KickStarter live for “Winterbeast” enamel pin set!

March 16, 2022

I am super excited to announce the launch of my latest enamel pin offering, the “Winterbeast” set.

Back in 2019 when I crowdfunded for the Origami Sheep Enamel Pin on KickStarter, I really just wanted to make at least one enamel pin, and you fine folks helped me to realize my goal, get those enamel pins cast and made, and we ended up with 100 origami sheep soft enamel lapel pins. The enamel pin design was simple, utilizing just one color, and a small size. My goal at the time was just to get funded for the soft enamel pin so I could go through the process of making an enamel pin, packing it, and running a KickStarter. Well, I got to do all of that! And it was a lot of fun.

I felt a little cheap, though, at the end. The enamel pin design was mine, yes, hand drawn by me and adapted for the pin. But it didn’t truly feel like it was “mine” somehow — it didn’t tell my story that I put into a lot of my illustrative works. Since 2019, I have tried to think of my next enamel pin design, where I would go with it. I wanted something with more colors, definitely, and maybe try out hard enamel instead — perhaps make the pin large enough to attach two posts, and definitely I wanted to mark the back, since they would be limited edition. Eventually, I had an a-ha moment with two artworks, and was able to convert them for use as a hard enamel pin set — and, I think, a handsome offering on KickStarter.

These 2.75″ hard enamel pins feature 5 colors, one of which is glow (the eyes!), along with black metal, two posts to prevent spinning, and a brand mark on the back. I’m only casting 50 of each – so these enamel pins featuring these two forest beasts/creatures/vampires will be limited edition.

I had originally thought I would just do the left most hard enamel pin — “Winterbeast”, and have the right “Frostbeast” be a stretch goal, but ultimately I thought it would be better if they were a set. They can be separated (and purchased separately), yes, but I think they go better together. I am already thinking of things I can put them on together.

I hope you will join me with getting this enamel pin set made! Early bird rewards are available within the first week, and stickers become available as a stretch goal. If you’re unable to fund a pin now, but you want one in the future, if the enamel pin KickStarter is funded and not sold out of all 50 sets, you should be able to get one from me once the pins are manufactured. In the meantime, though, I could really use your help sharing and getting the word out about this set so I can have the best chance to have them produced!

Even if you are not interested in the enamel pin set, or even throwing in for a non-reward tier, I am grateful to anyone who can share my enamel pin KickStarter and get some fresh eyes on it. Please help me get funded, and thank you to everyone who helps in any way!

Aimee Cozza is a freelance illustrator out of Southern New Hampshire. She graduated from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in illustration. Since then, she has been working in a variety of ways completing various illustrations for clients, friends, and for herself.

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