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By Jennifer Jordan Park
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We want to connect jewelry lovers with authentic, American-made jewelry, crafted by hand. Whether you are a collector or a maker, we want to create spaces, virtual and real, where you can enjoy your passion for art jewelry. Collectors can express themselves by shopping, buying, and wearing work made by a variety of craft jewelers. Students can flourish in supportive environments with easy access to educational tools. We need your help to realize the goals of opening a brick-and-mortar gallery and studio school, as well as expanding our online retail and educational offerings.

With an overwhelming supply of cheap products that are mass-produced overseas, some consumers are looking past price for a variety of reasons. Made in the USA appeals to those who want to support local economies, purchase products that are higher quality than those made overseas, and ensure that goods are made to ethical labor and environmental standards.

Buying handmade satisfies a customer’s desire for unique products. Buyers are looking for tool marks and imperfect lines, evidence that no two objects are alike. These pieces have a sophisticated freshness—not over processed. Any flaws indicate character. People like to gift handmade jewelry works because they are special and rare. People want to buy items that are made by a real person using their own hands. Knowing this gives the products customers are purchasing a sense of authenticity.

We have a beautiful, central location at 1112 King Street in the heart of “Old Town” Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. Wear Ever Jewelry, the brand of enameled jewelry created by Jennifer Jordan Park, will expand to curate the work of about 20 additional craft jewelers making work by hand, right here in America. We hope to have work available both online and in-store by early 2018.

We plan to offer multichannel shopping (online AND in-store) that provides customers with the best of both worlds. Online you can preview what you are interested in, considering your taste and budget, and then shop in-store to touch and try on. Can't make it to the store? We will accommodate non-local shoppers by offering a generous return policy on shipped purchases.

We want to share our jewelry-making knowledge, so of course we will offer classes in the Alexandria studio for beginners through advanced students, taught by professionals, on a variety of techniques. Also, on our website, we will offer educational supports, such as how-to videos, project downloads, and tool reviews.

WHAT'S IN OUR BUDGET?

• Advertising $2,000
• E-Commerce site upgrade $2,000
• Photography $3,500
• Display cases $17,000
• Security/Safe $6,000
• Signage $1,000
• Total $31,500

To increase our online presence we need to source professional photography and update our e-commerce site. To open the brick-and-mortar gallery, we need to buy display cases, create signage, as well as install a security system and purchase a safe. Obviously, this adds up to more than our funding goal. We have invested a lot of our own resources into this venture and we need your help to get across the finish line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Since we make everything by hand in our Virginia studio, we don't have to depend on outside labor or suppliers. That said, since we make everything by hand with care and intention, production may slow a bit with a huge amount of backers. We will be bringing on skilled bench workers to help in production. Most of the materials we use are readily available from any jewelry supplier. Since we will be fulfilling rewards during the winter months, there could be short delays in outgoing shipments due to weather.

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    Recognition

    We are truly grateful for every single contribution and you deserve recognition for your support! We will list your name as a contributor on our website.

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    Sunshine Polishing Cloth

    The Sunshine® Polishing Cloth, with its special micro-abrasive, will gently clean your precious jewelry! Printed with the Wear Ever Jewelry logo, this cloth safely cleans, removes tarnish and polishes gold, silver, brass, copper and other metals, leaving a deep, long-lasting luster. 7.5x5 inches

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    Recognition and Sunshine Polishing Cloth

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    Blossom Collection Sketch–Signed Print

    A limited edition (50) framed print of the Blossom Collection Sketches, hand signed by Jennifer. 4x6 inches

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    Bib Apron with Embroidered Logo

    This black apron has the Wear Ever Jewelry or "Support Craft Jewelry" logo embroidered on the front. The three-pocket apron features soil release & wrinkle resistant finish, ultra-durable 7.5 oz. performance twill fabric, and is machine washable. 24Lx28W inches

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    Blossom Dangle Pendant

    Sterling silver pendant in the Blossom Collection's stylized flower motif, hanging from a sterling silver chain. .5x.4 inches

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    Two-tone Flower Earring

    This post earring is made of enamel, bright silver, oxidized silver, and freshwater pearl. .8x.4 inches

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    Gold Flower Earring

    Sterling silver and 22k gold with 3mm freshwater pearls. .4 inches

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    Gemstone Gold Dot Ring

    Sterling silver with 22k gold accents and rose cut gemstone–your choice of garnet, peridot, or swiss blue topaz. Available in sizes 4.5–10. 3mm band and 6mm gemstone

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    Blossom Collection Sketch–Original

    THE original sketch on paper of the Blossom Collection, signed by Jennifer, and framed.

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    Your Collection in Alexandria Gallery

    Your collection of 6-10 pieces featured in our Alexandria Gallery for 1 month. Get to know Alexandria at http://visitalexandriava.com. Return shipping included. Valid for US residents.

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    Your Collection in Alex+Online Galleries

    Your collection of 6-10 pieces featured in our Alexandria and online galleries for 1 month. Get to know Alexandria at http://visitalexandriava.com. Return shipping included. Valid for US residents.

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    Gemstone Gold Dot Ring Stack of 2

    Your choice of 2 of the Gemstone Gold Dot Ring (garnet, peridot, or swiss blue topaz.) Available in sizes 4.5–10. 3mm band and 6mm gemstone

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    Gemstone Flower Earrings

    Enamel, silver, and 18k gold pendant with sparkling faceted gemstone briolette–your choice of garnet or peridot. Increase your pledge to $410 for swiss blue topaz. 1x.35x.25 inches

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    Circle Pendant with Pearls and Gemstones

    A circle of sterling silver with enamel flower blossoms and pearls scattered around. Dotted with your choice of garnet, peridot, or swiss blue topaz rose cut gems. 2.5x2x.3 inches, 18-inch sterling silver chain

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    Two Pieces from the Blossom Collection

    * Gemstone Gold Dot Ring – garnet, peridot, or swiss blue topaz
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    * Circle Pendant with Pearls and Gemstones – garnet, peridot, or swiss blue topaz
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    Gemstone Pendant on Pearl Necklace

    Enamel, silver, and 18k gold pendant with sparkling faceted gemstone briolette – your choice of garnet, peridot, or swiss blue topaz. Pendant 1x.35x.25 inches, 16- or 18-inch necklace.

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    Private Lesson, Custom Piece

    Get a private jewelry-making lesson with Jennifer! Arrange your own transportation to the Washington, DC area and we'll give you a tour of our studio and lovely artisan gallery.
    • 1-day jewelry-making lesson with Jennifer tailored to your interests.
    • Custom collaborative piece. (valued at $500)
    • Lunch at one of our favorite eateries.
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    • Custom collaborative piece. (valued at $1,000)

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    Private Lesson, Custom Piece, Trip to DC

    Private Lesson with Jennifer (value $1,000), AND trip to Washington, DC.
    • 2-day private lesson with Jennifer tailored to your interests.
    • Airfare for 2.
    • 2 nights in a hotel.
    • Custom piece(s) (valued at $5,000) designed for you in collaboration with Jennifer.
    • Valid for US residents.

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    Gold Flower Earring–EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    FIRST 48 HOURS
    Sterling silver and 22k gold with 3mm freshwater pearls. .4 inches

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    Gemstone Gold Dot Ring Stack of 2

    SPECIAL – BLACK FRIDAY, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY (REGULAR $200) - Your choice of 2 of the Gemstone Gold Dot Ring (garnet, peridot, or swiss blue topaz.) Available in sizes 4.5–10. 3mm band and 6mm gemstone

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