A while ago, a lady contacted me about a custom order. She had a tree that had sentimental value, but they had to cut it down. And she was wondering if I could make some mementos out of it for her and her daughters.
We decided I should make what I’ve dubbed “Candle Boats”!
Here’s the process of how I made them:
The finished items!
Thank you, Caren! I hope you are all enjoying them!
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P.P.S. Jill over at Green Bean Gardens is giving away two of my items! Check it out here. Giveaway ends Feb. 1st 2012.
I love doing custom orders! They are often challenging, which is why I like them.
A few weeks ago, a lady saw one of my egg cups, and asked if I could make another so she could buy two. I ended up making the second one out of contrasting wood, which made a great his/her set.
Another custom order I’ve done was for deer antler pens. A man wanted pens made out of deer antler from a hunting trip he’d been on. We negotiated prices, and he ended up buying three!
One of the most interesting custom orders that I’ve had was to make something I’d never heard of before: sugar cone molds! I think it’s pretty sweet that some people still make sugar cones by hand. The lady who contacted me sent me a picture and dimensions, and I took a whack at it. This is how it turned out:
I actually ended up making two cone molds, and she bought them both!
It was really fun to make something totally new. Don’t be afraid to ask for custom orders. I just might be able to make what you want!