…And You Shouldn’t Try. When we first started selling our LED jewelry, I thought I could (and should) sell to everyone. After a few craft shows with NO sales, I realized this was patently false. The one or two customers we did have were geeks and nerds like us. In hind sight it […]
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Lesson #2: On Unsolicited Advice
When I started selling art, the second thing I noticed was…. 2. I received a LOT of advice, most of it unsolicited. I wrote a rant about this last year. Why people feel compelled to randomly say the dreaded phrase “you know what you should do….” is beyond me. Maybe it’s an American thing. That’s […]
New at GenCon. SQUEE!
GenCon is almost here! Join us for the biggest 4 days in gaming August 4-7th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lumen will be unveiling new items such as: Adjustable 3D printed rings Tie clips Never before seen papercrafts And a special big surprise! If you are in attendance come by and say hello. Or whatever greeting is […]
The #1 lesson I Learned Selling Art (of 6)
#1. Most artists are not making a living from their art. At the above talk to a room of 60 local jewelry artists, the first question I asked was how many sold their jewelry. About half of them raised their hands. I then asked how many were making a living off of their art. ALL […]
One Ring to Rule Them All
You asked for it, we designed it. Ring bases for Lumen jewelry pieces! Did I mention they are 3D printed by Shapeways utilizing nylon selective laser sintering? Ooo, shiny, lasers. Pew Pew Pew! And thats not all, one ring really DOES rule them all! We designed them to be adjustable for a range of sizes. […]
Shrinking the Butterfly
Many customers commented that they felt the Butterfly is a bit large. It has a lot of empty space and was one of our first designs, so it is due for an upgrade. I was still learning how to design circuit boards back then. Recently Marty came up with a new circuit design that has […]
Kicking Off the Show Season
We are excited to start off our show season with Crafstravaganza May 7th at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. Last year was our first time attending and it was lots of fun, stop by and say Hi. Our second May show is the Midwest Solar Expo May 18th-19th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown […]
Our sale is live!
For the next 24 hours, all these products will be 25%-30% off. Don’t delay, you or someone you love can be geek chic today!
24hour sale April 23rd!
That’s right, we are having a 24 hour spring clearance sale on some of our most popular items from last year on April 23rd! Select items will be 25%-30% off, such as the fox below. Check back Saturday for more info, and tell your friends! Rocket earrings are already on sale.
Taking a winter break.
Lumen had a great 2015. The highlights for us were definitely the San Mateo CA Maker Faire and GenCon in Indianapolis. We’ll be taking a 3 month break from posting on this blog, facebook, and writing our newsletters. But don’t fret, during this time we’ll still be processing orders through our shop. We will be […]