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Intern Product Picks!

Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 4.34.02 PMHi, everyone!! My name is Sarah Quinn and I’m one of the Branding & Merchandising interns here at WaterFire! You can read more about me here, but I think you’re probably more interested in the merchandise than me (and rightfully so)! Even though it’s getting chilly and tank top season is TECHNICALLY over, I’m still obsessed with this Brazier tank top from the WaterFire Store. This was a huge hit at our fires this season (only PARTIALLY due to my shameless plugs), and I’m not surprised; the contrast between the bright orange and the deep blue pops so nicely against the crisp white tank. This shirt is truly a work of art. If you’re already looking ahead to next summer, this tank will make the cold months ahead fly by. Check it out here!

RI Brazier Longsleeve TeeHi, I’m Sarah Wojtusik, the other Branding & Merchandising intern! More about me here. By far my favorite product WaterFire Providence offers is the RI Brazier Long Sleeve Tee. It is a fan favorite at the events and I can tell why. As an intern, I get very familiar with all of the merchandise, and I’ve had my eye on this tee for a while! For one, it is cozy, but also light weight enough that I can style it up with a fun flannel in the fall. I also think this shirt is great because WaterFire is celebrating the whole state of Rhode Island.

 

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Partner Spotlight: Photon Fabrications

For several years, Joseph “JJ” Strong of Photon Fabrications has designed some of our most beautiful WaterFire gifts found in the WaterFire Merchandise Store. Photon Fabrications combines art, engineering, and modern technology with a laser cutting machine. Our relationship with JJ Strong began after being introduced through Gather Glass (another fabulous merchandise partner!) who had just collaborated with JJ on another project. Our first product collaboration with JJ was the creation of the WaterFire Wooden Magnet which continues to be a WaterFire Fan favorite! Over the past few years we’ve created many different designs and products. Including: Ornaments, “Matchbox Memories”, and the new Brazier and City Skyline Bamboo Key Chains!  We hope every challenge we give him will allow him to feed his passion and talent as a laser cut designer. (Check out all the WaterFire Photon Fabrications products here!)

Photon Fabrications Wooden Magnets (Photo by Jen Bonin)

“At WaterFire Providence I’ve found a group of fellow artisans that concern themselves with quality of design as much as I do. The folks at WaterFire work hard to maintain a high standard.  As a young artist – just starting college when I created those first magnets – my experience with WaterFire has taught me a lot.  I’ve been lucky to be a part of a great Rhode Island tradition and I look forward to many more WaterFire projects down the road!”
-JJ Strong of Photon Fabrications

We are excited to share our support and admiration of JJ’s wonderful laser cut designs. Today, JJ is creating laser cut designs for every occasion available on his website and at local art fairs in Rhode Island.

Want to know more about the process? Here’s a clip from photonfabrications.com:

A piece usually begins life as a model in Solid Works, a 3D engineering program, where the basic form is created. The model is then translated into a 2D art program, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, or both where I add all of the detail that the laser will engrave. This software allows for a huge range of detail to be added and manipulated. Finally to take the art from a digital image to a physical object a Versa Laser CNC machine, which cuts out the components to make the final pieces, which are then assembled into the finished product.

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A Night That Embodied Hope, Strength, and Determination

If you weren’t able to share the night with us on October 3rd, you missed a great celebration in honor of breast cancer awareness. WaterFire collaborated with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation to light the Flames of Hope. 150 Breast Cancer Survivors took part in a torch procession from the steps of the State House down to the Waterplace Basin. The night embodied hope, strength, determination, and courage.

Bc short sleeve

Honor those who are/have been affected by breast cancer and purchase your very own WaterFire breast cancer awareness t-shirt. A $1 from the sales of each t-shirt goes directly to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. The additional proceeds go to support WaterFire Providence to help create and produce amazing community awareness events like the Flames of Hope WaterFire event. Get yours today at the WaterFire Store

 

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Wear Pink Proudly in the New WaterFire T-Shirt

Good news everybody! the Breast Cancer Awareness Tee is now available at the WaterFire store! Support the cure by purchasing one of WaterFire’s limited edition designs in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

A $1 from the sales of each t-shirt goes directly to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. The additional proceeds go to support WaterFire Providence to help create and produce amazing community awareness events like the Flames of Hope WaterFire event.

The design comes in both unisex short and long sleeve styles.

Get Your Own Today! – Long Sleeve & Short Sleeve

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Before it swims away…

Last Chance!

