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Lamp work beads, some of the pieces that go into our tin ornaments.

As we are creating bunches and bunches of tin ornaments for the holidays, I thought I would show you some of the pieces that go into our unique ornaments.

Lampworking is a type of glasswork that uses gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, artists will shape and blow using tools and hand movements.

Each bead is unique…although you might find the exact same bead color and all….they will not be exactly alike.

Many of our tin ornaments have unique “mini pieces of art” each different be it a lamp work bead, recycled charms from vintage pieces or other additional handmade “trinkets” to make each tin ornament unique and special.

Hope to see you at this seasons craft fair events!

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SWEETS!!!

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Urban Hobo is about “artful edibles” ….simple great goodness delivered in cool packaging. Great gifts at great prices for yourself or for someone special.

We are happy to speak with you regarding our cookies and caramels and customize your order for corporate gifts, events or something for yourself!

Our goal is to provide cool gifts that are handmade and unique and not pricey.

Be sure to check out our website http://www.urbanhobo.com.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Shawn O’Hara-Smith
Urban Hobo
shawn@urban-hobo.com
480-929-4008

 

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Urban Hobo is Live!

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It’s here! Finally….it’s here!!!! Our website is up and running. Although its a little crude and I’m still trying to figure things out, we have something out there with a new logo and ready to hit this next next adventure full force.

Urban Hobo is about “artful edibles” ….simple great goodness delivered in cool packaging AND funky eclectic art handmade for a gift, yourself or seasonal items.

When we first decided to enter into this new adventure, I had no idea what to expect. I did not wish to look back one day and say…”What if?” OR “I wished I would’ve trusted my instincts and had the courage to start something on my own..” SO….we are starting out very small and see where this takes us. Juan and I encourage you to visit our website www.urban-hobo.com. Please check often as we will have new updates on our baked goods and eclectic stuff!. Especially when we approach the holidays we will have some great items for you to peruse,

I am happy to speak with you regarding our cookies and caramels and customize your order for corporate gifts, events or something for yourself!

The crosses and ornaments (available soon) are one of a kind. No two are made exactly alike. Once it’s sold…there will not be another one exactly the same. I make them by hand and also make the charms that hang by hand.

Most of the eclectic art we make comes from recycled materials, simple pop art designs and lots of glue, nails, paint, screws…anything that we might come across.

Our goal is to provide cool gifts that are handmade and unique and not pricey.

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Nose to the grindstone

ImageWell…we have been in our new place for a little over two weeks and thankfully with a lot of hard work and dedication to get things done….it feels like home. We are already venturing out on our bicycles….however I am back in the hills again and certainly have to build my lung capacity again.

So now…no excuses…need to get started BIG TIME on Urban Hobo. This week I have been putting the finishing touches on our website. Now, I have to fill it with inventory….We must get to work!

You may…or may not know…Urban Hobo is about “Artful Edibles” and handmade whimsical gifts. Our handmade gifts can be anything from our handmade tin Christmas ornaments to funky art from recycled materials or even small canvas paintings that are bright and fun. All one-of-a-kind.

Now I am gearing up since I have several orders for crosses I am making. The one shown here is a painted black & white on tin with little charms that hang. All of these crosses are handmade so no two will be exactly alike. The cross is about 8 inches long and 4 ½ inches wide. I am also making some that are plain tin with hammered look. Since I have a bunch to make, I felt this was a good place to start.

I will also have these crosses made smaller to be used as Christmas ornaments! (I know… how in the world can I be talking about Christmas four months into the year???) However, I will be starting on ornaments soon as there are several craft fairs and bazaars we would like to participate in the fall during the holiday season. One must have a lot of inventory for these events!Image

If you are interested in one of these crosses as I begin to add them on my facebook page (Urban Hobo) and launch my website, please feel free to reach out to me via email shawn@urban-hobo.com. The crosses (like the one shown) will sell for $20.00. 

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Aloha…Bienvenida…Bienvenue…Benvenuti…Willkommen…Welcome!

 

One of my costumes for halloween as a child was being a hobo!Welcome to our new blog…Urban Hobo! I am so excited (along with Juan) to get this part of our adventure started. We are so excited about this new path we are taking. We’ve recently made the decision to relocate to Texas and for me it is coming home. No not exactly the same…as so much has changed in the last twenty something years here…but a familiarity of small town feel in a much bigger and more populated city!

Our goal is still to blog about “right-sizing” your life and living a simpler lifestyle (I know nothing has changed about me using a favorite word of the day). However, we really wish to embrace both local and throughout the southwest great “Mom & Pop” places you should check out. Still love many of the “box stores” out there, however, you can find some of the neatest gifts, clothing, eateries  and other cool products and services from “Mom & Pop” than you could in a large corporate retail/restaurant site.

This will also be the place where we will showcase some of the “artful edibles” and unique gift items we have AND…where we might be in the Southwest at a local art/fair/market event. We would LOVE to meet you!

If you have something unique you would like to share, I would welcome you to email me so we could share on future posts.

Juan and I are excited to be here on this new path….We’re so thankful you will be here to enjoy the ride.

 

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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