Project Wrap Up - Shipping Finished! Where to get extra pins, pin display ideas, how to convert pins to magnets & more!
3 months ago
– Thu, Feb 04, 2021 at 01:37:21 AM
Thank you so much, again, for making this project such an amazing success! As of last week, all packages that could be sent have been sent (excepting the few custom tier pins and 24 pledges where the surveys were never answered). If you have not gotten your package or tracking number yet, please check your spam filter for emails from foxfeather @ foxloft.com (without the spaces). If you can't find any information please contact me at that same email address and I can help you figure out what is going on.
Thank you for all the delightful comments, emails, messages, and photos of your pins; everyone's kind words and enjoyment kept me going through the crazy marathon that was shipping over 3000 packages in the last two months. I am so proud of how the pins turned out and hope that you enjoy them, too!
In a very tight race, the #1 most chosen pin was the Turkey Vulture! I am so happy about of this; that in this set of so many lovely birds, the usually unsung and overlooked turkey vulture reigns supreme.
Here are your top 3 pin choices:
- #1 - Turkey Vulture
- #2 - Bearded Vulture
- #3 - Silver/Grey Raven
Many people have asked where to purchase more pins, earrings, pendants, or other goodies from the campaign: They are currently available at Backerkit - Visionary Vultures Pins for Sale . I am shipping regularly now, so most orders will go out within 3-5 days. Pins, stickers, shirts, and other items make great gifts and are available exclusively through us! Eventually I will move them to my website store at foxloft.com, but for now they are available through the Backerkit site.
Lots of people (myself included) like pins but don't wear them a lot, so here are some creative display ideas which can help you show off your new collection!
- Turn your pins into fridge magnets (Details further below)
- Frame your pins using a shadow box frame (or use multiple layers of matboard to create space between the glass and the pins in a standard frame)
- Make or purchase a pin pennant, embroidery hoop, or display scroll to hang on your wall (this makes pins easily removable for wear)
- Use a cork board or framed cork board to create an easy, instant pin board
If you look up 'Enamel Pin Display' on a site like Etsy you will get many beautiful options like these below.
(As a quick note, I am not affiliated with any of these following sellers, so I can't vouch for any of them specifically; make sure you check out reviews before you order).
If you are crafty, you can snip the pin posts off the back of the pins using wire nippers, sand the cut smooth, and glue (I suggest a 2 part epoxy glue) strong magnets in their place to make flat fridge magnets. If you're not feeling so ambitious, you can purchase or make pin backs like those shown above which easily convert your pin into a magnet but still allow you to use it as a pin. If you google 'turn enamel pin into magnet' you can view many videos and web tutorials that go step by step through the process in more detail. Please be careful when modifying pins, if you apply too much force you can damage the enamel or metal plating. If you've not done this before, you might want to practice on cheap pins from the store, or seconds grade pins before trying it out on your own favorite pieces.
If you're comfortable with metal modifications you can also cut off and smooth the pin posts on the back and then glue a jewelry bail to the back of your pin with epoxy to make it into a pendant. Glue-on jewelry bails like those below can be purchased from craft stores or jewelry supply shops like Fire Mountain Gems, or on Etsy.
This wraps up the first "Visionary Vultures" Kickstarter!
The first? What's next?
We have some plans in the works for later this summer I think you'll really enjoy and I look forward to sharing them soon. Please follow our Patreon, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or right here on Kickstarter to get notified when we go live again!