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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Where to Buy Custom Glass Knobs

One of the lines of hardware I am most proud of developing over the years is our collection of knob and pull bases for creating and crafting your own cabinet knobs. Not to toot our own horn, but I believe we are in great part responsible for an entire cottage industry of independent custom hardware makers selling on Etsy, Ebay, and even their own online stores throughout the country. We literally have sold over 100,000 of these little knob making bases since we started the line about 5 years ago. Before that, knob making parts cost $2-3 each, making the probability of a building profitable business designing custom cabinet knobs very low.

Many of our bases are used personally for crafting totally unique and one of a kind knobs for someone's own home. But many more end up on amazing custom glass and ceramic knobs that are being sold all over the world. Some of these are truly works of art and I wanted to share them with you and also create a nice source page for anyone looking for stuff you can't find at D. Lawless or for someone that won't settle for the mass produced stuff. Or maybe you are just looking for ideas and want to make your own hardware soon!

Below, in no particular order, I am going to run through a long list of small business partners we've gained over the  years that are making their own knobs and making a little money too. Although growing, and we probably look big to some, we are a small business ourselves and it's nice to be able to support the people that support us. Without further ado...

Years ago we got our start in this niche with Sietto. We were contacted by the designer to develop knob hardware for his beautiful designs. While developing pieces for Sietto we decided to take a chance and develop our own parts for retail. So in a very big way all the companies below benefited from Sietto's vision and success. In order to purchase Sietto's beautiful knobs you have to shop at one of our competitors! But, oh is a list of sites that sell Sietto. And here are some nice examples of their work using our bases.

      sietto ice glass knob Sietto custom glass knob 

Kribensis Glass Arts is a newer Etsy store with some really wonderful custom blown glass pieces. Donald recently began blowing glass knobs and they are really very stunning! All items in his store are designed and created in the Florida Keys. Made from hand blown and worked borosilicate glass. Each one handcrafted!

Kribensis Glass Arts

Knucklehead Knobs has been a customer for awhile now and they create a variety beautiful stone and glass knobs using our bases. With over 3,500 Etsy sales and a 5 star rating you can be you are getting some high end unique pieces when you buy from Knucklehead Knobs. It's fantastic to supply people with ratings even higher than ours! You can click through to the store on each picture!

Chunky Turquoise Stone Cabinet Knobs - Set of 2, Cabinet Knob, Fixture, Drawer Pull, Turquoise, Stone, Nugget, Kitchen, Bathroom, Southwest Cabinet Knobs - Terracotta Squares - Set of 2, Stone Cabinet Knobs, Kitchen Knobs and Pulls, Lava, Beach Decor 

3DGlassDesigns is a new customer of ours selling on Etsy. They've been doing dichroic glass for all sorts of other stuff for awhile now but they just started getting bases from us and creating these beauties below. From their site, "Unique, Dazzling, and Distinctive Dichroic Glass Jewelry. One of a kind dichroic glass creations featuring handmade furnace glass, starphire glass, sterling silver, copper and brass bezel settings. Each piece is a true work of art, sure to become a family heirloom." All of the above applies to their cabinet hardware creations as well!

          Dichroic Glass Cabinet Door Pull in Gold, Orange and Green over Blue Aventurine Glass with Oil Rubbed Bronze Hardware.   Dichroic Glass Cabinet Door Pull in Blue and Gold with Chrome Hardware.   Aventurine Blue Cabinet Door Pull with Purple Stripes over Silver Circuit Pattern Design.

Uneek Glass Fusions is a long time customer and produces wonder handcrafted glass cabinet hardware, accent tile, lighting and more! They use our bases when making their custom hardware and we couldn't be happier. Also winner's of a Best of Houzz award in both 2014 and 2015! Here's a bit of their work...

Cobalt Blue with White Confetti Glass KnobMosaic Glass Drawer Pull in Dichroic GlassRed and Silver Mosaic Dichroic Glass Cabinet KnobMosaic Glass Cabinet Handle in Dichroic Shades of Red

Next up we have another long time customer in Art De Fleur. Art De Fleur is another Etsy small business creating all sorts of beautiful glass work. A portion of their store sells a variety of really modern and sleek styles of glass knobs using our bases of course. I really love the modern touch of these knobs, some of my favorites!
Turquoise Blue, Black, and White Geometric KnobBlack Chopsticks on Your choice of colors 1 1/2" square knob

And finally we have another great customer of ours Prettyware on Etsy! We supply Prettyware with a variety of hardware which Prettyware totally customizes to turn the pieces into really totally one of a kind accents to your home. The hand painted glass knobs she makes using our plain clear glass knobs are my favorites!

