The Inspiration Collection is all this and more.
Inspired by the many places I've traveled, the many people I've met, the many games I've played, and the many interesting characters I've encountered along the way...
I wanted to create something new, unlike anything I've ever made, or seen, before. Drawing on feedback from patrons, clients, and fans I delved into uncharted waters. I spent almost a year thinking, plotting, designing, making, failing, redesigning, and remaking until I had in my hands exactly what I was looking for.
Allow me to present...
When I started designing this collection, I wanted to go beyond. Beyond the expected. Beyond the traditional. Beyond the ordinary.
So many accessory items out there are very classic and only represent one aesthetic. Think dark wood, dusty books, cold stone. But that is only one look, one vibe, one way to approach the world, one type of game, one way to play.
Instead of the traditional square tray, I went round. Instead of the classic wood finishes, I went resin. Instead of neutrals and browns, I went for sleek black and jewel tone combinations.
I built up everything from scratch. Custom designed my own molds. Tested 8 different types of resin until I found the perfect combination. Played with over 40 different colors and additives. Every aspect of the line was based on pure joyful experimentation. I truly hope you enjoy the results.
The new Inspiration Collection features handmade resin art pieces including circular resin trays, handmade resin dice, and resin covered notebooks.
Crafted from the finest materials, the Molten Core Circle Tray makes a stunning centerpiece to any table. These unique trays feature two sections, a larger circle area surrounded by a second crescent depression.
Each circle tray is truly multipurpose. It can be used as a:
- dice rolling tray for tabletop gaming
- storage dish for jewelry, watches, wallets, keys and other small necessities
- small device charging station
- planter for small plants or succulents
- beautiful edition to any tabletop decor
Every tray is hand poured from premium art resin with a luster finish that is soft and smooth to the touch.
Molten Core Circle Trays measure approximately 9.75" in diameter and are available in three heights.
Thin Line Tray
The lightest, sleekest version of the circle tray, it easily slips into your satchel or bag for those on the go. These two tone trays have an obsidian black upper and varied color bottoms. Measuring in at approximately 1.25" tall, the underside is covered in felt for added surface protection.
The Circle Tray is a versatile combination of being easy to use and providing ample storage space. It's an innovative conversation starter that looks great on any surface, but can also be easily taken on the road. These three tone trays have a layer with metallic flakes, varied color upper, and obsidian black bottom. The bottom of these trays are covered in felt for added surface protection and measure approximately 2.15" tall.
Ultra Deep Tray
The ultimate circle tray. Increased details and features create a knock-out centerpiece while also maximizing your storage space. The crescent depression features an access hole to optimize charging station potential. These five layered trays feature an obsidian black top, translucent with foil flakes layer, two coordinating pearl colored layers, and an obsidian black bottom. The resin tray is approximately 2.75" tall with the addition of rubber feet on the bottom for added surface protection.
Molten Core Tray Colors
Thin Line Trays, Circle Trays, and Ultra Deep Trays all come in four color combinations.
Different trays have different configurations of black and color.
Molten Core Circle Trays are individually hand poured by artist Sasha Augustine in the Sunshadeau Arts studio. Since each item is made by hand, no two pieces are ever alike. When you own an item from Sunshadeau Arts, you own a carefully handcrafted piece of art.
Never-before-seen, handmade, layered design featuring a combination of solid, pearl shimmer, metallic foil, and translucent layers form the basis of the new Goliath Dice sets. Utilizing the same hand poured technique, high quality materials, and color combinations shown in the Molten Core Circle Trays, these dice are unlike anything I've ever created.
Why are they called Goliath?
Each die is approximately 1.25" (or 33mm) in diameter making them about double the size of standard dice sets.
How are Goliath Dice made?
Each die is poured by hand in a precise technique that takes over 9 consecutive hours to achieve. Made with the finest materials including pearl shimmers, high quality dyes, and real metal foil pieces, these dice are the ultimate hand crafted dice.
Watch the video below to see the process in action.
Goliath Dice are available in Two Tone and Limited Edition Five Tone combinations.
