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PROJECT UPDATE
Jaizure
CREATOR
1 day ago

Project Update: Pin updates

here's a sample photo of the alice pin, hatter pin, and the queen of hearts minus the screenprinting/gem !
once i get a finished photo of the queen pin and an update of the rabbit i'll make an update :)
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PROJECT UPDATE
The Snarky Company
CREATOR
about 16 hours ago

Project Update: Manufacturing and Shipping Update

Hey everyone,

Right now I have about 75% of the pins in my possession, along with the stickers, and bookmarks. I'm currently waiting on the other pin designs and some other items from manufacturers. We are still on schedule to begin shipping at the end of July. I will post another update before I lockdown surveys for shipping. Right now, if you need to update your shipping address, you can still do so by logging into your Backerkit account and opening your Ink & Enamel survey. If you are having trouble updating your address, please email me at [email protected].

Cheers,
Liz
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PROJECT UPDATE
Ken Fiskorne
CREATOR
1 day ago

Project Update: LOCKING ADDRESSES + Sample update + Combined shipping update

Good evening, jailbirds!

So, some actual update content here. Things have been a little hectic over here, but, I'm getting stickers situated for everyone while I wait for pins to arrive.

Real quick, I appreciate everyone who came by at Anthrocon. Things happen, but, you guys came through for me, and I hope I can meet you on better terms someday.

Anyways - BIRD CRIMES!

I will be locking addresses THIS SATURDAY (7/20). Did you place a BIRD CRIMES pledge while you were in college, and move out of your dorm before we're expecting to ship? Are you changing apartments? Did your PO box expire, or move? Please double check your address on BackerKit, and make sure we're sending your criminals to the correct correctional facility.

This is a reminder that I do NOT replace packages lost due to buyer error - this includes BackerKit pledges. If your birds get lost in migration, you will not only need to pay to replace them, you might be at the mercy of limited retail stock and post-campaign prices.

Do us both a favor, and go check your pledge before this weekend!

Our sample, sadly, still isn't looking like it needs to. The midtone gray ended up too light this time. We're getting back up off the ground, and trying a whole new color family this time around: thank you for being patient with me.



The final answer is, YES, we will be offering combined shipping for BIRD CRIMES + Backyard Birds!



There's a few more kinks we have to work out, but, if you opted in, you WILL have your items from both pledges sent at the same time. Saves us time, packaging, and saves energy and waste.

That said: there are a few catches.

One, your items will be shipping later than if you only backed Backyard Birds. Corvi's pins arrived a lot earlier than mine, and she has been ready to go for a bit. My initial timeline for late summer or early fall delivery is currently accurate.

Unfortunately, due to the delays with sampling, we are on the later end of what I would have wanted. I need the sepia colors on my BIRD CRIMES to look right, and we just aren't where we need to be just yet.

Two, we cannot offer credit card refunds for the second shipping fee. BUT - there are alternatives.

Because we had to kind of make things up as we went, we didn't have an efficient way for backers to pay one shipping fee for both campaigns. In the future, this is something I'd like to look into, but, for now, unfortunately, if you backed both projects, you paid shipping on both.

Without going too hard into the logistics, we will not offer most backers card refunds for shipping.

  • For INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: You can take $20 store credit on either KEN'S PIN HUSTLE or CORVIFORMS' stores. Please contact one of us with your backer #, and, if you time things right, we will be able to toss your store credit stuff in with your order as well. Or, you can opt in to the bonus below...
  • For USA BUYERS: Due to Stripe being a pain, and the fact you are almost all of the ~450 cross-collab backers, we are not able to offer refunds ($5-6). This would be a logistical nightmare for all three parties - both of us, and you. We are, by default, including a second cross-collab pin in USA buyers' pledge: Assault Blue Jay.

The Blue Jay is a full-sized 1.75" pin just like Corvid Crimes. He's functionally a second Pintopia bonus, worth a full retail pin price - about $14. This is our way to thank you guys for backing (again), and a happy medium for us.

If you are an international buyer and would like to switch to the BLUE JAY pin, please email me as soon as possible with your backer number. This Saturday (7/20) will be the last day to claim your jay.

I apologize for any inconvenience here. Corviforms and I have plans to work together again, so we'll be researching ways to avoid this situation in the future.

I'm not sure if our plush project will offer combined shipping, but any further pin projects where it's offered will NOT double-charge shipping if we can avoid it.

Finally, we are still cooking plush. We're about where we were last month, where little tiel is set, but big tiel needs some more work. I'll share these guys with you (plus the pins, stickers, and other goodies from the campaign...) as soon as I can. 

