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Tucson Badges


#1

A few questions in regard to printing badges:

  1. How many people are interested in having Orchid badges?

  2. How big would you want the badge to be?

  3. What would you want on the badge?

If there are only a few people (under 3 dozen?) needing badges,
I’d be able to print some up (I have a color inkjet here) and
send them out, if people would be willing to send a SASE.

I’m still making arrangements to get to Tucson this year (I have
to work around the design class I’m taking at GIA) but I’d love
the chance to get to know the people on this list a little
better.

Is anyone looking for a roommate, by any chance?

Kat Tanaka
@Kat_Tanaka


#2

Are there any plans, if only tentative ones, to make pieces of
jewelry based on the design(s) used for the Orchid badges?

Joel Kahn <@Joel_Kahn>
Comptroller for Maxon’s Jewelers
Diamond Merchants & Estate Jewelers
2622 S Glenstone, Springfield Missouri 65804 USA
Voice: 417-887-1800 or 417-887-1809
Fax: 417-887-3422


#3
    A few questions in regard to printing badges: 1)  How many
people are interested in having Orchid badges?

G’day Kat; Whilst I can’t go to American jewellery meetings, I
would be interested in using the badge.

    2)  How big would you want the badge to be?

About an inch or an inch and a quarter, circular.

    3)  What would you want on the badge?

“MEMBER ORCHID JEWELLERY FORUM” (you could spell it 'jewelry’
if you like!) and a representation of an orchid and/or the email
address?

    If there are only a few people (under 3 dozen?) needing
badges, I'd be able to print some up 

It seems to me that the simplest way would be to put it on the
Orchid Gallery so any of us could download it and if we don’t
have a colour printer we could put it on a floppy and give it to
any computer firm who would print a sticky sheet for a small fee.
Having said that, I would want Dr Aspler, the Orchid Owner to
have his say and give his permission: this is essential. Cheers,

        /\
       / /    John Burgess, 
      / /
     / //\    @John_Burgess2
    / / \ \
   / (___) \
  (_________)

#4

Count me in for a Badge! S.Bradley


#5

John’s idea of putting the label on the computer to download
sounds the best to me. I think that we might all want the label
for many occasions. Yesterday, I was at the GL&W gem show in
Kissimmee, Fl. I asked several people if they were on the Orchid
list. Not one I asked was aware of it. But there were probably
list members in the crowd that I could have located if I’d been
wearing THE BADGE. My vote is for creating one on the computer,
with appropriate permission, of course!!! Gini


#6

A few questions in regard to printing badges:

  1. How many people are interested in having Orchid badges?
  1. How big would you want the badge to be?

Hi Kat,

I’d love to have an Orchid badge, but why just for Tucson. I am
always at shows and would love to wear the badge at any gem or
jewelry function.

To start, I’d vote for something say the size of a business
card, or even a little orchid sticker to go on our entrance tags.

Maybe one of our many creative talents on the list can come up
with a design in SS, for a pin to wear on ones lapel. Not too
fancy so our big burly types won’t be embarrassed. I for one
would buy one.

Thanks for your offer, hope to meet you.


#7

Im with you Gini


#8
John's idea of putting the label on the computer to download
sounds the best to me.  I think that we might all want the label
for many occasions. 

[personal experience section snipped for brevity]

By all means, I think that having a copy to download is a great
idea.

The main reason I had offered to do a mass printing and mail is:

I was thinking of doing it on 1" x 2 5/8" laser/inkjet address
labels They come 30 to a page. Since I don’t expect to need 30
the near future, and I find my printer balks at being fed a 1/2
used sheet of labels, it’s just as easy for me to set it up so
that I simply change names, or print out 30 generic copies and
distribute them.

I thought it might be simpler for people to send me an SASE and
"auto-magically" receive a few in return than for all of us to
be taking the time to set it up…

Also, if all the labels looked the same, it would be easier for
everyone to know what to look for.

John Burgess mentioned getting permission from Dr. Aspler for
use, so I am awaiting either an official design, or permission to
create a design for use (pending approval).

Meanwhile, once there is a design, my offer still stands to
split a sheet as many ways as there are interested people.

kat
@Kat_Tanaka


#9

I’d love to have an Orchid pin, perhaps a small enameled one, or
one made with Ceramit?

Ruth


#10

I will order one Lloyd