Howdy! My name is Ash "RyuuYouki" Baus and I run a small freelance business under the name Neurotic Sphynx. I love turning my art into all kinds of cool products like decals, keychains, and pins! I'm also a Non-Binary Bisexual artist. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I know how hard it can be to be proud of yourself while still having to remain closeted. There are a lot of LGBTQ+ products out there for out members of the community, but not a lot for closeted ones.
This is where my kickstarter comes in!
I introduce you to, the Dino-Pride Saurians! These adorable little dinosaurs let you show off your jurassic pride with out blatantly saying you're an LGBTQ+ person. Only other members of the community will recognize the color patterns as pride flags giving you the chance to express yourself in safety. Each Suarian comes with its own unique pattern using several LGBTQ+ flags as well as a cheeky name!
I don't like the idea of having to "unlock" certain flags so this fundraiser is for the complete set of Dino-Pride Saurians. Each pin will be made using black nickel for the metal, hard enamel fills, and will come with a logo backstamp. All pins are at least 1.75 inches at their longest side and come with a pin card backing. The designs have already been approved and are ready for production! All we need is YOUR support to bring these dinosaurs back from extinction!
If we are able to reach the stretch goal of $3,600 USD, I will also have double side acrylic charms made of ALL the Dino-Pride Saurians! Key-chains will be 2 inches along the longest side and will include a lobster clasp! Once unlocked they will be added as a reward and backers will have the option of adding them on to their current pledges.
As you can see a majority of costs go towards production and shipping. There is also a portions allocated for fees and contingency costs.
Risks and challenges
I have made and sold enamel pins before so I am very familiar with the process. and know what to expect!
The biggest challenge is wait times and mold issues. Sometimes manufacturing time are longer than expected or orders come back to me with incorrect colors and need to be remade, further increasing wait times. Each issue could take days or weeks to correct depending on response time from the factor.
However, I have already accounted for possible delays in my expected delivery times. I've had several products produced through this manufacturer and I am confident everyone will be happy with the final product!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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