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Affirmation Grails-Flameless Candles with Remote Control.

A reminder to change negative thoughts to positive ones. A thoughtful gift to yourself or others. Safe for home or office.

Affirmation Grails-Flameless Candles with Remote Control.

A reminder to change negative thoughts to positive ones. A thoughtful gift to yourself or others. Safe for home or office.

$2,500
pledged of $28,444pledged of $28,444 goal
26
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 1 2014 8:18 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 1, 2014

About

Hi everyone, thanks for taking a look.  I have spent the last 14 months creating these 5 unique Affirmation Remote Controlled Flameless Candles.  A Grail is an object that is eagerly pursued or sought after. These Grails are a beautiful reminder to change negative thoughts to positive ones.

 The message. I chose these first 5 affirmative messages based on experience and research.  I am not the only person who forgets to think positive thoughts.  I need a reminder and maybe you do too.

 The design.  Yes, you could write your affirmation on the mirror with lipstick, but I made these flameless candles so attractive you will be proud to  display them anywhere.  

The colors.  I chose red, magenta, green, turquoise and gold based on research of how color affects us mentally and physically. 

The candles.  I decided to make these flameless so you can enjoy them on your desk, at work or in your bedroom with no concern for safety.  And just for you, I added a remote control.  Now they're hip, slick and cool. And fun.

Timeline from idea to prototype-- an amazing journey. 

January 6, 2013 -- Went to Sedona, AZ -- where I got the idea, and started working on the look. I combined images, cardboard cutouts and massive amounts of cutting and pasting on the computer and with paper, scissors and tape.

January 10, 2013 Had my first attempt at a design.

July, 2013 After eagerly waiting 3 months, I received the first crafted prototype and was not satisfied. I returned to the drawing board and to the computer for more research. I began thinking along the lines of an affirmation message along with a flameless candle.  I began to develop a working relationship with a new manufacturing colleague who conveniently lives in both California & Taipei. 

 October, 2013 Received second prototype that now includes the flameless candle. 

October, 2013 to present  Fine tuned design, manufacturing requirements and costing for initial product. Personally visited manufacturing facilities and observed the upscale working conditions. Inspected new prototype.

2014 Limited Edition Grails.  Remote Controlled Flameless Candles.

Limited Edition of 1800 units.

5 different affirmative messages.

 For more of my amazing journey to this point, please see full bio.

 The  first five Affirmation Flameless Candles:  

Red--Enthusiasm

Magenta--Optimistic

Green--Acceptance 

Blue--Forgiveness

Gold--Encouragement

Engraved affirmations are hand painted by local craftsmen. 

3 mood settings--solid, flicker and natural light.

Replaceable batteries in candle and remote.

Each measures 3.25"x7"

Box measures 5"x5"x10"

Shipping weight approximately 14oz. 

Packed in foam for safe shipping to you.

For more info about affirmations visit:

http://www.abundantthoughts.com

Risks and challenges

How I plan to pull it off:

My manufacturer has produced the prototypes shown in the images. They are making a minor adjustment to font size to make the message more readable. They are also perfecting the color match. I will then give final approval for production.

Your funding will go toward the purchase of the five unique production molds and then the production of the minimum order of 1800 units
(360 of each of the five designs).

Production takes just 90 days and then we will be ready to fulfill your rewards. My colleague has been manufacturing for 30 years. He will be hands on for any complications that may arise during production. His entrepreneurial passion and his attention to detail equal mine.

In the event of any delays or unforeseen challenges, I am willing to go to any lengths to make sure you are pleased with your reward.

Together we will change a negative to a positive. Let's make this happen!

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    Get in line to receive one of our first run Limited Edition Affirmation Remote Controlled Flameless Candles. Color of your choice. A perfect gift to yourself or for someone else. Priced at $40.00 (Retail $50) Includes shipping within the US.
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