*** I ADDED NEW REWARDS : SETS WITH WOOD CASE!***
Have you ever dreamed to play your own silver ocarina in a ballroom? Or simply wear a real full-scale-playing ocarina as a real precious silver pendant jewellery? And most of all, a fully metallic ocarina inspired by Zelda : Ocarina of Time?
If you are a musician who appreciate the best quality of the sound while searching for an exceptional instrument, these precious metal ocarina flutes are for you! If you have to find a necklace to match with your dress, why not take an ocarina with you?
There is a lot of reason to make elegant jewellery ocarina flutes made from pure silver, copper and bronze. Playing music since I was 10 years old, I am an experienced flutist and cellist, I always focus on best sounding quality blended with aesthetics.
I want to make metallic ocarinas inspired by the game Zelda : Ocarina of Time using copper, bronze and white copper. I keep sterling silver for sopranino pendants because it's very very expensive.
My first pure silver ocarina next to a 6-sized ring (the finish of my future silver ocarinas will be smooth and clean) :
Same ocarina with a white clay prototype for my elegant silver ocarinas style :
Who am I?
My name is Caroline and I'm an ocarina maker from Canada. My last Kickstater project was a real success (Zelda : Ocarina of Time replicas - complete ocarina set) and I want to create precious metal ocarinas and dragon flutes.
What are Dragon flutes?
It's a sculpture of a dragon but it's also a fully playable ocarina! I plan to make dragons using bronze, natural copper and white copper. Here are some examples of my sculpting skills :
Why do I need 2000$?
Even if I have the skills to achieve my goal, I have no material. Making this kind of ocarinas is pretty expensive. The smallest 4-holes silver ocarina will cost me at least $60 to make. Fortunately, copper and bronze cost less. I want to have the right kiln to do the right firings and it cost around $1000. I'll also put gems on top of some ocarinas and put them as the eyes of dragon flutes. I'll also spray a thin coat of non-toxic varnish on all ocarinas (but not the silver one).
Size comparison of the main rewards :
Example of stones (geolite.com) :
Examples of metal I'll use pictures don't belong to me, it's only to show texture :
Natural Copper :
White copper :
List of minimum material :
- kiln ($1100)
- precious metals ($570)
- Pans and charcoal ($100)
- Stones ($140)
- Food-safe varnish spray (to avoid rusting)
Each Soprano and sopranino (including silver ocarinas) are made using this model (the white one) with english fingerings :
- Each alto has approximately the same shape but with transverse fingerings (will be bigger)
- 12-holes alto with transverse fingerings, same shape than this one I made from my last Kickstarter project but maybe without Zelda belt :
- The two replicas will be bigger than altos and will be"left handed" (like link in the game) but will have right-handed english fingerings for more playability.
- Dragons will have zirconia eyes and you decide which metal you want (bronze, white copper, natural copper) and I'll write your name or nickname on it's belly
- Add $5 per each additional zirconia
****Each ocarina will come with a cord necklace but if you want silver/gold chain just ask it and add the amount to your pledge (you cannot select 2 pledges but if you want 2 rewards you can ask me too)**** gold/silver chains price coming soon
Thank you :)!
Risks and challenges
Time : It is not a problem for this project. I finished my last project one month after the ending but it was because I had to fire each ocarina 3 times! (clay, glaze and metal lustres) And the kiln was not available all the time. To achieve this project I'll have my own safe kiln at home, with no risk of fire and I only need one firing per ocarina.
Goal : I am here to experiment a new way to develop my sculpting and ocarina making skills.
I think the most difficult thing will be the making of each ocarina. The good part is I can restart again my current ocarina without drying problems if I am not satisfied...until I fire it!
Availability of products : I have found a supplier for all materials in my country with free shipping and one week delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (40 days)