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Sara Pocius Initials: The alphabet in ribbons of silver. Original jewelry designs with whimsy and personality. Find your favorite!
Sara Pocius Initials: The alphabet in ribbons of silver. Original jewelry designs with whimsy and personality. Find your favorite!
Sara Pocius Initials: The alphabet in ribbons of silver. Original jewelry designs with whimsy and personality. Find your favorite!
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Affinity by Sara Pocius is an original whimsical and graphic collection that transforms cherished shapes into ribbons of silver with tons of personality.

Introducing the designs for my custom silver alphabet. I hope you love them as much as I do!  (C & E are silver prototypes and A, J, K, L, M & S are renders)

This extra polishing step will add a bit of extra cost to manufacturing, but it will be well worth it!

CAD Design: I was lucky enough to connect with my CAD modeler two years ago, and he's been instrumental in helping me bring my ideas to life. It's important to have a partner who understands your vision!

Introducing letters A, J, K, L, M & S as computer renderings!

Casting: Although I often keep it local and utilize Los Angeles jewelry manufacturers for my silver production, I've chosen to work with an east cost (and extra "green") caster on this project. 

Located in Rhode Island, they're a proven manufacturing partner after flawlessly producing my silver Cat pendants for the ASPCA and Fresh Step Litter's Feline Arts Council in 2014. 

Learn more about my manufacturer's eco-friendly practices here »

Fulfillment: Both of my US-based metal casting partners are well-versed in the task of large production orders. So I have no doubt that even a very large Kickstarter fulfillment will go smoothly. 

 **If your desired Initial is not available for preorder yet, please pledge for an alternate Reward. Your support NOW will help me meet the Stretch Goals needed to unlock all the letters. Don't worry, you'll be able to adjust your Reward before the campaign ends!**

Check out the 360° view! 

**Alternate stone color options can also be explored.**

Note: These are computer renderings of the Vanessa Ring—see textured silver example above for how the band will look in real life. :) You can also view the same design produced in white gold in the "Collaborative Fine Jewelry" reward image right below.

For all rewards under $300, there will be a shipping charge to help offset postage and packaging. US Shipping: $2.00 First Class Mail. Select International shipping: $26 Priority or Registered Mail. Only US shipping is available for jewelry with gemstones. There are many restrictions and risks associated with shipping jewelry and precious metals Internationally, so apologies if you do not see your country listed.



Special Thanks:

  • To my awesome hubby, Sam Hulick, who supports me and my business in every way possible. That fabulous video up there — yep, only possible because of him. 
  • To Flourish & Thrive Academy for giving me all the tools I've needed to grow my jewelry business from its simple beaded beginnings just three years ago.
  • To Miloš for his incredible ability to read my mind and put up with all my friendly demands when it comes to my 3D models. 
  • To Ali and Tristina for modeling my pieces with amazing style and grace.
  • To Tiny Prints Photography for expertly capturing my jewelry next to the beautiful Pacific Ocean. 

Risks and challenges

Having already vetted my CAD/casting team and mastered the production of my signature ribbon-style, the risks and challenges of this project have been greatly minimized. But, that doesn't mean I won't encounter unexpected bumps along the way.

Fulfillment dates reflect my best guess delivery times and account for minor setbacks.

Potential Hiccups:
• Wax printing or casting concerns that may require some new CAD files
• Accidental damage to wax or metal masters that mean starting fresh
• Unexpected delays due to caster overload with other clients
• Final castings that need to be redone due to any imperfections
• Shipping delays due to the high number of rewards I have to ship!

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    As a special thank you for your support, I'll be giving you a big shout-out on my Facebook page. :)

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    A big shout-out thank you on my Facebook page + an MP3 of the music used in the video (composed by the amazing Sam Hulick).

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    Your choice of sterling silver nature-inspired Affinity charm: Bird, Butterfly, Cat, Clover, Dog, Dragonfly, Elephant, Heart, Ladybug, Owl, Peacock, Seahorse or Starfish (see first Rewards image to left to view designs).

    For multiple nature charms, please increase your pledge amount accordingly!

