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I want to expand the color palette of my "She Persisted" enamel pin to include Bright White + Pantone 2017 colors.
Twenty-one elegant Pantone 2017 colors to commemorate what is shaping up to be a year of diverse challenges we face as women, together as one from many beginnings.
Twenty-one elegant Pantone 2017 colors to commemorate what is shaping up to be a year of diverse challenges we face as women, together as one from many beginnings.
694 backers pledged $20,187 to help bring this project to life.

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"She Persisted" Enamel Pin: Color Palette Expansion

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"She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted." -Mitch McConnell (a complete and total ass-hat in my personal opinion) to Senator Elizabeth Warren when she refused to stop reading a letter written by Mrs. Coretta Scott King regarding the racist inclinations of Senator Jeffery Beaureguard Sessions.

This simple condescending act has become something of a battle cry for women who have, through the ages, persisted against the patriarchy and what we now know as "toxic masculinity" to rise above, to be free to live the lives we deem fit for ourselves.

I felt so strongly about the event that transpired, that I created 100 pieces of the original 1" x 1" heart shaped enamel pin with my own (very limited) cash in black and rose gold on the day this awful event took place and have gone through my entire stock in about two weeks. 

Through this Kickstarter, I would like to expand the color options for this simple, yet powerful little pin into the entire Pantone 2017 color palette. Because, yes, you CAN be fashionable AND show your support for human rights. 

 

 
The original black pin
The original black pin

 

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The first goal will fund the production of the pin in Rose Gold and Pantone's Bright White. Gold along with white, green, and purple are the traditional colors use by the suffragettes. In 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst who founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) was an early, often militant suffragist group chose the color white to represent purity, green to represent hope, and purple to represent dignity.

 

Rose Gold + Bright White
Rose Gold + Bright White

With each additional level we reach, two new Pantone colors, will be released. You can choose any color (or combination of colors) that's been unlocked as your reward.

Two new colors unlocked at each level!
Two new colors unlocked at each level!

Includes a butterfly clutch and a simple, clean, printed backer card.

You can expect to receive your pin(s) at the END of May/beginning of June.

Since posting this project about a week ago, we have blown through the entire collection of stretch goals and consequently, the entire Pantone 2017 NYC Spring collection... 

o.0 DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!

I also just receive a request for MORE stretch goals by my dear backer, Sophie and I am a people pleaser.

SO, since persistence isn't something that lasts for just a season, I've decided to include the Pantone 2017 NYC Fall Collection as well! 

I am also working on a design for one LARGE possibly frame-able/possibly table-top "backer card" that can be used to display the entire 21 pin collection. Stay tuned for images!

NEW Pantone Fall 2017 Colors!
NEW Pantone Fall 2017 Colors!

If you back at the 225.00 level, you'll also receive this frame-able large-format (11x13") "backer card" to keep all these beautiful colors organized! (Great for a retail shop!) 

11x13" Display Board (hearts are not printed on the card, this is just a demo)
11x13" Display Board (hearts are not printed on the card, this is just a demo)

 

You asked, so I did it!

Kickstarter Exclusive for backers at any level: Lavender Glitter + Rose Gold!  

If you have pledged at any level, you can now receive a Lavender glitter pin for every 5.00 pledge increase you make.  

Want 1 glitter pin? adjust your pledge by 5.00  

Want 2 glitter pins? adjust your pledge by 10.00 etc...  

This is ONLY available for this price through the Kickstarter. You have to have already pledged at least at the 12.00 level to receive this pin.    

Why is this one cheaper?  

1. It's soft enamel - It has to be soft enamel since it's a glitter pin.  

2. You have already paid for any shipping with your pledge.  

3. This is a gift that I am making for you, the backer, for supporting my cause. I will not be making any donations to the ACLU from the sale of this specific pin.

Mock-up, Color may not be exact due to varying computer screens.
Mock-up, Color may not be exact due to varying computer screens.

 

Okay everybody, I got the quote back on stickers and after reviewing all the great comments (and my costs), I will be giving every backer above the Sticker Pack Level, a 5x7" sheet of Kiss-cut heart stickers! 

I have also added the Black heart to the stretch goals, so you may be getting one of those as well AND I added a 2x2" black heart "She Persisted" patch to the stretch goals and add-on's.

