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Indie Roller Fri-Yay Surprise

Indie Roller Fri-Yay Surprise

I’m so excited to be taking part in Indie Roller’s Fry-Yay Surprise launch event. Part of the joy is everyone’s taking part a little bit differently. Read on to find out more about the event and what I’ll be offering.

What is Indie Roller Fri-Yay Surprise?

The Fri-Yay Surprise is a launch pad for experimentation. Indie Roller members taking part will create one new product or service to all launch on the same day. The goal is to reach outside our comfort zones, try to new things, and share the fun messy middle of our creative process.

Throughout the rest of May I’ll walk you through a product start to finish. You’ll learn about where I source my materials, the decisions I make along the way, and more about the why and the how.

I even want to bring YOU into the process as well. At key points I’ll be asking for your opinions on which direction I should go.

So join in the fun, I hope you’re looking forward to this as much as I am (though TBH it’s a little scary… in a good way).

What will Team Sikel be offering?

I’ll be releasing a VERY limited range of upcycled toy dinosaur earrings – or hope to be. I haven’t made them yet and they may not all pan out.

There are some brightly coloured, slightly pliable dinosaurs that are completely new to me. I have made a few of the more ‘realistic’ ones before (mostly for myself), but not these varieties. Here are a sampling:

What could possibly go wrong?

  • They could not sit level: not always necessary, but something like those diplodocus/brontosaurus (the long necked ones) would look very odd if they’re tilted forward or back.
  • They could eat my drill bits: this is mostly an issue with more rigid plastics, but I haven’t made earrings from something similar to this before. Who knows how it’ll react to the heat generated by the drill bit?
  • They could easily pull off the eye screws: especially those single-coloured dinosaurs that are a bit pliable. I want my earrings to last, so I’ll have to do a little testing before I put them out there and potentially think of a different hanging method.
  • They might not be comfortable they could be too awkward or heavy to wear.

So get ready to learn about what goes in to making these pre-loved toys into the quirky earrings available in my shop.

Assuming all goes to plan, if you sign up to my new newsletter, you’ll get extra perks on launch day. More info about that closer to the time.

How do I follow along?

All my updates will be on Instagram, so follow me there. I’ll have grid updates, stories, reels, and even a live or two.

To see everyone taking part, check out the #IndieRollerFriYay hashtag.

And if you’re interested in my products or process, or that special launch day offer, sign up for my newsletter.