Introducing: "Storied" Pendulums!
The pendulum to the left is called "Time Traveler."
It was designed by Sheree Zielke with a specific idea in mind. While it's true that this pendulum can accept a load AND has been created with large audiences in mind -- there's more to its 'story' than meets the eye.
We're trying something new. Several of our new pendulum designs come with stories attached to them, stories that are designed to spark your imagination -- stories designed for that specific pendulum.
You can see examples here ...but our idea is to blend the design with the concept behind the design...and leave the rest up to you. Sheree's story about how the "Time Traveler" came to be is detailed. But it doesn't touch on why there is an image of the Eiffel Tower in the bob, or why the clock stopped at 1:34. (Certainly this could be used as a force or a revelation...but what OTHER purpose could it serve within the context of your presentation?)
What's significant about the number 24? Could it be the location of a tarot card?
Take these concepts and blend them with the story....or use the story as the basis of your own presentation. Or build something new.
We are always looking for interesting components for our pendulums, things that offer the professional performer the broadest possible spectrum of choices to choose from. Let us know what YOU think of this, okay?
MindVention 2012: Las Vegas, Nov 11-13
"M" is for Mentalist. Photo by Sheree Zielke taken at MindVention 2011
Are you ready for the next MindVention reunion in Vegas? David and Sheree will be there. After attending the 2011 event, they knew they would have to be at the next one. (Read about David's take on the 2011 conference.)
David will be there chatting with old friends, making new friends, and absorbing the wisdom being shared by topnotch presenters. And Sheree will be there taking photographs and making pendulums.
Just click the link and tell Danny we sent you!
(Rooms are really cheap at the Palace Station hotel, but avoid the Courtyard. Get a Tower room. Just sayin'.)
"Not so new" News...
This is where we post the latest news about what's been going on here at Magic Pendulums. Of course if you want the inside track and regular discounts...just add yourself to our mailing list at the bottom of this page.
We produce quality pendulums for professional performers.
And we offer resources: the finest materials we could find ANYWHERE for performers who use pendulums to entertain. That's it! Take a few minutes to tour through these pages. We have information on how pendulums work, how they are built -- the many options available to you and the different applications they offer.
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As our gift to you, for signing up, along with EACH pendulum sold, we offer a FREE gift --- an introduction to pendulums for entertainers by Pablo Amira.
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It's been several hundred hours in the making...but "Pendulum Magic: Routines for Mystery Performers" is finally here. Routines by Bob Cassidy, Dr. Bill Cushman, TC Tahoe, Paul Prater, Paul Voodini and Mauricio Jaramillo are featured here. These are all routines from working pros -- routines you will USE. We're very excited about this one. Can you tell?
As Pablo Amira noted in his review --"Routines" is designed for people who have a good working knowledge of pendulums, although there IS instruction on their basic use. If you're NEW to using pendulums -- or are thinking about including them in your act , or you just want to know what the fuss is about -- check out our first book. It's here.
If you'd like both of them, consider buying the bundle at a reduced price. Where else can you get a masterclass from names like Richard Osterlind and Bob Cassidy in one package?
Zoltar is here!
Do you share our fascination with the ZOLTAR fortune telling machine? It made Tom Hanks BIG...but it's been on boardwalks and arcades for decades. There's just something....about this device.
We've done a series of three "Hand of Zoltar" pendulums. Each is striking -- and all are in very limited supply: only two of each design will ever be issued.
The Hand of Zoltar is just first in a series of new pendulums you'll find popping up here. Before long, you'll be seeing "Ivy Rose" -- a turn of the century theme pendulum that comes with a very spooky back-story...and has been gimmicked to allow you to slip a billet in. We're putting the finishing touches on the package right now. It will be showing up here within the next few days.
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We've just concluded negotiations to bring TRYBIL to Magic Pendulums! This is one of the RGB ("Really Great Books") with contributions that read like a who's who of mentalism. You NEED to see this video of what you can do with a multi bob pendulum. It will blow you away -- as will the entire ebook, which contains information and outstanding routines on single pendulums as well. We're seriously excited about this.
We have been getting some email from you asking about new designs...and why it sometimes takes a while to get new products onto this site. The answer is quite simple: everything we do is hand-designed. You don't see it until we're certain it's simply excellent.
We also build custom designs and that takes a lot of time to do as well.
The products we build here are offered as a service to the performing community. Our motivation isn't the money...it's excellence in design and concept. We want our pendulums to be the finest on the market. That's why we'll never mass-produce...or rush any design. It also means that what we do isn't for everyone. It's not supposed to be for everyone. Our products are for professional performers and serious collectors.
The issue we are finding is that, since everything we do is hand-made in limited quantities, that they don't last long. You folks buy them up almost as fast as we can make them. This is great for us...but it DOES mean that we sell out very quickly -- especially on the hot designs. (Have a look at our Pendulums Pages...)
It also means that each person who purchases one of our pendulums is getting something that is wonderful AND rare.
'Sold Out'? Seriously???
Looking in on us...and seeing "Sold Out" on many of the pendulums? There are three things, we'd like to share about that:
1) We produce very limited editions. Some are one of a kind. We produce a maximum of three of each design. That's how you can TELL your pendulum is unique. (Isn't it kinda spiffy to KNOW you own something genuinely rare?)
2) We had no idea these would sell as quickly as they have. I mean we loved them...but apparently you folks do too. This is the reason Sheree and I keep smiling.
3) We are building many more: fresh designs with some amazing components. They'll be posted here as we complete them. But they sell out very quickly. Please check back with us on a regular basis!
Have you considered a Custom Design? Something specific for YOU? Check out this page.
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