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We need your help to showcase our award-winning jewellers at the UK's most prestigious trade fair.

WE HAVE REACHED OUR TARGET but EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!!!

We have now reached our campaigns target and we are now confirmed to take part in the UK's most prestigious jewellery trade fair.

**STRETCH GOAL UPDATE** - 

If we reach £8,500 EVERYONE who has pledged £10 or more will receive a limited edition, exclusive Vanilla Ink t-shirt. Lets see if we can stretch it. The extra money pledged will be put towards printed material for the show, display and marketing.

 We could not have done this without YOU! Thank you for being a part of our journey, however our journey has only just begun. We still have time left on our Kickstarter campaign. The £6,800 pledged covers our stand and our lighting, any money pledged on top of that will be put towards the trade show. There is still the display, marketing material, electricity, travel, accommodation and of course the fabulous jewellery to fill the show! Rest assured that any more of your generous pledges will continue to support our journey to International Jewellery London. 

Thank you again for making all our hopes come true. We are thrilled to be a part of the show and can't wait to show them what we are made of.

A little about us.....

Vanilla Ink is Scotland’s unique jewellery studio, committed to developing new talent by providing a supportive incubator 'pod'. Vanilla Ink enables the UK's best new designers to develop and grow their businesses in a fully equipped workshop. We are proud to offer our 'Inkers' unlimited access to workshop space, peer support, mentoring and professional development workshops - the perfect starter package to ensure each 'Inker' develops confidence and business skills to last a lifetime.

Vanilla Ink Studios is in its first year, and that makes it all very special, because for us, it's a dream come true!

We currently have nine talented jewellers sharing our workshop and they will be with us until the end of September.

And what better way to end our first packed year than by showing off our wares and our designers to the world?

We are thrilled to have been selected to showcase at International Jewellery London (IJL), the UK's leading trade fair for jewellers, in September this year. This is an amazing chance for our jewellers to become internationally recognised!

IJL London
IJL London

What is not so amazing is how much it all costs, something that is a big challenge for up-and-coming jewellers, and this is why we have set up this KICKSTARTER project. We really need your pledges to help us get there. 

Meet our 'Inkers'....

So lets introduce you to the jewellers that your support will be helping get to IJL this year. We really believe in these wonderful people and we hope you do too.

@Audrey Reid 

"Audrey’s work draws on frameworks and optical effects...possibly due to a lifetime of spectacle-wearing"

Find out more about Audrey here.

@Filipa Oliveira

"Filipa is determined to contemporise filigree, and singing in the workshop is a routine, although some prefer the radio!"

"Joanne's work uses precious metal clays and gems, creating a unique organic aesthetic. She is happiest with a cup of tea in her hand and a few scarves around her neck." 

"Leanne is a precious metal jeweller whose collection uses geometric shapes, and she can make a mean latte"

Find out more about Leanne here.

 @Robin Bell

"Robin's work is centred on weaving, he is the token boy and we let him think he is the boss!"


Find out more about Robin here.

 @Ruth Morrison

"A jewellery designer with a love of Harris Tweed. She braves the Megabus for 4 hours every day to be with us."

Find out more about Ruth here.

 @Sally Fenton

"Sally’s work focuses on preserving precious memories through jewellery and she often keeps us entertained with the random noises she makes."

Find out more about Sally here.

 @Scarlett Erskine

"Scarlett creates uniquely textured pieces of jewellery and has made herself so at home in the studio that she has brought her slippers."

Find out more about Scarlett here.

 @Victoria Kelsey

"Victoria is inspired by the overlooked beautiful details of the world like dust,she is also a passionate believer in British handmade."

"Vanilla Ink is the brainchild of Kate, a jeweller herself but you would usually find her glued to her Mac instead of a jeweller's bench."

Find out more about Kate here.

So what will you get if you support us?

For those pledging £50 or more, you will receive an exclusive piece of jewellery by one of our designers from a beautiful pair of earrings, a ruby-set gold ring - or even a bespoke engagement ring or wedding band. *See rewards for details of each pledge amount's rewards.

