Shadow Boxes

A Special Race

A Special Race
Kathy came into THE FRAME STUDIO the other day with some items from a special race.  Kathy did a 5k run with Nutmeg, her dog.  Kathy works in the health care system, and Nutmeg works at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital as a therapy dog.  Kathy and Nutmeg do so much together;  it only made sense to race together. Kathy wanted to make sure that there would be no question that Nutmeg could run in the race with her, so Nutmeg was entered as a runner. They both had their own entry numbers, and got their own medals at the end. We were so grateful to get to frame their memories.  We created a s...
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Graduation framing

Graduation framing
Graduation is right around the corner for all of those special people in your life that you can't believe are all grown up and ready to fly the coop.  It's important to frame those diplomas, as a symbol of a graduate's long journey.  At THE FRAME STUDIO,  we did a custom frame job for a client who had saved his tassels and the honors medallion.  Using the school's colors and a simple black frame, we came up with a package that showcases these fabulous accomplishments. So remember to bring in those diplomas and get framing!  Every graduate needs to celebrate the end of their educational care...
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GO HEAT!!!!!!!

GO HEAT!!!!!!!
Miami Heat . . . Hot! Hot! Hot! Do you remember last year's NBA finals?  THE FRAME STUDIO's very own Bari Wiggins brought in a slew of  items from last year's finals, plus a few pictures from Dwayne Wade's basketball camp.  We came up with a "White Hot" custom shadow box design that could house such awesomeness, and sure made her son, very happy.
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The Material Girl – Immortal

The Material Girl – Immortal
Something pretty "vogue" recently crossed our counter at The Frame Studio. Cody and Gary, owners of The Dive Bar on Ocean Blvd., brought in a guitar that they bought at a charity event that supported Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The guitar was signed by Madonna on her Hard Candy Tour. (A guitar you ask?  "Madonna doesn't play guitar . . . she just sings and dances" you say?  But, oh yes she did!  She played guitar in her first band The Breakfast Club, so it's kosher!) Cody and Gary knew they had to display such a find at the bar - you can't keep something that cool to yourself - so we chos...
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Running for Family and Justice

Running for Family and Justice
The recent Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon and Half Marathon brought runners from all over to town. One of those runners came to The Frame Studio to create a custom shadow box and frame. We have created previous shadow boxes  for Karen, from other races, but the contents of this box are a little extra special to her: a photo of her at the finish line, her time card (she finished in 2nd Place in her age category - a fantastic achievement), her number tag, her medal for participating but most treasured is the button she wore on her left hip as she ran. The button is in commemoration of her co...
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Framing The Flag

Framing The Flag
This U.S. Marine that was stationed over in Afghanistan the day Osama Bin Laden was killed. He took this flag down in the town of Kandahar to symbolize mission completed. After bringing it back to the U.S. he decided to get it framed here at The Frame Studio in Fort Lauderdale. This is such an emotionally charged piece, that this framing will surely be passed down for generations to come, always remembering the sacrifices that were made. (It doesn't show it very well in the picture but the flag has a 3D effect to it, giving the feel that it is still blowing in the wind)
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Programs and Tickets

Programs and Tickets
Big bowl games and the end of a season games usually hold a lot of sentimental value to die hard fans, and this framing was no exception for this client. This example really exemplifies how holding onto little things from events like these can make for a great piece that brings back all the emotion you experienced while you were at the event. This client has been a fan of the Miami Hurricanes his whole life even when he went away to the University of Florida he still remained a fan. So, framing these tickets and programs was an easy decision for him. In my opinion the best design is a simple d...
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Wedding Framing

Wedding Framing
This framing is a great example of unconventional things that we, here at The Frame Studio,  can still frame despite the bulkiness and odd shapes of some of the items. This particular client came in with a pile of things from his wedding and he wanted them framed to surprise his wife. This gave some creative freedom as to the layout and Béla took full advantage of it while working with the client to come up with something that was suitable. To overcome the problem of objects having depth Béla made this frame into a shadow box. The final piece came out amazing, take a look for yourself.
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Coast Guard

Coast Guard
One of the great things about The Frame Studio is our staff and their years of experience in custom framing design. When a coast guardsman came in, with just a patch and a training gun, all he knew was he wanted to memorialize his latest training accomplishment. This initial thought sparked what would become a great framing project.  Béla took this framing to another level by asking the coast guardsman to bring in more patches and a picture, as well as a plaque that explained the items being framed. With the assistance of the coast guardsman, a design was laid out then the frame and mats were ...
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Egyptian Veil

Egyptian Veil
This framing project really displays the versatility of the contents that can be framed as well as how a good design can go a long way. This piece is an original Egyptian veil that one of our clients could not leave in Egypt. When laying out a piece such as this with so many hanging ends there is a lot of time spent in placing and keeping the piece in place. The design of this custom frame is very well planned also. The colors of the matting and the frame compliment the veil's colors making the finished piece very easy on the eye. The light tan suede matting flows so nicely with the coloring a...
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