I’m gearing up for my entry in to ETSY.com selling. I know from my experience at Artomatic last year that my skull door knockers will sell. So I went out and found better and cheaper materials to make them, while still keeping the end product the same. I got a 50 lb bag of art grade [W:hydrocal] from a local art supply store, which should be better than the plaster I had from Home Depot.Â I made 2 new molds of the original skull and a better storage system for it so it won’t break down like the last one. I’d like to make a few different designs for the skull, maybe a lion! I just think that a awesome/cheap door knocker really cool.
I need to get to know the rules of Etsy selling. My current plan is to make 30 ‘blank’ door knockers and then paint one in each finish (rust, patina brass, tarnished silver, etc) and when I sell that one then put more up. That way I’m not stuck with ones that won’t sell. I’ll have to get involved in the forums to find out the best approach.
I have currently cast 28 skulls, I have received a box of the raw materials for 50 knockers from Mcmaster.com, and I’ve cut out 30 wooden backers.Â I would say that I’m at least 50% along in the process and when I finish I can put them right up on the site for sale.
Pictures after the break…