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 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!

Five X Fifty: Day 9 – Snap Barrettes

I teased you with a possible Monday Musings today, but I’m afraid I’m not going to deliver.  My brain just isn’t on track for doing much reflection or writing, so it will have to wait a bit longer.  I will be sharing the reflection paper I wrote for my Critical Thinking class on Thursday, as it is about why I have a good life, and seems perfect for Thanksgiving.  And it was a comment on this paper that I was planning to address for a Thursday Thoughts or Monday Musings, so it makes sense to share the paper first.

Today I will deliver on a promise, however.  Remember when I said I was going to bring you more snap barrettes?  Well today is that day!  You know I’ve been eying this for awhile…

Eyeball Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00005 - $6.95

Eyeball Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00005 – $6.95

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See what I did there?  And there?  😛

Okay, okay, let’s try something prettier.  How about some flowers?

Five Petal Flower with Clear Gem Center Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00003 - $7.95

Five Petal Flower with Clear Gem Center Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00003 – $7.95

These are available in ten different colors: Pink, Peach, Yellow, Grey, Cream, Purple, Blue, Teal, Green, and White.

Color Choices for Five Petal Flower with Clear Gem Center Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00003

Color Choices for Five Petal Flower with Clear Gem Center Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00003

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But what if the pretty flowers have friends?

Black Spider Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00001 - $7.95

Black Spider Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00001 – $7.95

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They’re kind of creepy, but rather cute, don’t you think?  Or not, if you’re arachnophobic.  Maybe you need to signal for help…

Black Bat on Yellow Moon or Batman Signal Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00006 - $6.95

Black Bat on Yellow Moon or Batman Signal Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00006 – $6.95

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If that’s not geeky enough for you, how about a single barrette perfect for the gamer girl who knows her true place… as Player One!

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

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

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And there we have Day 9!  And today’s the 19th, so that means I’m only 10 days behind… oof.  I spent most of the day playing with glue, so when that dries I’ll have a few more for you.  I still have a couple of hours left to do some sewing, so that should finish up a few more.  Then there’s the photographing, the listing, the writing of the posts… whew!  But I’ll get it all done, eventually.  This week is probably my last big push to MAKE ALL THE THINGS for the craft fairs.  Unless I completely sell out of stuff this weekend (one can only hope!), I should have plenty of stuff for the last two, plus I have the Five X Fifty items I’m still adding as I go.

I am hoping to get several more things up in my Etsy shop  in the next couple of days, as I will be doing a Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday promotion.  Details of that will be up on Friday morning before I head off to the Cornucopia Craft Fair.  If I might make a suggestion to REALLY take advantage of the special I’ll be offering Friday, November 23rd through Monday, November 26th: go make a contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign.  You’ll have a gift certificate to spend in my Etsy shop, plus you’ll be able to choose an item for free.  Or if you make a $50 contribution, you’ll have $210 to spend!  And if I manage to raise double my goal by Thanksgiving, you’ll have twice as much to spend over the weekend!  So be sure to tell all your friends, too!  Check out the FAQ about the rewards for my IndieGoGo campaign for more information.

Okay, the sewing machine is calling me to get back to work, so I had better snap to it!  😛

Five X Fifty: Wondiosyncra-Tees

You’ve already had a preview of this item, since I donated one to the Real World Hero charity auction (and you’ll see that one again below).  I call these “Wondiosyncra-Tees: Upcycled T-shirts celebrating the characteristics that make you wonderful.”  You choose the word or phrase (ten letters or less) that best describes you, and I cut those letters out of old t-shirts and create a frankentee with a ransom letter style.  I think they’re a lot of fun!

This is another custom made item, so all the links go to one listing in my Etsy shop.  But of course I have five examples for you, two of which someone can snap up as is instead of waiting for a custom made one.  First come, first served, though I can always create another one with the same word or phrase.  It will just look different, since no two of these shirts will ever be alike.

But first, the three you can’t have. 😛

I made one of these for myself to wear to craft fairs and events, so of course it says “Rewondered” on it.  I’m usually wearing a hoodie over it though, so you can only actually see the “wonder” part. 😛

Custom Made To Order Wondiosyncra-Tees T-shirt - Your Choice of Word, Color, and Size - $20 - Example: Rewondered

Custom Made To Order Wondiosyncra-Tees T-shirt – Your Choice of Word, Color, and Size – $20 – Example: Rewondered

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I made one for my husband to wear to the shows he helps me with, too.  His nickname is “Random” and this style is perfect with it’s mish-mash of letters and colors.

Custom Made To Order Wondiosyncra-Tees T-shirt - Your Choice of Word, Color, and Size - $20 - Example: Random

Custom Made To Order Wondiosyncra-Tees T-shirt – Your Choice of Word, Color, and Size – $20 – Example: Random

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And of course, there’s the one I made for the Real World Hero charity auction, which says “Hero” on it. Congratulations to the winner! I mailed it out this morning. 🙂

Custom Made To Order Wondiosyncra-Tees T-shirt - Your Choice of Word, Color, and Size - $20 - Example: Hero

Custom Made To Order Wondiosyncra-Tees T-shirt – Your Choice of Word, Color, and Size – $20 – Example: Hero

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I wanted to add another color into the mix, so I made up this “Red Hot” one. It’s a size XL, and available to the first person who orders and claims it!