I had some requests for a new reward tier of just stickers, so I made a sticker-pack that comes with both sticker options.

You can check out the timeline (which will be updated here as we reach new goals) and the list of available add-on's below.

I hope you guys are happy with the new additions! 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I learned a LOT from the last Kickstarter and the BIGGEST challenge I have is getting the word out and finding a good and honest manufacturer (finally got that manufacturer part figured out, phew!)

I can't make the goal if nobody knows this project exists and if nobody pledges. This is a challenge that YOU, the backer can have a lot of impact on.

I'm only one person and I know I can't do this without your help. So, PLEASE share the link with people you know who will love these pins as much as you, and then share it again, and again, and you and I can make this collection a reality!

I don't foresee any major challenges, it's a pretty straight forward project without too many moving pieces. I've calculated the timing, production, and shipping costs and added a little bit extra of everything just in the case something does come up.

The delivery date is set to June just in case I can't make my own personal goal of mid/end of May. It takes 14 days for me to receive the funding from Kickstarter (should I make the goal) + time for the orders to be processed (15/20 days), and then time for me to package with care & ship it all out to you.

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    Sticker Pack

    1- 5x7" Kiss-cut, Gold Foil Stamped Sticker Sheet

    1 - 3x3" Die-cut Gold Foil Stamped, Black Heart "She Persisted" Sticker

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    This price will only be available through the Kickstarter. Any leftover stickers will go into my Etsy shop and will go up by 2.00/ea.

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    1 She Persisted Enamel Pin

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    2 She Persisted Enamel Pins

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    3 She Persisted Enamel Pins

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    4 She Persisted Enamel Pins

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    5 She Persisted Enamel Pins

    Receive 5 of your favorite color pins from the unlocked options.

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    6 She Persisted Enamel Pins

    Receive 6 of your favorite color pins from the unlocked options.

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    7 She Persisted Enamel Pins

    Receive 7 of your favorite color pins from the unlocked options.

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    11 She Persisted Enamel Pins

    The full collection of the She Persisted Pin, one each in every beautiful Pantone 2017 color.

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    11 She Persisted Enamel Pins

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    She Persisted All Through the Year

    Includes all 21 pins!

    Pantone Bright White + Rose Gold + BOTH Pantone 2017 Spring and Pantone 2017 Fall color collections!

    I'm also working on a Kickstarter exclusive design for a single, large, possibly frame-able/possibly table-top "backer card" that you can use to keep them all in order and showcase your gorgeous collection. I haven't quite finalized the design on this yet, but it will be included with this reward and I'll release pictures once it's completed.

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    She Persisted in Sterling

    This reward is really special and was created to become a family heirloom, something to be passed down from mother to daughter or granddaughter throughout future generations.

    I'm offering a Sterling Silver heart pendant with your choice of Pantone 2017 hard enamel.

    Comes with a Sterling Silver rolo chain in a gorgeous, solid wood and genuine leather presentation case.

    This Kickstarter exclusive Sterling Silver pendant is produced by artisans in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    This reward also includes:

    *All 20 Pantone 2017 Color collection pins.

    * Large format presentation card for the 20 pin collection.

    *The Kickstarter exclusive Lavender Glitter + Rose Gold Pin.

    *One set of black and white + rose gold enamel pins in their own velvet presentation box.

    *Includes the Persistence sticker sheet(should we meet the 5K stretch goal.

    *FREE domestic shipping.

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    She Persisted for Generations

    This reward is really special and was created to become a family heirloom, something to be passed down from mother to daughter or granddaughter throughout future generations.

    I'm offering a 14K gold (yellow, rose, or white) heart pendant with your choice of Pantone 2017 hard enamel.

    Comes with a 14K yellow gold filled rolo chain in a gorgeous, solid wood and genuine leather presentation case.

    This Kickstarter exclusive 14K gold pendant is produced by artisans in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    This reward also includes:

    *All 20 Pantone 2017 Color collection pins.

    * Large format presentation card for the 20 pin collection.

    *The Kickstarter exclusive Lavender Glitter + Rose Gold Pin.

    *One set of black and white + rose gold enamel pins in their own velvet presentation box.

    *Includes the Persistence sticker sheet(should we meet the 5K stretch goal.

    *FREE domestic shipping.

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