Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kickstarter Program

So lately in all the spare time I have, she says with sarcasm dripping off her lips, I have been scouring the web for wire wrapping tutorials.

Last year when I was doing features on shops, I came across a shop on etsy, AtabbycatArts, and a lady who wire wraps her pendants whether they be shell, cameo, or painted stone. And I loved the free formed appearance of her wraps. Here's a couple that caught my eye:
Are these not just beautiful? How could I not be inspired? The Leo rising in me yearns for this lion ♥
Go ahead and click on her pics to go to her shop; she's a wonderfully nice lady who inspired me to want to learn to wire wrap... although she has no idea....until she reads this.
Hi Cat/Na *waves*
So I have been learning and practicing and practicing and learning. Here's a few wraps that I've done with colored craft wire

And here's one with a yellow brass wire wrap, a low cost alternative to the pricier precious metal wires:
I would love to wrap my gemstones with precious metal wires.

and some of my crystals...
I'm just imagining what I can do with these...
But with our fixed income, I cannot afford the extra expense right now. So it got me to thinking....

Last year one of my forum peeps raised $$$ to start a bookbinding business. She used a site called Kickstarter, and as the home page says "A new way to fund and follow creativity"
One is allowed to start/post a project with a $$$ goal and a time limit to reach that goal. Basically people pledge to back your project and if/when the entire amount of your $$ goal is reached by the time limit deadline, then and only then, do the backers pay what they pledged.
So what do your backers get in return for their $$$ help? Well you give them rewards-the more $ they back, the bigger the reward.
I have decided to try and raise the funds I need to begin my precious metal wire wrapping project through Kickstarter. I am thinking I will offer items from my current shops as rewards.
What do you think? I'd love to hear any comments you have.
Until next time
ps- when I have a link to my project page and can ask for backers, I'll be back to post it.......all over the place :)


Cattrix said...

Hey! You are doing Fabulous with the wire wrapping!

You're a natural, I'll be going over and reading about the Kickstarter program. I had never heard of it before.

Your skills with your Clay work and the wire are wonderfully compatible!

The only :P is.. I never have liked that Bird Lady pendant very much,., laughing! Why did you show That goofy one,. ok it's not that bad.

Thumbs Up from Na!

ClayItAgain / 12MidnightOils said...

Oh My heck Cat! That Bird Lady is the very one that sparkled my eye the first time I went looking in your shop. Didn't I feature that one in Handmade News? If not, I wanted to!
I l♥ve the wrap on that one!