Wow. What a busy week it has been...busy and productive! I feel as though everything is progressing, which is really nice. I have a few things in the pipes but it could be a little while before they are confirmed and I can reveal them (sorry!).
I can tell you about a few exciting things that have happened this week...
Firstly, I've made a huge update to Etsy and Art Flock. There is now new stock in button rings and a whole new range of laser cut acrylic earrings!! (more on that in a moment).
Secondly, I found and joined RedBubble. RedBubble is a wonderful Australian service (which isn't exclusive to Australian customers) that is very simple to set up, easy to manage and provides a site where you can share your work with the world. It gives you the opportunity to receive encouragement and feedback on your work, sell your work online, and purchase greeting cards, posters, framed prints, canvas prints, calendars and t-shirts. You simply sign up, upload your images and select which products you wish to apply your images to/sell them on. When someone places an order based on your work RedBubble handles the transaction (through PayPal), prints/produces the product, dispatches the product to the buyer and you get a percentage (that you set yourself). Wonderful!
Thirdly and finally, I received a very exciting package in the mail yesterday (as alluded to earlier in this post)!! *yay yay!* I have trialed having one of my textile designs laser cut and etched into Arctic Ice acrylic (clear acrylic that is frosted on one side). The outcome was so much better than I could ever have anticipated and I'm really excited about this new medium!
I tested the design in a number of ways. I had it laser cut, etched with lines at three different densities (light, medium and heavy) and etched with fill at the same three densities (light, medium and heavy). Each method turned out a little differently but I think all of the results were lovely. Very intricate and quite delicate looking but very durable and sturdy. My mind just boggles with the possibilities!
I'd love to hear what other people think about my new range. I will have a selection with me for the first time at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston this weekend. I hope they will get a positive response :)