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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 14 2018 1:29 AM UTC +00:00
Marcus CikoBy Marcus Ciko
First created
Marcus CikoBy Marcus Ciko
First created
$405
pledged of $25,000 goal
6
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 14 2018 1:29 AM UTC +00:00

About

"3DBeads has developed a revolutionary product known as BioBeads that will address five problems with Mardi Gras beads: (1) they will be biodegradable and not photo-degradable in the landfill; (2) they will not contain any lead, phthalates, or other endocrine system disruptors; (3) they will be manufactured in Louisiana instead of China; (4) they will be as economical to manufacture as current polystyrene M.O.T. beads; and (5) they will be more stylish as they will also utilize 3DBeads patterns. 3DBeads has developed a bead twisting system since March 2000. These 100,000 units of 3DBeads were imported from China from 2003-05 via Beads by the Dozen. Marcus Ciko, the founder of 3DBeads, has appeared on national news for his 3DBeadman suit of armor in 2004. A patent was issued for 3DBeads in 2006. 3DBeads has also appeared in HBO's Treme as well as Superbowl XLIV. There have been delays to the business due to Hurricane Katrina, however, the L.L.C. has remained active for the last decade since Katrina. All of the patterns have been re-designed, as well as many new ones being developed. Biobeads was also developed in the same post-Katrina timeline, particularly recently. Funds raised via Kickstarter will go to acquire all machinery and materials necessary to produce next-generation 3DBioBeads Mardi Gras Beads as well as BioBeads. Please help us realize the dream that 3DBeads started over 18 years ago and we will send you 3DBeads as a gift. Check out the images below for a list of Rewards Pictures. Thank you again for your interest. Together we can make Mardi Gras more sustainable!”

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Risks and challenges

One of the risks of completing this project is if the BioBeads formula does not work properly. After acquiring funding. any problems in production would be immediately addressed via e-mail to backers. A non-biodegradable version of each 3DBeads unit will be shipped out. If a huge influx of orders occur, it may take up to a few months from January 2019 to fully process all backers' rewards. These are tested 3DBeads patterns with 18 years of my personal research and development behind them. The Biobeads formula has all empirical information needed to begin testing, and looks very promising.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Diamond 6-Star Ornament---It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic red and green colored, and is 2.75 inches in diameter.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Tetrahedron Desk Toy---It is made of 18 millimeter beads, is metallic pink colored, and is 4 inches by 4 inches in size.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Dog Bone Necklace---It is made of 12 millimeter beads, is metallic purple, green, and gold colored, and is 48 inches in length.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Rose---It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic red and green colored, and is 12 inches in length.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Tetrahedron--It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic purple, green, gold, and white colored, and is 5 inches by 5 inches in size.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Spiral Necklace---It is made of 7.5 millimeter beads, is metallic purple, green, and gold colored, and is 69 inches in diameter.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Spinner Necklace---It is made of 7 and 16 millimeter beads, is metallic purple, green, and gold colored, and is 48 inches in diameter.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads DNA Spiral Necklace---It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic purple, green, and gold colored, and is 48 inches in diameter.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads 4-Spiral Necklace---It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic purple, green, and gold colored, and is 48 inches in diameter.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Medallion Ornament---It is made of 7 and 18 millimeter beads, is metallic red, green, and gold colored, and is 6 inches in diameter.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Star Necklace---It is made of 7 and 22 millimeter beads, is metallic purple, green, and gold colored, and is 48 inches in length.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Corkscrew Necklace---It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic green and white colored, and is 48 inches in length.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Spring Necklace---It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic purple, green, and gold colored, and is 54 inches in length.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Double Spring Necklace---It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic black, gold, and glow in the dark white colored, and is 63 inches in length.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Fleur De Lis Wall Hanging---It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic black, gold, and glow in the dark white colored, and is 9 inches by 7 inches in size.

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    Limited Edition 3DBeads Triple Spring Wind Chime---It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is glow in the dark purple, green, and yellow colored, and is 54 inches by 4 inches in size.

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    For backing $50 you will receive a Limited Edition 3DBeads Cube Desk Toy. It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic purple, green, and gold colored, is 5 inches by 5 inches by 5 inches in size. It weighs 1.14 pounds.

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    For backing $50 you will receive a Limited Edition 3DBeads Fabric Wall Hanging. It is made of 7.5 millimeter beads, is pastel red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple colored, and is 15 inches by 30 inches in size. It weighs 1.5 pounds.

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    For backing $100 you will receive a Limited Edition 3Deads Dog Braid Rope. It is made of 18 millimeter beads, is glow in the dark purple, green, and yellow in color, and is 10 feet in length. It weighs 5 pounds.

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    For backing $100 you will receive a Limited Edition 3DBeads Stellated Tetrahedron. It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic gold in color, and is 9 inches by 9 inches by 9 inches in size. It weighs 1.5 pounds.

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    For backing $100 you will receive a Limited Edition 3DBeads Fractal Flower Wall Hanging. it is made of 7.5 millimeter beads, is pearl white in color, and is 36 inches in diameter. It weighs 1.75 pounds.

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    For backing $500 you will receive a Limited Edition 3DBeads Old Glory Flag. It is made of 7.5 millimeter beads, is metallic red, white, and blue in color, and is 2 feet by 1.3 feet in size. It weighs 5 pounds.

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    For backing $1,000 you will receive a Limited Edition 3DBeads Mardi Gras Flag. It is made of 18 millimeter beads, is metallic purple, green, and gold in color, and is 6 feet by 4 feet in size. It weighs 90 pounds.

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    For backing $5,000 you will receive a Limited Edition 3DBeads Football Cosplay. It is made of 7 millimeter beads, is metallic black, gold, and glow in the dark white in color, and is an Adult Medium in size. It weighs 30 pounds.

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