Well, I find myself in a bit of a quandary this morning, as happens on occasion. Unlike the past where I'd mull over this specific problem, sometimes for days, and then ultimately just take a stab at it and hope. That was then, but this is now and it just occurred to me that I have a blog, so why sweat it, just ask the question.
So here's the deal. I spent the better part of the day yesterday just building pinecone sticks, 4 in total, one sold, one is in inventory, and I have 2 on the bench that I can basically go in any direction.
Here's the one currently in inventory:
The quandary comes into the equation because I have 2 virtually identical to the one in inventory, and if the current one isn't selling, why make more. So here are the 2 that are on the bench.
The one on top is Honduras Rosewood cast in green, purple and gold (I know it doesn't look like it in the picture, but it is). The 2nd is Lignum Vitae cast in green and gold. The total finished length will be 6 1/2(ish). Both are ready for (and must have) a paua or other type if inset on the top. The borders are obviously engraved and can't be changed, but I can do anything with the body of the stick in terms of additional engraving... such as stars, or whatever. In fact, if anyone is interested in claiming either one as a custom, you're welcome to it. In so doing, you get to pick the design, inlay and paua or other top.
So what do you think, any suggestions?
The lineup for the day is obviously these 2, and since the one in inventory didn't sell overnight, I had to tack in a different direction... so, another new design, it's going to be pretty cool if I can pull it off.
Have a great day and thanks for any suggestions you might have.
Update - Lignum Vitae - Reserved - Willowyn
- Honduras Rosewood - Reserved - Christine