f. is for frank's Fall Line Launches on Thursday. See It Here Before You Shop.

Local metal sculptures Casey Melton and Shannah Frank are known better collectively as f. is for frank, the Dallas-based duo behind the city's most inventive accessories. But it didn't start out that way.

Originally their main focus was furnishings: gorgeously detailed wooden chairs and tables, as well as pewter-crafted lighting fixtures and drawer pulls. When the economy dissolved jewelry became the business' unlikely heroine. (You can now add gold-cast animal teeth rings to: cigarettes, booze and other Depression Era vices.) Since initially showing their architectural heavy art, women have loyally hunted it down, stashing aside mad money to afford frank's seasonally-offered pieces. Men know the tiny design district store front as the place where every gift selected is met with sloppy recipient joy. All will swarm the entry on Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. when f. is for frank launches its much anticipated fall line with a party.

We couldn't wait that long to see what they've made, and neither should you. Here's a little teaser for your shopping spank bank.

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Jamie Laughlin
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