Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Someone recently messaged me and asked me if I do really really custom orders. YES YES YES YES !! I have done many custom designs. Sometimes the customer has a design they want me to fabricate, and sometimes they want me to come up with a specific design and then fabricate it. Either way, any way, YES ! I love custom orders. They drive my creativity!!! Sometimes I get blacksmith block... much like a writer gets writer's block.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Giveaway is closed - Winner will be announced Monday, April 4th. VinTin Welding and Fabricating is proud to announce that we are doing our first giveaway! We are giving away one of our most popular selling items (well 4 of them!), Set of 4 Hand Forged Tiny Iron Hooks!
These are great for hanging your keys up near the front door, hanging pot holders in your kitchen, hanging hats up by the front door, hanging towels up in the bathroom, and many other things, the possibilities are endless. We have even had one customer use them in a shadow box that she was making for her brother. Rules of the giveaway are as follows: The giveaway will run from today, March 25th through Saturday April 2nd midnight EST. This gives you roughly a week to get your entries in and to get other people to enter as well. The winner will be announced Sunday April 3rd sometime in the evening (we have to gather the entries). The drawing will be random. We will give the winner 48 hours to contact us via email with their address---if we don't hear back in that time then we will select a new winner. Please leave a comment for each thing that you do. For example, if you are a follower then leave one comment saying that you follow our blog. Or if you are now liking us on Facebook then leave another comment stating you are now liking us on Facebook. For each entry you should have a separate comment. ONLY U.S. ENTRIES AT THIS TIME In order to be considered for the giveaway (3 entries!), you must do the following three things: 1. You must be a follower of the VinTin Welding and Fabricating Blog. (You can follow via the button on the side bar, that says follow.) 2. You must like VinTin Welding and Fabricating on Facebook. (Please see the like button on the sidebar-- we've made things easy for you!) 3. Please tell us how you think you would use these four hooks in your house. Extra entries can be obtained by doing any of the following: - Blog about our giveaway on your blog and post your link in your comment (these will be checked). (If you use Blogger, you can use the button at the bottom of the blog post to repost this to your blog,) - Go over to the VinTin Etsy shop and tell us one of your favorite items (and heart it please!). - Tell us if our shop is lacking something that you thought all welders/blacksmiths made. - Share this giveaway on Facebook (in order for this to count, you *MUST* link to VinTin's Facebook page in your comments) - Share this giveaway on Twitter and share the link to your post in your comment. - Email 3 people about this giveaway and let me know in a comment that you did this. - You can also get extra entries if people mention that they came via your invite. Each of these is worth one entry, so if you do all of the above, then you can get 8 entries into the giveaway and then additional ones for each person that mentions your name. If you have any questions or concerns about the giveaway then please send an email or a message on Facebook and we will get back to you as soon as possible. And remember… if you don't win a set of hooks but your heart was set on them, then you can always purchase them in the shop for $12 plus s&h. Thanks for entering! And good luck to everyone!
Monday, March 21, 2011
We put 3 pieces of work in this art auction on Friday and it was a big success. We were so proud to be able to give to such a worthy cause!! Here are pictures of the flyer, his work, and a certificate he won.
The eagle was about 4' wide and 2.5 or 3' tall.
The only piece that he can replicate almost exactly - is the cross because it is the only thing we have ample supplies for. It was made from a trampoline stand and, a brake rotor, and a few railroad spikes.
The cross was about 3' tall and 2' wide.
The eagle was about 4' wide and 2.5 or 3' tall.
The wall art was very similar to his other wall art pieces in that it was 2' in diameter.
This is definitely VinTin's MOST requested item. I don't know if it is the affordability or usage range, but he cranks out so many of these each week. What I love most about my husband's work is the hammer marks in each piece. If you were to stop and count the marks, and think about the hammer he swings all day when he is blacksmithing, it is very fascinating!!!