Custom Made To Order Wondiosyncra-Tees T-shirt - Your Choice of Word, Color, and Size - $20 - Example: Red Hot

Custom Made To Order Wondiosyncra-Tees T-shirt – Your Choice of Word, Color, and Size – $20 – Example: Red Hot

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And finally, you know I had to make a “Geeky” one! This one is a 2XL, and also available to the first person who orders and claims it.

Custom Made To Order Wondiosyncra-Tees T-shirt - Your Choice of Word, Color, and Size - $20 - Example: Geeky

Custom Made To Order Wondiosyncra-Tees T-shirt – Your Choice of Word, Color, and Size – $20 – Example: Geeky

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I meant to have more items up today, but I decided that the contributions I’ve received to my IndieGoGo campaign so far should be put to good use and I should take advantage of the really awesome sale that JoAnn Fabrics was having today. I picked up a ton of stuff on clearance, too! I was showing my husband my “loot” and telling him the ideas I was going to make with my purchases, and he mostly just smiled indulgently at me and nodded, with an occasional “ooh nifty!” I have him well-trained! 😛

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to take advantage of any Black Friday or weekend sales, since I’ll be at the Cornucopia Craft Fair selling my own stuff.  Though if sales/contributions and time allows, I may try and sneak in on Saturday and get the Dritz Dressform that will be on sale for $99.99, which would be immensely helpful for creating custom clothing.  We shall see.

For now, I am going to continue to be in MAKE ALL THE THINGS mode until Thanksgiving, and I’m seriously contemplating not taking the holiday off and spending it sewing instead.  I know, I know, all work and no play and all that.  But I’m 3000 miles away from my family, and my husband’s family is 1500 miles away.  We’ve been invited to dinner with our housemate’s family, but being away from my studio all day, knowing I have to be up at 5 or 6am the next day for a 3-day show that anticipates 5000 people coming through… eep!  Again, we shall see.  I suppose it really depends on what all I get done by Wednesday.  So I better get back to it, methinks! 🙂

Five X Fifty: Day 7 – Beribboned Banana Clips

It’s Thursday, and I was going to do a Thursday Thoughts for you, but I have homework looming over me that’s due tomorrow, so perhaps I’ll save that subject for a Monday Musings instead.  Ooh, a mystery!  Whatever could that subject be?  I guess you’ll just have to tune in Monday to find out!

For now, we will get on with Day 7 and my Beribboned Banana Clips.  These are so pretty with the ribbons cascading through your hair!  I need to get either a model or a photographer for some pictures of how it looks when worn.  For now though, you just get to see them hanging on my wall.

This is an item that can be custom ordered in any color combination, so I only have one listing up in my Etsy shop, with variations you can choose from or you can make up your own color combination.  But I have five options as samples to show you.

Rainbow Beribboned Banana Clip Custom Made by Rewondered - $15

Rainbow Beribboned Banana Clip Custom Made by Rewondered – $15

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Candy Cane Beribboned Banana Clip Custom Made by Rewondered - $15

Candy Cane Beribboned Banana Clip Custom Made by Rewondered – $15

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Fire Beribboned Banana Clip Custom Made by Rewondered - $15

Fire Beribboned Banana Clip Custom Made by Rewondered – $15

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Mod Beribboned Banana Clip Custom Made by Rewondered - $15

Mod Beribboned Banana Clip Custom Made by Rewondered – $15

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Zebra Beribboned Banana Clip Custom Made by Rewondered - $15

Zebra Beribboned Banana Clip Custom Made by Rewondered – $15

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Can you guess which one is my favorite? 🙂

Other color combinations not pictured:

  • Water – blue, turquoise, and light blue ribbons
  • Earth – brown, cream, and black ribbons
  • Spring Leaves – green, lime green, and peridot (light green) ribbons
  • Patriotic – red, white, and blue ribbons
  • Princess – hot pink, lavender, and light pink ribbons
  • Rock Star – red and black ribbons
  • Tiger – orange and black ribbons
  • Bumblebee – yellow and black ribbons
  • Christmas – red and green ribbons
  • Wild – as many colors as possible in no particular order

And of course, you can create your own color combination, such as school colors or your favorite colors.  Great alternative for a bride who doesn’t want to wear a veil, a fun accessory when you go to the club, and perfect for cheerleaders, Color Guard, and dance teams. I offer team/bulk discounts: if you want 5 or more, they’ll be $12 each, if you want 10 or more they will be $10 each. Please message me to set up a custom listing for team/bulk orders.

You can choose one of these as your free item when you make a $15 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign.  Huge thanks to those who have already contributed and shared the campaign links!  Y’all are awesome!!  (Yes, I say “y’all” and I’m from Oregon and live in New Hampshire.  I’m strange.  Deal with it.)

Alas, I must get back to the homework for now.  I hope to get a bit more caught up with these Five X Fifty posts over the weekend, as I don’t have any plans to leave my house.  My husband is very much looking forward to sleeping in on a Saturday again! 😛  Have I mentioned lately how lucky I am to have such a wonderful, supportive husband?  I really think I am the luckiest girl in the world to have him in my life!  And I’m not just saying that because I know he reads my blog. 😉

Okay, okay, enough with the mushy, must do homework… arrrgh!!

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