This whole coaster project is finally coming to fruition. I began stamping the wood slices en masse today and am pretty pleased with the results. The next step will be applying thin layers of polyurethane, and sanding with a fine grain paper in between coats.
In other news, I'm looking forward to receiving my copy of The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line. Working on my coasters and researching vendors and artists for our wedding has given me a newfound appreciation of Etsy, blogs, and craft. How great would it be to actually make some kind of income doing something I not only love but do anyway. Today coasters...tomorrow the world!