Kitycrylics is creating Acrylic jewelry, Digital art & apparel
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My reason and hopes and goals for using Patreon as my support outlet.
*If you aren't interested in reading about the path that led me here, feel free to scroll past this part!*
If you're here, you've probably been a part of my journey in the crafting community for the last 5 years. 
I recently lost my full time job that I was very passionate about, and when I nearly gave up on everything, a couple of amazing things happened.. One, my best friend asked me to elope with him. He has been my rock for two years now, and through all of my crazy ups and downs in that time (trust me, there were a lot) he never gave up on me, and never abandoned me. We made a vow and a promise to always be there for each other, and I couldn't be more grateful. 
The second amazing thing followed a little while after, while laying in bed feeling absolutely defeated and losing all hope in myself, my husband surprised me with an exciting early birthday gift: A brand new CNC Laser Cutting & Engraving machine. Why this was so huge to me was because I had told him stories in the past about my adventures with designing, and working with acrylics, and how much I loved it. Before meeting him, I had access to the same machine and for one of the few times in my life I felt all of my creativity being fueled and it is was an amazing experience..Unfortunately, I lost access to that machine due to a separation, as well as started a new career path.. It always lingered in the back of my mind, however, as right when I was 'getting started', it ended. Fast forward through two years of a whole mess of financial hurtles, health issues, medication hurtles, and friends and family coming and going from my life. Fast forward to now. My life hit rock bottom, and I was so close to letting go... Then suddenly a giant box showed up at my door, and before I knew it a fire was re-ignited inside of me, and i've been working relentlessly ever since to rebuild what I lost. 
This is where you come in. This is where I ask you to join me, where I tell you thank you for even acknowledging me and sharing a moment of your time. If you will spare a few more moments, I would love to continue to tell you more about my life, and my hopes and dreams as a independent creative artist.

If you're still here...
My life evolves around art and crafting. Anybody who knows me will tell you that I have always had a passion for working with my hands and that I have a thirst for knowledge and exposure to new experiences. I’m always looking for new things to try, and am always thinking outside the box on how I can do something better and better. I prefer to work from home and enjoy it thoroughly, but a large reason why I work from home is due to health reasons. Investing my energy and life into my art and shop is a way for me to cope with my health issues, a way of making a positive out if it.
I live with a high functioning anxiety disorder as well as live with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and struggle even more during the winter months with seasonal depression. The simplest of tasks are absolutely exhausting, but being able to work from home allows me to be in the safety of my home during the times my fatigue or anxiety spikes, allowing me to rest when my body needs it and being able to recharge to keep going with the day-- something that is not easily given or understood with 99% of employers otherwise. Allowing me to continue to work from home allows me to continue my passion for art as well as allows me to take better care of both my mental health and my physical health.I cannot express this enough, that your support enables me to be the best that I can be, and it goes a lot further than just my art. You're saying you care, you're saying you understand, you're saying you believe in me. That has so much power, that even just $1 brings so much hope to me that I will be able to live a somewhat normal life.

I plan to keep up my schedule and continue to work 6 days a week for as many hours as I can physically handle (typically between 10-13 hours a day).
As a Patreon supporter you have my everlasting gratitude and my promise to keep working hard and to keep believing in myself. I always will give back however I can.

Where and what is your hard-earned money going towards?
On a basic level, your patronage goes towards keeping my website active, helps me in covering necessary loose ends (etsy fees, gas costs for trips to the post office, little things like that), but on a deeper more personal level:
Your support helps me to afford my doctor/psychiatrist appointments, as well as help me to afford my medications and to afford investing in more/better quality materials when possible, and helps to keep food on the table for myself and my husband and four cats. My husband works very hard to support us, but it is unrealistic to think we can survive as a six individual household on just one persons income. The support will help to enable me to keep improving my skills, and my hope is to one day be able to pay it all forward, and use my skills to help those around me. I hope to someday be able to teach and share the knowledge i've learned over the years, but I myself still have so much learning to do on my own. 

