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BRRRR! WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT BOY? #JACK #PLAYCLOTHS

December 22, 2011 โ‹… by Ben Baller โ‹… 24 comments

he was talkin shit, so we put a rose gold slap onto that boy!

yep, pusha x IF and Co. part III….

you seen the wax mold,
you seen the rose gold mold…..

okay, so let’s see what we had to work with


that’s Jack. the play cloths mascot and logo

a week and some change later….


this shit is no joke.
3-D
we used so many different precious genuine gem stones, it’s disgusting…
red rubies on the hat mixed with canary diamonds…. we were gonna make that propeller on his hat move around, but Pusha is smart and didn’t want it to be an issue later or have that part be weak and fall off….
we used intense deep blue sapphires word to Lorraine…. we used cognac diamonds on the pants and hands… VS diamonds on the face to give it some contrast and let you see the little bit of rose gold behind them diamonds…. red Rubies with some black rhodium on the eyes…. we used VVS diamonds on the socks to really bring out the extra whites and of course triple A black diamonds for his shoes. Jack is swagged the fuck out! piece is solid, heavy 14k pink gold and I haven’t even calculated the total carat weight. real shit. that 14k rose gold OG military bead chain is NON EXISTENT! no way will you find one that thick in 14k rose anywhere! real shit. everything right now Pusha is touching is on some sittin on a yacht with a slight ghetto chic swag to it. smh…. luxury is his middle name.

last night was the 3 year anniversary for Play Cloths and I woulda loved to have made it in time… but what was more important is the years to come….. congrats on the Tres anos
here’s some angled pics with the natural light hitting it and you will still have to see this in person and see we even lined the pockets and so much extra detail my S95 couldn’t capture for real.


them real cognac diamonds are lookin really more XO than chocolate

and hold up…. we’re not done yet… this is where we say FUCK YOU

no need to laser the back, we just decided to ICE out our “IF” logo on the back where the slider/loop goes…. didn’t want a bail attached to that pinwheel hat; it woulda ruined the flow of the piece, so we made it in the back and the shit is just a bittersweet symphony, this liiiifeeeee!

thank you Push! we got more projects I’m sure to come. that new mixtape is crazy…. I can’t wait to see your future with my boys at that G.O.O.D. music label
and speaking of mixtapes, I just downloaded Weeknd’s new joint “Echo’s of Silence”…. can’t even say how I feel about it yet…. but I’m definitely gonna slap it in the whip on the way to SF

OH YEAH, THE SALE IS DONE!
PRICES ARE BACK TO OUR NORMAL REGULAR LOW PRICES! WE STILL BEAT YOUR WORK!

I leave tomorrow to the Bay Area to cool out literally for a few days.
I’ll post a nice little blog on the whip I just got from the GM celebrity program and some gifts I got from my fam at UNDFTD and maybe a couple things, but I really couldn’t take a lot of pics of the things we made because they were xmas gifts and the readers would have spoiled their surprises ๐Ÿ˜‰

much love
play dirty…. with play cloths

p.s. I might just quit this jewelry game in all seriousness. we’re just guillotine-ing motherfuckers too much!

peace


the grinch who stole k-town

December 20, 2011 โ‹… by Ben Baller โ‹… 21 comments

can’t believe it is almost christmas and I personally don’t care and haven’t been a huge fan of Christmas for over a decade, but I know for all my fam and friends who have big families and kids this shit means the world to them… so as of lately, I have actually been getting into the spirit these days because of Nic and some of my friends who just get so heavy into giving period. But it’s the overall energy. I feel it this year.

OK, THIS SHIT IS ABOUT TO BE ALL OVER THE PLACE…. SO MUCH SHIT TO SAY, BUT NOT ENOUGH TIME, SO FOLLOW ME…. I love giving gifts, I love receiving gifts… only thing is that I don’t need or really want shit in my life, so I’m good just kicking it!

let’s start with this first:

THE SALE AT MY STORE OR HERE ENDS TOMORROW! THAT IS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20TH, 2011! RIGHT AT 7PM IS WHEN IT IS OVER! PRICES GO BACK TO THE NORMAL PRICES ON EVERYTHING AFTER WEDNESDAY AND JESUS PIECES AND THINGS WERE MOVING JUST FINE BEFORE THE SALE, BUT DURING THE SALE, THINGS WERE TOO NUTS AND MAKING 10% PROFIT WAS OUR GIFT TO Y’ALL……

we’re open everyday this week and the special hours will apply after Wednesday actually. we’re even open on christmas day. for custom orders put before wednesday we will still honor a discount if money is put down before that deadline.

I just have a lot of work in the que that I want done and finished so I can bring in this new year right and I leave town friday morning to the bay area until tues…. I will not be able to be reached by email, so you would have to deal with the IF team which will also minus my cousin Steve.

So lets start with what I did this weekend?
I had a boss sit down with my bros James Bond and KB from UNDFTD and we got some shit cooking up for next year…. don’t trip…. meanwhile, we ate about $150 worth of food at Robata which is like $600 at Nobu but way better tasting and more delicious and less ego

we went so HAM it wasn’t funny…. and they didn’t even have any Hakata Ramen left smh

after that it was work like a motherfucker…..
shipping out shit, personally delivering shit…. the usual

got some dinner at Toast (yes they have 6 consistent bomb ass soups and they’re always dead for dinner)
then me and Nic went to go see a movie called “Shame”
I ain’t gonna say shit except, be ready to see a movie. a film. acting, no special effects, just acting and some real off beat shit. it’s NC-17 because you’re gonna see some pauses

then I took some allergy meds and couldn’t get my ass out of bed.


smh… my simple ass. SLEEPING IS FOR DREAMERS!