We would also like to invite some of the top pledgers to come in to the Vanilla Ink Studio and make your own jewellery working one-to-one with the designer of your choice. We'll help you turn your ideas into a reality and produce something for yourself, or a gift for someone special.

For those pledging £10-£50 we will make you a member of the Vanilla Ink family with a range of branded gear such as our highly-sought-after aprons!

And because we know many people will want to offer support but can't afford to give too much, our lowest level of contribution - just £2 - will bring you just as much gratitude.

Below are examples of some of the jewellery being made here at Vanilla Ink Studios to give you an idea of the jewellery we create. When you pledge for a piece of jewellery, it will be made especially for you within our Dundee studio.

We make jewellery for the gents too: cufflinks, rings, pendants, tie pins, earrings...

Thank you very much for taking the time to read over our campaign. We can't wait to show off our work - the jewellery and our first Vanilla Inkers - to the world, and we hope you can join us in getting them out there.

If the campaign is successful please come say hello at IJL - we will be at stand B51, we would love to thank you personally. 

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We are a dedicated, talented and experienced group, more than capable of fulfilling our pledge promises.

If we are successful, then we will of course be busy with jewellery to make - and it's made individually. As soon as we know what we are making we will be able to give you an estimated delivery date and keep you informed with any delays. All items will be made in order of date of pledge, not by pledge size.

A deposit to secure our stand at IJL has been paid. If the campaign is unsuccessful then we will lose this deposit. If we are successful then we don't foresee any risk in us not attending the fair. Under no circumstance will your pledges not be fulfilled.

To have the opportunity to showcase our jewellery at IJL means a great deal to both Vanilla Ink Studios and our nine Vanilla Inkers. With your backing we are committed to fulfilling the project.

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    **THANK YOU** You will receive a personal thank you on our social media channels, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and we will send lots of good karma your way :)

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    **HANDMADE THANK YOU CARD** PLUS You will receive a personal thank you on our social media channels, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and lots of good karma.

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    **BRASS VANILLA INK BADGE** PLUS You will receive a personal thank you on our social media channels, a handmade thank you card from one of our Vanilla Inkers, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, oh and of course good karma vibes :)

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    **LIMITED EDITION PRINT OR VINYL** PLUS A personal thank you on our social media channels, a handmade thank you card from one of our Vanilla Inkers, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and a Vanilla Ink brass badge.

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    **VANILLA INK TOTE BAG OR KEYRING**PLUS A personal thank you on our social media channels, a handmade thank you card from one of our Vanilla Inkers, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and a Vanilla Ink sticker.

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    **HANDMADE SILVER INITIAL PENDANT** You will recieve a handmade silver pendant your initial on it. PLUS You will receive lots and lots of good karma :) A personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, your name on our wall of fame at IJL.

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    **APRON BUMPER PACK** PLUS You will receive a personal thank you on our social media channels, a hand made thank you card from one of our Vanilla Inkers, a Vanilla Ink brass badge, an A6 limited edition Vanilla Ink print (un-framed), a large Vanilla Ink sticker, a limited edition Vanilla Ink keyring AND a limited edition Vanilla Ink apron, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and good karma :D

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    **STERLING SILVER LOVE LETTER** It doesn't have to be about love though, you can have any short message engraved onto the letter. I would normally sell these for £60! PLUS You will receive a personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, and a signed postcard from our trade show, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and a healthy dose of karma! :) *deliveries will be made recorded for UK and 'International Signed For' anywhere else.

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    **EXCLUSIVE SCARLETT ERSKINE EAR CUFF LAUNCH** Scarlett is offering 5 lucky pledgers a chance to own an Ear Cuff from her new collection, Exposed before they are available anywhere else! Don't miss this opportunity, it is available exclusively to our Kickstarter campaign and for a great pledge amount! The Oxidized Silver Ear Cuff RRP at £90 but can be yours for only £45!! PLUS you will receive a personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers and your name on our wall of fame at IJL :)

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    **HANDMADE SILVER STUDS** PLUS You will receive a personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, and a signed postcard from our trade show, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and a healthy dose of karma! :) *deliveries will be made recorded for UK and 'International Signed For' anywhere else.

