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Last updated January 27, 2014

Lilith + McRae SS 2014 Jewelry Collection 'Reign'

Limited edition handcrafted jewelry inspired by Egyptian Revival, ancient tribal cultures, art deco fashion, and my wanderlust spirit.

Lilith + McRae SS 2014 Jewelry Collection 'Reign'

Limited edition handcrafted jewelry inspired by Egyptian Revival, ancient tribal cultures, art deco fashion, and my wanderlust spirit.

$367
pledged of 2 000 $pledged of 2 000 $ goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, January 27 2014 2:34 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 27, 2014

About

Lilith + McRae is a handcrafted limited edition jewelry line that is inspired by a love for all things art deco, tribal and Egyptian Revival. It began September 2012 while I was teaching English in Daejeon, South Korea. 

With a degree in Fashion Merchandising and my love for fashion and beauty, I decided to make jewelry in an environment that lacked a lot of creativity. Since the inception of the jewelry collection, it is now shipped world-wide, it has been featured on some of the top fashion blogs, and I spend a lot of time drinking coffee and selling at art fairs and online.

Nefertiti Necklace in Process SS 2014
Nefertiti Necklace in Process SS 2014
Color inspiration for SS 2014 Collection
Color inspiration for SS 2014 Collection

I design each piece 4-5 months in advance based on current and future jewelry and color trends. Each piece is created from start to finish in Martinez, CA with high quality semi-precious stone beads and pendants.

Rough design of Queen of the Hunt Necklace
Rough design of Queen of the Hunt Necklace

I used a big chunk of my savings from South Korea to purchase supplies which allowed me to make only about 2-3 copies of each piece and limited my collection to about 10 -12 designs per season. However, this last season has seen a major uptake in ordering and interest, but I have exhausted all of my personal funds. I wish to expand my collection to 15-20 designs in the SS 2014 collection and no more than 5-10 duplicates of each piece in order to ensure each piece is unique. I have been offered more opportunities to present at fairs, house parties and small boutiques.

FW2013 Femme Fatale Collection
FW2013 Femme Fatale Collection

With the funds from Kickstarter, I will be able to acquire more supplies to create  8-10 copies of 20-25 pieces in the collection, create additional samples for giveaways, and to shop around boutiques, art fairs and parties, and with fashion's trendsetters as well as update the Lilith + McRae website to be more efficient and professional. My ultimate goal is to make Lilith + McRae a world class accessories brand. Any extra funds will go towards new pieces in the FW 2014/15 collection. 

Thank you for taking a look today and I appreciate all of your generosity!

Risks and challenges

The potential setbacks could be delays in supplies and production since I am the sole designer and crafter, but everything I have stated is doable in the time that I have allotted. I have allowed for working a full time job and creating and promoting pieces full time.

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    You will receive a Lilith + McRae custom gold-plated Queen of the Hunt agate arrowhead dangle necklace from the SS 2014 Collection and Lilith + McRae.

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