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About this project

A light-up paper bow tie you put together yourself. 

My new light-up paper bow tie kits come in packs of 10, so they're perfect for parties, events and education.

 

The flashiest bow tie ever.
The flashiest bow tie ever.

 

 

The super quick version:

 The detailed version:

Ta-Da!

 

 

 

 

Each kit makes 10 bow ties that come in three assorted colors and designs. All kits come with color changing Party Flash LED lights. Choose from these color combinations:

The "Neon" Kit

DIY Light-Up Bow Ties "Neon" Color Combination: Orange, Yellow, and Hot Pink
DIY Light-Up Bow Ties "Neon" Color Combination: Orange, Yellow, and Hot Pink

 The "Elegance" Kit

DIY Light-Up Bow Ties "Elegance" Color Combination: Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver
DIY Light-Up Bow Ties "Elegance" Color Combination: Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver

 The "Blues" Kit

DIY Light-Up Bow Ties "Blues" Color Combination: Blue, White, and Teal
DIY Light-Up Bow Ties "Blues" Color Combination: Blue, White, and Teal

 The "Formal" Kit

DIY Light-Up Bow Ties "Formal" Color Combination: White, Black, Red
DIY Light-Up Bow Ties "Formal" Color Combination: White, Black, Red

And... They're back!

Last year I launched TechnoChic DIY Light-Up Paper Flower Kits on Kickstarter. Now, I'm bringing them back and they're better than ever - NOW Light-Up Paper Flower Pins come with PARTY FLASH LED's!

 

Mix and match the flower petals to create your design. Thread the petals, attach the battery and pin, and wear! Detailed printed instructions come with each kit. I'll also make an instructional video to watch online.

 

 

 

 

The "Neon" Kit

DIY Light-Up Paper Flowers "Neon" Color Combination: Orange, Yellow, and Hot Pink
DIY Light-Up Paper Flowers "Neon" Color Combination: Orange, Yellow, and Hot Pink

 

The "Elegance" Kit

DIY Light-Up Paper Flowers "Elegance" Color Combination: Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver
DIY Light-Up Paper Flowers "Elegance" Color Combination: Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver

 

The "Blues" Kit

DIY Light-Up Paper Flower Pins "Blues" Color Combination: Blue, White, and Teal
DIY Light-Up Paper Flower Pins "Blues" Color Combination: Blue, White, and Teal

 

For too long, creators have identified with a certain type of skill set - either hard skills like soldering and robotics or soft skills like knitting and sewing. These two groups rarely crossed, and that same line has often been drawn between genders. TechnoChic shatters these conventions by providing a resource for crafters to explore technology, and techies to explore craft.

Incorporating electronics and engineering principals into crafts (where most women fall in love with making things) could ignite a major shift in balancing the gender gap in STEAM fields. 

TechnoChic DIY tech-craft kits provide a path to discover a love of technology through easy and fun craft projects that focus on small positive experiences that can be built upon easily. 

The most common question after building a TechnoChic project is "Wow - what can I build next?"

 

         

 

Special thanks to these blogs for featuring my project! :)
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Photo Booths. Fun props.

Saturdays. Craft all day and party all night.

Parties & Corporate Events. A quick hands-on activity makes a great ice breaker!

Formal Events. A flashy look for the Droids Ball

Maker Spaces & Maker Clubs. Welcome new members with quick and fun activity!

Maker Faire.  Wear your flair to Maker Faire.

Night Life. Make a new tradition!

 

I have worked hard to find quality materials and capable businesses to help me complete this project. The most expensive piece of the project is overcoming the high costs of custom cutting and stamping dies, and running them on the manufacturing equipment: professional die cutting and foil stamping presses. This type of process is expensive to set up, then the more you buy the cheaper it gets per piece. 

These are the dies I had made with the help of my last Kickstarter project - aren't they pretty? I feel so lucky to be working with such cool manufacturing processes, and I love sharing my adventure with my backers!

Top: Foil Stamping Die, Bottom: Steel Rule Cutting Die
Top: Foil Stamping Die, Bottom: Steel Rule Cutting Die

Breakdown of money:

I've done all the math to figure out how much every piece of this project will cost. Here's a breakdown of the costs by category:

 

 

Special Thanks!

