After running two other successful KickStarter projects I am excited to begin a third to fund some awesome Spirited Away inspired pin designs I have created! Check out other details below to find out more!
Sakura Pins is a new and growing brand stemming from my mother business, Bee Studios. I am a single artist moving towards running her own online business and ultimately, expanding into various art mediums. Sakura Pins is my first step in that direction to begin creating my own unique and fun brand of Enamel Pins and Patches!
Hello! My name is Bee and I am the creator and Artist of Sakura Pins!
For many years I have been growing as a digital artist and a few years back, I decided to take the leap to begin growing my online presence! This is where Bee Studios and, shortly after, Sakura Pins came to life. I also attend local conventions where I meet, share and grow with other like-minded artists! My love for Japanese culture, anime, pop culture and alternative fashion is were I gain most of my inspiration. I love creating art pieces I can share! For this project, I was excited to create pins based around one of my all time favorite Ghibli movies - Spirited Away!
F.A.Q and other important information!
Q: So, what is this project about?:
A: This project is to fund the first set of Studio Ghibli inspired gold plated, hard enamel pins measuring roughly 40mm*40mm. This set is inspired by my favorite movie: Spirited away and features 5 designs I have re-created from the movie!
Q: What are stretch goals?:
A: Stretch goals are further goals stemming from the initial project that help unlock the full set of pins! See below for more info!
Q: How does the whole process work?:
A: First, the KickStarter project is ran to raise funds for the initial pin design. As funds are raised, at certain intervals new designs will unlock! Check out the stretch goals below to see more. When funding closes and the goals have been met, KickStarter begins taking in the funds that have been pledged before transferring them to me. From there, I begin ordering the pins and backing cards and begin creating all other rewards. Once the pins arrive, I package and ship them out for arrival approx. late Feb, early March 2018!
Q: How long will it take to complete?:
A: The funding will be ran for 30 days, completing some time in January. Upon receiving the payout, I will take no longer than 2-3 days to order the pins and backing cards. All art work is pre-made ahead of time, meaning there will be no delays in beginning production! After which, suppliers take 3-5 weeks after proofing artwork to create and deliver the pins. After that, a week of packaging and shipping out will occur and the pins should arrive to most supporters with in 2-6 weeks time! Estimated month of completion is early March 2018!
Q: Where are you ordering from? Are they reliable?:
A: I will be ordering through Zap! Creatives. I have ordered from them on countless occasions and have always been incredible happy with their quality and timeliness!
A: Shipping is free to anywhere in the world, using stamp and simple but protective packaging. For quotes on how long packages take to arrive, please contact me! :)
Is there something I missed you would like to know about? Feel free to leave a comment and I'll do my best to reply to you promptly!
Because of the size and chosen finish the cost for this process is fairly high! In saying that, I have worked hard to find the cheapest options with the best quality finish and I am confident you will love the final product!
This refers to the actual cost to get my designs made into hard enamel pins! This is where the bulk amount of pledges will be spent.
KickStarter charges fees for each pledge, transfer fees as well as an over-all fee. To make sure I can go ahead with this project 100%, I have accounted for these fees into the final price!
Since I am ordering our pins through a business that primary works in US currency, I have included a safety net in the final cost so that if conversion rates fluctuate or other unforeseen fees pop up, I can cover them without any issues!
It's just as you expect! To make sure I can get your rewards and pins to you, I have also included the cost for packing goods into the final price.
Backing Cards & rewards:
This is my final cost and probably the second most important! To be sure I can create rewards and present my product in a professional way, backing cards are a must!
(UNLOCKED) Bath House (Design A) Unlocks at $525
(UNLOCKED) Chihiro (Design B) Unlocks at $815
(UNLOCKED) Spirit Bridge (Design C) Unlocks at $1,255
(UNLOCKED) Dragon Haku (Design D) Unlocks at $1,315
(UNLOCKED) Bath Token (Design E) Unlocks at $1,545 NEW: (LOCKED) Chibi no Face (Design F) Unlocks at $2,300!!
Risks and challenges
In the unlikely event that something unforeseen pops up, I will do my best to smooth over the issue or to prepare an alternative option for my backers. I will always work my hardest to ensure no one misses out!
As I am ordering from a experienced company, I do not foresee any issues we cannot over come!
- (30 days)