Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Week 5 - Glass engraving

One of the reason's I wasn't able to update this blog as often as I'd have liked over May was that my martial arts club (Kuk Sool Won Glasgow) was hosting the 2011 Scottish Championships so as well as competing there was quite a lot of work for everyone to do to help organise the event. As well as some general design work I also made some personalised glasses for the Masters' top table.

These had the martial art's logo on one side  and the Masters' titles and names on the other side. I use a chemical etching process to do this meaning that the designs can be quite detailed and are more precise than I'd be able to do with hand etching. The design is permanently cut into the surface of the glass and not painted or applied onto it so it is permanent and dishwasher proof.

I'm happy with how they turned out and I think they went down well with the masters themselves!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Week 4 - back on the horse!

Phew - a busy last few weeks (more about that in a future post!) has got in the way of me updating the blog but catching up now and to make it up I've decided to do some double weeks i.e. at least two posts for the next few weeks till I'm back on track!

This week I decided to get on top of updating my Folksy shop. This meant working my way through all my stock checking what I have and re-listing items that I had previously sold so they were available again. I've still got a few listings to put back up but currently the shop is now up to 76 items! This also means I now have a list of all the stock I need to photograph to then make up new listings for. this list currently sits at 92 items so busy times ahead again, just hope the sun holds out for a wee while to help me get some clear pictures.

I need to do the same with my Etsy store, my aim is to maintain both at over 100 items as this will increase my visability to people searching the sites. And I also want to get started on listing some of my t-shirt designs on both sites within the next few weeks and work on some new products. Some of the items I've updated listings for are shown below:

The last few weeks too have seen a big increase in the number of custom order requests I've had in, a lot of them for weddings. I love working on custom items, I'll show some of the recent ones in a future post too.
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