I had been running a business selling wedding stationary for a couple of year now and doing relatively well, but for various reasons, not the least my technician moving to Thailand to become a stand up comedian, I had taken a break.
Recently l felt the ‘laser cutter’ itch again, a major factor in starting up again was the task of finding a reliable, knowledgeable and ‘up for it’ technician. I’m good at the drawing bit and the ideas bit but getting them across to someone else is a daunting task.
I then stumbled across Nice Cuts! Relieved that they were not just ‘Nice’ by name but in person too.. I kind of thought f*** it lets get back to doing some cutting.
One of the factors for taking a break is that I’d got stuck in a bit of a design rut. I’d become more of a production line than a creative. Both Stuart and Zoe couldn’t be more supportive in helping me test out new designs, materials and concepts. For me, it’s their mix of knowledge and enthusiasm that has really made the difference.
So I”m busy expanding my range of items. I’m wanting to slightly step out of the wedding stationary market. Although I’ve already found a cheaper alternative to the way I was originally making my invites and refreshed the design (its now a grand old age of 7 and fonts, like times do change)
I’m playing with mixing etching and cutting and using different inks, paints and stains to get the most out of the materials. I’m really excited about all of the different avenues open to me and test the laser out in making my designs a reality.