It’s Not Easy Being a Green Five By Five

And it’s not easy working in this heat!  I’ve been chased out of my studio once again, but I did manage to clear a path to the window, so we’ll see about getting that air conditioner installed soon.  For now, I’ll just hug the one in the bedroom and work in there, like I have been.

I think part of today’s heat is being generated by the release of Fox’s Folly, the newest hot fantasy erotica book by my friend Teresa Noelle Roberts.  I just finished reading Lion’s Pride, the first in her Duals and Donovans series (Fox’s Folly is #3, and a prequel to #2 Fox’s Den) and I highly recommend it.  I actually read it in two days, because the first day I had to put it down to get some sleep, or I would have finished it in one!  Don’t forget to leave a comment over on Teresa’s blog by July 18th for your chance to win a copy of Fox’s Folly.  It’s also being featured in The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads contest until July 21st, so go check that out to win other prizes.

I’m also going to blame some of the heat on my own foxy fiancé (see what I did there?) 🙂  Today is Lorne’s birthday, and the second one I’ve been able to celebrate with him.  We won’t be able to go up to Maine like we did last year, but we’re going to celebrate with our friends this weekend at the Hillsborough Balloon Festival.  Hot air balloons and fireworks… see, it just keeps getting hotter!

So let’s cool things down with one of the “cool” colors: green.  Starting off, of course, with the Green Basically Beaded Faceted Bead Necklace from the set of seven:

Green Basically Beaded Faceted Bead Necklace

Green Basically Beaded Faceted Bead Necklace

This next one is an update of an old design.  Originally I had made it with a silver chain, because I didn’t have any copper chain at the time, but I think it looks much better with copper now.

Green and Copper Skull Skeleton Keys Necklace Handmade by Rewondered

Green and Copper Skull Skeleton Keys Necklace

Copper looks so good with green, and I apparently can’t resist making things in this combination.  So here’s another fun design:

Green and Brown with Copper Swirl Charms Handmade Necklace by Rewondered

Green and Brown with Copper Swirl Charms Handmade Necklace

In a similar vein, antique gold also looks great with green, and here’s another Basically Beaded design with a completely different look than the first one, using smaller bicone and seed beads:

Iridescent Green and Antique Gold Basically Beaded Necklace Handmade by Rewondered

Iridescent Green and Antique Gold Basically Beaded Necklace

I am working on this design in lots of different color combinations.  It’s just so pretty and elegant, I must have it in all the colors!

But let’s get back to the green, this time going back to the silver for accent.  And throwing in a bit of geekery:

Geek Chic Dark Green and Silver Cthulhu Necklace Handmade by Rewondered

Geek Chic Dark Green and Silver Cthulhu Necklace

So that’s five, but I couldn’t resist throwing in one more, given the title of today’s post.  How about a Straitjacket Hoodie featuring this Kermit the Frog fabric?

Kermit the Frog Straitjacket Hoodie - Made to Order by Rewondered- It's Not Easy Being Green

Kermit the Frog Straitjacket Hoodie – Made to Order – It’s Not Easy Being Green

I also have a few other green necklaces already posted:

And these ones are available in green:

It may not be easy BEING green, but it’s not that difficult FINDING green in my Etsy shop! 😛  And don’t forget, you can get 25% off your order using the coupon code RCIJ25 until July 22nd, when Christmas In July ends!

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Five By Five Remarking Embrace Your Geekness Day

Remark (verb)

  • to say casually, as in making a comment
  • to note; perceive; observe

Today I am commenting on and observing Embrace Your Geekness Day.  Of course, I embrace my geekness every day of the year, but I guess July 13th is a day to especially geek out.  So how about some products to really show off your geekness and let that geek flag fly?

I’ll start things off with one of my most popular geeky designs, a Mini Cthulhu Necklace:

Mini Cthulhu Octopus Charm and Beaded Necklace - Your Choice of Colors - D225N-00823

Mini Cthulhu Octopus Charm and Beaded Necklace – Your Choice of Colors – D225N-00823

It currently is available in red, blue, and pink, but I can really make it in any color I can find the right beads for, so you can get one in your favorite color!  Just set it up through a custom order of this design style.

Another one of my most popular geeky designs is my Steampunk Style Silver Gears and Wrenches Robot Clockwork Necklace so I decided to offer earrings to match:

Steampunk Style Silver Gears and Wrenches Robot Clockwork Earrings D225E-00001

Steampunk Style Silver Gears and Wrenches Robot Clockwork Earrings D225E-00001

I also have a lot of necklace designs that would look great with a steampunk dress, such as Purple and Copper Locks, Metallic Blue and Copper Stars, Cream and Brown with Copper Flowers, Large Apple Green Beads with Copper Bead Caps, Turquoise and Copper, Upcycled Distressed Pearls and Copper, Clear and Copper Swan, and Green and Copper Stars.  Plus many more I’ll be adding soon™!

One of the things many geeks are into, myself included, is tabletop role-playing games, like Dungeons and Dragons.  So of course I had to put up a dragon necklace!

Large Silver Dragon Simple Charm Necklace on Silver Chain D225N-00904

Large Silver Dragon Simple Charm Necklace on Silver Chain D225N-00904

There’s also a gold dragon necklace design already up in the shop, and I wear my Blue Eyes and Silver Bow and Arrow necklace when I play my archer character in Earthdawn.  What kind of custom necklace could I make for your character?

