Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Brass Bedbugs

Hi Folks,

Sorry for the long radio silence, I've been extremely busy getting various projects underway. There's been a ton of new things to work through for 2013 but I am slowly getting it together. I have a number of interesting projects going and I think everyone will be quite pleased as the winter goes on and new items are revealed.

Alas, I have some bad news for international customers...the US Post Office just raised their rates and it's not pretty. Priority International is now $24, Priority to Canada is now $20 and Express Mail has gone up to $38. Sorry guys, obviously this is out of my control. My understanding is there are some services that remail at a discount from the US so if you purchase a lot of items from the States then perhaps that is worth looking into but I don't know how they work or if they are reliable. I do know that several of my international customers have been doing that for a while with apparent success so maybe they will chime in on the comments.

So for today I have some brass Bedbugs finished. These are all stamped with my antique diemaker stamps. There are lots of the usual skulls, bugs, leaves, anchors, boats, owl heads, sword hilt, etc but because brass is a soft metal I was able to try out some new stamps that I have not dared try on harder materials. So in addition to the majestic eagle wings pictured below there are also quite a few new and unusual images such as a clipper ship, liberty crest, various shields, lion, sun god, Indian head, tiger face, sphinx, and many others. Some of these will come with a black NiteIze clip but I'm running low on them so others will have a stainless NiteIze clip.

The stamped Brass Bedbugs will run $50 plus shipping. The batch is sizable but not huge therefore I'll make it one per customer so that lots of folks have a chance at them. The order link is directly above the picture below, if there is no link then the item is sold out. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope everyone is staying warm!

Brass Bedbugs are goen for now, thank you so much!





InoxElite said...

Woohoo! First Atwood buy after checking the blog constantly for the past couple months!

Lane said...

First stamped piece. How exciting!

Jim said...

They're gorgeous! Love the brass, love the stamps - nice work, Peter!

Kenn Jordan Jr. said...

Sphinx stamp.....ooh luck be a lady:)

Unknown said...

Just missed it! Cool stamps!!

QVolve said...

I can't wait to see the new stamps start popping up!