The attached photo provides a general idea of the plan for this framing. There would be three double mat openings for the two photos and one digital nameplate at the top and then there would be one double mat opening for the medals, patch and pins at the bottom - and the customer will bring in two more pins to add to this. The mat opening at the bottom will have spacing material for separation between the backing mat board the medals are attached to, and the double mat/glass.
My questions mainly involve methods of attachment and how to price this:
- Previously I have poked holes in the mat board and used the existing clasps whenever possible. I have also used thread to secure to the mat board. Is there a benign adhesive that could be used to secure the metal pendants to the matboard or is this a total no-no? (And where would I get the adhesive?) If the neck of the metal pendant immediately above the pendant is stitched to the matboard then the pendant couldn't go far - as long as the customer transports the framing home carefully. Is there a metal wire that is acceptable in some cases, and if so where can I get it? Is there something available in an invisible thread like fishing line, and if so where can I get that? Other thoughts, ideas, tips appreciated.
- And then there is the question of pricing. I know the customer wants to do it but doesn't have a bottomless wallet. I also know this will be time consuming with unexpected twists and turns. How do I price this - and the pricing question is mainly directed toward the medals and pins in the lower mat opening?
Thoughts, ideas and suggestions are appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your assistance ~