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Designed To Shine: Happy Encouragement For Your Everyday

Affordable designs inspired by our personal story to encourage you through yours. Encourage your heart, celebrate life, shine bright.

Designed To Shine: Happy Encouragement For Your Everyday

Affordable designs inspired by our personal story to encourage you through yours. Encourage your heart, celebrate life, shine bright.

$4,357
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8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 26 2019 3:32 PM UTC +00:00.

About

THE IDEA.  Have you ever admired the flower that blooms in rocky paths? The lone dandelion that, despite its circumstances and being pressed on all sides, blooms a single bud between the cracks in the sidewalk? We know life is hard. Things come at you from every direction, BUT.... We also understand how special it is to exhale. How a single piece of bright color or sparkle can lift the soul clouds on a rainy day. That's what Designed to Shine is about. We understand your struggles, the need to overcome the dark days with bright colors, and to follow overwhelming seasons with bursts of sparkles! We understand the heaviness of life, the need for encouragement, and the necessity of purposely choosing joy and light over darkness. Everyone needs a fun piece of jewelry to express love or gratitude, or a little boost of color to shine her own personality, right? A big pair of coral earrings or a sparkly charm necklace can breathe new life into an overwhelming day. A sense of "I got this... or at least I'll look cute while I try!" Even better than happy jewelry is a designer that GETS YOU. A real person with real struggles and real needs for accessible and inspiring joy-filled gifts for every budget and every intentional moment. This is my life's purpose. To take our real life journey and breathe color, love, support, hope, sparkles, and a little laughter into yours.  

WHO WE ARE. Hi, I’m Hilary. Wife to Jimmy, and Mama to four girls, two fur babies, and many angel babies. We’re not strangers to jewelry making. In fact, our first labor of love, SHINElife was born out of loss and healing. Born out of a desire to share our story of healing as we helped others heal, SHINElife makes beautiful and inspiring jewelry that helps remember and celebrate those special people and moments in our lives.  Through the rollercoaster journeys of life, including love and loss and diagnoses and hope, my husband and I found healing in creating pieces for others that are in the midst of their own struggles. Designing pieces to inspire hope and encourage hearts of others was the perfect way to process our own life – the good, the bad, the funny and the ugly. And so we created SHINE. To bring goodness out of all. of. this. To show that there is beauty in every story.

But…

Just like butterflies evolve through their seasons of life, we found ourselves in our own season of change. This one was bright and beautiful and happy. It’s true, sometimes things happen that cover the personal light we shine. As our hearts heal, we find that it’s ok to let that light shine once again. Our customers were asking for pieces that gave them permission to shine, gave them the freedom of whimsy, and returned their zest for fun and innocence!

Welcome Designed to Shine, SHINElife’s sister company.    

Designed to Shine is fun. Playful. Colorful. Daring. Bold. Our pieces may be an entire theme such as nautical, because who doesn’t love mermaids and starfish? Or, it may feature the bold, bright colors that my mom Judi loved so much. It might be the perfect pair of earrings for a girls night or a must-have bracelet that matches everything. Designed to Shine helps YOU shine and live your best, brightest, sparkliest life ever. SHINElife is still here, and we hope that it will continue to be your everyday symbol of where you've been or where your going, but when you need that lightness, when you need to exhale, or when you need to remember that through it all, you were Designed to Shine, we’ll be here too! 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHINELIFE AND DESIGNED TO SHINE?  Season, reason, material and accessibility (price point).

SHINElife designs often relate to heavier life experiences because of where our own life led us over the last decade - infertility, diagnosis, loss of a loved one. Pieces that minister to your need for healing or hope - a piece to wear all day every day and never take off. SHINElife is precious metals (sterling and 14k) so that they can stand the test of showers and sleeping, so they’re a higher price point ($42+). Our customers love SHINE for that extra special gift for that very special someone.

Now, for those of your that know me, I may technically be in that “experienced” season of life, but I certainly don't act like it. I am goofy and quirky, have ALL the energy, glitter is my favorite color, and I love that I can finally share clothes with my 12-year old daughter - where some have an old soul, I am convinced that I have a tween soul. Designed to Shine is my color. My happy. My fun. My reason to let all the silly and vibrance show. Designed to Shine will speak to all ages - young and young at heart. It will bring lightness and laugher to a life that can often feel heavy and hard. Where SHINElife is your everyday dainty and powerfully symbolic necklace, Designed to Shine is your fun earrings and cute charm necklace that makes you feel beautiful and breathes color into your day. The pieces will be accessible to all - with a price point of $14-$19, Designed to Shine will be the go-to gift for all ages, milestones, celebrations and every day "you make me happy" expressions of love. Designed to Shine will be the perfect colorful or whimsical, fashionable, switch-it-up daily compliment to your everyday SHINElife piece. 

WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?  We’ve poured our own blood, sweat, and tears (and EVERYthing else we have!) into SHINElife. For her sister company, Designed to Shine, we knew we’d need financial backers to help invest in the newest branch of the SHINElife tree. We have the infrastructure, creativity, real-life inspiration, and manpower needed. Now we are reaching out to the Kickstarter community so that we can produce our pieces, stock our website and launch the brand. In order to do that, we need your help. Whether you want to give us $5 to simply show your love and access future discounts, or purchase one of our pieces at special Kickstarter pricing and be one of the very first to shine, there is something here for you. Invest in our dream today to make the world a brighter place, and bring affordable, quality, meaningful jewelry to life. Fun everyday expressions of life and joy and encouragement inspired by our real family's real life to help you through yours. The past decade has been a hard one riddled with loss and fear and worry, but we are ready to express the goodness in the healing, the hope and the happy. This is a new season - and we need your help. Because I truly believe that we are ALL Designed to SHINE.

Ready to Shine? Here's a few of our favs that will be available as soon as we are fully funded, ready to ship when the campaign is complete! Grab a "Statement Earring Bundle" and choose from these fun designs!

Risks and challenges

Our family has been in the jewelry design and manufacturing industry for more than seven years, so we are not strangers to the challenges that come with creating and launching a brand and its products. We've already successfully brought to two brands to life - SHINElife and tinySHINE - from concept to creation, generating online sales around the world, and developing fabulous sales relationships in more than 800 retail outlets, so we are confident that we can do it once again. From designing to manufacturing, marketing and distribution, we have been-there-worked-through-that for every obstacle so far. As much as you can plan and anticipate, issues and events do come up and, just as in our personal life, we learn to work through them with confidence, growth, and resolution - and we come out stronger every. single. time. With our extensive experience, the support of loyal customers and backers, our strong supply chain relationships, and our professional courage and commitment, we believe that we can overcome anything!

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    A huge THANK YOU! Every single pledge is like a big hug, telling us to follow our hearts and dreams with Designed to Shine. We'd love to welcome you to the family with behind-the-scenes updates and special pricing on future Designed to Shine pieces because it is YOU that is allowing us to bring encouragement to hearts around the world!

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    We are so incredibly thankful for you and want you to shine bright! You will receive a special necklace design available only to Designed to Shine supporters like you! Wear it as a reminder of how special you are, and how you helped bring a dream like ours come to life - because of YOU, people around the world will find hope and healing, love and joy through Designed to Shine pieces!

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    Get your choice of TWO fun Designed to Shine statement earrings at a special Kickstarter price of just $10 each! AND you'll be among the first to shine, with these shipping immediately after the Kickstarter campaign is complete (in just a few weeks)! Once the campaign is over, you'll be sent an email to choose your two pieces. In the meantime, scroll to the bottom of our Kickstarter story to see the design options and plan your picks!

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    You are AMAZING. Your $40 will be an incredible help in getting us started. To thank you, we'd love to send you FOUR (4) Designed to Shine pieces (necklaces, earrings or bracelets) at Super Early Bird Pricing of just $10 each! Keep the pieces for yourself, or give as gifts to your girl tribe, fav coaches or teachers, or anyone that brings a little extra color and happy to your life! And, be ready because you'll be among the first to ship, which means you'll be among the first to shine!

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    Love earrings as much as I do? Get your choice of FOUR fun Designed to Shine statement earrings at a special Kickstarter price of just $10 each! AND you'll be among the first to shine, with these shipping immediately after the Kickstarter campaign is complete (in just a few weeks)! Once the campaign is over, you'll be sent an email to choose your four pieces. In the meantime, scroll to the bottom of our Kickstarter story to see the design options and plan your picks!

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    Hello, INCREDIBLE. Your $100 will be a huge help in getting us started. To thank you, we'd love to send you TEN (10) Designed to Shine pieces (necklaces, earrings or bracelets) at Super Early Bird Pricing of just $10 each! Keep the pieces for yourself, or give as gifts to your entire girl tribe, moms group, sports team, kiddos' club members, or save them in your gift stash for anyone that brings a little extra color and happy to your life! And, be ready because you'll be among the first to ship, which means you'll be among the first to shine!

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    Love earrings as much as I do AND love a great holiday gift idea for all the earring loving friends in your life? Get your choice of TEN fun Designed to Shine statement earrings at a special Kickstarter price of just $10 each! AND you'll be among the first to shine, with these shipping immediately after the Kickstarter campaign is complete (in just a few weeks)! Once the campaign is over, you'll be sent an email to choose your ten pieces. In the meantime, scroll to the bottom of our Kickstarter story to see the design options and plan your picks!

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    We are SO excited to offer this fun reward. A $250 donation provides you with, not only a big beautiful bundle of Designed to Shine jewelry, but also the opportunity to NAME ONE OF OUR DESIGNS. The ultimate tribute to a loved one or a fun way to say "you are amazing" to a sweet friend. Your named necklace, bracelet or earrings will be a part of our collection, and a source of hope, inspiration or love to those that wear it.

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    Our retailer family is so very special to us! Your store shines light and radiates color, spreads joy and offers encouragement in your community and that is SO needed in this world! With this package, be the first to carry Designed to Shine in your town, at 10% off wholesale (must provide a valid resale license prior to fulfillment). Our retailers are celebrated and promoted across our social media channels, loved on by our staff, are privy to early bird releases and promotions, and have the thrill of being "that store" that shares smiles (and fabulous brand NEW products) to every customer you meet!

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