Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I have hit a wall

I have just under 2 weeks for my Kickstarter project, and since I got funded, I seem to have hit a wall on momentum. I actually lost a pledge right after getting funded, which put me back under, but thanks to my awesome backers so far, I am right at goal now.
I did account for the mid-project slump, and to battle it, I added the barrettes and put in a stretch goal, but it doesn't seem to be helping so far. I'll try spreading the word to more people to see if that can kick things back on track. I'm just worried about losing another pledge and being below goal again.
Anyone have any suggestions?

If you decide to pledge and back my project, let me know! I would love to see if I get backers from my blog!

More fun chainmail items -- Kicktraq Mini

Edit: I may have just freaked out a little too soon. I'm just really nervous about the whole thing!

Monday, April 17, 2017

2 weeks done on the Kickstarter project!

So, we are now 2 weeks into the Kickstarter, and I am extremely proud to say that it is funded! I made it to my goal earlier today, and I am so excited!
I have added an new item as a reward for the project, the scale flower barrettes that I posted about previously. If you have been interested in getting one of the chainmail items I have posted about, check it out! You can get one of your very own!

More fun chainmail items -- Kicktraq Mini

This past week, I haven't made a whole lot. There are only a couple things that I actually finished. I had a custom order for one of the bow ties that I can make. One of my co-workers wanted a purple rubber with pink rings tie. I finished it up and it looks awesome. (Now I just need to figure out the elastic for around the neck. Shouldn't be too hard.)

In addition to finishing the tie, I also made a couple more barrettes that I have as a reward in the kickstarter project. I got a few more scale colors, so I decided to whip up a couple more as an example. All are pictured below.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

1 week down on the Kickstarter!

We are already 1 week into the Kickstarter, and I am at 74% to goal! I didn't expect to get so close so fast, but there it is! I am very excited, and I have no doubt that I will hit my funding goal. I have several co-workers who have yet to pledge that have told me they are wanting some of these items.
I'm finding it difficult to not spam everyone on Facebook and at work about the project. I am super stoked at the success so far, and I want to try and get the word out to as many people as possible. I'm limiting myself to one or two posts about it per week, just to keep my friends and family updated on the project and to remind everyone of just how must time is left.

More fun chainmail items -- Kicktraq Mini

Now that I have that out of the way and out of my system, now to post about what I have been working on the past week! 
My super awesome manager at work ordered several more bracelets from me! She has been placing order for some of her friends, and she has been spreading the word about my bracelets because she loves them so much. I actually ran out of black rings (you'll see why in the picture below). I had to place an order for more, and they came in yesterday! I only have a  couple more bracelets left to make from that order and it will be filled.

Next, when spreading word of my Kickstarter, several friends have expressed interest in the dice bags/coin purses. I have been thinking of different possible designs and color combinations. With my love of colors, I'm surprised I hadn't thought of it before, but I have made a bag with rainbow colors. I just love how it came out! I may just keep this one for myself!

Last, my mom has a bracelet and earrings set in white and red for her favorite team colors. She was wanting to get a necklace to go with them, and was looking at the Celtic Star pendants on the Kickstarter. I was experimenting with some color choices, and this is what I ended up with. I think she'll like it.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My second Kickstarter has launched!

I was able to get everything finished up for my Kickstarter over the weekend, and it officially launched yesterday. I'm feeling really good about this one. Within 6.5 hours, I got up to 58% funded!

Here are the items that I have in the Kickstarter:

More fun chainmail items -- Kicktraq Mini