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Simply Divine Details | Watercolor Jewelry

Hand painted jewelry using the tiniest of brushes, watercolors and sterling silver. Original, wearable artwork!

Simply Divine Details | Watercolor Jewelry

Hand painted jewelry using the tiniest of brushes, watercolors and sterling silver. Original, wearable artwork!

$465
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 3 2017 12:45 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 3, 2017

About

 How Simply Divine Details Started:

My husband and I started Simply Divine Details in 2013. During that time, my husband was a full-time medical student and I was the “breadwinner.” I was working a part-time job that wasn’t enough to support us. It was then that we decided instead of a second job that I should follow my passion of art.

I had been exploring my options with my art, trying to find that perfect balance of a creative outlet with an excellent product. I finally came upon the idea of mixing my watercolor paintings with jewelry. Most of what I saw online was small prints of larger artwork placed into jewelry settings - right away I knew I wanted to make my jewelry one-of-a-kind and place actual, ridiculously tiny paintings into the jewelry.

We made our first sale on Valentine’s Day to a student trying to impress a special someone. After that, we started selling at artisan shows and festivals. We did small shows mostly, and I continued to work part time as well. Shortly after I started my business, I got laid off from my job. My business saved us during those tough years. We started selling at bigger events, and doing so more frequently. Wineries, art shows, festivals, fairs; any event where vendors sold handmade items. My parents, husband, brothers, and in-laws were all part of my road crew. We spent weekdays working and studying, and weekends selling as a vendor.

Were We Are Now:

In April 2016, my husband graduated. We moved from Upstate New York to Eastern North Carolina. Now that my circumstances have changed drastically, I have to change my business model completely. My new business model will be primarily wholesaling online, and direct selling from my website.  I have to strategize new ways to get my jewelry found online. I also have to show my work in pictures, rather than in person. After spending months researching, taking classes, crunching numbers, doing a little re-branding, I really feel like this is the best direction to take us and I am so excited about it!

Why Kickstarter?

There are only a few roadblocks keeping me from getting my work promoted better online, and that’s where you come in. Currently I am still photographing my jewelry with my iPhone. Before now it wasn’t as necessary for me to have perfect photos. Most of my selling was happening in person. People could actually pick up my jewelry, try it on, and see the details close up. Now that my sales are going to rely heavily on pictures, I need to have the best images that I can. I will be taking pictures for catalogs and my website for online promotion. To accomplish this, my goal is to get a DSLR Camera. This camera will allow me to make my jewelry look as clear as if you were holding it. Then people will see the jewelry the way my customers always have.

Last year right before we moved my printer kicked the bucket…. The poor thing was quite old. The printer is so important for printing shipping labels, line sheets, order forms, etc., businessy stuff.

I am about halfway done with the inventory I need to be ready to start wholesaling, and estimates around $2000 in material costs needed to be fully stocked and ready to go, as well as around $200 for catalog/advertising costs.

A little about the process of making the jewelry:

I first measure out the various sizes and shapes and draw them onto a very think watercolor paper with templates I created.

I then paint the super tiny subjects within those drafted shapes, I use various sizes of brushes, the smallest being a 20/0 (if you're not sure what that means, let me just tell you, it's really small!).

After I finish the painting and it's all dry and ready to go, I cover it with a layer of resin and attach a piece of domed glass on top.

Next step after the resin has set is to clean up any resin on the outside of the glass, then adhere to a high quality Sterling Silver pendant setting.

The resin archives the little painting while the glass both protects it and adds a little extra elegance!

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Risks and challenges

I have become very efficient with my process and am confident that I will have your rewards to you within a month and a half after the kickstarter is funded.

I have been working with my suppliers for years now and they are very quick to ship my supply orders. There of course is always the possibility that supplies and materials may be out of stock or on back order, which is the only scenario I can think of that would hold up the making and delivery of your rewards. Oh and weather... weather is always a factor in delivery, right?

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    Early Bird Special!

    Be one of the first ten backers and snag a pair of earrings for $35! After those ten have been pledged for, the earrings are $45.
    You will have the choice of shape and color.

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    The Everyday Earring

    An Earring you can wear for really any occassion, dress it up for a night on the town or wear it with jeans and your favorite T-shirt!
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    The Post Earring

    Who doesn't love a good pair of post earrings? Just like the Everyday Earrings, these studs can take you from day apparel to evening gowns without hesitation!
    You will have the choice of color.

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    12mm Necklace

    The tiniest of the pendants, this sweet little necklace is ideal for the art lover that likes to keep her jewelry on the side of minimalism.
    You will have your choice of either abstract landscape + color,
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    flower painting + type of flower.

    Comes with an 18 inch Sterling Silver chain.

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    Bracelet

    Adjustable bangle bracelet, check. Sterling Silver, check. Tiny double-sided dangling pendant with two paintings, check and check!
    You will have your choice of two abstract landscapes + colors
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    20mm Necklace

    This pendant is about the size of a nickel and a popular size in the line-up - not too small, not too big. :)
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    25mm Necklace

    The 25mm pendant is about the size of a quater and ideal for more detailed paintings. While it is still a great size for everyday wear, it also lends itself well in more of a statement necklace kind of way.
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    30mm Necklace

    Measuring in at about an inch and a half, this pendant is an excellent statement piece! Whether it contains an abstract landscape or a delicate flower, it's sure to turn heads!
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    Earring + Necklace Set

    I'm giving you a little extra deal with this set!
    This set includes a 25mm necklace and your choice of either the Post Earrings or the Teardrop shaped Everyday Earrings.
    You will also have the option of color,
    abstract landscapes on both earrings and necklace
    or
    abstract landscapes on earrings and a flower of choice on the necklace.

    Comes with an 18 inch Sterling Silver chain.
    Also comes with a wooden box that I will do a watercolor painting on the top that will match the jewelry you choose!

    This set + gift box will make an excellent gift!

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    Custom 25mm Necklace

    With this reward you can pick any subject you would like me to paint and create into a 25mm size pendant!
    Now, we do have a few guidelines...
    It can not be anything that has a copyright attached to it ( ie. sports logos, any logos really, cartoon characters, Justin Timberlake's face, etc).
    Also can not be other people's photography or artwork, unless it's your own, or maybe the photographer sold you the rights to the image, etc.
    You can send me requests for a portrait of your pet, portrait of a relative (just one face per pendant), a picture you took of a mountain, butterfly, favorite bird, a tree, etc.

    I will send you instructions when the campaigne has been fully funded and we will work out the details together! What fun!

    *Disclaimer* I can not guarantee that the necklace will be finished in time for Christmas - please have a back up plan.

    Comes with an 18 inch Sterling Silver chain.

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    Custom 30mm Necklace

    With this reward you can pick any subject you would like me to paint and create into a 30mm size pendant!
    Now, we do have a few guidelines...
    It can not be anything that has a copyright attached to it ( ie. sports logos, any logos really, cartoon characters, Justin Timberlake's face, etc).
    Also can not be other people's photography or artwork, unless it's your own, or maybe the photographer sold you the rights to the image, etc.
    You can send me requests for a portrait of your pet, portrait of a relative (just one face per pendant), a picture you took of a mountain, butterfly, favorite bird, a tree, etc.

    I will send you instructions when the campaigne has been fully funded and we will work out the details together! What fun!

    *Disclaimer* I can not guarantee that the necklace will be finished in time for Christmas - please have a back up plan.

    Comes with an 18 inch Sterling Silver chain.

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