A new step forward...scary and exciting!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello dear ones!

We have an amazing step looming before us, but we need YOUR input to make it a go/no go !

What we would like you to tell us is this: if our hair forks, the avalon tusk for now, would be available in local shops and on Amazon, in a high grade polymer material, at a lower price, ...would you be interested in that!? we need a YES or NO in the comments from everyone who reads this!  and of course, any thoughts , concerns,suggestions you might have and want to share...the important thing is that we need as many comments /input as possible!

ADDENDUM! We are NOT going to stop making wooden hair forks,just wanting to branch out and possibly share the love in a different way!

The details would be forthcoming after the poll, as far as colors, length, cost...we can't get to those details until WE HEAR FROM YOU!!
 

We cherish each and EVERY ONE of you! Please help us with your answer!

Abundant love and blessing to you all ! ♥

Comments

no

no

No, I wouldn't be interested.

No, I wouldn't be interested. Part of what I love about your forks is the wood!

That would be a No.

That would be a No. Personally I'd be interested only in the wood products. :-D

Yes

Yes

can you show us pictures of a

can you show us pictures of a prototype? I cannot picture it in my head...
As said before, the wood is what makes your forks beautiful. Would be very sad, if you would work less with nice wood... :/

we will not have anything to

we will not have anything to show , unless we go all in, its not the kind of thing we can do half way! but it would be the shape of our forks, taken right from our fork, and hopefully fun colors and totally wet hair, water and beach approved!
also, this will not be instead of our handmade wood and custom work, but an addition to our options!
abundant love and blessings and so much thanks!

no. I wouldn't want GT to be

no.

I wouldn't want GT to be available via amazon as I prefer the exclusive feeling of buying from a small business.

Acrylic forks would be interesting although the AT is not my favourite style.

thank you!

we would still be making our handmade wooden forks and doing custom orders! this is just an added option we are thinking of adding on for "the masses" ! we would like to share our design with people who would not come to etsy, or who don't want to pay for handmade art!
thank you so much! abundant love and blessings to you!

also, we would have the shop

also, we would have the shop on amazon, as we have one on etsy, so it would still be us, just reaching a different group! we would hope no one would think badly of us expanding and growing our selves and our product!

would the acrylic forks be

would the acrylic forks be handcrafted?

they would be injection

they would be injection molded from a mold of our handmade fork...we don't know yet what that will actually look like, or how much we will need to handle them from the mold...but we are aiming to make it as inexpensive as possible, and as little hands on to the polymer version as possible to keep cost down!
abundant love and blessings to you, thank you so much for your reply!

Yes

Yes

thank you !

thank you !

Personally, no. I love your

Personally, no. I love your unique wood and I like buying from small buisness, cause this let me feel the unique and exlusive thing your art is for me . I´m not buying from amazon caused of their terrible employe politics. Selling on local art markets would be awesome (like the art & wine festival in San Francisco), but I think this is only a possibility for the US.

we would not be an amazon

we would not be an amazon employee, but have a shop on there like we do on etsy...you would still be supporting handmade and small business! its just us, as always, but it would give our product farther reach, to others who do not support handmade, or want to be a part of true handmade small business. and it would help expand out market! so it would still be us , just a shop on amazon if it even goes there..just all in the thought process right now!
As an aside, every artist on etsy pays etsy to be there, so you are supporting a huge corporation as well as the artist...same thing would be happening here!
we appreciate your input very much! and, the forks would be water proof, light weight, hopefully fun colors and more for out door sports and water stuff!
abundant love and blessings and thanks!

only wood for me

that is all I want. No interest in anything but wood.

thank you so much!

thank you so much!

No, I only want wooden forks.

No, I only want wooden forks.

Umfrage Horn/Polymer

Kein Interesse an Plastik!

Umfrage Horn/Polymer

Nein,bin nicht an Polymer interessiert.

No

No

yes

yes

thank you so much! ♥

thank you so much! ♥

No. I love the one of a kind

No. I love the one of a kind hand-made pieces... everything else is not intereserting for me.

i love your wooden pieces and

i love your wooden pieces and somehow grew out of my plastic/acrylic-phase. so no, no interest in polymer forks.

No, not at all.

No, not at all.

No, the main attractions in

No, the main attractions in your products for me are the wood and the small business factor.

Personally, I wouldn't be

Personally, I wouldn't be interested in polymer forks as I am addicted to beautiful wood and much prefer them over plastic. However, if it is a way for you to make more income or become more known outside of the "hair geek world", I'm all for it. ^^ It certainly wouldn't stop me from buying your wooden forks or change the image I have of you in a negative way.

thank you so much! this is

thank you so much! this is what we wanted to know, and if we can reach a new market, it will expand our business, but not affect our handmade section at all! we will continue creating until we die! :D but it could set our art in a less expensive way to people who are not as into hair as we are!
Abundant blessings and love to you !

