Thursday, May 8, 2014

Secret Society Sale: Preview and information

The sale will be Friday, May 9th, at 12pm EST (original Dust Bunnies and Handpainted Pipsqueaks), and 1:00pm EST (blind-bagged and Sakura Pipsqueaks).

The shop is here:  https://amanda-louise-spayd.myshopify.com/

Not sure what time this is in your time zone? Try this site with a handy time zone calculator. I am located in Ohio, USA, which has the same time zone as New York City:   http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html



At 12:00pm EST, the BELOW items will be up for sale: 

"The Herald"
Approx 9" tall, minus ears.
Fabric, clay, acrylic, found objects, and stuffed with walnut hulls, hardwood chips, and natural cotton.
$550








"The Guard"
Approx 9" tall, minus ears.
Fabric, clay, acrylic, found objects, and stuffed with walnut hulls, hardwood chips, and natural cotton.
$550







"The Supporter"
Approx 9" tall, minus ears.
Fabric, clay, acrylic, found objects, and stuffed with walnut hulls, hardwood chips, and natural cotton.
$550








"The Acolyte"
Approx 9" tall, minus ears.
Fabric, clay, acrylic, found objects, and stuffed with walnut hulls, hardwood chips, and natural cotton.
$600








"The Initiate"
Approx 9" tall, minus ears.
Fabric, clay, acrylic, found objects, and stuffed with walnut hulls, hardwood chips, and natural cotton.
$550







Handpainted Pipsqueaks on Ceremonial Risers
(two each of green, grey, tan, and purple)
2.25" tall
Urethane resin, acrylic paints, glass eyes. They come with hand-decoupaged wooden blocks (they are not attached). All the blocks are the same, they display different symbols on each side, with a compass symbol on the top.
$95 each

Sorry for the bad photos! I'm having some technical difficulties, better photos will be available tomorrow morning.




At 1:00pm EST, the BELOW items will be available in the shop:



Sakura Pipsqueak,  Edition of 35
2.25" tall, made of light pink urethane resin, with black plastic eyes. Unpainted.
Packaged in plastic polybag with printed header card.
$18 each





Blind-Bagged Pipsqueak (approximately 25 available)
2.25" tall, made of urethane resin, with black plastic eyes. Unpainted.
Packaged in plastic polybag with printed header card, and sealed in an opaque black bag.
The color you get is a surprise - neither I nor you will know what you get until you open it!
$18 each



PLEASE READ the following information!

At the exact time of the sale, the items will appear in the shop. These items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The item is NOT reserved in your shopping cart.  Due to an extremely high volume of people attempting to buy a very small number of items, it may happen that you can make it to check-out, and not be able to obtain the item.  This is kind of a very unfortunate reality of the fact that these are such limited items, and I do understand the frustration that it causes. The online commerce system that I am using (Shopify) is the best that I have so far used, and can currently afford. It, like all online shopping system, has limitations, but I do try to make it as fair as possible for all of my collectors who are trying for a piece.  If you are one of the unlucky ones, I can offer this - I'm going to be continuing to have monthly sales of the Pipsqueaks (one color per month), and in a few months, there will be a large volume of original Dust Bunnies available as part of a show at the end of summer. Good luck!

Shipping prices will be added to these prices. I like to ship my pieces via USPS Priority mail, because they allow fast shipping and order tracking (and optional insurance) at a reasonable price. It is also the lowest priced international option with tracking that I have found.  Pipsqueaks will incur around a $5 shipping and packaging fee (give or take a little), and the originals will be in the area of $15. International orders will be higher, obviously, but I do my best to find the most practical solution. Shipping is just plain expensive, there's no way around it, unfortunately.

There is a limit of one Blind-bagged Pipsqueak, and one Sakura Pipsqueak per customer. I do this to make them available for the widest possible collector base, and to keep people from hoarding ;)  You can buy one Blind-bagged AND one Sakura, just one of each.  Please make sure you choose only one, because if you try to buy more than one your order won't go through!

More "fine print" type shop information can be found at my shop FAQ page, HERE:


Every bit fabric and trim used to make these Dust Bunnies (excluding the stuffing and thread) was taken from a group of very worn antique Oddfellows robes from a lodge in West Virginia. Great care was taken to salvage the fraying, sunbleaching, and other patinas of time on these beautifully aged ceremonial garments.

For more information about the origins of the Secret Society sale, and to learn about the antique robes that ALL of these Dust Bunnies are sewn from, see this post.

9 comments:

  1. Will there be any Dumblebee charms??

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    1. I have to see how many I have - I might have some I can put up!

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    2. Huzzah! Thank you :)
      I'm guessing you sold a lot of them at the Conjuring Mischief show?

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  2. I had a few there, but can't remember. The good news is, I totally forgot I had already made and packaged like 50 of them, so they'll be there at the 1:00 time slot today!

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    2. I got a sakura pipsqueak AND a charm! :D Was hoping to get a pendant too but alas, can't be greedy haha Perhaps I'll turn the charm into a necklace instead!
      Thank you so much for the wonderful creations and congrats on yet another FANTASTIC sale!!

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  3. you are amazing... i love these little guys so much! i can't afford one at this time in my starving-artist life... so i look forward to the day one can arrive in the mail for me! *squee*

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  5. AnonymousMay 19, 2014

    I got a blind-bagged Pipsqueak but I didn't get a confirmation email. I sent you an email about it a few days ago, maybe it went to spam? The subject is "confirmation email".

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