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Black Swamp is expanding it's repurposed wood jewelry line and adding a men's accessories collection. Help us prepare for the holidays!
Black Swamp is expanding it's repurposed wood jewelry line and adding a men's accessories collection. Help us prepare for the holidays!
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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.

New Men's Mahogany Tie Bar
New Men's Mahogany Tie Bar
Pyramid Earrings on gold plated brass in Zebrawood.
Pyramid Earrings on gold plated brass in Zebrawood.

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. 

Deco Earrings in Cherry wood and copper
Deco Earrings in Cherry wood and copper
Drop Necklace in Lacewood and antiqued brass chain.
Drop Necklace in Lacewood and antiqued brass chain.
Circle Post Earrings on Sterling Silver
Circle Post Earrings on Sterling Silver
 
Geometric Bar Necklace in Pear
Geometric Bar Necklace in Pear

Each Black Swamp piece is hand finished using a natural oil finish or a glossier UV and Water resistant finish.

Tier Earrings on gold plated brass with antiqued brass chains.
Tier Earrings on gold plated brass with antiqued brass chains.
Sunken Cypress Spiral Cuff
Sunken Cypress Spiral Cuff

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.

V Bend Necklace in deerskin leather
V Bend Necklace in deerskin leather
Crossbow Necklace in Black Walnut and Antiqued Brass
Crossbow Necklace in Black Walnut and Antiqued Brass

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. 

Intro to Hand Tools with Joseph Thompson Woodworks. (Photo by Jen Ray)
Intro to Hand Tools with Joseph Thompson Woodworks. (Photo by Jen Ray)

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

Read more about my line in CHARLIE, Design Feast, and the Charleston City Paper.

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.

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    A big thanks from Black Swamp and some good karma!

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    A deerskin leather and antiqued brass friendship bracelet. Wear or share with a friend!

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    A pair of matching deerskin leather and antiqued brass friendship bracelets. Wear and share with a friend!

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    One pair of the NEW men's circle cufflinks. Available in silver or gold plated. Woods available include Mahogany, Black Walnut, Espresso Stained Walnut, Zebra Wood, Lacewood, Maple, Cherry or Pear.

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    One of the NEW Men's tie bars. Nickel finish with woods available in Mahogany, Black Walnut, Espresso Stained Walnut, Zebra Wood or Lacewood.

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    One pair of Geo Earrings. Available in gold plated brass, copper, gunmetal or sterling silver. Woods available include Cypress, Black Walnut, Cherry, Maple, Pear or White Oak. (Lead photo in video.)

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    One pair of circle post earrings. Available in Black Walnut, Mahogany, Espresso Stained Walnut, Zebrawood, Lacewood, Maple, Cherry, or Pear. (Shown in the campaign's main photo.)

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    One pair of Pyramid Earrings. Available in gold plated brass, copper, gunmetal or silver. Available woods include Cypress, Black Walnut, Dogwood, Zebrawood, Lacewood, Pear, Maple and Cherry.

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    One pair of Deco earrings. Available in gold plated brass, copper or gunmetal. Available woods include Cypress, Black Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany, Lacewood, Zebrawood, Pear, Dogwood or Maple.

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    One geometric necklace. Choose from our bar, right triangle, rhombus or geo shapes on 20" l antiqued brass chain. Available woods include Black Walnut, Cypress, Maple, Pear, Mahogany, Lacewood, Zebrawood, Dogwood, Maple, and Cherry.

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    One drop style necklace on 20" antiqued brass chain. Available woods include Black Walnut, African Wenge, Lacewood, Maple, Dogwood, Pear, Mahogany, Zebrawood and Cherry.

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    One pair of Tier Earrings. Available in gold plated brass, copper or gunmetal.

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    Mystery Pack! You'll receive a minimum of two pieces - maker's choice!

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    One handcrafted spiral cuff. Available in Wide or Thin styles. Available woods include Black Walnut, Espresso stained Walnut, Cypress, Dogwood and Cherry.

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    V Bend necklace. This pieces features a steam bent Black Walnut v-bent pendant on 20" antiqued brass chain or deerskin leather.

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    One crossbow necklace in steam bent Black Walnut or Cypress. Available on 25" antiqued brass chain or deerskin leather.

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    Pick our brains! Receive a one hour consult from myself and Joseph Thompson of Joseph Thompson Woodworks. Bring us your latest project, FaceTime us or give us a call - we'll help get you through your latest DIY or woodworking project!

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    Mystery Pack! You'll receive a minimum of six pieces - maker's choice!

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    Pick our brains! We'll come to you and check out your shop, your latest project, or your home and answer any questions, provide you with materials suggestion and technical advice. Spend an hour with us over your woodworking projects, furniture pieces, DIY projects, shop setup and more! (SC residents only, sorry.)

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    A day at the shop! Come enjoy an 8 hr. private woodworking class of your choice with me and Joseph Thompson of Joseph Thompson Woodworks at our shop in Eutawville, SC. A delicious local lunch is included.

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    A day at the shop with a friend! You and a friend can enjoy an 8 hr. private woodworking class of your choice with me and Joseph Thompson of Joseph Thompson Woodworks at our shop in Eutawville, SC. A delicious local lunch is included.

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    One custom keepsake box designed and handcrafted by myself and Joseph Thompson.

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    $1,000 Credit towards a custom furniture or jewelry piece designed and handcrafted by Joseph Thompson and myself.

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Funding period

- (25 days)