Thursday, November 20, 2008
Have you guys ever heard of this website? There are billions of customization websites (that is where you can use your own designs to make professional looking products); cafepress is one that you may be familiar with. However, I was just playing around the other day and I realized zazzle allows you to customize your own shoes, skateboard decks, mugs... so many things! The best thing is the amount of choices you have; if you have an image or a graphic, you can upload it to the zazzle, or you can browse through the uploads of a ton of other people. Even though I never wear shoes (ever), these mock-ups of berrysprite keds mini slip-ons have me drooling! You can customize them all the way; choosing the insole and lining, even the stitching and binding! As you can see, I'm especially fond of the polka dots! One of the best things is you can sell your designs; for every product purchased by someone else you get a small percentage of the sale (but you set the price for the product, and that price determines how big your cut is). The mini slip ons start at $60, but considering that many brands of shoes cost more than that, and this is after all, your own design, it's well worth it I think, especially if you wear shoes a lot :) I'm not sure how much shipping is, or if there are any hidden fees; I basically just stumbled on the site again recently.... just thought I'd share for all you artists out there!