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Art of the Soul Jewelry is suitable for the art collector or spiritual seeker and encourages a mindful lifestyle.Step into your power.

HELLO KICKSTARTER

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Thanks for checking out Art of the Soul jewelry. I create designs intended to inspire people to step into their power and feel energized. We live in a busy world. Art of the Soul gives you an opportunity to stop and reflect on positive intentions, helping to relieve stress and anxiety. Let Art of the Soul jewelry get you started toward a place of balance and harmony.

There are many more wonderful jewelry deigns in my studio inventory including the upcoming Infinity Collection and the Passion Collection. Art of the Soul has in excess of 200 art designs with potential for over 1000 jewelry designs.

My process of creating the jewelry is a natural flow from affirmation to artwork to jewelry. With your help I will be producing the second phase of jewelry production, the new Pyramid Jewelry Collection. This collection consists of seven art designs that will be made into 21 new pieces of sterling-silver jewelry. The designs below include pieces entitled Divine Reality, Empathy, Happy Heart, Immortality, Pleasure, Letting Go and Introduction to Relationship. They will be made into sterling-silver pendants with matching earrings.Your support will help make the waxes and molds, and craft the new jewelry.

Stories of Inspiration

When my husband was a cancer patient and I was a caregiver I wore the Sovereignty piece day and night. It kept me centered and was like my touch stone. This jewelry can be a wonderful gift for people who may be facing a life challenge or life-changing event. A customer gave the Courage piece to her sister who had cancer. The jewelry was said to have been very special to her as it became a family heirloom. The inspiration to make the Divine Reality art design into jewelry came from a breast cancer survivor group called WINGS, Women in Need of Group Support. Some pieces have become generation heirloom pieces as grandmother, mother and daughter choose to wear the same jewelry design. These stories inspire me to continue this work.

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 THE PYRAMID JEWELRY COLLECTION

Each individual jewelry design of the Pyramid Collection is an intention that one takes on when wearing the jewelry. The hallmark represents the concept of an actual pyramid, which is built symmetrically in layers and is extremely stable. It exemplifies the sense of harmony and unity that is within us.

These art designs have a very strong and deep meaning to me. I am currently integrating all seven of these intentions in my daily spiritual practice. After years of recovering from the loss of loved ones and raising children as a single parent, I have developed an inner strength that is unshakable. My deepest emotions have turned into my greatest assets and gifts that I am privileged to share with you.Linda

THE PYRAMID COLLECTION

ART MADE INTO STERLING SILVER JEWELRY

"Divine Reality" can boost your inner wisdom.
"Divine Reality" can boost your inner wisdom.
"Empathy" soothes indifference.
"Empathy" soothes indifference.
"Happy Heart" revitalizes hope.
"Happy Heart" revitalizes hope.
"Immortality" is infinite life on many planes.
"Immortality" is infinite life on many planes.
"Pleasure" relieves discontentment.
"Pleasure" relieves discontentment.
"Letting Go"unleashes fear.
"Letting Go"unleashes fear.
"Introduction to Relationship" releases resentments
"Introduction to Relationship" releases resentments

The Art of the Soul Story

Following a meditation homework assignment from my teacher, I discovered the creativity that produced the foundation for Art of the Soul.During the assignment I experienced a profound deep awareness of oneness with everything. I immediately fell in love with the process of drawing art with intention and made it part of my spiritual discipline. Soon came the inspiration to make jewelry from my artwork. After surveying 600 women on the west coast, core values of courage, self-esteem, sovereignty, freedom and commitment were introduced in Art of the Soul's first phase of jewelry production called The Crescent Moon Collection.

Each jewelry design begins with writing an affirmation and sonnet, which I translate into a colorful drawing. Once the drawing is complete I pull the jewelry design forward by carving it into wood, which becomes the model for the next steps in jewelry development.

The Jewelry

Art of the Soul premium-quality jewelry is made of a special anti-tarnish sterling silver that is rhodium-plated for a flawless, brilliant finish on both front and back. The pieces feature a contrast created by both sandblasting and heat. After removing the rough surface of the casting we bead blast the recessed areas with glass beads. Next, we heat up the piece again with a torch to bring a fine, milky-white appearance to the surface. 

Finishing process at Precision Polishing, Pawtucket, RI
Finishing process at Precision Polishing, Pawtucket, RI

Presentation

The jewelry is delivered in a tarnish-resistant felt pouch tucked within a beautiful custom gift box. The box includes a card enclosure featuring Linda's biography, a picture of the art the jewelry is translated from and the affirmation that originally inspired it.

Your Support

With your support, Kickstarter, we will make the waxes and molds, and begin crafting these jewelry pieces. By helping me make the new collection come alive I am offering the inspiring rewards below, including beautiful jewelry.

REWARDS: If there is a reward you would like us to add please send me an email and I will do my best to accommodate the request.

$10 REWARD: Handpicked Affirmation Card Signed by Linda PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.

$35 REWARD: Box of 12 Affirmation Cards that includes the Crescent Moon and Pyramid collections.PLUS thank you posted on pledge website. Affirmations may be seen on our website at www.artofthesouljewelry.com

$50 REWARD: (Picture Below) Fine art print from the Pyramid collection (choose from Divine Reality, Empathy, Happy Heart, Immortality, Pleasure, Letting Go and Introduction to Relationship).Digital reproduction on acid free paper.Size 5x7 PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.

"Pleasure" Fine Art Print
"Pleasure" Fine Art Print

$55 REWARD: (Picture Below) Box of 24 Affirmation Cards that includes Crescent Moon, Pyramid, and upcoming Infinity and Passion collections.PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.

