Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Marketplace

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-01-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
cococoppa
Dojo: Aikido of Staten Island
Location: Staten Island, NY
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 8
United_States
Offline
Aikido Jewelry....any interest?

I always wondered why I can't find some nice Aikido jewelry. I am not a businessman, but my friend owns a long established jewelry store in NYC. I asked him if he could make me a mold & give me some ideas. He would make gold or silver pendants. They could either have the writing with or without the outer ring or he could fill in the background of the ring. I am not looking to get rich. I would just like to help fill a need. No prices yet. It will be based on the price of gold/silver. At this time, I am just looking to see if there is any interest and for possibly some feedback.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	48.8 KB
ID:	1091  
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 02:19 AM   #2
sakumeikan
Dojo: Sakumeikan N.E. Aikkai .Newcastle upon Tyne.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,150
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Aikido Jewelry....any interest?

Quote:
Michael Cocozziello wrote: View Post
I always wondered why I can't find some nice Aikido jewelry. I am not a businessman, but my friend owns a long established jewelry store in NYC. I asked him if he could make me a mold & give me some ideas. He would make gold or silver pendants. They could either have the writing with or without the outer ring or he could fill in the background of the ring. I am not looking to get rich. I would just like to help fill a need. No prices yet. It will be based on the price of gold/silver. At this time, I am just looking to see if there is any interest and for possibly some feedback.
Dear Michael,
I personally do not wear jewelry -not even a watch.The item shown looks quite nice. May I say that you show remarkable lack of ambition[ no negative connotations meant] inasmuch you do not seem to be interested in making loads of dosh[money ]. Why not try ebay and market the item/s on this medium?Could I become your U.K rep? We might both end up like Donald Trump /Richard Branson.Oh what joy. Cheers, Joe.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
cococoppa
Dojo: Aikido of Staten Island
Location: Staten Island, NY
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 8
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Jewelry....any interest?

Hello Joe,
Eventually I would like to start making some $$$$, but initially I would like to see if there is any type of market for these items. I like your idea of e-bay. I would need to have my friend make a couple of pendants & then see how they go. If they start moving, I wouldn't mind some help across the pond. I figured I'd throw it on here first & see what the aikidoka 's think. Attached is another look I think might work. By the way, I don't wear jewelry either, but I might wear a ring if I can design something simple. Thanks for responding & we'll see where it goes.

Hopefully talk to you in the near future,
Mike
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.JPG
Views:	25
Size:	26.5 KB
ID:	1092  
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
Krystal Locke
Location: Phoenix, Oregon
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 387
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Jewelry....any interest?

Limited market and more saturated than you may think. Lobby senseis and shihans to require aikido pendant necklaces, maybe? Tough sell, I am afraid.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
cococoppa
Dojo: Aikido of Staten Island
Location: Staten Island, NY
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 8
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Jewelry....any interest?

It appears there is nothing but costume jewelry out there. I haven't seen anything really nice for Aikido. I do agree with you that there may be a limited market. Some martial arts want to advertise to the world, while practitioners ofAikido seem to be more humble.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 06:13 AM   #6
Diana Frese
Dojo: Aikikai of S.W. Conn. (formerly)
Location: Stamford Connecticut
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 382
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Jewelry....any interest?

Haven't been to NYC and boroughs in many years, busy with family, in-laws, husband's different kinds of work at which I sort of help out. Etc. We practice a bit here but as you can see I am still interested in what's going on in the wide world of Aikido.

But I'm thinking, why not see if my old recollections aren't of any use to you all? It's early, the air outside is cold and crisp and the sky turned some interesting colors around dawn and I think I'll do most of my activities indoors. So what's my suggestion?

I remember some dojos in your area, and now there are undoubtedly more. I remember bulletin boards. I remember much friendly conversation, other than the sneaky habit we had of holding on to the towel of a gi-clad fellow practicioner until it ran out of slack and they lost their balance on the way to the shower.

The pendants look really nice and I would just say show them to people there at the time, and ask them to post a flyer, maybe smaller than eight and a half by eleven, but substantial and at least slightly glossy paper. Since there are different affiliations represented in the area, ask local people to send flyers to their friends and to the dojos across the country and maybe even overseas.

This may be a trades thing, like word of mouth, but you might want to try it with marketing. Sorry about the long description, but I wanted to give some sort of visual descriptive story on how it might work these days of many more dojo around than when I was training.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:37 AM   #7
cococoppa
Dojo: Aikido of Staten Island
Location: Staten Island, NY
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 8
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Jewelry....any interest?

Thank you Diana for your input. The pictures I have are cheap metal copies from the mold. I think I will take a chance & have my jeweler produce a couple of silver ones & show them at some dojos in the area. While I'm there I'll take your advice & see if I can get permission to post a flyer. I definitely want him to make the pendant without the outer ring; This will keep the price down as well.

I appreciate you taking the time to help.
Mike
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 03:29 PM   #8
Neal Earhart
 
Neal Earhart's Avatar
Dojo: New York Aikikai / Aikido of Westchester
Location: New York City
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 98
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Jewelry....any interest?

To give you an idea of what is out there currently, take a look at...

www.aikitrend.com

They have some beautiful jewelry.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 05:13 PM   #9
TomAiki
Dojo: ACNJ
Location: NJ
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 6
United_States
Offline
Talking Re: Aikido Jewelry....any interest?

I think that would make a nice signet ring imho
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

Handmade Aikido Gifts - Handmade functional ceramic art with aikido themes



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When is Aikido a Non-Aikido martial art? Allen Beebe General 51 11-13-2011 12:15 AM
Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 6 Peter Goldsbury Columns 35 03-13-2009 06:16 PM
Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 10 Peter Goldsbury Columns 200 02-04-2009 06:45 AM
Omoto-kyo Theology senshincenter Spiritual 77 12-04-2005 09:50 PM
Two things. Veers General 8 04-04-2003 01:54 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:27 AM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate