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Timothy is a contemporary jeweler; he has never left the country. Chosen for Talente 2011 in Munich, he wants to go. Help send him off!
Timothy is a contemporary jeweler; he has never left the country. Chosen for Talente 2011 in Munich, he wants to go. Help send him off!
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Hi. I’m Timothy, a contemporary jeweler based in Brooklyn, NY. It’s been a goal of mine to attend the Handwerk & Design exhibitions in Munich, where the best of craft, fine art, and design are shown side-by-side during the Internationale Handwerksmesse. This year, my work was chosen to be a part of Talente which focuses on introducing experimental work of young craftsmen and women in the areas of design and technology. It's a major milestone as an emerging jewelry artist to be included and recognized on the international level. By spending a week in Munich during this major confluence of jewelry, jewelers, appreciators, and collectors, I hope to make new connections from around the world as well as gain inspiration and motivation from copious and diverse contemporary jewelry on display throughout Munich.

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During my time in Munich I plan to take in as much of Handwerk & Design and visit as many of the satellite installations in the city as possible. Having never been outside of the country before, I would like to experience Munich in general as well, but my priority will be on jewelry and there will be plenty to keep me occupied. The project minimum of $1,650 covers the cost of round-trip economy air fare from NYC-Munich and lodging for 7 nights in Munich as well as an estimated cost of the materials and shipping costs to fulfill backer rewards and the fees subtracted by kickstarter and the amazon payments system (~10%). Since it is possible for projects to collect pledges after a goal has been reached, I’d like to make it clear that any money pledged beyond the goal will be saved until a new jewelry opportunity arises.

Below you'll find links to sites with more information about me and images of my work, as well as information about the exhibitions of Handwerk & Design. If you are not familiar with contemporary jewelry in general, the link to klimt02 will be especially useful to gain some easy exposure to a wide range of work.

timothymcmahon.com- my own website

Kilmt02.net- consolidated references on contemporary jewelry,
galleries, events, etc.

Handwerk & Design- the point of this Kickstarter project

Crafthaus.ning.com- craft-based social network

Thank you for taking the time to visit the project; I sincerely appreciate a pledge of any size, small and not. Please keep in mind that the biggest help is the act of sharing this project with anyone who might find it interesting. The links above make it easy to share this page on a variety of social networks, direct emails, or even embedding it on your site or blog.

Thank you again for your support, in whatever form it takes,
Timothy

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    You've earned a postcard, personally written and sent from Munich. Each postcard bears an image of one of the pieces on exhibit at Talente.

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    In addition to a postcard sent from Munich, I'll send you 10 Postcards, each with a different image of my work including the pieces at Talente for you to collect or send to your friends.

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    A trade size (6x9") artist booklet at least 32 pages in length will be professionally printed through a self-publisher. Expect images of recent work, artist statement, info about my creative process (including design sketches), personal opinions on jewelry, and other pertinent information.

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    I'll show my gratitude by sending you a handmade necklace of a simple design that directly relates to my work being shown. The necklace will be made of colorfully powder-coated spring steel links bent into geometric shapes. (check out the example in the video)

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    Receive both necklace and artist booklet for pledging support at the $110 level.

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    I will create a limited-production brooch, one for each backer receiving a brooch and no more. Each brooch will be aesthetically similar (but less complex in construction) to my work that will be in Talente. Each brooch will begin as a multiple in the form of bronze casting, but will be augmented with the addition of stones and powder coating.

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    Receive both limited-production brooch and artist booklet for pledging support at the $160 level.

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    Just the jewels: you'll receive the necklace and limited-production brooch (sans artist booklet)

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    A necklace, limited-production brooch, and artist booklet will all be sent to you in acknowledgement for your support in sending me to Munich.

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    For anyone pledging $1,000, I will make a completely unique, one-of-a-kind brooch similar in material and technique to those being shown in Munich.

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    In recognition for your mighty pledge, receive a one-of-a-kind brooch, necklace, limited-production brooch, and artist booklet.

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