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chilllucky

Lifer
Jul 15, 2018
1,162
2,994
Chicago, IL, USA
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If you recall, I polled this group last year about who you might ask to make a set of two pipes. One each for my wife and I.

Original thread here.

After considering the short list you were able to provide (and thank you all for that, I had no interest in or capacity for the from-scratch research) I elected to reach out to Jesse Jones of Blue Room Briars.

Although he was very busy already, he was intrigued enough with the challenge to take on the project. I tried to make the brief as open-ended as possible to allow him to find inspiration for what would make the pipes "a set" on his own.

He asked a few questions about my wife and I as people and as pipe smokers, and requested pictures of our current collections.

Today, at the first day of The Chicago Show, I surprised my wife with these:

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chilllucky

Lifer
Jul 15, 2018
1,162
2,994
Chicago, IL, USA
scoosa.com
lovely. I like how much consideration went into the grain presentation. And I am a sucker for little pieces of flair on a pipe. A little piece of color on the stem.

The Juma accent is a nod to one of his "get to know you" questions. It's my spouse's favorite color. The symbolism of two rings is no accident, either.
 

AJL67

Lifer
May 26, 2022
5,436
27,861
Florida - Space Coast
gorgeous! Ah but which one is yours the light or dark, i'd smoke the dark personally and just display the light .. yes i'd keep them both ..but then if you knew my ex wife ... lol
 

chilllucky

Lifer
Jul 15, 2018
1,162
2,994
Chicago, IL, USA
scoosa.com
gorgeous! Ah but which one is yours the light or dark, i'd smoke the dark personally and just display the light .. yes i'd keep them both ..but then if you knew my ex wife ... lol

I kept my mouth shut about which stem and stummel I was more attracted to during the commission process, and let my spouse pick first after she was surprised with the set at the Blue Room Briars table.

She chose the white-stemmed pipe right away. Jesse then admitted that he had been considering that one the "hers" of the pair the whole time. As we were showing the pipes off to friends (and strangers) at the show, I think nearly every respondent to the question made the same choice.

I'm always the last to know.
 
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AJL67

Lifer
May 26, 2022
5,436
27,861
Florida - Space Coast
I kept my mouth shut about which stem and stummel I was more attracted to during the commission process, and let my spouse pick first after she was surprised with the set at the Blue Room Briars table.

She chose the white-stemmed pipe right away. Jesse then admitted that he had been considering that one the "hers" of the pair the whole time. As we were showing the pipes off to friends (and strangers) at the show, I think nearly every respondent to the question made the same choice.

I'm always the last to know.
I think it's safe to assume that an overwhelming major of the people would say the light stemmed would be the female version of the set.
 
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AroEnglish

Lifer
Jan 7, 2020
4,352
13,003
Midwest
I remember that thread; thanks for sharing the finished product with us! I am still so envious that you get to share pipe smoking with your wife.