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$140
pledged of $5,200pledged of $5,200 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 19 2011 6:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

Thank you for checking out my Kickstarter page and considering supporting my projects! I'm very excited about the prospect of being able to expand my 'micro-business' and actually make a living at doing what I love! Additionally, I look forward to being able to assist young people with disabilities who may have limited opportunities for entrance into the working world.

Until now, I have invested a lot of time and money into growing my business. I hope that you will see the value of my efforts thus far and give me your support for further expansion!

A BRIEF BACKGROUND

I've always had a fascination with clay. In 2001, I decided to experiment with making mosaic tile art that had a stained glass aesthetic instead of the typical broken bits and pieces. I reasoned that if I could figure out a way to reduce the shrinkage that clay undergoes when it's fired, I would be able to shape tiles with rounded or curvy edges, kiln fire them, and assemble them with grout - sort of like assembling a puzzle. Once I figured out a way to tackle the shrinkage problem, I applied my painting skills to develop new techniques for creating 'visual textures'. ( I used to be a faux finish painter!) In 2009, I created a line of reversible tile jewelry by tweaking some of the processes used in my art.

My mosaic tile reversible jewelry and home decor pieces are like no others in the world! I use fresh clay , custom glazes and grouts to create a unique style of jewelry and art pieces you won't find anywhere else!

My style is totally different from 'traditional' mosaics and my tiles are NEVER broken. Every piece I make begins as soft clay which is then cut to fit my original designs. Glazes are then added and the pieces are fired. Finally, I connect the bits and pieces with grout to make a necklace or a mirror, or a pair of earrings or a fountain or WHATEVER !! This process allows me to get a variety of really cool shapes, textures, etc. and I love the chance to share all my creations with YOU!

KEEP IN MIND...

Since Kickstarter has an 'all or nothing' policy , I have decided to set a goal somewhat less than what I really need. Hopefully, many of you will see the value of what I am trying to accomplish and I will surpass my goal!! Thank you so much for your kind consideration!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! I will now do my 'happy dance' complete with a cartwheel and e-mail you a clip to share my joy!

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    You are awesome! You deserve my 'happy dance' clip + a special listing on my VIP e-mailing list... that means you will be the first to receive updates about new pieces, special offers, giveaways, etc. You are one Very Important Person!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    A SERIOUS contributor deserves a SERIOUS reward! Along with the previously listed 'happy dance' clip and VIP listing, you will receive YOUR choice of any single piece of jewelry in my online store! Your choice of a necklace, pendant, brooch, earrings or ring and a guarantee of at least 200 items to choose from! There will also be money clips, bookmarks and rear view mirror ornaments for our 'non-jewelry wearing' contributors. Happy Shopping!!

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    You have truly brightened my day, so I want to return the favor! I've designed 4 beautiful botanical plaques done in my signature mosaic style exclusively for my kickstarter backers which will be featured on a series of limited edition notecards. You will receive one set (4 notecards + envelopes) along with all the other previously stated rewards!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    You have emptied your deep pockets on my behalf so I 'm sending you a customized money clip so you can hold tight on the rest of your funds! (lol) It features a limited edition 'money tile' shaped like a dollar that can hold up to three initials (your choice). And you'll still receive all the other great rewards... set of 4 notecards, choice of jewelry, VIP status and 'happy dance' clip!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    YOU ROCK!! Pledge a cool Benjamin and you'll receive:

    * my 'happy dance and cartwheel' clip delivered to your e-mail

    * V.I.P. status with Miche Mozaix , receiving all our updates and specials notifications

    * set of 8 limited edition notecards (with envelopes) featuring images from Miche Mozaix
    botanical plaques (an EXCLUSIVE for kickstarter contributors!)

    * a customized money clip with your choice of up to 3 initials (makes a great gift!)

    * your choice of '2' pieces of jewelry OR a set of jewelry (i.e.necklace, earrings combo)

    * a special coupon code that gives you 50% off as much merchandise as you can grab in
    one sitting from our online store!

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    Pledge $280 or more About $280

    You are AMAZING!! This level of pledge is for those art collectors who appreciate truly unique mosaic splendiforousness! Instead of jewelry and the aforementioned rewards, you will have your choice of a 'bistro-style' side table or mirror from my 'Amoeba' series. You will choose the design and colors to create an exquisitely custom piece! Examples can be seen on my website on the 'Gallery' page... michemozaix.com/gallery.htm

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Funding period

- (60 days)