$548
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13
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 26 2019
Last updated July 6, 2019

KritterPins (Canceled)

Fun KritterKin and Sidekick inspired Hard Enamel Pins

KritterPins (Canceled)

Fun KritterKin and Sidekick inspired Hard Enamel Pins

$548
pledged of $750pledged of $750 goal
13
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 26 2019
Last updated July 6, 2019

About

Now, I've always liked pins. I even wanted to do pins for some of our previous miniatures projects, but the thought's always been "only a few folks might be interested in them so it's probably not cost effective to make them". Well, it came as quite a shock to me when I recently found out pins were a thing. People are using them to make a statement on purses, caps, backpacks--all kinds of things! They're not just for lapels anymore!

So this got my noggin' turning and I thought people might enjoy it if we turned some of the designs that inspired the KritterKin and Sidekick lines of our miniatures into pins. I started looking into upfront pin production costs, and it would take us longer to raise the funds to put these pins into production over time than if we ask for funds to make a collection of them all at once. And with your help, that's what this project will try to do. If you are unable to support the project financially, no worries, you can still be a big help simply by sharing this project with others. Many thanks in advance, however you choose to assist!

Besides making pins instead of miniatures, I'm trying something a little different with this project. I have ten pin designs I'm trying to produce to start. The first pin will be produced when the project funds, and the remaining pins will fund as stretch goals are reached.  I have a few extras, too, and alternate versions of some of the original designs as well. We'll see how things go; we may get to some of them, too.

About the pins themselves. They're to be cloisonné (hard enamel) pins with rubber clasps. Each design will list the size (most are either 1.5" (38.1mm) or 1.75" (44.45mm) across its widest span (height or width). The metal choices will vary, depending on what would work best for each design. Please be aware that the final product may vary some from the original designs in color, etc. to accommodate the manufacturing process. Also, there may be variance as computer monitor settings may differ, but they should be produced as close to the original designs as possible.

Here they are in order of production:


Captain Kelpington
Captain Kelpington

Pictured below are a couple of sample pins of Kelpington and Ping I've already received from the manufacturer that will be handling the pin production. I'm very excited with how they came out!

Captain Kelpington pin
Captain Kelpington pin
Ping Panda pin
Ping Panda pin

Shipping

US rewards will be shipped via USPS Priority mail. 

All International rewards are shipped USPS 1st Class International mail. Please note: International backers are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, or fees incurred.


About me

My name's Vicky Morgan-Keith. My day job is helping my sculptor husband, Patrick Keith, with our gaming miniature business, Bombshell Miniatures. I have a Bachelors degree in Art  and enjoy drawing, writing, and tinkering with Photoshop, occasionally assisted by our two cats, Shas'tan and Ney'Tiri. Some years back, Patrick and I produced the comic series Ernor, the first issue of which received an A- rating from Comic Buyers Guide. As long as I can remember--and that's been a while--I've always loved comics, animals, and animation, although in no particular order. 

I hope you enjoy the pins! I also hope you will help me by please sharing this project! Thank you very much for taking the time to check it out! 

Risks and challenges

To date, we have fulfilled eight prior Kickstarter campaigns and have experience with managing projects and handling production requirements, so we are set up to package and process a high level of shipments.

The manufacturing process of pins is a new venture for us, but we are dealing with a vendor we've used before and were happy with their previous performance. I am working to receive some samples to provide backers with a look at possible finished product quality. All designs will be ready to submit for production once the project ends and funding is received.

Delays may occur, but every effort will be made to deliver your rewards in a timely manner. Any difficulties will be communicated to you, our backers, promptly, and we will strive to keep you as informed as possible. We encourage you to examine our other projects as proof of our track record.

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