Last Friday Crown Nine re-opened it's renovated doors and celebrated with a First Friday party. We are all so happy with how everything turned out-- it's a true transformation and we had a blast mingling with all of our new jewelers, supporters, and Oaklanders.
CROWN NINE ONLINE
This month we are putting all of our lovely and talented artists into our online boutique, so now no matter where you are, you can shop Crown Nine. We added some cool features to the website for you social media nuts out there:
- You can add #crownnine or #thisisoakland to your instagram photos and automatically your photos will appear in our website. We encourage you to come check out the store and post away!
- You can pin all of our work via Pinterest with one easy click!
- Tweet + FB Share with one click
Check out our website to see our class schedule!
Hello Dear Backers, Supporters and Friends!
We are SO pleased and touched that you all rallied around our dream and helped us to fund it-- we raised $740 over our goal, and we are going to put those bucks to good use in our community classroom by offering more classes in unique and interesting topics.
We are in the home stretch for our renovations as well-- tomorrow I paint the floor, and over the course of the weekend we will be putting in all our cases and fixtures, and getting the store and jewelry ready for our re-opening celebration on June 1st. We hope that you will be there to celebrate with us!
A quick note to our backers: Right now Amazon should be processing your contribution so you should see it in your bank statement. The first week of June I will be sending everyone who opted for a reward a quick survey that will ask you for key information including shipping addresses for folks who live out of town. Rewards will be fulfilled by the end of the summer.
A thousand thanks!
L O V E + M E T A L
Kate Ellen, Sarah Swell + Christine Aiko Beck
We are so pleased that we have had such positive response from our backers--we are so close to our minimum goal of $2500! Thank you!
I want to take a moment to explain why $2500 is our minimum goal, and why we are trying to raise $3500.
The way Kickstarter works is that we MUST reach our goal to get what has been pledged--if we are a $1 short, we won't get any of your dollars. We set our goal at a low minimum--but with any extra money we are backed (we are hoping to reach at least $3500) we will be using the money to purchase more tools for our students so we can offer classes in unique topics like:
- Mitsuro wax + fabric
- Wire wrapped rings
- Belt buckle casting
- Sand casting
- Stone setting
- Pearl Knotting
- Kitchen Lithograph Printing
The more YOU pledge, the more tools + classes we can offer!
Here are some of the tools we are hoping to purchase for students:
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Pledge $1 or moreYou selected
A big thank you sign in the store with your name saying you helped make a dream come true!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
A pair of sterling silver studs. Handmade by Kate Ellen Metals.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
Two Nail Necklace-- a $60 retail value! Two reclaimed flooring nails on a 14k gold-fill chain by Kate Ellen Metals.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
7 backers Limited (13 left of 20)
Type.Lites Candle-- one of our shop's most popular items. They are soy based with a wood wick and made locally in Oakland. Plus, a pair of sterling silver studs handmade by Kate Ellen Metals.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or moreYou selected
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
Your own custom initial sterling silver necklace by Kana Jewelry by Christine Aiko Beck. We'll ask you which initial you want, and voila!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
5 backers All gone!
Sarah Swell Sterling Silver Crystal Bullet necklace (no diamond) on a 16" flat cable chain (a $115 value!).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $125 or moreYou selected
Set of 9 stacking silver hammered rings by Kate Ellen Metals OR a pair of Birch Earrings in brass with sterling silver.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or moreYou selected
Golden Constellation Stackers. A set of 5 hammered stacking 14k goldfill rings with small nubs of 14k gold by Kate Ellen Metals, made to order ( a $210 value!).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
NEW! Get THREE slots in any of our jewelry classes in 2012 including materials. Either come attend 3 classes, or attend with a buddy or two! Class schedule will be published in June for you to make your selection. This reward is transferable (you can give it to someone as a gift).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $400 or moreYou selected
Your own private party and jewelry class at Crown Nine. Pick a class of your choice, pick a date, and invite 5 friends to attend for an afternoon of fun! We'll have gourmet snacks, drinks, music, and great activities for your group. This reward is transferable (you can give it to someone as a gift).Estimated delivery:
- (15 days)