About this project
How it all started:
We're Dan and Elaini, a father daughter duo who love art. Whether it’s buying, making, or enjoying art, we’ve found that this is our element.
Dan is a true craftsman, who for the past 40 years has brought many different forms to life; from wood, concrete, metal, to glass! His lengthy time spent in the wood shop has cultivated an eye for even the smallest of details.
We have the dream of doing what we love (designing and producing hand crafted items) so that you can enjoy something beautiful as well as functional. A piece made with care and precision that tells a story. Not just any story but a legacy. A legacy of giving our best and inspiring others to do the same.
Our wallets are crafted for those who like simple and timeless design with a twist. The wallet features an easy to open single space to store your items and is lightweight, svelte, secure, and designed to fit into your life, traveling where you travel. Now instead of having a bulky wallet to sit on or cram into your purse you can easily slip the dande wood wallet into any pocket! Also three of our reward levels include RFID protection. Wallet dimensions are 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" and 1/4" thick (empty without contents.)
Kickstarter and where you come in:
Your pledge will help us get the first run of these dande wallets made!
We need at least 225 backers at the Classic level to get our project off the ground, which translates into $20,000- our funding goal. Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing system; signifying if we are unable to meet our funding goal, no money will be collected.
So please back our project! If you are unable to back our project, please help us in getting the word out to your friends and network – we thank you in advance for all the help! You play a vital role in making our dream come true!
Rewards (Special Kickstarter Pricing):
$10 - A laser engraved wood panel and a very hearty thank you!
$29 - You will receive a set of 2 beautiful hand crafted wood coasters and a very hearty thank you!
$39 - THE ESSENTIAL: This wallet in your choice of Ebony, Quilted Maple, or Walnut is a sleek design with a metal edge-detail. This hand crafted piece has been stripped down to only the necessary elements - one solid panel and an elastic strap - to safely transport all of your essential cards and bills.
$89 - THE CLASSIC: One classic wallet in your choice of five specialty woods. You can choose from Walnut, Quilted Maple, Ebony, Yew, or Wenge.
$109 - THE PRESTIGIOUS: One prestigious wallet crafted from designer woods in your choice of Walnut Burl, Rosewood, or Ziricote.
$109 - THE PRISTINE: One pristine wallet with a sleek metal detail and RFID protection in your choice of five specialty woods. You can choose from Walnut, Quilted Maple, Ebony, Yew, or Wenge.
$119 - THE PRISTINE PLUS: One pristine wallet with a sleek metal detail and RFID protection in your choice of three specialty woods. You can choose from Rosewood, Black Ebony, or Walnut Burl.
$150 - THE PREMIUM: The premium domino wallet is inlaid with mother of pearl. Your choice of wood in Walnut Burl or Black Ebony. There is no need to announce your taste with this stunning work of art.
$150 - THE LUNAR: This striking piece of functional artwork, made of black ebony with a spalted maple inlay, gives the illusion of a full moon rising in a clear midnight sky. It includes a sleek metal edge-detail and provides RFID protection.
Thank you for checking out our project and we hope you'll back us!
If you are unable to back us, please help us by spreading the word and follow us on Facebook!
Why the dande wood wallet?
- It’s a wonderful size for a minimalist wallet.
- It fits everything you need: credit cards, ID, cash, checks.
- It helps eliminate extra bulk.
- It’s lightweight.
- It’s durable and made to last.
- It's made with high quality wood and leather.
- Each wallet is unique! There are no two exactly alike thanks to the beauty of the different wood grains.
- It fits in a shirt pocket, front pocket, or back pocket easily.
- It can be slipped into the smallest of clutches or purses.
Risks and challenges
It has been quite challenging to discover the best practices to make a simple but elegant product that will provide many years of useful service to each owner and show off the natural beauty that is in each piece of wood.
Our initial prototypes have a leather strap (as shown in some of the pictures) but we have recently made new prototypes with elastic on the sides (and without the external strap) which we believe improves the aesthetics of the wallet and visibility of the wood.
We're still working on how to best put the logo on the wallets. We're hoping to use laser engraving and have created some prototypes with this method, but there are some difficulties with this on certain woods and finishes.
As with any new product, one challenge is producing the wallets in quantity in a cost effective manner while maintaining the handcrafted quality of each. Dan's 40 years of experience will help us create the systems, etc. required to produce these beautiful works of art.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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