Black Swamp is happily preparing for a busy holiday season and are especially looking forward to launching a new line of mens accessories as well as attending several holiday craft shows. This Kickstarter's aim is to provide funding for necessary materials, show fees and travel expenses, as well as digital, branding and packaging updates to accommodate the new mens accessories collection.
Each piece is handcrafted by myself in the shop I share with my husband and our handmade furniture business, Joseph Thompson Woodworks. We're located in the swamps just outside of Charleston, SC. I reuse the offcuts and scraps from our furniture designs to create my jewelry, making the most of the beautiful natural materials we are so honored to work with.
Each Black Swamp piece is hand finished using a natural oil finish or a glossier UV and Water resistant finish.
As a reward for your contributions to this campaign I am offering a special pre-launch price on select new cuff link and tie bar designs from the men's collection. I will also be offering an array of other unisex and women's designs chosen especially for the Kickstarter campaign as potential rewards.
My partner Joseph Thompson and I are also offering custom woodworking classes as a potential reward. Come spend 8 hours with us in our shop and receive your own custom one on one class with a delicious local lunch included.
You can also hire us for a quick hour long consult - choose one of the "Pick Our Brains!" rewards to get help with your latest project.
I am currently working on the first of the new cufflinks and tie bars. Photos to be added soon, please stay tuned! I will also be happy to add more designs and increase quantities if the campaign reaches it's goal. Please note that I cannot guarantee these rewards will arrive in time for the Christmas holidays. remember that the sooner this campaign is funded the sooner I can get to work!
If you have any questions regards styles or sizing, just ask! I'm happy to help find the perfect piece for you.
To learn more about Black Swamp, you can visit blackswamp.co
Check out my furniture designs with Joseph Thompson Woodworks at jwtwoodworks.com
Thank you so much for your support of this campaign and my work!
Risks and challenges
The biggest potential risk that could be faced with a completed project is long production or possibly delivery delays that may occur if this Kickstarter campaign is overwhelmingly successful, especially if it's well beyond my original fundraising goal. There are ways for me to avoid those issues by managing the amount of rewards available. There is very little potential for loss for the customer, as all items will be made and shipped as quickly as possible and as the maker I can guarantee that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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