Hi y’all - I’m Rachael, the artist behind livelygold. I’ve been designing enamel pins, inspired by my love for DND and other rpgs, and I’m so excited to bring you my latest set of critical-success designs. I’m hoping you can help me bring them to life.
I’ve been selling pins on my Etsy shop and have a really wonderful manufacturer who makes cloisonne-quality hard-enamel pins. Dusk & Dawn are my new designs - featuring cute swirling clouds and brilliant stars around a d20. While I can guarantee they’ll make you look good, I can’t promise that you’ll roll more natural 20s than usual.
Backing this project means you’ll be covering the cost of producing these pins and their packaging - and you'll be able to grab them at a discounted price of $10 a pop. Once the campaign is over, any leftover stock will be available for purchase in my Etsy store for $12 - but there’s no guarantee!
Plus, if we meet our first goal, the second goal has metallic stickers for all backers and the third goal features a new design. Whoa.
If you support this Kickstarter today, you’re not only snagging a beautiful pin at a great price (discounted from my shop!) but you’re also helping a small business launch a new product. And that’s pretty cool.
You do not need to know which designs you’d like right now! If we meet our goal, I will send out a survey to confirm which you’d like. And if you want to add on more pins, you can at that time for $10/pin.
The Pins and More
Dusk and Dawn are hard-enamel pins, measuring a little over 1.5 inches wide, and just over an inch tall. Dusk is plated with nickel for a silver-y shine, while Dawn is plated in brilliant gold. All pins will come on a custom designed backing card and with a black rubber clutch.
If we reach our second goal, a backer gift is unlocked - and all backers will receive a 3x3 inch metallic Dusk or Dawn sticker. I’ve made metallic stickers before and have a great manufacturer - they’re perfect for your water bottle, the back of your laptop, or anywhere your heart desires.
If we reach our third goal, we unlock my Starry Skies design - both a hard-enamel pin plated in warm copper and a metallic sticker version of this cute d20. It’s honestly ideal.
Distribution of Funds
Ok here’s the math.
- Materials/Manufacturing/Packaging Cost: 75%
- Kickstarter and Payment fees: 15%
- Buffer and Extras: 10%
- Late December 2018 - Kickstarter Launches
- Late-January 2019 - Kickstarter ends. If successful, Backer surveys sent and confirmed.
- Mid-February 2019 - Kickstarter funds arrive, pin orders placed.
- Mid-March 2019 - Pin orders reach me, quality control happens, and I begin fulfilling backer pledges
- April 2019 - You got your pins!
Obviously this timeline is subject to change if there are any manufacturing issues. I’ve also given it padding just to be safe, so there is a chance these will be in your hands sooner.
If there are any delays or updates in the timeline, I will post here to make sure you’re kept up to date on this project.
You’re always welcome to message me through Kickstarter if you have any questions, but I’m also on Instagram @livelygoldart.
For examples of my work, check out my etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/LivelyGold
Risks and challenges
I’m feeling confident about being able to produce these pins as designed, but there may be some slight alterations as we move into the manufacturing phase to ensure the highest quality possible. This would likely be around the size of elements to ensure they can hold enamel properly.
Also, all screens display colors differently. While I’m using a Pantone color system to ensure these pins look amazing, they may appear slightly different in person than the designs do on your screen.
Shipping within the US will be first-class, so once packages are mailed they should arrive within 2-5 days. Shipping at this level is about $4 and will include tracking information.
Sadly I cannot offer tracking information for any international backers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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