My name is Liz and i'm the owner of The Snarky Company. I'm a photographer, artist, and maker of pins. This is my second time running a Kickstarter for enamel pins (you can check out the first one here). Snarky Co. is a brand for stickers, enamel pins, art prints, and hopefully other accessories in the future. Most of our pins are witty, sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek, and... well snarky.
The Killer Queens Pin Series is based off of one of my favorite bands of all time, the legendary and iconic Queen. My favorite song by Queen is Don't Stop Me Now, however, second favorite is Killer Queen. In this series you'll find 8 different Killer Queens, as well as a few extra Queen related pins.
On your third party survey you will have the option to add a donation toThe Mercury Phoenix Trust
Kickstarter does not allow for project funds to go towards charities, which is why on your BackerKit survey, you will have the option to choose an add-on donation. Funds collected through your BackerKit survey are not funds collected through KS, and can therefore be chosen as a donation.
"The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and their manager Jim Beach in memory of rock band Queen’s iconic lead singer FREDDIE MERCURY who died in 1991 from AIDS.
In the last 21 years the Trust has given away over 15 million dollars in his name and funded over 700 projects in the global battle against HIV/AIDS."
This Kickstarter currently has two (2) pins that will unlock when we meet our main goal. The pins will first be sold at an early bird price of $10 per pin, however, there are a limited quantity of early bird spots. When the early bird spots are gone, each pin will sell for $12, but as you'll see, if you purchase more than one pin at a time, you'll get a Kickstarter exclusive price that is lower. Keep in mind that these pins are larger and thicker than most enamel pins you'll see on the market. The reason these pins are large is because we wanted to fit in a good amount of fine details ( I also just like large shiny pins). Enamel pins can sell from anywhere between $5-$15. The pins in the Kickstarter fall on the higher end at around $12 because of their size.
All of the pins will be (unless noted otherwise):
- Gold Plated
- Hard Enamel
- Roughly 2" High
- Have two posts
- Come with rubber backs
- Come with a premium, themed backing card
Once the main goal is unlocked, these pins will unlock depending on how much money is raised.
During the Kickstarter campaign you can pledge a monetary amount in any of the pledge levels. Your money won't be withdrawn from your payment method until the end of the campaign. Funds will only be collected if we meet our goal.
After the campaign ends, your funds will be drawn from Kickstarter, and then you will be sent a survey to pick out your rewards and add your shipping info.
Once the funds have been released from Kickstarter I can start production!
Once orders have been locked down we have a no refund or return policy. After orders are locked and funds are secured, production orders will be placed and paid for. The amount of funds determines the quantities that we need to fulfill this campaign. We will only offer refunds for extenuating circumstances or if you rewards were damaged in transit.
Meet The Queens
When you receive your pins you can of course name your queens whatever you like. For the purpose of choosing pins in your survey, we've given them all names.
Shipping for your pledge level will be collected on Kickstarter during the campaign. This project is only shipping to the United States, Canada, the European Union, and the United Kingdom.
If there is another country you'd like us to consider shipping to, please contact us directly. We will attempt to see if we can arrange to ship to your country. Shipping fees for other countries have not yet been determined, but when you contact us we will give you an estimate.
Pledge Level Shipping is based off of weight.
These pins are all in the 2" range, and thick at 2mm. This means they are quite hefty, so shipping will be based off of the reward tier that you choose.
We haven't yet decided on which shipping carriers we will use.
If you choose to purchase extra items in the add-ons section of your survey there may be added shipping fees.
When shipping internationally we will make every effort to properly fill out customs forms. We will abide by your countries customs and shipping laws, which means we will denote the package value as the cost of your order. We are not responsible if your country holds your package and requires extra payment to release it.
Below you can find the estimated timeline for this project, as well as the funds breakdown.
- November – Kickstarter Campaign Begins
- December/January– Kickstarter Campaign Ends and funds are collected
- January – Surveys are sent out
- January – The pre-order store is open
- January – Orders are locked down and sent to the manufacturer
- April – Shipping of rewards begins
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Risks and challenges
This will be my second Kickstarter for enamel pins, however, I've been designing and manufacturing pins for about six months now.
I've chosen the manufacturers I'll be using after a thorough vetting process that included trusted reviews, recommendations from colleagues, as well as previously having used their services for the my first Kickstarter.
I will always be upfront with backers along the way. I will disclose any setbacks, delays, changes in product, and any other pertinent updates.
It's important to understand that this is a crowdfunded campaign. Crowdfunded campaigns are often subject to delays due to unforeseen circumstances. Please also understand that money pledged to a crowdfunded campaign is a donation or investment. This is not an online store and you will not immediately receive the rewards you pledged towards.
The rewards, stretch goals, and policies of this campaign are subject to change at anytime while the campaign is live.
Please note that minor changes may occur in production, and that the images presented here are my mock up designs. There is a possibility of slight changes in color and size, but I don't foresee any major issues.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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