Hey everyone! I'm Lucy from Lula Rocks (Previously ATOS) and I'm back with another magical Kickstarter campaign!
This time, I'm looking to produce another Harry Potter inspired enamel pin along with some super cute stretch goals.
Never backed a Kickstarter project before? Read on to find out how it works!
The main goal of this campaign is to raise enough funds to put my Pensieve Vial enamel pin into production and I need your help to do it!
Pensieve Vial - Gold Plated // Hard Enamel With Glitter // 40mm // Rubber Clutch Fixing // Backing Card
If we reach our target of £280 then there may be a chance to unlock further enamel pin designs and new products too!
As a supporter of my campaign, you will receive a physical reward as well as my eternal gratitude! The type of reward you receive depends on the reward tier you choose and the designs that are unlocked.
At the start of the campaign there will be a few chances to grab yourself some early bird deals.
Missed out on an early bird reward? Don't worry, all of the pins are priced at £7 or less for backers which means you'll still get a great price! My pins normally retail at £7.50 or more. If we manage to unlock the tote bags and you choose to include one in your reward, again, these are at a special Kickstarter price and will normally retail at around £11.
If the campaign is fully funded you will be able to choose your pins (or tote bag) from any of the unlocked designs and you'll only be charged when the campaign ends. If the campaign is not successful, you won't get charged.
Rewards are shipped using owl post (Second Class with Royal Mail). They will take around 2-3 business days to reach you once they have been dispatched.
International rewards are shipped using owl post (International Standard with Royal Mail) and will take around 5-7 business days to reach you once they have been dispatched.
A stretch goal is a new goal that is put in place if the initial target is met. For example, if we hit the initial goal of £280 for the Pensieve Vial pin, a new goal of £550 will be in place to put the Winged Key pin into production. If we hit that goal, a new stretch goal will be in place, and so on.
Here are all of the goals so far:
Pensieve Vial - UNLOCKED!!!
Winged Key 1 - UNLOCKED!!!
Bookmark Set - UNLOCKED!!!
Prophecy Orb - UNLOCKED!!!
Remembrall - UNLOCKED!!!
Foil Printed Washi Tape - UNLOCKED!!!
Philosopher's Stone - UNLOCKED!!!
Winged Key 2 - UNLOCKED!!!
Foil Printed Tote Bags - UNLOCKED!!!
Time Turner - UNLOCKED!!!
If you'd like to add more items to your reward there are a few options available to you. It may seem a little confusing so please feel free to message me and I can confirm how much you need to add!
Pins & Tote Bags
If a new pin or tote bag design has been unlocked and you now want to add this to your pledge...
Option 1: You can change your reward at any time. Just choose a new reward for the number of pins or tote bags you want.
Option 2: If you got an early bird deal and want to add to your pledge but there are no more early bird rewards left, you can add an additional £6 to your pledge for each item you want to add.
*Please note, this is only available for early bird pledges and a maximum of 4 items!!! For 5 items or more you will have to add more for shipping too so please message me and I will confirm how much you need to add.
Bookmarks & Washi Tape
If the bookmarks or washi tape designs get unlocked and you now want to add these to your reward... please add the relevant amount to your pledge.
*Please note, if you add these additional amounts before the designs are unlocked and they are still locked at the end of the campaign, I will contact you to offer alternative options.
Bookmark Set - UNLOCKED - ADD £2 TO YOUR PLEDGE
Foil Printed Washi Tape - UNLOCKED - ADD £3 TO YOUR PLEDGE
SHARE EVERYTHING! Sharing the news and spreading the word across social media helps sooooo much and even if you can't pledge, any shares are massively appreciated. I will shortly be working on some images to share over on social media so that you can screen shot and share so keep an eye out!
(Links to my social media are at the bottom of the page)
With your amazing help, I have successfully funded three Kickstarter campaigns and produced over 20 different pin designs so far. You can check out my current pins and other items at www.lularocks.com
Kickstarter is a very reputable and trustworthy platform that helps small and large businesses achieve their goals and dreams. It's a great way for both backers and project owners to stay safe whilst working together to make it happen!
In order to be transparent with how I plan to spend the funds, I've included a breakdown showing how the money will be used if funding is successful.
77% Production Of Items, Backing Cards, Labels & Tags
12% Shipping & Packaging Materials
11% Kickstarter Fees & Small Buffer
If the project is successful, you will be charged for your chosen reward at the end of the campaign. It's important to make sure that your payment details are correct to ensure that the funds can be collected.
At this stage I will send out a survey so that you can choose your rewards and add your shipping details. I use this data to make sure I'm ordering the correct quantities for each design with my manufacturer. So, the quicker the surveys are completed, the quicker the products can be made, and the quicker they will get to you!
It can take around 2-3 weeks for Kickstarter to release the funds to me (a perfect opportunity to make sure everyone has filled out those pesky surveys!) and once the funds are safely deposited in my Gringotts vault, it's time to submit my artwork to the manufacturers for approval.
Once the artwork has been approved, the unlocked designs will go into production which can take 3-5 weeks.
Once finished, they will be shipped to me for quality checking and carding.
Next it's time for me to wave goodbye like a proud mama as they head out the door and get shipped out to you lovely lot! This is where they will spend the rest of their days living happily ever after!
Alternatively, if the project is unsuccessful then the designs won't go into production and you won't be charged a penny.
I will be posting updates to this campaign as I go but I'd love you to join me on Social media too! I'll be sharing behind the scenes bits and bobs, as well as information on other products and projects!
If you've got any questions please shoot me a DM and I will be happy to answer them for you.
Magic and love,
Risks and challenges
Luckily, this isn't my first rodeo! Having successfully completed the production of lots of pins I feel pretty confident in the production process. I have, unfortunately, experienced a hiccup or two in the past (wrong colour pins etc), but as with all things, there is always a solution to the problem.
Plus, I have a new, amazing manufacturer now! I have tried and tested multiple factories and I'm soooo pleased to have finally settled with a great company who produces tip top quality pins. Now, we all make mistakes and I'm fully aware that issues could still happen with my new manufacturer, but their customer service is brilliant and I'm confident that we can iron out any kinks pretty quickly.
The manufacturers timescales are unfortunately outside of my control so any delays on their behalf may be unavoidable, however, they have a super fast turnaround compared to past manufacturers and I'm always surprised by how quickly my pins arrive.
It may be a bit more of a challenge with the other rewards as I will be working with new products a new supplier but hopefully things will run smoothly. If, for some reason, there are any delays or issues I will be sure to keep you all in the loop as much as possible!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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