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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Need Ideas for Nerdy Friendship/Hemp Bracelets on: April 16, 2013 12:20:43 PM
Hi all,

I am new here Cheesy

I make knotted friendship bracelets in my spare time for fun.

We have a merchant co-op in town so I looked into that. They rent space to people for cheap with no committment. You put your items in your space and you get all of the profit from the items that are sold. It would be $10/month to set up a counter display.

This place brings in a unique crowd:
Someone sells crochet fetuses in a jar
There are lots of two headed taxiderm animals
There are retro video games, clothing and furniture
Once a month the Bronies come in and watch My Little Pony

I was told that if I could make bracelets that feature nerdy things and geeky things (like My Little Pony) they will fly off of the shelf.

Here is my dilema:

Alpha bracelets are difficult (For example:

I am not good at it yet and they are frusterating and time consuming. I would rather knot hemp, bead or make normal patterns rather than alpha bracelets because it is more enjoyable to me.

I love using charms but I can get very few nerdy charms for a bargin. My Little Pony charms don't seem to exist for instance.

I am contemplating using shrink plastic to make charms.

I was also looking at using fabric and a stiffener to make charms. Character prints seem to be too big for bracelets and necklaces. I also cannot get them locally.

I also have some random beads that might sell, like cupcakes and skulls. I also saw a tutorial for seed bead stars that I am going to try.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what might appeal to those group of customers?

I'll attach some files of the bracelets I have made in the past. I would love some feedback on them and some suggestions on what I could do to make them more appealing to the people who shop there.
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