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We've just finished designing our biggest, baddest, best collection yet - but we need help making it real. Help us make the future shiny!

Hello friend! If you're here, you're probably a fan of our product line and website. You' ve followed our progress over the past three years. It's been a wild ride, and we've learned so much and met so many amazing and inspiring people. We've been slowly expanding our product line over the years, but since we're completely self-funded, it's been hard for us to really grow.

We've just finished designing our biggest, baddest, best collection yet - 33 new pieces of jewelry, all with the cheeky humor and clever ideas you've come to know from Design Glut. We're really, really excited about it. But it's going to cost a lot of money to get samples made.

33 designs x 3 colors each x $100 a prototype + $100 shipping = $10,000.
We can't fund this right now, but we really need to get the prototypes ASAP in order to launch the collection in January, when all the stores do their buying for spring and summer. It's a big problem, and we're turning to you for help. Keep Design Glut alive, and get great rewards while you're at it!


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Our History

Design Glut was started by Kegan Fisher and Liz Kinnmark in 2007, when we were still students. Liz had just designed Egg Pants, Kegan designed the Hookmaker, and together we designed Crude Jewelry (a political parody aimed at the oil industry.) As we bounded out of art school, we had a whole lot of love for design, a ton of enthusiasm, a few great products, and little-to-no business sense. Luckily, we're not afraid to admit our flaws.

We started filling in our knowledge gap by talking to people that knew a whole lot more than us - and then posted the conversations online for everyone to share. We've met so many amazing people along the way and are still pretty obsessed with how cool the design community is. And as our business sense grew, we've had some huge successes. We landed Egg Pants in the MoMA Design Store and on the front page of the New York Times. We got the Hookmaker into Urban Outfitters and Target. We've sold to almost 100 stores and been featured in as many magazines.

A lot of people think we're bigger than we are - but really, we're 2 people in a Brooklyn loft. And we're proud of that fact! We're doing this work because we love it, and we because we believe it's possible to live your dreams.

Design Glut's studio in Bushwick

Glitter, our studio cat, cuddling with a Hookmaker

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    For everyone who contributes at least $5, Kegan and Liz from Design Glut will hand-write and and send you an awesomely awkward thank-you message on one of our Awkward Moment Cards.

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    Invitation to an exclusive online event for our Kickstarter backers! (It will be much like a webinar, except we think the word webinar is ridiculous.) Kegan and Liz will talk about their tips and tricks for starting a creative business in today's economy. We'll also answer lots of audience questions. So start thinking what you'd like to ask us!

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    In addition to the online event, we will send you a NEW Design Glut product! Choose between a Money to Burn candle or a Balloon necklace. (International supporters, please add $10 to your pledge so we can cover increased shipping costs.) You'll learn stuff, get stuff, and we will love you. What more do you want?

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    PREORDER the HOT AIR BALLOON necklace pictured at left! (Only 5 of these will ever be made. Get your hands on a piece from this super limited edition.)

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    A $100 contribution would help so much! And for your generosity, we will reward you greatly. You will get FOUR Design Glut objects. Choose as many as you want of Money to Burn candles ($15 each retail) and/or Balloon necklaces in any color ($40 each retail). Look super fly all the time, or be even more generous and share them with your friends.

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    This new level is just for you! It includes a pre-order of one reversible sign necklace and one love stamp necklace. Thank you so so much!

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    This new level is just for you! It includes a pre-order of one Mirror necklace and one Circuitboard necklace. Thanks again, we really appreciate it!

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    This new level is just for you! It includes a pre-order of one Anchor necklace, as well as a Balloon necklace and a World Links necklace. Thanks so much for your support!!!

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    This new level is just for you! It includes pre-orders of the Anchor necklace, and the Flat Jewels, as well as one of our World Links necklaces. Thank you thank you thank you!

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    This new level is just for you! It includes pre-orders of the reversible sign necklace, love stamp necklace, and anchor necklace, in addition to a balloon necklace and a money candle (that we'll ship you as soon as the drive is over.) YOU RULE.

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    For $200, we can eradicate the pain of holiday shopping. Seriously. We will send you Design Glut's Avoid-Holiday-Shopping Gift Set, only available here. It includes 1 set of Awkward Moment Cards, 4 Money To Burn Candles, 1 Balloon Necklace, 1 World Links Necklace, 4 Cubic Switchplates, 1 Vanity Bookmark, and 1 Dow Jones Hanky. 13 items, with a total $245 retail value. We've got you covered.

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    OK, you may be thinking, what more can they offer? WELL. For $500, not only will you get the Avoid-Holiday-Shopping Gift Set, but we will take you out for a night on the town. Drinks with Design Glut, at a hidden bar in Manhattan. If you're not in New York, we'll send you a bottle of wine and hang out on Skype, which is almost as fabulous!

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    Are you thinking, "I love Design Glut's style, but I want something NO ONE else has?" Aha, well, we can cater to that. At the $1,000 level, you enter into Design Glut COUTURE. We will design a special necklace just for you. It will be photo-etched stainless steel, in the same high-quality finish as our World Links and Balloon necklaces, but this design will be exclusively yours. Tell us what you want to wear around your neck and we'll make the design magic happen. And because we love you so much, you'll also get the Avoid-Holiday-Shopping Gift Set and drinks with Design Glut.

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    For schools, universities, and businesses - help us help you. We'll fly out to you, anywhere in the US, and teach a full-day workshop. The session will be tailored to your group. Perhaps you'd like us to teach your students about how to start a design and manufacturing company, or you'd like us to educate your team about using social media and innovative marketing techniques to increase sales. We're on the cutting edge of how creative business works these days, and can put that knowledge to work for you.

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