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Do you sell things that could be Christmas Presents?

 
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I do metal work, I make small knives, axes and such. Blacksmithed key hooks and a range of other things.
 
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Hi Nicole, my name is Liz and I'm Tom's wife. He made me write this.
We are off the grid and all my art is made in my greenhouse that is heated with a RMH.  
I make etched copper book marks, key chains, ornaments, Jewelry.  
I also make wind chimes I hand saw out of copper and patina.
Here is my Etsy store.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/RocksLiz
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copper angel windchime
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etched copper raven earrings
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etched copper lifetime Christmas ornament
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I'm too busy now with setting up my farm, but in the future I will sell plant and animal oddities, sculptures, jewelry, teas, and good luck charms. I am currently making some good luck charms and will have 3 by mid january if you have that special someone who needs a boost for their new year. My good luck charms are made of crystal chips, herbs, and resins, and sometimes a sigil or written prayer. They come in a leather neck pouch, but you can tie the cords to a belt loop or bag strap, or hang it from the mirror in your car. I make them for love, protection, good dreams, and childbirth.
 
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r ranson wrote:
my etsy shop (yarn and supplies)



Do you make waxed linen cordage?

I have some beadwork projects on hold because I can't find the cord I need. It needs to be 1-2 mm thick, rubbed with beeswax, and to be natural linen.
 
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Ryan Hobbs wrote:

r ranson wrote:
my etsy shop (yarn and supplies)



Do you make waxed linen cordage?

I have some beadwork projects on hold because I can't find the cord I need. It needs to be 1-2 mm thick, rubbed with beeswax, and to be natural linen.



That's a neat idea.  I've never made waxed cordage to sell before.  I usually just run the length of cord along a bit of warm beeswax.

Probably not something I can make for sale soon as I have a commission for handspun I'm starting on this week.
 
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r ranson wrote:

Ryan Hobbs wrote:

r ranson wrote:
my etsy shop (yarn and supplies)



Do you make waxed linen cordage?

I have some beadwork projects on hold because I can't find the cord I need. It needs to be 1-2 mm thick, rubbed with beeswax, and to be natural linen.



That's a neat idea.  I've never made waxed cordage to sell before.  I usually just run the length of cord along a bit of warm beeswax.

Probably not something I can make for sale soon as I have a commission for handspun I'm starting on this week.



Whenever you get around to it just let me know. These bead projects are not pressing and money is tight right now from christmas shopping and the greenhouse anyways.
 
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I work full time as a studio metalsmith artist.  Most of what I make is decorative vessels.  I don't know that I'd say my work is commonly used as gifts, but I do know lots of them have been purchased and given as gifts.  There's usually an uptick in sales around now.  Most of what I currently have available is listed in this section of one of my websites.  Here's a couple images of pieces I have at home right now, a simple one and a more complex one.  I'm trying hard to get a new group of pieces finished in the next couple weeks too.
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Luminosity #1714 made of copper, fine silver, and 23-karat gold leaf
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Luminous Relic #1483 made of copper, sterling silver, and 23-karat gold leaf
 
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Hi David;
Superb work !  Very cool looking!
Thanks for sharing!
 
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thomas rubino wrote:Hi David;
Superb work !  Very cool looking!
Thanks for sharing!



Thanks Thomas!  I do have a pretty awesome "job" getting to play with metal all day.
 
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Travis Johnson wrote:I always wanted to change the time honored gifting of cigars when a person has a child born.

How silly, "Here, let's celebrate the birth of a human being that only happens a very few times in a person's life by giving you something that will make you all smelly and fill your lungs with cancer."

I always thought a parent giving away tree seedlings or wooden pens would be a great way to give a meaningful, artistic present rather then a token gift that gets snubbed out in a nasty ash tray. But the tradition never has caught on.

If anyone sells tree seedlings or makes wooden pens, by all means run with the idea if you wish.



This might be a good income source for me. Seed-grown tree seedlings are rare on the market and I'll have a greenhouse by February. Maybe I could start making Food Forest Starter Kits for Northern Appalachia and the Midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa.
 
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    I'm a retired homesteader/naturalist/craftsperson in north-central Arkansas, out of woodwork to sell, but I have a self-published chapbook, American Haiku, Too, with 246 of my haiku, an introduction covering the technicalities of the form, and illustrated with my own drawings.
   
     I also have another 48 page chapbook, Iron Roads West, "a haiku-prose journal of an Amtrak & hostels circumnavigation of the western 2/3 of the US"; haibun from a wonderful trip we took some years ago.
   
     These are $12 each, shipping in US included.  If interested, send me a PM.  
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steve folkers wrote:     I'm a retired homesteader/naturalist/craftsperson in north-central Arkansas



For those who don't know, Steve Folkers is my husband going on 44 years!

The haiku in this book were written over the past 25 years...a previous book of haiku began in the early seventies homesteading through the early nineties.

We've taken a similar train trip more recently than the one he writes about in 'Iron Roads West'.  It was just as lovely.

You might be familiar with threads here where I've talked about his coopering, hand carving spoons and making wooden pitchforks.

His semi retirement from woodworking has left him with time to finish and self publish his chap books...these are the first two of a long list.

 
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Charli Wilson,  i love the beads in your multi colored necklace - they are cheerful and sensual! Thanks for sharing.

Nicole Alderman, love the fairies and especially the dragons. When my grandson gets older i will buy those off you still make them.
 
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I'm not sure if this counts, but I guess a book about goats is a nice gift : )
My book: https://www.amazon.com/Backyard-Dairy-Goats-Natural-Approach/dp/0648466108/

A friend of mine who is into permaculture but doesn't post here makes beautiful handmade jewellery, this is her Etsy page: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/HerjaJewellery
 
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