Queer & Here Pin Collection

Queer & Here Pin Collection

Snarky co.’s first pin collection for the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Hey there,

I’m Liz, your friendly neighborhood pansexual, and the creator and artist behind The Snarky Company - a woman/AAPI owned art business operating in Raleigh, NC.  I've been making enamel pins since 2018 and have created and produced more than 200 pin designs, and ran eight successful crowdfunded enamel pin campaigns. Queer & Here will be The Snarky Company's 9th crowdfunded pin collection.🩷🩵💛



No Homophobes, Terfs, or Prejudice Allowed
Over the last six years I have designed over 200+ pin designs, on topics of mental health, pop culture, chronic illness, women's wrights, queer pride, body neutrality, and books/reading. This means I have amassed a large audience of pin lovers over the years. The Snarky Company strives to create an inclusive and safe environment for all art and pin lovers. That means, that homophobes, terfs, or any other prejudice won't be tolerated during this campaign. If there are any hateful comments or anything I deem inappropriate, I won't hesitate to cancel your pledge and block you from this campaign and any future campaigns. I've done it before on my mental health projects. If I cancel your pledge due to inappropriate behavior or comments, I'm not taking your money, and I don't owe you anything, which means you can be blocked from future orders and campaigns. Sorry, but here in this space, you're not entitled to your opinion if it's hateful, bigoted, or prejudiced. Just remember, no one's forcing you to back a project about a topic you don't support. 
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The Queer & Here campaign will have one base design, the Heart & Dagger Pride Pin, that comes in 20+ identities or orientation color variants.









3D render by @sunnynika.3d







These pins, once unlocked, will also be available as design choices for your pledge level pins.




3D render by @sunnynika.3d

In the last year the Do No Harm Dagger has been one of the most popular selling designs at The Snarky Company. I've taken this popular design and turned it into a design to raise money for Trans Lifeline. For each Trans Rights Rose Dagger Pins sold, we will be donating $5 to Trans Lifeline. For additional information on Trans Lifeline and the services they provide, please visit: https://translifeline.org/





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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 2-4 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 2 week window to fill out your survey. After the 2 week window, we will collect design quantities and send them to the manufacturer. You can still fill out your survey outside of the two 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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How do add-ons work?

In this section you can view the optional items that can be purchased as add-ons along with your pledge.

There are two options when it comes to adding 'add-on' items to your pledge:

1) You can navigate to the add-ons tab on this campaign page. If you choose to add an item to your pledge, when the campaign ends you will be charged for your pledge level and the add-on item. When you receive your survey the add-on item you purchased along with your pledge will automatically be in your order items list. Please note that some add-ons come with additional shipping costs due to size or weight. You won't pay those additional shipping fees at the time of your pledge, they will be paid within your survey post campaign.

2) You can choose just a pledge level, which you will be charged for when the campaign ends. When you receive your post campaign survey there will be an add-ons section that contains all the add-ons you see here. You can then add additional items in your survey and pay for those items and your shipping costs within your survey.

Please note that not all the available add-ons will appear here on the campaign page. Occasionally, add-on items are designed during or after the campaign and only make an appearance within the add-ons section of your survey.

The Safe With Me Pin - Special edition comes with two connected chains, and five small teardrop charms that are filled with translucent enamel.


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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 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 it 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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I'm pleased to be working with Carly of Mythic MGMT. yet again to offer special collaboration rewards to backers who pledge to both our projects!

If you pledge to Queer & Here (Snarky Co) and TTRPG Pins & More (Mythic Mgmt) and both our campaigns completely fund, you will receive TWO free rewards! One item is a cute 1.5" hard enamel pin that blends the Cafe with all our Pride. The other is a 2.5" vinyl sticker. 

If you back both campaigns successfully, the collaboration rewards (pin + sticker) will automatically be added to your items list within your survey.

Questions? Check out the
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3D render by @sunnynika.3d
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300 Backer Reward

If we reach 300 backers, each order will come with one free 2.5" Queer & Here Vinyl Sticker


500 Backer Reward

If we reach 500 backers, each order will come with one free Queer & Here enamel pin.

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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.

June 18th - Campaign Starts
July 9th - Campaign Ends and backers are charged
July 23rd  - BackerKit surveys sent out
July 30th & August 6th - BackerKit surveys locked down and charged for shipping costs
August 20th - Final quantities and drafts are sent to the manufacturer
6-10 Weeks - Pin and merchandise manufacturing period
Early November - Late November - Fulfillment and shipping begins.

Please note that we expect shipping to begin in Early/Late November 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 six months (it averages about 1 month). We make every attempt to ship out your packages asap. There is also the possibility that shipping could begin before November 2024.  
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By pledging to this campaign you are stating that you understand all the below information and agree to our terms and conditions.

Early Bird Pledge Levels
Early Bird pledge levels are only available for the first 48 hours of the campaign! Early bird backers will receive one free extra pin with their pledge level. The free pin can be selected from any of the unlocked designs.

Backer Responsibility
As a backer you are responsible for completing your survey and paying shipping fees within a timely manner, to receive your rewards. As creators we are only able to communicate with backers through project updates and reminder emails (email correspondence will be sent to the email on file for your pledge). As a backer it is your responsibility to check and read project updates, and to check for survey emails. If you fail to stay updated and do not complete your survey, you could forfeit your rewards. (Read more about reward forfeiture below)

Manufacturing
I'll be using trusted manufacturers that i've worked with before, but 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
The Snarky Company 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 while we have made pins before, 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. From our experience, the majority of our pins turn out looking like the mockup design.

Different computers, phones, and other devices have different screen settings which means coloration may vary between screens. We use a Pantone Solid Coated book 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 immediately 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 with 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

Lost or never received packages - Forfeiture of rewards
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. If you do not contact us within that extended period of time about a lost or never received package, you will forfeit your rewards and we will not provide a refund or re-ship your rewards.

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 in your survey.

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

For more pins check out our Etsy Shop! Use coupon code QUEERANDHERE to get 15% off your total order of $20 or more.

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Previous Campaigns

Previous crowdfunded campaigns by The Snarky Company
Ink & Enamel Pin Collection -
Launched in 2024
All Out of Spoons Pin Collection
- Launched in 2023
Own Your Stigma 2 Pin Collection
- Launched in 2023
The Pretty Petty Pin Collection
- Launched in 2022
Own Your Stigma Kickstarter - Launched in 2019
Killer Queens Pin Collection - Launched in 2019
The Green Goddess Pin - Launched in 2018
The Snarky Pin Collection - Launched in 2018


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Cross Collab Project

Backing this project and its cross collab will unlock free rewards.