Pride Angels

Pride Angels

A collection of angel pins in the colors of various Pride flags.
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Pride 2024 🌈
#Angelcore
#Dark Fantasy
#Ethereal
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Introduction

Hello there! I’m Mary, known as UltraInfinite online. This is my seventh pin campaign, to fund the creation of angel-themed enamel pins in the colors of various Pride flags.

I have already run five Kickstarter campaigns to fund the creation of a variety of enamel pins, as well as one Backerkit campaign. Most of my pins are available on Shopify, Etsy, or with my stockists. Here are a few recent designs:


The designs in this campaign are redesigns of my 2022 Pride Angels. You can find pins and more of those older designs with my stockists.


The first goal of this campaign will be to fund stickers of my design. Stretch goals will include pins and other merch designed by myself and guest artists.

Not a fan of my designs, or just looking for additional merch? 

Check the Featured Shops and Preorders at the bottom of the campaign page for even more Pride angels.
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Cross-Collab Freebie Pins

I'm happy to share that Pride Angels is partnered with Pride Potions by Key and Crow Studios to offer freebie pins as part of our campaigns. If you pledge to Pride Potions as well as Pride Angels, you will receive a freebie pin from each campaign.



These pins will only be available to backers who pledge for both campaigns, so be sure to pledge if you want them!

If you qualify for the free Polychromatic Pinnion pin, it will be added to your survey post-campaign (likewise for the Angel Potion pin in the Pride Potions campaign).
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Campaign Freebies

Aside from the freebie pin, the following campaign freebies are available.

Each pledge will include a sticker and a postcard print featuring artist credits on the back. The Heart Seraph sticker will be 2.5 inches on the longest side with a matte finish. The postcard will be 4x6 inches.



Returning Backers, who have pledged to a previous campaign, will receive an Angel and Cat sticker. The sticker will be 3 inches on the longest side with a matte finish.

Early Bird Backers, who pledge in the first 48 hours of the campaign, will receive a Heart Serpent sticker. The sticker will be 2.5 inches on the longest side with a matte finish as well.

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Stickers

The first goal of this campaign is to fund stickers of fifty different Pride Angels!
  • Stickers will be 3 inches (7.6 cm) on the longest side.
  • Stickers will have a matte finish.

Here are the designs!









































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Pins

  • Pins will be hard enamel except where noted otherwise.
  • Pins come with backing cards and rubber clutches.

Now, onto the pin designs and details!

At $2500 we will unlock the Bisexual and Transgender pins.
  • Bisexual will be 1.9 inches wide with black nickel plating and screenprinting.
  • Transgender will be 1.7 inches long with dyed metal plating, soft enamel, and epoxy.




At $4000 we will fund the Gay and Lesbian pins.
  • Gay will be 1.6 inches wide with dyed metal plating, soft enamel, and epoxy.
  • Lesbian will be 1.7 inches long with black nickel plating.





At $5500, the Genderfluid and Genderqueer pins will be unlocked.
  • Genderfluid will be 1.8 inches long with rose gold plating.
  • Genderqueer will be 2 inches long with black nickel plating.





The Agender and Nonbinary pins will be funded at $7000.
  • Agender will be 2 inches wide with black nickel plating.
  • Nonbinary will be 2 inches wide with gold plating.





At $8500 we will fund the Aromantic and Asexual pins.
  • Aromantic will be 1.8 inches wide with black nickel plating.
  • Asexual will be 2 inches wide with black nickel plating.





The Aroace, Pansexual, and Rainbow/Progress Pride pins will be unlocked at $12K.
  • Aroace will be 1.8 inches long with gold plating.
  • Pansexual will be 1.9 inches long with gold plating.
  • Rainbow/Progress Pride will be 2.4 inches long with gold plating.






Additional Designs as Pins

Interested in pins of other designs from this campaign? See the Survey section for more details on how we'll be unlocking those.
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Guest Artist Pins

Once all the above pin designs are unlocked, the following guest designs will be funded at $17K. As with the other campaign pins: 
  • Pins will be hard enamel except where noted otherwise.
  • Pins come with backing cards and rubber clutches.
 
