my babies off to college, but dang it… they are ready. I am teaming up with other makers and artists to co-create some limited edition objects that will be sold exclusively in the Sarah Sherman Samuel shop and first up are these gorgeous wooden cake stands.

I haven’t turned wood since high school, so together with Melanie Abrantes (wood & cork turning extraordinaire) we brought these beauties to life. I drew up the three styles, the geometric shapes giving a modern twist to a traditional item, and Melanie hand turned them from solid wood. In a nutshell… they’re my design, by her hands. We only made a small batch of them, so head on over to the shop for something truly unique.

sarah sherman samuel x melanie abrantes // cake standssarah sherman samuel x melanie abrantes // cake standsAs I’ve grown quite used to working alone, it has been wonderful to team up with other artists to see what we can create together. Now enough about me, here’s a bit more about Melanie and her beautiful craft…  READ MORE