Monday, September 17, 2007

Bottlecap-A-rama

Here are a few of the latest Bottle cap earrings. On our recent to road trip to Washington, I hit the jackpot at my favorite thriftstore. Where I found a huge bag of vintage home brew bottle caps.
They are super fun and have cork on the inside.

Billetproof in Nor Cal


Well we just returned from Antioch, California. We participated in a cool car show up there called Billetproof. We packed up the silver van and headed north bound at peak travel time at 6pm Friday evening. Pulling into our roadside motel around 1 am. Caught some shut eye, then hit the black asphalt at 6:00 am to be in the vendor line by 6:30 am.

Having never been to the show before we where unsure of the best vending spot but just went with inside towards the people entrance. We were set up quickly after realizing we forgot a couple of our key items; black tablecloths and one of the rods for hanging the
back graphic. We improvised no problem with what we had on hand, a vintage tablecloth, clips and zip ties. You can do amazing things with zip ties. We decided to not use our cloth tent cover. Last show it seemed to darken the inner booth experience. So we just left it off, thus creating a new graphic challenge for hanging our front header, but we are professionals so no prob, nothing a few zip ties and clips can't fix. We got that header hung and even readable.

We got lots of compliments on our tool box displays, everybody especially men at car shows love to look in tool boxes. So that was a hit..


We met quite a few other friendly vendors like Original sinners and Lucky Mule Clothing.
Brad & I took turns keeping Ginger occupied while the other played salesperson.
We enjoyed the setting for the show, the fairgrounds are nice and grassy so the cars were able to park right on the grass which kept the heat down.

I found my latest wish car a silver blue Galaxy Sunliner.
We saw a lot of great rides, the crowd was very diverse. Many people from Nevada and California of all ages.

Jewelry that demands to be taken out of the garage more than once a week on Sunday drive.


San Clemente, California—Local silversmiths and hot rod enthusiasts Brad Johnson and Alicia Hanson, have combined their skill of silver-smithing, with their love for vintage cars. The result is jewelry that every car lover must have. Allowing you to sport your favorite old lead sled front grille on your hand or wrist.

Hi Octane design’s their car creations in wax and then casts them in Sterling Silver.
Revvv it up car front end rings, resemble a 1949 Mercury, and a 1959 Cadillac. For those of you that are Gearheads you can get a V-8 or Flathead motor ring decked out with zoomy bars.

If bracelets are more your style then get a bracelet with your favorite vintage ride. All bracelets can be custom ordered. Of course you can customize your very own wrist hot rod. Options include original grilles or other make car grilles, frenched headlights, or you can put the dash on the inside of the bracelet. You can also get gold plated or enameled details. Rides offered resemble a 49 Mercury, 57 Chevy, 59 Cadillac, 64 Chevy Impala, and 66 T-Bird. Many other car types are available to meet your own unique style.

Hi Octane Jewelry recently showcased their revvv’d up line at Orange County’s Hootenanny, a music festival and car show at Irvine Lake on July 7th.
Hi Octane Jewelry is located in San Clemente, CA and our team offers 5 years of experience and expertise creating specialized and unique styles and designs. Visit us online at www.hioctanejewelry.com