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$3,016
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 6 2015 2:44 PM UTC +00:00

About

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My name is Carley Eisenberg and I am the owner and blacksmith of Iron Mountain Forge. I design and make organic, nature inspired furniture. Being a maker as well as a designer has its ups and downs. Since  becoming a blacksmith, I have been commissioned many times to make already existing designs, which helps me to learn new processes and hone my skills. However, I have not had the time to create a collection of my own so that I can begin to build my own designs. Being a contestant on Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV has helped me to prove to myself that I have what it takes to make it in the design world as well as the blacksmithing world.

This is why I need your help. My goal is to create a collection of furniture pieces of my own design, that I can use to begin to build a catalog of unique furniture pieces available for order to the public. However, design and product develop take time, money, and machinery that I do not have. With your help, I will be able to spend the time that each design deserves, and create new and inspired pieces that will bring life to any space. 

If I reach my goal of $25,000, It will allow me to purchase a plasma CNC and a TIG welder, which are both essential to moving forward with my business. This goal will also allow me to design and produce 4 pieces for the "Branching Out" collection: coffee table, side table, floor lamp, and sconce. These pieces will launch in December 2015.

Reach Goal #1:

If I reach $32,000, I will add an upholstered lounge chair to the collection, which will include my signature forge work as well.

Reach Goal #2:

If I reach $40,000, I will add not only an upholstered lounge chair, but a upholstered couch as well, still including my signature forged touch.

Reach Goal #3:

If I reach $48,000, I will add not only an upholstered lounge chair and couch, but I will also add a dining table to the collection.

Reach Goal #4:

At $52,000, along with the upholstered pieces and dining table, a matching dining chair will be added to the collection.

Reach Goal #5:

$65,000... If I get this far... Hey! I'll throw in a hand forged bed frame!

Rewards:

$15 - Leaf Bottle Opener
$15 - Leaf Bottle Opener
$25 - House Numbers
$25 - House Numbers
$30 - T-Shirt (Red)
$30 - T-Shirt (Red)
$30 - T-Shirt (Black)
$30 - T-Shirt (Black)
$35 - Lotus Root Coasters
$35 - Lotus Root Coasters
$70 - Oil Lamp
$70 - Oil Lamp
$75 - Leaf Sculpture
$75 - Leaf Sculpture
$100 - 1 Hour Blacksmithing Lesson
$100 - 1 Hour Blacksmithing Lesson
$100 - 1'x2' Custom Sign
$100 - 1'x2' Custom Sign
$125 - Bird and Branch Hook Rack
$125 - Bird and Branch Hook Rack
$175 - Nautilus Clock
$175 - Nautilus Clock

$350 - Cherry Blossom Wall Sconce

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 $450 - Branch and Vine Snack End Table

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 $850 - Spring Snowflake Flower Lamp 

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$1,400 - Lotus Flower Coffee Table 

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Risks and challenges

Some of the challenges we will face if the project succeeds are the following:

I hope to deliver according to the timeline set forth on every item. However, the CNC delivery time is between 4-6 weeks, and could have delays, so on some rewards, they may be delayed if the machine itself is delayed.

This project is special to me, and I want to complete every step of the process with the utmost attention to detail and craftsmanship. Most of these steps, including design, forging, woodworking, and finishing are within my expertise. However, production on a large scale is somewhat new to me. I have spoken with different makers who produce on a larger scale, and they are ready to help me with every step of the process. There may be bumps in the road, but my goal is to keep on schedule and give you the best product I can. Thank you!

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    LEAF BOTTLE OPENER: Kickstarter Exclusive! Who doesn't need a forged bottle opener keychain to have with them at all times? Measures 3" in length without key ring.

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    HOUSE NUMBERS: Get up to 4 numbers measuring 4" tall to give your house an industrial look!

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    "HIT IT LIKE A GIRL" T-SHIRT (Black Design): The Iron Mountain Forge T-Shirt will be your new favorite tee. I will contact you for size and style.

