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while my baby was born…

September 7, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 18 comments

there was still a lot of jewelry being made, repaired and sold… I only had the store shut down for a day. but London and all my nieces and nephews gotta eat. having a good team is mandatory.

so I gotta thank all my friends for the wonderful gift boxes and all. sorry, but I really only accept certain clothes from certain brands or people. I keep it all in the circle of fam on purpose. Diamond blew the fuck up 2 years ago. to next levels and it’s not even beginning to stop. BUT I was down with my dude Nick in 2000. 2 years after he started the company…. anyways. I will always support him and my KR3W, but I want to give an informal announcement that, I will be starting my own line soon. I just got funding and have a few designs ready to go to launch fully by this time next year, but in the meanwhile, I will drop some tees and hats and fleece that will definitely rock your world… this is like legitimately 8 years in the making but finally with London now being born, I’m gonna venture into something new and it will definitely be profitable. More details later.

with that said…. I’m releasing an official collab t-shirt and hoody exclusively at JUGRNAUT in chicago. I like what they stand for and I fuck with Chicago heavy if you didn’t already know… shout out to my boy Fats for making the link. I am releasing a Jesus Piece tee in 4 colorways and 3 animal print hoodies that are fucking OUTTA HERE! I’m making a couple hundred of each style and everyone is mad at me for not running 25,000 of each (no joke, I could have done this collab with Diamond and ran over 100k of these)

here’s a sneak peak of the Jesus Piece tees:
“From the Polo Fleece to the Jesus Piece”

white tee with white gold, white diamond jesus


white tee with yellow gold, white diamond jesus


black tee with yellow gold, white diamond jesus

and lastly….

navy tee with rose gold, white diamond jesus piece

note: those are just sample pics, they will not be on AAA tees, very similar, but different tags and cleaner. the graphic is very high res
the hoodies will be also a JUGRNAUT x Ben Baller exclusive collab piece. there will be a royal joint, a red with cheetah print and black with zebra print joint and them shits are crazy!!!! I’ll post pics soon. maybe in my weekend wrap!

now back to my boys over at Diamond…

much love for the early Spring 2013 samples…


the “SEX, DRUGS AND RAP” is going to be HUGE!

also, the fall 2 just dropped I think…

I don’t know if this twill Varsity jacket is available, but it’s dope AF

now more about my boy Nick over at Diamond…
he’s always wanted a custom diamond piece, but never knew what to get… Dillon already killed the game with the unpolo piece, so he came with something else that was original and made a diamond supply co. all iced out “Cutty” piece (their character/mascot)



we used ice blue diamonds, red rubies, green diamonds and of course black & white diamonds…. all set in 14k gold and it’s solid. nice piece, he got a 5mm solid 14k miami cuban link to hold that bitch up too!

thanks Nick, much love #diamondlife

shout out to my boy Russ aka SSUR who is kinda killin the game too… he created that “comme des fuck down” and now this upside down rolex crown is shittin….

much love bro

wednesday night was VMA pre party night and my boys over at Crooks and Drake and OVO were throwing a party at Lure, too bad I couldn’t go and honestly, I didn’t want to. I just wasn’t feeling it…. there was also an event at Bagatelle for GOOD music and Moet Chandon which I fuck with just as heavy and was much more mellow… #roselounge and they were pouring that nectar imperial rose’ all night! it was also a dinner… but I couldn’t get myself to leave the house and chill with my 2 week old son. I rather watch him count sheep or cry and look at his face all night long….

but the good folks over at team epiphany and moet sent over a nice care package 🙂

they also did a collab with Mosley Tribes for some frames with rose’ lenses. pretty fresh…. shout out to John Coltrane and my fam over at epiphany!
also shout out to ben and bobby over at the hundreds for the Nerf Turbo football

so now, let’s get back to my money makers… the medium to lower priced ice that is subtle but gets the fucking job done!!!!

we made yet another micro sized cross that is unisex. I rock these every day now and your girl could to and it won’t hurt your pocket, but these cost more than several pairs of jordans, so don’t think shit is sweet and super easy to attain. it’s still real gold and genuine diamonds we’re talking about here:

check them out….


I took pics next to a Micro size Jesus piece to give you a better idea of the size and thats the partially iced out micro jesus piece. I will be starting a HUGE sale price on the micro Jesus pieces starting November 22nd





another angle…. the cross is 1.5 carats and has legit VS diamonds on it.
its perfect.

now if you remember when I posted that yellow gold medium prong cross that was kinda diesel actually…. well we made an all white on white version

boom!


