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. 🙂

Tuesday Top Ten: Favorited Items January 22nd – 28th

Fourteen items got a favorite in my Etsy shop last week, with my Hockey Skate Simple Charm Necklace getting two.

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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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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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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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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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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Blue Eyes Single Bead Dangle Earrings - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55509 - $5.95

Blue Eyes Single Bead Dangle Earrings – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55509 – $5.95

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Pearly Pink Square Button Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00005 - $4.95

Pearly Pink Square Button Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00005 – $4.95

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Black Spider Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00001 - $3.95

Black Spider Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00001 – $3.95

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Rainbow and Silver Basically Beaded Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-24242 - $39.95

Rainbow and Silver Basically Beaded Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-24242 – $39.95

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LGBT Pride Rainbow and Gold Pendant Necklace Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00364 - $29.95

LGBT Pride Rainbow and Gold Pendant Necklace Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00364 – $29.95

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Cat Key Simple Charm Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00855 - $8.95

Cat Key Simple Charm Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00855 – $8.95

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Cat Key Simple Charm Earrings - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-00855 - $9.95

Cat Key Simple Charm Earrings – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-00855 – $9.95

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Basically Beaded Faceted Bead Necklace - Your Choice of Colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, or Rainbow -  D225N-00815 - $29.95

Basically Beaded Faceted Bead Necklace – Your Choice of Colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, or Rainbow – D225N-00815 – $29.95

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Custom Made To Order Straitjacket Hoodie - Your Choice of Colors and Pattern - Handmade by Rewondered - $75

Custom Made To Order Straitjacket Hoodie – Your Choice of Colors and Pattern – Handmade by Rewondered – $75

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Looks like hockey was the popular theme again, with rainbows coming up second.

I need to get some new items added, I have TONS but haven’t had the time… but I have some plans for that, so stay tuned! 🙂

Tuesday Top Ten: Favorited Items January 15th – 21st

As promised, you’ll get two Tuesday Top Tens today.  Here’s the first!

For the week of January 15th through 21st, there were 17 items in my Etsy shop that received one favorite:

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

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

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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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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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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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Fancy Silver Master Key Pin - Handmade by Rewondered D225P-00006 - $8.95

Fancy Silver Master Key Pin – Handmade by Rewondered D225P-00006 – $8.95

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Cute Black Vampire Bat Pin - Handmade by Rewondered D225P-00005 - $5.95

Cute Black Vampire Bat Pin – Handmade by Rewondered D225P-00005 – $5.95

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Silver Intricate Knot Hair Elastics Ponytail Holders - Handmade by Rewondered D202E-00008 - $6.95

Silver Intricate Knot Hair Elastics Ponytail Holders – Handmade by Rewondered D202E-00008 – $6.95

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Rainbow Star Dangle Beaded Earrings - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-00011 - $12.95

Rainbow Star Dangle Beaded Earrings – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-00011 – $12.95

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Large Silver Serpent Dragon Simple Charm Necklace on Silver Chain - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00962 - $9.95

Large Silver Serpent Dragon Simple Charm Necklace on Silver Chain – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00962 – $9.95

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Silver Key on Silver Chain Simple Charm Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00282 - $7.95

Silver Key on Silver Chain Simple Charm Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00282 – $7.95

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Gamer Girl Geek Chic Black and White Dice Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00509 - $16.95

Gamer Girl Geek Chic Black and White Dice Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00509 – $16.95

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Silver Key on Silver Chain Simple Charm Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00512 - $7.95

Silver Key on Silver Chain Simple Charm Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00512 – $7.95

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Golden Love Key Simple Charm Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00601 - $7.95

Golden Love Key Simple Charm Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00601 – $7.95

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Large Puffy Floral Embossed Golden Heart Simple Charm Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00371 - $7.95

Large Puffy Floral Embossed Golden Heart Simple Charm Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00371 – $7.95

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Simple Charm Antiqued Brass Key on Black Braided Cord Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00500 - $9.95

Simple Charm Antiqued Brass Key on Black Braided Cord Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00500 – $9.95

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Rainbow Flying Dice Beaded Charm Bracelet for Gamer Girls - Handmade by Rewondered D225B-00001 - $29.95

Rainbow Flying Dice Beaded Charm Bracelet for Gamer Girls – Handmade by Rewondered D225B-00001 – $29.95

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Looks like keys, hockey, and dice were my most popular themes for that week. 😉

Tuesday Top Ten: Favorited Items January 8th – 14th

It’s Tuesday!  Time for another Top Ten!