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    "HIT IT LIKE A GIRL" T-SHIRT (Red Design): The Iron Mountain Forge T-Shirt will be your new favorite tee. I will contact you for size and style.

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    LOTUS ROOT COASTERS: Kickstarter exclusive! Snatch up these 4 unique steel coasters, because once this kickstarter closes, they'll never be available again! Measures 4" in diameter and has felt feet so as not to scratch any surface.

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    LOTUS ROOT COASTERS AND LEAF BOTTLE OPENER KEYCHAIN: Kickstarter exclusives! Snatch up these 4 unique steel coasters, because once this kickstarter closes, they'll never be available again! Also get the leaf keychain, perfect for opening up bottles on the go!

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    OIL LAMP: These hand blown oil lamps are definitely a one of a kind. Measures approximately 5" in diameter. You will be contacted after the goal has been met so that you can choose your exact lamp. Colors come in sea green, blue, and white.

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    LEAF SCULPTURE: Kickstarter exclusive! This organic, delightful leaf sculpture measures 15" tall and will bring nature in to any space.

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    1 HOUR BLACKSMITHING LESSON: For those locals out there, or for anyone traveling near or through Asheville. This will be a 1 hour blacksmithing class for beginners and up. We will converse before the lesson to plan what you would like to make. (Moving to Boston Area in September so plan accordingly :)

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    1'x2' CUSTOM SIGN: Create a sign just for you! You'll have a choice of font and can say anything with up to 25 characters. It could be your last name, your favorite saying, or anything else you can think of!

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    BIRD AND BRANCH HOOK RACK: Kickstarter exclusive! These birds will stand guard and hold your things while you're away. The whole rack measures 30" in length.

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    NAUTILUS CLOCK: Kickstarter exclusive! This nautical nautilus clock measures 21" wide and 17" tall. It runs off of one AA battery with a quartz movement.

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    STEEL MAGNOLIA BOWL: This beautiful bowl is the perfect centerpiece for any table, and can stand by itself, or be filled with flowers, fruits, or anything you can think of. It measures 13" in diameter and 5" tall.

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    CHERRY BLOSSOM WALL SCONCE: Part of the "Branching Out" Collection. This plasma cut wall light measures 32"x13"x2" and will beautifully illuminate any room. The blossoms are cut out and glow with soft lit light. Made from plate steel and can be purchased with either a black or clear finish. In development, small changes may be made to the design to better fit the needs of the client.

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    BRANCH AND VINE SNACK END TABLE: Part of the "Branching Out" Collection. This end table is perfect to swing over the arm of a couch and use as a small table. The base will be made from mild steel and the top from your choice of walnut or maple live edge wood. Measures 25" H x 21" L x 12" W. In development, small changes may be made to the design to better fit the needs of the client.

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    SPRING SNOWFLAKE FLOOR LAMP: Part of the "Branching Out" Collection. This hand forged steel and hand blown glass floor lamp measures 32"x14"x11" and will beautifully illuminate any room. The base will be hand forged steel and the flower bud will be hand blown white glass with green details. In development, small changes may be made to the design to better fit the needs of the client.

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    LOTUS FLOWER COFFEE TABLE: Part of the "Branching Out" Collection. This unique coffee table grows up from the ground, and as the stems hit the top, a few lotus flowers burst through as if through the surface of a pond. The flowers can be replaced with lily pads when the order is placed, if you would like more flat surfaces. Lotus flowers are perfect for candles, knick knacks, or any small things you may usually lose. Measures 48"x26"x17". Table top can be made from maple or walnut, and the finish on the steel can either be black or clear. In development, small changes may be made to the design to better fit the needs of the client.

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    BUILD YOUR PIECE WITH ME: For this reward, you can come to Asheville for 5 days and 4 nights and build your custom piece with me! You will learn basic forging and welding. Hotel and food will be covered (travel not included). We will discuss your custom designs before you arrive. Designed piece can be valued up to $3,500. Must be fulfilled before September, or can be fulfilled after September in the Boston/Providence area, where my new shop will be located.

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