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Submit your Ponoko-made products for 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

Kristen Turner
posted this on October 15, 2012 09:45

Hello everyone. I'm working on a holiday gift guide for the Ponoko blog, and I wanna feature YOUR products.

The holidays will be here before you know, and people are already out there shopping. This is the #1 time of year for merchants and small businesses. (And most big biz too.) Online shopping increases every year, so now's the time to start promoting your products.

Drop me a link to an individual product you have for sale, and I'll review it for inclusion in Ponoko's Holiday Gift Guide.
(Nice product photography goes a long way!)

The Ponoko blog gets over 70,000 visits every month, and 75% of our visitors are new visitors. (So we're not just preaching to the choir.) And our posts are frequently picked up by bigger blogs like Wired, Boing Boing, Core77, and more.

 Gift Guide gets published first week of November, so submit your products by the end of the month!

 

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2GRAYS

That's cool! Will try to do that. That is, if hardware gets here on time :). Where do you publish these guides? Would love to see the previous year one!

October 18, 2012 14:29
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Kristen Turner
Ponoko

Hi Anna. We did 3 last year, which you can find here. I think I'll just do one big one this year though.

Thrillist picked up Doug's ninja star coasters in our guys gift guide. Core77 included Brian's folding ukulele And DesignSponge featured 3 of the products we sent in from Peppersprouts and The Harbinger Co.

October 18, 2012 17:16
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Molly Gaines

He there! Ponoko makes it possible to piece together all of my fabric covered buttons any way I choose. I use various ponoko pieces and materials  to make my line of accessories. I also design most of the fabric myself. Thanks for your consideration! 

Bamboo here: 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/99475921/blue-blossom-sutro-park-necklace
https://www.etsy.com/listing/99038035/custom-polaroid-necklace-made...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/99037829/bohemian-bursts-lexington-nec...

Acrylic here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/100413976/tea-time-necklace
https://www.etsy.com/listing/99039001/hamburger-necklace
https://www.etsy.com/listing/100414981/coquette-necklace

Delrin here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/99472019/shimmer-denim-leaf-drop-earrings
https://www.etsy.com/listing/99037396/midnight-garden-triple-floral...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/99040013/foral-drop-earrings-23-color-...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/100571995/blue-blossoms-drop-earrings
https://www.etsy.com/listing/100572458/starburst-leaf-drop-earrings
https://www.etsy.com/listing/100571618/basketweave-kaleidoscope-dro...

October 24, 2012 12:54
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Kristen Turner
Ponoko

Thanks Molly!

October 24, 2012 13:50
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Nathan Pryor
October 24, 2012 20:53
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Allison

Hello, Kristen

Thanks for this opportunity! I sell this earbud cord wrap which is laser cut at ponoko. It's quickly becoming a popular stocking stuffer!

Here's a link to the item in my ponoko showroom:

http://www.ponoko.com/design-your-own/products/dandy-cord-wrap-for-...

... and it's also on etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/100020051/dandy-moustache-headphone-wra...

Thanks so much!

November 01, 2012 00:38
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2GRAYS

We hope it is not too late to submit our designs. Wanted to do it earlier, but things got really messed up here by the hurricane. We still have a jolly new lake in place of some of the streets. Not that we don't like lakes around here, it's just sort of weird when your car turns into a boat. Hope you are doing better than we :).

We started doing vector graphics and designing for the lasers two months ago; that is, two months ago we didn't have a clue how to do either. We have been designing jewelry for almost 20 years though and have won a few design awards in the area. What we love the most about laser cutting is its precision. We could never achieve that degree of exactness when using other techniques. It is also very cool to see a computer graphic coming to life. What we like the most about Ponoko laser cutting services (and the reason why we chose you, guys) is the highest quality and attention to detail, as well as great customer support and a ton of useful info and tutorials. Thank you very much for answering all the countless questions we've asked and being there for us!

Another cool thing we discovered is that laser engraving (heavy raster) can be used not only as decorative, but also as functional element. We use it to create settings for stones and crystals in the body of a design, as well as channels for gluing in thin (0.2-0.5 mm) wire and cord. 

We currently sell our laser cut designs in our store on etsy:

IntoIt Series:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113818852/bamboo-wood-and-acrylic-lase...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113869490/openwork-filigree-laser-cut-...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113815062/laser-cut-acrylic-flower-nec...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113873327/shell-necklace-laser-cut-woo...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113872651/laser-cut-spiral-shell-neckl...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113873816/avant-garde-laser-cut-shell-...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113877569/bubbles-necklace-laser-cut-a...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113877116/laser-cut-acrylic-bubbles-ne...

Organic Cell Series:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113888820/18k-gold-color-laser-cut-ear...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113888710/laser-cut-leaf-earring-set-o...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113885172/laser-cut-silicone-rubber-br...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113886562/laser-engraved-art-picture-p...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113885276/laser-cut-leather-bracelet-x...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113887046/laser-engraved-heart-necklac...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113887458/18k-gold-and-industrial-stee...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113886712/industrial-steel-and-black-l...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113886932/laser-cut-heart-necklace-in-...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113887290/crystal-studded-laser-cut-le...

Thank you very much!

November 04, 2012 09:40
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Janine Darling

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November 06, 2012 11:50
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Light Catcher

I don't mean to be noisy, but what data services got to do with 3D printing and lasercutting? :O What do you @stashdaddy make? I didn't see no products when I clicked your link :).

November 06, 2012 13:10
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Janine Darling

So sorry, it was not my intent to submit to this site -- I apologize for the error and wish all a happy and prosperous holiday season.

November 06, 2012 18:03
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Ann Nguyen
November 11, 2012 16:45
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Light Catcher

Thank you so much for including our design into the Gift Guide!

November 16, 2012 02:44
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2GRAYS

We don't know why this got posted under the Light Catcher name; he's actually a family member, so that's sort of weird. But thank you anyway! :)

November 16, 2012 02:48
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