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Miquette  BishopBy Miquette Bishop
First created
Miquette  BishopBy Miquette Bishop
First created
$13,454
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
82
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 5 2012 8:31 PM UTC +00:00

About

"OM customers are all ages, all religions and all races, sharing a common thread and a universal understanding that we are all connected." 

What is an OM?

Derived from the word gnOMe, OM’s are true originals in every sense of the word…

3" handmade clay figurines, OMs are whimsical, magical spirits inclusive of age, religion, race or creed, connecting a global community rooted in Kindness, Consciousness and Unity. 

They are as unique and special as the person who will give it a home or share it with someone else who will treasure it.  

OMs celebrate the power of each individual to connect with something bigger than they are. 

Meant to be given.  OMs are forever reminders of the connection you have with the person you gave it to.

Christmas of 2009, I began designing and creating OMs during one of the lowest points in my life.  I wanted to create something that would help my family in a financially dark time.   My Thought:  Create something that I could gift, yet also sell at our children's school Holiday Faire.   The response proved overwhelming and I quickly realized, that I was embarking on a journey much greater than myself - one that included all of us.

In the two-and-a-half years that have followed, OM® by miquette has grown into a flourishing business, a team of six (half who simply volunteer their time) and supplying more than 20 stores across The United States.

OMs have evolved slowly and organically and been shared, given, and treasured by people everywhere, all of whom have been touched by their amazing power to connect people from across the world or just down the road…

"Tyl is an OM and is the shyest member of the OM community. Tyl reminds us that still waters run deep.  Keep him with you as a symbol of what we can learn from listening to one another… The ways in which we are all connected are more easily heard when we allow ourselves to be still and listen." 

Why we are on kickstarter.   

Since 2009, I've happily designed and created thousands of OMs for many stores, every occasion and all kinds of people, all by hand!   Now I'd like to take the next step and begin manufacturing...

OMs offer a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in our world.   They have a large following and movement behind them, they have been part of many fund raisers and organizations with their powerful message.  They have adorned the desks of executives, they've been cake toppers, shower gifts, place holders, children's night time companions, collector items, good luck charms...OMs have literally touched and inspired hundreds of people.  With this opportunity, we will be able to continue to touch and inspire millions. 

                    Our 'OMme' OM wears the symbol 'OM' on his tunic.

'An ancient and sacred symbol, OM represents the sound of all creation.  It symbolizes the infinite and thus it is inclusive of all religions, races and creeds.' 

To continue and take the next step forward, OM® by miquette needs to reach a goal of at least $30,000.  This would give us a good 'kickstart' and hopefully cover the costs of designing, manufacturing, labeling, packaging & shipping.  If you're new to Kickstarter please note that it's an all or nothing funding platform.  If we do not reach the $30,000. goal, we do not receive ANY of the funds. 

Our latest designs represent different cultures from all over the world and, should we succeed with our kickstarter appeal, it will open the doors to an incredible opportunity with a positive impact, for the younger generation in particular and help spread our message and promote the global community we believe in.   'We Are All Connected'   

INDIA OM

JAPAN

Want to see more OMs? Visit www.ilovemyOM.com  

But wait! OMs don't stop there.....They're on a mission and want to share their blogs with you!    

Blog #1:  www.allconnectedblog.wordpress.com - Inspiring people doing inspiring things - Many who we have blogged about have actually found and connected with us and OMs.    

An example is our latest blog: Christine Baker, a 911 survivor, started a non-profit organization in 2011 in order to "inspire and empower people to pass acts of kindness onto others".  Christine is going to trek 2,181 miles from Maine to Georgia with her yellow Lab, Jessie, to raise money for four charities she believes in.  Christine found the blog we wrote about her and has become a huge OM fan.  She is now bringing 'Maya' with her on her long venture.   Read about Christine's amazing quest on our We are all connected Blog.

Blog #2: Our children's blog: For children: 8 - 18 who want to read stories of everyday kids doing amazing things around the world - We're creating connections for kids, inspiring them and helping to bring awareness to their global community   www.OMathomeblog.wordpress.com      

Blog #3: Our News and Events blog: All the news about what OMs are up to.  Read about their ventures and what they're up to: whether it's helping a fund raiser, a non-profit organization, trekking 2,181 miles with an OM fan, exposing themselves at the New York International Gift Fair this August, or the latest designs.....all the OM news can be found right here at: www.OMbymiquette.wordpress.com  

Photo & message sent in from an OM fan (can you find the OM?)  "My daughters Mary (stripped shirt) and Emily (dog t-shirt) and their teammate Molly - Emily won four Gold medals and she is a huge OM fan..Yay!!!"

