Friday, April 25, 2008

Hi Octane Jewelry @ Back to the Beach

Hi Octane Jewelry is headed up to Ventura this Friday night, April 25th. Saturday is the Kustom Kulture Festival Back to the Beach. Which is put on by the ultra cool hand bag maker Trophy Queen Productions.

About the show: The 10th Annual Back to the Beach, Hot Rod and Motorcycle show will be held at the Ventura Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 26th from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Car qualifications: Open to all 1969 and earlier American cars, trucks and Woodies only. Billet wheels are ok for Back to the Beach only. This is an Old School Hot Rod show, no foreign cars or art cars allowed. Motorcycle qualifications: Open to all 1969 and earlier American and British motorcycles only. Absolutely no Evo Heads will be admitted in show. Car and motorcycle pre-registered $25.00 at gate $30.00. There will be a kustom kulture section with artists and vendors, tiki carvers, food, beer, DJ, live music, surf bands and actors from the movie “American Graffiti”. General Admission $10, Military with ID $5, Kids 12 and under Free For car, motorcycle or vendor registration, please visit our websites or call (805)216-2421. This event is sponsored by Budweiser

Grab your lead sled an go.....

The Sun Post Covered Hi Octane Jewelry

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Jewelry for automobile lovers
Business Spotlight
For Sun Post News

By Debbie L. Sklar

Interviewed: Owners and husband and wife, Alicia Hanson & Brad Johnson, jewelry designers.

What's your business?

Designer and manufacturer of handmade sterling silver jewelry and recycled car parts.

Describe your business?

We are lovers of the Hot Rod culture who have chosen to create jewelry that caters to those who love the design of the automobile. For example, sterling silver rings with vintage automobile grilles, custom bracelets with car front-ends and creates jewelry from reconstructed car parts.

Your newest line is from recycled items?

We go to swap meets, car shows, junkyards and estate sales and find old car emblems, then clean the emblems up and reconstruct the pieces into jewelry pendants by drilling holes in the emblems. We also make earrings created from flattened bottle caps.

Do you have special training in this business?

Silversmithing and casting courses.

What's the hardest part of this business? The best?

The hardest part of the business is finding cost-effective ways to drive people to the Web site. The best part is going to swap meets and junkyards and finding cool treasure to reconstruct into something new. I love carving something in wax making it come to life in metal.

Who are your clients?

Car lovers, mostly Hot Rod enthusiasts, Hot Rod builders, gearheads, Rockabilly moms and Southern California culture lovers.

Describe your personal role?

Alicia: I wear a lot of jewelry and a lot of hats. I am a jewelry designer, graphic designer, junk collector, maker of most things, solderer, marketer, photographer, shipper, car lover, melter of metal, mom. Brad is wax carver extraordinaire, silver casting partner, bottle cap flattener and cohort in all things.

Why would someone want to wear your jewelry?

Many people admire the design and beauty that goes into automobile design and our creations embody that same enhancing quality from the classic automobile and translates it to people with a revved up piece of jewelry ... Each piece is a small piece of American car nostalgia that has so many meanings to each person.

Price Range of items?

Recycled necklaces $45 – $155, Bottle cap earrings $15.

Future goals?

Getting one of our car grille rings on Jay Leno and getting our jewelry into more boutiques across the country.

By Debbie L. Sklar

For Sun Post News

Monday, April 7, 2008

Hi Octane Jewelry creates Hot Rod Jewelry from Recycled Car Parts

New sustainable jewelry designs from Hi Octane Jewelry. If you love old cars but are hesitant to take that ol’ gas guzzler for a spin with the prices of gas right now, you can still flaunt your love of the classical automobile by wearing a piece of your ride.

Hi Octane Jewelry has been scouring local junque shops, swap meets, garage sales and junkyards looking for interesting car emblems and treasure. They then take the pieces and reconstruct them; using items like Sterling silver chain and resin and turn those old car parts into unique one of kind jewelry pieces.

Give your woman’s wardrobe an overhaul, with an ultra cool V8 emblem necklace to wear. She’ll love her look being revvv’d up. Have an old emblem collecting dust on your workbench in the garage? Send it over to Hi Octane Jewelry have them reconstruct into something you’ll love to wear.

Hi Octane Jewelry also offers a line of unique sterling silver rings that resemble your favorite old car grille or motor. They also create custom cuffs bracelets of your favorite ride.

Hi Octane Jewelry is located in Oceanside, CA and our team offers 5 years of experience and expertise creating specialized and unique styles and designs. Visit us online at, or call us at 760.529.9353.