OK girls, it's time to fess up, how many of you have harbored dreams of Roller Derby stardom? I know I have. There is something so bad-ass about the women who Whip It. There seem fearless, fierce, and wild. At one time or another we have all wished we had a place to go, a secret life, where we were strong and powerful, where we had the camaraderie of kindred spirits, where we could let off some steam. We may never actually have the guts to do it, but we can all dream of a night of Roller Derby action. If you haven't seen it, you need to have a girl's night where you order up Drew Barrymore's Whip It (2009) on your Netflix, and live vicariously. I promise you will love it, Ellen Page is brilliant and it is a girl-power fest.
Redhead Rollergirl by Rhoda Perdition on Etsy.
Now that you have a little Roller Derby love-in going on, you will naturally want to have some wonderful trinkets and reminders of the romance. And that's where Etsy comes in to this little story. There is a whole set of fabulous creators that celebrate Roller Derby babes, culture, and fans. Whether you are a Blocker, Jammer, or Pivot, you've got to appreciate some home spun fandom. Here is a Fab sampling of some of my favorite Derby delights.
The Jammin Jewelry
Derby Chicks Rule Brooch in Rainbow by Amanda Whitelaw, Hungry Designs on Etsy.
Silver Roller Derby Winged Skate Necklace by Lauren Grace, Lauren Grace Jewelry on Etsy.
Blue Locket Necklace Roller Derby Queen Vintage Locket by Birds of Oregon on Etsy.
ROLLER DERBY Ring Solid Sterling Silver. Best Derby Accessory, Apart From Your Skates and Protective Gear by Glam Rock Emporium on Etsy.
Rainbow Socks Roller Girl - Roller Skating Scrabble Tile Pendant - Silver Plated Ball Chain Included by Michelle, Creations by M on Etsy.
AWESOME KITSCH ROCKABILLY ROLLER DERBY SKATE NECKLACE by LuliCool on Etsy.
White Resin Roller Derby Love Pendant by Jaime Johnson, Hard Candy Tattoos on Etsy.
Roller Derby Jammer Star BOTTLE OPENER with Keychain 2-1/4 2.25 Green and Black by Amanda Maria Edmonds, amepix on Etsy.
Custom Personalized Pendant - Your Name surrounded by glitter by High Strung Bead on Etsy.
The Blockin Bags
Fuchsia Bird and the Hand Power Skate Tote by Flat Track Revolution on Etsy.
Roller Derby Skates Reusable Natural Cotton Canvas Grocery Tote Bag (Choose Your Ink Color) by Linthound on Etsy.
roller skate clutch - "roller derby disco queen" : hot pink skates on black & white stripes by Kirsten Rangel, Snap Dragon Style on Etsy.
Roller Derby Girl on Girl Action Heads Are Gonna Roll Skating Pinups Cigarette Case or Wallet by SweetHeartSinner Creations on Etsy.
I heart roller derby - Zach Trover for Tinymeat, Wallet by Michael Wood, tinymeat on Etsy.
Roller derby mini messenger bag, mini messenger with pockets, hurt in a skirt, The Falcon by Karen, Zoe's Bag Boutique on Etsy.
Flask - 8oz. - Hell on Wheels - Stainless Steel by Trixie and Milo on Etsy.
Want More? Of course you do! Check out "The Whipin Wearable", "The Pivoting Prints and Painted Things", and last but certainly not least "The Derby Decor" in Part 2 of this post!