August 26, 2016 @ 3:30 PM
Big big news folks! We are now offering Patina Copper Sheet!! This is the *exact same* Patina Copper Sheet that is offered elsewhere....with two major differences; 1. we are offering it in custom sizes and 2. we are selling it at almost half the price they are!! This Patina Copper Sheet is an artist made item, so no two sheets will be exactly the same. He and his team create these gorgeous sheets using a method called "Earth Burial". Not sure what all that entails and frankly, don't need to lol. All I know is that the results are AMAZING. We are currently carrying five colors:
This is 36 gauge, which makes it super easy to work with. You can cut it with ......
October 20, 2015 @ 9:30 AM
What is “FOOD SAFE” Aluminum?
In short, it is a made up term that has been used in reference to 1100 aluminum. It is not a technical term, it is not a term used in the metal industry, it is not a term used by any recognized organization or data base such as the FDA, the EPA or the CDC. So does that mean that 1100 aluminum is NOT safe? Not at all. It just means that “Food Safe” aluminum doesn't actually exist. It is simply a term that someone made up to deceive people into believing one product was better than another. The alloys that we work with are JUST AS SAFE, and are also used to create eating utensils and food storage containers. They are just ...
July 30, 2015 @ 2:42 PM
Now that I have finally convinced our daughter (who is now 18 years old!) to start helping out more in the family business, I am hoping to have more time for the good stuff.....like keeping up with this blog! :) I have also been working on freshening up the website too, so if it looks different from one click to the next, don't be alarmed.....it's just me, messing with things to see how they look. :)
We've added some new items that I am pretty excited with; painted aluminum blanks and textured aluminum blanks. The painted blanks are only available in one color scheme right now, which is red and white. One side is a glossy lipstick red and the other a glossy bright white. The red side has a protective poly film which you will .........
May 28, 2012 @ 2:20 PM
First I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our wonderful Veterans!! I for one love my freedom and I know that I have all Veterans, past and present, to Thank for it, and am incredibly proud to be able to say Thank You to my very own Veteran Hubby!! :)
Second I would like to let everyone know that in honor of Memorial Day, we will be closed for business; as a veteran himself, my husband always scouts the local cemetaries for the graves of veterans......so many have no flowers, no flags......perhaps no one around to honor them, as some are as old as World War 1 or even older.....and he shows his respect by placing a little flag at as many of the veterans graves as he can. A tradition that we hope our daughter will .........
November 28, 2011 @ 7:55 PM
Lots of you have been asking about and even special ordering rings blanks from us. We have now added 3 sizes of ring blanks to the site. Keep in mind that they will be shipped to you flat. You must form them into the ring shape your self. We sell a great ring forming tool to do this. It takes a little practice with the tool to get them to turn out nicely. You can find the ring blanks here. and the tool here.
November 26, 2011 @ 7:53 PM
Like most online businesses we too are going to have a Cyber Monday sale. If you have signed up for our email list you already know what that sale is. You can also find it on our facebook page here.
September 6, 2011 @ 7:17 AM
Just a quick post to let everyone know that we are *almost* caught up with the back log of orders that came in while we were busy with our daughter. I am expecting to be *completely* caught up by this evening, yay!! I am still not caught up with all the emails though.......I've been working at them during breaks from the machines but it takes awhile to give each one personal attention, so if you are waiting on an email response, please be as patient as possible as I *will* get to you......eventually lol. If you really need an answer faster, you can send me a follow up email to give you a little nudge towards your original email and I'll see what I can do. :)
August 29, 2011 @ 12:53 AM
First I want to thank the many of you who have sent us your best wishes during this time; I truly appreciate your patience, loyalty and concern! Our daughter has finally been discharged from the hospital, and having her back home with us is a blessing! She is on the road to recovery and doing her best to keep her spirits up; she misses her friends at school but will hopefully be allowed to return very soon! (fingers crossed!) :)
Now that we have Megann home again, we can begin the daunting task of answering emails, returning phone calls and processing the orders that came in during the last week....I know it is alot to ask if you are awaiting an answer or an order, but please please please be as patient as ......
August 21, 2011 @ 1:56 PM
Hello to all,
I wanted to do a quick post and let everyone know that we are going to be closed, effective immediately and until August 30th. I am truly sorry to do this to all of our amazing customers, but we really have no choice right now; our 14 year old daughter was admitted to the hospital on Saturday the 20th and to top off the week, we've had some pretty severe storms here in Council Bluffs and as a result, our shop has flooded. We've gotten the water under control, but the mud will need to be cleaned up and removed before we can process orders there. So I do hope that everyone will understand and forgive our absence and the delay in processing orders......my baby girl comes first, but I care about all of you too and .........
August 6, 2011 @ 6:49 PM
Just a quick note to let you know that while we are running on schedule to get orders out, I am sadly and terribly behind in emails....days behind! These are the times when I wish we had hired some help, lol....some weeks are so crazy busy with large orders that in order to keep up with them, I get behind in other things, like emails.....sigh! I am truly, truly sorry if you have emailed me and I have not responded to you yet; I will be doing the best that I can for the rest of the weekend to try to get everyone answered. And remember, if you have something especially important to discuss, such as a rush order or other time sensitive issue, feel free to call me direct at 712-256-3207. You can call anytime ......