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$851
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 23 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

I'm Arras, a zoologist, and my friend SEM is a certified botanical illustrator. We love to make things together! So we combined my interest in inter-species interactions and SEM's love of cool and creepy plants to bring you Rest in Plants, an enamel pin set!

The Pins

 The set features two pins:

- Nepenthes distillatoria, a pitcher plant species endemic to Sri Lanka. This pin will be 1.5 inches tall, and will have two posts.

- A tree shrew (Tupaia montana) skull. This species shares a special (and weird) relationship with the pitcher plant Nepenthes lowii, a close relative of N. distalloria. This pin will be 0.75 inches across.

Both pins will be produced in antique gold with soft enamel.

Rewardsr

You can choose between just one pin or buying both together as a set! Early birds get a little discount, too.

Just added!
If you fancy a fancy piece of skull jewelry, you can get a piece made just for you out of Argentium silver by Arras! Here are some examples of Arras' jewelry work:
There are also a limited number of sketch commissions available from Arras. These will be in a geometric style similar to the Tupaia skull pin, like so:

 If you want to support us but don't want to buy any pins, there is now a tier for a thank-you card with an inked sketch of your favorite animal (real or fictional) by zoologist Arras Wiedorn!

Some example sketches!
Some example sketches!

There are also just three slots available for beautiful, custom watercolor botanical illustration painted by SEM! Two 5x7 inch and one 8x10 inch slots are available. Here are a few examples:

Seaweed, species unknown
Seaweed, species unknown
Pussy willow catkins
Pussy willow catkins

Risks and challenges

I have previously worked with the same company to produce enamel keychains, which looked great and were successfully delivered as rewards of a previous Kickstarter that I ran (Losing Altitude collaborative art book, which included beautiful red owl keychains designed by Cari Corene). I already have approved proofs and quotes for both pins - they are ready to go into production as soon as funds are cleared.

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    Thank-you postcard!

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    Pins + skull sketch

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