Monday, May 25, 2009

Custom City Buttons and Magnets

Custom "City" Buttons and Magnets were introduced in April. There are 6 basic designs that can be customized with any city or store name in any color combinations.

I have been making these buttons for "Ann Arbor" for over a year and decided to include them in my wholesale catalog. It allows a store or boutique to create a unique item for their business without the high costs and high minimum quantities.

It's May?!

Wow, I realized that I haven't updated my Blog is weeks! Where has the time gone? And it isn't because there hasn't been tons to talk about either.

Despite the economy, sales are brisk and steady. I introduced a collection of pocket mirrors, created 12 new rectangle magnet designs, 16 new button designs and updated my catalog with ALL new products. Sample products and catalogs were then sent to my wonderful existing rep force throughout the U.S. Without the support of my sales team, Minds Eye Design wouldn't survive!

I placed an ad on Great Reps (.com) to increase my sales force in territories not already covered and now have representatives in Florida, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Conversations are on-going with other sales teams and individuals in other territories as well so I hope to add to the list soon!

My project for this week will be choosing a POP (point of purchase) display unit for the POCKET MIRRORS so the stores are better able to merchandise them and increase sales. I love introducing new products and designs but the added responsibility is always finding packaging solutions and appropiate counter displays at an affordable price.

I love my job!

Inspired by Nature

I have been working on a new series of nature inspired pocket mirrors. I think the spring air has affected my creative soul!
I love the clean and elegant look of black and white images and quotes so the "Bird on a branch" mirror with the quote by Claude Monet is my personal fav!
As with most of my work, I include french words and sayings. "L'herbe verte" translates simply to "The green grass".
All are listed on my etsy page and available to ship asap!