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Design your own Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold pendants using this intuitive web app
Design your own Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold pendants using this intuitive web app
Design your own Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold pendants using this intuitive web app
139 backers pledged £15,581 to help bring this project to life.

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Hexatope is a design system that allows you to design unique jewellery through intuitive interaction with a hexagonal grid, your designs are then hand-produced in my East London studio. Explore the web app now.

 

Hexatope is a visionary process that makes you the centre of the design process. You have complete control over your pieces, making for a truly personal experience.



Rewards

You are welcome to donate any amount of money to the campaign, but to get the most out of your pledge you can chose a reward and be one of the first people in the world to receive a Hexatope product. Here are the reward tiers:

  • £60
    Pre-Designed
    Chose one of the seven designs from my collection, made in either Sterling Silver of plated in 18ct Gold.
    (designs pictured below)

  • SOLD OUT £70 Super Early Bird (limited to 50 pledges)
    £75 Early Bird (limited to 100 pledges)
    £80 Custom Design
    Create your own Hexatope pendant with a future retail value of £120.
    Chose between Stirling Silver and 18ct Gold-plated finishes.

  • £140
    Custom Pair
    Design a Hexatope pendant for somebody special and get an identical one for yourself as well.

  • £600
    Solid Gold (limited to 20 pledges)
    Create your own Hexatope pendant in solid 18ct Gold with the most exclusive reward available.

  • £80
    Digital Gift
    A digital giftcode for a custom pendant equivalent to one Custom Design reward, making a wonderful personal gift, especially for someone far away.

  • £85
    Gift with Card
    A Hexatope card and envelope containing a giftcode for a custom pendant equivalent to one Custom Design reward, the perfect complete gift this holiday.

Designs and other reward choices will be submitted at the end of the campaign.
All rewards include matching 16"/18" chain and giftbox.




Stretch Goals

  • £15,000 - We will have reached the initial goal! At this point I will have the funding to make all the rewards and turn Hexatope into a sustainable business.
  • £20,000 - More pre-designed pieces. At this goal I will reveal an additional 6 designs for the lowest reward tier.
  • £25,000 - Rose Gold. This goal will enable both plating in 18k rose gold for the £80 tier and add the option for solid rose gold instead of yellow gold at the highest tier.

 

 

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Press

If you're interested in writing about this project you can download the press kit, and please feel free to email me at charlotte@hexatope.io if have any further questions.



Budget

This is how the £15,000 from the initial goal will be divided:

  • £3000 - Purchasing 3D printer necessary for production
  • £6000 - Reward expenses including materials, packaging, casting, and finishing labour
  • £4500 - Minimum amount needed for a backend developer to add accounts and payment processes to the website
  • £1500 - 5% Kickstarter fees and 5% credit card fees


Questions

Is there a limit to the size of my design?
There is a cap on the volume of metal in designs for rewards to ensure the material costs wouldn’t exceed the price of the custom rewards. You will be able to see if your design exceeds the limit if a red exclamation point shows after you’ve animated your design on the app. It’s a generous limit which is equivalent to the future retail price of £120 (incl. VAT) for silver/gold-plated designs. If you’d really like to get a design made which goes over the limit please email charlotte@hexatope.io and we can work it out.

Why only pendants?
2018 plans for Hexatope include earrings, rings, pins and even print materials, but currently the only item I have complete confidence in being able to produce for this campaign are the pendants, please follow Hexatope on social media and our mailing list to hear about future products.

What length is the chain?
You can chose between a 40cm(16”) or 45cm(18”) chain upon campaign completion.

Are the chains the same metal as the pendants?
Yes. Silver will have a sterling silver chain, gold-plated will have a gold-plated chain, and 18ct solid gold rewards will have an 18ct gold chain.

Are all the rewards hallmarked?
Only solid gold pieces will be hallmarked, but silver pieces can be hallmarked on request for an additional fee, please email charlotte@hexatope.io for more details.

I’ve designed my perfect pendant now! Can I save it?
The website doesn’t yet have any saving functionality but if you’re already happy with your design you can screenshot it and send that over at the end of the campaign instead of having to recreate your design.

 

Thank You

Thanks for checking out Hexatope, I hope that you have a fun and creative time playing with the app even if you’re not able to back it at the moment.

I’d like to particularly thank Steven Bridges for helping me throughout the development of this campaign, Tomek for filming the stunning video and Michael Dean for editing it, Anna Holling for the gorgeous photos, Kristin Hall for modelling, and Diana Turchi for being so supportive. Additionally I’d like to thank Theo and the team at Just Castings for letting me film in their workshop, as well as Konstantin and Pete from the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths University for all their help over the last year, and especially to Lior Ben Gai, none of this would have happened without his guidance. To everybody that’s helped me along the way, I am so thankful that you believed in this project and in me, it’s a joy to be able to finally share it with the world.

Thanks,
Charlotte

@charlotte_dann

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Risks and challenges

I’ve been making Hexatope designs into metal for the past 6 months and have developed a reliable production process from preparing the 3D files for the printer to ensuring they are polished to perfection. As soon as I reach my funding goal I will purchase the 3D printer and continue refining that process in my own studio until your designs come in.

Rewards will be sent out in the order that they were backed (except for solid gold pieces that will be prioritised), so I can ensure that every backer up to the funding goal will receive their rewards by the end of January.

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Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £60 or more About $80

    PRE-DESIGNED

    Choose one of the 6 designs from my collection.

    1 X Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold-plated pendant and chain, complete with giftbox.

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    Pledge £70 or more About $93

    SUPER EARLY BIRD

    Be one of the very first people to create your own Hexatope pendant, with guaranteed Christmas delivery. Designs are submitted after campaign completion.

    1 X Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold-plated pendant and chain, complete with giftbox.

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    Pledge £75 or more About $100

    EARLY BIRD

    Create your own Hexatope pendant with guaranteed Christmas delivery. Designs are submitted after campaign completion.

    1 X Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold-plated pendant and chain, complete with giftbox.

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    Pledge £80 or more About $106

    CUSTOM DESIGN

    Create your own Hexatope pendant up to the future retail value of £120. Designs are submitted after campaign completion.

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    Pledge £80 or more About $106

    DIGITAL GIFT

    Give the gift of creativity this holiday with a digital giftcode for one custom pendant up to the future retail value of £120.

    1 X Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold-plated pendant and chain, complete with giftbox.

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    Pledge £85 or more About $113

    GIFT CARD

    Give the gift of creativity this holiday with a special Hexatope card including a giftcode for one custom pendant up to the future retail value of £120.

    1 X Hexatope giftcard and envelope
    1 X Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold-plated pendant and chain, complete with giftbox.

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    Pledge £140 or more About $186

    CUSTOM PAIR

    Design a Hexatope pendant for someone special and get one for yourself too! Designs are submitted after campaign completion.

    2 X Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold-plated pendant and chain, complete with giftbox.

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    Pledge £600 or more About $797

    SOLID GOLD

    Create your own Hexatope pendant in solid 18ct gold, with guaranteed Christmas delivery. Designs are submitted after campaign completion.

    1 X 18ct Solid Gold pendant and chain, complete with giftbox.

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Funding period

- (30 days)