Thank you!

First, we’d like to say a big thank you to the communities of Thatcher and Safford that came out to the Gila Valley Comic Con! We had such a great time and you guys are awesome! Everyone was very welcoming and friendly! Thanks for hosting such a great event! We’ll see you guys again for the 2nd annual Gila Valley Comic Con.

Now, we’re really excited to be able to continue our participation in First Fridays Las Vegas! We’ve met some of the coolest folks and have a great time doing it. We’ll be there again April 6th, and May 4th!

We’re very excited to set up our shop for the First Annual San Diego Rocket Con, April 28th at the Scottish Rite Event Center! You should totally come out! It’s gonna be a gas!

We also get to set up at the Carlsbad Village Fair on May 6th! We are looking forward to the new event and new folks to meet!

For the fourth year in a row, we’ll be at Phoenix Comic Fest! And that, is always a good time! We’ll be in Artist Alley AA1212

We’ll be bringing new jewelry and boxes to all these events! Be sure to follow us on Instagram to be the first to see new  works in progress! 

We’re also working feverishly on making everything that you see in our pop-up shop at shows available to you here in our online shop. Sign up for our mailing list to get the heads up on new pieces before anyone else!

We are still maintaining a presence on Etsy; although the bulk of our art and jewelry will be here.

And remember, if you see anything you like at one of our shows, but were unable to get it then, and can’t find it in our shop, just email us and we’ll make it available for you!

We look forward to seeing you!

Cheers!

Raw Material Origin Story #1

My raw materials come to me in lots of different ways. 

I have friends that save me parts and pieces of things, people bring me things they found on vacation or on a walk.

Most recently we were over at our friends house for the weekly “stuff our face and dungeon crawl Sunday”. There was a sizable box on her kitchen table. I looked inside; it was FULL of wee metal tins filled with even smaller mints. They were from a promotional products company. I asked her if she was going to do anything with them. She wasn’t and gave them to me on the condition that her kids keeps the mints. 

So, for the next 10 minutes my friend and I studiously emptied fifty odd tins worth of tiny mints into gallon ziplock baggies. 

It was a win/win. She got to keep her candy and I got art supplies!

I will say the mints were delicious, though…you know…quality control and all that.

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Speaking of events, we’ve got a couple coming up pretty soon!

January 20th-21st, 2018-RetroCityFest, Pomona, California.

February 2nd, 2018-First Friday Las Vegas (Tentative)

February 17th, 2018-Mesa Festival of the Arts 

February 23rd-25th, 2018-Las Vegas Toy Con

 

Cheers!

 

Buckle up, buttercup.

Octopus Pendant
Octopus Pendant

I’ve been with Etsy for a long time. I should have opened my shop when I first heard about them back in ’08. Hindsight and all that.

At the time I was still working a “day job” (40+ hours a week in retail…ooof) and I wasn’t really sold on the fact that someone might just pay me to make art for them.

My view on it was “Why would they pay me when they can make it themselves?” After years I have figured out that most people won’t make it for themselves either because of time, knowledge, or they just plain like the way you do it better. My friend JT says that “they pay for your eye and expertise.”

As I said, I’ve been with Etsy a long time. I’ve never really been able to generate much traffic and after nearly three years solid, I’ve only made 30 sales, and my traffic isn’t much more than 30 views a day. I think that running my own site, being able to make things how I want them to look, have things organized the way I want them to be, being able to showcase what I want to showcase, and I’d really like to not be charged for every listing. I will still keep some items on my Etsy shop, but the bulk of my art work for sale will live here.

So, we are officially building a shop here at weegonza.com. Not a link to another marketplace, but an honest to goodness shop, where I WILL RULE OVER ALL!! MUHAHAHAHA!! *cough*

Seriously though, It starts today.

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