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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Arts&Crafts and crowdfunding ... on: April 25, 2012 02:05:45 AM
I think one place you can get exposure is on Instructables. LOTS of technologically inclined folk ...

Thanks for the golden tip. They are now even featuring me on their home page and the view count is climbing:

http://www.instructables.com/id/You-Me-bronze-statuettes/

2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Arts&Crafts and crowdfunding ... on: April 19, 2012 08:20:34 AM
Thanks for your comments and advice. I have little experience in either space, neither crafts markets nor the gift/wedding space.

From what I saw over here, items at craft markets sell at +-$20 or less and there is absolutely no way to get my works into that range. So I am not overly optimistic for that route.

I can very well believe that the wedding theme is a more promising approach and I will try to concentrate on that path. I had already tried a few with limited success.

Thanks a lot for the "Instructables" idea. That should be easy enough to begin with.
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Arts&Crafts and crowdfunding ... on: April 15, 2012 09:18:38 AM
This may be a little unusual, but I am trying to run one of my latest designs through one of the major crowdfunding sites:
I was pretty proud of the video and thought it would foster some reaction.

We have managed to get some blog coverage, mostly from technology people, but a lot less from an arts&crafts interested audience. I would like to promote this a little further, but find it very difficult to get the right response via Facebook & Co.

If anybody has an opinion about the campaign or would care to give some advice, I would certainly appreciate it.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: You & Me - bronze sculptures on: April 11, 2012 11:53:16 AM
If you are interested, here is a little story about the figures and interview with myself:

 
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / You & Me - bronze sculptures on: April 11, 2012 11:40:48 AM
This is the bronze sculpture from the You & Me pair of figurines, personalized with the initials of my wife and my own. I had made the You & Me sculpture as a unique gift for our 30th wedding anniversary. She had placed them on her office desk for a while and her collegues loved them as much as we do.



Since then, I have worked on the design and developped the tiny silver pendants (which you may already have seen) and a few other size and material variations, all ready to carry two initials of choice.

The jigsaw-puzzle-shaped pedestals of the bronze figurines allow for all kind of future extensions, the easiest being their children ... But that's still future.

As always, they were designed with a 3D computer program and manufactured from fine metal powders in that fascinating, novel 3D printing process.


6  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Grey Heron - chicken wire sculpture on: April 10, 2012 11:16:20 AM
Thank you for the nice comments, we'll let him know.

As far as I know, there is little extra wiring, the sharp ends of a new part lock into the structure of the net.
I have checked Wikipedia and the grey variant is not so common in the Americas. Yours may look slightly different.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Grey Heron - chicken wire sculpture on: April 09, 2012 08:40:06 AM
Thank you.

He was 18 when he did it, it was a xmas present for his grandpa. The material is not too easy to sculpt, you need to wear heavy gloves and apply quite a bit of force with your hands.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Grey Heron - chicken wire sculpture on: April 09, 2012 04:03:23 AM
Our son created this life-size sculpture of a Grey Heron from chicken wire on a construction steel armature.



The hex wire was cut into squares (+- 15"/ 40 cm) and layers were bent and sculpted around the armature until the desired shape was achieved.

9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Picture Hosting Support / Re: Uploading from ipad2 on: April 06, 2012 09:33:44 AM
I don't think there is a way to upload into the Craftster Photo hosting, but there is a Photobucket app which you could use to upload and then follow the usual path for Photobucket images.

(The disabled upload button is by far the most annoying non-feature of the iPad, indeed.)
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: You & Me from the Scrappies family - cast in 925 Sterling silver. on: April 06, 2012 09:17:28 AM
Thank you for the compliment ...

and the admin for converting the images.
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