Monday, February 15, 2010

New venture

One of my friends and I are starting a new business. Well, same business but with a different direction. Pam and I have been making jewelry for quite a while and decided to join forces to focus on Chain Maille. We both love making Chain Maille but have not had much luck with some of the ways we have tried to sell our pieces. People are very supportive. Some have already purchased many pieces. Some love what we make but can not afford more or tell us: "I'm really not a jewelry person"

Anyhow, we know there are people out there who like what we make and will buy from us but we need to find more of them. We have been putting our heads together and our first step was to join forces. It turns out that our skills and special interests seem to work together very well.

I love to work with Picasa and the above "collage" is the results of one of Picasa's features. Amazing isn't it? Not exactly sure how it will be used. Our new logo is in the middle with some of our designs around it. The logo is still a work in progress but pretty good so far.

We decided to call ourselves "Ring by Ring Designs". The phrase Chain Maille is not as well known (we found out)People think of armor. The Ring by Ring part is the way our pieces are made: ring by ring. Does it make sense to you?

Anyhow, we are off and running working on brochures, business cards, and a new web site. Our plan is also to sell to local jewelry stores. We are fortunate to live in an area that has some good ones. It will take lots of work but we are excited to get going.

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  1. Congratulations. I wish you the best of luck and be sure to let us know of your progress. I also make jewelry and I love using Swarovski crystals. I also have also found the same trying to get more sales.

  2. Teaming up is a great idea - especially if your talents compliment each other. Are you thinking of doing an online shop? I was thinking of trying to find a bracelet (or maybe more than one) that I could attach a medical tag to, those medic-alert bracelets are pretty boring. I've been looking at buying a tag or charm that comes with a lobster clasp, and chain maille just might be the way to go for a bracelet!
    Thought about Etsy?

  3. Sounds very good. I'm looking forward to see more beautiful chainmaille designs.