Hey, I'm Crystal, a freelance illustrator and webcomic artist. I table at comic/anime conventions, but my work is primarily 2D prints and pin-back buttons. These are my first enamel pin designs and I'm really excited to make them a reality! I'm hoping to branch out into jewelry and stationary, as well! You can see my illustration portfolio here: crystalcurtisart.com
The Ecospheres enamel pin set was designed to present nature (some real, some fantasy) with a fun, happy outlook! I wanted to make pins that were little scenes of the joy that comes from being outside!
Each pin is 1.25" (32mm), single post with a rubber clutch on back. Surveys will be sent out to all backers after the campaign ends and you can select your pin/pins then!
Newest stretch goals! 1.25" black nickel plated enamel pin with a Pine forest theme! UNLOCKED!
A fifth animal sticker! He belongs in the Pine forest! UNLOCKED!
The initial 4 stretch goal stickers have been unlocked! They are four vinyl kiss-cut stickers measuring 2" x 4" (and 4" x 2"). Each sticker is an animal and a bit of surrounding flora which would belong in one of the Ecospheres pins! Each reward tier will include one free sticker for each pin. You can choose from any of the available unlocked stickers when the post-campaign survey is sent out!
- March 6th - April 6th: Kickstarter Campaign.
- April - May: End of campaign, funds are acquired, surveys sent out.
- May - June: Pins & backing cards are produced.
- June - July: Pins are shipped to backers!
Risks and challenges
The risks with enamel pins come primarily in the manufacturing. We are dealing directly with a manufacturer in China, but one that is widely used in the enamel pin world and frequently turns out beautiful pins! I trust they will handle the manufacturing process well!
Across the board, there is a standard 5% - 10% defect rate in enamel pins. These are "seconds" (pins with a very small defect, which can still be sold at a discount). If the defect rate was drastically higher than 10%, we would have to approach the manufacturer about getting replacements, which could cause a delay in shipping to backers. I don't expect this will be an issue, but it is a possibility!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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