Back at the A, several posts back, there begins a commentary and tips to help you with various aspects of Calligraphy and Engraving. I’m backtracking to add those day by day as time permits. So, revisit the A to find the first installment and watch for new ones to appear every so often. The next one will be on the B and will continue with each new letter. You won’t get emailed reminders of those….you’ll just have to check back occasionally.
These comments will replace the promotional urgings about our Seminars that usually appear below the photos and graphics. Those interested in learning can find the information quite easily with a couple of keystrokes.
Above is a photo I took of a hand that belongs to a choral director in Dallas. She saw my SmileStones™ at the IRISH FESTIVAL where I had a booth last Friday and Saturday. She felt the stones would be a perfect gift for her melodious ladies in the group. These little glass hearts…and other shapes…are pure magic. People love them and cannot resist purchasing them when I’m in the public. At my events, I usually give one free to each person purchasing a bottle of wine to be engraved. They make great ‘bait’ to pull people into the area where I’m working….and a terrific ‘thank you’ to those purchasing a bottle of wine to be personalized at my in-store events.
At my own events and shows like this festival, I have a 20″ diameter ceramic dish I fill up with about 300 – 400 stones of various shapes and colors. People love to sift through them to find just the right one for the name they want engraved on it. I most often use a #6 round carbide; on the hearts I will usually switch to a #4. At this outing I was getting $4. per stone or 3 for $10.
My platter was flatter and my wallet was fatter after a few hours of SmileStones™!