Amoreantos has come far since February 2018 as a fledgling business with our own investment. Now with your support we can really soar while offering you some great rewards!! Amoreantos is a combination of two Design Partners, Abbi and Tim. We design 925 sterling silver pendants, perfected in CAD software which are now produced in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter through lost wax casting and traditional polishing. Why not check out our new website to see more about us here... www.amoreantos.co.uk
Our new design that we are asking you to pledge toward is called Aspίda meaning ‘shield’ and will be our 4th design to go into production. All our pendants have Greek phonetic names as a nod to time spent in Greece by Tim, when inspiration took hold and the designs began to form. I found my confidence on a break in Desenzano, Italy where I fell in love with Venice, Milan and Verona. 'Amore' is the Italian for love and the unisex name 'Amarantos' is Greek for unfading. Together that is the background behind our name Amoreantos or 'unfading love'. We sell face to face and through our website (via checkout at the online craft sellers' site Etsy). Our mission is to design contemporary tribal pendants that make a statement about futuristic style and this vision is evident in us combining the old and the new technology.
Tim and I are inspired by art and each other. Tim is the more hands on creative with experience in making and selling sterling silver jewellery. I however have post graduate degree in graphic design so by the time we have united and created our designs they make a strong graphic statement for the wearer which is unique to our unisex style. Our Aspίda pendant is inspired by the emotional shield which we wrap around the ones we love. This ultimate protection knows no boundaries but is flexible enough to let the ones we care about grow and develop with us. Aspίda will be about 40mm in height and can be worn close to the heart.
We invest in the hand drawn design to be created in CAD software for you to get a picture of how the Aspίda pendant meaning ‘shield’ will look. I know the costs involved in designing and producing our pendants from the 3 pendants that we have already created together so far. I have experimented with suppliers previously and am happy with the price and quality which we offer. I am really enjoying creating this joint venture as a business and have been absorbing useful business tips. It all began with a hobby on Etsy for me but then I attended a three week business development programme supported by the European Regional Development Fund which brought me to this stage.
I want to get involved with the Kickstarter platform to test our new upcoming designs, to see how they are received before going into production. We have created some great rewards for the lovely people who will be backing us. It is a winning situation for everyone. We hope to use Kickstarter to develop our business and our range of designs so that we can become a brand that is recognised for a business model that rewards its backers.
Our goal is to reach £500 and your pledges will help us to:
- To have a wax 3D printed prototype produced from our CAD designs
- To have a mold of the pendants made ready for casting in 925 sterling silver
- Production of the master copies and final pendants
- To fulfil your pledge requests
- To go toward providing our custom packaging for your pendants
- No hallmarking is required as these pendants are under the threshold weight.
If I overachieve my goal I will be able to afford to produce more pendants fulfil more pledges and go on to exceed our sales target, thanks to your support.
Obviously without reaching our goal this project will not be funded so please pledge and tell your friends about our great Kickstarter rewards. I hope that you will love our exclusive rewards available only with your Kickstarter pledges. Also every one of you lovely backers will get a special mention on the Amoreantos website and social media.
Risks and challenges
If our project takes off we will be busy and this is our first Kickstarter campaign. We have done our best to reduce risks and have a good relationship with our casting company who we have used before. We also know that Christmas is just around the corner so there is some wiggle room before the expected completion time. However we know that despite our best intentions life can throw a curve ball so delays could happen but we will keep you updated should any problems arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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