Tu-Tu Additions: Some New Takes On an Old Product

A conversation about my Long Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt inspired me to create some new versions, so this is how I spent my Sunday.  We had talked about two changes: 1) making it shorter in the front, and 2) making a more “tattered” look.  My tu-tus are made with strips of tulle, so I took 1/3 of the strips it takes to make a long tu-tu and cut them in half to make the shorter part.  This results in a slightly fuller skirt, as there are more strips attached to the waistband.  Here is an even high-low tu-tu tulle skirt:

High-Low Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Front View

High-Low Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Front View

Basically, you have my Regular Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt in the front, and the long one in the back.  Since this uses the same amount of materials that the long one does, I’ll be charging the same amount, so if you want to order one like this before I get a new listing up, just order the Long Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt and include a note in the comments that you want the High-Low version.

Here’s a side view:

High-Low Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Side View

High-Low Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Side View

And here’s the back view:

High-Low Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Back View

High-Low Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Back View

For the more “tattered” look, I took the shorter strips for the front, and instead of folding them exactly in half before attaching them to the waistband, I folded them haphazardly at some random point, so each piece ended up with two different lengths.  It turned out like this:

High-Low Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Front View

High-Low Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Front View

Since this one also uses the same amount of materials as the Long Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt, you can order that one and just put a note in the comments section that you want the High-Low Tattered version.  I really love how this color combination turned out.  This is technically a three-color skirt, I just used the same turquoise for two of the colors, so there’s twice as much of it as there is of the mint green.  I think it ended up with a gorgeous water-effect look!

Here is the side view:

High-Low Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Side View

High-Low Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Side View

And here is the back view:

High-Low Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Back View

High-Low Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Back View

Then, just because I wanted to see how the skirt would look overall with the tattered effect, I made a Regular Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt and applied the same haphazard technique all the way around.  This is what I ended up with:

Regular Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Front View

Regular Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Front View

And the side view:

Regular Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Side View

Regular Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Side View

And the back view:

Regular Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Back View

Regular Tattered Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt Back View

This version uses the same amount of materials as the Regular Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt, so if you want to order a tattered version, just order the regular one and put a note in the comments that you’d like the tattered version instead.

Eventually, I’ll get separate listings up for these versions, but I’ll need to get more pictures first.  I just wanted to get these posted so you could see what I came up with!

These would be great for several different Halloween costumes, but please remember that I need 1-2 weeks for processing and it could take another week to get to you in the mail (longer if you live outside the United States) so order early!  And if you do order one, post a pic on my Facebook page so we can all see the full costume. 🙂

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Five X Fifty: Day 18 – Hair Pins

Slowly but surely getting caught up.  Don’t know if I’ll be able to get all 50 up before Christmas, but hope to have them done by the end of my IndieGoGo campaign at least.  As they say, the best laid plans… or is it just me who always has things happen to disrupt my long term plans?

Anyway, let’s have a look at my new hair pins.  I made a bunch of these for the craft fairs, so there will be more added in the future, but for now I’ve got these five up in my Etsy shop.

Brown Ball Round Button Hair Pins - Handmade by Rewondered D202P-00005 - $4.95

Brown Ball Round Button Hair Pins – Handmade by Rewondered D202P-00005 – $4.95

White 'Rope Coil' Round Button Hair Pins - Handmade by Rewondered D202P-00004 - $4.95

White ‘Rope Coil’ Round Button Hair Pins – Handmade by Rewondered D202P-00004 – $4.95

Black Round Button Hair Pins - Handmade by Rewondered D202P-00001 - $4.95

Black Round Button Hair Pins – Handmade by Rewondered D202P-00001 – $4.95

Gold Shell Hair Pins - Handmade by Rewondered D202P-00002 - $4.95

Gold Shell Hair Pins – Handmade by Rewondered D202P-00002 – $4.95

Brown and Black Mini Paw Hair Pins - Handmade by Rewondered D202P-00003 - $4.95

Brown and Black Mini Paw Hair Pins – Handmade by Rewondered D202P-00003 – $4.95

Any of these can be chosen as your free item for a $5 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign.

