New designs unlocked & 3 free stickers for all backers! Next goal at $17k.
Tidal Treasures

Tidal Treasures

A collection of enamel pins and stickers featuring the wildlife and habitats of the Pacific Coast tide pools and kelp forests. Join me in celebrating our love for these beautiful, strange, and adorable aquatic creatures.
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Inspired by my deep love for the ocean, Tidal Treasures features animals and habitats of the Pacific coast. In this collection of enamel pins, art, and more, you’ll find a diverse and colorful array of species that are keystones of the ocean ecosystem. Harbor Seals and Sea Otters play in kelp forests while a variety of fascinating invertebrates—from Giant Pacific Octopus to the tiny Opalescent Nudibranch—dwell in the intertidal zones and rocky shores.

I'm excited to once again be collaborating with Carly K. of Mythic Management and Dragon Woodshop to offer two beautiful collector's displays for the Tidal Treasures pins.

Join me in celebrating our love for the beautiful, strange, and adorable aquatic creatures of the Pacific!


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Tidal Treasures is a set of hard enamel pins with vibrant colors reminiscent of sunny days on the West Coast and a gold tone finish. 

Our initial funding goal will cover producing the full set of 15 pins, stickers, and display boards. With enough support the Tidal Treasures Collection will be expanded to include additional pins, plus free stickers for all backers!

Three extra-large 2.75" pins depict the intertidal habitats and their strange invertebrate denizens.

Two 1.75" pins feature mammals of the kelp forests.
10 mini accent pins, ranging in size from .375"-.5", show off the fascinating life of tide pools and shores.

Display your pins in style!

Custom-designed and handcrafted for Tidal Treasures by Carly K of Mythic Management, this unique double-sided display is available in two sizes, both with Maple Durawood on one side and Ebony Durawood on the other.
The Little Cove display is available as an Add-on, and the Oceanic display is available as an Add-on or with the All-in Collection.




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With enough support we can unlock new aquatic creatures and add a new product to the  Tidal Treasures collection—plus FREE stickers for every backer, and an opportunity to vote on a free mini pin for every backer!

🦦 🐚 🐙  $7k - Unlock a free sticker for all backers - Frosted Nudibranch

🦦 🐚 🐙  $9k - Unlock a new product - Washi Tape

🦦 🐚 🐙  $11k - Unlock a free sticker for all backers - California Two-Spot Octopus

🦦 🐚 🐙  $13k - Unlock a new pin - Frosted Nudibranch

$15k - Unlock a free sticker for all backers - Giant Kelp

$17k - Unlock a new pin - California Two-Spot Octopus

$19k - Backers Vote! Unlock a free mini pin for all backers.

$21k - Unlock a new pin - Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

$23k - Unlock a new pin - Giant Kelp
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Several pledge levels are available with additional pins and rewards available as Add-ons.

  • Single Intertidal Triptych Pin of your choice for $22

  • Single Kelp Forest Mammal Pin of your choice for $18

  • Set of Three Intertidal Triptych Pins for $60. Includes one of each design.

  • Set of Two Kelp Forest Pins for $33. Includes one of each design.

  • 5-Pin Set for $84. Includes one of each of the Intertidal Triptych and Kelp Forest Mammal pins.

  • 10-Pin Set for $114. Includes one of each of the Intertidal Triptych and Kelp Forest Mammal pins, and five mini Tide Pool and Sea Star accent pins.

  • 15-Pin Set for $149. Includes one of each of the Intertidal Triptych and Kelp Forest Mammal pins, and ten mini Tide Pool and Sea Star accent pins.

  • Pin & Sticker Bundle for $169. Includes one of each of the Intertidal Triptych and Kelp Forest Mammal pins, ten mini Tide Pool and Sea Star accent pins, and the big sticker bundle with 15 stickers. Backers of this tier will also receive all unlocked stretch goal pin designs.

  • All-in Collection for $249. The ultimate collectors edition! Includes one of each of the Intertidal Triptych and Kelp Forest Mammal pins, twenty mini Tide Pool and Sea Star accent pins, the big sticker bundle with 15 stickers, and the 11x11" double-sided Oceanic display board. Backers of this tier will also receive all unlocked stretch goal pin designs.



NOTE: The above prices DO NOT include shipping. Shipping costs will be charged AFTER the campaign ends, closer to fullfillment.

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Due to the unpredictable nature of the shipping and manufacturing process, these estimates are subject to change in either direction. We'll be sure to send progress updates regularly until fulfilled.

  • Late June 2024: Campaign ends, and funds from Backerkit will be received 2-3 weeks after.
  • July-August: Surveys sent to backers
  • August-Sept: Production will start with an estimated 4-8 weeks of production time, shipping costs charged to backers.
  • November: Rewards will arrive and begin shipping to Backers
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Shipping will be charged separately after the campaign ends and closer to the ship date.

Shipping will be via USPS First Class with tracking or USPS Priority Mail insured; costs are subject to change based on USPS rates at the time of shipping. 

Estimated shipping as of June 2024:

  • $6 within the US for 1-3 pins, $15 to $20 to Canada
  • $10 to 25 within the US and minimum $32 to Canada for larger orders sent insured via Priority Mail. 

We will do our best to ensure the most cost-effective and accurate shipping prices!

For backers outside of the US & Canada:

International backers, we love you, but due to complex licensing and tax requirements we are not able to offer International Shipping for this campaign. 

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It's important to understand that this is a crowdfunded campaign and your pledge is an upfront investment in the project and products—this is not an online store and you will not immediately receive your rewards after pledging. 

Once the campaign ends you will be charged for your selected Pledge Level plus any Add-ons purchased during the campaign. I will receive the money from Backerkit around two weeks after the campaign ends, and backers will receive a Pledge Survey to choose their rewards and purchase any additional items they choose. Additional purchases and shipping charges will be processed separately and charged closer to fulfillment.

Once the majority of the surveys are in, production on the reward items will begin. Please note that minor changes to items may occur in production, and that the images presented here are mockup designs. There is a possibility of slight changes in color and size in the physical item.

The timeline above is an estimate based on past crowdfunded enamel pin campaigns that I've completed, and is subject to change. I will always be upfront with backers along the way, and I will disclose any setbacks, delays, and any other pertinent updates.

This will be my 8th crowdfunding campaign that I've led or co-led, and I anticipate successfully fulfilling and delivering rewards to all backers.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more details about variations in the final product, my refund and exchange policy, forfeiture of rewards, and other important information.




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Hello, I’m so delighted you’re interested in my latest pin collection! I'm Carrie Alyson, a Tacoma-based artist who loves tarot, TTRPGs, board games, ice skating, and hiking and birdwatching with my wife.

In 2019, I launched my very first pin collection, Calming Cats for the Anxious Purrsonality, a series of mindfulness reminders paired with feline support. In 2023, I joined Pintopia to crowdfund the Frantic Familiars, another cat-themed pin collection which embodied the magic and mayhem of setting myself the goal of becoming a full-time artist. I followed it up with Nocturnal Nouveau to create a dreamy collection of art nouveau flora, fauna, and celestial pins, and partnered with my friend Kim Kuzuri for Folkgore, a collection inspired by ghosts and monsters from both traditional and contemporary folklore. I was thrilled to join in for Pintopia 2024 and partner with my friend Crystal Tea to launch Just Say No, a collection of pins about setting healthy boundaries.

This is a queer and disabled-led project—your support means the world to me!

I have a lot more in store as I grow Aspenhearted, so I invite you to follow me and find more of my work here:
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