25 April 2010

Progress, and Delays

I am shipping a bunch of completed orders tomorrow and waiting to order more materials. Unfortunately TRL is short of stock on the aluminum colors I need, so I am watching the site like a crazy person to get my next batch as soon as possible. I'll update this post as soon as I can order, and then I will be mailling like mad to get everyone their lanyards/neckties/bracelets/various shiny things!

I may also have a large project headed my way. I can't talk about it just yet, but if it goes through I will post pics and info sometime in September. Fingers crossed. ^_^

Cheers all.

UPDATE: Good news! Materials for all current projects have been ordered. The lanyards may look a little different - I ordered saw cut rings for some of the aluminum colors, and TRL is trying a new anodizing method on their black rings. If they just don't look right I will wait until the normal machine cut rings are back in stock. I'm sure they'll be great, however, and you will (hopefully) enjoy the saw cut rings. I'll update again when the shipment arrives. Until then, I will fill as many orders as possible with the supplies I have on hand and spend the rest of my time expanding my Etsy store, which is long overdue for more products.

UPDATE UPDATE: Supplies have arrived! I spent my lunch break today checking and labeling inventory and I'm moving on to play a grueling game of Catch-Up with my commission list. Thank you all for being patient! <3

11 April 2010

Current Commission List

**Pwatts: All black and red/black and blue/gold**
**NotHanz: green/black and red/black**
**ProjektSoul: turquoise/black**
**Geek Chic Matt: violet/silver w/ belt clip**
**Danicia: pink/violet**
**LThanda: green/blue/yellow/silver (vertical?!)**
**Tek: bronzeAA/titanium**
++Chaosisorder: pink/black++
**Wormdundee: green/purple (4:16 ratio)**
++Warthen: red/black (half solid red, half solid black)++
**Steel Fire: titanium/redAA/black niobium (Byzantine)**
**Ricter: solid green**
**Nomad: flattened steel/blue glow rubber**
**ChibiTzar: black/rainbow**
++Jeff D: copper/black/silverAA++
++freebsdgirl: solid pink++
++Netcrusher: Blue/black++
++Djiem: Blue/black++
++PsychoPez: violet/turquoise++
++Pinder: blue/bronze++
++whatzedeuce: purple/gold++
**Michael I: yellow/orange/silver (rush)**
++WAITLIST Locke: red/black/blue++
++WAITLIST JonXP: black/blue/orange++
++WAITLIST Joe L: solid silver(BA)++

**Xevo: black/greenEPDM pirate band**
**NotHanz: Black necktie**
**Jaime: Peacock Blue Niobium/BlackEPDM pirate band**
**Geek Chic Matt: steampunk bracelet**
**Jerry H: green/silver necktie**
**Tek: cobalt blue niobium/glow white stretch gatorback wristband**
**Tek's brother: 16g 3/16" titanium leather cord bracelet**
**Contre: black/silverAA omega dicebag**
**BonnieB: plain dice bag**
**cb: flat steel/blackEPDM and flat steel/greenEPDM pirate bands**
**Jaime: Teal Niobium/blackEPDM (kid size)**
**Beker: blue dice bag, trizantine nickel silver watch chain**
++Mike W: black neck tie++
++Tek: flattened steel wallet chain, ($55)++
**Jana H: silverAA/GreenEPDM pirate band**
++chaosisorder: sunrise necklace in AA++
**Jerry H: blue/turq necktie**
++Contre: black/silverAA omega dicebag (black is primary)++
++rabies: punk scale necklace black rings/silverAA scales++
++notaboyscout: black iceAA dice bag w/ NABS inlay in blueAA ($75)++

DPLowber: 2 pirate bands

Bold = Complete
Italic = Paid
++/++ = Packaged
**/** = Shipped
~~~ = separates batches

Basic prices:
Standard Lanyard = $40
Standard pirate band = $10
Niobium pirate band = $20
d6 cage earrings = $15
Necktie = $200
Custom work = case-by-case basis

05 April 2010

PAX Prime - Already Gearing Up

PAX East was a huge success! Thank you all so much for making it a wonderful weekend. Now that it's come and gone, it is time to focus on PAX Prime back here in Seattle. I am open for lanyard orders. Same rules as last time, but I am reposting them as a refresher and for those of you who are new to KnittedSteel.

Do you want to look as awesome as this guy? I bet you do. It's easy! With that shining sexy lanyard showing off your 3-day pass to the glorious PAX Prime (or any other weekend of happiness you choose to attend), you can look awesome too.

Ordering is simple! Choose your colors, choose your stripes, contact me with what you want and send the total cost via PayPal or cash!

Step One: Choose your colors.
There is a variety of colors to choose from. For $40 you can have one or two colors. Each additional color is an extra $5. If you want a 3-color lanyard, it's $45, 4-color is $50, etc. These lanyards are made of anodized aluminum. They are brightly colored, durable, lightweight and more often than not have zero negative effects on people with metal allergies. Other metals are available, but often times more costly (contact me for prices), less comfortable and have a tendency to tarnish and leave marks on the skin.

Colors below may vary slightly as I have no control over the anodizing process (think of it like a dye lot). Click on the images for the full size, courtesy TheRingLord.com. The second image is bright (silver) aluminum.

Step Two: Choose your stripes.
The lanyard can be given horizontal or vertical stripes. In the image below, you can see a solid (brass, on the left), vertical stripes (blue & yellow on the right) and horizontal stripes (black, purple and silver in the center). If nothing is specified, I will assume you want vertical stripes. Horizontal stripes will be equally sized unless otherwise requested.

Step Three: Contact Me!
I won't know what you want unless you let me know! To order a lanyard, please email me at jules@knittedsteel.net with the following information:
-- Name & Handle (nickname, gamertag, etc)
-- Your choice of colors and stripes
-- Any other questions or requests
-- Your payment option (paypal or cash)

Step Four: Pay Me Please.
Once I receive your order by email I will reply with your total and arrange payment. You will not receive your lanyard until I receive payment in full, no exceptions! I take PayPal in advance of the convention, or cash in person.

These lanyards are not exclusive to PAX! In fact, they are in no way affiliated except that I'll be there and love the community. If you want a lanyard for another event, let me know! I will ship it to you.

If your lanyard becomes damaged, minor repairs are free. If the clip breaks, if the lanyard becomes entangled on something and pulls apart, if a few rings become scratched, I will fix it!

PLEASE NOTE: If you want to receive a lanyard at or before PAX Prime, the deadline for ordering is July 10th.

"I will write you a lanyard testimonial! i love mine and it looks lovely, holds lots of button and doesn't get caught in my hair! Also it is awesome to fiddle with 8)" ~ Morte Portney via Facebook