Today was a good day. I made my first commissioned sale……for some coasters, no less! I’ve never made even one coaster since I’ve had my Glowforge and it struck me as rather ironic.
I noticed that a small local coffee place here in our town was under new ownership when they posted their new logo on their Facebook page. I dragged the photo of their logo onto my desktop for reference. The image was a botanical drawing of a coffee plant and my first thought was that it would look beautiful engraved on some wood, so I did a Google image search and found it. It was a good high res. image and being in an optimistic frame of mind, I paid $12 for it. If all I lose is 12 bucks, it’s still good. I then replicated their logo to as close as possible without knowing exactly which fonts they had used. I made a coaster-sized engraving on PG cherry, but with a hanging loop on it, in which I put a piece of ribbon.
Last Friday, I drove down to the shop, introduced myself, and handed the engraving to him. I also handed him a card with my contact information on it. I told him I just wanted him to see what I could do and that if he came up with any thoughts or ideas, to please give me a call. He was wowed by the look of the engraving and immediately asked for a quote for 25 of them, but as coasters.
Taa daaaaa! Took the quote to him this morning. This is another new dimension in my Glowforgering!