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    **LIMITED TIME ONLY VICTORIA KELSEY SILVER MOLTEN HOOP EARRINGS TODAY £75 RRP £105** You will receive Victoria's handmade 925 Sterling Silver Molten Hoops. They are 2cm across and 3mm thick. PLUS You will recieve a personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and a signed postcard from our trade show. *Deliveries will be special delivery within the UK and international signed for everywhere else.

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    **50% OFF ON A PAIR OF LOTUS EARRINGS BY FILIPA OLIVEIRA** You will receive Filipa’s lovely filigree Lotus Earrings. These 18ct gold plated silver earrings with filigree and pink corals normally retail at £200, but for the lucky backer it will cost only £99. PLUS you will receive a personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers and your name on our wall of fame at IJL.*Deliveries will be special delivery within the UK and international signed for everywhere else.

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    **HANDMADE SILVER PENDANT OR CUFFLINKS** PLUS You will receive good karma :) A personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and a signed postcard from our trade show. *Deliveries will be made recorded for UK and 'International Signed For' anywhere else.

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    **ONE OFF AWARD WINNING SILVER RING BY JOANNE MACFADYEN** You will receive Joanne's award winning Epiphany Bloom Canopy Ring. This ring is a complete one off piece and would normally cost £155! It is a size L but can be sized to fit any finger. It is hand made from Sterling and fine Silver with a pear cut created colour change Alexandrite and a beautiful marquise cut created Tourmaline. The ring sits up from your finger by about 1.5 cm, it's a real show stopper! PLUS You will recieve a personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and a signed postcard from our trade show. *Deliveries will be special delivery within the UK and international signed for everywhere else.

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    **ONE OFF STERLING SILVER & ROSE QUARTZ STATEMENT BROOCH MADE BY SALLY ANNE FENTON** Sally is offering you the chance to own this one of a kind, statement piece which has never been on sale anywhere else. This brooch would normally cost £200 RRP but can be yours for only £125! It is a rapid prototyped design set with a rose quartz and measures approx 4.5cm across. PLUS You will recieve a personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and a signed postcard from our trade show. *Deliveries will be special delivery within the UK and international signed for everywhere else.

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    **HANDMADE STERLING SILVER OR GOLD PLATED RING** PLUS You will receive good karma :) A personal thank you on our social media sites, and a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and a signed postcard from our trade show. *Deliveries will be special delivery for UK and 'International Signed For' anywhere else.

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    **5 HOUR 1-2-1 JEWELLERY MAKING CLASS** A silver jewellery-making class with a Vanilla Inker of your choice where you will make a ring, studs or a pendant to take away with you on the day. We will complete your experience with a photograph booklet of your day. PLUS You will receive a personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, a signed postcard from our trade show, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and good karma vibes.

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    **JEWELLERY MAKING CLASS FOR UP TO 5 PEOPLE** A 5 hour silver jewellery-making class with a Vanilla Inker of your choice where you will make a ring, studs or pendant to take away with you on the day for a group of UP TO 5 PEOPLE with a glass of bubbly to end the fantastic day. We will complete your experience with a photograph booklet of your day. PLUS You will receive lots and lots of good karma :) A personal thank you on our social media sites, a handmade card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and a signed postcard from our trade show.

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    **BESPOKE JEWELLERY & APRON BUMPER PACK** A Vanilla Inker of your choice will work with you to create a unique piece of SILVER or GOLD PLATED jewellery for you or made for a special someone. The whole process will be captured and made into a photobook for you to cherish forever. PLUS You will receive a personal thank you on our social media sites, a hand made card by one of our Vanilla Inkers, a signed postcard from our trade show, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and the APRON BUMPER PACK (shown above).

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    **BESPOKE JEWELLERY IN GOLD/WHITE GOLD & APRON BUMPER PACK** One of the Vanilla Inkers of your choice will work with you to create a completely unique piece of GOLD or WHITE GOLD jewellery for you or a special someone. The whole process will be captured and made into a photobook for you to cherish forever. PLUS the Vanilla Ink BUMPER PACK (see above), a hand made thank you card, a postcard from our trade show, a personal thank you, your name on our wall of fame at IJL, and enough Karma to last you a lifetime :)

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