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To fund the purchase of a PUK welder through developing a series of handmade single join statement earrings in stainless steel.
45 backers pledged £2,515 to help bring this project to life.

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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....

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INTRODUCING… 

Heather McDermott
Heather McDermott

 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.

THE GOAL… 

Inspiration for design
Inspiration for design

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… 

Design process for earrings
Design process for 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.

Style #1 earrings
Style #1 earrings

 Dimensions when in ear - 27mm long x 23mm wide

Style #2 earrings
Style #2 earrings

 Dimensions when in ear - 75mm long x 25mm wide

Style #3 earrings
Style #3 earrings

 Dimensions when in ear - 65mm long x 40mm wide

Style #4 earrings
Style #4 earrings

 Dimensions when in ear - 55mm long x 55mm wide

STYLE #5 earrings
STYLE #5 earrings

 Dimensions when in ear - 75mm long x 35mm wide

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Style #1 Necklace
Style #1 Necklace

1/5 Stainless steel - length 72cm 

Style #2 Necklace
Style #2 Necklace

 1/5 Stainless steel - length 72cm

Style #3 Necklace
Style #3 Necklace

One of a Kind - Stainless steel - length 72-90cm

FAQS...

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...

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.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $12

    A Big Thank You!!

    You will get a big thank you in the form of a handmade thank you card and a mention on my blog at the end of the project

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    Style #1 earrings

    This limited edition pair of earrings are statement but lightweight. Handmade from stainless steel, they have an industrial quality to them and is made from hand bending wire finished with a single join from a PUK welder. Get your hands on one of the exclusive 20 pairs before they all go! Each pair may be slightly different however the shape and size will be consistent.

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    Style #2 earrings

    This limited edition pair of earrings are statement but lightweight. Handmade from stainless steel, they have an industrial quality to them and is made from hand bending wire finished with a single join from a PUK welder. Get your hands on one of the exclusive 20 pairs before they all go! Each pair may be slightly different however the shape and size will be consistent.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $56

    Style #3 earrings

    This limited edition pair of earrings are statement but lightweight. Handmade from stainless steel, they have an industrial quality to them and is made from hand bending wire finished with a single join from a PUK welder. Get your hands on one of the exclusive 15 pairs before they all go! Each pair may be slightly different however the shape and size will be consistent.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $62

    Style #4 earrings

    This limited edition pair of earrings are statement but lightweight. Handmade from stainless steel, they have an industrial quality to them and is made from hand bending wire finished with a single join from a PUK welder. Get your hands on one of the exclusive 15 pairs before they all go! Each pair may be slightly different however the shape and size will be consistent.

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    Pledge £55 or more About $68

    Style #5 earrings

    This limited edition pair of earrings are statement but lightweight. Handmade from stainless steel, they have an industrial quality to them and is made from hand bending wire finished with a single join from a PUK welder. Get your hands on one of the exclusive 15 pairs before they all go! Each pair may be slightly different however the shape and size will be consistent.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $124

    Style #1 Necklace

    This one of a kind stainless steel necklace is truly unique. Hand formed stainless steel shapes are linked together with a single join from a PUK welder creating a lightweight statement necklace. Only 5 are being made in this style so get yours before they all go!

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    Pledge £100 or more About $124

    Style #2 Necklace

    This one of a kind stainless steel necklace is truly unique. Hand formed stainless steel shapes are linked together with a single join from a PUK welder creating a lightweight statement necklace. Only 5 are being made in this style so get yours before they all go!

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    Pledge £450 or more About $559

    Style #3 Necklace

    This one of a kind stainless steel necklace is truly unique. Hand formed stainless steel shapes are linked together with a single join from a PUK welder creating a lightweight statement necklace. The lime green stainless steel discs are all hand distressed and linked together giving a pop of colour. This piece is totally unique and won't be made again.

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Funding period

- (35 days)