Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We just finished an order for a pen and pencil set made from Teak wood. The customer sent us the wood which he used to make the base for the set. He is putting an antique fishing wheel on the base and selling it on ebay. I'll post the link to it as soon as he finishes it. For now, here's a picture of the set made of the Teak with Bloodwood ring. Bloodwood is a tropical hardwood from South America. It is from the mulberry family. It is not widely available and is expensive. The pen and pencil are 5-3/4" long.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I just purchased a huge inventory of lamp parts. I'm not sure whether I will put them on Shades ETC (www.shades-etc.com) or create a new shopping cart site and link to it. Anyway, I'm still in the inventory mode. I need to get things priced and stored in labeled bins. I do plan on advertising to the electricians, potters, and ceramic makers and maybe appliance repair people also.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I just came home from the Erie Craft Guild's Fall 2008 Show. There are 87 crafter's tables set at Zem Zem Shrine Club, W. 38th St. & Zuck Rd. Each hour a $10 gift certificate is drawn from tickets that are given as people purchase their admission ticket. We've had about 750 people come through, which is about the same as last year; however, the wallets seem to be closed or missing in action. Sales are down from last year but tomorrow is another day. I'm getting lots of comments on the Dutchess Victorian lamp and shade.