Well, I broke down and started an Etsy shop. There sure is a lot to learn – again. Artfire has been about paying for itself, which means I’m working for them and not for myself. I’m going to keep that shop open for a while to see what happens, but I don’t think it will be long. Just not enough traffic.
I made a bunch of pepper mills for the last couple of shows I did and what’s left is on my Etsy page. Here are images of them. Nine in all.
All are about 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall and 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm) in diameter. They are made from spectraply, which is a plywood-like material made from dyed yellow birch veneers. It is manufactured using a resin glue which makes these mills extremely durable.
All the thumbnails are of just the top part. You will have to visit my shop to see the entire mill.
Image 1 is confetti. It is red, yellow, blue, and charcoal. Everyone that sees this one picks it up! So far, it hasn’t found the right person to give it a home, but they will come along.
Image 2 is one that is red with black accents. By that, I mean they apparently used black resin and red dyed veneers. I wasn’t sure when I first looked at this blank if I was going to like the patter, but it has become one of my favorites.
Image 3 is the “patriot” color scheme. Red and blue veneers make this mill stand out. It’s not as flashy as some, but it looks great on a table or counter!
Image 4 is the “ember glow” pattern. It is yellow-orange, charcoal and brown. The earth tones in this mill make it stand out while complimenting almost any kitchen color palette.
Image 5 is a color scheme called “bumblebee”, but here in Georgia, it needs to be called Yellow Jacket”. It is yellow and black and really stands out. Perfect for any Georgia Tech fan!
Image 6 is a yellow and purple color scheme. This one is lively and playful and really stands out.
Image 7 is called “gemwood” and lives up to its name. Blue, turquoise, orange and burgundy work together to make this mill an eye catcher.
Image 8 is blue, purple and charcoal. It isn’t as flashy as some, and it is understated, but when one gets close, the colors are beautiful.
Image 9 and last, but not least, is a green and charcoal mill. Again, one that I questioned when I first looked at the blank, but it too has become one of my favorites. It is colorful and really stands out.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at these new mills. If you want to see other views and check out pricing etc. click on an image.
Or, if you want to visit my shop to see all the other items, click on the link at the top of the page, or click here.