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New handmade cuff links collection for discerning men. Sterling silver, gold-fill, and copper.
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First, thank you all so much for your support! I'm really excited to get started and have been getting my supplies order ready to go when the project funds. Please help with a last push for publicity - I'd love to get more people on board! Please share this link http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/987346574/new-handmade-cuff-links-collection... it would be great if we could get to $1000! I'd love to have more people following along with the creation process and helping me get this collection off to a great start.

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WOW! Thank you all! The project is already fully funded, with 18 days left to go! I'm really excited to get started. I have a new stretch goal of $1000, and I'd especially love to get more backers on board. Your opinions will be so helpful as I work on this collection. If you haven't spread the word, please do! And thanks again for your pledges and support

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Hi! I'm Cecilia. I make jewelry from sterling and fine silver and sell it on my website, www.shyviolet.net. I've been making women's jewelry for years, primarily using gemstones and wire, and in the last few years I've added silversmithing to my repertoire.

I'm excited to be launching a men's line, beginning with cuff links. I have a number of ideas - Shy Violet's men's line will be classy, detailed but not fussy, ideal for the boardroom or a fancy night out with that special someone. The perfect gift for the gentleman in your life!

Precious metals are amazingly expensive right now, and that's one reason I've turned to you, Kickstarters! With funding for the additional raw materials, I can get this line off to a great start.

The other, even more important reason, is that I would LOVE your feedback on the line as it develops. I plan to post pictures of each pair of cufflinks, in process and once they're finished, on my blog. I would appreciate your feedback on which designs you like most, ideas you have for new designs, and any other comments you have as you watch the line develop.

I made this pendant a little while ago:

Tablet I Pendant

and thought a similar design would be a good starting point for the cufflinks. This one is shiny, but I may oxidize some of them. And it's partly up to you! Let me know what you like.

How can you help? Well, of course I'd love it if you could contribute! Check out the rewards listed to the right for those who can contribute directly. If you can't, I'd still love it if you would share this project!

And please send people to my blog at http://www.shyviolet.net/blogs/shy-violet-blog and my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ShyVioletJewelry to follow along! 

These are some of the earrings that you could receive:

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A thank you on my blog and Facebook page!

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    A thank you on my blog and Facebook page and a handwritten thank you note in the mail!

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    A thank you on my blog and Facebook page and a handwritten thank you note in the mail, along with:

    Handmade sterling silver and semi-precious gemstone earrings. Some examples of my style can be seen at www.shyviolet.net, but I have lots that have not been photographed. Yours will be a surprise! If you have a favorite color or stone, I'll try to accomodate it - leave me a note and let me know what you like.

    How does this help me? Well, I have a LOT of earrings made that are taking up inventory space and money. You get a pair of lovely earrings (sterling silver and real stones!) for a great price and I get to free up some capital to pursue a new project! These aren't seconds or lower quality or anything, they're just the ones that haven't gotten photographed yet.

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    A thank you on my blog and Facebook page, and a handwritten thank you note in the mail.

    Cuff links! Sterling backs, copper and sterling faces. I'm going to make each pair individually, experimenting with design. I'll post pictures on the Shy Violet blog and Facebook page so you can see the various designs and let me know which ones you like best.

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    A thank you on my blog and Facebook page, and a handwritten thank you note in the mail.

    All sterling silver cuff links! Sterling backs and sterling faces.

    Or two pairs of copper and sterling cuff links (if you prefer).

    Each pair will be handmade individually, and I'll post pictures on the Shy Violet blog and Facebook page too!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    A thank you on my blog and Facebook page, and a handwritten thank you note in the mail.

    Two pairs of all sterling cuff links, with different designs, of course. Handmade by me, with pictures on the Shy Violet blog and Facebook page.

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    Pledge $210 or more About $210

    A thank you on my blog and Facebook page, and a handwritten thank you note in the mail.

    Three different pairs of all sterling cufflinks, handmade by me, with pictures on the Shy Violet blog and Facebook page. Or any combination of copper and sterling cuff links, if you prefer.

    Plus a pair of earrings!

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    A thank you on my blog and Facebook page, and a handwritten thank you note in the mail. Three different pairs of all sterling cufflinks, handmade by me, with pictures on the Shy Violet blog and Facebook page. Or any combination of copper and sterling cuff links, if you prefer. Plus a pair of earrings! PLUS name my next collection (women's) or one of the cufflink designs (men's) (within reason, of course!).

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