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NYC-based, the KRISTY LIN fine jewelry line is inspired by conceptual art, escapism and the human preoccupation with beauty.
NYC-based, the KRISTY LIN fine jewelry line is inspired by conceptual art, escapism and the human preoccupation with beauty.
63 backers pledged $10,015 to help bring this project to life.

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About my line, you ask?

It started with pony beads and daisy chains and evolved to fashioning necklaces out of matchsticks and lemon slices.  The junk pile was my haven and I've been making jewelry ever since I could remember.  As we fast forward to the present, I introduce my self titled fine jewelry line, KRISTY LIN. which is inspired by films, conceptual art, and the human preoccupation with beauty. I launched my first collection early this year, and hope with the help of Kickstarter that this is the first of many more. I find jewelry like any other medium of art, a form of expression and creation.  What sets jewelry apart is its function of human adornment, naturally imbuing it with sentimentality.  The common theme running through my jewelry is the art of story telling.  Each piece can either be imagined as a prop or an impetus of a story.

Why I need you!

The aesthetic of the pieces will range from classic to avant garde, and everything in between.  In my exploration, I seek to mimic yet expand the definition of fine jewelry. Whether you're Hepburn or Bowie, there's something for everyone.  Even for the guys (The Battered Bullet and Space Needle are unisex).With this next collection I'd like to deepen my foray into precious stones and metals.  The (obvious) catch: Gold is expensive.  Diamonds are expensive.  And so are rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.  Did I mention the costs of models, molds, and casting? There's that too.  That's where I need your help.

Incentives.

If you look at the rewards, you'll see just a sampling of what's in store. All of the rewards are my pieces at seriously discounted prices, especially for this project.  You truly won't ever see them this low again.  So really, this is a great opportunity to get some KRISTY LIN jewelry at great prices.If you'd like to see what I come up with next with this collection, donate a dollar! (or two, or three, or five hundred).  This money is going to be for a lot of stuff.  Models, molds, casting, materials (diamonds and silver and gold, oh my!), packaging.  Not to mention a good portion is going to fund your rewards :).  Whether you donate out of curiosity, or for the rewards, every dollar is appreciated. Even if you are not able to donate, please spread the word! Remember, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing deal.  I'll only receive the funding if I reach my goal of $10,000. It doesn't matter if $1 is pledged or $9,999, if it's not at least $10,000, I get zilch.  (Of course, going over is perfectly alright).  

new pieces: micropave half heart ring small, diamond necklace ring small, half heart earrings, white diamonds and 18K white gold.  madame lip necklace and ear ring, and half heart ring in 18K yellow gold.

lemon pendant prototype

budai ring prototype

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    my sincere thanks and shout out on my facebook page

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    my sincere thanks and shoutout on my face book page plus the Battered Bullet necklace from my new fashion jewelry line Loca Mei

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    an exclusive brass lemon pendant (cast from a real lemon!) from my new fashion jewelry line Loca Mei

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    Ear Ring in sterling sillver. A $148 value. http://kristylin.com/earring.html

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    preorder an exclusive brass and 18K white gold plated broken egg pendant (cast from a real egg!) fashion jewelry line Loca Mei OR Space Needle Pendant (new fall/winter design) on leather ribbon

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    Half Heart Ring in Sterling Silver OR Pearl Necklace Ring in Sterling Silver

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    Any pair of earrings from my current collection in sterling silver. A $162 value. http://kristylin.com/earrings.html

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    Pre order the Double Coin Knot Ring (new fall/winter design) in sterling silver
    this is what a double coin knot looks like :http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Double%20Coin%20Knot.jpg

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    Preorder the Space Needle Pendant in sterling silver (new fall/winter) design

    it would look something like this: http://kristylin.com/spaceneedlering.html but without the band of course

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    Space Needle Ring in sterling silver. A $179 value!
    Space Needle Ring: http://kristylin.com/spaceneedlering.html

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    an exclusive brass lemon pendant (cast from a real lemon!) from my new fashion jewelry line Loca Mei AND the Half Heart Ring in sterling silver OR Pearl Necklace Bangle in sterling silver only

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    Pearl Necklace Bangle in Sterling Silver normally $342!

    Pearl Necklace Bangle: http://kristylin.com/pearlnecklacebangle.html

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    preorder Double Coin Knot Earrings in Sterling Silver (new fall winter design)

    this is what a double coin knot looks like http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Double%20Coin%20Knot.jpg

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    preorder Monsieur Mustache Earrings OR Ear Earrings OR Tie Earrings OR Half Heart Earrings in 18K yellow gold (New Fall/Winter Design).

    here are the silver versions: http://kristylin.com/earrings.html

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    the famous Monsieur Stack Ring set in sterling silver, a $445 value! Or an alternate piece of your choice of equal or lesser value

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    preorder Madame Lip Ring (new fall/winter design) in sterling silver and exclusive brass lemon pendant (cast from a real lemon!) from new fashion jewelry line Loca Mei AND a signed art print of a jewelry piece of your choice

    the madame lip ring would be something like this http://kristylin.com/madamelipbracelet.html but obviously in ring form

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    preorder The Diamond Necklace Small, OR Half Heart Ring Small, OR Half Heart Earrings (new fall/winter design) in 18K white gold and micro pave white diamonds.

    check project description for pictures.
    A more than $1600 value
    Just imagine them paved with tiny glittering diamonds!

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    the Budai Ring OR Doll Face Ring (new fall/winter designs) in sterling silver AND exclusive brass lemon pendant from my new fashion jewelry line Loca Mei plus a signed art print of a jewelry piece of your choice

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    Ear Ring in 18K yellow gold OR Half heart ring in 18K yellow gold

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    18K yellow gold madame lips bracelet.

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    pre order the Budai or doll Face Ring in sterling silver (new fall/winter designs) AND Pink Elephant necklace in Pink Silver (new fall/winter design) , AND exclusive brass Lemon Wheel Pendant from my new costume jewelry line, AND a signed art print of a jewelry piece of your choice

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    preorder The Monsieur Stack Ring Set in 18K yellow gold OR Double Coin Knot Ring (new fall/winter design) in 18K gold (white, yellow, or pink) with white diamonds.

    this is the monsieur stack ring set: http://kristylin.com/monsieur.html

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Funding period

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