What if we made wooden jewelry?

What if we made wooden jewelry?

I've done some form of woodworking for most of my adult life. I've made everything from picnic tables and patio furniture, to intricate open segmented bowls and vases.

More recently, I purchased a CNC router, and began making personalized family plaques, and home décor items.

Everyone kept telling me that I needed to "get a booth", or "set-up at a show", and sell my items. I had never tried that, but I thought it might be a good idea, and was definitely interested. My sister told me about a show in Corydon, Indiana, the Corydon Extravaganza. It was to late to get a booth, so my wife and I opted to just go down and check it out.

It was April 23rd, 2023, an unseasonably cold and windy spring day. We got to the Extravaganza around noon. I was mainly interested in looking at woodworking type booths, to try and get some ideas, and see if this booth thing might be worth exploring. 

As soon as we got in, my wife took the lead. She visited lots of booths, but walked right past anything that had to do with woodworking. At some point, it occurred to me that she NEVER passed up a booth if it had jewelry! 

A few days later, I suggested to her that if we ever did a booth, it might be a good idea for me to create some wooden jewelry pieces, just to get some attention and bring people into the booth. As soon as she heard "make jewelry", she was all in.

I ordered a diode laser cutter/engraver the same day, April 26th., and began a new adventure that would become Sawmill Treasures.

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