I appreciate you guys reading, as always. Sorry this one's brief and humorless. Take it easy this week.
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PROJECT UPDATE
UltraInfinite
CREATOR
1 day ago

Project Update: Pin Grading

Hello backers, I have another update for you all: the pins have arrived and I am in the process of grading them. There are a lot of pins so it may take me a bit to get through all of them. I will send another update with photos once all the pins are graded. You can find my pin grading policy in my About Page/FAQ, I have also copied the current version below if you have trouble accessing that link.

For now, I've posted videos on Instagram, TikTok, and Tumblr showing them in action.
Astarion and Lae'zel have already been posted separately, you can find them on Instagram, Tiktok, and Tumblr as well.

While you're waiting, now is a great time to review your survey to make sure your address and payment information is correct. If you lost your survey, you can recover it here.

That's all for this update, as always leave me a comment if you have any questions.

Pin Grading Policy

I sell pins as “standard” or “seconds” grade.

Standard grade pins may have one or two tiny imperfections. These would be considered A grade. My general rule is, if a pin can be held at half-arm’s length and I cannot see the flaw, it is considered small enough for standard grade. Pins are handmade products so please do not expect a flawless item.

Seconds grade pins have more noticeable flaws, including but not limited to: smudges, specks or bubbles in the enamel, under-filled or over-filled enamel, chips or dents in metal and metal-plating, heavy tarnish, missing or mis-colored enamel, loose pin posts, fused metal, missing metal, missing varnish, uneven linework, bends, and/or scratches. Moving pins that are tough to move are considered seconds grade: for example, a spinning pin with a spinner component that does not spin freely. Seconds pins may not come with backing cards. These pins would be considered B/C grade.

I do not sell or guarantee collector’s grade (S grade) pins! Do not purchase from me if you would not be satisfied with an A grade pin.

My stockists
may sell mixed grade pins for certain listings: a mix of standard and seconds grade, so A/B/C grade. Or they may sell only seconds grade pins. Please read the listing descriptions carefully.

Rainbow anodized plating is unique for every pin - no two are alike with differing metal colors. The plating may appear different than the example images shown in the listing.

Anodized and chrome plating is unique for every pin. Texture and variation in plating should be expected. The plating may appear slightly different than the example images shown in the listing, for example it may be slightly lighter or darker. White enamel on this plating may be tinted, this will not be considered a flaw.

Soft enamel with epoxy pins may have minor blemishes, bubbles, or specks in the epoxy. Small areas may not have epoxy. The surface may have variation, texture, or bumps, unlike hard enamel. There may be bits of glitter in non-glitter portions of the pin. Transparent enamel may also have these traits. Since these are unavoidable they will not be considered flaws for the purposes of grading. Epoxy overflow will not be considered a flaw as well since this is also unavoidable in some cases.

Certain plating is prone to tarnish, especially copper, silver, and rose gold plating. I will try my best to sort heavily-tarnished pins as seconds grade, but please note some tarnish may be unavoidable or develop over time if the pin is exposed to moisture and in these cases will be considered standard grade. This tarnish can be removed by gentle polishing with a jewelry cloth.
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PROJECT UPDATE
Jacqueline Chan | jChan Designer
CREATOR
about 14 hours ago

Project Update: 📷 Photo Samples 📷

Hello everyone!

Thank you for waiting so patiently. We finally received the first round of photo samples! I've asked them to take more close-up and clear photos of each pin so we can check the details, but so far, they look great (except for the black cat boba, which I already told them to fix the colour). I think there'll be one or two pins that need some colour adjustments, and that's about it. We should be able to move on to mass production very soon!

There are 5 backers who still haven't completed the survey yet. Please do so, or else I won't be able to fulfill your rewards. Additionally, there are 2 backers whose cards got declined. Please check your inbox and spam to fix your payment. Thank you! 

<3 Jacqueline


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PROJECT UPDATE
Tiffany Martrano
CREATOR
3 days ago

Project Update: Pins are here + Last call to update order!

