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Thank you so much, to everyone who helped bring these Dragons to life! At the moment, there are still some available from #Make100.
Thank you so much, to everyone who helped bring these Dragons to life! At the moment, there are still some available from #Make100.
64 backers pledged $1,247 to help bring this project to life.

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These Cloisonné Dragon Pins are still available! They're part of Kickstarter's #Make100 so get yours while you still can (and more!).

The Seekers - 100 Dragon & Constellation Pins

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The Seekers - Origination

These two dragons, The Seekers, found one another a few years ago, after they crossed paths in the star-speckled skies.

These dragons first appeared on my wedding invitations. Originally, just as one dragon... drawn in ink on a watercolor background.

The RSVP cards, however, had the pair of dragons that have been seen ever since. I took the original dragon shape into a digital art program and used it as a "cookie-cutter" on the watercolor portion of the actual invitations. Thus, both the shape and color of the dragons came from my this project. I then flipped one of the dragons (voila!) and the pair of them appeared as the RSVP backdrop - coming to life for the first time.

The Seekers - Renewal

They have been with me for some time, now, as my de-facto logo on social media accounts and even as my branding on resumes and portfolios. While I have loved them in each of these incarnations, I've wanted to continue their story and create more with them.

So... for Kickstarter's #make100, I felt this would be a great time to dust them off and let them fly among the stars again.

Between them are the Constellations of Draco and that of Serpens (caput). Draco was an obvious choice as the 'dragon' constellation. Serpens also made sense as dragons are often referred to as large serpents depending on the culture in which they're found.

it is worth noting that Serpens is actually 2 constellations that do not connect: the head (caput) and the tail (cauda). Between them is the constellation of Ophiuchus (the "serpent-bearer"). 

The Seekers - Propagation

First, I want to say Thank You for reading this far and being interested to see my project. Any and all support is most appreciated as I try to make this project a reality. 

Quick note on Add-Ons: Now that the Stretch Goal for Stickers are unlocked, you may add then to your reward by increasing your pledge in $2 increments for each additional sticker you would like.

Once we reach the Stretch Goal for Magnets, you will be able to add them to your reward by increasing your pledge by $3 for reach additional magnet you would like (or $5 for a sticker/magnet pair).

The Reward Tiers are as follows:

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Again, thank you so much for all of your support.

Risks and challenges

Risks involved in this project mostly revolve around the timing of acquiring the prints/pins. This is not the first Kickstarter that I've been involved in, but it IS the first that I've been running entirely by myself.

I know that the packaging and mailing of rewards is likely to take longer than I expect, which is why my delivery date is in April of this year. My goal is to actually get everything shipped out by the end of March, but I wanted to allow a month of buffer-time in case things don't go as planned.

Aside from these items, the biggest risk I see is simply that it doesn't get funded. I know that my current audience is rather small, but I wanted to launch the Kickstarter regardless.

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    Thank You!

    For those who don't want a physical reward, but still want to show their support of my project.
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    Sticky-Seekers - 1 Vinyl Sticker

    One 3"x3" Vinyl Sticker.

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    Fridge-Seekers - 1 Magnet

    One 3”x3” heavy-duty magnet that will cling to fridges, cars, & more!

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    The Seekers - Metallic Print

    One 5"x7" Metallic Print of the design that inspired the pins - each print will be hand-signed.

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    The Seekers - Cloisonné Pin

    The pin itself, with the two Seekers and the constellations of Draco & Serpens (highlighted in the yellow stars and their paths marked).

    The Cloisonne is a hard enamel set into a silver plated pin.

    Each pin comes with it's backing-card that has its name and the names of the constellations.

    Thank you so much!

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    Twin Seekers - the Print & Pin

    This reward combines both the Pin & the Print into a single option.

    You will receive one 5"x7" Metallic Print of the design that inspired the pins - each print will be hand-signed. Also, the pin itself, with the two Seekers and the constellations of Draco & Serpens (highlighted in the yellow stars and their paths marked).

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    A Pair of Seekers

    The pin itself, times two!

    This is the same as the prior reward, but with 2 copies of the pin - one for you and one to share!

    Each pin comes with it's backing-card that has its name and the names of the constellations.

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    The Seekers - Watercolor Constellations

    Backers of this tier will receive a pin, hand-signed print, and an Original Galaxy-style Watercolor of the Seekers on 11"x15" cold-pressed watercolor paper.

    This will be done with Daniel Smith watercolors including the Rose of Ultramarine which can shimmer in both blue or purple.

    The dragons will be outlined in black and the constellations will be drawn in black, but the rest will be in watercolor with gold/silver paint pen embellishments.

    Each one will be a unique piece of art based on the design of The Seekers, and hand-signed.

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