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Sweet, tongue-in-cheek accessories inspired by pets.
Sweet, tongue-in-cheek accessories inspired by pets.
105 backers pledged $3,431 to help bring this project to life.

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RUNT PARTY is a collection of sweet, tongue-in-cheek accessories inspired by pets.

For this Kickstarter project I have already created three designs. Each design is inspired by one of our pets but represents sentiments to which all animal lovers can relate.

Techie Tabby: Inspired by our 13 year-old cat Emily who likes to commandeer personal computers.


Lucky Black Cat Charm: Inspired by our 1 year-old cat Ronnie who was the runt of a litter born under our house. Black cats have been associated with both good and bad luck in different cultures. The "Lucky Black Cat Charm" is reminiscent of both a poker chip and a "Wheel of Fortune" and is a reminder that every cat is a blessing.

Polka Dot Pug: Why a pug and not another dog? Because we have a lady-pug named Rudy who was the runt of her litter and has a BIG, sweet personality. The polka dot pattern is inspired by cement mixer trucks that I saw as a child in New York City in the 1980's. They always brightened my day but supposedly only a few of these polka dot trucks remain. I plan to create polka-dot charms for more dog breeds and all backers of this project will have a chance to vote for the next breed.

MATERIALS
All of the RUNT PARTY designs use cloisonné enamel on 22 karat gold plated brass.

FUNDING
I need to raise $2,000 to order prototypes for more designs, build a website, and hire a photographer to take professional photographs of the designs.

REWARDS
Descriptions and pictures:

#1 - 2 dollars
THANK YOU + VOTE
Thank you e-mail and a vote for which dog breed we will make our next polka dot charm.

#2 - 5 dollars
SHOUTOUT
Shoutout on the RUNT PARTY Facebook page as well as Reward #1.

#3 - 10 dollars
RUDY THE PUG POSTCARD
Receive a handwritten postcard in the snail mail with this lovely image of our pug Rudy as well as Rewards #1 and #2.

#4 - 15 dollars
LUCKY BLACK CAT CHARM KEYCHAIN (Early Bird Special!)
One "Lucky Black Cat Charm" Keychain featuring a cute black cat face on a medallion reminiscent of a poker chip and a "wheel of fortune." Add $1 to your pledge if you would like the heart-shaped keyring. Only ten available at this price. Includes shipping in the United States.

#5 - 15 dollars
POLKA DOT PUG KEYCHAIN (Early Bird Special!)
One "Polka Dot Pug" Keychain featuring a polka-dotted pug silhouette. Add $1 to your pledge if you would like the heart-shaped keyring. Only ten available at this price. Includes shipping in the United States.

#6 - 15 dollars
TECHIE TABBY KEYCHAIN (Early Bird Special!)
One "Techie Tabby" Keychain depicting a cat sitting defiantly on a laptop. Add $1 if you would like the heart-shaped keyring. Only ten available at this price. Includes shipping in the United States.

#7 - 18 dollars
LUCKY BLACK CAT CHARM KEYCHAIN
One "Lucky Black Cat Charm" Keychain featuring a cute black cat face on a medallion reminiscent of a poker chip and a "wheel of fortune." Add $1 to your pledge if you would like the heart-shaped keyring. Only ten available at this price. Includes shipping in the United States.

#8 - 18 dollars
POLKA DOT PUG KEYCHAIN
One "Polka Dot Pug" Keychain featuring a polka-dotted pug silhouette. Add $1 to your pledge if you would like the heart-shaped keyring. Only ten available at this price. Includes shipping in the United States.

#9 - 18 dollars
TECHIE TABBY KEYCHAIN
One "Techie Torbie" Keychain depicting a cat sitting defiantly on a laptop. Add $1 to your pledge if you would like the heart-shaped keyring. Includes shipping in the United Sates.

#10 - 22 dollars
POLKA DOT PUG NECKLACE (Early Bird Special!)
You will receive one Polka Dot Pug pendant on an 18" gold-plated chain with adjustable clasp. The pendant is a pug silhouette with a polka dot pattern inspired by the cement mixer trucks I saw around NYC as a kid. Includes shipping in the United States.

#11 - 22 dollars
TECHIE TABBY NECKLACE (Early Bird Special!)
One "Techie Torbie" pendant on a an 18" gold-plated chain with adjustable clasp. The pendant depicts a cat sitting defiantly on a laptop. Includes shipping in the United States.

#12 - 22 dollars
LUCKY BLACK CAT NECKLACE (Early Bird Special!)
You will receive one Lucky Black Cat pendant on an 18" gold-plated chain with adjustable clasp. The pendant features a cute black cat face inspired by our cat, Ronnie, the runt of a litter born under our house. Includes shipping in the United States.