Hi all! The pins have arrived safe and sound! However I did have some important things to note so please read carefully! 
  • The Trihorn Meatle has variations in the tightness of the moveable pieces on the pin. some need some extra force to move some are loose. I tried to pick out the best of the best for you all to receive! Just be mindful that there might be some variation in the shell based on how the manufacturing process goes. I tried to pick out ones where the shell can be displayed open or closed, but there are some that are looser and don't hold their position as well. I do not consider these variations to be a defect unless it's excessive in nature
  • As noted in a previous update, pins that have red metal plating might have some bleeding in the white enamel. I am not considering this defective unless it's excessive in nature. 
  • You'll have 48 hours left to update your your order. If you're unhappy or concerned about any of the pins you selected, now is the time to make a change! After 48 hours orders will be locked and cards will be charged. 
  • I'm still waiting for the updated Bee-Chain keychains. I put in a further inquiry with my supplier for updates and hopefully they will ship and arrive soon. I was told last week they're close to completion and close to being ready to be shipped to me, so hopefully  not too much longer! Orders that contain the Bee-Chain will not ship until the replacements arrive. 
  • I'll be spending the rest of this week packing and grading all the pins, and hopefully shipping will begin early or mid next week! I'll be doing batch shipping to help streamline things for both myself and the postal office.
  • If you have any concerns or need any further action on my part please contact me ASAP at [email protected]. I won't be able to assist after orders are shipped. 

Now onto the photos! Took some rough photos in the sunlight to try to show them off :) That's it for me now! Time to get down to work!  
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PROJECT UPDATE
EVOL-EYE co.
CREATOR
3 days ago

Project Update: Big news! Spread the word!

Hi Warriors!

I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude for once again being part of this campaign. Your kindness and patience mean the world to me. I’m thrilled to share that the "Find the Light" fidget necklaces have arrived and look absolutely stunning! They came out perfect and spinning them is oh so satisfying. 🥹



A huge thank you to the 86% of you who have completed your surveys! It's been so exciting to see which designs you love the most! If you haven’t filled out your survey yet, please do so by the end of this week! Also, don't forget to check out the preorder store and add-ons if you haven't had the chance yet. To those who have, thank you so much—I can’t wait for you to receive everything! I plan on adding something special to each order as well. 👀

All pins, stickers and patches are currently in production and are anticipated to arrive within the next couple of weeks. I will keep you updated with progress pictures and further updates. Once we have everything in hand, shipments will commence in early August. 🖤

I'm also excited to announce I’m hosting a Giveaway on Instagram for hitting 6k followers where there will be 3 winners! One lucky winner will receive the entire Insular Cortex Collection!! 😱 As a special bonus for all backers, if you win, we will provide you with a full refund and include the items you ordered in addition to your prize! Head on over to @evoleye on Instagram to enter! Best of luck!! 🤞

For more updates and to see what’s been going on with me health wise (pretty scary to say the least), you can read my latest updates on Instagram.

Thank you all once again for your incredible support. It means the absolute world to me!

Christy 🖤🤟

Ps I love love hearing from you! Please reach out with any and all questions or comments! 
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PROJECT UPDATE
ChristaD
CREATOR
about 5 hours ago

Project Update: The Pins Have Arrived!

Thanks to everyone for your patience with me.

There have been some major personal struggles I won't go into, but the pins have arrived and are going to be going out to folks in the next couple of weeks.




I will also be finally sending out those surveys this weekend.

Than you all so much and you'll be hearing from me again very soon!
~Christa D

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PROJECT UPDATE
Toonie
CREATOR
1 day ago

Project Update: Charging Cards and Shipping to Begin Soon

As the title states, I'm going to be charging cards whenever I get the collab pins in, which are the last thing I need before I have everything. The tote bags came in, and they're awesome! The colors came out a little dark and saturated, but the design is still readable and present. The stickers are roughly the same size as the pins and the pack includes 5 designs instead of the original 3 that were planned. I'm also building the campaign page for my October launch! "Demons at Work" will have rewards for early bird backers, as well as returning backers, so be sure to jump in early if you want both rewards. While the EB and RB designs will be exclusive to the campaign, I'll try to order a few extras so there are more to go around. I've also made two alternate colorways for each, so I can reuse the mold. They're just too cute to be a fully-limited run!

(Also, for the two family members that backed, I'll be hand-delivering your rewards, so don't worry about surveys or shipping, I'll handle those myself.)

Thank you all for sticking around, I know it's been slow, but this is my first time crowdfunding, and things have gone relatively smoothly despite my initial struggle. 

- Toonie <3
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PROJECT UPDATE
Vipi Ink
CREATOR
about 6 hours ago

Project Update: Patches and lenticular sticker pics; production update~!

Hello! 

Enamel pins are completing production, with some of the more simple designs complete and the more complex nearing completion. I wanted to hop in and send some of the sticker photos I have taken as a little production update. Once my manufacturer sends me the photos of the finished pins I'll share those as well. 

 
Schrodinger's Cat patches have also completed production and the glow effect looks great! Once they are in hand I'm going to stitch one to my jacket and take more photos for the next update as well. 


I have not yet locked addresses for fulfillment, so if you do find you need to change your address in the next month or so while I am waiting for shipping please do so via backerkit!

Thank you once again for your support of this project,
Starr Vipi
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