$125 REWARD: Happy Heart Fine Art Print signed by Linda (5X7) (on acid-free paper) plus a 30-Minute Phone or Skype Conversation with the Artist PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.

$250 REWARD: Divine Reality sterling silver pierced drop earrings approx 1/2" drop, looks like the pendant. PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.

$275 REWARD: Courage Sterling-Silver Pendant from the Crescent Moon Collection PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.

$275 REWARD: Divine Reality Sterling-Silver Pendant w/o Chain PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.

$500 REWARD Divine Reality angel sterling silver pendant. Chain not included.This is a numbered piece.It is the first completed piece in the new Pyramid jewelry collection.Your number will be given based on the day you made your pledge online.Comes in a beautiful gift box with affirmation card and Linda's bio PLUS Divine Reality pierced drop earrings, PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.

$1000 REWARD: First time offered! Divine Reality Sterling-Silver Pendant with 13 Melee Diamonds (along her back wing). PLUS thank you posted on pledge website Limit 3.

$5000 PLEDGE: 2 pendants for each 7 art designs in the Pyramid collection.(Total of 14 pendants) Be the first to own them. AP (Artist Proof). Jewelry is sterling silver. Pendants are approx 14 grams. Have faith that the artist will make these compelling and powerful jewelry designs come alive.All jewelry comes in a beautiful gift box with affirmation card and Linda's bio.PLUS thank you posted on pledge website or you may choose to be an anonymous sponsor.

$5,000 PLEDGE: Original signature Art of the Soul drawing made with your choice of intention. Recognition as a Patron Sponsor to support Linda's work as an artist. Medium ink,on 20x20 acid free paper.PLUS thank you posted on pledge website or you may choose to be an anonymous sponsor.

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Here is an outline of my set up for the Pyramid Collection production. I am currently in production at a New York casting company and a finishing company in Rhode Island. I am ready for both small and large orders from 1 piece to 3,000 pieces. I have used my current jewelry manufacturer since 2005. I also have two additional manufacturers who have bid on my project that would like my business. My quotes are solid. I will begin creating the waxes upon Kickstarter funding, which is three weeks after closing of the project. The waxes will be done by March 1, 2012, and we will have our jewelry pieces finished by May 1, 2012.

Product Development Art of the Soul Jewelry - Samples
• Pendant
• Pair Earrings
• Diamonds
• Wax pendant
• Wax pair earrings
• Molds-no shrink pink
• Casting and finishing pendants (14 grams ea)
• Casting and finishing pair earrings (4 grams each)
• Diamonds
• Set Diamonds
• Engraving

I have completed many key pieces in my business that have included: registering all jewelry and art copyrights at the library of congress; updating my business plan for investors, designed the packaging, company brochure & press kit; developed a customer base of 300 people; created a newsletter and company website; sold jewelry to museum stores and boutiques; created Art of the Soul’s code of conduct for international labor relations; translated affirmations and press kit into Japanese; created a podcast about social justice and the arts; set up Art of the Soul’s Facebook and LinkedIn profiles; and demonstrated Art of the Soul jewelry at the Tokyo Gift Show as a Washington State company. I went back to college to gain the additional skills necessary to take my business to the next level. I will graduate in 2013 with an individualized degree, BA Global entrepreneurship.I meet challenges head on and delegate when necessary. I use my network of strong supportive business advisers and mentors from the University of Washington to help me solve problems that arise. I have also built a supportive group of friends and family who lend a helping hand and wish to see me succeed with my business and my Kickstarter project.

FAQ

  • Many of my customers have expressed a desire for a larger selection of smaller pieces, and to have earrings in the line. I have been told by jewelers that my collection is not large enough to make a statement in their jewelry case. Therefore, this new line of jewelry will allow me to present my collections to retailers.

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    Divine Reality angel sterling silver pendant. Chain not included.This is a numbered piece.It is the first completed piece in the new Pyramid jewelry collection.Your number will be given based on the day you made your pledge online.(priced below market value $375)Comes in a beautiful gift box with affirmation card and Linda's bio.(first 500 are numbered) PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.Shipping included for US.Add $55.00 for shipping to Australia and Germany.

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    One Divine Reality sterling silver pendant with 13 melee diamonds along her back wing and one pair of Divine Reality Earrings with one melee diamond in each earring. This is a special edition set. Priced below retail market value $1950. Comes in a beautiful gift box with affirmation card and Linda's bio.Limit 3 - PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.Shipping included for US. Add $55.00 for shipping to Australia.

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    MAKE IT HAPPEN! Pre buy one pendant for each 7 art designs in the Pyramid collection. Be the first to own them. AP (Artist Proof). Jewelry is sterling silver. Pendants are approx 14 gram in weight. Have faith that the artist will make these compelling and powerful jewelry designs come alive.All jewelry comes in a beautiful gift box with affirmation card and Linda's bio.PLUS thank you posted on pledge website or you may choose to be an anonymous sponsor.Shipping included for US.

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    MAKE IT HAPPEN! Pre buy two pendants for each 7 art designs in the Pyramid collection. (total of 14 pendants) Be the first to own them. (AP engraved on the back of pieces). Jewelry is sterling silver. Pendants are approx 14 gram in weight.The artist will make these compelling and powerful jewelry designs come alive.All jewelry comes in a beautiful gift box with affirmation card and Linda's bio.PLUS thank you posted on pledge website or you may choose to be an anonymous sponsor.Shipping included for US.

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    Original signature Art of the Soul drawing made for the intention of your choice. Recognition as a Patron Sponsor to support Linda's work as an artist. (You may choose to be an anonymous sponsor.)Medium is ink,on 20x20 acid free paper.PLUS thank you posted on pledge website.Shipping included for US.Add $100 for shipping to Australia.

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