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Pandemic Alert! Infectious bugs with laugh-out-loud symptoms!

Hi everyone! I have very exciting news! Because of all your support and exposure an amazing opportunity has come in my direction and for that reason I will have to cancel the campaign. I can't reveal it just yet, but don't fret--the contagion is growing exponentially!

For updates visit us at: www.i-bug-you.com

Thanks again for all of you that helped spread the goodness!

Cheers,

Beca

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I Bug You...not in a bad way, but in the best way!

Hi! My name is Beca. I have been sculpting clay for over 10 years. One day I was feeling a bit down, so I decided to sculpt 'something' to cheer me up -- and it worked! I began making little 'bugs' to give to my friends, and soon people started asking for more. Some people even have the complete range of bugs (full blown infection).   

The exciting part: the Bugs have been selling really well at high-end shops around Miami. You can find them at The Bass Museum, Splash, KOTO, Elemental Wynwood, Florida Craftsmen Gallery...Coral Gables Museum shop...etc. 

However: It has gotten to the point that I can not fulfill the orders by hand-making them anymore. 

Therefore...


 I have a dream... 

Actually it's a cunning plan...to spread these good bugs throughout the known universe. Therefore, I need to start mass producing the little buglets. And you CAN help.

The money raised on Kickstarter will be to used:

  • to produce the mold 
  • manufacture vinyl figurines on a keychain/zipper pull
  • cover testing for hazardous material (because the bugs are all about goodness!)
  • packaging
When funded, I will initiate the first production run with The Happy Bug--followed by production of the others! 


The Happy Bug:  is a buggy reminder to look at the bright side of life and BE HAPPY!

*** Clay bug and packaging prototype
*** Clay bug and packaging prototype

 Oh, and I have just started a Facebook for the Bugs...please LIKE us and keep in touch!


T-shirts for the ladies or gents (S,M,L,XL)...plus the exclusive hand-sculpted Kickstarter Bug--made only for the Kickstarter donors!
T-shirts for the ladies or gents (S,M,L,XL)...plus the exclusive hand-sculpted Kickstarter Bug--made only for the Kickstarter donors!

 Description:

  • Each bug is unique and original. 
  • Hand-sculpted, glazed ceramic. No molds used.
  • Embedded in crystal clear resin.
  • Signed and numbered.
  • Glass container: 3 3/4" Diameter x 3" Height.
  • They come in a gift box--with an 'Infected Care Kit' included. 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to bug me. 

And help me infect the world!

Can I help in other ways?  

Yes! Please spread the word amongst your friends and family. Share this campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your favorite bloggers about us. Every bit helps.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The biggest risk comes with keeping deadlines on schedule. I have dedicated a lot of effort into designing the bugs and for that reason I want to make sure they are perfect. In order to accomplish this I may need to go back and forth with our manufacturers to make sure the product we produce is up to our standards of excellence.

Also:
No matter what, hand-sculpting involves time and labor. I've allocated extra time in our timeline to ensure that I can deliver by the promised date. If I’m lucky enough to exceed our goal, I’m prepared to start on the bugs before our campaign ends.

While I know it’s possible that I’ll encounter other challenges, I’m fully committed to I BUG YOU, and to every one of our backers who help make it a reality.

I will definitely keep everyone updated as to production process and how everything is progressing. I want to make sure every piece is great quality and shipped out as soon as possible.
Thank you!

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    A BIG "CONTAGIOUS" THANK YOU! Every little bit helps.

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    By far the best value: These will become collector's items...Receive a completely hand-sculpted bug of your choice. Embedded in crystal clear resin in a glass specimen jar. Signed and numbered. Ribbon and temporary tattoos included in the "Infected Care Kit". The Bugs come in a box--perfect for gifting!

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    SCULPT YOUR OWN BUG WORKSHOP: I will come to your school’s art classes and do a demonstration and workshop about creating your own bugs with the students. I will bring postcards and temporary tattoos for the art class to keep! It’s about expressing yourself and starting a conversation! Scheduling on a first come first served basis. I can do one workshop per month throughout 2014--starting March-November. Airfare and hotel for Beca will be an additional charge.

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