Friday, May 22, 2009

Electroformed Bead Postcards!

My postcards have arrived! For the last few years at the ISGB Gathering, I've purchased the postcard set. This is a fundraiser for the ISGB, with artists donating postcards for the set, which the ISGB then sells. It's a lot of fun to peruse through the cards, finding the latest work by the masters, new favorite artists, and collections from chapters around the country. Both years I've thought "I should do that!" But I always missed the deadline.

This year, I decided to get it done. I used the same printers that did my brochure, CopyCraft. $79 + shipping for 1000 cards, color on both sides. Ask for Jason, and tell him I referred you, if you give them a try. I submitted Photoshop files of the front and back artwork on Monday and had them in my hands on Friday. Now to pack up 300 and ship them out to the ISGB. Then I will bundle some to take to the Bead and Button Show with me. Find me to say "hi!" sometime during the week and get one for yourself!

Now I wish that I'd thought to put the carved copper reverse side of this bead on the back. Oh, the things we learn as we go.

Bonus: Contributors automatically receive a full set of the cards. At least I will have some presence at the Gathering this year, since I can't go in person. My niece had the nerve to schedule her wedding on the day of the Bead Bazaar!!