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Make it a COASTAL CHRISTMAS in 2017! - Here we go again...

We are adding four new ornaments to our Christmas Collection:  Two starfish, an octopus and a seahorse, and we need your help to make it happen.

  • Original Images from Rody's ocean-y paintings
  • Packaged in clear pillow boxes for safe keeping between holidays
  • Festive elastic hangers so ornaments are ready to hang
  • Four new designs for 2017 for TWELVE total. More every year.
  • 2016 Ornaments also available for your reward!
  • Portion of proceeds benefits Friends of the Environment in the Abacos

 

This year's lineup: 1500 of each: 1) Starfish Blue  2) Starfish Orange 3) Octopus  4) Seahorse

6000 Fine porcelain shapes - 1/8" thin and approx. 3-4" wide

300 sheets Decal Printing - High quality 10 color silk screen printing.

6000  pillow boxes

6000 hangers

The Process

First, I make a painting. 

"A Star Is Born" 30X30" Acryic on Canvas
"A Star Is Born" 30X30" Acryic on Canvas

Then I photograph the painting and remove the background.

"Star is Born" with white background
"Star is Born" with white background

These images are silk screened with ceramic inks on large sheets.

Then we have thousands of blank ceramic shapes produced, along with custom size pillow boxes for packaging.

Ornament Cookies
Ornament Cookies

 

Then we cut out the images from the sheets and apply them on to the ceramic shapes and fire them in the kiln.

Rack O' Ornaments
Rack O' Ornaments

REWARDS

.....are on the right. Cick on the one you want or email kim@rody.com if you have questions or need to tweak a little to make your reward JUST RIGHT.

First Reward:

Ornaments! We'll send you 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 or a dozen. Starting at $15 for one. The more the merrier! (The more, the lower the price) Ho Ho Ho! 

You can choose when I send you the survey.  2017 pictures are above, 2016 ornaments are here.

2016 Ornaments to choose from
2016 Ornaments to choose from

 

Pick all crabs, all fish, all turtles, all sea creatures - one of each or all the same or any mixture. CHOICE IS YOURS.

As promised,  there will be a new set every year, this is the SECOND SET.

Next Reward:

Christmas Cards - in packs of 25.

5 cards to choose from - mix and match
5 cards to choose from - mix and match

 

Grunts, lobster, angelfish, turtle, cuda - MIX AND MATCH or all the same.  Sent to you in time for you to write and post before the holidays.

Next Reward:

Octopus bowls - three different sizes - small, medium, and super big (5", 7", 12")   Save $50 on the set - the big one is BIG and WONDERFUL.

Octopus Bowl Set
Octopus Bowl Set

You can also choose another image, like a blue crab, maybe.

Next Reward:

New "Cracker and Dip" set - $30, save $13 plus free shipping.

Five designs to choose from OR customize yours any way you like including Lisa Young flamingos.  This is the Navigator Turtle design:

"Navigator" Cracker and Dip Set
"Navigator" Cracker and Dip Set

Next Reward:

DINNERWARE from the Kickstarter project that started it all! Two "caboodles" to choose from (four plates, four salads, four bowls, four mugs), $350 each set (or $700 for BOTH):

Set ONE: Turtle Caboodle: 16 turtles!
Set ONE: Turtle Caboodle: 16 turtles!

 

Set TWO: Sea Creature Caboodle: 16 different sea creatures!
Set TWO: Sea Creature Caboodle: 16 different sea creatures!

So, choose Set One or Set Two at $350.   Choose set One AND Two for $700.

Next Reward:

Fabulous Oval and Rectangular Platters - from our original Kickstarter project. Lots to choose from once we are funded. $75 - $150. Plenty of savings!

some of the oval platter choices
some of the oval platter choices

 

Free shipping to the US, and free delivery (somehow, some way, sometime) to the Bahamas if you are over there.

Some of the rectangle Platter choices
Some of the rectangle Platter choices

 

Flamingo Chorus line Prototype Platter
Flamingo Chorus line Prototype Platter

 Lisa Young's flamingos will also be in the lineup!

Biggest Reward:

Original "A Star is Born" painting, delivered to your door in US or the Bahamas.  Price is $5200... but help out with the ornaments and you save $1200 by purchasing here for $4000. Floating frame by Mark Kopp.

Does another painting strike your fancy?  Email me and I'll make you a deal, all to help make the ornaments happen.