"I see 100 million OMs......and a world where people are connected"  A wonderful quote by a wonderful OM fan

Below is a photo sent to us by an OM fan.  This is the Affinity OM - Affinity symbolizes one simple, beautiful truth: Connection lasts forever… And distance can never separate two hearts.

OM PACKAGING: Each OM has a star from the night sky as it's namesake, each are packaged individually and come with their own inspirational story.

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know our project. We, at OM Headquarters: Miquette, Paul, Diana, Liz M, Jill, Lisa and Liz L., hope that our presentation, and OMs, have inspired you to consider supporting our kickstarter project, join our OM community rooted in kindness and help spread our word.  

                                                   'Love' OM

                     Thank you from all of us here at OM® by miquette

                               W e   A r e   A l l   C o n n e c t e d™

A SPECIAL thank you to all my family & friends who have helped, supported and encouraged me since the beginning:  My three girls, Peter, YiaYia, Julie, Monica, Dad, Pol, Uli and Gordon!  

To all of my incredibly beautiful customers.....you are all rooted in kindness, consciousness and unity, and I'm a better person having known you all!  -  Thank  so very much!    We are all connected....  xo  Miquette 

OM® is a registered trademark of miquette - We Are All Connected™ 

                                                  © 2009 - 2012

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    "I believe in OMs and I see a world where we are all connected" I'd love to have my name displayed 'brilliantly' on your 'i love my OM' website showing I'm a believer in OMs!

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    "I see a world where we are all connected" and I'd love to have 'Panache' the original OM and my name on your website www.ilovemyOM.com showing I'm a believer in OMs!

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    I know we are all connected and I would love the
    limited edition 'collectors' OM. 'the Bright Side of the Road' OM especially designed for this kickstarter project, and an exclusive "We Are All Connected" notecard (graphic displayed in text) with my name displayed on your website showing my support.

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    I believe we are all connected and I'd love two OMs of my choice from your website, an exclusive 'We are all connected' OM notecard (graphic displayed in the story text), along with my name displayed on your website with a BIG THANK YOU! for my support - I believe we are all connected!

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    I think OMs should be everywhere! I would love to receive 2 OMs of my choice and 2 mystery mini OMs, an exclusive 'We are all connected' OM notecard (graphic displayed in the story text) and have my name on your site showing my support that I believe in OMs!
    'We Are All Connected'

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    We are all connected and I would love my choice of 3 OMs and 3 mystery mini OMs, a pack of 12 exclusive “We are all connected” OM notecards (see graphic in our story text), along with my name displayed 'brilliantly' on your website showing I'm a believer in OMs!

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    I love OMs! For my donation I would love a large 6” artist designed OM exclusively for me (sent to me, or a recipient of my choice (additional $10 if shipped internationally) and the original 'Panache' OM with my name also in 'Lights' on your website with a BIG THANK YOU! for my support
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    I love OMs! For my donation I would love 10 OMs to start my collection or to gift, which I understand you will send to me or the recipients of my choice and also have my name on your website with a BIG THANK YOU! for my support

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    The World Needs OMs!
    I look forward to receiving a beautiful Artist designed 6” OM exclusively for me and 5 mystery 3" OMs (mailed to me, or a recipient of my choice (additional $10 if shipped internationally).
    A pack of 12 Exclusive OM notecards (see graphic in our story text) my own exclusive OM T-shirt (size of my choice) which I'll proudly display around town all summer, or gift. I'm also looking forward to having my name on your beautiful website thanking me for my support.

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    I believe we are all connected and I believe in the magic of OMs and would love to see them everywhere!
    I can't wait to receive my exclusive 6" artist designed OM created just for me or to my specifications (It will be a true masterpiece),
    Also, I'm looking forward to my 10 mystery 3” OMs from your amazing website www.ilovemyOM.com to gift or start my collection, my exclusive OM T-shirt (size of my choice) and a pack of 12 beautifully designed OM notecards (graphic displayed in our story text) along with my name 'strongly featured' on your website thanking me for my support!
    I understand I can either have my rewards mailed to me or have them sent to a recipient of my choice, thank you!
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Funding period

- (35 days)