Tuesday, February 1, 2011

HandMade with Love Blog Hop: Introducing Ron of Ostlund Custom Works

When Ron turned me on to his work, I was amazed.  Here were pieces with seemingly lifeless parts (such as metal and machine parts) that, when repurposed through his art, became dynamic and functional!  Also, something I’ve noticed about handmade products is that often their function is determined by or through gender.  I can appreciate that Ron’s work doesn’t have those restrictions and therefore become universal pieces.  In particular, I love this clock he created, titled Walnut Tear.walnut tear ostlund
Ron says that the clock was “realized at the hardware store when I was buying wood! I was going to buy cherry wood until I saw this piece of walnut! The grain pattern is so beautiful and reminded me of a tear drop. It has brass hands and little brass ‘stand off’ pieces for number accents. The stand offs were recycled/up cycled from the scrap yard I used to go to. The actual clock face is off centered just a bit because I put the clock shaft through the knothole.  This one-of-a-kind piece is signed and dated on the back.” ostlund card holderIn his Etsy shop, Ron has some other wonderful one-of-a-kind pieces to fit every budget.  Want a functional accent piece for a table top?  How about this cardholder?   Or how about a lamp that is both traditional and contemporary?  Ostlund Custom Works ostlund small lamp reflects the artist’s ability to see the potential energy in industrial objects. To find out more about the artist, check out this recently published article about Ron here (great interview, Ron!). To learn about the stories behind his pieces or about his philosophy on art, check out Ron’s blog here
SHOP: And of course you can shop the range of Ron’s work at his Etsy shop here where you’ll find one-of-a-kind functional pieces that will energize your living space!
WIN: You are lucky because Ron is donating some items a $50 gift certificate for his Etsy shop to the Handmade with Love Blog Hop!  You can enter the Ostlund Custom Works giveaway right here on Moana Saves.  Here’s what you need to do to enter: As the mandatory entry, go to Ron’s Etsy shop and leave a comment below telling me which handmade piece you absolutely love.  (Mandatory entry means that if you don't do this first, all of your other entries will be disqualified.)
To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do:
1. Become a public follower of Moana Saves via Google Friend Connect in the sidebar. 
2. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
3. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter.
4. Follow Ron on Twitter.
5. Tweet about this giveaway (limit one tweet per day) using the following:
#Win a $50 GC for 0ne-of-a-kind functional art from @RonOstlundJr and @moanasaves #giveaway ends 2/6 http://bit.ly/dVSojT
6. Subscribe to the Moana Saves feed via RSS reader and/or email updates (in the sidebar).
7. Favorite Ron’s Etsy shop
8. Like the  Ostlund Custom Works Facebook page.
Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway.  He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S.  This giveaway ends on Sunday, 2/6/11 at 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time).  One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org.  I will notify the winner via email and he/she must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.
I was not compensated for this post.  Any and all opinions here are mine.

129 comments:

  1. I love the walnut wall clock with tear shaped grain pattern

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  2. I love the Steampunk wall clock!

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  3. I love the Mid Century Modern clock with teal glass face

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  4. follow you on twitter as 1blessedmommi
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  5. I really love the Steampunk Wall Clock. It's so unique!

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  6. Following on GFC

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  7. I follow you on Twitter @Smile7891

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  8. Tweet!

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  9. I added Ron's shop as a favorite!

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  10. I "Like" Ostlund's on Facebook as Amanda Tomlinson

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  11. Oh boy, I really love all of Ron's amazing creations but my very favorite is "SPARKS" that piece just calls to me!! Really beautiful! April, Lucas Leaf Creations:)

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  12. I follow via GFC
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  13. I follow on twitter @lexigurl_17

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  14. I follow on networked blogs: Alex Herring

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  15. The Steampunk wall clock from upcycled scrap metal and repurposed vintage gear is AMAZING!

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  16. Following you on Twitter!

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  17. Following Ron (though that link you have isn't working)

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  18. Tweeted~

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  19. I follow on gfc

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  20. My favorite piece it the Modern Clock with Teal Glass

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65545440/mid-century-modern-clock-with-teal-glass

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  21. I'm a followers of Moana Saves via Google Friend

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  22. I'm following Networked Blogs Moana Saves

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  23. I follow Ron on Twitter (demure4you)

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  24. Following you on twitter (demure4you)

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  25. I like the Walnut Tear clock.
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  26. follow you on twitter
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  27. Following with gfc
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  28. Ooops sorry forgot mandatory entry, I love
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  29. # Steampunk wall clock from upcycled scrap metal and repurposed vintage gear

    This is my favorite!
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  30. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter. pj436
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  31. GFC follower
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  32. Follow Ron on Twitter. pj436
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  33. Email subscriber
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  34. Like the Ostlund Custom Works Facebook page.
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  35. Following with GFC

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  36. Following you on Twitter (@Meanderinghome)

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  37. Following Ron on Twitter (@Meanderinghome)

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  38. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Meanderinghome/status/33901160750387200

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  39. Follow Ostlund Custom Works on FB (Kacy Sandidge Ellis)

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  41. Tweeted the giveaway (demure4you)

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  42. I have favorited Ron’s Etsy shop.