Two Tone Goliath Dice feature two layers: a transparent shimmery tint with metallic flakes and an obsidian black void.
Limited Edition Five Tone Goliath Dice feature the same exclusive five layer pour featured in the Ultra Deep Circle Trays.
All full sets of Five Tone dice are Limited Edition Numbered Sets.
If you pledge for a Limited Edition Five Tone dice set, you will receive a signed certificate and card showing your dice set number that is perfect for display.
So why make Goliath Dice?
The answer is simple: I have a disability and I wanted to make dice that were specifically useful for those with certain disabilities. With my physical limitations, making tiny dice was not possible and there are times when picking up and rolling tiny dice is a challenge. By making larger dice, they are a size that I can create and are easy to use for those who have arm or hand challenges.
Goliath Dice are individually hand poured by artist Sasha Augustine in the Sunshadeau Arts studio. Since each item is made by hand, no two pieces are ever alike. When you own an item from Sunshadeau Arts, you own a carefully handcrafted piece of art.
Are you obsessed with stationary? Do you have the need of a new notebook just waiting for the pages to be filled? Add one of these unique, hand poured notebooks to your collection.
Measuring in at 5" wide by 8.25" tall, these hardcover notebooks have it all: elastic page holder, black ribbon bookmark, small pocket on the inside back cover, and over 230 pristine blank pages just begging to be written on.
And that's not even the best part! The front cover of every Resin Covered Notebook has a one-of-a-kind hand poured design created by artist Sasha Augustine. Since each item is made by hand, no two pieces are ever alike. When you own an item from Sunshadeau Arts, you own a carefully handcrafted piece of art.
I've spent the better part of 6 months creating these unconventional and unparalleled multi-tone color combinations. Four color combinations are available for Molten Core Circle Trays, Goliath Dice, and Resin Covered Notebooks.
There are no Early Bird rewards available for this Kickstarter. Instead, I wanted to do something a little different...
Don't know what item you want to pledge for? Don't have to the funds to get the piece you really want? Pledge at the Reservations Required tier!
If you pledge at the Reservations Required tier, you will reserve your access to the post Kickstarter survey after the Kickstarter closes.
What does this mean? You pledge a minimum of $25 now and you have until late summer or early fall (a firm date will be decided this summer) to choose what item you want to pledge for and pay the balance.
But remember, if the Kickstarter does not fund, no rewards get made.
When you pledge, add on the estimated shipping cost to your total. Final shipping is based on the total size and weight of your order and will be determined during the post Kickstarter survey.
Please note that the shipping cost ONLY covers the cost to physically ship your reward to you. It does not cover any additional customs or fees in your country if you live outside the United States. Backer is solely responsible for any additional fees.
All shipping totals listed are estimated and subject to change.
Should the Kickstarter surpass the initial goal, a series of stretch goals were created to offer new color combinations for all pledge levels. These colors will be available for all items including trays, dice, and notebooks if unlocked. More stretch goals will be revealed if the initial goal is met.
There are three Kickstarter exclusive add ons that are available as a part of this campaign.
Kickstarter Exclusive Dice Bags!
I'm thrilled to announce that I've partnered up with Laura over at Stitches and Spellslots to create some hand made dice bags to coordinate with the collection.
I personally own one of Laura's dice bags and it is one of the most beautiful hand made items I own. I am so very excited for this collaboration!
There isn't an exact sample made yet but these pictures show a bag that is very close to what the exclusive bags will look like. The lining of the bag will be a solid not a stipe and you will be able to choose from 4 different colors of tweed (shown below).
These dice bag are handmade from high quality Ink/Dark Navy Raw Denim, with a stunning Donegal Tweed, lined with sturdy solid canvas.
These gorgeous, rugged and weighty fabrics contrast perfectly with each other, creating a beautiful and durable dice bag for all your tabletop gaming needs. The square bottom design means the bag can sit upright on the table keeping your dice/tokens safe and secure.
Height - 20cm // 8 inches
Length - 12cm // 5 inches
Width - 12cm // 5 inches
Choose from one of the beautiful tweed colors below.