After Christmas, I’ll also be doing some posts detailing a list of products you can choose from for each of the contribution levels.  Uh oh, there I go making plans again!  😛

Five X Fifty: Day 17 – Fancy Ribbon Necklaces

Today is the last day to place an order in my Etsy shop to guarantee it will arrive before Christmas.  Of course, you are welcome to order at any time, I just can’t guarantee I’ll be able to get it in the mail by Thursday (the day USPS says is their deadline for First Class Mail to arrive by Christmas).  Some items may still be ordered through the 19th, such as these Fancy Ribbon Necklaces and most of my Simple Charm Jewelry.  And anything that is one of a kind, since those are definitely already put together.  Sorry, but custom orders are not likely, but feel free to email me at rewondered@gmail.com and ask, or I can make a .pdf card for you to print out and give your gift recipient until the item is finished.  I’ll also be out of town from December 22-25 (yay, vacation!) so I won’t be able to do much of anything with the shop during that time.  I’m still pushing to get as many of these Five X Fifty products and posts up as soon as possible.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at Day 17’s Fancy Ribbon Necklaces:

Silver Saxophone on Blue Fancy Ribbon Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225F-00001 - $11.95

Silver Saxophone on Blue Fancy Ribbon Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225F-00001 – $11.95

This item can be chosen as your free item with a $10 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign (plus you’ll get a $10 gift certificate to spend in my Etsy shop).

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Silver Mermaid on Blue-Green Fancy Ribbon Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225F-00002 - $11.95

Silver Mermaid on Blue-Green Fancy Ribbon Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225F-00002 – $11.95

This item can be chosen as your free item with a $10 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign (plus you’ll get a $10 gift certificate to spend in my Etsy shop).

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Gold Princess Crown on White Fancy Ribbon Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225F-00003 - $8.95

Gold Princess Crown on White Fancy Ribbon Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225F-00003 – $8.95

This item can be chosen as your free item with a $10 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign (plus you’ll get a $10 gift certificate to spend in my Etsy shop).

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Brown Cross with Gold Star on Brown Fancy Ribbon Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225F-00004 - $12.95

Brown Cross with Gold Star on Brown Fancy Ribbon Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225F-00004 – $12.95

This item can be chosen as your free item with a $15 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign (plus you’ll get a $15 gift certificate to spend in my Etsy shop).

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Silver Bee on Yellow Fancy Ribbon Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225F-00005 - $9.95

Silver Bee on Yellow Fancy Ribbon Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225F-00005 – $9.95

This item can be chosen as your free item with a $10 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign (plus you’ll get a $10 gift certificate to spend in my Etsy shop).

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Don’t forget, if I am able to raise double my goal, all rewards will double!  The $5-$35 contributions will become two free items and twice the amount of gift certificates, the $50 contributions will become $420 in gift certificates, and the $100 contributions will become two City of Heroes inspired costumes.  If just 13 more people get a costume (or subside one for me, getting autographed photos of me wearing it) we’ll just be $5 shy of making it a very Merry Christmas for everyone involved.  So please, go make a contribution!  🙂

Five X Fifty: Day 16 – Upcycled Skirt Bags

This Five X Fifty entry is kind of a cheat, since I made these adorable upcycled skirt bags for my last 50 New Products in Fifty Days, but I never actually got them listed in my Etsy shop.  Until today!  So that totally counts, right?

These bags are a perfect example of rewondering: taking something unwanted and making it into something new and useful.  Made from girls’ skirts with ribbons for the straps, they’re a fun and playful way to carry around whatever you need to carry.  Each bag is one of a kind, so you’ll be the only one who has it, and people will comment on what a cute idea it is (at least they do when I carry one).

