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Celebrate Halloween by partaking in this enamel pin potions experience.
Celebrate Halloween by partaking in this enamel pin potions experience.
Celebrate Halloween by partaking in this enamel pin potions experience.
240 backers pledged $11,067 to help bring this project to life.

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The Witch's Cupboard: Halloween Potions Hard Enamel Pins

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From here on out, everything you read will be in script to a character of a witch whose cupboard you will shop from.
From here on out, everything you read will be in script to a character of a witch whose cupboard you will shop from.

Welcome.

I see you've stumbled across "The Witch's Cupboard" Kickstarter. 

Why don't you take a seat, and have some tea while I give you a brief introduction. 

...Oh? The drink tastes funny? Worry not, it's a new brew I just cooked up. I promise, there's nothing to be concerned about. 

My name is Vivian. I run a brand called Sugar[Cubed]³Studios. Perhaps you've heard of me? I've run two other campaigns previously: Alice in Wonderland and Expecto Patronum! enamel pin projects. They were both quite successful and rather exciting, I must say. But this project, yes, this project...is something...more

In my travels, I've encountered exquisite individuals, but today, I will speak on behalf of the Nameless Witch. She opened my eyes to an entirely new world, and today, I will share with you my knowledge on the art of potion making.

This project consists of 10 total pin designs. There are 5 awe-inspiring potions and another 5 spine-chilling ingredient-based designs, some which also come in forms of bottles. Each of these 10 pins come with a harrowing lore, so should you pick one up, be sure to read its warning label. I wish not to be responsible for your undoing.

My goal for this campaign is to create 100 pins of each design. To do this, I must collect a total of $4,200. If this project proves to be successful, variant color editions of these pins will be released with new lore. 

Should you wish to know more about my terrifying concoctions, continue scrolling. I do hope you'll stay a bit and help bring my project to fruition.

07/21/2018

Pin will be 1.5" tall
Pin will be 1.5" tall

07/17/2018

Love Potion Sample piece has arrived. Note: my manufacturer forgot to add the sandblasted texture behind the transluscent enamel pin, so it falls a little flat, but it is not a hard texture to design since it is on the back of most enamel pins anyway. I've made sure my manufacturer knows to have the sandblasting present in the actual production of my pins.

07/08/2018

Click on the photo to learn how to further participate
Click on the photo to learn how to further participate

Please note: this applies to all the reward tiers, except for the sticker tier.

The image here is a simple breakdown of how each bottled pin will be designed. 

Do take note, the translucent and raised metal is applicable to only the pins that have a bottle design to them. 

Each pin design will come with a unique lore
Each pin design will come with a unique lore
There are plenty of ways to don a pin. It can be shown off on your outfit, your baggage, or even, as a collector, in your own home on a display.
There are plenty of ways to don a pin. It can be shown off on your outfit, your baggage, or even, as a collector, in your own home on a display.

Should you purchase a potion or an ingredient pin, please know that the shelf is not included.

This concludes the available potions that the Witch has designed for you. Remember, these are not your every day concoctions, and do use these sparingly. 

The following 5 pins are ingredients to be used in said potions. These are just as important as the elixirs. Without these components, the properties of the brews would not be.

This is a Kickstarter Exclusive item!
This is a Kickstarter Exclusive item!

 Oh, hm...

It seems we've reached $4,500. That's... well, that's simply amazing. Though, I still would like to inform you this section of the cupboard is rather...dangerous. Please, do handle with care should you try to pick one of these up. I wouldn't be too happy cleaning up after you...

Should you wish to purchase more than the allotted 10-tiered pin reward I l listed to the right, simply edit your pledge and manually add in the costs:

  • Early Bird / Witch's Set: Add $10 per pin to your pledge.
  • Standard: Add $12 per pin to your pledge.
  • Any pin add-ons will also include a sticker add-on.

 For any other questions, either type in the comment section or message me. I promise I'll try not to bite.

Each reward comes with free stickers. Please refer to your reward tier to see how many stickers you can redeem.
Each reward comes with free stickers. Please refer to your reward tier to see how many stickers you can redeem.
  • June 30th-July 22nd: Kickstarter is LIVE
  • July 22nd-August 5th: Surveys go out, pin production starts
  • August 5th: Receive funding
  • Late September-Early October: I receive pins and ship out rewards
  • Mid-October-Late October:  You receive the pins, and hopefully just in time for Halloween

I've, previously, created two Kickstarter campaigns: Alice in Wonderland and Expecto Patronum! enamel pin projects. Aside from those campaigns, I've also designed pins as a one-off project. Here are some photographs of my products:

You can take a look at what else I have to offer at my Etsy shop.

2018 has been quite the exciting year for me, and this couldn't have been done without the amount of support I've received from friends and family alike. Everyone in my life has played a big part, whether it's through verbal supporting or helping me pass the word along or even giving me ideas - every bit and everyone is important to me.

That being said, one individual who helped me a bunch for this particular project, and that's my friend Mei of Mei Bee Art! She really stirred up my inspiration and was a huge muse. She passed along ideas and helped me brainstorm throughout the day and night making sure every bit of my campaign is perfect. A shout out to David, Lulian, and David M. for proofing my Kickstarter, and another big thanks to Tessa of Atomic Pixies for giving me an introduction idea to the Kickstarter!

Although they might not read this, a massive token of gratitude needs to be given my mom and dad who are always there to help and support me. My mother is my biggest supporter out there. For my first campaign, the Alice in Wonderland Enamel Pin series, she helped me pin the chains and card backing and would stay up until 3AM each night getting all of them done. Without her help, I couldn't have had everything packaged and shipped out so quickly. 

I'm quite lucky to have so many individuals who believe in what I am able to do. I can only hope I do everyone proud. ♥

Risks and challenges

There are some risks involved, especially when it comes to working with manufacturing companies, such as delay in production and shipment.

I have a fairly solid relationship with my pin manufacturer, and I am quite confident in their professional integrity. I've used the same factory to get my previous Kickstarter campaigns made, and as soon as I have the final product image ready, they will be on this page for everyone to see.

All the pin designs have been approved by the production team.

Should any unexpected delays come up, I will be transparent and post an update as soon as possible in the updates section.

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