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About this project

"How many times we forget to believe and follow our dreams? We sometimes lose our goals and true values in life without even being aware of this. These handmade pendants made of recycled silver are “infused” with a dream that only if you really believe in, will become reality.  

This girl is living her dream in life and with her work invites us not to stop believing in our dreams."                        - Marinella Rauso @ I Love Green Inspiration

Comments We Received:

"What a perfect gift for the Valentine's Day for earth-friendly people! I am proud to be one of them. Good luck with your project and congratulations on your engagement! Follow your dreams!"

"Green is here, Green is now, Great concept, good luck !!!"

"Keep up with the good work! They are wonderful charms carry spectacular meanings!"

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Hi and welcome to the "Dreams in a Charm" Kickstarter campaign.  My name is Yin Yin Wu, I am founder and lead designer at LoveGem Studio LLC.  I want to share my story and tell you that with perseverance and focus anyone can achieve their dreams.

My passion for jewelry design has encouraged me to often explore new techniques.  Creating new designs and fabrication processes has been quite an endeavor.  Even though it has been a very long process, the journey has been exhilarating.  I am extremely excited to share my "Dreams in a Charm" collection with you!  

Hopefully these new exciting pieces will encourage you to begin your journey towards achieving your dreams!

 Use of Funds

Since the recycled silver charms are handmade in small batches, we can only product very limited number of pieces with the single oven we have now. The funds raised in Kickstarter will be used to purchase more tools  so that we can increase the charm fabrication.This will help us grow our sustainable programs, and allow us to bring our charms to the world! 

Reasons to Support Us on Kickstarter Today

  • You’ll be the First to Own the Charms!  These pieces are made with a unique fabrication process. Don’t miss the chance to be among the first to own one!
  • You’ll Save Money!  The campaign price of $68 already includes shipping within the United State ($78 for international orders)!  After the campaign ends, retail price will be $75, without shipping.
  • You’ll receive Exclusive Gifts! You will have the chance to receive exclusive gifts that are only available in Kickstarter today.
  • Your Pledges will Fund New Designs! With your support, we can continue our journey for new designs. 
  • You’ll be Part of Our Founders Family! Thank you for all your support, every bit counts! You will be added to the Founders Family page in our website. Plus, you will receive exclusive discounts (Founders Family members only).
  • Support Handmade Jewelry! The handmade finish makes every charm unique. We don’t want to mass produce our jewelry in a commercial manufacturing plant.  With your support, we can stay 100% handmade!  
  • Support Green-Jewelry! Do you know you have the option to select eco-friendly jewelry that can minimize the impact we have on the environment? Our charms are made of recycled silver and we use renewable materials for package.
  • Support American Made! Buying American made product supports our local markets, businesses and economies. 

 What Makes the Charms Unique?

  • Handcrafted in Small Batches:  As opposed to massive commercial production, we handcraft the charms in small batches.
  • One-of-a-Kind: Since all charms are handcrafted, no two charms are found to be identical.
  • Support Local, Support American Made: The charms are designed and fabricated in our San Francisco studio.
  • Made from Recycled Silver (99.9% pure): The charms are made from recycled silver, another way for us to give back to the environment by fabricating green jewelry.
  • Original and Unique Fabrication: All designs are original, and the charms are made by an innovative sculpting method.
  • Embossed Finish:  Charm designs are embossed on the silver, allowing you to feel the details.
  • Unique Designs: The charms are inspired by nature and filled with love, making it a great gift for yourself and your loved ones.
  • Meaningful and Inspirational: Knowing the story behind Dreams in a Charm will hopefully inspire you to chase after your dreams.
  • All In-House Designs: All designs (including the charms, package, logo, website, and branding) are done in-house. The charms are infused with our creativity.  
Process photos by: Winnie and Jerry at Bunny Bee Films
Process photos by: Winnie and Jerry at Bunny Bee Films
*The materials included in this planner are used internally for our business and Kickstarter planning. This planner is designed to help you identify your goals, break your main goal into smaller goals, set deadlines and keep track of progress
*The materials included in this planner are used internally for our business and Kickstarter planning. This planner is designed to help you identify your goals, break your main goal into smaller goals, set deadlines and keep track of progress

This planner includes 44 pages. It will be delivered in PDF format. 

