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My name is Jennifer Shea Hedberg and I’m a Minnesota artist known as the Ice Wrangler. I am the creator of Wintercraft Globe Ice Lantern Kits. After more than three decades experimenting with ice – shaping it, sculpting it, building with it and lighting it up – I’ve written a book to share the joys and secrets of creating with it. The result is Ice Luminary Magic, a beautiful collection of photographs and projects heading to press this month. 

 About the book  

224 pages. 28 projects. 500+ photos and Illustrations. 

Ice Luminary Magic explores both the art and science of working with ice. It offers easy-to-follow instructions for creating all kinds of spectacular projects. Here are a few examples:

Beauty, clarity and inspiration

Filled with stunning images by more than two dozen master photographers, Ice Luminary Magic is both inspiring and informative. With step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, it explains how to shape ice into giant teardrops, conjure it into "glass," stretch it into spires and stack it into towers. Here's a quick look: 

A story of community 

Ice luminaries have a way of bringing people together — and that's what this book is all about. Here in Minnesota, they've given rise to new gatherings and new ways of celebrating winter. Ice Luminary Magic shares what our community has discovered and invites you to join in the joy of lighting up the winter landscape. Please help us bring this book to life! 

Neighbors come together at Middlemoon Creekwalk, a midwinter festival, to enjoy the lights in ice.
Neighbors come together at Middlemoon Creekwalk, a midwinter festival, to enjoy the lights in ice.

Backing this project will help us print Ice Luminary Magic in time for the holidays. All rewards include a copy of the book. Premium contribution levels offer other exciting bonuses: You can choose to participate in ice workshops, gather your holiday gifts, enjoy a custom ice installation at your home or business, or even contribute to the "candle fund" for the annual Middlemoon Creekwalk in Minneapolis.  Visit Wintercraft to get more details on the premium contribution level rewards.

Risks and challenges

I'm the Ice Wrangler and this is not my first rodeo. It is worth mentioning that I have a partner. My husband Tom, Wintercraft's senior staff iceologist and also a map publisher, has found a terrific printer to produce the book. With the hard work of writing, designing and editing behind us, we're ready to go to press.

With help from this Kickstarter campaign, we expect the book to be ready for shipping by early December. While we don't anticipate any problems with that timeline, life isn't perfect. It's possible that a blizzard or some other calamity could delay shipment, but we're good planners. Our biggest risk could be oversubscription: If orders outpace the initial print run, we'll move quickly to arrange a second printing — which could mean that some backers get their books later in December. Of course, we'll keep everyone updated if this happy problem occurs. We're committed to delivering rewards in a timely manner.

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    NEARLY EARLY BIRD BOOK SPECIAL

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    One book - signed by the Ice Wrangler —and a bookmark. Nearly Early Bird special pricing has limited quantities.

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    THE BOOK!

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    MIDDLEMOON MASH-UP: Book + Candle Fund

    Yes, you'll get a signed book and bookmark — and here's your chance to help support the Middlemoon Creekwalk! This ice luminary event in Minneapolis brings joy to the whole community — but the candles aren't free. Choose this pledge level and we'll list you as a contributor when we announce the 2019 Middlemoon Creekwalk.

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    WRANGLER 2-PACK

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    ICE MAGIC KIT - Book + Lantern Kit

    1 signed book and 1 Wintercraft Globe Ice Lantern Deluxe Kit. Everything you need to start playing with ice!

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    ICE GLASS WORKSHOP

    Hang out with Jennifer and learn how to make "ice glass" in this two-hour outdoor workshop. You'll learn all sorts of tips and tricks and receive supplies to make your own ice glass at home. Event will be held this winter, date to be determined by Mother Nature. Includes a signed copy of the book. Interested in more than one spot? Just add $120 for each additional person.

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    FINNISH GLASS ICE LANTERN WORKSHOP

    Join author Jennifer Shea Hedberg for this two-hour workshop on making Finnish glass ice lanterns, one of the exciting projects in Ice Luminary Magic. Learn tips and tricks and head home with a kit for making a Finnish lantern of your own. The workshop will be held in Minneapolis during the winter just ahead — date to be determined. This pledge level includes a signed copy of the book. Interested in more than one spot? Just add $135 for each additional person.

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    WRANGLER 6-PACK

    Savings of $15 off regular price.

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    BOOK CLUB PACK

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    2-DAY ICE LUMINARY WORKSHOP

    Learn from the master. Join this two-day workshop at the Ice Wrangler's lab in Minneapolis — January 12-13, 2019. (Hours are 9am-2pm Saturday, 1pm-4pm Sunday.) Dress for outdoor fun and prepare to learn all sorts of new ice-lantern skills. You'll leave with finished ice luminaries and one signed copy of the book. Lunch included on Saturday. Interested in more than one spot? Just add $285 for each additional person.

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    SUPER ICE MAGIC BUNDLE

    This reward offers an avalanche of supplies for making some of the most popular projects in the book —from special balloons and lights to candles and even a centerpiece set-up.The supplies alone are worth more than $400. And of course you'll get a signed book, and a bookmark.

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    BASIC OUTDOOR ICE INSTALLATION

    Choose this for a basic exterior ice luminary installation — four small and two large ice lanterns — at a location of your choice. This reward of course includes one copy of the book and a spectacular bookmark. . Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Date to be arranged.

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    ICE MAGIC KIT 6-PACK

    A bundle of six signed books, six beautiful bookmarks and six Wintercraft Globe Ice Lantern Deluxe Kits. Ships to a single address. This is holiday shopping made easy!

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    DELUXE OUTDOOR ICE INSTALLATION

    The Ice Wrangler will create a deluxe exterior ice luminary installation — eight small and four large ice lanterns — at a location of your choice. This reward of course includes one copy of the book and a spectacular bookmark. . Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Date to be arranged.

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    GROUP GIFT 50-PACK

    Savings of $500 off regular price.

    We've got this season's great gift for companies, clubs and others who give to lots of folks. The reward for this pledge is 50 copies of Ice Luminary Magic — a great deal at $20 apiece. The people who receive this book will love exploring a new wintertime activity! We'll send along 50 beautiful bookmarks. This offer has special pricing, and books must ship to a single address,

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    ICE SCULPTURE INSTALLATION

    The Ice Wrangler will create a stunning ice sculpture for your special event — or just because. And yes, you guessed it: We'll throw in a copy of the book and a beautiful bookmark, too. Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Be in touch and we'll arrange a date.

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    SUPER ICE SCULPTURE INSTALLATION

    The Ice Wrangler will design and create a breathtaking ice luminary installation (a large ice sculpture plus numerous lanterns) for your next memorable gathering. She'll bring six copies of Ice Luminary Magic for you to share with your guests — and six bookmarks, too. Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Be in touch and we'll arrange a date.

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    WOW! ICE BAR or MINI ICE CASTLE

    The Ice Wrangler will install an ice bar or a mini ice castle at your home, at your office — or heck, in your best friend's front yard. If you want, you can ask for another custom exterior ice luminary installation of equal value instead. This reward Includes six books and six lovely bookmarks. Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Be in touch and we'll arrange a date.

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    WOW! OUTDOOR INSTALLATION SUPREME

    Make memories with a spectacular exterior ice luminary installation by the Ice Wrangler. Jennifer will work with you to envision a multi-layered, multi-textured ice luminary landscape that feels just right to you. This reward level includes six books and bookmarks. Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area (and perhaps other areas for a generous pledge). Be in touch and we'll arrange a date.

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