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  43. I am a fan of Ostlund Custom Works Facebook page.

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  44. I love the Mid Century Modern Clock with Glass Face! Fabulous!!

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  45. I like the Oak Slab Modern 3-Piece candle Holder Set

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  46. GFC(MonaG)

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  47. Email subscriber

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  48. Favorite Ron's Etsy Shop(k1721m)

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  49. Like Ostlund Custom Works on FB(Mona Garg)

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  51. I like the Steampunk clock!

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  52. 8. Like the Ostlund Custom Works Facebook page.

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  53. 7. Favorite Ron’s Etsy shop.

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  54. 6. Subscribe to the Moana Saves feed via RSS reader and/or email updates (in the sidebar).

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  55. Become a public follower of Moana Saves via Google Friend Connect in the sidebar.

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  56. 2. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).

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  57. 3. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter.
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  58. 4. Follow Ron on Twitter.
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  59. 5. Tweeted
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  60. I like the Steampunk wall clock from upcycled scrap metal and repurposed vintage gear
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  61. I follow on google friend connect
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  62. I tweeted
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  64. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of ostund custom works

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  65. I love the clocks!
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  66. I like the Industrial upcycled aluminum letter organizer and holder


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  67. I love the Steampunk Wall Clock

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67091563/steampunk-wall-clock-from-upcycled-scrap

    Everything is amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!


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  68. I am a public follower via GFC

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  69. I follow you via Networked blogs (kelly blackwell)


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  70. I follow you on Twitter @kellyblackwell


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  71. I follow Ron on Twitter @kellyblackwell



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  72. I tweeted

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  73. I am an email subscriber to Moana Saves via kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. I like Osterlund Custom Works on Facebook (kelly blackwell)

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  75. I liked Ron's work so much I had already faved him on Etsy (kellybeanz)


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  76. Mandatory Entry: i would get the http://www.etsy.com/listing/66386201/industrial-upcycled-aluminum-letter
    looks very unique

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  77. I follow google connect "anash"
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  78. I subscribe via email
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  79. I subscribe via google reader anashct at gmail dot com

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  80. I follow mana on twitter @ anashct
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  81. I follow ron on twitter @ anashct
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  82. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/34213290100002816
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  83. i favorited rons website

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  84. I love the http://www.etsy.com/listing/66664069/upcycled-metal-industrialfeminine-table
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  85. katherine kinnaird is moana saves Gf blog follower
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  86. @kinnairdkath is @RonOstlundjr twitter follower
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  87. kaherinekinnaird is moana saves network blog follower
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  88. @kinnairdkath is @moanasaves twitter follower
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  89. katherine kinnaird is rss ER subscribed to moana saves blog
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  90. kinnairdkath added OstlundCustomWorks to her etsy favorites
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  91. katherine kinnaird likes Ostlund Custom Works on Fb
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  92. I like the repurposed air cylinder piston pendant necklace,,,thanks. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com

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  93. New follower on GFC with katklaw777.

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  94. love the Upcycled metal industrial/feminine table lamp with shade. Very nice stuff there!
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  95. networked blog follower
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  96. added to etsy favorites by familyroom
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  97. liked Ostlund Custom works on facebook
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  98. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45636662/oak-slab-modern-3-piece-candle-holder

    I think this is my fav from their etsy shop (mandatory entry)

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  99. I follow via GFC as mphin278

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  100. I follow via networked blogs

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  101. I follow Moana Saves on twitter as @SAPSMaMa

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  102. I follow Ron on Twitter as @SAPsMaMa

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  103. http://twitter.com/#!/SAPsMaMa/status/34364349174779904

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  104. I favorited Ron's Etsy shop as SAPsMaMa

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  105. I'm subscribed via RSS on Google Reader

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  106. I'm subscribed via email

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  107. I like Ostlund custom works on facebook

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  108. LIKED Ostlund Custom Works on Facebook!!

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  109. My favorite product is the Upcycled metal industrial/feminine table lamp with shade

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  110. following on networked blogs
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  111. following Mona Saves on Twitter @SurveyJunky

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  112. Follow Ron on Twitter @SurveyJunky

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  113. Tweeted giveaway @SurveyJunky
    http://twitter.com/#!/SurveyJunky/status/34414124834234368

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  114. my fav is Walnut wall clock with tear shaped grain pattern

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  115. added ron to etsy fav
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  116. follow on gfc
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  117. Upcycled metal industrial/feminine table lamp with shade
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  118. follow on gfc
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