The last time I wrote about my wife’s site, Li’l Specs, it didn’t get any attention at all. Well, we can’t have that, and what kind of husband would I be if I didn’t mention it again. After all, she deserves publicity because she’s talented, these things are great, she deserves to make some money, and she’s my wife! 🙂
What she makes are handmade clay eyeglass pins, although they can be used for other things such as badge holders or name tags. Mostly she makes animals, like you see here, and what you do is pin it to your shirt, then if you have either reading glasses or sunglasses, you can hang them there when you take them off. No more losing your reading glasses, or wondering where to put your sunglasses so they won’t break.
Each creation is totally unique, and she even got an artistic copyright for the product, so she’s a one and only. Then again, look up handmade clay pins; she comes up #2 on Google, and if you add “animal”, she’s number one. She’s also looking to change the reach of her business model a little bit. She’s mainly sold one pin at a time, and though that’s okay, it doesn’t quite bring in the money she’s hoping for. So, a new idea is to hook up with groups that might want something different for their members, like the Red Hat ladies, and have her make a bunch of the same thing. Each one will still be a little different, but it’s a nice little gift for everyone. And, naturally, you can get everything without glasses being put onto them; matter of fact, most people ask for that.
Of course, I know the guys are probably saying “I don’t want to wear anything like that”; I’ve said it also. Still, you have wives and girlfriends, and you’re often looking for special gifts to give them. What could be more special than something handmade? And it’s not all that expensive, and it would be unique; what’s to think about?
Take a look at her site to see some pictures of what she’s made already; she’s got about 500 of these things in reserve, and don’t pick on her for the photos; I’m a terrible photographer, or else the digital camera isn’t the best. I think it’s a combination of the two. That’s why she’s the talent in the household, and I’m just the writer. In any case, please, and I mean please, comment this time around so I’ll know that you at least went and took a look at them. And help promote her, or buy something; I think she deserves it.
Now, aren’t the rest of you husbands ashamed of yourselves? 😀