|Project by EPJartisan||posted 09-02-2012 05:44 PM||1446 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
My father and I make wands, and usually I sell them through new age retailers and game shops. My father enjoys the meditation of turning, while I enjoy the carving and adding crystals. But I have not been so active on the sales front, instead being primarily focused on art and sculpture for the last two years. So I never got out to sell them… and the stock pile grew. So I challenged my last assistant to earn us money with them, so he enrolled us into a Pagan Pride Festival about 4 blocks from my house… we got a plan together and materials to really present and market my new brand as “Phi Artifacts”.. and finally after years being pushed… Jorgenson Design is now a separate entity and an official business on it’s own. So now I run two.. yay… sigh. Anyway…. I needed some boxes to sell upper priced wands in.. So we made some and then my assistant realized he was unable to meet his life’s obligations and work for me full time… and had to “simplify” and quit to work part time near his home. I have not found a replacement yet.
I am left to make boxes.. I don’t like craft as much as art. The boxes are all very stable cardboard tubes I found behind an architectural design firm. I started with fabric I got for a steal when a fellow furniture maker decided to sell it all and travel. And another woodworker friend of mine brings me fabric samples from the show rooms he visits. These boxes were supposed to be simple things my assistant could throw together to hold and display the wands. Fabric lined, cardboard tubes with wooden sides. I get bored very quickly with simple things, so as I get the technique down pat.. the boxes become more and more elaborate until they became a sellable item on their own. I now have four designs of boxes… I need to stop..I only have 8 our of 20 finished and the fest is this coming Sunday!
This one is the epitome of one design (minus the wand holder) made yesterday in about 3 hours, I am giving it to a friend today for her B-day. All the wood is Madrone. 6” wide x 3 1/8”dia. Thanks
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