Monday, August 17, 2009

Halloween is just around the corner!!

To mark the launch of our line of graphics for jewelry, and to remind you that if you want to make some Halloween themed jewelry you better get on the stick, I'm reposting my Judikins DG3 Instructional Video. It features our Halloween Graphics.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Graphics line is live...

Last Halloween, we launched our first foray into offering stock graphics based on John W. Golden's illustration. The graphics are tailored to fit specific findings that we offer at Golden Supply Co.

Now, we have added many new graphics series, officially making our stock graphics a "line"!

Each series is based on John's Artist's Reproductions from These graphics ship to you as sheets which can then be punch cut, or cut using scissors or a craft knife. We are currently expanding our punch line to make it easy to find what you need to use these graphics. Hmmm.... Can kits be far behind? :)

You can use these graphics to make jewelry that you then resell, but you cannot reproduce or resell them without permission.

Check out our graphics section at GSC Etsy. These should also be available at shortly.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Items!!!

We have a lot of new items over at GSC Etsy!! Our most interesting one is this Large Hair Clip. I am still trying to decide what kind of project to use for these. Lots of ideas, and trying to suss out how I could use resin or a glaze with this one.

Thinking that a competition using these as a base could be fun. I would love to see what folks do with these. More on that later.

We have new framed pendant trays, raised pendant trays, cuff links, and more over at the Etsy store. I'll be featuring them here shortly.

Monday, July 20, 2009

GSC Etsy is back online!!

You can now purchase Golden Supply Co. items through our Etsy store again!! Thanks to everyone who has waited for us to straighten out some kinks in our system!

Orders will now ship within 2 days of completed payment.

GSC Etsy Store about to re-open!

Golden Supply Co.'s Etsy Store is set to re-open any day now, as soon as we have our new inventory control software/system in place. We hope this will help avoid more of the inventory mistakes that were made during our move, and also help us to better anticipate how much stock we need to order.

Hopefully, the 7-10 day wait will soon be a thing of the past.

We will post here when the doors are open again.

Thanks for your patience!! Especially to those who have waited so long for their orders. We hope to do a better job serving you in the future.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

In Development: Glass Pendant Kit

Got a new product that is almost ready to hit the market! Using the same glass squares as in the glass ring kit I sell, I am in the process of having specially sized pendant trays created. In the meantime, a slight change in the size of my large square pendants has made those findings suitable for use in this type of project.

I'm just prototyping now, working out the best adhesive to use, and how to possible include a small portion of adhesive in the kit.

These will be great because they will have increased durability using a non-toxic adhesive. They will be slightly more water-resistant than just DG3 or Diamond Glaze.

So what's going on at Golden Supply Co.? Why 7-10 Business Days to ship?

I am super busy! Happy to be able to say that, but it does mean that it takes longer for orders to get out. I'm sorry to make folks wait, but I'm hoping you can understand that Golden Supply Co. is, for the time being, a one person shop. Meaning, if it I am doing one thing, others are not getting done.

That will change soon though. Golden Supply is operating at maximum capacity, and demand is high for pendant trays and rings. I think I carry more blank pendant trays and rings than anybody else. I could be wrong, and unfortunately, I just can't find the time to check :). Plus the videos drive a lot of traffic to the site.

Supply shops require a few things I did not anticipate when I launched Golden Supply Co.

  1. More time to package each order
  2. Lots of questions about your product that need to be answered before the sale
  3. A large amount of special requests for bulk orders

All I can say is that I am going as fast as I can, and that I appreciate everyone's patience.

So how is this gonna change? Well, firstly, I'm moving my "base of operations" home from my studio. If I need to work more hours, I can do that much more easily from home.

My current home does not have the space necessary to house both a shipping operation and a wife and 3 kids. We have a 4-year old that we would not be able to keep out of the supplies. She is a collector of shiny things. By the middle of May, 2009, we will be in a new space that will accommodate my family and my work, with sufficient separation between the two to ensure the security of both the 4-year old and the Golden Supply Co. inventory.

The move home will allow me to more quickly answer inquiries about order status, etc. which come in at all hours, and which I can't currently answer until I am in the office.

The move home will also make the incredible organizational skills of my wife, Lee, available to Golden Supply and the John W. Golden Etsy Art shop. She packs orders like nobody's business, and her being on site will literally more than double GSC's current capacity. We may add some part-timers, too.

I understand what it is like to wait for your order, especially when you've got the itch to start a new project. The supply lines for the items move more slowly these days as the demand for them has increased. My whole reason for starting GSC was to make the findings I use available to folks that have watched my videos and want to try their hand at making pendants and rings. It was not to make people wait for order for as long as they are having to wait right now.

I hope folks will continue to be patient, and I look forward to improving the service that Golden Supply Co. provides. Thanks to everyone who has supported GSC for your patience and understanding.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hearts for Valentine's Day!!

I have a couple of new heart pendant tray designs in now, in time for Valentine's Day! I am working on a Video Tutorial and graphics for these. Maybe the coolest thing about these is that I will soon have punches that fit the large and small heart.

These are the first in many new designs coming in 2009! Happy New Year to all!!