This past week, fifteen items in my Etsy shop each received one favorite.  Of those, five have been featured in a Tuesday Top Ten before:

So that leaves us with ten for today’s post:

Geek Chic Golden Love Skull Gold & Black Beaded Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00600 - $26.95

Geek Chic Golden Love Skull Gold & Black Beaded Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00600 – $26.95

Beach Wine Charm Set of Four Wine Glass Markers - Handmade by Rewondered D643W-00002 - $14.95

Beach Wine Charm Set of Four Wine Glass Markers – Handmade by Rewondered D643W-00002 – $14.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Player Number One Gamer Girl Snap Barrette - Handmade by Rewondered D202B-00004 - $4.95

Player Number One Gamer Girl Snap Barrette – Handmade by Rewondered D202B-00004 – $4.95

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I have been a very busy girl this past week.  I started a new term of college again, and that’s kept me hopping.  I’m trying to get ready for Birka which is only a week and a half away now.  And I’ve been doing some reflecting and making plans and coming up with ideas… which I will reveal in February.  Oooh the suspense!  😛

Tuesday Top Ten: Favorited Items January 1st-7th

It’s the first Top Ten of the year!  Things have slowed down a little bit over in my Etsy shop and I really need to get some new stuff listed but I’ve been concentrating on cleaning and reorganizing my studio and getting ready for Birka, which is just over two weeks away now.  Eep!

There were only nine items that were favorited this past week, so I’m going to add in the most viewed item as number 10.  Here we go!

Steampunk/Vintage Style Copper and Distressed Pearls Upcycled Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00350 - $20.95

Steampunk/Vintage Style Copper and Distressed Pearls Upcycled Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00350 – $20.95

Blue Marble Gold-Framed Star on Gold Chain Simple Charm Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00602 - $6.95

Blue Marble Gold-Framed Star on Gold Chain Simple Charm Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00602 – $6.95

Blue and White Snail Enamel Simple Charm Necklace on Silver Chain - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00978 - $7.95

Blue and White Snail Enamel Simple Charm Necklace on Silver Chain – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00978 – $7.95

Turquoise Blue and Copper Large Bead Necklace with Turquoise Blue and White Snail Charm - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00366 - $24.95

Turquoise Blue and Copper Large Bead Necklace with Turquoise Blue and White Snail Charm – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00366 – $24.95

Rainbow Connection Beaded Necklace with Star Charms - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-03980 - $24.95

Rainbow Connection Beaded Necklace with Star Charms – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-03980 – $24.95

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

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

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

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

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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And the most viewed item last week was:

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

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I was wearing the orange and pink fleece boa scarf that matches my Animal hat and the woman cutting fabric for me at Jo-Ann asked me how I made it.  When I told her that each strip is individually cut and tied together she said that I must have a lot of patience!  Yes, they can be a little time-consuming to make, but I’m able to do them when I just need something to do with my hands but my concentration is elsewhere, like when I’m watching a movie or doing my radio show.

Also, I’m amused that two pieces of my wedding attire are in this week’s Top Ten.  I wore a Long Tu-Tu Tulle Skirt underneath my dress and the Rainbow Connection necklace.  I still need to get Rewondered dresses, ribbon veils, and Bow-quets up for sale!

Gratuitous wedding photo! See, long tu-tu and Rainbow Connection necklace. I’m holding the ribbons from our handfasting, rather than my Bow-quet though.

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Speaking of getting things up for sale, I definitely need to get back to work.  Tons to do today before I go on the air for The Cape Radio at 4pm!

Tuesday Top Ten: Favorited Items December 25th – 31st

Wow, what a year 2012 was!  I ended the year as I have for the past five years: broadcasting on The Cape Radio for my annual New Year’s Eve Marathon.  I only lasted 13 hours this year, as I woke up from my nap before the show with someone else’s voice and otherwise was NOT at 100% physically.  So I did my best, but fell into bed a little after 8am.  I’m now on my new show schedule on Tuesdays from 4pm Eastern time until sometime between 7pm and 8pm, whenever my husband gets home from work and is ready to do his own show.

