Can I be honest? I almost crapped my pants when Chilhuly Garden and Glass placed an order with us. We've been in business under a year still and we're still doing research for the best suppliers. We did have some trials and errors with this order. Mainly finding quality hardware in large quantities and a dependable supplier.
For this order, we used reclaimed wood that we found at Skagit Building Salvage in my "second" hometown of Mount Vernon, WA. Beautiful oak wood that laser engraves like butter as you can see in great detail of Dale Chihuly's work. His artwork that we received (from his excellent staff) was meant to be laser engraved. These turned out so great. The detail is amazing.
This was our first large batch order. Each keychain received hands on attention. Painting, cleaning and hardware attachment.
As any business starting out we definitely learned a few lessons and know how we can handle orders like this more efficiently and have since applied those to subsequent and current orders. Custom colors were an initial concern, but through this order we discovered we are capable of offering limitless color options. We also learned that John is the master of creating a well made jig for large batch lasering.
It's an honor to contribute products to an amazing local establishment. It also means a lot that they sourced local manufacturers. Keeping it really Northwest.
Look for these at the Chilhuly Garden and Glass gift shop!
Lasers and Love - Thea