Purple and Pink Paper Doll Upcycled Skirt Bag - Handmade by Rewondered D201P-00001 - $19.95

Purple and Pink Paper Doll Upcycled Skirt Bag – Handmade by Rewondered D201P-00001 – $19.95

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Tan Corduroy Upcycled Skirt Bag with Embroidered Details - Handmade by Rewondered D201P-00002 - $19.95

Tan Corduroy Upcycled Skirt Bag with Embroidered Details – Handmade by Rewondered D201P-00002 – $19.95

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Leopard Print Small Upcycled Skirt Bag - Handmade by Rewondered D201P-00003 - $19.95

Leopard Print Small Upcycled Skirt Bag – Handmade by Rewondered D201P-00003 – $19.95

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Glittery Denim Upcycled Skirt Bag with Embroidered Ribbon Strap - Handmade by Rewondered D201P-00004 - $19.95

Glittery Denim Upcycled Skirt Bag with Embroidered Ribbon Strap – Handmade by Rewondered D201P-00004 – $19.95

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Purple, Black, and Lime Green Plaid Upcycled Skirt Bag - Handmade by Rewondered D201P-00005 - $19.95

Purple, Black, and Lime Green Plaid Upcycled Skirt Bag – Handmade by Rewondered D201P-00005 – $19.95

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Any of these bags can be chosen as your free item with a $20 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign, or ask me to try to find a skirt in the colors, size, or style you like best.  I’m hoping to make up a bunch more of these as I get my hands on more skirts.

I have the items for Day 17 and Day 18 done and photographed, just need to edit the photos, list them in my Etsy shop, then come over here to make the posts.  Let’s see how much more I can get done before my body insists I need sleep… 😛

Five X Fifty: Day 15 – Christmas

I had meant to get this post up yesterday, since it was 12/12/12 and there’s the whole 12 Days of Christmas thing and instead of five items I have twelve, but it didn’t happen.  I was busy all day yesterday working on new items, relisting old items in my Etsy shop that had been removed because I took them to the craft fairs instead, and photographing these twelve items.  By the time I started to list them, it was already nearly 11pm and my bed was calling me, so I gave up and got the listings done this morning instead.  So my whole “12” theme may not make sense today, and the special I was running yesterday is technically over, but because you are reading this blog and have been so patient with me, I’ll let you in on a secret:  I have not yet deactivated the 121212 coupon code, so you can still get 36% off your order if you place it before I get up tomorrow morning at 7am eastern time and turn the code off.  Here’s your chance to get your holiday shopping done at a great discount!  You’ve only got 12 days until Christmas… ooh, there’s that number again!

With less than two weeks to go, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit, and I don’t mean the ones behind the bar… though if you want to indulge, I’m not going to stop you.  I might ask you to share, though!  But before we get too tipsy, check out these festive necklaces, earrings, pins, and hair elastics!

Bronze Angel on Black Cord Simple Charm Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00792 - $7.95

Bronze Angel on Black Cord Simple Charm Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00792 – $7.95

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Red Christmas Ornament Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-24243 - $7.95

Red Christmas Ornament Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-24243 – $7.95

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This necklace has matching earrings:

Red Christmas Ornament Earrings - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-24243 - $8.95

Red Christmas Ornament Earrings – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-24243 – $8.95

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Christmas Ornament Earrings - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55514 - $5.95

Christmas Ornament Earrings – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55514 – $5.95

These come in a variety of colors, in either a matte or shiny finish:

Color Choices: Christmas Ornament Earrings - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55514 - $5.95

Color Choices: Christmas Ornament Earrings – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55514 – $5.95

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Bubble Christmas Ornament Earrings - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55515 - $7.95

Bubble Christmas Ornament Earrings – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55515 – $7.95

These also come in a variety of colors:

Color Choices: Bubble Christmas Ornament Earrings - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55515 - $7.95

Color Choices: Bubble Christmas Ornament Earrings – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55515 – $7.95

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Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Earrings - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55516 - $9.95

Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Earrings – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55516 – $9.95

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Scribble Christmas Ornament Earrings - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55517 - $6.95

Scribble Christmas Ornament Earrings – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55517 – $6.95

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Gingerbread Man Pin - Handmade by Rewondered D225P-00009 - $5.95

Gingerbread Man Pin – Handmade by Rewondered D225P-00009 – $5.95

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Santa Claus Face Pin - Handmade by Rewondered D225P-00010 - $5.95

