Candles in Production, Printing Under Way!
Hi Beloved Backers!
I'm updating here not so much because tons of new stuff has happened, but just to keep you in the loop since I think about you everyday. You are totally the juice behind my work week!
CANDLES IN PRODUCTION
I am working on molds and working on making candles to fulfill your rewards! Right now I am up to about 80 candles a day but my goal is to get that number up to 500.
I've begun stocking my Etsy shop with candles and will continue to do so as I make new molds and candle sets.
If you haven't filled out your backer reward survey, please do so!
If I haven't sent you your backer reward survey, take comfort in knowing I haven't forgotten you. It is coming soon.
Some of you have been dropped as my backers because you didn't pay up. This is sad. I hope you are financially okay. I don't think you are getting this post in your inbox. XO
PRINTED MATERIALS + PACKAGING
Things are moving a little slower with some of the file preparation than I anticipated but once a few tiny glitches are resolved, the printing press will start rolling.
I recently spoke with Joey Bordenga at Mama's Sauce and he said our stuff (poster + postcard) are going to look so awesome screenprinted and letterpressed. Because the postcard will only be printed on one side, he is going to really press hard so there is no mistaking your postcard for a giclee print!
The postcard will print on Colorplan Citrine paper. Apparently, this is some sexy paper previously only available in the UK.
Washi tape file is all done and I am doing some back and forth with the printer. Who is in China. This is going smoother than anticipated but now I am figuring out how to get the tape here from China. The shipping charge is huge but hopefully I will have some options.
Last night a post went up on Bob Vila's Blog about my shop--cake stands and candle Kickstarter included.
This week, I spotted the top handle of a cake stand in a WSJ piece on a Fresh Pastry Stand customer-- Oat Meals in NYC. You have to have eagle eyes to spot it, but I do. Yeah, this really isn't FPS press, but I am proud of my cake stands!
Right now I am working on getting my candles in front of bloggers who I think will LOVE them. Will keep you posted if anything solid manifests.
I entered my shop in Martha Stewart's American Made contest. On September 7th they will announce the 50-100 finalists out of the 3600+ entries. I'm hoping to be a contender! Below I posted the video submission, edited from my KS video. Again, thanks to Eric Yufeng Zheng for doing the original video and thanks to JS Capalletti for quickly editing the vid down to 1 minute and taking out the KS references.
That's it for now. Really eager to get your rewards shipped off. Will let you know when that happens. XOXOXOXOXO Thanks again!
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Thank you for kicking in a buck! Please pass the word on to a friend how your small contribution totally adds up on Kickstarter! Facebook love coming at you!Estimated delivery:
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REWARDS LITE! To show my appreciation I am going to send you a lovely LETTERPRESS POSTCARD you can tuck in the corner of your dresser mirror to show off your awesome Kickstarter supportage.Estimated delivery:
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SAMPLE SIZE! A very sweet little BEESWAX CANDLE (Kickstarter exclusive!) cast from a 1940's lipstick tube + LETTERPRESS POSTCARD! XO (US Free Shipping. International Shipping + $5 Canada / + $10 Everywhere Else)Estimated delivery:
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COLLECTOR'S SHIRT! Fresh Pastry Stand Beeswax TSHIRT locally printed on American Apparel + LETTERPRESS POSTCARD! (US Free Shipping. International shipping + $13 Canada / + $17 Everywhere Else)Estimated delivery:
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This is a fun reward added at the end of the project. Your choice of the pressed glass vintage goblet pillar or the pressed glass vintage tumbler pillar. Both will retail online in my Etsy shop for $35-38 each, plus shipping. You get one for $35 and no shipping (US only)Estimated delivery:
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VALUE PACK! 5 BEESWAX CANDLES! Small to medium vintage bottle beeswax candles (retail value $8-$15 each) + LETTERPRESS POSTCARD. (US Shipping Free. International shipping + $13 Canada / + $17 Everywhere Else)Estimated delivery:
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ART PACK! All the non-beeswax artsy rewards rolled into one! Fresh Pastry Stand Beeswax TSHIRT locally printed on American Apparel + LETTERPRESS POSTCARD + 17" x 24" 2-COLOR HAND SCREEN-PRINTED POSTER with original artwork (edition of 150) (US Free Shipping. International Shipping + $20 Canada / + $30 Everywhere Else)Estimated delivery:
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GIFT PACK! Cross holiday shopping off your to-do list with this variety pack of small to medium candles. You get my choice of 15 BEESWAX CANDLES! Each will retail between $10-15. And the LETTERPRESS POSTCARD! This reward is available only to US shipping addresses.Estimated delivery:
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MOO PACK! 6 DAIRY BOTTLE CANDLES! 2 Full Pint (Retail Value $30 Each) + 4 Half Pint Vintage Dairy Bottle Candles (Retail Value $20 Each) + T-SHIRT + LETTERPRESS POSTCARD (US Free Shipping. International Shipping + $40 Canada / + $60 Everywhere Else)Estimated delivery:
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VASE CASE! Variety of 7 vintage milk glass vase beeswax candles (Retail Value $231) + T-SHIRT + LETTERPRESS POSTCARD (US Free Shipping. International Shipping + $40 Canada / + $60 Everywhere Else)Estimated delivery:
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COLLECTOR'S PACK! 12" x 17" (42 x 30 cm) ORIGINAL HAND PULLED BLOCKPRINT (signed and numbered by the artist, ultra limited edition of 5) Printed by the artist in Berlin! + Set of Boston Vintage Bottle BEESWAX CANDLE + TSHIRT + LETTERPRESS POSTCARD (US Free Shipping. International Shipping + $20 Canada / + $30Estimated delivery:
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MEGA DEAL! AMBER BOTTLE CANDLE COLLECTION! 4 candles cast from my collection of amber vintage bottles. (Retail Value $148) + GIFT PACK CANDLES! + FRENCHIE CANDLE LINE + T-SHIRT + LETTERPRESS POSTCARD! This reward is available only to US shipping addresses.Estimated delivery:
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ARTIST PROOF! 12" x 17" (42 x 30 cm) ORIGINAL HAND PULLED BLOCKPRINT EXCLUSIVE ARTIST'S PROOF, 1 of 2 (signed & printed by the artist in Berlin!) + VINTAGE POISON BOTTLE COLLECTION + T-SHIRT + LETTERPRESS POSTCARD (US Free Shipping. International Shipping + $40 Canada / + $60 Everywhere Else)Estimated delivery:
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THE CRAZY BIG CANDLE PACK! This includes LASH'S BITTERS, 1/2 GALLON DAIRY BOTTLE, FULL QUART FLORIDA DAIRY BOTTLE, MOXIE NERVE FOOD, OLD JUDGE COFFEE, CASH CHEMIST BOTTLE + T-SHIRT + LETTERPRESS POSTCARD. USA onlyEstimated delivery:
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