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Art You Can Rest Your Drinking Glass On

Tables create spaces that bring us together. They start off being functional pieces of furniture to place objects on and then become something more when we “family and friend” around them. Whether you are gathering for a meal, pausing over a cup of tea, or relaxing with a glass of wine, a table is the focal point of a room and serves as sacred space in your home. Even end tables or side tables that aren’t front and center, still become the first place we stop when coming home. We empty our arms of “stuff” and let the table catch the burdens of the day.
Details and accents of our Golden Gate Bridge mementos, made from original Golden Gate Bridge suspender ropes©Strands of History

More Than a Gift

They say that experiences are more valuable than material gifts.  We would agree…spending time with the people we care about, making memories and creating history tops the list of ways to mark an occasion.  There are events and occasions though, where we want to do both.  We want to attend the retirement party, college graduation, or business recognition event and we don’t want to do that empty-handed.
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Strands of History Beginning

In 2016, Bob and Mary Zimmerman joined Strands of History, LLC with long-time friend and business partner, Tom Piatkowski. Tom, Bob’s good friend of 40+ years, casually mentioned he had a second business selling mementos made from the original Golden Gate Bridge suspension cables or, suspender ropes. (He had acquired all the remaining 11-foot pieces of the original Golden Gate Bridge suspender ropes in 2006.)  After hearing the intriguing story, they all discussed the many cool things that could be made from these artifacts, which quickly led to a partnership. Unfortunately, about eight months later Tom unexpectedly passed. Naturally, Bob and Mary continued the business to build on the shared vision. First order of business was hammering out fabrication equipment, machinery and what practical art they would craft from historical suspender ropes saved from one of the most famous bridges in the world.