SECOND SERIES OF CTHLUHU HARD ENAMEL PINS
last year I launched my first set of cthuhlu pins and after its success I wanted to return to the great old ones for a second series this year. After much deliberation and scrapping many designs of creatures and monsters I decided to have a specific theme in mind while designing the great old ones - as if they were artifacts from the mesoamerica era.
You can pledge for a single pin, multiple pins in various combinations, or spring for the whole set of 8 pins. all design choices can be made at the end of the project and there are limited slots for each early bird rewards which will save you 20%. so take advantage and pledge now and pay later.
THE PINS -
these 8 pins will all be 45mm in size with an antique gold finish with black and red enamel fill with some areas recessed with a textured pattern to really give it the mesoamerican look!
As i want to keep this project as simple as possible ive decided instead of having a lower goal with stretch goals to unlock that instead I will have a higer goal with the choice of all the pins available.
As the project is a much simpler campaign than the previous ones there will be no worry about adding on every option will be included in the reward survey. so if you want just a coin you can pledge for the 1 pin pledge. Everything is shown to you to make your pledge decision easy.
ALL pledges will be sent tracked. Although this is a little more in terms of the cost of shipping it does mean that every backer will have their own individual tracking number and there will be no chance of any post being lost and if there is a delay you will know exactly where the parcel is especially as the shipping will be late october early novemeber when there will be more post leading up to Christmas.
PROJECT TIME LINE AND FUNDING PROCESS
Like all kickstarters you can pledge now and pay later at the end of the project and have the oppotunity to increase, lower and if need be you can cancel your pledge at any time.
the project will run for 30 days once the project is complete the money will be taken from the backers, if for any reason the transaction doesnt clear there is a 7 day window in which to solve any issue. (there is more info in the risks and challenges on how this can be prevented and solved)
2nd AUGUST - project start
4th SEPTEMBER - project ends
4th SEPTEMBER- 11th SEPTEMBER - kickstarter payment process dropped pledges will be removed and surveys will go out
13th -15th SEPTEMBER - surveys will be sent out for backers to fill in and a let me know what they want and where it will be posted to.
18th -20th SEPTEMBER - manufacturing will begin
16th OCTOBER - 23rd OCTOBER - manufacturing process complete. There is a 4 to 6 week window for this process though if there are a lot of backer this could go up as there will be time needed to produce all the product.
30th OCTOBER - 13th NOVEMBER - shipping
during this time i will be doing quality control and checking the pins fixing the pins to backing cards and packing in poly bags and getting everyones orders together and ready to ship and then the fun part of shipping which be in stages so i can give every backer thier own individual tracking number.
Risks and challenges
from running multiple successful campaigns ive learned a few time savers and potential risks and issues that might occure which are listed in the stages in which they may occure.
design alterations -
Minor alterations to the designs above may need to be made in order for the pins to be manufactured to the best quality possible. These alterations would most likely be line thicknesses in some areas in order to ensure space for the enamel fill. Do be aware that the colours shown in my designs may be different in person, due to the handmade nature of enamel colourings and the colour settings of your screen.
The most probable cause of delay would be any sort of mistake or fault in the manufacturing process, and delays in shipping. In the case of manufacturing delays I will keep every one informed as soon as the situation updates in the form of posts which csn be found above. Unfortunately there is not much that I can do about slow shipping times.
on the odd occasion i have found in the past that some payments dont go through, sometimes due to personal banks thinking its a fraudulent payment especially if you dont use kickstarter often but can be solved easily. The other issue that occures is that your bank details may be out of date so always a good time to check and make sure everything is in working order. kickstarter gives a 7 day window to rectify any payment issuse. and if for some reason it still cant go through and you would still like the pins the payment can be made via paypal. which can be sorted at the end of the project.
posting world wide is great but there is the odd occasion that there is an unsually long processing delay and the even rarer occasion that the item is 'lost' (usually it ends up being returned to me) to avoid this all parcels will be posted tracked. now at the slightly higer price comes a level of security that the parcel shouldnt get lost and can be tracked. Though it does mean i will need to give each and every backer thier own unique tracking number which may take a little time if there are a large number of backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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