If you’re going to play a tabletop RPG, you’re going to need dice.  And if you’re like me, those dice are going to go flying!  And thus the inspiration for this piece:

 Rainbow Flying Dice Beaded Charm Bracelet for Gamer Girls D225B-00001


Rainbow Flying Dice Beaded Charm Bracelet for Gamer Girls D225B-00001

I have dice necklaces as well, in your choice of colors, rainbow, black and white, and red mini dice.  So far I’ve only been able to find six-sided dice beads, but if I ever find polyhedral dice beads, I’m buying them in bulk!  I’ll probably just have to buy polyhedral dice and drill holes in them.

And now, what better way to “embrace” your geekness than with a Straitjacket Hoodie?  😛

 Embrace Your Geekness Marvel Comics Straitjacket Hoodie - Made to Order

Embrace Your Geekness Marvel Comics Straitjacket Hoodie – Made to Order

Another of my geeky loves is comic books and superheroes, so I snatched up this fabric to use for a Straitjacket Hoodie.  I have several other geeky fabrics that I could use to customize a straitjacket hoodie for you, such as white dragons on black, black dragons on grey, sock monkeys, skeleton keys, love tattoo hearts, Kermit the frog, and even rainbows and unicorns.  And I’m happy to go looking for just the right fabric if I don’t have it already in stock.

I have a lot more geeky items to list, but here’s a few more that are already in my Etsy shop, so go check them out:

Okay, I think I’ve completely embraced my geekness over geeky designs today, don’t you?  And don’t forget, you can get 25% off your order using the coupon code RCIJ25 when you check out of my Etsy shop!

Now, maybe I should take a break and go play some Diablo 3…

Five By Five Representing Christmas In July

Or maybe that should be Pre-presenting… whether you’re getting some early holiday shopping done or just buying yourself a present, Christmas In July sales are pretty awesome.  Many Etsy sellers are having their own Christmas In July celebration July 12-22, and I definitely want in on the fun.  So I’m offering 25% off your purchase when you use the coupon code RCIJ25 in my Etsy shop.  Please note this code only works for my shop, other Etsy sellers will have their own codes for their shops.  The code is good on any item in my shop, including custom orders and even gift certificates!

I’m going to be posting at least five new items every day during this promotion, so I thought this was a perfect time to kick off my Five By Five posts.  And of course, I had to do a Christmas theme!  Click on the pictures to go to the Etsy listing for more information.

Red, Green, and Silver Christmas Candy Necklace N-00252

Red, Green, and Silver Christmas Candy Necklace N-00252

 Red, Green and Silver Holly Necklace N-00278


Red, Green and Silver Holly Necklace N-00278

 Red and White Christmas Candy Necklace N-00260


Red and White Christmas Candy Necklace N-00260

Gold, Red and Green Necklace with Small Gem Dangles N-00274

Gold, Red and Green Necklace with Small Gem Dangles N-00274

Rainbow Christmas Lights Necklace N-00273

Rainbow Christmas Lights Necklace N-00273

And you get one more bonus listing, because I was thinking, Christmas and the holiday brouhaha tends to drive people a little crazy, right?  Sounds like the perfect occasion to wear a Straitjacket Hoodie to me!  And then I found this fabric:

Christmas Drives Me Crazy Straitjacket Hoodie - Made to Order - Christmas In July

Christmas Drives Me Crazy Straitjacket Hoodie – Made to Order – Christmas In July

Click on the pic to order your own custom made Christmas Drives Me Crazy Straitjacket Hoodie!  I only bought enough fabric to make one, and it was on clearance so I can’t guarantee I can get more.  Just imagine your family’s reaction when you wear it to your holiday celebration!  I’m disappointed I live too far away from my family to spend the holidays with them, or I’d make one for myself!

I also put up a photo album on my Facebook page with all the fabric I currently have in stock and available to make Straitjacket Hoodies, so go there and see if any of them strike your fancy.  I’m working on the ones that were claimed as perks in my IndieGoGo campaign, and finally have all the materials I need to make them.  Plus I’m trying to get my backlog of products up in my Etsy shop, finish my homework, clean my studio, and take care of wedding stuff.  No rest for the wicked, they say, and sometimes I think I must be really bad!  😛

Restraint

So what is this nifty new item that I saved for last, the fiftieth of my 50 new products in 50 days?

The title is a good hint, but first, let me tell you a little bit about The Cape Radio.  For those unfamiliar, it’s a small internet radio station that caters to players of City of Heroes on the Virtue server.  I’ve been a DJ off and on for nearly eight years, and I’ve seen a lot of players come and go.  I’m constantly amazed by the community we have and I’m happy to have remained friends with several people even after they stopped playing the game.  What makes us such a great community and awesome friends?  Well, we all seem to have at least one thing in common.  We’re all crazy. 😛

I don’t even remember how it started, but when someone new joins the global channel, I greet them with “Welcome to the asylum!  What color/pattern would you like your straitjacket?”  If I’m not there, they’re told to see Wondie for their straitjacket.  We can get any color or pattern we want and people are pretty creative.  I’ve always said mine has flames on it, since my main character and DJ persona, One Hit Wonder, is a fire blaster.

Which inspired me to create the Straitjacket Hoodie.

Straitjacket Hoodie - Front

Straitjacket Hoodie – Front

Straitjacket Hoodie - Back

Straitjacket Hoodie – Back

The straps on the sleeves can be buckled into the bottom row on the back.  The rest are just decorative.  Obviously this isn’t meant to really restrain anyone, it’s just for fun, and is otherwise a functional hoodie.  And of course I can make them in any color or pattern combination.

Want one of your own?  Make a $50 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign by 11:59pm Pacific time June 29th (that’s in about 9 hours!).  After that, we’ll talk… just lie down on this couch over here…

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