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A project in Portland, OR by NerdyKeppie

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Macabre enamel pins in a variety of designs and pride colors.
Backers: 485
Average Pledge Per Backer: $36

Funded: $17,566 of $2,000
Dates: Nov 9th -> Dec 19th (40 days)
Project By: NerdyKeppie
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Latest News

Last Stretch Goal Unlocked & 24 hours to go!

December 18th - via:
Stunned! Amazed! Excited!  Really, I don't have words. I set the last stretch goal as sort of a 'well that would be nice' -- much the same as the sticker on our last Kickstarter -- and I wasn't really expecting us to hit it.  But we did.  Wow. To... (Read More)

Polyamory Pride Style Sheet -- and 2 days left!

December 17th - via:
Hey all! First of all, here's the proof sheet for the Polyamory Pride pins! I'll be working these in to the full style sheets in the next few days, but I thought y'all would want to see them as soon as they were done!  Next, we're currently less... (Read More)

We did it! Last pin unlocked!!

December 16th - via:
The last pin has unlocked: The Human Ribcage is now available for all backers, in all flags. Please note that this graphic doesn't have the Polyamory Pin on it yet because I'm still working on doing the recoloring for all of the pins! It will be... (Read More)

3 days to go and under $500 to the ribs!

December 16th - via:
Wooohoo! We're in the home stretch & we are $420 (make your jokes :p ) away from unlocking the Human Ribcage. :D  This proof sheet doesn't include the Polyamory Ribcage, because I'm still working my way through adding those. Thank you for all of... (Read More)

Three Days Left & Shirt Pics!

December 15th - via:
With just under $750 to go to unlock the last of our pins, and the end in sight, we took the afternoon yesterday to go take some better pictures of the button-ups!  Steve is 6'8" and wearing a unisex 3X. ooooh In the next few days we'll have updates... (Read More)

SPONSORED: Polyamory Flag!

December 13th - via:
One of our backers has sponsored the addition of the Polyamory Flag designed by Molly W. to all unlocked pins! I'll have designs for this in the next few days, but this will be added to every pin. If you'd like to sponsor the addition of a pin,... (Read More)


December 13th - via:
Woohoo! The Bat is unlocked. With 5 days left, we have only ONE pin left to unlock, the Human Ribcage. :3  We're plugging away on social media and with ads, but if you want to get us up to that last pin? Share away! :D leads... (Read More)

Sponsor A Skull/Flag?

December 12th - via:
So... something which was brought up literally earlier today, and I wish I'd thought of it before, is the concept of allowing someone to sponsor a pin or sponsor a flag. The big cost with adding a flag is the devoted amount of time and labor it takes... (Read More)

Home stretch!

December 10th - via:
Less than ten days left! We're in our last ten days, with two stretch goals to go! This has been a really whirlwind Kickstarter, with all kinds of new and fabulous items coming to the table, and we've pushed our way past where we've gotten to in the... (Read More)


December 3rd - via:
Hi! A persistent question (and one we've added to our FAQ) about the clothing add-ons is how y'all will be able to purchase them! We use BackerKit for our backer management, and these items will be available for purchase exclusively to our backers... (Read More)

Clothing Samples Are Here!

December 1st - via:
These aren't the best pictures (my new camera is on its way, and these are just taken with my camera phone) but I was SUPER EXCITED that the samples came so ... here's a quick preview. These prints came out SO BEAUTIFULLY and so brightly. The colors... (Read More)

The Possum, Unlocked!

November 29th - via:
Woohoo! The Possum is unlocked! :D  he's so cute, i love him Our next pin is The Bat, which unlocks at $14,000! At this point it bears noting that this is our most successful Kickstarter to date, and we've still got 19 days to go. Thank you so much... (Read More)

Update & Black Friday Part 2

November 28th - via:
Campaign Update!  We're just over $400 from unlocking The Possum - and I'm so delighted because he's the sweetest. He just looks so awkward, like he just gave you a compliment and is waiting to see how you'll take it.  Look at him! Black Friday!... (Read More)

Black Friday! Hope you're staying home as much as possible...

November 27th - via:
... and staying safe.  We're relaxing after staying home yesterday and cooking a large meal for our family on Cowlitz, Clackamas and Grand Ronde land. If you don't know whose land you're on in the United States, check out Native Land and find out.... (Read More)

More Scattered Skull Pattern Previews!

November 23rd - via:
Yes, I've been hard at work, plugging on through making the scattered skulls patterns for our masks, button-ups and dresses (and maybe other things, too, y'all had some great suggestions). Each one of these takes about two hours to make since I have... (Read More)

Unlocked: The Otter!

November 22nd - via:
A bigger update later, but for now... woohoo!  (Read More)

Scattered Skulls Pattern Previews!

November 20th - via:
... try saying that five times fast. Whew! I'm in the process of making the Scattered Skulls patterns. Due to how the flower colors work, these are made one at a time, and each Pride pattern is slightly different. It would actually take LONGER to... (Read More)

Unlocked: The Tiger!

November 18th - via:
We had a huge rush today, which pushed us up over $9500, and unlocked The Tiger in all fifteen flags! R O A R And now that our friend Tiger is unlocked, a sneak peek of all the variants on his proof sheet! Up next is The Otter, at $11,000! Survey... (Read More)

Add-On Clothing Options, Explained In More Detail

November 16th - via:
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Add-On Survey

November 13th - via:
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So the key to hitting stretch goals, apparently...

November 13th - via:
... is for me to send the graphics for that stretch goal to my phone just in case and then go read a book or watch TV with the polycule. As soon as I finish Discovery or wake up from dozing off while reading, we've passed a new goal!  The Fox is now... (Read More)

Samples Ordered, and Status Update!

November 12th - via:
Hello, Friends, Comrades, and Assorted Exemplars of Humanity! Yes, I've been up all night getting samples done, how can you tell? We've ordered samples of some of the add-on items which will be exclusively available to backers months before they're... (Read More)

Next Unlock! The Wolf!

November 10th - via:
Just over 24 hours in, and we're absolutely blowing away all of our stretch goals. Here's the proof sheet with all of the wolf variants! Next up, at $8000, is the Fox!  (Read More)

So close! And a little about flags...

November 10th - via:
We are within range (just over $100 away) from hitting our next stretch goal & unlocking The Wolf!  We've gotten this question a couple of different places, so I'd like to go ahead and address it. It comes in a couple different forms: "Will you... (Read More)


November 10th - via:
Less than twelve hours in, and we've unlocked two stretch goals! If we keep this pace up, I might have to start looking at other pins we could add! 🤗 This is by far the fastest we've funded stretch goals and the most successful Kickstarter we've... (Read More)

In the time it took me to get home, eat dinner...

November 9th - via:
... and work on the next proof sheet, we not only unlocked the Deer Skull, but we vaulted up past $4000 and we're well on our way to unlocking the next stretch goal, the Crow Skull! i love his tiny flower crown, these are very tiny flowers, maybe... (Read More)

Zoom zoom! We're funded!

November 9th - via:
... and well on our way to our first stretch goal, The Deer! This lovely unlocks at $3500, with all flags!   (Read More)

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