Free endangered bird pin to first 25 backers who pledge at least $30!
Endangered Animal Stamps

Endangered Animal Stamps

Endangered Animal Enamel Pins feature endangered and threatened species. A portion of proceeds will be donated to a Backer chosen animal conservation organization.
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This project is part of Pintopia 2024, which runs from March 28th - April 18th 2024. The more Pintopia pins you back, the more FREE pins you can earn ✨ Learn more →

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Hello! I am a mom, wife, and caretaker of 3 cats that get away with everything.  After 30 years of nursing and teaching nursing students, chronic migraines have left me unable to work as a nurse. I relax by making things: sewing, drawing, digital art, and Cosplay with my daughter. We like anime and Pokémon plushies.  I sell my work in my Etsy shop.  You can see it here— https://www.etsy.com/shop/DaciaCreations




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It is my privilege to share these with you and help make an impact on animal conservation. After the campaign, 25% of the proceeds will be donated to an animal conservation fund chosen by backers (minus costs of making, shipping pins, and taxes).  Voting for the animal charities will be conducted in post-campaign surveys.  I will also send out an accounting of funds donated.  Please share this page with anyone you know that loves animals! It takes a crowd to "raise" a pin collection. Thank You!
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The first 25 backers who pledge at least $30 will receive this Endangered Bird pin.         
Meet the Golden-Cheeked Warbler.  This bird is the only species that nests exclusively in a small part of Texas. Winters are spent in Mexico and Central America, but they only reproduce here in Texas. They are listed as endangered. On this pin, the egg background is an example of what the Golden-Cheeked Warblers' eggs look like. This pin will be black nickel plated, soft enamel, and coated in clear epoxy with screen printed egg spots. It will be 3.5 cm tall.
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Just for fun, this little pin will be available as an add-on as long as we meet the initial goal. 
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Backers can vote for which pins to unlock first. Keep an eye on your email. I am working on more designs every day.


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During the campaign you can pledge into any of the open pledge levels. Your money won't be withdrawn from your payment method until the end of the campaign. 

Once the campaign ends you will be charged for the cost of your pledge level only (shipping costs are paid later within your survey). Roughly 3-4 weeks after the campaign ends, you will then receive a BackerKit survey to choose your designs, pay shipping fees, and add your shipping address. In your survey, there will be an add-ons section where you can add extra items, such as stickers, locking metal backs, or additional pins. Add-ons are entirely optional.

Once the campaign is over you will have a three week window to fill out your survey. After the three week window, we will collect design quantities and send them to the manufacturer. You can still fill out your survey outside of the three week window, but any surveys submitted after the deadline, are not guaranteed to receive their design choices. Pledges are fulfilled in the order that surveys are submitted. We will keep in contact and post updates about when to expect your survey, how to find it, and the submission deadline.

Even if you are familiar with pledging to a crowdfunded campaign please read the "Important information to know" section. 
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IMPORTANT INFO - Shipping costs will be charged to you AFTER the campaign and SEPARATELY through your BackerKit survey.

Below is a graphic with the estimated shipping rates for different regions. These flat rates apply only to your pledge level, and are subject to changes depending upon shipping rates when the campaign ends. If there is a shipping increase it will only be between $1-$2.

Add On Item Shipping Fees - You will have the opportunity to add on extra items in your post campaign survey. Add on items may come with additional shipping costs depending on the final weight of your order.

All orders are shipped through USPS and come with tracking. International backers are responsible for their own countries VAT or import taxes/fees.

When shipping internationally we will make every effort to properly fill out customs forms. We will abide by your countries customs and shipping laws, which means we will denote the package value as the cost of your order, and mark this as merchandise. Please do not ask us to change the value of your package, or mark it as a gift. We are not responsible if your country holds your package and requires extra payment to release it.

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Timeline 🗓️
Below you can find the campaign and fulfillment timeline. Please note that timelines are not set in stone and are subject to change, due to unforeseen circumstances or delays.

March 28th - Campaign Starts
April 18th - Campaign Ends and backers are charged
April 23rd - May 7th - BackerKit surveys sent out (You have about 2 weeks to fill out and return)
May 21st - BackerKit surveys locked down and charged for shipping costs
May 28th - Final quantities and drafts are sent to the manufacturer
8-10 Weeks - Pin and merchandise manufacturing period
Late July - Fulfillment and shipping begins.

