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Feather Adornment, Jewelry, Headdresses, and Tribal Clothing to fund New Orleans Design Center

The launch of my new lines of feather jewelry, seedpod hats, and clothing in 2012 and the funds generated from THIS seed money, backed by YOUr generous contributions, will ULTIMATELY go towards a Design Center here in New Orleans- hopefully by NEXT YEAR! This center will function as a space where Artisans and Crafters can COME TOGETHER to CREATE COLLECTIVELY, versus working alone in isolated studios! 

There are so many creative people here, and it is so important to nourish and encourage COMMUNITY, to share SKILL SETS, and to LIFT ARTISTS UP TO INSPIRE THE WORLD and CREATE CHANGE. Envision a space where you could set up your studio, whether it be painting, leatherwork, making magical dolls, a photography lab, or printmaking-- and COME and GO freely as you like, being surrounded by fellow artists who cook meals, share stories, and form community together! Often playfully called 'Stitch n' Bitch' sessions here in New Orleans, there are many examples of the fulfillment and real change that gathering intentionally to create art can do. 

Example of $20 Pledge Below! Feather Clip with Leather Leaves!

 All three of these lines are inspired by the people and city of New Orleans and the playful, unrestrained self-expression that occurs here so abundantly. All clothing and accessories by Wax & Wane are produced locally and use Up-Cycled fabrics and natural materials that come from sustainable sources. It's TIME TO FUSE THE DREAM WITH REALITY! I am eternally grateful for your generosity and contributions- anything helps!!! And, the rewards are directly from the lines and are, like, SUPER cool and pretty much at market value. What a DEAL!!! ;-) Read on for the breakdown of the COSTS and REWARDS! Wooooo! 

$35 Pledge Reward: Small Feather Earrings from the Spring Line!

With $5000, I will be able to buy supplies and feathers from U.S. harvested birds, hire help, and create a line of STUNNING feather jewelry with multiple copies of the designs (about 600 pieces total!), and create a catalog to send out to boutiques and retailers. 


$50 Pledge Reward: Medium-Sized Long Feather Earrings w/stones!

Wax & Wane Designs is gaining momentum; I constantly sell out of all my creations at art markets, and 10 different boutiques have been waiting (........) for shipments for quite some time. But instead of creating one-of-a-kind pieces over and over again, I need your help to officially release my first lines of FEATHER JEWELRY, ORGANIC MILLINERY, and CLOTHING in 2012.

$75 Pledge Reward: Choice of Side Angle or Traditional Bustle Skirt

$100 Pledge Reward: Upcycled Embellished Clothing! (with example of detachable wrist cuffs to wear with any jacket!) 

$145 Pledge Reward: Adjustable Flapper-Style Headdress

$250 Reward Pledge Amount: A sneak peak of the darker color combo for what a Men's Jacket might look like for the Fall Clothing Line!

$350 Pledge Reward: Custom Headdress! Mardi Gras? Halloween? New Year's? A random Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans? YeA! 

$500 Pledge Reward: A full outfit from the Fall Line!

TO DO THIS, I need YOUR help!! Instead of asking for $20,000 to put a down payment on a space and make this happen immediately, I'm trusting based on the feedback I've received so far, that my new lines will be successful and will in turn raise the money to manifest the DESIGN CENTER!   Wax & Wane Designs is gaining momentum; I constantly sell out of all my creations at art markets, and 10 different boutiques have been waiting (........) for shipments for quite some time. But instead of creating one-of-a-kind pieces over and over again, I need your help to officially release my first lines of FEATHER JEWELRY, ORGANIC MILLINERY, and CLOTHING in 2012.

With $7500, I will also be able to purchase natural cotton, bamboo, and hemp fabrics to create my very first line of clothing to be debuted at the Eco Fashion Show I'm curating on December 1st partnered with the Global Social Change Film Festival. How this partnership has taken shape is one of those divinely synchronistic occurrences that only come a few times in life. It will possibly be partnered with Project Runway and Donna Karran, and showcase not only my designs but other earth-conscious designers in the area in a spectacular production of performance art to be aired internationally. 

TRIBE!!!  Extra special thanks to Scott McKibben and his film project, Eye of the Crow, for the incredible video and all of your patience! Mel for assistance and coaching, Ryan for your endless support, Leah, Lester, Lydia, and GiGi for you good looks and enthusiasm to contribute and play, James Oroc for the amazing photo shoot, Terina for last-minute body-painting, and to Corinne, Syda, and Tyson for your editing and constructive critique! All of this has been made possible by you, and I am endlessly grateful. 

