I would like to offer Steampunk Postcards, Greeting Cards, and Steamunk Jewelry for Sale in my online shop and I need your help!
I am a widow. I am a mother. I am a grandmother. I'm also an artist.
I create...Steampunk Art, Fairytale Art, Fantasy Tree Art and my own 'signature' Creeper Art.
For more years than I care to remember, I worked for the 'other guy'...long hours, low pay and not much appreciation. In 2004, I decided to 'retire', withdrew the few dollars (I am not kidding...it was a very small amount) in my 401K...took a huge hit for early withdrawal...and bought a computer, a camera, a printer and some art supplies and....I went into business for myself.
I was just getting a good start when my husband was diagnosed with cancer and lost the battle after only one year of treatments, surgeries and fighting the "good fight". On top of losing my husband, I had also lost our life insurance when I 'retired'.
Needless to say, I suddenly found myself alone, broke and in a very dark and depressing place. The direction my art took (since I still needed to create in order to pay the bills) was also pretty dark and depressing. But, through all of that, my 'creepers' emerged to help me through the different stages of grief; my 'melancholy girls' reflected my stages of depression and then hope and finally my 'steampunk girls' emerged with the spunk and determination of one who vows to 'keep on, keeping on'.
Since my current sales cover the basic costs of operating my business with a little left over for bills, I am unable to build on what I currently have in my online Shop.
I put together this Kickstarter project in the hope that I can obtain funds to be able to offer:
Steampunk Art: Postcards and Postcard Sets, Greeting Cards and Greeting Card Sets and some very cool pendants, bracelets and rings in time for the upcoming Holiday Season.
I currently have a shop called Rustic Goth where I offer a large number of different sized prints and a few original paintings but, my inventory is limited because of the costs involved in adding the postcards, greeting cards and Steampunk costume jewelry to my collectors and buyers through my Etsy Shop.
It is my hope to raise $1,000 to use as follows:
24 Designs (25 Count each) Steampunk Art Postcards = $240.00 25 Sets of 10 Steampunk Greeting Cards w/ Envelopes = $250.00 50 Steampunk Art Jewelry ( all the supplies needed ) = $350.00 200 Double Sided Steampunk Art Bookmarks = $ 75.00
Whatever is left will be used to help cover my cost of shipping the rewards with my gratitude.
Since it will take an average of two to three weeks to get the items back from the printer and get all the jewelry findings ordered and received and then it will take another two to three weeks to make the jewelry items, package and send all the rewards...etc...I have opted to run the project for only two weeks.
If I reach my goal, I should begin to have the new items in my Shop within a month. Steampunk Art Jewelry will be added once I have enough pieces created to offer a nice variety, so that may take closer to six weeks.
And...my Backers will be the FIRST to get the Postcards, Greeting Cards and Bookmarks!!
If I exceed my goal, I will also be able to make 2013 Steampunk Art wall calendars available.
I guess if it's 'meant' to be....it will.....If not....well...then I won't be offering these cool new items in my Shop this fall:)
The images used in my video are just a few of the Steampunk Art images that will be used in the postcards and greeting cards.
The music in the video is titled, "Alchemists Tower".
Of course! I will begin sending all rewards as soon as I get them from the printer and you are more than welcome to let me know which images you prefer on the cards and the jewelry item(s). If you don't let me know what you prefer, I'll choose a 'random' selection!
pledged of $1,000 goal
seconds to go
Sep 4, 2012 - Sep 18, 2012 (14 days)
Pledge $1 or more
A 'shout out' and thank you on my Facebook page. Every little bit helps!!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $5 or more
One Steampunk bookmark with a different image on each side and one Steampunk postcard, plus a 'shout out' and thank you on my Facebook page.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $10 or more
One Steampunk bookmark and Two Steampunk postcards, plus a 'shout out' and thank you on my Facebook page.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Four Steampunk postcards (or Greeting Cards) and One Steampunk bookmark, plus a 'shout out' and thank you on my Facebook page.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Four Steampunk postcards, Four Steampunk Greeting Cards, One bookmark plus a 'shout out' and thank you on my Facebook page.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
One piece of Steampunk Art Jewelry, featuring a small image of one of my 'Steampunk' prints encased in resin on a very cool pendant, ring or bracelet...you choose what image and what item you want, plus a 'shout out' and thank you on my Facebook page. International backers-please add $5.00 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
One set of twelve Steampunk postcards, One set of ten Greeting Cards with envelopes, One bookmark, One piece of Steampunk jewelry of your choice, plus a 'shout out' and thank you on my Facebook page and on my website. International backers-please add $5.00 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
One set of twelve Steampunk postcards, One set of ten Greeting Cards with envelopes, Two pieces of Steampunk jewelry and one bookmark. And YOU.. as my newest Steampunk character, plus a 'shout out' and thank you on my Facebook page and on my website. **Note = You will need to send me a photograph of you that I can turn into a caricature likeness to be able to use in a signed 8"x10" Steampunk Art print featuring YOU as my latest Steampunk character. ***Post-Note = I will be able to send All Rewards, except the Steampunk Art print of You, in November 2012. Since this will be my busy season, I will have to work on the new characters as time permits, so I am asking until February, however, I doubt if it will take that long. International backers-please add $10.00 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013