Santa Claus Face Pin – Handmade by Rewondered D225P-00010 – $5.95

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Reindeer Hair Elastic Ponytail Holder - Handmade by Rewondered D202E-00009 - $4.95

Reindeer Hair Elastic Ponytail Holder – Handmade by Rewondered D202E-00009 – $4.95

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Candy Cane Hair Elastic Ponytail Holder - Handmade by Rewondered D202E-00010 - $3.95

Candy Cane Hair Elastic Ponytail Holder – Handmade by Rewondered D202E-00010 – $3.95

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Red Jingle Bell Hair Elastic Ponytail Holder - Handmade by Rewondered D202E-00011 - $3.95

Red Jingle Bell Hair Elastic Ponytail Holder – Handmade by Rewondered D202E-00011 – $3.95

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I also have a bunch of other Christmas themed handmade necklaces…

I still need to update pictures of some of my older items that I relisted.  It’s amazing how awful those early pictures are!  It took me entirely too long to figure out how to use my camera, and I could probably still use some more lessons, but I’m much happier with the ones I take now and will be updating all those old pictures as soon as I can.

Hopefully seeing all these fun Christmas designs will get you into the holiday mood… and the holiday shopping mood! 😛  Don’t forget, you can use the coupon code 121212 and get 36% (12+12+12=36… get it?) off your order until I wake up tomorrow morning and turn it off.  And if you really want to go on a a shopping spree, head over to my IndieGoGo campaign and make a $50 contribution so you can get a $210 gift certificate to spend in my store… with that coupon code you can get about $328 worth of my products for that $50!  Just choose “other” for your payment method when you place your order in my Etsy shop and leave me a note in the comments section that you got a gift certificate on IndieGoGo, and I’ll verify everything and send you an invoice for anything over the amount of your gift certificate.

I’m currently $405 shy of reaching my goal on IndieGoGo, and $1405 short of doubling my goal… remember if I can raise double my goal, I’ll double all the rewards, so please share this link: http://www.indiegogo.com/rewondered2 and you might just get to go on another shopping spree in my Etsy shop! 🙂

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go work on getting Day 16 up…

Five X Fifty: Day 14 – Glass Pebble Rings

I started playing around with images under glass pebbles, and came up with these adorable rings.  Each ring is on an adjustable band, squeezing it together or pulling it apart will make it fit pretty much any size finger.

I blame Spiderman for getting me started with these, as I had a bunch of these images in the perfect size already:

Spiderman Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00009 - $5.95

Spiderman Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00009 – $5.95

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I also had a bunch of Autobot and Decepticon images… Tranformers, ring out! (or something like that…)

Autobot Transformers Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00007 - $5.95

Autobot Transformers Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00007 – $5.95

Decepticon Transformers Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00007 - $5.95

Decepticon Transformers Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00007 – $5.95

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Then I asked myself, what would look cool under a round glass pebble?  Oooh, how about fish?  Like they’re in a fishbowl!

Fish Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00011 - $5.95

Fish Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00011 – $5.95

Fish Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00011 - $5.95

Fish Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00011 – $5.95

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I also had a bunch of these heart-shaped LOVE rings, and various colored glass pebbles, so I created these:

Love Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00010 - $5.95

Love Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00010 – $5.95

Love Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00010 - $5.95

Love Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00010 – $5.95

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And finally, my favorites… Mood Rings!  I have a variety of these little emoticons, with just one of some color/mood combinations and dozens of some others, so I decided, like most moods and mood rings, that the ring you get with your order will be completely random.

Mood Ring Emoticon Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00008 - $5.95

Mood Ring Emoticon Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00008 – $5.95

Mood Ring Emoticon Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00008 - $5.95

Mood Ring Emoticon Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00008 – $5.95

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No two rings are exactly alike, due to variations in the glass and the way the glue dries.  One ring can be chosen as your free item with a $5 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign.

I’m still busily adding items to my Etsy shop this week, so be sure to check back often!