Original Painting "A Star is Born"
Original Painting "A Star is Born"

 

Fun Reward:

Suprise Me!
Suprise Me!

A FAVORITE of our Kickstarter backers... Give us an idea of what you like when we send the survey (dinnerware, turtles, giclees, etc) and we will load you up with lots of goodies that far exceed the $250 mark. I was surprised how many people chose this reward, and they all loved what they got! Free shipping on this, as well. 

So, please help get these made with your generous backing. Every ornament helps! ALSO, please spread this Kickstarter project on your social media pages and by emailing this link to all your friends:

RODYCHRISTMAS.COM

Love and Gratitude, XX

 

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Risks and challenges

Delivery of the porcelain blanks from overseas is always a challenge! However we are starting earlier this year, and using the same factory, so I have high hopes everything will run smoothly.

ast year we had to airship the first few hundred in order to meet deadlines, so obviously we are prepared to DO WHAT IT TAKES to get the rewards to you when you want them!

The good thing is, our first Kickstarter project bought the kilns, the printed artwork, and gave us all at the Rody studio LOTS of practice firing practically PERFECT objects of useful art.

Our ordering/shipping/inventory integrated systems allowed us to fulfill 100% of our rewards in a very timely manner. We would be sunk with out it, we know it works, and we use it all the time. So, fulfillment should (still) be a breeze. Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

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    Screen Saver download

    Choose from a selection of Kim's artwork for your computer screen, and thanks for your interest and sharing.

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    Pick ONE ornament- early bird price

    Pick any ornament from the 2017 or 2016 choices: starfish, seahorse, octopus, turtles, lobster, dolphins, lionfish, or blue crabs. You can fill out a survey after we complete and you can tell me which one.

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    25 Christmas Cards

    Choice of five different cards - mix and match or pick all the same. Cuda, Grunts, lobster (everybody's favorite), turtle or angelfish. They come with envelopes, of course. Plenty of time to send out before Christmas.

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    PICK TWO ornaments early bird price

    Pick any ornament from the 2017 or 2016 choices: starfish, seahorse, octopus, turtles, lobster, dolphins, lionfish, or blue crabs. We will send you a survey for your picks once we reach our goal.

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    Cracker and Dip Set

    Save $10 - your choice of turtles, lobsters, fishies or flamingos! Great serving piece. We'll ask you at the end of the campaign which one you want us to send you. Pricing good on limited quantity.

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    PICK FOUR ornaments at early bird price

    All of the new 2017 ornaments if you want, OR ANY four out of the twelve available. You can choose when you get your survey at the end.

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    PICK SIX ornaments at early bird price

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    One Fabuous Rectange Platter

    You'll be saving $20, plus FREE SHIPPING on your choice of our 15" X 7" porcelain platters. Choose lobsters, crabs, flamingos, turtles. Too much fun to use!

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    PICK EIGHT ornaments at early bird price

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    MAKE IT A DOZEN at early bird price

    Get ALL twelve ornaments from last year and this year, OR pick any combo you like! Twelve lowers your reward to $10 each. Yowza.

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    One Fabuous Oval Platter

    You'll be saving $50, plus FREE SHIPPING on your choice of our 18" oval porcelain platters. Choose lobsters, crabs, flamingos, turtles. Very dramatic, oven, microwave and dishwasher safe (like all our stuff). Choose when you get the survey.

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    Octopus BOWL Trio

    $253 of value - three octopus bowls. One 5 inch square bowl, one 7" square bowl and one 12 inch SUPER BOWL with our SUPER OCTOPUS, fired in FLorida in the warehouse. Folks are loving these! And, free shipping in US.

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    Surprise Me!

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    Place Setting for Four People

    Choose between the "Sea Creature Caboodle" or the "Turtle Caboodle" Four dinnner plates, four salad plates, four mugs and four bowls. These sets retail for $399 so here we go again! Double up and get all eight if you'd like. All dinnerware is microwavable, dishwasher safer and comes with a 1 year chip and crack guarantee to force you to use it. It's that good.

    Bahamas: it will arrive in November.

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    "A Star Is Born" Original Painting

    30" X 30" Original acrlyic on linen canvas. A big price break off of $5200 if you help with the new ornaments. And Mark made the frame! Other paintings available as well, pease emali me. I'll get the painting to you in the US or in the Bahamas.

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Funding period

- (35 days)