Thank-YOU so much for your support, pledges, and generosity! Please share with your friends and help spread the word! If you have any questions about the rewards, want to see more pics, or just want to HoLLa! My email is waxandwanedesigns@gmail.com 

Release Your Inner Gypsy Child, Go Forth & Inspire, Goddess! <3 Natalie

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    Hand-pressed personal Thank-You Card with )))Wax & Wane((( Owl & Moon Symbol

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    You'll receive a 5x7 photo (of the beginning Kickstarter Video Pic!) and a catalog from the summer line showcasing my new designs this year, + a signed Wax & Wane Thank-You Card!

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    A hair OR fedora feather clip (a little FlaRE for AnY Outfit) for Men or Women with a hand-cut leather leaf design from the Spring Jewelry Line! Your choice of Earthy or Vibrant Color Combo. + Thank-You Card

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    Hand silk-screened canvas bag OR t-shirt with )))Wax & Wane((( symbol on the front and the words "Breath In:Breathe Out. Light:Dark, Life:Death, Wax:Wane" on the back + Thank-You Card

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    A pair of elegant little earrings from the spring line with semi-precious bead arrangements. Your choice of 5 different Style/Color Combos! +Thank-You Card

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    A gorgeous pair of feather earrings from the Spring Line: Choice of 5 different Style/Color Combos! + Thank-You Card (+$5 s&h)

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    A pair of feather earrings AND a Wax & Wane Tshirt/Canvas Bag, OR your very own shape-shifting Seedpod Hat from the Summer Line! 100% Organic, made of the fibers of Palm Tree husks. Just submerge in water, spin off the excess, and shape OVER and OVER again for countless new looks! Comes with Instructions, Tips, Video Demonstration Links, and small Feather Fascinator to Adorn with! Release Your Inner Gypsy Child! + Thank-You Card

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    For the Ladies! A bustle skirt from the Fall Clothing Line made from Upcycled slips and fabrics! Beautiful layers of lace, stripes, and polka dots that cascade down the back! Your choice of style and size. (+$8 s&h)

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    A pair of gorgeous 3-D Tiered Feather Earrings that cascade down 13 inches! Rock them both, or just wear a Single and give the other away! Choice of 5 different Color Combos. <3

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    Send me one of YOUR favorite articles of clothing that I will personally embellish with lace/fur/leather/screenprint designs in Wax & Wane tribal Nola avant garde style and send back to you! How FUN! + Thank-You Card (please include $10 for shipping)

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    Epic pair of GODDESS feather earrings from the new Spring Line! Choice of 3 Styles: 3-D, Varied-Length Hanging Chain, or LONG Saddle Rooster Earrings with semi-precious stone arrangements. +Thank-You Card

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    A Flapper Style Headdress (as pictured!) with Vintage Jewelry Pieces that secures with an adjustable leather band, secures to your hair with extra clips, and is totally fabulous!

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    The Full Package! A Bustle Skirt OR Bow Tie & Wrist Cuffs, a Seedpod Hat OR Feather Earrings, a Wax & Wane T-shirt/Canvas Bag, a Catalog, and a Thank-You Card <3 (please include $15 for shipping :))

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    Jacket from Wax & Wane's Fall Clothing Line! Choice of 3 different Styles for both Ladies and Gents. Will be earthy and slightly tribal with subtle flourishes of New Orleans' playful spirit. + Catalog +Thank-You Card

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    EPIC one-of-a-kind CUSTOM Headdress! I've created 3 this year: One Daryl Hannah rocked at balls all over New Orleans during Mardi Gras, the Feathered Mohawk (seen in this Project's Main Photo) was featured on the Travel Channel, and the 3rd (in center) my man proposed to Me! For those Occasions in Life when You are Waxing to the Fullest. <3

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    AN ENTIRE OUTFIT! WoW! We'll basically work together to create whatever you'd like. A jacket? Done! Tailcoat? Oh yeah. Bustle Skirt? Bring it. Headdress? No problem! I'll throw in some earrings and ruffled wrist cuffs, too. Why? Because you're just ThAt fabulous.

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    A jacket from the Fall Line + a custom Headdress for Mardi Gras, a Wedding, a Theatre Production, or- in New Orleans- a random Tuesday afternoon! Plus 4 tickets to the Eco Fashion Show in December. <3

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    A Large Feather Mobile Art Installation Piece that can hang from your ceiling like a chandelier. We will work together on the size and color scheme to match your home! Plus 4 front row tickets to the Eco Fashion Show. <3

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