  • Matt Palasz
  • Meredith Hutchinson Hartley
  • Sam Hartley
  • Lorelei Hartley
  • Amber Chartier
  • Lauren Hegdahl
  • Jason & Paige
  • Kim Wong
  • Jennifer L. Wendel
  • Charles Haase
  • Michael Consentino
  • Gabby, Ashley, Anne & Bert

 

 

Risks and challenges

I'M PREPARED TO MAKE THIS PROJECT GREAT!

I've worked very hard to foresee the costs, risks and challenges the project will face. I will be relying on manufacturers and suppliers that have been working with me to determine the costs and timelines for this project. I believe they will be able to provide their products and services within the timeline of this campaign. If anything unforeseen happens, I promise to keep excellent communication, and clearly define any changes. :)

The road to a product can be bumpy or smooth - but I hope you'll join me and enjoy the ride! I love sharing my process with backers, so I hope you'll find backing this campaign interesting and fun!

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS:

Some countries may charge you a customs fee to receive your shipment. Please contact me if you need help determining if a customs fee applies and how much it will be. Your items will ship from Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

I'd like to be honest and say that international shipments are tricky and some get stuck in the mail or come back to me - it's just unfortunately the way it is. If an item is returned to me, I will refund the cost of the kit minus the cost of shipping (because I have already spent that money). Thanks for your understanding!

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    A Single, Pre-Folded Bow Tie!

    You get a bow tie! You want to support the campaign, but you're not much of a DIY-er. You're in luck! With this pledge level you get a pre-folded bow tie in a random color. Thanks for your support!

    Want to choose the color? Check out the $20 reward.

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    A Single, Pre-Folded Bow Tie!

    You get a bow tie, and choose its color! You want to support the campaign, but you're not much of a DIY-er. You're in luck! With this pledge level you get a pre-folded bow tie, and you get to choose the color from the 9 options. Make your choice in the backer survey after the campaign ends.
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    1 Kit + Sticker

    Choose a bow tie kit (makes 10 bow-ties) or a flower kit (makes 10 flower pins). Your choice of type and color preference will be in the backer survey after the campaign ends. :)

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    2 Kits + Sticker + BONUS LED's

    You get 2 kits! You can choose from the bow-tie kits (makes 10 bow ties) or the flower kits (makes 10 flowers). Your choice of type and color preference will be in the backer survey after the campaign ends. :)

    BONUS! Get 10 assorted LED's to use in your next tech-craft project!

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    4 Kits + Sticker + BONUS LED's

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    BONUS! Get 10 assorted LED's to use in your next tech-craft project!

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    7 Kits + Sticker: Get one of everything!

    You get 7 kits! You can choose from the bow-tie kits (makes 10 bow ties) or the flower kits (makes 10 flowers). With this reward level, you can choose to get one of every color of both the bow-ties and the flowers! Or, choose what you wish! Your choice of type and color preference will be in the backer survey after the campaign ends. :)

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    7 Kits + Sticker: Get one of everything!

    You get 7 kits! You can choose from the bow-tie kits (makes 10 bow ties) or the flower kits (makes 10 flowers). With this reward level, you can choose to get one of every color of both the bow-ties and the flowers! Or, choose what you wish! Your choice of type and color preference will be in the backer survey after the campaign ends. :)

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    14 Kits + Sticker: Get 2 of everything!

    You get 14 kits! You can choose from the bow-tie kits (makes 10 bow ties) or the flower kits (makes 10 flowers). With this reward level, you can choose to get two of every color of both the bow-ties and the flowers! Or, choose what you wish! Your choice of type and color preference will be in the backer survey after the campaign ends. :)

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    TechnoChic @ Your Event / Party

    Have TechnoChic at your next event. Your guests will have unlimited access to make their own light-up bow-ties, flowers, or both!

    - Subject to date availability. Available June - September 2017 unless otherwise approved. Please contact Natasha to confirm.
    - For events within 20 miles of NYC, or a travel fee may apply
    - Includes 3 hours unlimited making, TechnoChic instructor and set-up / clean-up
    - Custom requests welcome! How can TechnoChic make your party extraordinary? :)

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