Selling wands it a very niche business therefore I find that outreach and marketing are the most difficult aspect of my business, making beautiful wands is easy by comparison to letting people know that those item exist.
I'm a huge Sci-fi fantasy geek, and love to immerse myself in a good book, tv series, or movie. Besides the Harry Potter series, I Love the DiscWorld books, the Star Trek universe, and Tolkien's Middle-Earth just to mention a few.
It's not widely know that lumber you buy commercially has been sprayed with chemicals to stop it from warping and cracking to much when drying. Every wand I make is either from lumber I have harvested and milled or lumber that I have salvaged from waste. I am dedicated to this and have turned down making wands because I couldn't get the lumber locally that people have requested.
In addition to wand-making, Scott makes crochet hooks (upon request), bookmarks, keychains, & buttons. Scott has a degree in Graphic Design, and does graphic design work under the name Retro Rocket Graphic Design. You can see his work in his Cafepress store, plus the logos for GipsonWands and Violet's Buds.
You can find GipsonWands online on Facebook, Twitter, & Storenvy. Scott is giving away an Osage Orange solid wood bookmark to one lucky fan! The bookmark, like the wands, is handmade with locally sourced, naturally dried Osage Orange with a hand-rubbed Linseed oil finish.
You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & GipsonWands on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 8/25/13 and ends at 8pm CDT on 8/31/13. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.
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Fine Print: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds and not to Facebook. Your information will not be sold. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. You may not reside in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India according to Facebook rules. International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping if they wish to redeem their prize. If you are not willing to pay shipping, do not enter. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items.
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