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an amazing way to bring my jewelry stories to you... a few shows of my one of a kind jewelry in a gallery setting...
58 backers pledged $5,530 to help bring this project to life.

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I have been making jewelry for almost 20 years, but I have never had the chance to give 100% of my devotion, energy, or time toward building my brand. I am now at a place where I am willing to lose it all to gain everything.

While I am in my studio, I create one of a kind jewelry pieces or art objects out of sheet, scrap and raw semi precious and precious metals. I love using raw diamonds and other various beads when applicable. I also like to take an old "something" and rework it into something new... Working on my jewelry, telling my stories through metal, and being back in my studio has been extremely fulfilling. 

My last gallery show was in 2008. I would love nothing more then to have one show before the end of this year (just in time for the holidays) and at least 3 gallery shows in 2013. I believe that the time is now. I have the ideas, I have the time, I have the space to do the show, I am just lacking the funds to pull it all together. I know with your support this dream can become a reality. 

Recent Pieces 

(titles of pieces are listed under the photograph)

My mala w/ pendant "Endless Possibilities" (my 108th Guru bead is the silver upper bead)
My mala w/ pendant "Endless Possibilities" (my 108th Guru bead is the silver upper bead)
A is for ALLURING
A is for ALLURING
Double Ring Single Finger
Double Ring Single Finger
5 Thoughts (based on Tibetan imagery)
5 Thoughts (based on Tibetan imagery)
A New Decade
A New Decade
The Great Eastern Sun Mala (for one of the greatest teachers one can ask for)- single bead mala, no pendant
The Great Eastern Sun Mala (for one of the greatest teachers one can ask for)- single bead mala, no pendant

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges: I keep asking myself what are these risks and challenges... What truthfully keeps coming to mind is "no risk no reward"...

But in all seriousness some of the risks & challenges I might face are:

my part time job may ask me to work more hours during the day which would mean I would need to stay up later into the night producing my jewelry

the hardware stores may run out of the tanks I use for producing my jewelry and I may need to drive outside of my comfort zone to buy more

any materials that I am ordering for the production of my pieces may be on back order causing a delay in my ability for production

making sure I create the perfect universal size fit for my bracelet reward and finding it is either too big or too small

And last... going up against holiday postal delivery to make sure everything I offer for December delivery gets to people on time

I have really thought through all of the rewards I have offered and have kept the numbers available to the minimums they are so I can ensure fulfilling all of my rewards and still being able to produce a nice body of work for my holiday gallery show

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    VIRTUAL HIGH FIVE: "This sounds great! I support you!" level. I will thank you by sending a virtual high five your way & a shout out of my Facebook page.

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    This is my Love and Support level... This means EVERYTHING. I will send you a personalized note to say- "Without you this could not happen." Thank you for believing in me.

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    You will receive a one of a kind bangle that will be numbered and titled from the collection "Circle of Friends". These bangles will be primarily brass with sterling silver accents.

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    You will receive a one of a kind bangle that will be numbered and titled from the collection "Silver Lining". These bangles will be primarily sterling silver with brass accents.

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    Custom Design Fee- Lets talk... Lets create and lets figure out what it is you are looking for... MY FAVORITE WAY OF WORKING! There may be additional materials fee, entirely dependent upon the design of the piece. Delivery time will vary according to complexity of the piece and time restraints of both parties. Value of this pledge level is $225 toward Artasan jewelry.

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    You will receive a mala with a one of a kind guru (108th) bead WITH PENDANT. The pendant piece & guru bead will be made from sterling silver and have brass accents. The rest of the beads are wooden 8 mm round beads with gold flex on them. Custom designed for you from a conversation that we have. You and I will discuss what your guru bead means to you. *Please know that I it is my best intention to translate your vision and it is my interpretation that will be represented. (I have images I can send from previous commissioned malas upon request).
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    Custom Design Fee- Lets talk... Lets create and lets figure out what it is you are looking for... MY FAVORITE WAY OF WORKING! There may be additional materials fee, entirely dependent upon the design of the piece. Delivery time will vary according to complexity of the piece and time restraints of both parties. Value of this pledge level is $350 toward Artasan jewelry.

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    Custom Design Fee- Lets talk... Lets create and lets figure out what it is you are looking for... MY FAVORITE WAY OF WORKING! There may be additional materials fee, entirely dependent upon the design of the piece. Delivery time will vary according to complexity of the piece and time restraints of both parties. Value of this pledge level is $650 toward Artasan jewelry.

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    You will receive a one of a kind letter necklace of your choice. The piece will be made from sterling silver, brass and raw diamonds. The "A" I wear is for alluring... What does your letter stand for?

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    You will receive a mala with a one of a kind 108th guru bead. Your guru bead will be made from sterling silver and have brass accents. The rest of the beads are wooden 8 mm round beads with gold flex on them. Custom designed for you from a conversation that we have. You and I will discuss what your guru bead means to you. *Please know that I it is my best intention to translate your vision and it is my interpretation that will be represented. (I have images I can send from previous commissioned malas upon request).
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