"Cassiel is my original angel oc of tears and temperance. He's representing the aroace flag because both he and I identify with it, and the colors match his design well." - royarach
Aroace Divinity by royarach will feature soft enamel with epoxy, dyed metal plating, and screen printed details. It will be 2 inches wide.

"Inspired by my OC Sarvael, showing off the fluidity and divinity that encompass androgynous expression" - VileWorm

Divine Androgyne by VileWorm will be 2 inches long, and have gold plating and translucent accents.

"I created this design to reflect my experience as a greyscale (demisexual/romantic) sapphic. I wanted to capture the gentle hopeless romanticism of an angel with a big heart." - Gavala

Gentle Longing by Gavala will be 2 inches wide, with black nickel plating and a transparent (stained glass) enamel halo.

"Gynandromorphism in insects is a rare and beautiful occurance, where one individual displays dual gendered characteristics. This beetle angel is a patron saint of all people trans, questioning, demi, intersex, and queer. Beauty manifests in all kinds of ways, and this angel reminds us that You, are beautiful, too." - Erujayy

Gynandromorphic Beetle by Erujayy will be 2 inches wide, with rose gold plating and a glitter enamel halo.

"As someone with many reoccurring angel characters - all of whom fit into the LGBT+ community in some way - I wanted to make a pin that represents queer identity as a whole. Regardless of the particulars, I think it's so important to view queerness as a positive trait: diverse and divine as any celestial body. My interpretation of Michael the Archangel is here to remind you of that! Happy Pride everyone! <3" - Raph

Saint Michael by Raph will be 2 inches long, with gold plating.

"Serpent Mother is the angel of death Samael who is sometimes accredited as the serpent that convinced Eve to eat from the fruit of knowledge. In this piece Samael is inviting us to eat from the (trans) fruit of knowledge." - wyrmzier

Serpent Mother by wyrmzier will be 2 inches wide, with silver plating and blue glitter enamel. Please note the final version of this pin will not be censored, you can view the uncensored artwork here.

"To show my support for the LGBTQ community, I wanted to embody the Gay-Straight Alliance flag as an angel. The flag is made up mostly of black and white colors. They remind me of Yin and Yang which represent harmony and mutual support. In this piece, the dark moon and bright sun come together to share the power of love and acceptance. May we all embrace diversity in all its many forms." - Durribie

Spirit of Unity by Durribie will be 2 inches wide, with black nickel plating.
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Keychains, Patches, and Lanyards

If we reach $18K in funding, all of my Pride Angels designs will be made available as keychains.











































We will also offer patches and lanyards to unlock in the post-campaign survey. See the Survey section for more details on how these will be made available.
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⭐ New! Pin Goals

I have added twenty pin designs to be funded via stretch goals! If these designs are not funded during the campaign, they will be available to fund in the survey/preorder store, so don't worry if we don't reach these goals.

At $24K we will unlock the Queer pin in both colorways.
  • The main colorway will be 2.3 inches wide with gold plating.
  • The alternate colorway will also be 2.3 inches wide, with black nickel plating.




At $26K we will fund the Queerplatonic pin pairs. Each pair counts as "one enamel pin" for the purposes of pledging. 
  • Each pin in the main pair will be 1.5 inches wide with rose gold and black nickel plating.
  • Each pin in the alternate pair will be 1.2 inches long, also with rose gold and black nickel plating.




The Demisexual and Demiromantic pins will be funded at $28K
  • Demisexual will be 2.2 inches long with black nickel plating.
  • Demiromantic will be 1.9 inches long with black nickel plating.




At $30K we will fund the Sapphic and Achillean pins.
  • Sapphic will be 1.8 inches long with dyed metal plating, soft enamel, and epoxy.
  • Achillean will be 1.8 inches long with gold plating.




At $32K the Omnisexual and Voidpunk angels will be funded as pins.
  • Omnisexual will be 1.7 inches long with black nickel plating.
  • Voidpunk will be 1.7 inches long with black nickel plating.




