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    octopus interest check!

    I've always been in love with octopi, I think they're really cool and the way they look is seriously neat.

    Would anyone be interested in polymer clay jewelry of these little guys? Hand painted and sculpted of course, I was thinking rings, bracelets and armbands to start since those are relatively small.

    Then probably branching out into larger pieces like necklaces.

    Whatcha think?

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    Yuss! I love octopi... and Cthulu!

    Favorite octopus video EVAR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5DyBkYKqnM

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    Ooooooo! Love octopuses! I have a steel or some kind of metal octopus ring and I love it.

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    octopus interest check!

    Im a total octo-freak, i just love em! I once had this tiny black and white striped octo-baby slowly crawl over my hand while snorkeling , it was so tiny and gentle and just slowly slid over my hand with its tiny tentacles wrapping and releasing around my fingers, it was so small it could fit into the palm of my (rather small) hands , i wantsss eeet!
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    octopus interest check!

    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu View Post
    Yuss! I love octopi... and Cthulu!

    Favorite octopus video EVAR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5DyBkYKqnM
    Im a bit of a Cthulhu lovecraft freak as well !

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    I would love an Octo ring! or if you had a cool design for them!

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    octopus interest check!

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    Something like this maybe, but small enough for a ring would be nice. Or maybe an octopus design carved into cameo for something a little more classic victorian pirate mermaid

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    octopus interest check!

    That's exactly what I was thinking actually! A tiny octopus hugging onto the finger. I've been messing around with sculpting directly into a ring mandrel.


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    Octopuses (octopodes, octopi) are my second favorite animal! I'd probably buy something from you.

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    octopus interest check!

    Good to hear! So currently they're going to run about 20 dollars, hand sculpted and painted. Is hat something people think is reasonably price or should I make them cheaper?

    The upside with the 20 or 25 dollars ones is that each one will be one of a kind and hand sized for you. No one else will have exactly the same piece.

    However, he price is liable to eventually go up, and I'd I simply made one and then caste a them in resin, I could send out a ton for 10 or 15 dollars.




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    octopus interest check!

    I think its reasonable, depending on how much shipping will be. Or if it's inclusive in the price. That's only if you actually plan on shipping overseas though.

    I think you should charge according to the amount of materials used at first, and then later work on a standard price that should cover all your expenses and allow for a decent return.

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    if I had an octopus arm band that would be the best accessory for a merman

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    octopus interest check!

    I'm working on it! Haha.

    Got a couple armband prototypes in the works, some new chest pieces and gills. Get ready!


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    I concur an octopus arm band would be AMAZING!!
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    octopus interest check!

    Okay quick opinion check then! Rigid octopus armband , soft armband, or a combination of the two?


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    I would love either, but will they be adjustable? I have tiny bird bones and, as such, most people's bracelets and watches fit my upper arm.
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    octopus interest check!

    I feel the bird bone-I-ness. I'll either make them in sizes or with a way to make them adjustable. That's why I was thinking soft foam cause that would allow an elastic to be threaded through all of it and attached to the arm of the person.

    I'll play around with it!!


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    I would be so interested in possibly getting an armband!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MermanZen View Post
    if I had an octopus arm band that would be the best accessory for a merman
    I have one of those

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    octopus interest check!

    Omg Dan I love that!


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