Sunday, March 02, 2008

New Spiral: Chakra or Rainbow?

In my Etsy shop, I have an announcement that custom orders are accepted. A couple of weeks ago, I had a potential customer contact me and ask if I could make a rainbow colored spiral. This is a good opportunity to do a brief FAQ on custom orders.

Most custom orders are requests for variations on a bead style I'm already making. So, I don't have to master a new technique to do them. That's good for the customer because it keeps the cost down.

At the torch, I give myself 3 times or 3 tries at making the custom order. I don't usually like the first but generally by the 2nd try, I've made the customers bead. I make one more to allow for the unforseen accident where I may drop or crack a bead.

So, I made this bead for a customer who was a little apprehensive - a yogini who wasn't aware how the bead was made. When she received it, she was thrilled! So was I! I love how this has turned out. So much so, I'm adding the Rainbow Spiral to my regular line of spirals.


Lisa said...

Love the spiral...I'm going to need to get one with the chakra colors for a good friend!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Lisa. I'm sure your friend will love it. It's very sparkly!

Joann Loos said...

Is there a difference between the chakra colors and the rainbow? Either way, it's a gorgeous piece