Monday, April 16, 2012
Going to go sign the lease agreement today! The name of the shop is The Curious Crow and as you can see we will have Art, Jewelry and some Vintage items. Very exciting times! I will let you know more about the shop once we have more in place! In the meantime, I have added a lot of new Steampunk items to the shop at http://TangledMetal.etsy.com
Monday, April 9, 2012
It is official! Tangled Metal and The Curious Crow are opening a retail location in Eureka Springs, Arkansas! We stumbled into a deal we just could not pass up. It is a small shop but I think we can do very well there. More details will be posted as I have them.
Monday, April 2, 2012
The jeweler's saw is an integral part of all that I make, from chainmail to steampunk. Yesterday in mid-creation my saw died. I was able to use my backup saw to finish. The backup saw is an older one that is broken as well and will not be good enough to become my primary saw.
Tools are expensive. Let me rephrase, good tools are expensive. A lot of people do not take tools into consideration when looking at the price of a handmade item. Some tools are one time purchases and pay for themselves through the life of the tool. Other tools are disposable, like saw blades, because they wear out and break.
So, I now have to buy a new jeweler's saw and I think I would like to buy a really good one. The problem is one to get me by for another few months is $15 and a really good one is $90. So, I am offering a 15% discount for nay item in my shop on my Facebook Page for Tangled Metal Go "Like" the page for more info.
That is all for today, wish me luck!