July 7, 2011
The Iron Monkeys have 10 new jewelry pieces to offer those donating $175 or more to our kickstarter project. These hand-crafted leather cuffs have our unique steel scroll on the top and clasp with two metal buckles. We are currently limited to 10, so the first 10 people to donate $175 or more will get one of these, as well as one scroll pendant! The donation period ends July 31st, so please visit our kickstarter page for more info and to donate:
June 30, 2011
The Iron Monkeys are nearly 40% of the way to our Kickstarter goal. Now that we have one month left, we thought we'd show you our fancy pendants, which backers who donate $25 or more, will be receiving. Please pass on to your friends and help us reach our goal by July 31st!
Visit our project on Kickstarter for details:
Thanks for your donation to The Iron Monkeys!
May 18, 2011
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April 17, 2011
Hello lovers of fine hand-crafted steel!
As the winter begins to pass and the cherry blossoms begin to fall like rain it is time for the Iron Monkeys to get back in the shop and start beating some hot metal.
So what exactly are we up to this year? Well lucky for you, you're about to find out.
GARDEN OF MONKEY RETROSPECTUS
This year for Burning Man we are paying homage to our Rites of Passage as an artists collective. The Garden of Monkey Retrospectus is a look back through the projects that have brought us to where we are today. We will be bringing back a Tree Spire, "The Hand" from Incunabulum, and the Zen Gardens and Columns from The Crossroads to create a sitting garden of our evolution. This is an amazing opportunity for the Monkeys to rework these pieces, clean them up, and make them *exactly* how we want them to be. We are also going to work some new fire features into these pieces making the Garden flicker and explode in new and glorious ways.
We are hoping to bring back "The Hand" to Critical Massive, with new and exciting fire effects. So get ready to lay your ass under the flames of "The Hand" up in Mt. Vernon this summer.
It's time to start thinking about how you are going to keep all of your structures in place at Critical and at Burning Man this year. Let us help you with that.
Playa Staples are hand-forged, square stock steel tapered to points at each end and bent into a 'candy cane' shape. When hammered into the ground they lay flush with the playa and will not trip or skewer people, like that unsafe rebar stuff. They enter the playa easily and stay secure until it's time to go. Playa Staples are removed quickly and simply by levering them straight up. They've been around since 2003 and are time tested and burner approved (with over 7000 made and sold in that time).
Don't be the jerkface whose carport goes flying into your neighbor's camp. That's no way to get laid/drunk/hugged/fed, now is it?
Playa Staples are currently ON SALE, and we encourage you to order early so you can guarantee having your Staples in time for...well...whatever you need them for.
Many of you have asked us if we are planning on hosting another fundraiser at the shop this year, and the answer to that question is YES!!!! The fundraiser will be later in the summer, and we will be sure to let you know when it's happening.
We are also starting work on a jewelry line. If you like the scroll pendants we have been making for the past couple years, you are going to LOVE the jewelry line. More info to come.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the past few years. It means a lot to us that you support our work and our visions. This is going to be another great year, and we look forward to yet again keeping you warm with our art.
Have questions? Hop on over to our Contact Us page to send us a message.
Grimy, sweaty dust love to you all.
The Iron Monkeys
January 12, 2011
We started the year out showing off some of our art. On New Years Eve we were invited to show 2 Zen Gardens at Tacoma's First Night celebration. Children and adults alike got to play with fire. They seemed to love us (but could have just loved the heat since it was like 30 degrees outside).
We are now working out the details for our project which we hope to take to this coming years Burning Man. We have several designs and ideas so far and will have a final design and concept by the end of January (along with a grant proposal, budget, and the need for a drink). Check back here or on our website.