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Sustainable, handmade jewelry by Melissa Joy Manning....support us in opening a green retail space in NYC
Sustainable, handmade jewelry by Melissa Joy Manning....support us in opening a green retail space in NYC
236 backers pledged $39,266 to help bring this project to life.

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We have set out to revive the original art of jewelry making, by using skilled artists who craft each piece by hand.  We employ old world metal smithing technique in lieu of modern, mass production models.  This enables us to employ American artists, providing real living wages and full health & retirement benefits.

Our heirloom quality work is made using recycled metals sourced from a green refiner, Kimberly process fine gems and responsibly sourced stones.

From inception to completion, our process aims to be green.  We make our jewlery in our certified green studio.  From wastewater treatment, to chemical use, to shipping, we make responsible choices.  Even your Kickstarter piece will come to you in a carbon-offset package!

To commemorate our expansion in New York, Melissa has designed pieces inspired by the city that captured her imagination.  Each piece from this collection will be hand made specifically for you, using recycled sterling silver and 14K gold.

New York is the fashion capital of the world. If we change fashion practices here, we can change the industry one piece of jewelry at a time.  Our new space in SoHo will house a retail store, wholesale showroom, bridal boutique and a working studio. 

With the money from this Kickstarter, we will make this space as green as possible.  Our goal is to use green building materials, reclaimed and recycled fixtures, green power, and energy efficient heating and cooling.

@ $25,000 - Energy Efficient Lighting

@ $50,000 - Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling

@ $100,000 - Sustainable Building Materials

@ $150,000 - Sustainable Lighting, HVAC & Building Materials

 

Risks and challenges

Since we make everything in our own studios from raw material, there is minimal risk. If any issues do arise, we will burn the midnight oil to make sure everyone receives there pieces on time, as that is our highest priority.

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    Recycled Silver Hug Hoops -

    Consider it a thank you hug from us to you.

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    Recycled Silver White Topaz Earrings (valued at $90) & an exclusive invite to our New York store opening.

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    14K Gold Hug Hoops (valued at $100) & an exclusive invite to our New York store opening.

    Consider it a thank you hug from us to you.

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    Your choice of one of our commemorative NYC collection bracelets (valued at $150), only available to our Kickstarter supporters & an exclusive invite to our New York store opening.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Your choice of commemorative NYC collection necklace (16-18" adjustable length) or earrings (valued at $300), only available to our Kickstarter supporters & an exclusive invite to our New York store opening.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Your choice of two commemorative NYC collection pieces (earrings, necklaces, bracelets - combined value up to $600) only available to our Kickstarter supporters, along with an exclusive invite to our New York store opening

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    A custom, collaborative piece designed by Melissa, valued at $1000 & an exclusive invite to our New York store opening.

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    Trip to New York to attend our New York store opening, and a custom, collaborative piece designed by Melissa, valued at $3000. Trip includes airfare for one and 2 night hotel stay in NYC.
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    Trip for two to New York to attend our New York store opening, and a custom, collaborative piece designed by Melissa, valued at $6000. Trip includes airfare for two and a 2 night hotel stay in NYC.
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