Help me bring to life 4 new designs in my budding line of engraved wood jewelry based on my detailed pen and ink artwork.
There is a modest funding goal to help cover production cost and two exciting stretch goal levels, that if met, will give generous extras to everyone who pledges at a reward level!
****UPDATE 6/4/2013***** STRETCH GOALS ARE MET! All reward level pledgers will get 2 bonus pendants and choices of chain colors. The $15-$35 pledge levels are gone. I had to cap those levels to keep the project within schedule and budget. Thank you all so much for supporting this project!! My focus right now is 100% on working on the designs! :)
All pledge levels will receive their choice of one or more pendant designs, an illustrated winged monkey Thank You card, and the satisfaction of helping an artist create some new work!
Funds for this campaign will help pay for production costs such as engraving fees and jewelry findings to complete the new designs.
I've produced 2 designs, the Skeleton Key and it's companion, the Soaring Heart Lock (both pictured below) from concept to completion to illustrate how the sketches translate to the finished product, and I'll be posting concept sketches and finished inks for the new designs as they are created.
Like this one:
And where possible, with prototype photos too!
What will the 4 new pendants be?
First, there's my Poe tribute, The Raven, above. (If you've seen some of my portrait pendants, you'll know I'm a little obsessed with Edgar...) The tablet framing Mr. Nevermore will have one of my favorite lines from the poem -- but I'm keeping that a surprise for now!
Second, there will be a winged monkey... I can't seem to chase the feathery monks away -- they've sort of become my mascot, landing on my online banners and thank you cards. I want to make one that can travel with you and me!
Third is a bigger statement necklace featuring three field mice clinging to wheat stalks. Below you can see a rough concept sketch on its reward level photo. It will have three separate engraved mice linked by chain. Since this is a larger design, pledgers will also have the option of selecting a single mouse as a finished pendant all on its own.
Fourth is a surprise for now! I have several ideas shuffling their feet -- most dealing with being a book lover. :)
And then of course, there's the possibility of hitting stretch goals and doing more!
I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen and will pledge and share!
Thanks so much!!
Risks and challenges
I've successfully run and delivered physical rewards on time for two much more complex Kickstarter projects: The Stolen Child Tarot and The Magician's Cat ebook. The digital rewards for my second project, The Magician's Cat, are on schedule for delivery this coming Halloween!
For this project, I've done a dry run by creating two preliminary pieces to get an idea of budget, work load and delivery time, so I feel confident that my estimates are all on target! :) Should any unforeseen delays happen (mechanical issues, redo's on artwork...) I promise to keep backers fully informed of our progress! :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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