This was a job for a recent family gathering. It took about 25 minutes and I charged $2. ea., plus an extra buck for each word or portion of a word in addition to the first word. It was $130. total.
To make the process really fast, I have a plush carpet sample from the carpet store around the corner. I squeeze out about a thimble full of Rub ‘N Buff Silver Leaf and rub it into the carpet. Takes a minute to get it all massaged into the carpet in the dark area where the stone sits in the photo.
When I’ve engraved a stone, I rub the engraved side in the dark area about 3 seconds. That’s all. Then I move it over to the left where there is no color and ‘polish’ it off…another 3 seconds. Works like magic and takes about 1/10th the time of putting color on the stone, rubbing it in with a cotton ball, then finishing it with another cotton ball. If I’d had twice this many stones with similar wording, it would have been almost a $300. per hour job. You or your college-bound kid can’t earn that flipping burgers or waiting tables or most anything else to secure an additional revenue stream. Let’s hear it for SmileStones™!
We now have only 3 seats remaining in the January Seminar where SmileStones are a part of the projects and discussion of the many ways to use and sell the idea.