I could never escape the love of dragons and nature, and so here I am fully embracing them both in this new set of enamel pins!
Last year I launched my first ever hard enamel pin, Draco. It sparked in me something that I would later want to expand on - the idea of celestial dragons and their connection to nature.
I'm fascinated by solar and lunar eclipses, the plants around us and the different energies everything gives off. Here is where those ideas come to life, in a series of enamel pins featuring the sun, moon, and earthly elements.
~ I am excited to bring this project to Kickstarter with the help of the Make 100 event! ~
About the Limited Edition Pin - "Eclipse of the Sun Dragon"
- Hard enamel cloisonné style with copper metal plating
- 2x2 inches
- 2 pin posts with rubber stoppers on the back
- Limited to only 100!
I chose a high-quality style of pin called cloisonné. The creation process uses glass resins that give the pin a hard, glossy and impressive surface finish.
** If you wish to receive a Limited Edition pin AND an open edition (or any of the other pins), you must pledge to the Limited Edition tier (since they are limited), then add $15 for each additional pin. See the bottom of the page for more details. Remember you can edit your pledge at any time.
About the Open Edition Pin - "Glowing Sun Dragon"
- Hard enamel cloisonné style with gold metal plating
- 2 x 1.75 inches (size is approximate)
- 2 pin posts with rubber stoppers on the back
- Glow in the dark enamel sun and dragons eye
The Draco Constellation pin with glowing moon will also be available as an open edition option! It features a gorgeous deep blue and white colored dragon with a glowing moon. I was not able to offer an open edition version last time, so I'm happy to include it as an add-on, as a combo with the open edition Sun Dragon, or as the "Any open edition pin of your choice" tier option.
All pins will have their own matching backing cards that perfectly compliments their design
Added as of February 7th - now ALL pledge levels that include a pin will receive one of these fancy three inch vinyl stickers. They will also be available in the add-on store if you want to add extra.
Each person may feel a connection to nature in a different way. Some may feel an energy in a special stone, while others simply enjoy the beauty of nature and the colors of crystals! The Aura Dragons in Nature is a set of pins I've created to help keep those good energies around you.
Some of my favorite things featured in these pins includes clear quartz, amethyst, ferns, red lilies and succulents. All pins in the aura dragon series are open edition and will be hard enamel with gold metal plating, and as large as a 2x2 inch stamp will allow so that they are close to the same size as all other pins offered. I love the detail these extra large pins offer! They will include two pin posts to prevent spinning and rubber backs with their own cards.
To add an extra pin, after you've chosen your tier and backed the project, click on "Manage my Pledge" at the top right, click on "Change My Pledge" and increase your pledge by an additional $15 per extra pin, an additional $5 per individual sticker or additional $15 for a full set of the Nature dragon stickers.
* * * * No extra shipping charges no matter how many pins or stickers you add! Shipping is a flat $4 for US and $14 for international.* * * *
Add-ons cannot be added to the 'Thank You' tier as it does not collect shipping and you wouldn't receive the items.
If you pledge for a limited edition pin and wish to add one of the other designs, choose the Limited Edition tier then adjust your pledge to add +$15 for each additional open edition pin. You will get to choose the additional pin design(s) later. Only one Limited Edition pin per person please, LE pins are not available for add-ons.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions!
SHIPPING FOR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS
I'm sorry that international shipping is higher, but unfortunately these are the rates set by USPS. I am not responsible for any customs, duties, taxes or other fees that may be added to the package as these are set by the countries they are shipped to. These fees are the responsibility of the recipient. Items returned to me due to being unclaimed at customs will not be reshipped without additional shipping charges.
February 13 - Kickstarter Ends
February 15 - Surveys go out via Backerkit
March 7 - Should receive Kickstarter funds by this time
March 7 - Order pins as soon as funds received
Pins should arrive around 3 weeks after ordered
April - Pins start shipping
Risks and challenges
All six pin designs are complete and already getting approved through the manufacturer. There's not much else to do but order the pins!
I expect very little in the way of issues for this project, and already am familiar with the process of creating enamel pins. I'm using the same manufacturer as I did for the last pin Kickstarter and several other pins I've ordered through them.
There is always the possibility of slow downs on the manufacturers side of things, or hiccups with shipping. But, going off of my last experience with them I am confident that things will go along with little trouble. Any and all updates will be shared so you know exactly what's going on.
Once the Kickstarter is complete, the order placed and I receive the pins (roughly 4-6 weeks production time), I have years of experience organizing large scale product orders and shipments, and have a full scale studio set up to accommodate projects like this.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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