2 Aqua Aquamarine Crystal Doorknob Set Handpainted Glass 2 Inch Knobs White HardwareSet of 4 Painted Glass Aqua Blue Drawer Pulls

I know there are other people using our bases for their business and I didn't mean to leave anyone out. I'll be gathering another 5-10 stores together in the future for part two of this article. Please contact me if I left you out! Have a good one everyone!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday! - No Free Hardware Friday

D. Lawless is closed for Good Friday and through the Easter Weekend so there will be no Free Hardware Friday this week. Please enter our Easter giveaway for a chance to win one of four $25 D. Lawless gift cards. Happy Easter!

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Giveaway! Four $25 Gift Cards

Easy pickins! Four $25 gift cards up for grabs! We really don't have all that much traffic so your odds will be great! :)  We are closed on Good Friday through the weekend so this is our way of making up for it!

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Free Hardware Friday #16


Hello and thanks for checking out our Free Hardware Friday promotion this week! This week we are keeping it simple with a pair of oil rubbed bronze wire pulls from Liberty Hardware. We have two sizes 3" and 3 3/4" (commonly listed as 96mm).

The rules are the same as every week. Please contact me at the e-mail address at the end of this post with the following information to participate.

1. E-mail me at the address on the bottom of the post with your name, address, the product number, and how many you need.

2. Please put in writing what you plan to use the knobs for and also give me permission to use your photos to market the knobs. I might put your pictures up on our HomeTalk account, Facebook, or website. If you click our HomeTalk link above you can see a lot of the projects completed by Free Hardware Friday participants over the last couple of months.

That's all! No catches. Here's today's free hardware!

The 3" oil rubbed bronze wire pull...

3" Wire Pull - Free Hardware Friday

And the same pull in 3 3/4"...

If you wish to participate please e-mail me at lawlesshardwar (at) gmail (dot) com.

Looking forward to it!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wondering if you should use cup pulls?

Cup pulls and blog features! All purposefully used and pictured in all kinds of articles from our friendly blogger friends. This post should help you decide how to use your cup pulls. Each cup pull shown is selected from D. Lawless's cup pull section and includes links out to the blog that featured it in a makeover, repurpose, or other project.

D. Lawless has a beautiful line of cup pulls that are very durable and high quality, at a great price, that absolutely destroys the competition. D. Lawless brand pulls featured are only $1.85 on our website and other brands featured are competitively priced as well. That's our short line of advertising and now onto the cup pulls featured and worked with by DIY bloggers.

Antique Iron

antique iron cup pull

kitchen cabinet cup pulls

How to Install Cabinet Hardware Straight from her Farm House Kitchen Makeover

Antique English

antique english cup pull

cup pull jewelry hanger

Designer Jewelry Organizer in Arts & Crafts Type Style

Flat Black

flat black cup pull
dresser cup pulls

Old Tyme Cabinetry and More Check out Her Incredible Facebook Projects

Antique Copper

antique copper cup pull

blue hall table dresser

Hall Table Dresser Repurposed in Unique Blue Hue

Matte Chrome

matte chrome cup pull

guest bathroom counter

Anna Makes this Guest Bathroom Makeover Start to Finish Look Easy for You

Plain Pewter

plain pewter cup pull

bedside table dresser

Amazing Four Drawer Bedside Table Makover

Oil Rubbed Bronze

big navy blue dresser

Big Navy Blue Dresser Makeover with Oil Rubbed Bronze Accents

Satin Nickel

satin nickel cup pull

elegant kitchen cabinets

Urbane Bronze & Alabaster Kitchen Redo with Elegance and Style

Brushed Satin Pewter

brushed satin pewter cup pull

light grey vintage chest drawers

Classy Vintage Light Grey Multi Drawer Chest Paint Job

Venetian Bronze

venetian bronze cup pull

industrial tall boy dresser

Furniture Makeover of Huge Industrial Tall Boy From Start to Finish!

vintage bedroom dresser

Vintage Wood Bedroom Dresser Restoration Project


chrome cup pull

white kitchen cabinets

Check out Her Black and White Kitchen Makover Reveal

vintage white desk

Only a sneak peak is shown here, but click over to see the entire Vintage Desk Makeover

Antique English

antique english cup pull

kitchen cabinet renovation

Revealed and simplified anyone can handle this simple kitchen renovation complete with cabinet staining with the help of Simply Stylings

Antique Bronze

antique bronze cup pull

pottery barn keyhole desk

Ever want a pottery barn desk? This is even better. Check out this Fantastic Keyhole Desk in the Making