Miyu Decay Jewelry amalgamates macabre fineries with varying accoutrements of the Old World.
I create unique jewelry that hearkens to Old World designs, getting inspiration from such places as Scotland, the Berber Tuareg tribe, Japan, the Middle East, India and beyond, combining it with a dark sensibility.
I have recently launched my own jewelry line and am aiming to raise enough funds for necessary equipment and money to develop more products. Currently I have three designs in sterling silver: cufflinks, a bracelet, and a necklace, which has a couple variations. I also have recently designed several necklaces in pewter and brass. I would also like to be able to have specialty stores carry my line but I have been told that I need at least ten items for a shelf and a lower price point.
I own a flex shaft, which is similar to a super duty dremel tool. I have enough files, burs, drills and other smaller tools to do some clean up work and finishing but I am unable to create new products in silver. If I have a torch, I could start making more pieces with the jewelry I have already cast. However I will continue to have my casting done by a professional due to the incredibly high costs required in having and maintaining a full casting studio.
Below is a break down of the funds:
-meco midget torch kit $530
-a basic work bench ranges from $350-500. Having the right height and working surface is really important for maintaining proper posture and full ranged efficiency.
-a mini wax injector ranges from $150-300. I have found that casting my highly detailed skulls is difficult for even a high end jewelry caster. If I can pull my own waxes, clean up the wax positives myself, and then send it for casting, the end product is much better.
-the rest of the funds I will use to make more products, buy more materials and findings, and simultaneously developing my pewter line so that I can offer a more affordable line.
-5% Kickstarter fee will take $125
-Amazon takes about 5% as well $125
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pledged of $2,500 goal
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Nov 19, 2010 - Dec 19, 2010 (30 days)
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Just Batty Package includes the Wee Batty Package AND a sterling silver skull bracelet! This is discounted just for the Kickstarter fundraiser! Full retail of the skull bracelet is normally $250.
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