What SLO-Made Holiday Faire @ SLO MakerSpace Vendor are we meeting today? It’s: ** Designs by Olivia – Olivia ** A few months ago, Olivia’s Aunt and Uncle gifted her with our Laser Cutter class for her 13th birthday. In her second year of an Industrial Tech class Olivia is an avid Maker. She’s been coming to SLO MakerSpace with her Dad to use the woodshop for various projects, but since their first visit they’ve always wanted to try the Laser Cutter – even though they were unsure how they would use it to make. At the end of class, all students make a keychain fob of the SLO MakerSpace logo to show basic proficiency. That one item got the ideas rolling in their heads. Searching the web and Pinterest took care of revealing the endless possibilities of creativity with the laser cutter. =) After doing research, Olivia decided to start with earrings, coasters, and trivets, as well as custom orders for nameplates and signs — and Designs by Olivia was started. ** Olivia and her Dad work on the files at home on Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org), a free software. They use Google Drive so they can access the files at home and at the space. Olivia feels that she’s definitely getting better at understanding what the software can do, but knows there’s still a lot to learn. Olivia and her Mom work on the photos and posting to the web. ** Designs by Olivia is currently showing off her work on Instagram, and serving a few people through custom orders from word of mouth. She’s started an Etsy page, but quickly realized that it takes a bit of effort to get one of those up, running, and recognized. So, along with Mom and Dad’s help, the three of them felt that the SLO-Made Faire would be a perfect place to create new designs, stock up an inventory, have a booth, and see how it goes. ** Check out Designs by Olivia @designsbyoliviashop ** Come out to the SLO-Made Holiday Faire, SAT, DEC 9, 11a-3p at SLO MakerSpace and stop by Designs by Olivia and our other SLO-Made Vendors. #makerspace #holidayfaire #lasercut #design #maker #family #community #newbusiness #earrings #coasters #trivets #nameplates #enjoytheride
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