#13 - 25 dollars
POLKA DOT PUG NECKLACE
You will receive one Polka Dot Pug pendant on an 18" gold-plated chain with adjustable clasp. The pendant is a pug silhouette with a polka dot pattern inspired by the cement mixer trucks I saw around NYC as a kid. Includes shipping in the United States.

#14 - 25 dollars
TECHIE TABBY NECKLACE
One "Techie Torbie" pendant on a an 18" gold-plated chain with adjustable clasp. The pendant depicts a cat sitting defiantly on a laptop. Includes shipping in the United States.

#15 - 25 dollars
LUCKY BLACK CAT NECKLACE
You will receive one Lucky Black Cat pendant on an 18" gold-plated chain with adjustable clasp. The pendant features a cute black cat face inspired by our cat, Ronnie, the runt of a litter born under our house. Includes shipping in the United States.

#16 - 35 dollars
TECHIE TABBY T-SHIRT
An American Apparel T-shirt featuring Emily on a laptop and the RUNT PARTY logo. Choose Men's or Women's, any size. Includes shipping in the United States.

#17 - 40 dollars
POLKA DOT PUG BLACK T-SHIRT
A black American Apparel T-shirt featuring the RUNT PARTY logo and the Polka Dot Pug. Choose Men's or Women's, any size. Includes shipping in the United States. 

#18 - 42 dollars
RUNT PARTY 3 KEYCHAIN GIFT PACK
Choose three RUNT PARTY keychains (can be three of the same or any combo) and save $12. They make great stocking stuffers. Includes shipping in the United States.

#19 - 45 dollars
RUNT PARTY 2 NECKLACE VALUE PACK
Choose two RUNT PARTY necklaces (can be two of the same or any combo) and save $5. Get one for yourself and one as a gift. Includes shipping in the United States.

#20 - 65 dollars
RUNT PARTY 3 NECKLACE GIFT PACK
Choose three RUNT PARTY necklaces (can be all the same or any combo) and save $10. Includes shipping in the United States.

#21 - 150 dollars
GRAYBAR GRIFFIN PENDANT
Limited edition sterling silver carved Griffin pendant with oxidized background on 18" sterling silver chain with C-clasp. Inspired by Assyrian style bas-reliefs in The Graybar Passage which connects the Graybar Building to Grand Central Terminal, NYC. Comes with numbered certificate of authenticity and officially licensed by the MTA. Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry is making two of these hand crafted pendants available at this low price just for this Kickstarter project. Retails for $225.
Includes shipping in the United States.

#22 - 150 dollars
GRAYBAR PEGASUS PENDANT
Limited edition silver carved Pegasus pendant with oxidized background on 18" sterling silver chain with C-clasp. Inspired by Assyrian style bas-reliefs in The Graybar Passage which connects the Graybar Building to Grand Central Terminal, NYC. Comes with numbered certificate of authenticity and officially licensed by the MTA. Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry is making two of these hand crafted pendants available at this low price just for this Kickstarter project. Retails for $225. Includes shipping in the United States.

#23 - 250 dollars
GRAYBAR GRIFFIN BRACELET
Limited edition sterling silver carved griffin panel with oxidized background on heavy sterling silver chain with lobster clasp. Adjustable length. Inspired by the Assyrian style bas-reliefs in The Graybar Passage which connects the Graybar Building to Grand Central Terminal, NYC. Comes with numbered certificate of authenticity and officially licensed by the MTA. Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry is making just one of these hand crafted bracelets available at this low price for this Kickstarter project. Retails for $350. Includes shipping in the United States.

 

#24 - 250 dollars
GRAYBAR PEGASUS BRACELET
Limited edition sterling silver carved pegasus panel with oxidized background on heavy sterling silver chain with lobster clasp. Adjustable length. Inspired by the Assyrian style bas-reliefs in The Graybar Passage which connects the Graybar Building to Grand Central Terminal, NYC. Comes with numbered certificate of authenticity and officially licensed by the MTA. Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry is making just one of these hand crafted bracelets available at this low price for this Kickstarter project. Retails for $350. Includes shipping in the United States.

#25 - 300 dollars
MONDRIAN COMPOSITION 1 CUFF (As seen in Nylon Magazine)
Meticulously handcrafted chainmail cuff inspired by the painter Piet Mondrian. Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry is making one of these cuffs available for a special low price just for this Kickstarter project. Retails for $420. Includes shipping in the United States.

#26 - 300 dollars
MONDRIAN COMPOSITION 2 CUFF
Meticulously handcrafted chainmail cuff inspired by the painter Piet Mondrian. Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry is making one of these cuffs available for a special low price just for this Kickstarter project. Retails for $420. Includes shipping in the United States.

#27 - 300 dollars
MONDRIAN BROADWAY BOOGIE WOOGIE CUFF
Meticulously handcrafted chainmail cuff inspired by the painter Piet Mondrian. Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry is making one of these cuffs available for a special low price just for this Kickstarter project. Retails for $420. Includes shipping in the United States.