The alternate Genderfluid and Nonbinary designs will be funded at $34K.
  • Genderfluid (Alternate) will be 1.9 inches long with black nickel plating.
  • Nonbinary (Alternate) will be 1.8 inches long with gold plating.




The Ally and Questioning pins will be unlocked at $36K.
  • Ally will be 1.7 inches wide, with gold plating and screenprint.
  • Questioning will be 1.8 inches long, with black nickel plating





The Bigender and Demigender pins will be unlocked at $38K.
  • Bigender will have soft enamel, epoxy, and dyed metal plating. It will be 1.8 inches long.
  • Demigender will be 1.9 inches long with black nickel plating.





The Demiboy and Demigirl pins will be funded at $40K.
  • Demiboy will be 1.45 inches long with black nickel plating.
  • Demigirl will be 1.4 inches long with black nickel plating as well.





At $42K we will fund the alternate Lesbian and Transgender designs as pins.
  • Lesbian (Alternate) will have black nickel plating and be 1.7 inches long.
  • Transgender (Alternate) will have rose gold plating and be 1.8 inches long.



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How Backerkit Works

  • Backerkit will not charge you unless the campaign reaches its funding goal.
  • You can change your pledge amount at any time before the campaign ends.
  • Surveys will be sent out once the campaign has completed so you can pick which designs you would like.
  • You will receive updates on production and fulfillment as they progress, through your Backerkit email or the Community tab on the campaign page.

Once backers have received their pledges, any extras will be available after the campaign; but at a higher price, and in their respective artists' shops.

Missed the campaign or can't pledge? See the Survey section for more details on how else to get the pins.

Pledge Level Discounts

Please note that the pledge levels for four pins and above are discounted, and you will not be able to switch pledge levels once the campaign ends. If you want these discounts be sure to change your pledge level during the campaign. The discounts will not be applied retroactively if you purchase pin addons.

Design Request Pledge Level

Limited quantity! You may request a flag and I will make a Pride Angel for it and include it in the campaign as an available design. The flag can be a new one or an existing flag already included in the campaign. You can optionally propose a theme or inspiration. If you liked a design I shared on social media I ended up not using in the campaign, you could ask for that too. More details are in the pledge level description.
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Addons

Want to add more pins to your pledge? To add pins to your pledge, please increase your pledge level, or select them from the Addons menu.

You may also add more stickers to your pledge as addons.

If the goal to fund keychains is reached, they will be made available as addons.

Additional addons such as patches and lanyards will be offered in the post-campaign survey/preorder store. Please see the Survey section for more details.
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Shipping

Rewards will ship via USPS with tracking.

Shipping will be charged after the campaign ends, as part of the Backerkit survey. Please note that the pledge amount during the campaign does not include shipping cost.

Notice for international backers: Backers are responsible for any customs fees or taxes that may be placed on international orders. No refunds or replacements will be given if your package is lost or returned to sender as a result of not paying these fees. International mail service has been suspended for some countries. Backers are responsible for confirming if service is suspended. If I am unable to ship to you I will refund your pledge, minus any fees and taxes.

Due to LUCID and EPR packaging laws, shipping is not available to Germany and France respectively.

Shipping will be flat rate. Shipping prices, which will be added after the campaign in the post-campaign survey, are available below:
  • United States $5
  • Mexico $17
  • Canada $17
  • Australia $21
  • UK $20
  • All other countries $21
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The Survey

Once the campaign ends, surveys will be sent out for backers to choose their pins and other goodies. These surveys will be sent to your Backerkit email, so please make sure you are able to access that email. We will be using Backerkit to coordinate rewards.

Using Backerkit, you can add to your pledge if there are additional campaign items you'd like; or preorder pins if you missed the campaign. However, it's best to pledge for them during the campaign to help unlock goals.

Unlike in my previous campaigns you will not be able to change your survey selections once surveys are locked. This is because of the order quantity requirement to fund many of the campaign items. Once surveys lock, backers will be charged for any addons via Backerkit.

Once pins are in-hand and ready to ship, backers will receive photos of the pins.