Get your special limited edition tee inspired by one of our most popular events of the season, Clear Currents!

Whether you were paddling a boat on the river or admiring the glowing koi fish from the streets of Providence, you’ll want to remember the 2015 season by taking home this event-specific shirt! The winner of our 2015 Clear Currents T-Shirt Design Contest, this tee is quite a catch. Order by midnight tomorrow, Friday, September 25th, on the eve of our next WaterFire and get free shipping on our entire online store order using coupon code: EveShipping

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Sing the Star Spangled Banner and Save on a WaterFire Wishing Star!

WFStar Sales Promo 7.2.15

All of us at WaterFire want to share our WaterFire Wishing Stars with you this summer. Bring a part of your evening at WaterFire home with an illuminated blue star from the Starry, Starry Night art installation in Memorial Park. Here’s where we want to see your creative side! Sing us the Star Spangled Banner and save $10 on your purchase of a Starry, Starry Night Wishing Star. 

Here’s what to do to get your offer code:

We’ll be messaging fans with a coupon code for $10 OFF on a Starry, Starry Night Wishing Star! You only have a few days as this offer ends on Sunday, 07/05/15.

Lyrics to the Star-Spangled Banner:

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,

What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight

O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?

And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

We look forward to sharing your videos from this fun filled weekend.

Please note, the promo code is only valid with the purchase of a WaterFire Wishing Star from the online WaterFire Store.

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Be the First to get your WaterFire Bracelet

WaterFire Bracelet

Hello Fans! All of us at WaterFire are excited about our new product The WaterFire Bracelet by local Rhode Island company ScreenCraft! This fun and classic bracelet design features a polished glass pendant with a silver-tone finish (tarnish resistant). Get yours today!

Are you and 2 of your friends big fans? We’d love to offer our followers a limited time offer on a bulk bracelet order (3 or more)! Share your love and support of WaterFire by buying yours today and give this WaterFire gift to a friend or two.

Here’s what to do to get your offer code:

We’ll be messaging fans with a coupon code for Buy 2 Bracelets Get One $10 Off! You only have a few days as this offer ends on Friday, 07/03/15.

Please note, the coupon code is only valid with the purchase of three or more bangles from the WaterFire Online Store.

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Select WaterFire T-Shirts Are Now On Sale

Ring in the new year with a WaterFire and save on selected t-shirts from the WaterFire store. Save now on: the 2013 Clear Currents tee; the H. P. Lovecraft Eye of Providence Augmented Reality tee; men’s and women’s Brazier Blueprint tees; and men’s and women’s Pastel Brazier tees. Quantities are limited so shop today.

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Exciting New Product Development

There are so many wonderful artists and organizations that share their love of WaterFire within their product line. We have selected two of these companies to begin new collaborations with this season. My Méz and ChemArt,  two local Rhode Island companies, both of whom share the love of WaterFire and create fun and unique products. Together we are designing new WaterFire inspired products and we need the help of WaterFire’s fans in the design process!

Here is quick preview of these new items and some ideas.

It’s not just a table, it’s My Méz – “Practical art, not just for the walls!”

WaterFire Providence My Méz

These stylish and functional pieces of art are produced and sold by local husband and wife team Samir Dhamija and Akanksha Aga. My Méz combines a beautiful full color photograph of WaterFire with a hand-made birch table. The photo is coated with a high-gloss finish making the table durable and attractive. If your space is limited and you’d like the piece to adorn your walls, My Méz table can be quickly and easily converted to become an attractive piece of art; ready to hang on any wall in your home. You can read more about My Méz and see other examples of their product on their website. Please contact us at shop@waterfire.org for information on different image and finish options.

WaterFire Providence My Méz Wall Art

ChemArt WaterFire Inspired Ornament

Ornament City Skyline

WaterFire Gondola Ornament

Lincoln, Rhode Island based ChemArt has been making unique handcrafted keepsakes since 1976 and are famous for their collection of White House themed ornaments. ChemArt’s ornaments are all designed and manufactured here in Rhode Island by an etching process in either plated silver or gold or even with a color overlay, the options are endless! This year’s WaterFire design team, Laura Duclos and Roger Williams University intern Becca Quigley, have been working closely with ChemArt’s design team to create a unique WaterFire themed keepsake ornament. The images above are some sketched ideas by Becca Quigley, that feature popular WaterFire scenes. What’s your favorite WaterFire element or scene?

Let us know what you think and if you’d be interested in purchasing these pieces. Thank you!

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