Five X Fifty: Day 13 – Fleece Fringe Boa Scarves

After making the Freaky Fleece Hats, I knew I would need to make scarves to go with them.  I saw a woman at one of the craft fairs wearing one that was just two strips of fleece fabric sewn together and cut every inch or so.  No attempt had been made to fluff it out or fancy it up, it just kind of sat there, looking unfinished.  I thought it was flat and boring and I knew I could do better!

My Fleece Fringe Boa Scarves are cut into individual strips and hand-tied together, so every single one is unique.  They measure approximately four and a half feet long, give or take an inch or two.  They can be made in any color combination with the colors in any order (though the hand-tied effect does jumble them together).  Perfect to wear to watch your favorite team play hockey or football!

My favorite team is the Oregon State Beavers, so I started off with one that’s orange and black.

Hand-Tied Knotted Fringe Fleece Boa Scarf - Handmade by Rewondered D201S-00001 - $24.95

Hand-Tied Knotted Fringe Fleece Boa Scarf – Handmade by Rewondered D201S-00001 – $24.95

Since I live in New England, I had to make one in blue, grey, red and white for the New England Patriots:

Patriots Hand-Tied Knotted Fringe Fleece Boa Scarf - Handmade by Rewondered D201S-00001 - $24.95

Patriots Hand-Tied Knotted Fringe Fleece Boa Scarf – Handmade by Rewondered D201S-00001 – $24.95

And since I live near Boston, I had to make one in black, gold, and white for the Boston Bruins:

Bruins Hand-Tied Knotted Fringe Fleece Boa Scarf - Handmade by Rewondered D201S-00001 - $24.95

Bruins Hand-Tied Knotted Fringe Fleece Boa Scarf – Handmade by Rewondered D201S-00001 – $24.95

But for myself, I had to make one to go with my Animal Inspired Monster Fleece Hat in hot pink and orange.

Animal Inspired Hand-Tied Knotted Fringe Fleece Boa Scarf - Handmade by Rewondered D201S-00001 - $24.95

Animal Inspired Hand-Tied Knotted Fringe Fleece Boa Scarf – Handmade by Rewondered D201S-00001 – $24.95

And of course, you know me, I had to make one in rainbow colors!  My husband says it looks like a box of crayons threw up…

Rainbow Hand-Tied Knotted Fringe Fleece Boa Scarf - Handmade by Rewondered D201S-00001 - $24.95

Rainbow Hand-Tied Knotted Fringe Fleece Boa Scarf – Handmade by Rewondered D201S-00001 – $24.95

One of these boas can be chosen as your free item for your $25 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign.  And if you want to order one as a Christmas gift, please do so by December 18th (more FAQs about holiday orders here).

I have a bunch more Five X Fifty posts to get up this week (and all 50 actually planned out!) so keep an eye on this blog.  I’ll also be adding other items to my Etsy shop, such as the one of a kind necklaces and bracelets I removed to take to the craft fairs instead, and many more Simple Charm Necklaces and Earrings.  I really want to get as many items up before the 18th as I possibly can, so there will be plenty to choose from for you last minute shoppers! 🙂

Five X Fifty: Day 12 – Tu-Tus

And now for something completely different…

I made a multi-color tu-tu petticoat to wear underneath my wedding dress, and I’ve been meaning to offer them in my Etsy shop.  Finally got around to making enough samples to do so!  They are available in three sizes: Mini, Regular, and Long, but can also be made to any length via a custom order.  But three is not five, and this is a Five X Fifty, so I made five different color combinations with two samples for each size, repeating the Rainbow combination for both the Mini and Long sizes because hey, rainbows!

Rainbow Mini Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt - Custom Made To Fit With Your Choice of Colors - Handmade by Rewondered - $19.95

Rainbow Mini Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt – Custom Made To Fit With Your Choice of Colors – Handmade by Rewondered – $19.95

Fire Mini Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt – Custom Made To Fit With Your Choice of Colors – Handmade by Rewondered – $19.95

Water Regular Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt - Custom Made To Fit With Your Choice of Colors - Handmade by Rewondered - $29.95

Water Regular Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt – Custom Made To Fit With Your Choice of Colors – Handmade by Rewondered – $29.95

Rock N Roll Regular Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt - Custom Made To Fit With Your Choice of Colors - Handmade by Rewondered - $29.95

