Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Looming for Charity :: Rainbow Loom Dolls, Bracelets or Charms to Sell?

One of my ongoing blog goals is to step-out more with heart.. to bless others just as I have received blessings and to use what little "blog influence" I have to help make the world a better place.

A few local mummy bloggers and I are getting together to make full use of our social media presence, and skills in Rainbow Looming to raise funds for charity. I've never been really good in sewing, crocheting, painting etc. but found that hey, I can actually create pretty cool stuff with Rainbow Loom!! :P I started with Lil Pumpkin about 3-4 months back and it really is a fun way for me to relax, and let out some creative steam away from the computer... while Lil Pumpkin enjoyed making simple bracelets and imaginative patterns {that may or may not work heh} on the loom. Win-win situation :)

For our little charity project {will share more about it in another post}, the total sales proceeds with go fully to a children's charity and we will be be donating the cost, labour and time to make Rainbow Loom creations for sale. Considering that all of us have kids & households to take care of, and a few of us are even working full-time, the time put in is definitely our most precious contribution.

I'll be starting to make the Rainbow Loom creations for sale this week. Previously all my Loom creations were made just for ourselves, family and friends so I've never sold any of them before and was just wondering - what would you buy?

I mentioned before that time is a costly factor, so I want to utilise it wisely {since I'll probably be working late into the night for this}. It'll be a waste to spend too much time and effort on something that someone wouldn't want to buy and would be great if I can get some sensing on what's good to sell, and how much you would pay for it. I checked out Etsy and Carousell for reference, and the price ranges are pretty large! For example, I saw Disney Princess Loom dolls selling for S$6-9 and bracelets from S$3- S$15.

Do note that we will be using only original Rainbow Loom products which have been tested to be free of phthalates, lead and harmful substances and meet US ASTM and CPSIA toy industry standards so it will be safe for the kids' health.

I'm thinking of selling mainly character bracelets, loom dolls and charm rings. Would you be interested in that? Or something else? Do you want to preorder something {you can refer to some things I've made before in the photo above}? Price range for sales is S$3-10 per item.

Let me know in the comments below! :)

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Masshole Mommy said...

The loom craze has come and gone here in the states. I think there are a lot of cool things to make with them, though.

Annie Lim said...

Tinklebell and Elsa bracelets look so cute!

Unknown said...

It takes so much effort to complete a loom creation. I would think the loom character dolls and bookmarks would be popular :) Very admirable of you and Pumpkin to do this for Charity!

Susan said...

Definitely your princess charms!

Unknown said...

Am loving Sofia and Oona!

Ai Sakura said...

Masshole Mommy: it's still pretty strong here! phew :P

Annie: thank you!

Angie: Yeah the loom dolls seem a popular choice!

Susan: Will definitely add that in!

L Lee: Made as a special request from Lil Pumpkin heh

An Apel a Day said...

I need to work with Isaak more. Yes the loom craze is sort of gone here, but Isaak still likes it.

Aroha @ Colours of Sunset said...

ok so I have made fish tail (?) loom bands, and that was hard enough, I have no idea how anyone makes anything fancy out of them!? Very creative! And a great cause too. x Aroha

oomph. said...

for those who may not want to wear a bracelet, i think maybe a key ring or "charm" that could be hooked onto a zipper pull might do well?