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My first vlog may just jog you into doing what…

My first vlog may just jog you into doing what you want to!

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New piece I made shows my progress.

Its been a long time and a lot has happened in the last 10 months but I’m now back and ready to write some more blogs and make myself a home base on the internet!

I’ve always wanted a place where I blog and sell and post things I’m working on and to create an audience who want to see these things but I’ll be honest I’m a bit slow on all this computer stuff. I used to be able to do my websites etc but have spent that last three years making my metal talents grow.

Ill show you new things I have made and plans for things I want to make but also we will have some features on past furniture trends. Even a view to the future and see what trends may well come to pass.

Ill be plain speaking with y’all I want to start a hand made hub so people know that they really can go out and make things happen for themselves! I did why cant you?

If you have any build stories or questions then please message me on here or leave  message on the bottom of the post.

Have you ever got to a place when you are doing something and you just cant see  way to make it work?

Have you ever got so angry and frustrated that you wanted to smash something to pieces (and actually do!) ?

Have you thought you are not good enough to make what has been asked of you ?

I have and I still do all the time. This is because I want to learn and I want to know all the skills as fast as possible and make sure that everything I make is the best it can be. This is amazing to have a want so deep that you are hard on yourself. It also shows you have a work ethic which without you will get nowhere. It is also a really bad way of motivating yourself. Take a step back take a breath walk away if you have to. I have learned the hard way and I’m speaking from experience when I say if you are too wound up or too keyed up you wont be able to function well enough to make the amazing piece you are asked to do.

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Table hand made by me from 100% recycled material Lilly loves it! 

If you want my advice ill tell you this:

  1. dont beat yourself up
  2. listen to the people who actually know take advice from the right people
  3. take time away from something before you do something stupid.
  4. have faith in yourself if you have taken the time to learn your skills you can do it.

I want to make sure that people realise there is no easy way to do anything just hard work but also learning the right way to do something and not forgetting it. Practice does make perfect, the more you do something the easier it gets.

Im going to show you all the tips I know and am learning to help you get where you want to be. Just because I do metal work doesn’t mean you cant learn something from my mistakes.

Take this journey with me and lets see where we end up!

here are a few pictures of what I’ve been doing in the last ten months!

 

I’ve Been Away But Now I’m Back!

Its been a long time and a lot has happened in the last 10 months but I’m now back and ready to write some more blogs and make myself a home base on the internet!

Why Do I Charge £45 for a 3 bottle wine rack?

Someone sent me a message this very morning asking me: “Why do you think it is ok to charge £45 for a wine rack made from old horseshoes?” That is a great question! The first answer that popped into my head was to do something you should never do and answer a question with another question. Something along the lines of “Why do you think it is OK to ask me why I charge what I charge for my…

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Guest Blogger Vicky Fraser Has More to Say on Pricing!

I emailed Vicky to let her know i was singing her praises for being a teacher of marketing and helping me to move forward and she kindly said she would give me a guest blog post to post out to you guys! This is great as its my first guest and someone i know, knows what she is talking about! This is Vicky’s book which i bought and it continues to help me now!There is a link to her site and the…

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How do people see you?

How do people see you?

Have you ever wondered how people see you? I mean what light they see you in and what you are doing to portray yourself in the best light? There are alot of photos such as this where im acting the fool or being drunk. This has no place in my business now and the way people see me in conjunction with the metal work has to change! I made a habit of being too rock n roll for the longest time but now…

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You Want Me To Do What? Be Adaptable.

You Want Me To Do What? Be Adaptable.

You made your product lets call it a clock! You are proud of the clock and it can be no better! It sits straight on the desk and shines out in the light like a beacon of loveliness in a room of despair. (Sorry got carried away!) Sits proud on a table Shines out on any desk Then the world spins more slowly for a second as someone sends you an email. They can see potential in your clock but they…

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How Much!!!!?

It cant be about money when you start up! The ugly subject of money has to enter into this metalwork bliss at some point I suppose. When you first start you have to learn enough to make sure what you make stays together and is worthy of selling. Took me a while to get there i can tell you. Everyone tells you there is an equation for working out what your products ‘owe’ you. I’ve taken it from…

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I Delivered Yesterday!

Not only did i make something for a client but i was as there when it was put in place and saw the reaction of he people it was made for! This  as great! Sometimes you have to see the end-user and what they are going to do with what you made then and also see if they are happy with your work! Very often if you make something and sell it over the internet you never hear from the people again. Some…

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