Here's a little bit about Laura:
Hey, I'm Laura AKA Stitches & Spellslots! Stitches & Spellslots is my second creative business, creating handmade dice bags and other nerdy inspired artworks and embroideries. I studied and graduated with a fashion design degree here in Scotland, and I've been sewing adventure and outdoor inspired accessories and bags for the last five years since graduating, under my main label Fernweh UK.
I recently started Stitches & Spellslots as a second creative business, after finding a love and passion for Dungeons and Dragons in the last few years and the incredible power collaborative storytelling can have. I was inspired by the incredible DnD/TTRPG online creative community and wanted to create products for the ttrpg adventurer with my signature rustic, rugged style and fabric aesthetic.
I sew all my work in my home spare room studio - which I share with my two cats, AKA The Supervisors, Ragnar and Freyja! - and tend to favour high quality, durable fabrics such as tweeds, tartans, waxed canvas, denims & wools alongside antique brass hardware to create timeless pieces that should go on many quests with you.
Hand Poured Acacia Chests
Kickstarter exclusive price of $100
(Will retail for over $200 so backers get over 50% off the retail price!)
Beautiful Acacia wood chests especially sized to hold the new Goliath dice from this collection. Each chest features a hand poured resin design on the lid. You can choose from any of the unlocked color combinations from the Kickstarter.
The interior of each chest is divided into 10 storage areas. All of the dividers are removable so you can configure the inside of the chest to suit your needs.
Store dice, gaming accessories, tea, jewelry or any other small trinkets.
14" long x 7.5" wide x 3.5" tall.
Kickstarter Exclusive Sneak Peak D20s
Do you like getting an advanced look at items that aren't yet in stores? Do you want to own a Sunshadeau Arts exclusive d20 before they are made available to the public?
As an add on to this campaign, you can get your hands on a Goliath sized d20 from one of my upcoming collections: The Terra Collection or The Underdark Collection.
That's all I'm going to say about these next two collections. You'll have to back this Kickstarter to learn more...
Hello! I'm Sasha, the owner and artist behind Sunshadeau Arts. I've been an artist for as long as I can remember and a working artist and designer for over 10 years. I've studied art and design at the undergrad and graduate level. I was also born and bred into the addicting world of fantasy lore and Dungeons and Dragons. In 2017, I decided to put my two loves together to create dice boxes, dice trays, handmade dice and gaming storage for use in table top gaming and RPGs, and Sunshadeau (pronounced 'sun shadow') Arts was born! In September of 2018 I launched my first successful Kickstarter for The Adventure Line of Bespoke Gaming Storage and took my first steps into being a creator full time.
I would like to personally thank you for your support of my work. When you make a pledge in this campaign, you aren't purchasing a mass manufactured, carbon copied product from some mega corporation. You are pledging for a handmade, hand poured work of art lovingly made in my home studio. You are a person, never a number. I create each order individually just for you. Your support allows me to do what I love. I hope that every piece I create brings as much joy and love to you, as your support does to me. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Here are some resources if you would like to learn more about Sunshadeau Arts or support my art outside this Kickstarter.
Visit my website: www.sunshadeauarts.com
Join my email list: http://eepurl.com/ge--_H
Support great content on Patreon: www.patreon.com/sunshadeauarts
Buy me a coffee using Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/sunshadeauarts
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Risks and challenges
This project is very low risk. This is my second Kickstarter campaign so I am prepared for all the potential challenges and set backs.
I am in the final stages of completing fulfillment for my last Kickstarter, but that project will be completed well before fulfillment commences on this project.
I will be communicating frequently, via email/messages, comments on the campaign page, and Kickstarter updates when there is significant information to communicate or monthly, whichever comes first.
It will take a couple months for me to make and test all the new molds for this project. I am anticipating that fulfillment of the rewards will begin in June/July.
The only real challenge is time. Since each piece is individually handmade, the more pledges I receive, the longer it will take to complete them. However, since each piece is completely one-of-a-kind, they are well worth the wait.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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