Welcome to Toss a Coin and Make a Wish!
My name is Gabby and I'm here to make enamel pins!
❤ The goal of this Kickstarter project is to produce some, if not all, of these enamel pin designs. My dream is to go above and beyond the initial goals, so I can also produce stickers for all backers. And if we beat the main goals out of the park, I will add new pin designs to the campaign!
❤ As a life-long Pokemon fan, it's a delight to see my Pokemon pins come to life. I wanted this Kickstarter to be something special, that's why I incorporated the elements of what it means to look up to the stars and dream to some of my favorite Pokemon. All designs were created with an emphasis on stars, moonlight, wishes, and casting Metronome! ✴
❤ I'm a seasoned pin maker with a wonderful backlog of pins to prove it! While this is my first Kickstarter campaign, I have successfully ran pre-order campaigns and have produced many pins, such as one of my all-time favorite, Pikachu and Eevee.
❤ By pledging for 3 or more pins, you will receive a free mini Pokeball pin! This mini pin will be approximately 3/4" tall, yellow gold hard enamel, and have glitter.
❤ If your pledge tier does not include a free Pokeball, you may add it on by adding $8 to your pledge.
❤ By pledging for 3 or more pins, you will receive free stickers from the stickers unlocked!
❤ If your pledge tier does not include a free sticker, you may add on a sticker by adding +$2 per sticker to your pledge.
The project will run as follows:
❤ March 1st - April 1st: The Kickstarter will run for approximately 30 days. This is the time to pledge! You will not be charged unless the minimum goal is met. Depending on the success of the campaign, a new design might be revealed. I'll be creating the backing cards during this time.
❤ April 1st - April 21st: Payment will be processed once campaign ends. Supporters will receive surveys and can make their reward selection. Supporters are encouraged to double check their payment methods and shipping addresses!
❤ April 21st: Orders for the pins, stickers, backing cards, and miscellaneous packaging will be sent out to the manufacturers.
❤ April 22nd - May 16th: Pins, stickers, and all other orders are delivered to me.
❤ May 16th - May 31st: I will be packaging and shipping out pins, slowly, because I work a full time job. All pins will be shipped with USPS. I am based in Texas, USA, so expect domestic orders to begin arriving around this time.
The project costs are broken down as follows:
❤ I am a writer, engineer, and artist who began creating enamel pins in March 2018. This Kickstarter will launch on my first year anniversary as a pin designer!
❤ My vision is to inspire others into becoming their most genuine selves, by displaying my passion for the things I believe in. I am delighted to bring joy to people through the art I create, and I'm here to continue doing that!
❤ I attend anime and comic book conventions all over Texas year-round. You can usually find me at the Artist Alley.
Risks and challenges
I'm launching this Kickstarter because I'm confident in my ability to bring these pins to production. I have a long-standing relationship with the factory that produces my pins, and I trust they are capable of manufacturing them in a timely manner, with an eye for quality. Even so, there are some factors out of my control that might affect the outcome of the project:
❤ Color translation can be finicky between monitors and color swatches, so there is a risk that the pin coloring might not result exactly as designed.
❤ The line thickness of the designs might be adjusted throughout the term of the campaign. I will do this if there's a need to optimize a design to make sure the end product is as appealing as possible.
❤ The manufacturing might be delayed depending on the outcome of samples. Sample creation takes around 10 to 15 days. If the color selection isn't up to my standards, I might request a new batch of samples. If this delay happens, you'll be fully informed throughout the process.
❤ Although I trust the quality produced by my manufacturer of choice, defects in manufacturing do happen from time to time. Because of this I've factored in a "buffer" count of pins over the required minimum of orders into the cost of unlocking every design. This way, in the case of any defective pins, I'll be able to fulfill all Kickstarter pledges with Standard grade pins. Please note that Standard grade pins may have minor defects, which are acceptable by me and by my manufacturer. These are defects that are difficult to see without intense visual inspection. By backing this campaign, you understand these terms and are okay with the possibility of minor defects in your reward.
❤ All domestic orders are shipped with tracking. Even so, there is a possibility that throughout the shipping process the rewards might sustain damage, or the package might be lost. Once the item is shipped, it is up to USPS to deliver it. I will try to be as accommodating as possible for any lost packages.
❤ Due to the cost of international shipping, international orders will not be shipped with tracking. Backers that are based outside of the U.S. are responsible for paying any custom fees associated with the shipping of their reward. There is a possibility that throughout the shipping process the rewards might sustain damage, or the package might be lost. This is entirely out of my control and will be up to the postal services involved with the shipping. I will try to be as accommodating as possible for any lost packages.
❤ To set your mind at ease about supporting this project, feel free to see what my happy customers have to say after receiving their beautiful new pins ☺: https://www.etsy.com/shop/themoonborn#reviewsLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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