I finally got out of bed and took care of some errands and went to my box to scoop up thissss!!!!!





yes that is a 1000% fragment (hiroshi fujiwara) bad ass wolf in a white bunny rabbit’s clothing!!!! this shit is so hard!!! hard to get too! thank you to my man KB for the link! man, what a gift!!!! I don’t have anymore space on the wall and for the other 4 coming any day now, so they’re just gonna have to lay in the cut for a while…. moving soon anyways

so I was going to do some major x-mas shopping and then decided that everyone is just going to get jewelry, even my little nieces…. but I know my nephews love them some Lego’s so I had to hit Glendale Galleria to get right over there….
ran into some of my blog readers there who were really cool and I ran into a few other people at the americana…. handled biz and got the fuck outta there because there was maybe 90000 people there at both malls….

shook and got some drinks at this spot with Nic’s friends and then ate some Adobo at my Mother in laws….

how many filipino families got this in their crib? lol

I left and shot down to the shop as we were open kinda late and then ran over to the Hills of Beverly to meet up with my Canada Fam aka my OVO brothers…..

My hanukkah present was an early one because I knew I wasn’t gonna see my boy Drizzy, so we ran close because I was almost 45 minutes to missing my dude…. and I didn’t want to go to the bay again to see him at Wild Jamz in San Jose…. last year I was bad luck smh lol

out of respect I told the fam, I would keep this gift private


I love my boys…. they doin it so major….. damn.
that shit was just 3 years ago when I was scooping them up at the airport, mixing down so far gone and bringing 40 trees and coffee…. now they’re moguls. MAZEL TOV!

so I shook back to the trap and caught some drinks there with Nic and her friends….

Sunday
just finished up some more work, ran over some number and smiled like a motherfucker
hit the mall again and ran into who? 40 lol…. right in the Rolex store of course! we ran around the century city mall copping random shit like polo safari sweaters and stuff, caught mad jokes and just caught up period…. while Nic went and did some shopping….


40 still repping that IF and CO! the solid gold tree of lebanon ain’t no joke!

so then we caught a quick meal and dapped each other up and me and Nic went and saw “The Descendants” mannnnn, that shit was aite, like I give it a 60 out of 100. I wouldn’t have waited or been so patient had that been on my tv screen

I got home and read some emails and just really cannot wait to get out of here and hit the Bay Area for xmas with my new family…. I love christmas out there for real. I love the bay period…. and it’s so cool that Cadillac is giving me a car for a few weeks…. and even better that it’s a CTS-V! sick! gonna be a fun ass whip to push around for fun…. nice being a tastemaker I guess…. being popular sometimes has it’s advantages!

I really can’t wait to hit the Bay and I have no plans for new years eve… just want to get a hotel suite someplace quiet and drink champagne til I fall out and be with my loved ones and I CAN’T WAIT TO KILL THIS NEW YEAR!

we got action bitches!!!!
wanna see what I got for the 2012?
the jesus piece all y’all been wanting!


that bitch is heavy too!!!!! ooooohh! them bezel set diamonds?

and you know that rose gold gonna hurt em, but the yellow gold is what I’m on right now….

my boy just got his christmas gift from the IF fam….
MUCH LOVE TO MY WORLDSTAR FAM! Q! HAPPY HOLIDAYS BOSS!


just so you can get an idea of how big this piece is, I put it next to an Iphone4 and this fucking piece is solid and heavy as shit! icee too!





we bezel set 3 solitaire diamonds in the tips/points of the crown (I love when we do that shit lol)
and Q, I appreciate all the business and more business we have to come! salute! NO MORE CHAINS FAM! damn lol… that internet money ain’t no joke!!!!

much love homey! salute to my other WSHH fam J and Tea

so don’t trip….
we got a lot more action coming….
how about some small classy shit? for kids? the ladies?
here’s a peek of something we’re working on

don’t tell me my team can’t cut a MEAN ASS 3-D WAX inside a couple hours? (takes jacob a month to CNC machine cut a wax)


wait til you see what it looks like in a few days (don’t trip Danny, it’ll get to you before xmas!)
the colorful diamonds will play nicely!

so I got much more work to do, deals to make, feelings to hurt and love to give!

OH SPEAKING OF GIVING!!!
remember that commercial I did for Samsung Galaxy S2?
well for those who won my phone case, you should have yours by now…


for those who have a galaxy S2, holla at me, I have a few left!

everyone do y’all…. always stay under dressed and let your accessories talk for you. bite food, not your tongue. don’t unfollow people on twitter, unfollow them in life! have fun, smile and laugh because it doesn’t cost anything

and HAPPY HANUKKAH!

shalom!


ARK UNITED PIECE….

December 16, 2011 โ‹… by Ben Baller โ‹… 10 comments

my simple ass got happy yesterday waking up thinking it’s friday. smh
BUT IT’S ALL GOOD BECAUSE TODAY IS FRIDAY!

anyways, we finished up a piece for an OG #NT family member
and he wanted a piece to represent his brand….

and this is what he sent me to go off of


and that’s all I needed to turn that into this inside 9 days…





yellow gold, with that rare style 14k OG bead chain!
them bright VS stones!
much love to DJ BATTLEMONKEY and pittsburgh!
thanks again for your business! enjoy

so we made a cool gold Rosary for xmas for a buddy…. it’s 14k yellow gold with a diamond center piece of the Virgin Mary and a 2 sided diamond cross! (so if it flips, you’re still all G)




this joint is heavy, that’s why I love it… looks like you could be lightweight fooled, but it’s solid and classy

remember those diamond supply co pillows?

had to show you the other 2 colors!
I love these shits!

aite!
NOW IT IS THE WEEKEND!
I wanted to leave town real bad, but I gotta look at some houses….

p.s. just signed a deal for my show with a tv network on one of those Google channels…..
gonna be real interesting!

PEACE!