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



Feb 02

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.

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Anna lives on the North shore of Oahu with her husband, daughters, ages 14 and 9, and a little dog. She likes to read, write, go for walks, bake with the 9 year old and take naps.

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  1. Erin

    >I love the walnut wall clock with tear shaped grain pattern

  2. ♥Yaya's Mommy ♥

    >I love the Mid Century Modern clock with teal glass faceitzacin at aol dot com

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  4. ♥Yaya's Mommy ♥

    >follow you on twitter as 1blessedmommiitzacin at aol dot com

  5. Amanda T

    >I really love the Steampunk Wall Clock. It's so unique!aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

  6. Amanda T

    >Following on GFCaaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

  7. Amanda T

    >I follow you on Twitter @Smile7891aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

  8. Amanda T

    >I added Ron's shop as a favorite!aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

  9. Amanda T

    >I "Like" Ostlund's on Facebook as Amanda Tomlinsonaaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

  10. Lucas Leaf creations

    >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:)

  11. Lexigurl

    >I follow via GFClexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  12. Lexigurl

    >I follow on twitter @lexigurl_17

  13. Lexigurl

    >I follow on networked blogs: Alex Herring

  14. Natalie Jane

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

  15. Natalie Jane

    >Following you on Twitter!@natssentiments

  16. Natalie Jane

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

  17. Natalie Jane

    >Favorite on EtsyPaisleylane

  18. Natalie Jane


  19. Domestic Diva

    >I follow on gfclovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  20. Garilyn

    >I like the Walnut Tear clock.blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

  21. Garilyn

    >follow you on twitterblessedmama4blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

  22. Kelly's Lucky You

    >Following with gfcKellysLuckyYou at yahoo dot com

  23. Kelly's Lucky You

    >Ooops sorry forgot mandatory entry, I lovehttp://www.etsy.com/listing/65545440/mid-century-modern-clock-with-teal-glassKellysLuckyYou at yahoo dot com

  24. pmj

    ># Steampunk wall clock from upcycled scrap metal and repurposed vintage gearThis is my favorite!pjames330 at aol dot com

  25. pmj

    >Follow Moana Saves on Twitter. pj436pjames330 at aol dot com

  26. pmj

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  27. pmj

    >Follow Ron on Twitter. pj436pjames330 at aol dot com

  28. pmj

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  29. pmj

    >Like the Ostlund Custom Works Facebook page.pjames330 at aol dot com

  30. Kacy

    >Following with GFCkacyrellis [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. Kacy

    >Following you on Twitter (@Meanderinghome)kacyrellis [at] gmail [dot] com

  32. Kacy

    >Following Ron on Twitter (@Meanderinghome)kacyrellis [at] gmail [dot] com

  33. Kacy

    >Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Meanderinghome/status/33901160750387200kacyrellis [at] gmail [dot] com

  34. Kacy

    >Follow Ostlund Custom Works on FB (Kacy Sandidge Ellis)kacyrellis [at] gmail [dot] com

  35. Veronica

    >Tweeted the giveaway (demure4you)

  36. Veronica

    >I have favorited Ron’s Etsy shop.

  37. Veronica

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

  38. BailyBelle Creations

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

  39. BailyBelle Creations

    >I follow Ron on twitter!

  40. BailyBelle Creations

    >I have "hearted" his shop!

  41. Mona

    >I like the Oak Slab Modern 3-Piece candle Holder Setmonagarg@yahoo.com

  42. Mona


  43. Mona

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  44. Mona

    >Favorite Ron's Etsy Shop(k1721m)monagarg@yahoo.com

  45. Mona

    >Like Ostlund Custom Works on FB(Mona Garg)monagarg@yahoo.com

  46. @nola727

    >I like the Steampunk clock!nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  47. @nola727

    >8. Like the Ostlund Custom Works Facebook page.nolagirl727 at yahoo dot comNorleans Louisiana

  48. @nola727

    >7. Favorite Ron’s Etsy shop. nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  49. @nola727

    >6. Subscribe to the Moana Saves feed via RSS reader and/or email updates (in the sidebar). nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  50. @nola727

    >Become a public follower of Moana Saves via Google Friend Connect in the sidebar. nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  51. @nola727

    >2. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar). nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  52. @nola727

    >3. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter. nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com@nola727

  53. @nola727

    >4. Follow Ron on Twitter. nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com@nola727

  54. @nola727

    >5. Tweetedhttp://twitter.com/#!/nola727/status/34082280586616832nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  55. Anne

    >I like the Steampunk wall clock from upcycled scrap metal and repurposed vintage gear ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  56. Anne

    >I follow on google friend connectajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  57. Anne

    >I tweetedhttp://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/34092267077636096

  58. Anne

    >I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of ostund custom works

  59. SalemMomma

    >I love the clocks!jujubee676 at msn.com

  60. missrantsypants

    >I like the Industrial upcycled aluminum letter organizer and holderclarkmurdock@yahoo.com