* See Jewelry Options below for all charm designs.
* See Jewelry Options below for all charm designs.
* See Jewelry Options below for all charm designs.
* See Jewelry Options below for all charm designs.
* See Jewelry Options below for all charm designs.
* See Jewelry Options below for all charm designs.
* See Jewelry Options below for all charm designs.
* See Jewelry Options below for all charm designs.
* See Jewelry Options below for all charm designs.
* See Jewelry Options below for all charm designs.
Initial Charms: Hearts are all pointing toward the initial, meaning that you are special and beloved.
Initial Charms: Hearts are all pointing toward the initial, meaning that you are special and beloved.
Nature Charms: The beautiful nature is captured in the charm with energy. The charm is full of details.
Nature Charms: The beautiful nature is captured in the charm with energy. The charm is full of details.
Zodiac Charms: Each zodiac comes with a little heart, meaning that you are special and unique.
Zodiac Charms: Each zodiac comes with a little heart, meaning that you are special and unique.
Live your dreams
Live your dreams
Photos by Carlos Arévalo. Model: Andrea.
Photos by Carlos Arévalo. Model: Andrea.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Photos by Carlos Arévalo. Model: Matu.
Photos by Carlos Arévalo. Model: Matu.

It all starts with a dream... Put down your dream on the card to get started!

 Wear your charm and carry your dreams with you. Work toward your dreams and make them come true.

Special Thanks to:

Winnie and Jerry at Bunny Bee Films (San Francisco Bay Area) / Thank you for documenting our story in such an amazing video!

Carlos Arévalo at cxa Photography (Bogotá, Colombia) / Thank you for the fantastic photos showcasing Dreams in a Charm! 

Models: Andrea, Matu and Anita Wu

My husband Ricardo Sfeir for all his support during the planning of the Kickstarter campaign 

My sister Anita Wu for all the time you spent helping us with marketing our campaign 

Supports from my friends: Sandra Chow, Anji Ismail and Paul Neyrinck

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Marina Rauso at I Love Green Inspiration (Italy) / Thank you Mari! Visit Feature

 Why We Need Your Pledge

  • It took us close to 10 months to create all 50 designs and make the prototypes. YOUR support will ensure the success of our project!
  • If our goal is not met in Kickstarter, we will not receive a penny. We DO need your help to make our dreams come true.
  • You will participate in creating a whole new American Made brand!
  • Your support will allow us to continue our creativity with new designs!
  • With your support we will be able to grow our sustainable programs which includes utilizing recycled silver for our jewelry

TO PLEDGE, CLICK ON THE GREEN "BACK THIS PROJECT" BUTTON AT TOP OF PAGE.

 

Risks and challenges

In the past 10 months, we’ve designed close to a 100 designs and we selected the final 50 designs for the Dreams in a Charm collection. We’ve also created the mold for individual designs and fabricated the prototypes. The very first charm, the initial “A,” has been worn and tested for months. The result shows that the charms hold great and are ideal for daily wear.

Since the charms are made by finger pressing, we’ve taken a substantial amount of time practicing to ensure the quality of the fabricated charms.

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    2015 GOAL ACHIEVING PLANNER: You will receive a 44-page planner in PDF format. This planner is designed to help you identify your goals, break your main goal into smaller goals, set deadlines and keep track of progress! (*apply to anyone pledging $1 or more!)

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    FOUNDERS FAMILY: As a family member, you will become a part of our founding story. To recognize your contribution, your name will be added to the Founders Family page in our website! Plus, you will receive our special Thank You email! (*apply to anyone pledging $5 or more!)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! - "DREAMS IN A CHARM" NECKLACE: Receive one (1) Dreams In A Charm necklace in any available design and length of your choice. (Save from the $75 MSRP and USA shipping is already included! For INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SHIPPING WORLDWIDE add $10)

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    2 x "DREAMS IN A CHARM" NECKLACES: Receive two (2) Dreams In A Charm necklaces in any available design and length of your choice. USA shipping is already included! ($155 Value, you save $23. For INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SHIPPING WORLDWIDE add $10.)

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    3 x "DREAMS IN A CHARM" : Receive Two (2) Necklaces and one (1) Bracelet in any available design and length of your choice. USA shipping is already included! Your name will be added to the SILVER Section of the Founders Family page of our website! ($230 Value, you save $35.For INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SHIPPING WORLDWIDE add $10.)

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    4 x "DREAMS IN A CHARM" : Receive Two (2) Necklaces and Two (2) Bracelet in any available design and length of your choice. USA shipping is already included! Your name will be added to the GOLD Section of the Founders Family page of our website! ($305 Value, you save $45.For INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SHIPPING WORLDWIDE add $10.)

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    12 x "DREAMS IN A CHARM" - ENTIRE NATURE COLLECTION : Receive TWELVE (12) Nature Collection Charms + Two (2) Necklace Chains in 16-inch and 18-inch length. You can choose to wear any nature charm at any time you want! USA shipping is already included! Your name will be added to the GOLD Section of the Founders Family page of our website! (Exclusive Offer on Kickstarter Only!! For INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SHIPPING WORLDWIDE add $10.)

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