Christmas 2018!

Christmas of 2018 has now passed and the gifting season is winding down. I am glad to have had a few commissions for gifts including a few cutting boards, signs, and a couple custom jobs. There is something about making an item that someone cares enough about to gift to a loved one that is very rewarding and I am glad to be involved in these exchanges. Personalized or custom items are always a bit exciting in their own way as they often require new designs to be drafted or create new challenges to work through. 

 

 

The first of the custom jobs was a copy/modify piece of one that the customer had seen in a store but wanted customized. It’s a phone holder that fit 2 smartphones for charging, a pair of eye-glasses and misc. items in the lower tray. It was customized to fit the recipient’s personality with prairie grass lining the bottom edge. 

The second custom piece is a memento frame that was made from a baluster that was removed from a home before it was demolished. This specific piece has great meaning for the recipient as the old farmhouse they called home for over twenty years was removed from a property destined for farmland. I was able to make two frames from the one section of banister that was provided. 

I had also made three cutting boards for Christmas 2018 for some friends and family of my own. These are personalized with names and fun graphics and made out of some hard maple that was given to me by a buddy of mine. 

 

All in all 2018 was a good year for WMC with plenty of new experiences and focuses that seemed to pay off in the end not only with a bit of business during the holiday season but skills and techniques that I acquired along the way. The prospect of 2019 and what will come along with it is exciting and keeps me optimistic! If you are interested in ordering anything like the orders above, check out my shop or contact me for a custom order!

Sliding Lid Jewelry Box!

 

This is a beautiful sliding lid bracelet box that is handmade to order. They include high-quality oak layered with either aspen or walnut. The finish is composed of a natural beeswax compound without any stain. Stain can be added for an extra cost if you with. These materials are guaranteed without question but if you would rather have a sweet story to go with, I love to salvage materials from pallets and other reclaimed sources but can not guarantee any specific material.

The boxes can be made with any length or width within reasonable limits, these are meant to be for bracelets but are limitless in their storing capabilities. If you have an item that you are giving a special person, do not gift it in a production model jewelry box, gift it in its own handmade case. Cushions of any color can be made for the item upon request.

As these are handmade items there are no guarantees on creation and shipping times but I try to get these out within 7 days. If the order needs to be expedited, it never hurts to ask!

**No jewelry is included in this purchase. Do not expect to receive a box with a bracelet in it.**

Hinckley Il, Vendor Event

 

The first annual Spring into Summer Vendor Event occurred on April 30th in the HBR High School. I brought smaller items like the oak/walnut wine displays. Flea markets will bring larger objects like refinished and up-cycled antiques. You can view some images of this vendor event below!

Small handmade price block and sliding lid wine box with wood curl padding
Bottle top wine displays and keepsake boxes
Two sliding lid keepsake boxes