5 carats, prong set


now next to the micro cross to show spec

so we’re back, but never left…
jewelry, clothes… what else do you want? of course I’ll probably post more food after the weekend. have a safe one. I’ll probably have another bbq.

everyone take it easy.

peace!

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COMMENTS (18)

  • testSeptember 7, 2012 11:30 am

    test

  • John ZSeptember 7, 2012 12:45 pm

    You got to have some a bbq for some of your blog readers lol…jk…or am i? 😉

  • John ZSeptember 7, 2012 12:45 pm

    I mean you got to have… smh…

  • cookiemonsterSeptember 7, 2012 1:38 pm

    what a surprise you’re starting your own line.. too many bullshit clothing companies out there, and about 5% will stay relevant

  • CGSeptember 7, 2012 2:29 pm

    Looking forward to get some pieces of your new line. Those micro crosses are dope.

  • Ben BallerSeptember 7, 2012 4:48 pm

    cookiemonster, it’s a crap shoot… I’ve made 4 to 5 clothing companies very VERY rich. 8 figures + rich… I’m not going that hard. this will be something I do for fun and will also make money. it will be as relevant as I am in life or with my haters and lovers.

  • CrazyMTFSeptember 7, 2012 10:16 pm

    Man those are cray they look so real like it just look like it’s right in your face. So many hipster are going to be rocking this so you’re going to make alot of money but you should do a GOODXWOOD version of it too that be tight.I watched the VMA’s RIRI,Alicia Keys, and Frank Ocean was the only one’s I liked but it still didn’t make up enough how fucking boring it was.

  • CookiemonsterSeptember 8, 2012 2:30 am

    I feel you. didn’t mean to make it negative, really. Times have changed, roll with the tide. I just get annoyed with the flooded market of non-creative bullshit in all categories (music, fashion, everything). But I can’t knock the hustle, foreal. Congrats tho on your first child. We might even cross paths one day I wouldn’t doubt it. .

  • californiaMIKESeptember 8, 2012 1:51 pm

    i need a micro jesus piece in my life asap!….. thanks for adding me on yelp. #lanative #rosegold

  • LeeSeptember 9, 2012 2:26 pm

    Ben Baller, when will you believe in what you sell?

  • Ben BallerSeptember 9, 2012 9:16 pm

    Lee, I’ll believe in it, when science proves it exists… I ask you to watch the movie Religulous. very simple and plain. like 2 + 2 = 4. if you feel just as strongly as you do now, you will have proved to have a lower than 20 IQ 🙂

  • LeeSeptember 10, 2012 12:15 am

    Ben Baller, if my IQ is 20 yours must be -100 dumb dumb. Yo kids gonna be -150 lol durrrrrrrrrr.

  • boydSeptember 10, 2012 7:25 am

    i doubt this will be replied to and I’m not sure if you’ve touched base on this before but why no rep of L-R-G? Im confused as to why you rocked it so heavy for a good while from ground up basically and since the passing of Jonas all you’ve posted was a remembrance t-shirt. If anything I thought you would have repped it even harder now just bc it was your best friend. Maybe rocking it brings back too many memories? not dissing or anything just wondering why…

  • AboveHypeSeptember 10, 2012 9:01 am

    Fam, what site will we beable to cop your TEE’S?

  • Ben BallerSeptember 10, 2012 10:53 am

    abovehype http://www.jugrnaut.com

    boyd, they have totally different views from when Jonas was alive. in fact, I don’t even know anyone over there…. the original team that Jonas created is all gone except for one. the brand was totally separate from our friendship. I stopped wearing it almost 1 year before he passed.

  • AboveHypeSeptember 11, 2012 8:36 am

    Good looking out G, these TEE’S are dumb clowning.
    Congrats on BabyBaller fam, i got a daughter of my own. Been reading yo blog for a min.
    When you posting on top RESTAURANTS in LA?

  • OnSmashSeptember 26, 2012 12:22 am

    What is the exact size of the 1.5ct 11 stone micro cross? Could it be made with out the bale?

  • youalreadylateSeptember 27, 2012 7:18 pm

    i hear you say the cost of several jordans but honestly, how much are the micro crosses with the beaded chains? or even the micro jesus piece?

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