Rock N Roll Regular Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt – Custom Made To Fit With Your Choice of Colors – Handmade by Rewondered – $29.95

Autumn in New England Long Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt – Custom Made To Fit With Your Choice of Colors – Handmade by Rewondered – $39.95

Rainbow Long Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt - Custom Made To Fit With Your Choice of Colors - Handmade by Rewondered - $39.95

Rainbow Long Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt – Custom Made To Fit With Your Choice of Colors – Handmade by Rewondered – $39.95

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And here’s a close up of the Long one I wore underneath my wedding dress:

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Yes, I wore Converse under my wedding dress.  Outdoor wedding, uneven ground, standing in one spot for awhile… not an occasion where I wanted to wear heels!  And just because this is MY blog, how about another gratuitous wedding pic of me and my handsome husband?

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Okay, now back to business!  A Mini Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt can be chosen as your free item for a $20 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign, a Regular one can be chosen for a $30 contribution, and if you want a Long one, you might as well spend the extra $10 and go with the $50 contribution and use that $210 gift certificate, leaving you $170.05 still to spend.  So for $50 you could get 5 Long Tu-Tus and still have money left over!

And my apologies for getting the post out so much later than I had wanted… I took the wrong exit, then went the wrong direction, and in the process of turning around managed to completely lose my sense of direction so I ended up going the wrong way AGAIN!  I finally got on the right road going the right way, only to realize as I passed another exit that I probably should have gone that way instead, so I drove through town rather than going around on the highway.  Then I drove right past my destination, so I had to turn around yet again!  As I left there, I realized I should probably stop at that store that was in that same complex, so I ended up going out one exit and back in again the next.  I was doing better for awhile, but on the way home I drove right past the exit I should have taken, so I had to go up to the next one and back around again.  *sigh*  It’s been a “going around in circles” kind of day.

But tomorrow is a new day!  What surprises do you think it has in store for us?

Five X Fifty: Day 11 – Hockey

If you follow my personal Facebook status updates, you know that the craft fair I was at over the weekend was a disaster.  Badly organized, misrepresented, unadvertised… it was horrible.  And to top it off, two of my rings were stolen.  I am not a happy camper and am still simmering, so I’m going to just move along with the Five X Fifty posts before I go off on a rant.

Because we were told that they expected over 5000 people at this craft fair held during a hockey tournament, I stocked up on hockey stick and ice skate charms.  But I only sold a few, so I have plenty left to offer up in my Etsy shop.  So today’s Five X Fifty features earrings, necklaces, and wine charms with a hockey theme.

Let’s start with the wine charms, as even thinking about that craft fair makes me want some wine.  Oh wait, I wasn’t going to rant, was I?  So yes, back to the wine charms!  I can make these in any team colors, but because I live near Boston, I used the ones of the Boston Bruins for the samples.

Hockey Wine Charm Set of Four Wine Glass Markers - Your Choice of Team Colors - Handmade by Rewondered D643W-00006 - $14.95

Hockey Wine Charm Set of Four Wine Glass Markers – Your Choice of Team Colors – Handmade by Rewondered D643W-00006 – $14.95

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The skates were the most popular, and I had one hockey mom come back the next day and show me that she was wearing the earrings I made for her and tell me how much she loved them.  That’s one plus from the event, I made at least a few people happy!

Hockey Skate Simple Charm Earrings - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-25101 - $8.95

Hockey Skate Simple Charm Earrings – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-25101 – $8.95

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And of course there is a matching necklace…

Hockey Skate Simple Charm Necklace - Your Choice of Black Cord or Silver Chain - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-25101 - $7.95

Hockey Skate Simple Charm Necklace – Your Choice of Black Cord or Silver Chain – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-25101 – $7.95

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I can put this on either a silver chain or a black cord necklace.  There’s also the hockey stick…

Hockey Stick Simple Charm Necklace - Your Choice of Black Cord or Silver Chain - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-25102 - $7.95

Hockey Stick Simple Charm Necklace – Your Choice of Black Cord or Silver Chain – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-25102 – $7.95

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And of course the earrings that match…

Hockey Stick Simple Charm Earrings - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-25102 - $8.95

Hockey Stick Simple Charm Earrings – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-25102 – $8.95

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Two more craft fairs to go, and these should be a lot better.  One has been going on for over 20 years, and the other is at my housemate’s work, so she can advise me of what is most likely to sell there.  Got my fingers crossed, I really need to get some sales!