So that gives me a fairly busy Tuesday now, doing this weekly post and my internet radio show!

This week’s Tuesday Top Ten includes items that were favorited in my Etsy shop between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.  Fourteen items received a favorite, with four of those receiving more than one and ten tied for 5th place with just one favorite.

Repeats from last week:

The other eleven:

Rainbow Christmas Lights Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00273 - $28.95

Rainbow Christmas Lights Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00273 – $28.95

Steampunk/Vintage Style Turquoise and Copper Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00353 - $24.95

Steampunk/Vintage Style Turquoise and Copper Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00353 – $24.95

Silver Key on Silver Chain Simple Charm Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00282 - $7.95

Silver Key on Silver Chain Simple Charm Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00282 – $7.95

Black Bat Snap Barrettes - Handmade by Rewondered D202B-00002 - $7.95

Black Bat Snap Barrettes – Handmade by Rewondered D202B-00002 – $7.95

Small Brown Flower Post Back Earrings - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55505 - $4.95

Small Brown Flower Post Back Earrings – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55505 – $4.95

Pepperoni Pizza Slice Post Back Earrings - Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55507 - $8.95

Pepperoni Pizza Slice Post Back Earrings – Handmade by Rewondered D225E-55507 – $8.95

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

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

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

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

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

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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As horrible as that craft fair at the hockey center was, it seems the skate and stick charms I bought for it were a good investment!  I’m looking for some field hockey and soccer charms now, as I have had requests for those.  Any other sports you think I should be on the lookout for?

City of Heroes Costume Inspiration and a Chance to Win

I love making and wearing costumes.  I have loved costumes for as long as I can remember and as a teenager I dreamed of opening my own costume store someday.  I’ve always planned to expand my business into creating items for cosplayers and I’m finally making some headway toward that goal.  I’ve already introduced my Straitjacket Hoodies, Tu-Tus, and Freaky Fleece Hats, but I have several more projects in the works.  Today I’m going to talk about my plans to create “real life” pieces from the City of Heroes costume creator.

One thing I loved about the costume creator in City of Heroes was the vast variety and endless combinations.  You weren’t limited to the standard spandex and cape with your underwear on the outside.  And as time went on even more costume pieces were added.  I am especially fond of the Steampunk and Gunslinger packs, and was over the moon when I was finally able to create the vision I had for One Hit Wonder’s costume from the beginning, which included the fishnet stockings and flames pattern on her skirt that I wasn’t able to do when I first started playing the game.

One Hit Wonder's costume

One Hit Wonder’s costume

So what’s really great about my idea to attempt to recreate pieces from the City of Heroes costume creator is that not only can City of Heroes players cosplay their characters, but people who never played the game can use the pieces to create their own costumes, or even just wear as everyday clothes!  Check out some of the costumes I made for my characters in this album on my Facebook page.  As you can tell, I enjoyed coming up with new outfits for my character Stacey to wear when she went to the Pocket D to hang out at a Cape Radio show.

To give you a few other ideas of what types of costumes I am planning to be able to make, I went through and created a few “basic” outfits in grayscale.

Barbarian costume

Barbarian costume

Cheerleader costume

Cheerleader costume

Club Dress

Club Dress

Genie costume

Genie costume

Gunslinger costume

Gunslinger costume

Retro Sci Fi costume

Retro Sci Fi costume

Schoolgirl costume

Schoolgirl costume

Steampunk 2 costume

Steampunk 1 costume

Steampunk 2 costume

Steampunk 2 costume

Steampunk 3 costume

Steampunk 3 costume

Steampunk 4 costume

Steampunk 4 costume

Valkyrie costume

Valkyrie costume

Witch costume

Witch costume

These are just a few of the pieces I’m going to be working on in the upcoming months.  I’ll mostly be making items I can model myself to begin with, so I’m working off the female model here, but there are plenty of nifty ideas for the guys too.  And of course, if any of these give you ideas for something similar, I am happy to do custom orders.  I’m also working on some ideas for period garb for SCA events, as I’ll be a merchant at Birka in January, so there’ll be another post soon with more details on those designs.

