SOMETHING UNIQUE FOR EVERYONE - a celebration of life's "rites of passage"
Hi, I am Tom Petro and I want to thank you for sharing your time with me today.
This site is a tribute to my friends and Fraternal family members. I wish to thank them for their encouragement and positive support of my designs.
It is also all about sharing exciting new ideas and concepts. My stuff is different, most is produced in small runs. I will be offering them to help cover at least some of the costs associated with the many unique and individual projects I have worked on over the years.
I began designing pins out of need for something that was both unique and high quality, for my personal use because I was not pleased with what was available quality wise from "pin suppliers". Doing custom design work for myself led me to do creative concepts for friends as my time would allow, within the Fraternal Organizations that are so much a part of my life.
Each piece I work on is carefully and creatively designed with one thought in mind, helping my Brothers and Sisters "put their best foot forward" and help them celebrate their achievement with a recognisable pin that will convey a message about them, their life, or their cause. Each piece tells a unique story.
Ones leadership years in any Organization, whether it be as Worshipful Master, Exalted Ruler, State President, District Deputy etc. is in it's own unique way a right of passage that marks ones individual personal growth and an achievement. I am here to help because I believe you should share that experience and enhance relationships with a unique remembrance... a gift for others they can wear proudly. These years mark very important milestones along the path of life. It is a time when "only the best will do" after all who wants to be remembered for handing out "junk"?
Those who know me, know that during my years as Worshipful Master, Exalted Ruler, State Trustee etc. I designed plenty of items to hand out to everyone! Not only my close friends, but my supporters and fellow fraters!
People liked what I did, and this led to me doing designs for others. Many of my close friends are Distinguished members of Volunteer organizations ie) the Masons and the BPOE Elks organizations. I am proud of the work I have done for one friend who became the National Grand Exalted Ruler of the BPOE Elks, also other friends who achieved BPOE State President, District Deputies, Vice Presidents, and Exalted Rulers. I enjoy helping the NJSEA Convention Committee each year with a fresh new pin concept which they also incorporate as the logo for their annual Convention in Wildwood NJ.
Nevertheless, this has become a costly "project", "hobby", "avocation" and I am hoping that this new project will bring in enough support and raise some funding that I may continue "gifting", "handing out", "sharing" and helping others as a volunteer.
I do this for only one reason... because I enjoy it, from the heart. I want everyone to know I am here for you if you need me.
If you would like to help, please acquire some of the unique designs as gifts for yourself and friends. Enjoy the ideas I have created in the past, present and future, and don't hesitate to contact me to design your vision!
New items will be added so please bookmark us and visit regularly!
Enjoy life's journey... it is shorter than you think... every day is a BLESSING!
Tom Tom Petro NJ USA
REMEMBER: "IT'S ALL GOOD!"