I wouldn't be interested

I wouldn't be interested unless they were hand-crafted by GTS, and only available through indie sources.

If you do decide to go this route, some of you more loyal fans will feel that the exclusivity of your product is no longer such that the prices you ask for the wood forks are worth it. I don't want to pay those kinds of prices for forks that anyone can pick up a plastic version of in Nordstroms.

What I would LOVE to see is for you to make some of your designs in acrylic, or other high quality polymer, but keep them exclusive to indie sources so that we feel we are getting something special and unique, or lower your prices all around because it wont be worth it to me to pay triple what I do to other equally talented artists anymore if you "sell out"

thank you!

thank you so much! we are not trying to "sell out" at all, but expand our market to others who may not be as into hair or know about hair art at all! but we do appreciate your input very much , and we intend to keep making our wood and custom orders always! we are just thinking of this to reach a new market and help us grow without having to give up our health, or time on custom and handcrafted works!
Abundant love and blessings to you!

No

No, I wouldn't be interested because I love your handmade designs and the special look of the wood

Yes

I think this would be a great step for you two. I would totally get one if it were made of metal, very retro!

Yes

Yes I would buy a polymer hair fork. I love your designs and I would like to have a Grahtoe hair fork that I can use in wet hair.

thank you so much! this is a

thank you so much! this is a great advantage to having them in some type of polymer!
abundant love and thanks and blessings! ♥

Yes. :)

Yes. :)

Yes! I really love your wood

Yes! I really love your wood art as you know. But I would buy a polymer hair fork for pool and bath. The hold of your forks is so great! But sometimes my wood forks are too expensive to use them for sports etc. and then I miss the hold of your forks.
Only one wish: Please make no wood-replicas. I do not like the idea of copies and I would get the feeling to wear copies, if there are real wood forks and fake wood forks. But a Threnody in clear red or blue or green polymer ... or in translucent colors ... Great idea! :-)

awesome! we agree, there is

awesome! we agree, there is NO WAY they would be "simulated wood grain" ...they would be fun funky colors if possible, or clear, black or brown...we don't even know what the options are yet, but certianly not fake wood look! :D
thank you SO SO MUCH!! and glad to hear how much you love our work!
we are so blessed!
abundant blessings and love to you!

Good idea!

I would definitely buy a waterproof version of your forks, particularly if you got some beautiful multi-tonal colors going on. I think developing a fork shape that you could mass-produce with limited hand-polishing would help you to subsidize the works of craftsmanship that you're passionate about, and it would be kind of a "gateway drug" for people with long hair who haven't experienced the joy of a good hair fork yet!

thank you so much for your

thank you so much for your comment and support! we appreciate your insights, and this is the thought we had too! a whole market of long haired people who do not even know about hair forks yet!
we have no idea what colors are available yet,but we will certainly make sure that is known when the time comes!
Abundant blessings and love and thanks to you!

Yes :)

Yes :)

Not in an Avalon Tusk because

Not in an Avalon Tusk because of the design. If it were a mermaid, waterproof and not harming the hair in any way at a remarkable lower price I'd test it. Maybe there are some great ways for colors and patterns. I guess I'd give it a try.

thank you so much! we will be

thank you so much! we will be starting with one pattern, most likely the AT fork, but plan to add other patterns as we go..it is not like making them custom though, we can't ask for one in a certain length or color, it will be many in each "batch" as we understand it..but again..we will know more as we go, if we go!
ABundant love and blessings to you!

No, I would not be

No, I would not be interested.

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I would not be interested, I want unique and different.

thank you so much! we are

thank you so much! we are certainly continuing to make our wood and antler forks and custom orders, this will be a whole new added branch, that you can take part of or not! we appreciate your input so much!
Abundant blessings and love to you!

No

No, I would not be interested. I am only interested in your wood forks.

However, I support your expansion even though I wouldn't be utilizing it. Good for you for branching out!

No. I love your craftmanship,

No.
I love your craftmanship, the perfect combination of the organic shapes and the natural woods. That's what makes your art special for me.

It depends how much cheaper,

It depends how much cheaper, for me personally. I've loved the artistry of the shop for years, and do have some pieces of my own, though most were acquired second hand. The prices aren't very attainable for me now, at all, but in the right color and style for a lot less, I would be very very tempted, especially by a AT which none of the wooden beauties have been priced anywhere near what I can pay.

No, thank you

I try to avoid buying plastic anything. However, best of luck to you with it! :-)

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