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April 01, 2022
Wow, it's been over 4 years since I started this dildo making journey and I figure now is as good a time as any to take thing in a new direction. We've pretty much made every dildo design I could think of, so it was time to move on. Now instead of making dongs I think we'll be making...THINGS TO HOLD YOUR DONGS!
Aw hell yeah! Do you have too many dongs and struggle for a way to properly display them? Do your need a fancy way to show off your fancy friends? Well you're in luck, friend! We here at Strange Bedfellas have finally designed a product to meet your weirdly specific needs!
These beautiful dragon hands cast in sparkling resin are exactly what you need to tell the world "Hey, look at the best dang dong in my collection!"
Wait...you're telling me people would actually probably rather we just keep making dongs, not things to display them? You say most people don't actually display their beautiful dildos for all the world to see? A lot of people actually hide them away so as not to advertise to the world how much they love weird shaped, stunningly sparkly hunks of silicone? Hmm...well, that sort of complicates things, I guess...
Okay, I guess we'll stick with what we do best and keep on making dongs. But we did make a batch of 4 of these Helping Hands just in case someone out there reeeeally wants to show off their stunning dongs (or whatever other cool things they have that will fit in these hands).
Ah, okay, you got me. This was just a silly little joke. We're not really going to stop making our beautiful dildos! But we definitely did make a set of these Helping Hands because we thought they'd be cool and kinda fun. These will be in the shop at noon on Saturday April 2nd! They are a limited run and are all numbered as such. They are $250 for a set because they were a LOT of work to make!
These were designed by me (Meesh) and sculpted by a friend/co-worker of my husband's, Thomas Guillory (nevermind3d - https://www.artstation.com/nevermind3d). We printed them and made some big ass molds for them. Each pair is cast in Smooth Cast 326, a urethane resin made by Smooth-On. They're full of shimmery mica, just like our regular toys! I then took acrylic paint and hand painted all the jewelry on the hands. Each set has a different colored set of jewelry to make them more unique. They were all washed in purple acrylic ink in an attempt to get some of the details to stand out (the wash worked better on the green and light blue pair than the red and purple). We sprayed a layer of acrylic spray across the hands to protect the pairnt. Some very cool friends of ours were willing to laser etch the wooden plaques for us, then we varnished them. Lastly, my husband bolted the hands down so that they are securely fastened to the boards and BOOM! Helping hands!
These hands were designed to sit flat on a shelf or table. They are balanced pretty well! We tested them with a variety of sizes of toys and they never tipped over.
Their approximate measurements are:
Height: 6.5 inches
Width: 9.5 inches
Depth: 8 inches
These are NOT intended to be hung on the wall! If they fall they could be damaged easily!
This is more or less how we tested them and how we imagined them used. But you could put anything in there! Well, anything that will fit. They're pretty rad little sculptures! I know they're pricey, but it's because we put a lot of work and materials into them. They are works of art and I hope people will see them as such.
Okay, there are definitely some things to be aware of with these sculptures.
1) THESE ARE NOT INTENDED TO GO INTO YOUR BODY! Please do not put them into your body, they are NOT SAFE for that! These are made of urethane resin, which should NOT GO INTO YOUR BODY! NOT BODY SAFE! PLEASE DO NOT!
2) They are currently a little smelly. The varnish we used on the wood is still a little stinky, though that will decrease with time. For now, they should be put in a well ventilated place so that your home doesn't end up smelling too much like varnish. I would have liked to let these sit longer before shipping them, but we had to RACE to get them done and there just wasn't time.
3) I don't believe there should be any problem with silicone touching the acrylic spray we coated these in, but just to be sure I recommend placing a bit of cloth between the toy you're displaying and the hands themselves. This is recommended out of caution! We've had toys in contact with them without any issue, but I'd much rather play it safe and not ruin a nice toy. Now, if you want to display something that's not going into your body, you probably don't need to be so careful. The spray we used is the same thing we coat our master sculpts with, so it's not something silicone hates.
4) Though we made the claws as blunt as we could, there is still a possibility that if they press into super soft or soft silicone they can do some damage. Medium and firm are much safer, but still exercise caution when pressing toys up against the claws for an extended period of time.
We'll have 4 sets of Helping Hands for sale on Saturday April 2nd at noon CST! Here's a preview of them all!
Some from the front
and some from the back!
Where did this idea come from? Well, back when I first told my dad about my business (not terribly long ago), the conversation was kind of...awkward. But by the end of it he was excitedly pitching me ideas of things I could make! One of them was something he called "Give Me a Hand", which he imagined as a silicone hand mounted to the wall that you could put a dildo in for display. Well, for a few reasons that wasn't quite something we wanted to make...but it was a fun idea! So I took that idea and designed something a little easier to make and that would probably hold a bigger variety of shapes and sizes. And thus the Helping Hands were born!
This project was a lot of hard work, but we had fun with it. I'd love to make more editions of them if people actually like them (and can afford the hefty price tag). Mostly I hope y'all enjoy this fun little project!
November 23, 2022