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$602
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 23 2019 1:55 PM UTC +00:00
$602
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 23 2019 1:55 PM UTC +00:00

About

PROBLEM: 

Millions of Americans suffer from disorders such as social anxiety, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADHD and PTSD. There are no tools for adults on the market that can discreetly and stylishly help relieve the symptoms of these illnesses in a public setting.

SOLUTION: 

A line of jewelry and accessories that balance beauty and function, combining tactile & sensory relief with style that's fit for use in public while still being fashionable.


Introducing, 

BRAND NAME INSPIRATION:

Halcyon

Adjective  - Calm; peaceful; tranquil. Noun - A mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher, said to have the power of charming winds and waves into calmness.
 

Avenue

Noun - A means of access or attainment.


MY PASSION:

Halcyon Avenue is a piece of my heart. I have suffered from anxiety and severe distress around crowds for over 20 years.  At times, it was so bad that having to speak to a group of people would leave me stuttering and feeling like I was going to pass out.  I have since learned ways to manage my stress and social phobias, but there is always that lingering tension in the background of my mind.

Halcyon Avenue was created so those that suffer can find relief without the stigmas that society often associates with these illnesses. My hope is that Halcyon Avenue will bring some peace, freedom and rest for the soul. Like the bird from Halcyon lore, charming the wind and waves of our minds into calmness.


THE PRODUCTS:


SENSORY NECKLACE

The miniature version of a sensory tube; a small glass or plastic vial filled with liquid and an assortment of beads, glitter, mica, etc.

The wearer can shake up the sensory tube and tilt it back and forth to watch the items inside swirl around for a grounding and anxiety-relieving experience.

The successful completion of this campaign will allow me to expand the pendant offerings to different vial colors and shapes such as the following:


TACTILE NECKLACE

Each pendant will have a stylish front and the customer’s choice of a tactile backing.

The wearer will be able to hold the pendant and discreetly rub the backing with their thumb for tactile stress relief. 

A few of the backing options:

- Short nylon bristles

- Velvet or satin

- Silicone

- Metallic bumps


TACTILE STEERING WHEEL COVER

Additions to the cover provide several different tactile sensations to help alleviate the stress of driving.  As we progress with our brand and manufacturing, additional tactile options will be made available.


FINGER LABYRINTH

Made into keychains and pendants, the grooves can be traced by a finger or pen tip for meditation and grounding techniques.  These will be made with wood or 3D-printed plastic and the grooves will be decorated with our one of a kind handmade nail polishes, resin, or metallic foil.


AROMATHERAPY KEYCHAIN

A metal tube filled with scented lava beads.  There are many fragrance options, and the user can simply open the tube and inhale for quick and easy aromatherapy benefits.


WHAT I'LL USE THE FUNDS FOR:

- Reward Fulfillment

- Beginning the process of applying for trademarks and patents

- Advertising to spread the word about Halcyon Avenue


THE FUTURE OF HALCYON AVENUE:

Halcyon Avenue will be a broad line of stylish and discreet sensory/tactile jewelry and accessories for adults. 

In addition to the products featured in this campaign, I‘m working on several prototypes and many others are on the drawing board.  I will strive to bring new, innovative pieces to this brand and increase the tactile and sensory options and colors of each item.


Thank you so much for taking a look at my campaign.  Your support is invaluable, and I greatly appreciate your pledge.  Please take a moment to share this Kickstarter campaign with others, and “like” and “follow” my FaceBook Page, Halcyon Avenue.


- Rachel

Risks and challenges

A challenge of this project is conveying to viewers what each product feels like... since these are such hands-on types of products, it will require a customer that knows what type of tactile stimulation works best for them. I believe for those that Halcyon Avenue is geared towards, however, this is something that will be widely embraced and will make a huge impact. I plan to do my absolute best to convey the texture and mood of each product through excellent photography and videos that bring each one to life for the viewer.

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    Keychain

    Your choice of a finger labyrinth keychain or an aromatherapy tube keychain. Color/fragrance options will be given once campaign has ended and we will work with you to make your keychain just how you want it.

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    Tactile or Sensory Necklace

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    You pick - your choice of:

    (2) Keychains & (1) Necklace
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    Mix and match for a gift for yourself and a loved one, or keep one at home and one in the office.

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