Now, about that chance to win… my IndieGoGo campaign ends on December 30th and as of the writing of this post, I am $210 away from my goal.  So I decided to add a little incentive… if I’m able to reach my goal, I will draw a name and that person will get to choose between a full cosplay outfit, a Rewondered wedding dress, or a $500 gift certificate to my Etsy shop.  And if I’m able to raise at least $1210 in the next three days, I will double all the rewards and pick two winners!  How do you get your name into this drawing?  First, each $5 contributed will get one entry into the drawing (in addition to the perks already outlined in the campaign).  This includes everyone who has already made a contribution.

You will also get an entry for sharing the following image:

If you click on the image, it should take you to the image on Facebook, where you can click Share and post it on your own page/profile.  If you don’t have Facebook, you can share the link to this blog post, but please come back and post the link to your share in the comments here so I can keep track… if I don’t know you shared, I can’t enter you into the drawing!

Unfortunately, I can’t hold the drawing if I don’t reach my goal, so please make a contribution and share as much as possible.  We may only have 3 days left, but we can totally do this!!  Thank you so much for your help in spreading the word! 🙂

Tuesday Top Ten: Favorited Items December 18th-24th

I know it’s Wednesday, not Tuesday, but I was on vacation and I’m pretty sure everyone can forgive me for not posting my weekly top ten on Christmas day.  I had a lovely time visiting friends and celebrating the holidays, but I’m happy to be home again, especially with the storm that’s supposed to dump a foot of snow on us tonight.  Don’t think I’m going anywhere for awhile!  So I’ll be concentrating on getting the rest of my Five X Fifty items posted, cleaning up my studio and the rest of our rooms, and spending some time with my husband while he’s on vacation.

So that’s my coming week, let’s talk about the favorites in my Etsy shop from last week.  There were 15 items favorited, three of which got more than one.  Of the ones favorited once, three were repeats from last week: Mood Ring, Silver Key Simple Charm Necklace, and Hot Pink Beaded Charm Bracelet; and three were from the Day 18 Five X Fifty: Brown Ball Hair Pins, Gold Shell Hair Pins, and Brown and Black Paw Hair Pins.  So that leaves us with six with one favorite:

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

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

Steampunk Style Silver Gears and Wrenches Robot Clockwork Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00187 - $32.95

Steampunk Style Silver Gears and Wrenches Robot Clockwork Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00187 – $32.95

CGolden Bumblebee on Gold Chain Simple Charm Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00605 - $6.95

Golden Bumblebee on Gold Chain Simple Charm Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00605 – $6.95

Painted Wooden Rose Simple Charm Necklace on Silver Chain - Your Choice of Colors - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00848 - $7.95

Painted Wooden Rose Simple Charm Necklace on Silver Chain – Your Choice of Colors – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00848 – $7.95

Fancy Silver Master Key Pin - Handmade by Rewondered D225P-00006 - $8.95

Fancy Silver Master Key Pin – Handmade by Rewondered D225P-00006 – $8.95

Eyeball Snap Barrettes - Handmade by Rewondered D202B-00005 - $6.95

Eyeball Snap Barrettes – Handmade by Rewondered D202B-00005 – $6.95

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Then we have our top three:

#3

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

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

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#2

Cat Key Simple Charm Necklace - Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00855 - $8.95

Cat Key Simple Charm Necklace – Handmade by Rewondered D225N-00855 – $8.95

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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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The past week was pretty hectic, trying to get everything done and shipped by the deadlines and prepped for leaving town for four days.  But from what I’ve heard, everyone who received an item I made was very pleased with their gifts.  I’ve already mentioned my plans for this coming week, but it will also be the final push for my IndieGoGo campaign which ends on December 30th.  I’ve reached 70% of my goal and getting that last 30% would be awesome.  Of course, doubling it so that I can double all the rewards would be even more awesome!  I have a couple of ideas for a last minute push, just need to hash out the details before I make any announcements…

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!  🙂

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