Now that you've watched my video, you know a bit more about what I do and my history in sculpture and transition to making jewelry. I've created this kickstarter to help with the switcharoo - turning my sculpture into miniature wearable production jewelry. My goal is to grow Catherine Grisez Jewelry into a viable long-term business that gives back to the community. The funds raised here will cover my costs to attend the New York International Gift Fair, a wholesale trade show where I'll be (hopefully!) taking orders from store and gallery owners around the globe. You wouldn't believe how expensive it is! Just the booth fee is $4000, add to that - shipping my booth display, electrical and table rental, airfare, hotel, food, making the work to bring, etc - well, you get it... I need a lot of capital just to get started. I've estimated I'll need $7500, and I'm shooting for $6000 of that here.
To the right you will notice pledge amounts... I need to reach my goal of $6000 or no money/product changes hands. So please, join in the fun... and tell your friends!
Pick your level of support... here's what you get for your money:
Pledge $22-$44: Prints - jewelry on steroids from my multimedia project, Lick. Choose your favorite and I'll send you a signed print in either 5"x7" or 8"x12" (image ratio/crop may vary depending on print size)
Pledge $70: Gem Earrings - Handcrafted with sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver, and/or 14kt gold fill, semi-precious/precious gemstones or pearls. Approximately 2"-2.5" from top of ear wire to bottom of chain, be sure to specify your gemstone/color preference. amethyst/labradorite version shown on model below. (retail value: $78-$88)
Pledge $100: Gem Necklace - Handcrafted with sterling silver and semi-precious/precious gemstones or pearls. adjustable length between 16.5"-18.5", be sure to specify your gemstone/color preference. ruby/amethyst/labradorite version shown on model below (retail value: $110)
Pledge $165: Gem Necklace and Gem Earrings! Gem necklace and matching earrings as seen above in the $70/$100 amounts. Be sure to specify your gem choice. If you're not into matching, feel free to pick a different gem for each. (retail value: $188)
The following pieces of jewelry are from my pod, drop, and pearl collections. You can see more images on my website
Pledge $118: Medium drop earrings - designed to frame the face in a way that elongates the neck, these look stunning on just about everyone. oxidized sterling silver, approximately 2" from top of ear wire (retail value: $128)
Pledge $178: Double drop necklace - medium oxidized drop combined with large 14kt gold vermeil drop. adjustable necklace length: 19"-21" Compliments drop earrings above beautifully! (retail value: $198)
Pledge $225: Pod earrings - sterling silver pods approximately 1" tall (not including ear wire). Feminine and delicate, great for everyday, go-to earrings. (retail value: $245)
Pledge $395: Silver pod necklace with blue gemstone cluster - chalcedony and quartz gemstones trickle out from large sterling silver pod . adjustable necklace length: 18.5"-20". Bold but timeless statement piece, looks great with the pod earrings above. (retail value: $418)
Pledge $500: Learn - Curious to learn more about metalsmithing, holloware, or jewelry techniques? I'd love to teach you! (I've been teaching holloware since 2000) We will spend a day in my studio covering the process(es) of your choice on a mutually agreeable date within the next year. You (or you and a friend? could be a fun date even!) will learn something new, laugh, have a delightful lunch, and go home inspired.
Pledge $760: The whole kit and kaboodle - items from 5 pledge amounts above: 8"x12" print, Gem earrings, Gem necklace, Pod earrings, and Pod necklace (total retail value: $887 - what a steal!)
Pledge $1000: Music box - Choose one from 20 different designs in my Constructing Deconstruction series (see one in action in the video above). More images and information can be seen on my website, but here's an example:
- (29 days)