Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What Is Embroidery?

 Embroidery is a process where thread is stitched into your custom product. Some of the more popular items that embroidery is used for are: golf shirts, jackets, hats and corporate wear. With embroidery you can create a more professional look which will last longer than the inks used in screen printing. Some logos may have to be altered a little if embroidery is the preferred method though, because it is very difficult to recreate shading using threads. It is also difficult sometimes to get very small text to sew out well using embroidery due to the limitations of needle and threads. Embroidery is a little more expensive than screen printing, but like screen printing, the price decreases with the more pieces you do. Embroidery machines have been developed with multiple heads that will allow you to embroider 2, 4, 6 or even 10 pieces at a time saving on costs to set up each logo which is passed along to the customer! Embroidery pricing is usually determined by the number of stitches in the customer's logo and the number of pieces being embroidered.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mother's Day Is Coming Soon! Let's Have A Special Facebook Giveaway! To Be Entered - 1st Like our page & 2nd Share this post. Once we receive 150 fans a winner will be announced. Good Luck!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Trophy History - Part 2

Little is known about awards or trophies given during the Middle Ages. Chalices, or two-handled cups, were given to winners of sporting events as early as at least the very late 1600s in the New World. An exquisite, small two-handled sterling cup in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, was given to the winner of a short horse race between two towns in New England about 1699 and is called the Kyp Cup (made by silversmith Jesse Kyp). Chalices, particularly, are associated with sport events, and were typically made in silver and given in horse racing, and later, boating and early automobile racing (which became popular over a century with the birth of the automobile). Sporting awards often take the form of a cup, including the Davis Cup, a major tennis trophy first awarded in 1900, the Stanley Cup, given to National Hockey League champs (1894), and the World Cup, given since 1967 to top male and female alpine skiers, to name a few.
Trophies are less expensive and awarded more frequently, thanks to manufactured plastic trophies. In addition to having a variety of figures from which to choose, trophies are of three primary forms: the clear plastic action figure crowning the base, the gold-colored or silver-colored action figure atop the base, or a rectangular plinth of plastic that is holographically decorated by computer with words or graphic of the event, equipment, or sport scene and placed on the plastic base.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Trophy History - Part 1

Since ancient times trophies have marked victories. In fact, the word "trophy" is derived from the Greek tropaion, which comes from the verb trope, meaning "to rout." In ancient Greece, trophies reflected victory in war, and were created on the battlefield at the place where the enemy had been defeated. These trophies included captured arms and standards, and were hung upon a tree or a large stake made to resemble the figure of a warrior. They were inscribed with details of the battle and were dedicated to a god or gods. Naval trophies consisted of entire ships (or what remained of them) laid out on the nearest beach to represent the conquest. The deliberate destruction of a trophy was considered a sacrilege since it was given in thanks and tribute to a god.

The ancient Romans wanted to keep their trophies closer to home. Instead,. of a tribute to the victors and the gods on the spot of the victory, the Romans had special trophies constructed in Rome. These magnificent trophies often included columns and arches atop a foundation. There remain, still, outside of Rome, huge stone memorials that were originally crowned with sculpted stone trophies, now gone.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Creations is pleased to announce that our web site has been optimized for viewing on mobile devices. Customers accessing our web site on their desktops will see our full classic site while customers using a smart phone, Iphone or Ipad will see the mobile version of our site. Both sites offer full services and direct orders can be made on either version. You can access our web site at

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New Owner - Embroidery Division

Started out 2012 in a big way. New owner for the embroidery division of Creations - Stacy Cole.  You can email congratulations to Stacy at or better yet stop in to see all the new items or take advantage of the $1, $3, $5 and 50% off closeout items.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Famous Engravers

Paul Revere is one of the most famous engravers and silversmiths in American history – although for reasons besides his beautiful work!