So, a coworker's son's girlfriend makes origami lucky stars. Thinking they are a) awesome and b) would be really cool to make jewelry out of, I bought... oh... 750 of them. In the lot were a bunch of stars made with Ben 10 paper. Now, I happen to know Paul Eiding, who is Grandpa Max's voice actor, so I thought it would be cool to make up earrings and offer him a pair or two. I made seven pairs of earrings with the stars in my assortment, and he picked out a pair for his wife. I sent him the stars that were mismatched, too, and put the remaining six pairs up for sale on my Etsy page.
Just before the holidays, he contacted me, wanting to know if he could buy however many I could make to give away as trivia contest prizes at a convention in Australia after the new year. I quickly contacted my coworker, and got my hands on 24 more stars. Thus, the mega lot was born: nineteen pairs of earrings, and another handful of loose stars that didn't have friends.
I hope these go over well at the convention. They were really fun to make!