Thursday, April 10, 2008

Brief Jerky - the real story!




It's been almost a year now since unveiling our first pair of Brief Jerky! Since that day, Brief Jerky has developed an online persona of his own. In fact recently his publicist faxed us a request for a bigger trailer and an appearance in an upcoming Sci-Fi Fantasy movie, but that is another story.


We had joined Etsy in February of '07 and five weeks later began selling. Thing were slow as we didn't really have an established niche for our "artistic" form of shenanigans. We unveiled Colon Pal and things begin to get pretty exciting. In May we were approached by Etsy about being an upcoming featured seller. We had often joked about not fitting very well into the "craftmosphere" of Etsy and that maybe we should create something sewn. One late night in the Mixed Species R&D Center the idea was hatched to try and make a pair of underwear out of slabs of dried jerky. To our own amazement we were well versed in this medium. As we appeared on the front page of Etsy as the featured seller we rolled out the first pair of Brief Jerky! The views went through the roof! We had over 10,000 views in five days. This was getting fun. We were contacted by FHM magazine in the UK and made a special faux fur lined pair for them with a bedazzled lightning bolt on the crotch.


From that moment on, it's been Brief Jerky madness. We've even sold a pair but to be honest we like to think of Brief Jerky as a billboard/car wreck that slows traffic enough to stop and gawk at the other goodies in our shop!

Here you'll find our good friend .... Mr. Brief Jerky in all his glory!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6577234

Mixed Species

-Peace n' Bacon Grease-

7 comments:

jessicajane said...

you guys are hilarious...i'd eat the brief jerkies if they were in front of me.

Michele Maule said...

I love your blog.
I love your Etsy shop.
Thank you for making me smile :)

Heather Buchanan said...

Holy smokes! Brief Jerky! I think you've just changed my life.

Nono, make that SAVED my life.

Somehow. I'm sure of it.

Keep being amazing. The world needs more things like Brief Jerky.

Persimmons Gal said...

genius.

AdornmentsbyMilani.com said...

Oh my, your logo is very befitting:) Thanks for taking the time to comment on our etsy thread http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5557172&page=7
Take care!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

I think there are some people here in Crook County that would wear your "Brief Jerky"! LOL What a neat idea! Congrats on your well deserved success!

candypegram said...

that is too funny! i just had some jerky yesteday.