SEE HOW I USE A PUK WELDER...
I have been Artist in Residence at Glasgow School of Art for the past year and have had access to the equipment which includes a PUK welder. This has dramatically helped develop my work and here's a wee video of me using the PUK welder within the department to give you an idea of how I use it....
Heather McDermott Jewellery was established in 2012 specialising in contemporary jewellery made from stainless steel, silver and other materials. Heather has developed work for Margaret Howell, has taken part in prestigious events such as Goldsmiths’ Fair and shown her work internationally. Her work is inspired by the ever changing shorelines of the Isle of Skye where she grew up.
Over the past 5 years Heather has slowly been developing and expanding her contemporary jewellery business. The purchasing of new equipment is always a big investment and the next piece of kit is no exception! She is now in need of a PUK welder! This machine will help her run more efficiently as a business and allow new designs to develop more quickly and experimentally.
The cost of a PUK welder is £3800 and she needs your help and support to get her to this milestone.
LIMITED EDITION EARRINGS…
To show off the benefits of a PUK welder Heather is creating a unique collection of earrings which are made by hand bending stainless steel wire and connecting at a single join. These designs couldn't be made without the use of the PUK welder and shows some of the limited edition pieces she could potentially make in the future. Listed below are the styles of earrings that are within the reward section at a one off price. Each earring style is limited to 20 pairs making them exclusive to this fundraiser.
Each pair of earrings would be delivered in Heather McDermott packaging and a thank you card. They are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel.
Dimensions when in ear - 27mm long x 23mm wide
Dimensions when in ear - 75mm long x 25mm wide
Dimensions when in ear - 65mm long x 40mm wide
Dimensions when in ear - 55mm long x 55mm wide
Dimensions when in ear - 75mm long x 35mm wide
Check out Heather's latest update video...
1/5 Stainless steel - length 72cm
1/5 Stainless steel - length 72cm
One of a Kind - Stainless steel - length 72-90cm
Postage - Free postage to the UK however international charges apply. The earrings and necklaces will be sent out 1st class upon reaching the £2500 target
Will I get the earrings/necklace if you don't reach the £2500 target? - No
Can I contact you separately to purchase the earrings/necklace if the campaign doesn't reach it's target - Yes, I am more than happy to sell the earrings after the campaign has finished.
When will I receive my jewellery? - The campaign runs for 35 days so hopefully upon reaching the £2500 the earrings will be sent out within 2 weeks of that.
Thank you for having a look at Heather's campaign and if you would like any more information please don't hesitate to get in touch. Also if you can't pledge feel free to share my Kickstarter and spread the word.
Risks and challenges
Just like any sole trader, you will face the inevitable risks and challenges down the road. One of the main challenges will be the possible delays in production of the earrings however, after a successful funding campaign, Heather McDermott will keep you posted regarding the progress of your piece on a weekly basis. The aim for delivery would be the start of July.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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