A celestial-themed hourglass enamel pin in a variety of colours.
This project will fund the manufacture of a celestial hourglass pin in three colour variants: original, pastel, and monochrome. The pins will be hard enamel, gold plated, approx. 1.5″ (38mm) tall, will have two pin posts and will come with rubber clutches to prevent them from moving around. All of my pins are sent with backing cards and will come with rubber clutches in a complimentary colour.
Every pledge will come with a 2 inch (approx.) clear sticker (the ‘cut out’ sections and the clear enamel sections will be clear, the rest will be solid colour). The stickers are made from vinyl with a UV protective laminate to protect stickers from weather and sunlight, making them perfect for indoor and outdoor use. They’re also PVC free!
If you’d like to add any extra stickers to your pledge, you can! They are 250 yen each and can be added by simply increasing your pledge by [amount of stickers you want] x 250; for example, if you want 2 extra stickers, add 500 yen to your pledge.
The funding target for these pins is $600/¥62,000; this enables me to order a basic amount of pins of each colour and it covers all production costs, shipping to backers, sticker manufacture, Kickstarter’s fees, and includes a safety buffer. Should we smash the funding goal, there might be some stretch goals to unlock (foil prints or keyrings anyone?). If you’re curious to know where the money goes, here’s a breakdown:
- Pin and Sticker Production: 70%
- Fulfilment and Shipping: 20%
- Kickstarter/Transaction Fees: 10%
Think of Kickstarter as a pre-ordering system. The benefit of Kickstarter is you can pledge a certain amount to receive your chosen reward at the end of the campaign and are only charged at the end of the campaign (and only if the initial goal is met). If we don’t reach the goal by the end of the campaign, you won’t be charged. Totally risk-free for everyone! I’ll send out a reward survey at the end of the campaign so you can choose which pin you’d like to receive.
Shipping is not tracked as standard in order to make it a little more affordable (and because tracked shipping is not available for many destinations at the moment). The fee does not cover your country’s import taxes and customs fees so please be ready for those if your country imposes them.
- December: Kickstarter campaign ongoing
- 31 December: campaign ends and surveys are sent out
- January 14: funds receive from Kickstarter and manufacture can begin
- January-March: pins in production, then sent to me for checking and packaging
- End of March: your pins are sent to you!
I will add any questions and their answers to the FAQ section as they arise. If your question isn’t answered there or you just need further clarification on something, feel free to contact me! You can get in touch with me through the Kickstarter messaging platform, via social media, or by email at email@example.com.
★ WEBSITE: lunapins.etsy.com (I can combine shipping with any Etsy orders – just ask me for a coupon code to remove the shipping charge!)
★ INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/pinsbyluna
★ FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/lunapins
★ TWITTER: www.twitter.com/luna_plays1
Thank you for checking out this project!