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71 backers pledged $3,820 to help bring this project to life.

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Web of Wyrd Leather Cuff Perk Reward
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Hey everyone!

We are Wyrd Leather and Mead in Milwaukie, Oregon and we are reaching out on Kickstarter to request assistance from the amazing community of friends and followers to help us build our meadery! 

This Kickstarter is to help us build out the meadery side of our shop. We will need to make plumbing modifications to our space, including the addition of two sinks and some changes to the drain system, in order to gain approval from the Oregon Department of Agriculture. They are the last gatekeeper standing between us and our ability to provide our customers with the best, locally brewed mead.

Earlier in 2018, we launched a Kickstarter to help us get our shop space and perform any necessary build-out. However, we set our initial campaign goal too high.  So despite an amazing amount of support, we did not hit the goal and so all of the pledges were canceled. 

But we would not accept defeat; we pushed on and got our space. The leatherworking side of the business has been a resounding success now that we have a storefront. Meanwhile, we submitted the applications to obtain licensing to brew alcohol at every level (federal, state, and county), and have finally gotten the green light. We are officially licensed to brew! 

There is no other shop quite like ours. We supply handcrafted leather goods ranging from your everyday belt or bracelet to specialty fantasy-themed pieces and leather armor, and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our home-brew testing proves that once our mead is flowing, people will be singing it's praises all across the land. 

We need your help to take it to the next level! Will you heed the call?

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges we may encounter are any requirements that the OLCC requires us to do for the meadery. We might have to add things such as a better floor drain, plumbing, etc. If there are any other challenges along the way in regards to backers we will let them know and keep everyone in the loop as we progress.

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    Wyrd Mead Warrior Bee Sticker

    A sticker of our fan favorite "Warrior Bee" design by the fantastic The Art of Mark Hansen. This design will also be featured on our mead bottles.

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    Handwritten Scroll of Wyrd

    A handwritten scroll proclaiming our thanks to you. This scroll also symbolizes you as an official Warrior of Wyrd in our ranks, and one of the names that shall not be forgotten in our history as a meadery.

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    Wyrd Leather Cuff

    Snap-style wristband in two sizes (8.5 inch and 10 inch) featuring the Wyrd symbol in the center flanked by knotwork designs. We will reach out to verify your size when the Kickstarter ends!

    In Norse mythology and Viking belief, the Web of Wyrd was the matrix of fates. The Norns, who held the fates of all beings in the cosmos, bore the responsibilities to weave the fates of all beings and also the Web of Wyrd. In Old English, “Wyrd” was formed from the verb “weorþan” meaning “to come to pass”. Somehow, this represented the power of the word “Wyrd” to people today. Another interesting about the word “Wyrd” was that it was the feminine noun which possibly related to the Norns in Norse mythology.

    When it comes to the Web, it is mainly about the destiny and fates. Actually, the Web of Wyrd represented the past, the present, and the upcoming future. It worked as a Viking reminder that the deeds in the past would affect the present and what we did at the present time would affect our futur

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    Wyrd Leather and Mead - Mead Hall Shirt

    A special shirt that is being released to Kickstarter fans first with a design to be released soon by the amazing artist Bo Bradshaw. The design art will include the artist's interpretation of the owners of the shop inside a mead hall.
    Bo has done countless work for lots of talented bands, and he is known for his unique style.
    Given that our Kickstarter will launch before Bo has created the art for this, we ask potential backers to check out his art style and see if it is up your alley!

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    The Valkyrie Package

    By backing this tier you summon the might of the Valkyries to carry you home!
    You have fought well and shown your allegiance to our cause, and thus by doing so you shall receive a Wyrd Mead Hall shirt, a Warrior Bee shirt, a handwritten thank you scroll, and a Wyrd Mead sticker.

    Please see other tiers for the item descriptions.

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    The Jarl Package

    Limited to only 15 slots, we are offering the backer of this perk reward the honor of getting a special in shop membership card (which we will make and sign) that gives 15% off every purchase in our shop for five years.

    This tier also includes a Wyrd Mead Mead Hall T-Shirt as well as a hand written scroll from us.

    Membership card must be used in person at our shop.

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    Name Our First Mead Fermenter

    When you pledge for this reward, you not only get all of the previous reward tiers, but you also get the honor of naming our first 55 gallon mead fermenter. It can be named after you, someone you love, a favorite character, etc.

    Names have to be within reason and nothing vulgar.

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Funding period

- (60 days)