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Thread: A few more jewelry pendants....(new added on page 2, 2-26-10)

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    A few more jewelry pendants....(new added on page 2, 2-26-10)

    I shared a jewelry pendant earlier this week and thought I'd share these, a sampling of a batch I made this weekend, as well:
    The florals are designs I made with ArtRage 3.05, mostly using the ink and marker tools. The beasties were also done with ArtRage 3.05, using illustrations by Haeckel as a basis. Glitter and metallic accents were added by hand prior to final construction....
    These are an interesting challenge to design. The finished tiles are only 1.25" x .88," so the graphics have to be relatively simple because they're small....however, they have to be pretty and eye-catching so that people will want to wear them.
    This batch need just a bit more fine-finishing and I'll be content. Well, reasonably content, anyway.
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    Wow! Foxy,

    These are certainly a unique way to display your artistic creations!
    How did you know how to do them? Just figured it out?

    That bottom left one makes me think of Van Gogh's
    "Evening at the Terrace Cafe" (I think that's the name).
    Must be the colours.
    Hin

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    Outstanding, WonderFox. ArtRage turns up in the most unlikely places.

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    I want one of each, Foxy girl!!! These are awesome and ohhhh.....so original and creative! It's a joy to see someone use their AR creations in such a delightful and intuitive way.

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    Dear Foxy, Your jewelry and these works show a great artistic and artisanal creativity. I'm sure they would be very successful as a business too.
    I'm only sorry I must have lost the procedure for printing AR paintings on such objects.
    My warmest congratulations!
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    These are absolutely lovely Foxy and hey I would buy any of them. Thanks for sharing your new venture with us.
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    I'm with Coops and Eileen724, I think you are on a winner there in ebay or etsy. How much would you flog 'em for?

    What is the process? Print off the miniature and stick them on some glass? How do you fix the chain loop? and what glue do you use so the print out does not run?
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    These Be Brilliant Foxy!!
    Way to go!
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    foxytocin, To see them, I am very moved, the art world about you.

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    Looks like I've got lots of questions on this one....good, I love to share!
    I'm designing the images as png files, 300dpi, and printing them out using a good laser printer for 25 cents a page....each page can have something like 30 graphics on it, so there's not much overhead. To assemble them, I used the basic method, minus the scrabble tile, outlined here: attach paper to a glass tile using some sort of viscous glue that dries clear. Because I'm still learning and am doing this mostly just to have fun, and because my kids are helping out as well, I've been using non-toxic glazes, but I understand that there are more expensive, durable epoxy resins that work better with a bit more hassel.

    I don't have much of an agenda to sell them on-line. Having had a small artisan internet-based business at home before, I know enough now to recognize that I DETEST shipping products to customers. The amount of time you can put into shipping, packaging and posting items for sale is rarely something customers want to pay for. And for me, keeping track of orders is a pain in the posterior. I'm much more interested in selling the graphics for other hobbyists to use in their projects and emailing the graphics to the purchaser.

    My overall goal is to learn more about making marketable designs with the idea that in the nearish future my kiddos will be able to work with me to contribute to a small family-based hobby business whose profits will go to their future independence.

    Here's an example of the page I'll post on Etsy to announce a product for download (bear in mind that I'm just getting started on this and that I'm not a natural at graphic's layout...this too is another aspect of sales that's taken quite a bit of time to learn.)
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