Thursday, July 18, 2013

My Custom Finds: Star Wars

Comic Con starts today, and while I've never attended, I thought it would be a great idea to see what a few Etsy shops had to offer featuring a popular theme:  Star Wars!   Here are my Top Ten Finds for customizable items.

1.  I always believe if you want your kids to love the things you love, you have to start early.  This Intergalactic Princess Bun Hat by alimatkwo can be made for your little princess starting for 0-3 mos to a 7 yr old.  I don't know about you, but I'd love to see a newborn wearing this cute hat.

2.  Another cute item for the kiddies is this adorable C3PO inspired dress by Christine at ChrisCrossCraftsEtsy.  The waistband on the dress is just perfect.  This shop also has a version for R2D2.  Visit her shop to see more. 

3.  For a married couple, this custom R2D2 ring holder is just over 3" big and perfect for an anniversary gift.   Aphrodite's Canvas applies R2s image just above the couple's name and wedding date.

4.  If you're going to the convention, then you may have already found The Urban Cloth's custom Obi Wan Kenobi/Jedi costume.  The comfortable oversized hood completely hides the wearers identity, just like in the movie.

5.  These Stained Glass cabinet inserts by Donna at Terraza Stained Glass are perfect for the man-cave of any Star Wars lover.  It features that famous Mos Eisley cantina scene, right before the audience meets Han Solo!  Yeah, I'm a Han Solo fan.  This cool and beautiful piece can be made into any size necessary. Although doors are not included, you can get this framed.

6.  My Tiny Tot Creative has these adorable personalized graphic art prints.  This one is made for your little stormtrooper, but this shop also has prints for Yoda and Darth Vader.

7.  You can't be a Jedi Knight (or a Sith Lord for that matter) without your own lightsaber.  Carrie & Matthew at Tweedle Geeks use similar techniques that prop masters use to make these custom, elegant hilts.

8.  These His and Hers rings are perfect for the Star Wars loving couple.  The design by Chelsea at Swank Metalsmithing incorporates the Death Star and includes the famous lines from the movie, "I love  you" and "I know".  Visit the shop and ask about your custom rings.

9.  This Star Wars caricature by  Jimmy at mccillustrator is for the entire family.  The artist works with you the entire way to create this fun sci-fi scene.  You send in your photos and will receive a sketch for approval before the real artwork begins.  Totally worth it.

10.  While this isn't exactly a custom item, I thought it was too cool to leave out.  This  Death Star clock, made from an upcycled record, is by Lindsay at LProducts.  It takes one AA battery to run and you'll have your own Death Star countdown in working order.   She also made her a Princess Leia dress out of duck tape!  Check it out and visit her shop to see this awesome clock and other Star Wars items.

Aren't these custom finds awesome?  I even jumped onto the Comic Con bandwagon, without even realizing it!  This 8x10 custom painting was made for a Star Wars fan.  He gladly went up against Darth Vader. 

These are just items that I found, but there are more.  Visit my little comic con world to see more of my finds.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

My Custom Requests

Etsy recently introduced a new way for sellers to show that they take custom orders.  With this new feature, you're able to communicate with the potential shopper so they can ask questions and you can get all the details you need. Once everything is all ironed out, you can create a private listing just for them.  With a "private" listing, no one but the shopper can buy or even see the listing. 

Unfortunately, you're only allowed to upload one picture at this time, so make it a good one.  If a picture isn't possible, most Etsians use "reserved listing" or "custom" signs specifically made for their shop like below. 


Here's mine.  Did I go too far?

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