A new step forward...scary and exciting! Monday, March 17, 2014
Hello dear ones!
We have an amazing step looming before us, but we need YOUR input to make it a go/no go !
What we would like you to tell us is this: if our hair forks, the avalon tusk for now, would be available in local shops and on Amazon, in a high grade polymer material, at a lower price, ...would you be interested in that!? we need a YES or NO in the comments from everyone who reads this! and of course, any thoughts , concerns,suggestions you might have and want to share...the important thing is that we need as many comments /input as possible!
ADDENDUM! We are NOT going to stop making wooden hair forks,just wanting to branch out and possibly share the love in a different way!
The details would be forthcoming after the poll, as far as colors, length, cost...we can't get to those details until WE HEAR FROM YOU!!
We cherish each and EVERY ONE of you! Please help us with your answer!
Abundant love and blessing to you all ! ♥
New Hair Fork Design for 2014! Sunday, February 16, 2014
well, its passed new years for sure, but we have had a rough start!
OUr new hair fork for this year came to us as a gift at Christmas time. A parcel with a note book arrived, and as we looked through the note book, we saw lots of drawings, of designs, patterns and hairdos..and forks and sticks...drawing after drawing, notes and inspirations with a few charms, some book marks, fun thoughts....our hearts were beating so fast! what a treasure chest!! so we went back to the beginning and the inscription was to us, that we had permission to use the ideas in this book as we wanted! OH MY GOODNESS! so we went back through each page...and again,....and again... marveling each time at new things we saw and possibliities built on the drawings there....and we picked one to start working on....well to my surprise, one day , a finished fork showed up on my desk, that i had never seen before! WOW! i had to try it in! and i flew to the shop, and showed off the genius of it in my updo! it works amazingly wonderful! so we talk about it, and decide to give the first next one to our friend who gifted the book to us, and ask her to please name the fork, if it is her pleasure to do so!
We sent the box, and couldn't wait for the day it arrived in her hands, it was a surprise for her! we were so pleased that she alos loved the design and found it very easy to use and even for all her abundant hair, it worked well!
She names it the "Eye of Isis " fork, because of the shape of the tines. we love it! so that is the new name!
We only have 2 made in pink ivory wood right now, but we will be making more of them in different woods, with different topper shapes. We aimed this design at pony tail based buns, but it works well in all the updos i have tried so far !
we hope you enjoy the story behind the new fork for 2014 , and we look forward to many more new designs to come! thank you so much Bettina! you are forever in our hearts!
Lovely Sunday Sunday, January 26, 2014
Happy Day everyone!
a quick update! after lots of input, we see people prefer to shop on Etsy, so we are having both places as shopping options. We do have a gallery here, with not only appreciation pictures but all sold items. Here is the link to that page
We want you to know we appreciate you , and want your shopping experience to be as smooth and hassle free as possible!
We are also working on a special Custom Order form that we hope will also streamline the process of requesting custom orders, which we love to make!
we appreciate and look forward to your comments and input! YOU make Grah-Toe Studio run! you are our inspirations, our cheerleaders, our joy!
Welcome 2014! Thursday, January 2, 2014
Welcome to the new Grah-Toe Studio home!! our new forks will be listed here, and all of our news and fun pictures and videos will also be here, all in one wonderful place! YIPEEE! we hope you love it here, and will come in, have some coffee, browse, sing, watch hair videos and shop!
Please feel free to browse the gallery for inspiration on custom orders, and we are working on a list of current woods in stock, but it is changing always!
we appreciate you all, your wonderful creative ideas inspire us and we thank you for keeping us in business for another blessed year!
love, gratitude and abundant blessings to you and yours for every day to come!
Hair Fork Recommendtions for sizes and lengths Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hair fork recommendations~
For shorter, thinner or slippery hair we recomment the 3 or 4 tine lilliputians.We also now make a Mini-Lilli that is very good for petite heads or very tiny updos!
The lilliputians will also work well for very long fine or thin hair. ANd i can wear a lilli 3 0r 4 tine easily with waist length medium thick hair..
We can add or take away length or size to any design. WE can take away length on almost any exisiting fork, but to get a longer functional length we will have to make a new fork just for you!
For thicker hair the Mezzo or Original size 3 or 4 prongs work really well.The lilliputian 2 tines also work well on thicker or curly hair.
Our 5 tine forks are fabulous for long hair, thick or thin..i love mine, its very comfy, spreads the weight of the updo out over the back of your head. We make those in a wave or PCT crown design.
since we have added new sizes there have been lots of questions about them:
Micro Mini= for little girls, or very small updos on petite people, or as large bobby pins to hold a stray layer in!
mini-lilli=this size is 25% smaller than our regular lilli forks, which come in all of our designs.
lilli=our standard, best selling size. it is bold without being too large for most people.
this size comes in all of our designs
mezzo=25% larger than the lilli, and smaller than the original. this is a bold size for lots of thick hair or a larger head size.
Original= our largest forks, big and bold and very effective!
we have several designs,
the wave, the threnody is the rolling- hills- top- look which comes in 3 or 4 tines in any size, and the PCT which is on our "my first forks" and the 5 tines.
If you have any questions please convo or email us, we love to help and want you to be completely in love with your hair art!
Here is a video on how to use our hair forks!
Pictures of forks on our Facebook page and also a size chart
We acquire our antlers from shed elk and mule deer. No animals were harmed, this is a natural process they go through each year and regrow entirely new antlers. It is quite amazing, and an entirely renewable material source.
The wood we use is occassionally gathered from either hurricanes we experienced in Florida or fire wood piles , or trees that have fallen in their natural course. We do purchase exotic woods. This makes each piece Stacy creates extremely unique and valuable. Our exotic hardwoods are bought from a supplier who gets them from a sustainably harvested source, they are grown for the wood industry.