Saturday, 17 December 2016
Anodised Aluminium Necklaces: See How They're Made!
I felt as though I hadn't really done all that much to talk about the anodised aluminium necklaces I'm offering to supporters, not least how I make the things. Since it's even harder to describe than it is to do, here's a video by Alex Carter (Lexica Films) about the design and how it's made!
If you're interested in a necklace of your very own to commemmorate the publication of Ten Little Astronauts, you can put in (or upgrade) a pledge right here on the Unbound site. That entire reward level (the necklace, two signed paperbacks, the audio collection, and an ebook version of everything I've ever published) is £75, while the necklaces alone go for £90 at craft fairs. That's £15 cheaper for the privelege of getting a whole lot of extra stuff, including Ten Little Astronauts itself!
The other advantage of going for the pledge over an off-the-shelf necklace, as the video says, is that I can make them to order. I get my aluminium links online from Beadsisters, so if you'd like to see the entire range of colours I have to work with, you can check out this page right here. Provided it's on that exact page (Anodised Aluminium - 1.00mm) and it has an actual id of 5.2mm (you'll most likely have to scroll to the bottom), I can weave this chain with it. If you see a colour you like but don't know if it's the right size, just let me know the code listed under the image and I'll let you know if it's an option. That said, almost every colour is available in every size, so chances are it will be!
Also, if you're looking for a particularly luxurious last-minute Christmas (or birthday) present for someone, bear in mind that being a pledge for a book, there's no need to wait for these to be delivered! The person receiving this will know that their name will be recorded in all editions of Ten Little Astronauts as a supporter of the book, and that when it goes into print, they'll be getting an extra special reward along with their copy.