I also really need to get more contributions to my IndieGoGo campaign.  I am planning to put together a new video and update the entire thing, as I have been accepted as a merchant for Birka, and I need the supplies to launch my line of Practically Period jewelry, garb, and accessories.  As mentioned there, here are a few of my ideas:

  • Period “Replica” Jewelry – Designs based on portraits and artwork from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • Basic garb – T-tunics, chemises, simple dresses, etc.
  • “Upcycled” garb – Modern clothing “rewondered” to look more period.
  • Garb “Accessories” – Sleeves that tie on, aprons, tabards, headdresses, hats, belts and sashes, pouches, corsets, etc.

I’ll still be working on my Five X Fifty posts, but the majority of my time after craft fair season is over will be spent stocking up for Birka.  If you’re planning to go, and contribute to my IndieGoGo campaign, you can pick your free item and spend your gift certificate there!  If you can’t go, have no idea what the SCA is, and just want to make a contribution to help ease the nightmare that was last weekend’s craft fair, that’s greatly appreciated too! 😀

I’ll have another Five X Fifty post for you later today, but I have a few errands I need to run and have to actually get out of my pajamas at some point, so I better go take care of that first…

Five X Fifty: Day 10 – Freaky Fleece Hats

I made all these hats today, and they turned out so awesome I just couldn’t wait to share them with you, so they’re moved up in the queue to be Day 10!

Winter is coming (already here in New England, if you ask me) and you’re going to need something to keep your head warm.  But why wear any old boring hat when you can have one of these?

You can show your punk rock attitude with this two-color mohawk hat!

Two Color Mohawk Fleece Hat by Rewondered D201H-00001 - $24.95

Two Color Mohawk Fleece Hat by Rewondered D201H-00001 – $24.95

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It may be cold out, but you can’t really set your head on fire to warm up, so why not just make it look like fire?

Fire Three Color Mohawk Fleece Hat by Rewondered D201H-00002 - $27.95

Fire Three Color Mohawk Fleece Hat by Rewondered D201H-00002 – $27.95

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Oh my god it’s eating his head!!

Monster Eating Your Head Fleece Hat by Rewondered D201H-00003 - $29.95

Monster Eating Your Head Fleece Hat by Rewondered D201H-00003 – $29.95

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Making that monster hat made me think of another one I just had to make…

Cthulhu Fleece Hat by Rewondered D201H-00004 - $27.95

Cthulhu Fleece Hat by Rewondered D201H-00004 – $27.95

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And what do these monster hats remind you of?  Well, if you’re thinking along the same lines I am, then the answer is Muppets!  And what Muppet has crazy hair and a rock n roll attitude that is perfect for this hat style?  Animal!

Animal Inspired Monster Fleece Hat by Rewondered D201H-00005 - $29.95

Animal Inspired Monster Fleece Hat by Rewondered D201H-00005 – $29.95

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I’m actually almost okay with it being so cold, just so I have an excuse to wear these.

And that’s Day 10!  I’m still ten days behind, but my husband will be using my laptop tonight to do his show for The Cape Radio, so I’ll just have to content myself with making more things instead.  Oh woe is me.

I have decided I’ll let you in on what I plan for Black Friday – Small Business Saturday – Cyber Monday, but that will be in a separate post, later tonight after the show.  Suffice it to say, if you can make a $50 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign so you’ll have a $210 gift certificate to spend in my Etsy shop, you’re going to get a GREAT deal!  Even if you don’t have $50, your gift certificate for the amount of your contribution will go a lot further this weekend, and you still get to choose a free item!

I’ll explain more later, but I need to get offline soon, so I better hurry up and get this posted!

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