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Support ten Seattle-area artists as we launch a collection of gorgeous hand-painted shoes. Clogs, flats, mid-heels and stilettos!

Hourglass Footwear

Hi Kickstarters!

Hourglass Footwear was founded by Kira Bundlie and Lisa Ström and features the work of ten very talented Seattle-area artists. We plan to launch a collection of gorgeous hand-painted shoes (clogs, flats, mid-heels and stilettos) in early July.

About Us

Our business plan is solid. We've done our homework, crunched the numbers, met with an attorney and many advisors, tested paints, developed prototypes and are in the process of working out a deal with shoe suppliers. Yes, business-minded artists do exist!  

We're ready to make this company a reality . . . and then a raging success. We're used to long hours, late nights, and paint under our fingernails. We just need the funding to pay our artists, purchase shoes and supplies, and build the website. That's literally all that stands between us and gainful employment. 

Which is where you come in. 

Rewards!

Do you love art? How about shoes? Great! Supporting artists is good karma that, in this case at least, will pay off quickly in the form of some awesome rewards. Here's what we're offering:

  • $10: Thank you card signed by the whole Hourglass team!
  • $25: Set of 10 postcards featuring the work of Hourglass artists (see pictures below).
  • $50: Medium print of the Hourglass artist's painting of your choice (see pictures below).
  • $100: Large print of the Hourglass artist's painting of your choice (see pictures below).
  • $150: Custom hand-painted vinyl record by Hourglass artist Jeanie Lewis (see picture below).
  • $200: Pair of Hourglass hand-painted flats, mid-heels, or stilettos! Choose from any design on our site two weeks before anyone else even sees it! Plus, a set of 10 postcards featuring the work of Hourglass artists.
  • $250: Pair of Hourglass hand-painted clogs! Choose from any design on our site two weeks before anyone else even sees it! Plus, a set of 10 postcards featuring the work of Hourglass artists.
  • $250: Medium print on stretched canvas of the Hourglass artist's painting of your choice (See pictures below).
  • $300: Large print on stretched canvas of the Hourglass artist's painting of your choice (See pictures below).
  • $450: Mommy and me shoes. One adult pair, one children's pair. Choose from any of the 100+ designs on our site when it launches.
  • $500: Portrait of your pet by one of the Hourglass portrait artists (see examples below).
  • $600: One-of-a-kind koi painting by Hourglass artist Lisa Ström (see picture below).
  • $750: Portrait of you or a loved one (see examples below).
  • $750: "Goldfish & Water Lilies 5," a one-of-a-kind painting by Hourglass artist Jeanie Lewis (see picture below).
  • $750: "Figure Study #5," a one-of-a-kind painting by Hourglass artist Kira Bundlie (see picture below).
  • $1000: One pair of custom bridal shoes.
  • $1500: Six-piece series of one-of-a-kind paintings featuring poppies on wood by Hourglass artist Lisa Ström.
  • $10,000: Ultimate wedding package! One pair of custom bridal shoes, six pairs of custom shoes for the wedding party, and a painted portrait of the happy couple! 

Pictures for all of us Visual People!

$25 Pledges: Here's what the postcards will look like:

$50, $100, $250, $300 Pledges: Here are your choices for paper and canvas artist prints:

$150 Pledges: The adorable Jeanie Lewis holding two of her hand-painted vinyl records. You'll be able to choose from a few different style and color options:

$500 pledges: What your pet portrait might look like:

$600 pledge: Lisa's original woodblock koi painting (10.5"X10.5"):

$750 pledges: Have you always wanted a portrait of yourself? Or maybe your husband/wife/partner/friend/grandparent/dentist? Now's the time! We're good:

$750 pledge: "Goldfish & Water Lilies 5" by Jeanie Lewis.

$750 pledge: "Figure Study #5" by Hourglass artist Kira Bundlie.

$1500 pledge: Lisa Ström's one-of-a-kind, six-piece poppy painting (30"X32"): 

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    A thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    A set of postcards, each featuring the work of an Hourglass artist, plus a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    One medium-sized (approximately 8"x10") print of the Hourglass artist's painting of your choice, signed and numbered, plus a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    One large (approximately 11"x17") print of the Hourglass artist's painting of your choice, signed and numbered, plus a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    Got a favorite pair of shoes in your closet? We can hand-paint your leather flats, heels or clogs! You provide the shoes, we provide the talent. Choose from any style available when our website launches (add $25 for a custom design)! PLUS, a thank you card signed by the grateful Hourglass team!

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    A custom hand-painted vinyl record by Hourglass artist Jeanie Lewis. Name your colors, and Jeanie will transform an outdated album into a gorgeous, hang-able work of art. You'll also get a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    Get them first! Choose one pair of amazing, hand-painted Hourglass flats, mid-heel or stiletto shoes in an exclusive pre-sale two weeks before our website officially launches! Plus, we'll send you one set of postcards, each featuring the work of an Hourglass artist AND a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    Get them first! Choose one pair of amazing, hand-painted Hourglass clogs in an exclusive pre-sale two weeks before our website officially launches! Plus, we'll send you one set of postcards, each featuring the work of an Hourglass artist AND a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    One medium (approximately 8"x10") print on stretched canvas of the Hourglass artist's painting of your choice, signed and numbered, plus a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    $300 level: Large (approximately 11"x17") print on stretched canvas of the Hourglass artist's painting of your choice, signed and numbered, plus a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    "Mommy and me" shoes! One pair of original, hand-painted Hourglass clogs, flats, mid-heel or stiletto shoes for one lucky mom, and a matching pair of clogs, flats or mary jane's for an equally lucky kid! Choose together from any of the 100+ designs available on our website when it launches in early July! You'll also receive a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    A custom canvas portrait of your pet by an Hourglass portrait artist (your choice of size up to 11"x17"), plus a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    One-of-a-kind koi painting on salvaged, locally-sourced spalted maple (approximately 10.5"X10.5") by Hourglass artist Lisa Ström, plus a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    "Goldfish & Water Lilies 5", a one-of-a-kind painting by Hourglass artist Jeanie Lewis (24" x 36"). Acrylic & Japanese fabric on canvas. Also, a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    "Figure Study #5", a one-of-a-kind painting by Hourglass artist Kira Bundlie (24" x 48"). Acrylic on canvas. Also, a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    A custom portrait of you or a loved one on canvas (your choice of size up to 11"x17"), plus a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team!

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    One pair of custom bridal shoes. Dream big! We'll work with you to develop the perfect style and design for your wedding day.* We'll also send you a thank you card signed by the grateful Hourglass team! *Note: If your wedding day is before our estimated delivery date of August 2012, let us know and we'll do everything in our power to work within your timeframe.

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    Six-piece series of one-of-a-kind paintings featuring poppies on wood (30"X32") by Hourglass artist Lisa Ström, plus a thank you card signed by the grateful Hourglass team!

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    Wow. You just made our day. Now let us make yours with the Hourglass wedding package!* One pair of custom bridal shoes and six pairs of custom bridesmaid (or other wedding party) shoes, plus a portrait on canvas (up to 24"x36") of the happy couple painted by one of the talented Hourglass portrait artists! You will also receive a thank you card signed by the eternally grateful Hourglass team! *Note: If your wedding day is before our estimated delivery date of August 2012, let us know and we'll do everything in our power to work within your timeframe.

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