This project is to support the evolution of new new techniques and the development of new jewelry lines fo RavenWorks in Portland, ME
RavenWorks has been creating unique jewelry designs since 2006. Since the start jewelry artist Carrissa Larsen has worked hard to maintain an individual style, and evolve her range of jewelry techniques, to be able to offer a wide range of one-of-a-kind degins.
RavenWorks has strived to maintain a presence in its home town of Portland, Maine, and further, from selling at local art shows and festivals, setting up on the streets of the Old Port during cruise ship season, hosting home parties and trying to build an online presence.
Recently RavenWorks has been developing a line of custom horsehair jewelry under the name Equine Dreams, for people who are passionate about their horses. One of my goals is to take this even further with new materials and designs. Moving this line into aa more high-end direction will include creating castings for rings and custom bezels for embedding horsehair.
Another line in the works is wire weave animal pieces. This will be an extensive line, including many varieties of animals, such as cats, dogs, horses, monkeys, and so on - even fantasy animals such as dragons. Right now preliminary designs are being done in copper wire, but with funding I hope to be able to do them in precious metals.
My project is to aid in the completion of my two new lines in time for the Holiday season craft shows, so that my jewelry can gain maximum exposure during the Holiday buying season. In order to execute this plan I will need the following:
$500 Registration fees for high end Holiday Season craft shows
$300 Recondition and expand booth set up to better display new jewelry items and existing lines
$500 New equipment and supplies for producing signifigant inventory of new jewelry lines in time for Holiday shows. Most of this is for casting equipment that I don't currently have to produce custom bezels
$200 Incidental fees and expenses, including Kickstarter fees
It takes many elements to make dreams happen, but with time and effort RavenWorks has already come a long way, and with a little push it can continue to go even further. Thats where generous backers, who believe in supporting independant artists, come in.
This site offers a great opportunity for independent artists to keep fueling their creativity. However, once a goal is set, it must be acheived within the time period set, or none of the funds get received. The great thing is that once the goal is met, there is no limit to how much fantastic backers can continue to give.
In order to acheive my goal I'm offering some really great rewards, including the chance to have custom pieces created in your vison. So, whether it be $5 or $500, every contorbution is appriciated and will receive my personal thanks and sincere gratitude.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,500 goal
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Jun 17, 2012 - Jul 17, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
$1 or more gets you a little piece of my heart, an handwritten thank you card and a great big thank you on our Facebook page and TwitterEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A pair of earrings of your choice, from available RavenWorks inventory, in sterling silver or 14k goldEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Bracelet of your choice from RavenWorks new Equine Dreams lineEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
LOCAL BACKERS ONLY - In celebration of the Equine Dreams line, I'm offering a very special reward to local Backers - a 30 minute private lesson on my super sweet horse Hurley, at an indoor riding arena, with a short trail ride to follow. Waiver will be requiredEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Custom bracelet or two sets of earrings (with reasonable material limits) from RavenWorks, or the Equine Dreams horsehair lineEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Wire weave pendant in sterling silver or 14k gold from a select offeringEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Wire weave pendant, bracelet and one pair of earrings from a select offering of designsEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $750 or more
Custom animal design wire weave pendant in your choice of sterling silver or 14k gold wire, with your choice of stones (exluding precious gems)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
Custom wire weave pendant in your choice of sterling silver or 14k gold wire, with your choice of stones (exluding precious gems) and custom bracelet and and earrings or ring (reasonable material limits)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012