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This project was successfully funded on July 3, 2014.

The designs are ready...help Geography 541 develop and launch a second collection to present at Capsule for SS15.

Philadelphia, PA Jewelry
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New Stretch Goal: $6000

If we hit our stretch goal, the additional funds will cover the cost of hiring a sales assistant for Capsule ($1000) and covering the costs of preparing and shooting our look book for SS15 ($1000.)

Now that you've pledged the cost of getting to Capsule, these are both expenses that will make a huge difference in ensuring that Capsule is a success!

Hi Backers,

Having successfully created a first collection with the launch of a website, I now need to raise the funds to take my jewelry and design company, Geography 541, to the next level.

The hope is that with a second collection, and an unforgettable presentation at Capsule, I will attract media attention and retail clients that will help grow Geography 541 into a completely sustainable wholesale business.

The process:

  • Designing a new 30 piece collection for SS15
  • Producing samples for new collection ($800)
  • Presenting SS15 collection at Capsule ($2000)
  • Transportation and logistics for exhibiting at Capsule ($1000)
  • Kickstarter/Amazon Acct fee (5% or $200)

About Capsule: Capsule is the premier trade show for new and emerging designers. They carefully curate brands so that only the best and brightest exhibit. It's an enormous honor to have been accepted to show and I'm thrilled at the opportunity.

GOAL: $4000

The Prizes

To raise the funds needed for the launch of a second collection and to exhibit at Capsule, I've designed three exclusive pieces, inspired by the act of travel.  The easy neutral colors each piece make them extremely versatile and wearable. They're perfect for a day at the office, dinner with friends, or even your next trip. As you wear them, my hope is that they inspire you by encouraging you to daydream of your past adventures or your adventures yet to come.

Each piece is handcrafted in my Philadelphia studio using traditional metalsmithing and textile techniques. All materials are American sourced brass and spun polyester thread. As these pieces are exclusive to Kickstarter, I'm able to offer them at their true cost, without the usual retail markup.

Exclusive Designs

The Wayfarer Exclusive Bracelet
The Wayfarer Exclusive Bracelet

 

The Xanadu Exclusive Earrings
The Xanadu Exclusive Earrings

 

The Vista Exclusive Necklace
The Vista Exclusive Necklace

 

The Idyll Exclusive Collection. Wear each piece alone...or all together!
The Idyll Exclusive Collection. Wear each piece alone...or all together!

Exclusive, Personalized Designs

The coolest prize I'm offering as part of this Kickstarter campaign is the opportunity to collaborate on a custom designed piece or collection, inspired by your favorite place.

You provide the inspiration in a questionnaire, and we will then discuss via either email, Skype, or in person (NYC or Philadelphia only) to come up with pieces that you absolutely love. I'll offer three sketches for each piece, you'll pick your favorite, and then I'll take those sketches and turn them into one-of-a-kind pieces, made specifically for you.

 This is a great opportunity to support a design-based small business. If you cannot afford to help fund this project, you can still help by spreading the word and encouraging others to help fund this project.

Just fill this guy out, we'll discuss a bit, and then your favorite place will come to life in your own one-of-a-kind piece or collection
Just fill this guy out, we'll discuss a bit, and then your favorite place will come to life in your own one-of-a-kind piece or collection

 This is a great opportunity to support a design based small business grow. If you cannot afford to help fund this project, you can still help by spreading the word and encouraging others to help fund this project.

Risks and challenges

Of course, when starting out, it's hard to really identify what setbacks may occur. It's only once things have begun that unexpected obstacles begin to arise.

I will do my best to avoid as many setbacks as possible by working ahead and re-strategizing as I identify possible risks. With a hard and fast deadline for Capsule, I will need to find a way to successfully complete the second collection, even if it means re-strategizing my designs and/or material content.

I hope to avoid any and all setbacks, but will most definitely keep you updated on the progress of the project as I work through the new collection and preparation for Capsule.

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    THANK YOU THANK YOU: Every dollar matters. For $1 or more, I will send you a personal email to express my sincere gratitude

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    POSTAL THANKS: At $10, I will send you a thank you card. It will be hand addressed, written, and signed, before being sent with a stamp (through the mail!) to you.

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    WAYFARER: The Exclusive Bracelet!

    This bracelet (retail value $76) was designed exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign, inspired by the anticipation of travel. This bracelet is a wear anywhere piece. It is made by hand in Philadelphia from American sourced materials.

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    XANADU: The Exclusive Earrings!

    These earrings (retail value $98) were designed exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign, inspired by the anticipation of travel. They're featherlight, but are still quite a statement piece. They're made by hand in Philadelphia from American sourced materials.

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    VISTA: The Exclusive Necklace!

    This necklace (retail value $126) was designed exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign, inspired by the anticipation of travel. With both the cream and black tassels, this necklace literally can be worn with anything. This piece is made by hand in Philadelphia from American sourced materials.

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    IDYLL: The Exclusive Collection!

    All 3 pieces, the bracelet, earrings, and necklace, designed exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign (total retail value $300.) The collection was inspired by the anticipation of travel and in easy neutral colors can be worn with almost anything. Wear them all together or separately.

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    EXPEDITION: One exclusive designed necklace, based on your favorite place. Design process will be conducted via email, Skype, or in person (Philadelphia only). I will send you a questionnaire that asks for a few pictures and descriptions of your favorite place. Based off your questionnaire, I will create three sketches for potential pieces. You'll select your favorite design, and then I will get to work on your very own, one-of-a-kind, wanderlust-inspired piece!

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    FIRST CLASS EXPEDITION: A three piece collection, (one necklace, one bracelet, and one pair of earrings) designed exclusively for you, based on your favorite place. The design process will be conducted via email, Skype, or in person (Philadelphia or NYC). I will send you a questionnaire that asks for a few pictures and descriptions of your favorite place. Based off your questionnaire, I will create three sketches for potential pieces. You'll select your favorite sketches, and then I will get to work on your very own, one-of-a-kind wanderlust inspired mini collection!

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    EXPEDITION EXTRAORDINAIRE: A 5 piece collection (any combination of silhouettes) designed exclusively for you, based on your favorite place. Design process will be conducted via email, Skype, or in person (Philadelphia or NYC only.) I will send you a questionnaire that asks for a few pictures and descriptions of your favorite place. Based off your questionnaire, I will create three sketches for potential pieces. You'll select your favorite design, and then I will get to work on your very own, one-of-a-kind, wanderlust-inspired collection!

    *In person design meetings available in New York City and Philadelphia. Transportation not included. Backers from other locales will have their meetings conducted via Skype.

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    WANDERLUST EXTRAORDINAIRE: ETERNAL GRATITUDE and

    The Expedition Extraordinarie: a 5 piece collection designed exclusively for you, based on your favorite place.

    5 pieces from the current collection

    and 5 pieces from every future collection.

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Funding period

- (30 days)