Hi, I'm Monica or Monicartsy on my social media accounts. If you follow me on Instagram, know me in real life, or have had any interaction with me within the past year, you probably know I've fallen pretty hard for succulents.
It's not quite spring, but I am so ready for new plants. Most of my plants have weathered the Colorado winter fairly well and should be ready for new pot-mates. But while we wait for warmer weather, I've been designing year-round succulent pins.
These pins were inspired by the changes succulents go through during the year. With different amounts of sun or cooler temperatures, succulents get brighter or greener (but hopefully don't go brown).
My design is modeled after a Sedum adolphii or "Golden Sedum" -- one of my very first succulents! My real-life Sedum is still alive and well, but not even a little bit golden anymore.
Each succulent is in a "seasonal" cup:
- Spring: Teacup with Saucer
- Summer: Glass
- Fall: Paper Coffee Cup
- Winter: Mug
These Seasonal Succulent Enamel Pins will be hard enamel, gold-plated, and stand at 1.25 inches tall. Two designs, the spring teacup and winter mug, have color variants.
The goal listed on this Kickstarter on this Kickstarter will cover the production of one pin. Other designs will remain locked until we hit the amount needed to fund them.
Since spring is just around the corner, that will be our first goal!
Spring Teacup - UNLOCKED!
Summer Glass [LOCKED]
Unlocks at $400:
Fall Coffee Cup [LOCKED]
Unlocks at $600:
Winter Mug [LOCKED]
Unlocks at $800:
Color Variants [LOCKED]
Full order of Blue Teacup Unlocks at $900:
Full order of Purple Sky Mug Unlocks at $1000:
Color variants use the same design, so they don't cost as much to produce. Yay!
Here's how color variant funding will work. I would like to place a full order of each variant, but if we don't meet that goal, I'll split orders for the original designs in half.
This means I'll have fewer teacups and mugs in the end, but as Kickstarter backers, you'll be guaranteed a teacup/mug and first pick between colors (as long as the original teacup and mug are unlocked).
March: Kickstarter runs while I finalize designs with my manufacturer
Early April: I send out surveys to collect your order details and pin production begins!
Late April - Early May: I receive the pins and as long as the quality looks good, I'll begin packing and shipping orders.
Throughout May: You receive pins in the mail and take cute pictures of them.
Thanks for Reading!
I'd love to complete this whole set, but I can't do it on my own. Enamel pins are a recent endeavor for me and it would be wonderful to see these take off!
To see more examples of my work, visit Monicartsy on Etsy and check out my first enamel pin design.
I hope you'll consider supporting this project!
Risks and challenges
Risks are minimal but they are a) pin quality and b) production and/or shipping delays.
It's natural to expect a small percentage of the pins produced to be "B-grade" or have noticeable flaws. Usually these flaws are minor but can include marks, scratches, or bubbles in the enamel paint.
The only reason you would need to worry about B-grades is in the event that this project receives more backers than standard grade pins available. If there is an abnormal amount of B-grade pins, I will work with the manufacturer to obtain another shipment with the appropriate quality. In this case, shipping will take longer than predicted.
Delays in production are always possible too, but I'll be communicating closely with my manufacturer to try and ensure everything goes smoothly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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