These unique, handmade pieces of jewelry will have your booth be the star of the show at any craft fair, flea market, or festival. The pieces are so unique, in fact, that it took the artist two years just to learn the special techniques to make the jewelry. No other jewelry company in the world uses the techniques that Vermont Bentwood Handcraft (www.vtbwholesale.com) does.
“With all of the craft markets and events I’ve been to, I always come out at the top with sales at every single show,” Robin Perreault, owner and creator of Vermont Bentwood Handcraft, said. “No one has ever done this before, and it’s something new and novel for consumers. The key to retail success is that when you have something novel, shoppers can appreciate both the product and the connection with the brand.”
Robin Perreault was making custom cabinets for twelve years, when the person he was working under suddenly passed away. He then decided he wanted to do something on his own, and thought wooden jewelry was something different. Robin was crafting custom cabinets for a long time, so the traditional wooden jewelry style wasn’t what he expected and wanted to come up with a new way of making his product.
Robin decided to try this one-of-a-kind technique to make his jewelry even that more unique. Steam Bent Lamination is a Scandinavian technique to make wooden rings where you bend thin layers of wood and laminate them together to make the desired shape. Ten individual pieces come together for each earring and provides dimensional stability for wood, optimizing strength and allowing the curved designs to last the test of time.
Every single piece of Robin’s jewelry showcases Multiple Species in each pairing. Each piece is designed to bring together multiple different woods with the fronts and backs of each earring, having their own unique combinations. Along with the curved form, no other manufacturer has the same practices as Robin’s company, making them extremely unique.
Robin also developed a pressurized dye system for his creations, which took a while. This pressurized dye system allows the pieces to have the same color throughout the entire batch. Pressurized dyes using a vacuum pressure vessel insure the most uniform coloring without transferring from one side or changing the crystal clear finish.
To avoid that end grain exposure in his products, Robin takes wood shavings from the bottoms of trees. This technique allows him to maintain the integrity of the wood better than any other technique in the world, and end up with the highest possible quality.
And finally, a process for finishing a tabletop or bar top is applied to each piece of wearable art. This includes a vinyl sealer with conversion varnish top coats and six total layers of finish for maximum durability. Robin also uses two compatible water white bases to avoid any unwanted ambering over time.
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Robin has a new company promotion for new buyers, all you have to do is contact him at 802-355-9754 and you can get 14 products for free in any order of $500. “I try to add a few extra items to an order when I can. I want companies to feel comfortable when they start working with me, and I’ll do everything I can to help them succeed with my products. The goal is to establish a long-term relationship, so if I’m able to throw in a couple extra rings in an order, it can help brands get started and make a better profit.”
Vermont Bentwood Handcraft offers one-of-a-kind, beautiful jewelry pieces including earrings, bracelets, and pendants. To view more of Robin’s products, visit his website at www.vtbwholesale.com.
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