Risks and challenges

In 2011, on Kickstarter, I successfully funded a jewelry collection inspired by Upper East Side architecture that went on to be featured in the New York Times and is carried in several boutiques around the United States. I learned a lot from that project. Some designs ended up being trickier to make and took me longer to deliver than I had initially planned. Others cost more to make than I had thought and I ended up losing a little money on those.

With the knowledge I gained from that experience, I have come up with designs and backer rewards for this project that I know I can handle in bulk and in the given time frame.

There is always the possibility for something unexpected to go wrong but I feel confident that I have minimized any risks that would prevent me from delivering the promised rewards or achieving the goal of launching RUNT PARTY.

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    THANK YOU + VOTE
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    You will receive a thank you e-mail and a vote for which dog breed RUNT PARTY will make its next polka dot charm.

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    RUDY THE PUG POSTCARD + SHOUTOUT + VOTE
    You will receive a handwritten postcard featuring a photo of our pug Rudy as well as a shout-out on the RUNT PARTY Facebook page and a vote for which dog breed we will make our next polka dot charm.

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    LUCKY BLACK CAT CHARM KEYCHAIN
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    POLKA DOT PUG KEYCHAIN (Early Bird Special!)
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    TECHIE TABBY KEYCHAIN (Early bird special!) You will receive one "Techie Tabby" keychain. Add $1 to your pledge if you would like the heart-shaped keyring. Includes shipping within the United States.

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    LUCKY BLACK CAT CHARM KEYCHAIN
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    POLKA DOT PUG KEYCHAIN
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    TECHIE TABBY NECKLACE
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    You will receive one "Techie Tabby" pendant on an 18" gold-plated chain with adjustable clasp. Includes shipping within the United States.

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    LUCKY BLACK CAT CHARM NECKLACE
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    POLKA DOT PUG NECKLACE (Early Bird Special!)
    You will receive one "Polka Dot Pug" pendant on an 18" gold-plated chain with adjustable clasp. Includes shipping within the United States.

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    TECHIE TABBY NECKLACE
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    LUCKY BLACK CAT CHARM NECKLACE
    You will receive one "Lucky Black Cat Charm" pendant on an 18" gold-plated chain with adjustable clasp. Includes shipping within the United States.

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    POLKA DOT PUG NECKLACE
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    TECHIE TABBY T-SHIRT
    A white American Apparel T-shirt featuring the Techie Tabby design and the RUNT PARTY logo. Available for Men or Women in any size. You will also receive the "Rudy the pug" postcard. Includes shipping within the United States.

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    POLKA DOT PUG T-SHIRT
    Black American Apparel T-shirt featuring the Polka Dot Pug design and the RUNT PARTY logo. Available for Men or Women in any size.
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    RUNT PARTY KEYCHAIN GIFT PACK
    Choose any three RUNT PARTY keychains and save $12. Can be three of the same or any combo. These keychains make great stocking stuffers. Includes shipping within the United States.

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    RUNT PARTY 2 NECKLACE VALUE PACK
    Choose any two RUNT PARTY necklaces and save $5. Can be two of the same or any combo. These necklaces make great gifts. Includes shipping within the United States.

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    RUNT PARTY 3 NECKLACE GIFT PACK
    Choose any three RUNT PARTY necklaces and save $10. Can be three of the same or any combo. These necklaces make great gifts. Includes shipping within the United States.

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    GRAYBAR GRIFFIN PENDANT
    From Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry's limited edition Grand Central Terminal Centennial Collection. Retails for $225, I am making three available for Kickstarter backers only, at this low price.

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    GRAYBAR PEGASUS PENDANT
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    GRAYBAR GRIFFIN BRACELET
    From Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry's limited edition Grand Central Terminal Centennial Collection. Retails for $350, I am making one available for Kickstarter backers only, at this low price.

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    GRAYBAR PEGASUS BRACELET
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    MONDRIAN COMPOSITION 1 CUFF
    (Exclusive Kickstarter price, retails for $420)
    From Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry's IMK Collection, this meticulously hand crafted aluminum and rubber cuff is inspired the paintings of Piet Mondrian. Only one available at this special Kickstarter price. This cuff has been featured in Nylon Magazine.

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    MONDRIAN COMPOSITION 2 CUFF (Exclusive Kickstarter price, retails for $420) From Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry's IMK Collection, this meticulously hand crafted aluminum and rubber cuff is inspired by the paintings of Piet Mondrian. Only one available at this special Kickstarter price.

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    MONDRIAN BROADWAY BOOGIE WOOGIE CUFF
    (Exclusive Kickstarter price, retails for $420)
    From Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry's IMK Collection, this meticulously hand crafted aluminum and rubber cuff is inspired by Piet Mondrian's painting "Broadway Boogie Woogie." Only one available at this special Kickstarter price.

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Funding period

- (30 days)