  61. kalea_kane

    >I love the Steampunk Wall Clockhttp://www.etsy.com/listing/67091563/steampunk-wall-clock-from-upcycled-scrapEverything is amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!ThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

  62. kalea_kane

    >I am a public follower via GFC ThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

  63. kalea_kane

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  64. kalea_kane

    >I follow you on Twitter @kellyblackwellThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

  65. kalea_kane

    >I follow Ron on Twitter @kellyblackwellThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

  66. kalea_kane

    >I tweetedhttp://twitter.com/#!/kellyblackwell/status/34154848836395008ThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

  67. kalea_kane

    >I am an email subscriber to Moana Saves via kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)comhttp://twitter.com/#!/kellyblackwell/status/34154848836395008

  68. kalea_kane

    >I like Osterlund Custom Works on Facebook (kelly blackwell)ThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

  69. kalea_kane

    >I liked Ron's work so much I had already faved him on Etsy (kellybeanz)ThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

  70. anash

    >Mandatory Entry: i would get the http://www.etsy.com/listing/66386201/industrial-upcycled-aluminum-letterlooks very uniqueAnashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  71. anash

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  72. anash

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  73. anash

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  74. anash

    >I follow mana on twitter @ anashctemail: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  75. anash

    >I follow ron on twitter @ anashctemail: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  76. anash

    >I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/34213290100002816email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  77. anash

    >i favorited rons websiteanashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  78. kinnairdkath

    >katherine kinnaird is moana saves Gf blog followerkatherinekinnaird@yahoo.com

  79. kinnairdkath

    >@kinnairdkath is @RonOstlundjr twitter followerkatherinekinnaird@yahoo.com

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  82. kinnairdkath

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  83. kinnairdkath

    >kinnairdkath added OstlundCustomWorks to her etsy favoriteskatherinekinnaird@yahoo.com

  84. kinnairdkath

    >katherine kinnaird likes Ostlund Custom Works on Fbkatherinekinnaird@yahoo.com

  85. katklaw777

    >I like the repurposed air cylinder piston pendant necklace,,,thanks. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com

  86. katklaw777

    >New follower on GFC with katklaw777.

  87. Adelina Priddis

    >love the Upcycled metal industrial/feminine table lamp with shade. Very nice stuff there!familyroom2@gmail.com

  88. Adelina Priddis

    >GFC followerfamilyroom2@gmail.com

  89. Adelina Priddis

    >networked blog followerfamilyroom2@gmail.com

  90. Adelina Priddis

    >added to etsy favorites by familyroomfamilyroom2@gmail.com

  91. Adelina Priddis

    >liked Ostlund Custom works on facebookfamilyroom2@gmail.com

  92. SAPsMaMa

    >http://www.etsy.com/listing/45636662/oak-slab-modern-3-piece-candle-holderI think this is my fav from their etsy shop (mandatory entry)mphin278 at yahoo dot com

  93. SAPsMaMa

    >I follow via GFC as mphin278mphin278 at yahoo dot com

  94. SAPsMaMa

    >I follow via networked blogsmphin278 at yahoo dot com

  95. SAPsMaMa

    >I follow Moana Saves on twitter as @SAPSMaMamphin278 at yahoo dot com

  96. SAPsMaMa

    >I follow Ron on Twitter as @SAPsMaMamphin278 at yahoo dot com

  97. SAPsMaMa

    >I favorited Ron's Etsy shop as SAPsMaMamphin278 at yahoo dot com

  98. SAPsMaMa

    >I'm subscribed via RSS on Google Readermphin278 at yahoo dot com

  99. SAPsMaMa

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  100. SAPsMaMa

    >I like Ostlund custom works on facebookmphin278 at yahoo dot com

  101. Sylvia Kubilus-Elam

    >Following Facebook Networked Blogs.

  102. Sylvia Kubilus-Elam

    >Following on Blogspot!

  103. Sylvia Kubilus-Elam

    >Tweeted this post!!

  104. Sylvia Kubilus-Elam

    >Favorited Ron's Etsy Shop.

  105. Sylvia Kubilus-Elam

    >LIKED Ostlund Custom Works on Facebook!!

  106. Survey Junkie

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

  107. Survey Junkie

    >GFC Follower

  108. Survey Junkie

    >following on networked blogsStacy Oleskiewicz

  109. Survey Junkie

    >following Mona Saves on Twitter @SurveyJunky

  110. Survey Junkie

    >Follow Ron on Twitter @SurveyJunky

  111. Survey Junkie

    >Heart Rons Etsy ShopSurvey Junkie

  112. Survey Junkie

    >Tweeted giveaway @SurveyJunkyhttp://twitter.com/#!/SurveyJunky/status/34414124834234368

  113. noble4

    >my fav is Walnut wall clock with tear shaped grain patternnoble4 at ymail dot com

  114. noble4

    >added ron to etsy favnoble4 at ymail dot com

  115. noble4

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  116. Shannon Alexander

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  117. Shannon Alexander

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