The work shop is running at full speed in order to produce and fullfill orders of the Calming Cross™. Our Calming Cross™ products are truly handmade right here locally in Hardy, Ar. To create one Calming Cross, each wood is hand selected prior to starting the work, then the design layout is traced finding the perfect grain pattern, thats just the start, in all their are five steps that are needed prior to the first of six sandings of progressively finer grits of sandpaper up to 2000, and then 3 waxings of a pure bees wax and jojoba oil mixture. All leading up to a final inspection and my artistan mark of approval.
The Calming Cross is truly a totally hand crafted work of wooden art and each one is then hand signed with the Stikmon Wood Werks signature on the bottom as shown in this picture!
Marc Herring is proudly displaying the completion of his first large corporate order. When each Calming Cross is literally handmade this sometimes is a bigger challenge then one might think.
Many man hours were involved in this endeavor but my team has worked hard at assisting me in this wonderful adventure. This client will be using these as a promotional item in a new catalogue being produced. The Calming Cross is also planned to be listed in the catalogue too!
We are pleased to announce that the Calming Cross received newspaper recognition by local paper Spring River Chronicle. Please read the article here. According to Marc Herring, crafter and designer of the Calming Cross, “this has been a phenomenon that has surpassed my wildest imagination”. Many people have purchased the Calming Cross from the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall in Hardy Arkansas and now they will be available at stores in Louisiana, Texas, Missouri and more places in Arkansas. To date, over 100 dozen Calming Cross’ have been created in the workshop of Stikmon Wood Werks, located in the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall of Hardy Arkansas. Please feel free to use our Calming Cross locator map to find a dealer near you. Thank you and God Bless.
We are excited to announce that a locally created product right here in Hardy, Ar has made the front page of a National Industry Newspaper.
The item is called the “Calming Cross” and if you live in Hardy, Ar you have probably already heard about it. This item was created by local business owner and woodworker, Marc Herring, in the Stikmon Wood Werks work shop located inside the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall on Main St.
This publication which is distributed by Nomis Publications, Inc. and is called the Funeral Home & Cemetery News has a distribution of over 22,000 funeral homes and cemeteries across the country. The local marketing company Mashuga Marketing has been working at promoting this wonderful item and this news story is very exciting.
The potential exposure for this one locally made product is immense and has the added benefit to potentially create some well needed local jobs here in Hardy, Ar., especiall if the demand of this product continues to grow as expected.
The Calming Cross has gotten so much positive feedback from individuals who have seen, held and also purchased one that it now has its own dedicated website www.calmingcros.org set up for dealers who are looking to carry this product.
As its own slogan goes, “From One Hand To Another” the enthusism of this item continues to grow outward from one small work shop in Hardy, AR to more and more retail shops across the country.
Our product, the Calming Cross is making its wholesale debut on Jan. 18, 2012 at the Dallas Market Center trade show. Ramona & Associates will have our product on display ready to take orders at their booth.
Dallas Market Center is the largest wholesale resource in the world. With four buildings totaling more than five million square feet, Dallas Market Center is larger than the Sears Tower and roughly twice the size of the Empire State Building. When you’re looking to stock your inventory, remember to include a trip to the Dallas Market Center to visit their showroom. You’ll find their showroom conveniently located near the entrance of the Trade Mart building of the Dallas Market Center. They are open the first Monday and Tuesday of each month, plus special events.
Follow-up to this story:
As of January 25th, over 600 Calming Cross’ were sold at the Dallas Market with 17 new dealers in 4 sttes. This has been an overwhelming success and we’d like to welcome all of our new Calming Cross dealers to the family. We will be listing all the new dealers on our dealers page. If a dealers is not conveniently located to your home please feel free to contact the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall, home to the Calming Cross. Thank you to everyone who has made this such a success.
We here at the Calming Cross or excited to announce that effective immediately, we are now accepting dealer applications. In order to make this process as easy as possible. You can now apply directly online. This helps speed up the process and helps you get started to carry this wonderful product that much quicker.
You will need to be sure you have all requested information at the time of applying online. All fields listed must be filled out. Your application will be reviewed usually within 24 hours and we will then follow up through email if your approved or otherwise.
In order to become a dealer for our product line, you must have a reseller (sales tax) number issued for your state. We only sell wholesale and do not collect sales tax.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us here on this website.
We are excited to bring our wonderful Calming Cross online to assist those interested in learning about how our Calming Cross has helped so many. Yes, such a simple idea, no electonics, no texting, no doctors, just the Calming Cross. The simple ability to help you slow down, focus, and concentrate internally has shown to truly help those looking.