Thursday, February 26, 2009
Rings and Things
Here's a sneak peek at a brand new product I've been working on - rings made from recycled vinyl records! I'm thinking of calling them Rock 'n' Roll Record Rings. But I'm not married to the name so I'd love to hear ideas if anybody has any suggestions for a cool name.
Anyway, I bought a ring mandrel from a seller on Etsy (it was a total impulse buy, she was promoting it on twitter) and have been playing around with cutting up bits and pieces from my scrap pile of broken painted records.
I've been collecting all these scraps forever and just waiting to find a good use for them. Rings are perfect, they are so easy to make, it's ridiculous. And with the ring mandrel, I can make them in the proper ring sizes. I am thinking of selling them for around $10 each. I would love your feedback on the pricing too!
I'm taking a batch in to Tender Loving Empire today, and they will be the first venue to try out the new product. I haven't even listed any in my shop yet, but I plan to make more and get them listed within the next few weeks, so stay tuned. I love feedback so please let me know what you think of this new idea! Thanks!