Please note that we expect shipping to begin in early August, but this does not mean you will receive your package immediately after shipping begins. Depending upon the total amount of backers, shipping carriers, and available staff, the fulfillment period can last anywhere from one month to nine months (it averages between 1-3 months). We make every attempt to ship out your packages asap. There is also the possibility that shipping could begin before August 2024. 
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Early Bird Pledge The first 25 backers to pledge $30 or more will receive the free Early Bird Pin.

Manufacturing

I will be using a pin manufacturer I have not used before (but was recommended to me) since this is my first campaign.  Occasionally things happen and there are minor delays in manufacturing.

I will always be upfront with backers along the way. I will disclose any setbacks, delays, and any other pertinent updates.

It's important to understand that this is a crowdfunded campaign. Crowdfunded campaigns are often subject to delays due to unforeseen circumstances. Please also understand that money pledged to a crowdfunded campaign is a donation or investment. This is not an online store and you will not immediately receive your rewards after pledging.

Please note that minor changes may occur in production, and that the images presented here are my mock up designs. There is a possibility of slight changes in color and size in the physical item.

Pin Grades
Dacia Creations offers two grades of pins, First Grade, and B Grade. First Grade pins are the only pins offered in crowdfunded campaigns. Our pins are handmade and may have minor cosmetic imperfections.
Examples of First Grade imperfections are as follows, but not limited to:
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Small buff marks, scuffs, or scratches on metal/enamel
- Small specks, pores, or bubbles anywhere on the pin
- Slightly low or uneven fills
- Slightly misaligned screenprinted details (for pins with screenprinting)
- Slight variations in the distribution of glitter
- Slight defects in text (this is usually only in pins with small text)
We want to make you aware that these First Grade pins may have small imperfections, but 99% of the time, these imperfections are non-existent or not noticeable.

An important note about color and size.
It is crucial to understand that the pins in this campaign have not yet been manufactured. The designs you see on this page are mockups, which means the final product may vary in color and size. The majority of our pins will turn out looking like the mockup design. I have spent many hours going over and adjusting every line to prevent problems with manufacturing.

Different computers, phones, and other devices have different screen settings which means coloration may vary between screens. We use a Pantone color chart to choose the colors for our designs. The manufacturers use those Pantone numbers to know which colors to mix and apply where, however, looking at a Pantone swatch on paper, is different than looking at a Pantone color in enamel.
Each mockup has a rough estimate of what the size will be. Our sizes are either specifying the general height or width of the pin. The actual size of the physical product may vary.

Glitters, translucent enamel, sand blasted enamel, pearl enamel, and metal plating colors may vary on the physical product.

Refunds or Exchanges
After the campaign has ended, you will have ample time to make your design selections in your BackerKit survey. You will be notified before surveys are locked down and any add-ons are charged. Once your order is locked down, we have a no refunds or exchanges policy. The only time we will issue a refund or replacement, is in extenuating circumstances, or if your pin arrives damaged (please read the section on pin grades to determine if your pin is damaged). If you believe your pin was damaged in transit, please reach out to us and attach photos of the damaged pin.

Forfeiture of Rewards
Once project shipping is completed backers will be notified via a campaign update. This campaign update will have a final survey completion date. If your survey is not completed, and your shipping costs not paid by the completion date, you will forfeit your pledge payment and rewards. We will not fulfill forfeited rewards and pledge levels after the completion date.

Rubber Backs vs. Locking Backs
Each pin from our campaign will come with rubber backs, but we highly recommend purchasing locking backs. If you choose to adhere your pin to a jacket, bag, or other item, with a rubber back, and it falls off, we will not replace the missing pin. We do offer locking backs through our add-ons section and in your survey.

Shipping Policies
Please visit the shipping section to read about these policies.

Lost or never received packages
We make every attempt to get your package from our facility to your home. Packages for this campaign will come with a tracking number. Regardless of tracking numbers, sometimes packages are lost in the mail. We will notify backers with an update when the project is near completion. If you have not received your package by the completion of the shipping process, you will have an extended period of time to contact us about a missing package.
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Welcome to Pintopia — a celebration of creativity and collaboration from a diverse group of artists collectively running enamel pin crowdfunding projects from March 28th - April 18th.

Freebie Cross-Collaboration Pins — All 125+ Pintopia creators have paired up with a fellow participant to create two unique pin designs together. If BOTH projects reach their initial funding goal, backers who support BOTH will get the TWO [2] cross-collab pins for FREE! One from each creator. The more pairs of Pintopia creators you support, the more free pins you will earn ✨


I love cats! Morgan's pin is so cute! Here is the link to Morgan's campaign page. Click the image.


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