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Last month, a customer ordered a set of my paperback book ornament sculptures from my Etsy shop. I made them, shipped them off, and left feedback. Pretty normal transaction, right?
Well, she then proceeded to send me a message via Etsy and asked if I would be interested in making a custom order for her of about 100 – 125 of them as wedding favors for her guests at her September 2011 wedding. What? Oh, wow! I was honored and flattered that she wanted MY art in her wedding, her special day. I messaged her back, “Of course! That sounds awesome!”
Fast forward one month and countless emails later… She has paid her deposit on the ornaments and I am in full swing of making 120 of these little bad boys. She has requested 60 sphere-shaped ones and 60 diamond-shaped ones, all with navy ribbon. She’s also had shipped to me 120 beautiful little labels with her and her fiance’s names and the date of the wedding on them, and 120 3x3x3″ one-piece gift boxes so I can individually box each ornament before shipping them to her.
Here’s a picture that I emailed her the other night of two of the ornaments that I’ve made so far so she could see how they looked with the navy ribbon and the raspberry colored labels on them:
Within the emails going over details and logistics of the favors and the shipping and the customization, I found out she wasn’t even planning on having any sort of favor at her wedding in the first place until she saw my item in my Etsy shop. The theme of their wedding is “Book of Love” and she just couldn’t resist these once she saw them. I thought that was so cool! She loved my ornaments so much that it prompted her to not only have favors, but also spend even more money on labels and individual boxes for them!
I have lots and lots of work to do before September. 120 ornaments is no small task, you know? BUT, I hope to make this just the *first* of my custom orders for wedding favors… I’m gonna try to publicize these like crazy. What a good market to get in, huh? I’m gonna make sure I request that her wedding photographer get some good pictures of these babies on the tables at her reception so I can put together an awesome portfolio.
Bekah actually pre-ordered these cards, and it took me almost a week to finish them. I should be going to the post office to mail them off this afternoon!
30 one-sided, non-folding birthday cards, made from decorative scrapbook paper, various colored card stock and lots of different kinds of paper, stickers, buttons, stamps, etc.- embellishments of all kinds!! They all come with their own white envelope suitable for mailing, although extra postage may be required because of weight or thickness. These handmade cards usually go for $7 each, but order them in bulk and receive a hefty discount!
Yay for hair bows!
Holy cow, these are so cute! Any little girl (or little girl at heart) would love to have such adorable little hair bows!
These mini hair bows each measure approximately 2 1/4″ in length. They are set on lined, 2″ alligator clips, each lined with the same ribbon that the bow is made of. They are adorned with various plastic, wooden, and fabric toys or embellishments.
Thanks, Miss Donna! You have really been so sweet and so supportive of my new little business! It’s people like you and Anna and Rebekah that are keeping my hopes alive! I’ll keep making crafts and bows and sculptures and all the things because you guys are awesome!