After several years of working on it, setting it aside and revisiting again, only to be put back on hold, I've finally got my wholesale catalog done! I have saved up the emails requesting a catalog when it's available and sent it out to those people to get started. I got one response almost immediately! I'm anxious to see where this will lead. If you're interested in having a look or passing along the info you'll find information here.
I apologize for the delay in announcing the winners of the giveaway! Life and Pearl have gotten in the way and I've been trying desperately to get some sleep.
I'm disappointed not to have gotten some more comments on the post, but the response I did get is very helpful in moving forward. Thanks to all of you. The good news for those who did comment is that you're ALL winners! How could I eliminate two of you?!
So, Sheila, Somdra ;-), Marcia, Judith and Lisa, if you'll all visit my shop and go to the soldered pendants section. You can choose one of these listings, OR go to the prints reproductions section and pick a square or circle print (sorry no rectangles right now) and I'll make a wood tile pendant with a resin dome like the one in the giveaway post. OR, you can pick one of wood burning pendants pictured in this listing! So many choices! Email me at laura [at] laurabolterdesign.com and describe your pick and tell me where you'd like it shipped or how I can get it to you. (Lisa, I'd love to deliver you pendant personally, however a trip to Israel isn't doable at the moment!)
About the pendants pictured here—I've spent way too much money at Michaels recently so that I can experiment with some new supplies and tools. I've had the wood burning idea in the back of my mind for a while because it's sort of become this cool, trendy technique (not like the traditional wildlife burnings we're familiar with). After the designs are quickly sketched on a one inch wood tile, I use a very fine tip wood burning tool and to "draw" the lines. Then with acrylic paint or pencils the designs are colored and then have a bail attached or are set in a bezel. After some thought about pricing I'll make them available for sale in the shop, too.
I look forward to hearing from the winners!
I think the next challenge has already been open for a week—this time it's children's party invitations—but I haven't even started yet. For some reason, I seem to be most motivated just before the deadline. I snuck these graduation designs in just under the wire. the party invitation deadline is next week, so if you know of any big theme trends in children's parties (I've been out of the loop on that for awhile) shoot me a message! Thanks for looking and voting!
Mosey on over to Minted.com and take a look at these and all of the other great designs. All you need to do is click on each image above, and you'll be there. While you're there, please cast some votes for me! Much appreciated!