BLD Shop Update November 2020

Announcements, BLD, stationery

Hi everyone! I wanted to share some exciting news for Bending Line Designs.

The Laser Is Almost Here

Back in July 2020 (which seems like a million years ago) we pulled the trigger and decided to add some new equipment to the BLD workshop and decided to import a CO2 laser. It is now November 2020 and we finally received word that the laser is at the distributor’s shop down in Florida receiving a tune-up and inspection before it is shipped up to us in Pittsburgh. I am not the most patient person and yes, there were other lasers that would have been available sooner, but if we were going to invest this much into a laser I wanted to ensure it had certain features and that we wouldn’t out grow it too soon.

Here is a pic of our laser being unloaded at the distributor’s warehouse down in Florida. The journey it took even included a trip through the Panama Canal.

Ok, so a few words on what the laser can do. It will bee able to cut a number of materials, with the exception of metal, with laser precision. It can also mark or engrave on even more materials. This expands our product offering exponentially. We’re able to offer a number of unique equestrian themed products we haven’t seen elsewhere in the market and also offer endless personalized product opportunities. Our objective is still to focus on thoughtful equestrian design. A few categories of new products that will be launching first include jewelry, home decor, accessories, and personalized items.

Anyway, we had to share our excitement that this crate will soon be arriving at our doorstep. Expect more announcements to follow, since we can’t wait to share all of the exciting new items BLD will be making for you!

New Products

We also have a few non-laser related new products in the works.

Goal Planner

Coming this November we will be releasing the 2021 BLD Equestrian Goal Planner. While we love our Equestrian Journals and they’re perfect for organizing information about your horse and the details of horse ownership, we found they didn’t really address the needs of long term goal planning. We put a lot of research and thought into making this a useable and effective aid to help you reach your equestrian goals. We are putting the finishing touches on this Planner and can’t wait to share it. Stay tuned!

Holiday Cards & Gift Tags

This year we are also offering equestrian themed holiday cards and gift tags in a digital download format, perfect for printing at home or sending off to a card printing service (like those hosted by Walmart or Staples). These are currently available in our Etsy BLD Print Shop, but we are also looking to move these to our primary BLD shop soon too!

One of several new holiday cards!

Updates To

We updated our primary website for our customers to be able to purchase our digital downloads directly at For the moment this includes our EQ Journals, Notes on 50 Rides, and our Equestrian Budget. We had been searching for over a year for the right app to add to the site to make this a reality and finally found the perfect fit. We’re looking to add printable versions of our prints and cards shortly. As before, all of our digital products are also available at our Etsy BLD Print Shop. Sometimes Etsy is an easier shopping option for our international customers, so we wanted to ensure we kept this available.

Journals are now available for purchase directly on the BLD site!

EQ Journal Selector Quiz

Finally, our last announcement in this post is that we have developed a quick quiz to help sort out which of our EQ Journals is the best fit for your needs. We realize that there are a number of different options and it can be difficult to determine which is the right one for you. It is very quick and simple and only requires you to answer one question. Check it out here at the EQ Journal Selector Quiz!

Thanks for following along with all things BLD!

Bending Line Designs