Mardi Gras Throws
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is going to be VERY different than it has in years past. I remember, last year, dancing and walking through the French Quarter and making my way into the Marigny to visit friends before heading back....all while in a costume! This was shortly before the pandemic blew up in our faces. For 2021, there will be no scheduled parades and most people will not experience the fun and excitement that comes with Carnival season. However, New Orleans NEVER gives up! The city's residents pulled together a "House Float" movement that has taken over!! People are decorating their homes, grabbing inspiration from traditional Mardi Gras parade floats. Just about every neighborhood in the city has at least a few homes signed up, which means that people can drive around and enjoy everyone's creations. This also means that residents have hired artists and other creatives to help them make their decorative dreams come true. People are also hiring artists to create handmade parade throws. Mardi Gras 2021 will probably be the MOST local and handmade it has EVER been and I am truly excited about it!
That all being said, I've been a part of the Handmade Mardi Gras Movement since 2009. My experience creating parade throws that are fun, memorable, and truly sought after make my little creative heart sing! This year, I'm offering up my services to make handmade throws for your little house float shindig! Below is a little snippet of things I've created in the past and how much they would cost you, as well as a button to make an order.
IMPORTANT: If you are interested in any of the items below, read each description carefully, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know QUANTITY. You can also leave a note in the PayPal payment with that information. If you'd prefer me to send you an invoice, let me know.
Orders accepted until January 20th
Delivery on or around February 1st.
MAGNETS: $3.50 each
I've been making magnets for parade throws since I started in 2009! These days, I'm mostly doing marbled magnets or hand-drawn fleur de lis magnets on old newspapers. I actually had a few girls follow me on a parade route one year, just to make sure that their friends got a magnet as well.
Important note: these magnets are made with GLASS cabachons so they are not meant to THROW. They can be handed off to people or delivered to them in a safer manner than tossing. I walk in the parades I'm in so these are usually cute "throws" that people can actually use.
I am only making 150 of these guys, so if you want any, NOW is the time to order.
PAPER BEAD NECKLACES (25 per order - no singles): $105.00
I create paper beads for Mardi Gras via the pulp method. They originally look like a bunch of small, gray-ish round rocks, but when I'm done with them....colorful paper beads with glass seed bead accents! I can paint them a variety of colors or if you just want purple and green beads, I can do that too. Each necklace will be approximately 16 inches.
Since they are paper beads, you should be aware that although I seal each bead, they are NOT waterproof. They are water RESISTENT, which means they can get a little damp. They are not meant to be submerged in any liquid.
PRICING: (SOLD IN BATCHES OF 25 ONLY. I am only selling these necklaces in batches of 25 because it is not cost-efficient for me to sell them individually)
* Due to time constraints (Mardi Gras is February 16th y'all), I am only making 100 of them this year.
PAPER BEAD NECKLACE - SCULPTURE: $300.00
Looking for a large Mardi Gras necklace sculpture? I got you covered!
The sculpture that's pictured is approximately 4 feet long (as a "necklace"), up to 8 feet long (as a long string of beads).
Each bead is about 4 - 5 inches in diameter and spray painted. Can be sealed for indoors or outdoors.
Due to time constraints, I only have availability to make 5 of them.
$300.00 is the price for the size mentioned above. If you'd like something bigger, contact me and we can discuss a price adjustment.