Hello there! My name is Sarah. I am an independent artist residing in the UK alongside my dwarf rabbit, three chinchillas and royal python. I specialise in creating art focusing around the themes of fantasy, flora and fauna.
Using very gentle colours, I often combine traditional techniques with contemporary themes, gravitas and whimsy, lines and colours.
You can find me here:
Recently a lot of my art has been focused around serpents, I absolutely adore the way I can incorporate them into pretty much anything I set my mind to, and this project is dedicated to a small part of that.
"Ophidian" is a tribute project to my love for snakes, I created a piece earlier this year named "Peonies", which became one of my most popular pieces and is now the design of my very limited edition print in this campaign.
ABOUT THE PIN
The pin will approximately be 35mm with a high polish gold finish and a rubber clutch. The colour scheme is a simple black, gold and white and will be tied with the print also in keeping with the black and gold theme.
The pin will be provided with it's very own backer card that will be signed and numbered. This is a limited edition run and when this campaign ends, the only pins that will be available will be the spare I potentially have after it is funded. These pins are available at a discounted rate, and will be available on Etsy after the campaign for a higher amount.
This is my fourth Kickstarter and more specifically my second pin Kickstarter. Last year I created a "Make 100" soft enamel pin that was over 300% funded and was extremely successful. I have made many pins in the past so I have a good idea on manufacturing times and how it generally works.
There are a number of tiers available for Ophidian including:
- The hard enamel pin badge.
- The Gold foil Ophidian print.
- Original artwork.
If we manage to fully fund this project early, I do have some very cool stretch goals available for you which can be unlocked. So make sure you share this project with your friends and social media to help us hit those goals and get you more goodies!
If you would like to add additional items to your pledges, then simply add the following additional to your pledge:
Extra pin: £10.00
Extra print: £10.00
[Example: Backer has backed the "Ophidian" tier for just the pin, add an additional £10 for an extra pin.]
Please make sure you message me so I can make a note on the system if you do decide to add more prints or pins to your tiers.
If the white snake is unlocked, all backers will get the choice of whether they would prefer a black or white version of the pin. If you want both, make sure you add an additional pin to your pledge.
For full transparency on the final goal number for this project, I have broken it down into four categories. The first being the most obvious part of the funds - the product. The pins are being manufactured by Awesome Merchandise in the UK. Their quality is outstanding and if you were a part of my previous project, you will know that my previous pins were of a high standard and very beautiful! The print is being manufactured by a printer I have gone with before for my "Atlas" gold foil prints, of which were also a very high standard and looked amazing.
The largest part of the funding goal is actually shipping. Which is the most difficult part to calculate and predict. I have spent a lot of my time weighing the pins I currently have and using the Royal Mail price finder tool to give me a quote. The shipping altogether comes to about 40% of the funding goal.
10% of the funding accounts for Kickstarter and Credit Card fees which usually equate to that number (5% for Kickstarter fees and 3-5% for Credit Card fees.)
The last 15% is a cushion for any emergencies or issues that may happen, such as products and items becoming damaged or lost in transit that will need replacing.
I would like to personally thank all those who follow me, support me on Patreon and who backed my previous Kickstarter as well as this project. Your support as well as kind words of encouragement to launch this project mean the world to me, and without you all I wouldn't be able to make any of this possible.
[Note: colours will vary depending on the screen you are using.]
International Customs Charges
Please note that I am not responsible for any customs fees or charges that may be encountered in your Country once the product has been shipped. EU, US and AUS customers will pay no customs charges.
International Shipping Risks
Please be aware that shipping to Mexico and India are at risk of parcels being lost, if you would like a reward and need it shipped there, please get in touch first as I would advise tracking your parcels. Please note I am not responsible for lost packages and whilst I will do my best to replace all lost rewards during the process after funding, I am only one person and can only do so much to accommodate these losses!
Risks and challenges
As this is my fourth Kickstarter and second pin Kickstarter, I don't really have too many risks and challenges to include here. I have left a good time frame to account for any hiccups with either myself or manufacturing issues. I am fully aware of the turnaround time for pins and prints as well as the quality of both.
The only risk I have faced recently is shipping to certain countries, please read the "International Shipping Risk" paragraph above for more information on that.
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