Help me create a line of fun and unique metal jewelry, accessories, and supplies to give stampers and jewelry lovers more options.
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Giving jewelery artists (and jewelery lovers) more options!
As a lover of all things crafty and homemade, I recently jumped into the world of small business ownership. Two Hoots Gallery feautres high quality, handmade items by Wisconsin artists and crafters. We are only in the start-up phase of this adventure, but I am looking forward to helping these amazing artists grow their hobbies into careers and giving back to my community at the same time!
But as I begun searching and learning more about the variety of amazing items out there, I noticed that jewelery crafters and, more specifically, metal stamping jewelers have very few choices when it comes to pendant shapes and let's not even begin to talk about the stamp options! And so, my journey begins....
My goal is to create a new line of metal charms and pendants in fun and unique shapes, particularly custom designed shapes, (not just circles, squares, and hearts - BORING! I'm talking states, letters, animals, countries, custom cut-outs - the possibilities are endless!) as well as a series of totally different metal stamping stamps and leather stamps with the help of precious metal clay. PMC allows an artist (in this case, me) to shape the clay into whichever design I desire, fire it in a kiln, and end up with pure metal pieces! It's pretty amazing really.
However, to do this on the scale that I imagine and a price that is reasonable, I will need to upgrade my equipment. I have made same charms through the kitchen torch method (to make sure I can actually do what my imagination says I can!) but the process is slow and less than perfect. Any order over 10 pieces would take me longer to make than a full Thanksgiving meal!
This kickstarter project will help me to purchase the equipment I need to take this step in helping artists and crafters around the country (and maybe beyond). Should this project be successful, I intend to purchase a kiln (nothing huge but sufficient for a decent order) and supplies to create templates and inventory.
Everything helps! If you're able to donate, please do! And if you aren't, please pass this on to anyone and everyone who might be interested.
You won't be charged unless I reach my goal by the due date, December 24th, at midnight. At that point, Merry Christmas to everyone involved (those who pledged and those who will benefit in the future). After that date, I'll contact you with info regarding the pieces you want made and any specific requests. Pieces will be finished by February 2012 at the latest, but I will be constantly making them on a first-come, first-served basis.
Keep in mind - this could be an amazing gift for the crafter in your family. You can make the pledge and give them the custom made blanks or make the pledge and give your sweetheart a one of a kind necklace (IOU - since it wouldn't be available until January).
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $1 or moreYou selected
A heart felt thank you and your name immortalized on my facebook, website, and twitter as a wonderful patron of the crafting world! (Plus you'll get fun updates!)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
(All rewards are cumulative, you'll get everything above plus...) A lovely thank you note from me expounding on your generosity that you will definitely want to show off to your friends!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
FOR THE ART LOVER (All rewards are cumulative, you'll get everything above plus...) A necklace of my choice featuring a handcrafted pendant from my brand new kiln (but feel free to let me know what you like).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or moreYou selected
FOR THE ART MAKER (All rewards are cumulative, you'll get everything above plus...) 1 blank metal pieces of your choice for each dollar donated so you can create your masterpieces!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
FOR THE ART LOVER (All rewards are cumulative, you'll get everything above plus...) A necklace and matching bracelet of my choice featuring handcrafted pendants from my brand new kiln (but feel free to let me know what you like).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
FOR THE ART LOVER OR ART MAKER (All rewards are cumulative, you'll get everything above plus...) A pendant that you design (or tell me what to design) that will be featured on my website and named just for you. You could live forever!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
FOR THE ART LOVER OR ART MAKER (All rewards are cumulative, you'll get everything above plus...) 6 months of wholesale pricing on everything on my website or in my etsy store.Estimated delivery:
- (14 days)