OK, see these super cute bracelets? I love them. Loooove theeeem. They are just the right touch of fannishness for me - small but obvious, jangly yet still a little discreet. I don’t wear them every day but I wear the hell out of them in fannish spaces, and they are perfect, and they make me really happy. I bought them all from a woman here at SDCC, and every year I go to her booth (she’s in the 900s, toward the back of the hall, on the left if you are facing the back wall - you can’t miss her).
I have always wanted a Klaine one. Always.
And now we’re in our last year, and I really want one before I go so that I can keep it as a beloved token, and the woman who makes them isn’t going to do it (I have discussed it with her and she has no interest), so to hell with it.
If there’s interest, we are going to make our own.
What I want to do: find 6 different beloved fanartists who would draw something that would translate well to a 1” button. In the perfect world, these fanartists would collaborate, so that we get a range of images and not, like, 6 different bowties or whatever.
If you help me find the artists, I will buy the button-maker (anybody have one and want to be in charge of button production?), front the money for the supplies, do the production, and sell them (at the barest cost of materials+shipping; this is not a money-making venture, but it also feels like it could turn into a money pit) to anybody who wants one.
I just… IDK, this is a thing I want to go out with. I want one to keep, because these that I have make me really happy. And my guess is that I’m not the only one?
- Would you want one of these? Is there some weird thing about these that makes them appealing only to me, or am I totally right and these are cute as a bracelet made of 6 buttons? :D
- Will you hit my ask to recommend fanartists I should ask?
Is this a just-me thing? Or should I proceed to find people and try to make it happen? (Or should I sink hundreds of dollars into this project for one button bracelet that is just mine NO THAT IS A TERRIBLE IDEA.)