Additional Flags as Pins

We will also be using the survey to fund additional flags as pins, depending on backer interest. If a design gets at least fifty backers behind it, it will be made available as a pin.

Patches and Lanyards

Similarly to the additional flags as pins, if a patch or lanyard gets at least fifty backers ordering it, it will be made available.

My flag wasn't funded!

If merch you really want is not unlocked with the survey, don't despair! You can still get any of the new designs as stickers; you can check with my stockists or my shops for the 2022 version as pins and more; or you can check out the Featured Shops and Preorders at the bottom of this campaign page for even more angelic Pride merch, or to commission a custom Pride angel.

How the Survey Works

The first part consists of survey questions: where you answer survey questions depending on your pledge level. In this example I have pledged for one pin and I select it from the available options in the dropdown menu. Only the Pride Angel designs shown on the campaign page will be available from this menu. If I pledged for two pins, I’d answer two questions with a selection, and so on.

Example survey question from Angelology IV.

The second part is the survey addons: where you can select your addons and purchase additional merch. If you purchase addons during the campaign, you will have credit that you can use to purchase your addons. It is in this section that the other designs will be up for preorder, depending on order quantity.

Example survey addons from Angelology IV

It’s not possible to retroactively apply a discount if you add more pins in this section, that’s why I can only offer it based on pledge level.

Missed the campaign?

Once the campaign has ended, a Backerkit preorder store will be opened for a limited time. To track the campaign progress, preorder backers are recommended to keep an eye on the campaign page to see what updates are being posted; or subscribe to my social media to see previews of the items when I have received them.

Once the preorder store closes, you will need to wait until post-campaign leftovers are available. After backers have received their rewards, any leftovers of my design will be made available in my shops, but at a higher price.
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2022 Pride Angels Restocks

The 2022 Pride Angels will also be reprinted as stickers, pins, keychains, or patches depending on backer interest in the post-campaign survey/preorder store. If an old design gets at least seventy backers behind it, it will be made available.

Please note that the 2022 Pride Angels pins will be mixed grade, not standard grade, as the manufacturer used for these designs has a higher flaw rate. Additionally, these older pins will not come with backing cards. You can read about my grading policy in my FAQ.






















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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will more flags be added? Outside of the Design Request pledge level, we are not planning to add any more flags or designs to this campaign. We hope you can find at least one flag you identify with. For more information on the Design Request pledge level, see the section below or the pledge level description.
  • Can we get the 2022 pins or other merch? Reprinted merch of these designs will be available to unlock in the post-campaign survey depending on interest. See the 2022 Pride Angels Restocks section for more details. If an older design is not funded as part of the campaign, you can find them with my stockists.
  • Is it okay if I get merch even if I don't identify with the flag? Yes, that's absolutely fine and encouraged! The more orders we get for a design, the more extras we'll order, so don't feel like you're taking away merch from someone else. You'll be helping to make it available to even more people.
  • Can I include items from your shops with my order? For ease of fulfillment I am not offering shop item bundling for this campaign.
  • My situation changed and I need a refund. If the campaign funding period is still in progress, you can cancel your pledge. If the campaign has ended, you have 14 days from the campaign end date to request a full refund. After this time no refunds will be given. The only exception is if I am unable to ship to you, and this refund will be minus any Backerkit fees and taxes.
  • Can I change my survey selections? No, unlike in my previous campaigns you will not be able to change your survey selections once surveys are locked. This is because of the order quantity requirement to fund many of the campaign items.
  • When will you charge cards for pledges and addons? You can expect a charge when the campaign ends and again once surveys lock.
  • Will backers get a coupon for extras? Yes, backers will get a coupon for campaign extras in my shop. However I cannot guarantee leftovers will be available of all items, to guarantee getting an item it's best to pledge during the campaign.
  • What is your pin grading policy? For my complete pin grading policy, please see my About Page.
  • Can I draw a Pride Angel too? Of course, I don’t own angels or Pride flags! If I inspired you I would love to be tagged to see and share your design.
  • Is shipping flat rate? Yes, shipping is flat rate, and will be charged in the survey. Please see the Shipping section for more details.
  • How can we get pins of the other designs? Those designs will be funded as pins in the post-campaign survey/preorder store, please see the Survey section for more details.
  • Should we pledge for just the campaign pins, or the other designs as well? Please pledge for only the designs available in the campaign, the ones shown on the campaign page. There is no guarantee the additional designs will be funded, so you risk overpaying if you pledge for them too.
  • Are the guest artist designs available as campaign pins/options in the survey? Yes, the guest artist designs can be selected in the survey. Any pins shown on the campaign page that we have reached the funding goal for, will be available to select.
  • Will the Design Request angels be available to all backers? Yes, these designs are just like all the other designs and are available to all backers. They are available as stickers and keychains, and can be unlocked as pins, patches, and lanyards depending on order quantity in the survey/preorder store.
  • Why can't you ship to Germany and France? I am unable to ship to these countries due to their local packaging laws. If you are located in Germany or France, please read my About Page/FAQ for information about my stockists who can ship to you, or help me find a stockist near you.
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Timeline

