Made with reclaimed materials found in and around Jackson County, Texas, and is by no means an exhaustive gallery!
You see so many beautiful sketches and paintings of skulls full of color and flowers, so I thought, why not make it 3-D? The result is the best thing I’ve ever made.
Wreaths & Wall Hangings
Most are made with fifty-something year-old barbed wire from my Grandpa’s ranch in Edna, TX. Other reclaimed elements include deer antlers, cotton (when I can get it!), and neglected rope.
Macrame: Wall Hangings, Wreaths, Dream Catchers
The wall hangings are mostly made out of this barbed wire, as well, but I’ve also used sticks and limbs to go for a rustic look. I do different macrame designs for these and use accents like flowers or foliage, antlers, feathers, or bullets to spruce them up.
For these signs, I always like to use wood we find out and about: my fifth grade teacher’s fence that blew over in Harvey, the wood from the old football stadium, torn down house or barn, etc.
These are made with mesquite my dad cut when he was a teenager in Edna. Somehow, it managed to survive beautifully. We make crosses simple like this, and some with more embellishment.
Some of these use mesquite cut in the eighties in Edna, some use a different wood. The antlers are all from somewhere in Texas, as well. I use mine standing like this, but some people that have bought them prefer to nail them up and hang their jewelry that way. Some people have told us they don’t use them for jewelry at all but for towels or scarves.
Our wine racks are made with repurposed wood and horseshoes. They’re just the right size: not too big that it won’t fit on the wall, but not too small that it can’t serve any purpose. It can hold two bottles of wine (meanwhile you can have 2-3 opened in the fridge!) or can be used for towels, coats, scarves, or anything else in need of hanging.
These steak hooks were made out of an old hay rake and antlers. They are definitely unique in their materials and story, and are 100% usable on the pit.
All pillows are sewn with love, originally designed, and sewn shut by hand with needle and thread.
Wood has come from out own scrap pile (top right); a torn down barn in La Ward, TX (top left); and my great-grandmother’s remodeled house (white). The “hooks” are made with railroad spikes.
Holidays and seasons always have something special. Here are some examples we’ve had for Christmas, Spring/Easter, and other special occasions.
These boards below were made from Ganado, TX’s stadium that was demolished in May of 2018 after serving the town’s high school sports program for decades. I made these momentos as a way to keep history alive for all of us who played on the field, ran on the track, or sat in the bleachers.