Google Finds

blog photo tandem cake

Every now and end I surf the web and find photos of our wedding cake toppers. Here is a few:

http://weddingbragboard.com/heather-boyd-tandem-bike-cake-topper/

http://alturastudio.com/blog/2010/09/sneak-peek-june-and-todd-at-aquariva-on-august-14-2010/

http://blog.weddingwire.com/index.php/weddings/vintage-tandem-bike-themed-wedding-in-grosse-point-michigan/

http://aprilfosterevents.com/portfolio/kaila-and-johns-brown-county-wedding/12964576

http://paperandlace.co.nz/2012/05/21/let-them-eat-cake-decoration-ideas-for-a-kick-ass-cake/

University days…

My final project in Rick Pottruff’s drawing IV class at the University of Guelph (1988) was a mixed media piece. I deconstructed my bike (that I had since age 11) and reconstructed it into a sculpture. The final piece consisted of the sculpture, the photo documentation of the process (which I developed with the help of a friend…long before digital was available) and the 6′ drawing of the creature.

Looking back to 1989.


My first summer in Montreal was spent selling jewelry on the streets of Ste. Catherine, Prince Arthur and in Old Montreal. I experimented with a lot of ideas. One of the projects I worked on was making jewelry out of pieces of my old bicycle. I had taken the bike apart for a final project in the Fine Art Department at the University of Guelph. Shown in the photos are a necklace, ring and “toilet” brooch. Let’s just say there was a reason I was making only $3 a day!!!

Town and Country Weddings Magazine

We are delighted to be featured in the Fall 2011 edition of Town and Country Weddings Magazine. Here is the topper that can be found on page 115:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/79016260/just-married-tandem-bike-riders-wedding

Bookmarks!

I had a customer looking for my bookmarks on Etsy and had totally forgotten to re-post them after my vacation this summer. These can also be custom made, based on my other designs and your ideas!
Etsy shop bookmarks section:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/heatherboyd?section_id=5745973

Blast from the Past!

Posting a wedding cake topper with little wire figures on a swing reminded me of my first wire designs made while selling on the Street in Old Montreal, Prince Arthur Street and Phillips Square in 1989. I was selling hand-painted buttons, clothing and accessories and making no money ($3 on my first day). I met Marc-André towards the end of that summer and he introduced me to the wire medium. He was selling wire bike sculptures on Prince Arthur Street and was hugely successful. We were selling

beside each other in Old Montreal one day. Not able to speak the same language, he handed me a piece of wire and I twisted it into something that impressed him enough to take my phone number…and the rest is history!!! Here are a few photos from the early days, including my very first display that I lugged on the Metro to Prince Arthur from NDG on my very first day!

Royal Wedding Cake Topper

I couldn’t resist making one of our Tandem Wedding Cake Toppers in honor of the the Royal Wedding.  I highly doubt the royal couple will be scouring Etsy for Wedding products…but I  had to make one, just in case!

UPDATE MARCH 26, 2011 WE RECEIVED A THANK YOU LETTER FROM THE OFFICE OF PRINCE WILLIAM FOR THE BICYCLE!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/58992637/personalized-tandem-bike-wedding-cake