There may be changes to this timeline, please check the campaign updates for the latest information.
  • June 24 2024: Campaign launches!
  • July 19 2024: Campaign ends.
  • July 26 2024: Surveys are sent out to backers. 
  • August 12 2024: Surveys close and backers are charged for any survey addons.
  • August - October 2024: Funds are released. Orders are placed. Pins and other items go into production and are shipped to me.
  • November 2024: Pins are checked for quality, then shipped to backers. For my complete pin grading policy, please see my About Page.
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Featured Shops and Preorders

If you are looking for additional angelic Pride merch, check out these artists!

Some of these artists have preorders or listings for their own designs in their shops. These will be funded and shipped separate from the campaign designs, and while promoted via this campaign they are not a part of it.

Art by VileWorm.

Guest artist VileWorm has a huge collection of Pride angel pins in its shop.

Art by PiLLo
PiLLo has commissions open on Ko-Fi for Pride angel requests.

Art by Milky Persimmon

Check out Milky Persimmon's Etsy shop for stickers, keychains, and more.

Art by EldritchRach

Check out EldritchRach's Etsy shop for angel pins, cryptids, and RPG-themed Pride merch.

Art by Isberg Illustration.

Commission Isberg Illustration for your own Pride angel; commission info on Tumblr.

Art by cursedluver.

cursedluver has colorful stickers and more available for purchase.

Art by creativeclowndrawings.

creativeclowndrawings is offering commissions including for your very own Pride angel.

Art by jingledrawss.

jingledrawss has commissions open as well, if you'd like to request a custom Pride angel design.

Art by hellionophore.

hellionophore has some angel and Pride stickers in their shop, and is planning to add Pride angel merch in the future.

Art by Max189969.

Max189969 has a shop coming soon and commissions open now for Pride angels.
Art by unfoxmeart.

unfoxmeart has commissions open if you want your very own Pride angel!

Art by beepshroom.

beepshroom is offering commissions as well, if you want a custom Pride angel.

Art by Gavala.

Guest artist Gavala has commissions open if you want to commission your own angel.

Art by MInus19.

Minus19 has a Redbubble shop with cool Pride angel stickers and other designs.

Art by royarach.

Guest artist royarach has tons of cool angel and Pride merch on Ko-fi.
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Risks and Challenges

Manufacturing times are approximate and delays are possible. Backers will be notified if there are any unexpected delays, updates, or other issues.

Design changes may be made depending on pin design. This may include adjustments to colors and linework. I will do my best to produce pins that match these designs as closely as possible. Differences between the final items and the mockups are to be expected.

I will be using USPS to ship backer rewards. International mail service has been suspended for some countries. Backers are responsible for confirming if service is suspended. Backers are responsible for any customs fees. Refunds/replacements will not be provided if a package is rejected by customs and lost, as a result of failure to pay these fees. Please see the Shipping section for more information. If I am unable to ship to you I will refund your pledge, minus any Backerkit fees and taxes.

Exchanges or replacements may be offered on a case-by-case basis. Backers are responsible for return shipping. For my complete pin grading policy, please see my About Page.
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