    Charms are approx. 0.8 to 1 inch tall and retail for $24.

    You will choose your charm after the campaign is successfully funded. Find more details on sarapocius.com.

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    PRE-ORDER your sterling silver Affinity Initial. Choose from the first set of 8 popular letters: A C E J K L M S

    **If your desired Initial is not available for preorder yet, please pledge for an alternate Reward. Your support NOW will help me meet the Stretch Goals needed to unlock all the letters. Don't worry, you'll be able to adjust your Reward before the campaign ends!**

    Charms will be approx. 0.8 inches tall (J, Y & Z will be slightly taller).

    You will choose your letter after the campaign is successfully funded.

    For multiple Initial charms, just increase your pledge amount accordingly!

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    PRE-ORDER your sterling silver Affinity Initial on a 16-inch bead chain! Choose from the first set of 8 popular letters: A C E J K L M S

    **If your desired Initial is not available for preorder yet, please pledge for an alternate Reward. Your support NOW will help me meet the Stretch Goals needed to unlock all the letters. Don't worry, you'll be able to adjust your Reward before the campaign ends!**

    Charms will be approx. 0.8 inches tall (J, Y & Z will be slightly taller).

    You will choose your letter after the campaign is successfully funded.

    18-inch chain available upon request.

    For multiple Initial necklaces, just increase your pledge amount accordingly!

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    Your choice of large sterling silver nature-inspired Affinity pendant on a 30-inch silver bead chain. Pendants are approx. 1.5 inches tall/wide versus their tiny charm cousins.

    Choose from the Butterfly, Dragonfly, Cat, Elephant, Peacock, Seahorse, Spiral or Starfish.

    Necklaces retail for $114.

    You will choose your pendant after the campaign is successfully funded. Find more details on sarapocius.com.

    For multiple nature necklaces, just increase your pledge amount accordingly!

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    Our brand new interchangeable sterling silver charm bracelet will easily hold your favorite charms on the oversized focal link.

    Choose any two charms — nature or initials (from current funding level)!

    Bracelet retails for $124 + charms.

    You must provide your actual wrist measurement and charm choices after the campaign is successfully funded.

    Bracelets with only nature charms will ship as soon as available, bracelets including initial charms will ship when the funded letters are complete.

    For multiple bracelets, just increase your pledge amount accordingly!

    Find more details on sarapocius.com.

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!

    Limited edition Vanessa Ring: Organic textured oxidized silver paired with a gorgeous natural gemstone.

    This is a tribute to one of my favorite custom engagement rings — these will only be produced as part of this Kickstarter. Choose from two premium gemstones: deep purple AAA Amethyst or rich AA Swiss Blue Topaz.

    *You must provide an accurate ring size and gemstone choice after campaign is successfully funded.*

    For multiple rings, just increase your pledge amount accordingly!

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    A custom, collaborative fine jewelry piece designed by Sara, valued up to $2,500.

    Please allow approx. 8-10 weeks for design and production once the project has begun—which will be based on your desired delivery date and my availability after the close of the campaign.

    We will work together to choose gemstone, design and metal choices that are appropriate for this budget.

    Maximum custom design retail value of $2,500. If you know that you'd love to include precious stones, please consider the $5,000 and $10,000 reward levels.

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    A custom, collaborative fine jewelry piece designed by Sara, valued up to $5,500.

    Please allow approx. 8-10 weeks for design and production once the project has begun—which will be based on your desired delivery date and my availability after the close of the campaign.

    We will work together to choose gemstone, design and metal choices that are appropriate for this budget.

    Maximum custom design retail value of $5,500. If you know that you'd love to include large precious stones or diamonds, please see the $10,000 reward level.

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    A custom, collaborative fine jewelry piece designed by Sara, valued up to $10,500.

    Please allow approx. 8-10 weeks for design and production once the project has begun—which will be based on your desired delivery date and my availability after the close of the campaign.

    We will work together to choose gemstone, design and metal choices that are appropriate for this budget.

    Maximum custom design retail value of $10,500.

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Funding period

- (30 days)