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By Hannah B
$461 pledged of $350 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About this project

GIRD YOUR DICE FOR BATTLE!

When you set up your board for the night, why not place your dice in a sturdy, reliable gaming accessory? My Chain Mail Dice Cups make for a fun, thematic container for all dice gamers. Buy one for yourself, or give it as a gift for your battle partner!

My Chain Mail Dice Cups are sturdy, consisting of two different types of European weaves. They are sized to hold 10-15 individual dice of varying faces. Each cup consists of nearly 1000 rings, and requires 4-6 hours of individual attention, making each project unique from the rest. The current prototypes (available as backer rewards!) are only available in antique bronze, but with a little help from YOU I can expand my metal colors and introduce patterns to this fun desk accessory!

Funds raised from this Kickstarter will go towards ordering materials and tools to create more Dice Cups. Extra materials and stretch goals will allow for experimentation with grander designs for any gaming need.  Dice bags, costuming accessories and more are on the horizon for Queen Designs!

Fear the tower of Gaming Power!
Fear the tower of Gaming Power!

WHY CHAIN MAIL?

Creation of a Dice Cup
Creation of a Dice Cup

My love for chain mail stemmed from creating an Officer Jenny cosplay. While the costume itself (my first project) wasn't a total success, it gave me a love for weaving metal into clothing and accessories for all kinds of nerdy entertainments. I had several thousand rings left over after my project, and spent months tinkering around with the remainder until I finally came up with my own Dice Cup prototype, as well as other designs. The problem is, I can't work to spread my love without more materials!

Feel the Love
Feel the Love

This CHAIN MAIL HEART is also offered as a backer reward! An online store is in the works for all of your fantasy needs!

 If by some amazing chance my Kickstarter goal is exceeded, I will announce stretch goals!

Risks and challenges

Chain mail is not a product that can be made instantly. Each cup takes time to make, and deep attention to detail. In my spare time, I can churn out 1 cup a day. This does make for slow increase in inventory, but I am ready to dedicate my time to them if you are!

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    YOUR NAME SHALL GO DOWN IN LEGEND!

    For your donation of $3 I will place your name onto a list of benefactors on the soon-to-be created Queen Designs website, as well as send my love from afar!

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    HAVE A PIECE OF MY COLD, STEELY HEART

    Those who Donate $15 will receive a piece of our love in Heart form! Display our Chain Mail Heart Ornaments on trees, doorknobs, wherever you can hook small items!

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    YOUR CUSTOM CUP OF GLORY!

    A custom patterned dice cup for those who don't mind waiting a little longer for their rewards!

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    YOUR OWN CUP OF GLORY!

    Those who donate $50 will receive one of the first Dice Cup prototypes, as seen in the photo above!

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    YOU ARE A LEGEND AMONG ALL.

    Your pledge of $65 will earn you everything listed here! A custom cup, a heart ornament, and your name on the donations page!

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