Hi, we are Lizzie and Helen, A.K.A LizzieNeedles and Haveago Crafter. Lizzie makes surreal and magical needlefelted characters made from wool and repurposed ceramic figurines. Helen is a digital illustrator specialising in cards and prints. We are both members of Bristol Etsy Team where we met at an Etsy convention and instantly got along. We decided to combine our strengths and talents in a collaboration to bring you this unique Kickstarter campaign.
With this Kickstarter project we are hoping to raise the funds for the manufacture of a collection of original designs in the form of hard enamel pins, patches, stickers, greetings cards and postcards, that are all tied together with the theme Woodland Friends. This project is a fun way of immortalising Lizzie’s felted creatures combined with Helen’s digital design know how.
The pledges put towards this project will allow the manufacture of the initial pin set, with further stretch goals available if we smash this initial target of £400. As we progress through the stretch goals more designs and products will be unlocked as the project runs to completion.
The initial enamel pins in this project are the Snail pin in the pink colourway with gold plating, and the Snail pin in the peppermint colourway with iridescent glitter shell. Both colourways will be available if this initial target is met.
If the initial funding is met, we will then begin working towards the stretch goals. The stretch goals are as follows:
- £650 – Deer Mushroom enamel pin.
- £900 – Cat enamel pin.
- £1150 – Tall Mushroom enamel pin.
- £1500 – Embroidered iron-on patches of all 5 designs (Snail in pink, Snail in peppermint, Deer Mushroom, Cat and Tall Mushroom).
As well as pins, there are postcards, greetings cards, stickers, badges and felted sculptures available as rewards.
Pledges will include rewards that have an exclusive Kickstarter price that is reduced from the Recommended Retail Price (RRP). Pledges can be made for the following tiers:
- Donation of £1 (no reward)
1 pin * £7 (RRP £8).
2 pins * £13 (RRP £16).
3 pins * £19 (RRP £24).
4 pins * £25 (RRP £32).
5 pins * £31 (RRP £40).
Pin and Patch Bundle: 1 pin *, your choice from unlocked designs, 1 patch £11 (RRP £14).
Pin and Postcard Bundle: 1 pin *, Pack of 4 square postcards £10 (RRP £12).
Pin and Greetings Card Bundle: 1 pin *, Pack of 4 square greetings cards £16 (RRP £20).
Snail Mail Bundle: Pack of 4 postcards £3 (4 designs) (RRP £4).
Super Snail Mail Bundle: Pack of 4 square greetings cards £9 (4 designs with envelopes) (RRP £12).
Ultimate Bundle: 5 pins *, Pack of 4 postcards, Pack of 4 greetings cards, An original LizzieNeedles needlefelted sculpture handmade for you**, Pack of 5 badges (25mm), Pack of 5 vinyl stickers (2 inch) (limited to 2 rewards) £120 (RRP £155).
* your choice of pins from all of the unlocked designs at the end of the campaign.
** your choice of needlefelted sculpture from; Snail, Cat or Rat (also in your choice of colours).
If you would like more pins or combinations of rewards then please ask us and we can add more pledge tiers.
Timeline of project:
- 12th Oct 2018 - Kickstarter project launches
- 26th Oct 2018 - Kickstarter project ends
- 28th to 30th Oct 2018 - Surveys sent out to backers
- Start to Mid Nov 2018 - Funds transferred to us
- Start to Mid Nov 2018 - Manufacturing of rewards starts
- End Nov to Start Dec 2018 - Rewards expected to be received and quality check with be performed
- Mid to End Dec 2018 - Rewards shipped to backers
- End of Dec 2018 - Rewards expected to be received by backers
Funding breakdown: 75% manufacturing costs 15% postage and packaging costs 10% kickstarter fees.
Running a kickstarter campaign allows a risk free approach for the creator to gather pre-orders before commiting to the costly manufacture of the product. The pledges are gathered at the end of a successful campaign (so no money is collected until the end) and a survey is sent out to backers to determine their choice of reward. Exclusive prices are available to our Kickstarter backers that will not be available elsewhere. If this Kickstarter is successful, any pins left over from sending out to backers will become stock in Lizzie’s Etsy store. The RRP of the pins will vary to reflect the varying manufacturing costs of each pin, and all will be priced at £8.00 and above. By contributing to this project you are securing your pins at reduced prices. As Kickstarter projects are all or nothing, if the initial fund of £400 for the first pins are not met, you will not be charged anything as the project will not go ahead due to it being unsuccessful.
If you have any other questions, please contact us.
We will be using Royal Mail to ship pledges out to backers. Rewards for the 1 and 2 pin and postcard tiers will be shipped out using standard delivery. This method is not tracked. If you would like to have tracked delivery (which I recommend) you can add the extra cost to your pledge (please see below).
Standard delivery costs for 1 to 2 pins and card bundles:
- UK - £2
- EU - £3
- US - £4
- Rest of World - £5
If you have pledged for a 1 pin, 2 pin or card bundles and would like to upgrade to a tracked method of delivery please add the following amounts to your pledge, with a message on the pledge that you would like tracked shipping:
- UK - £1
- EU - £5
- US - £5
- Rest of World - £5
Rewards for the 3 pins to 5 pins tiers will be shipped using a tracked delivery method only:
- UK - £4
- EU - £9
- US - £10
- Rest of World - £11
Rewards for the Ultimate bundle tiers will be shipped using a tracked delivery method only:
- UK - £6
- EU - £10
- US - £13
- Rest of World - £15
We highly recommend using a tracked method of shipping as with standard delivery the contents are not insured if they go missing. Expected shipping times:
- UK - approximately 2 working days
- EU - approximately 7 working days
- US - approximately 10 working days
- Rest of World - approximately 10 working days
We have been purposefully cautious with the shipping time estimates so to not leave you disappointed. There may be a chance that your reward may arrive earlier which will be a bonus, but we think that it is better to be safe than sorry.
You can find more information regarding Lizzie and Helen and their work on their social media outlets below.
Risks and challenges
The pins are being manufactured for us, which means there may be unforeseen circumstances that may delay the production of the rewards. Hopefully there will be no delays, but if there are, backers will be informed via Kickstarter updates. We have been in close communications with my manufacturers, and they have given us confidence that they can fulfill their obligations for the timeline of this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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