I am a very passionate, genuine person who cares about the people around me and those who care for me are family to me. Your support, whether it be for a month or six months, means you are family to me. With tears in my eyes as I type this out, I want to say thank you for giving me a chance to share my work, and a piece of my heart with you.
xoxoo
-Ash / Pinkie


If you feel I am not working hard enough to keep earning your support, I encourage you to interact with me and relay constructive feedback. I know life happens and I know how difficult times can be. I will not be offended if you feel I do not deserve the support or in the event your own financial situation needs to come first. No dollar amount is too small, and I am always willing to go above and beyond for those who I can help with my services. 

Other ways you can support me:
Visit my shop: kitycrylics.com
Share my page! Spread the word! 
Follow me on Instagram! @Kitycrylics


Tiers
$1 Pledge (For Giveaways)
$1 or more per month
This tier is designed for those who need to be financially conscious but still want to help where they can. This is the best tier for first time patrons or those who are waiting for upcoming tiers. 
It all adds up
$2 or more per month
This is a tier for supporters wanting to pitch in just a little more. This is an ideal tier for patrons needing to step down for a month or those who are wanting to stay in the loop on upcoming projects or tiers. 
The Ten Fan club!
$5 or more per month
WIP: 

Receive a 10% discount on all services through my shop. Please be sure to let me know you’re a Patron when placing your order so I may properly apply your discount!

The Big Fifteen!
$15 or more per month
*NEW*Be one of the first to receive each new acrylic charm I have produced! I normally order the first batch in a series of 5 to ensure I like the outcome, so that means I have room for 5 people to get their hands on an acrylic charm! 
The big 20
$20 or more per month
Get a crazy discount on basic tee shirts! Choose any design. You are allowed up to 1 shirt per month! If no new designs are ready, you may opt to step down a tier until a new design is ready!
Partnership Tier (3 months)
$25 or more per month
Includes 3 small blanks every month -

Consecutive patronage - 1Extra blank (small or large) at 3rd month. (10 total blanks at end of partnership) 

($35+ value per month) 


- Not eligible for mid/end of month tier upgrades. IE: if you are currently a $1 tier patron for the month of August, and decide to change your tier the end of the month in order to receive blanks for this current month— it will not be acknowledged or recognized regardless of being Charged the difference. You are encouraged to wait until the next billing statement to upgrade your tier to prevent being charged a second time. Upgrade in tier however, will be accepted up until the first week of each month. (So if you choose to upgrade your tier on the 5th of September— you will still qualify for your blanks for the month of September).

Blanks will be issued with a 30 day delay. (Example: you will receive September’s blanks sometime in October, etc.).. 


Magical Supporter
$40 or more per month
First month: Get your choice of either a free Shirt or free tights. Size selection available up to 2XL. 

* Apparel can take 4-6 weeks to ship or receive *

Lucky 1 0 0
$100 or more per month
This tier is the bragging rights of all tiers. By pledging this tier you get an array of options to show my gratitude. Choose from free merchandise, a 3 month partnership, as well as receive a hand written thank you letter from me directly. This pledge will allow me to invest in more acrylics, in bulk. 
The Generous Few
$200 or more per month
This is a donation / perk tier: 

This tier will allow me to invest in a large bulk order of acrylic to help grow my wares and services, as well as help cover any costs for upgrades that may be in the near future. 

This one time tier gives you these benefits as a token of my gratitude:

Free blanks for the next 6 months (2 pieces per month, any size) 

- Free Shirt/Leggings/Tights. (Up to 2 pieces may be picked out.) 

- Custom designed necklace 

- Free shipping on all orders for the remaining calendar year. 


Goals
84% complete
A great start to picking up traction and helping me to build momentum on affording life, and all that comes with it. Hopefully with this amount I will be able to supply a few basic sheets of acrylic and afford the necessary safety equipment restocks if necessary (Ventilator masks, fans, etc).
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My reason and hopes and goals for using Patreon as my support outlet.
*If you aren't interested in reading about the path that led me here, feel free to scroll past this part!*
If you're here, you've probably been a part of my journey in the crafting community for the last 5 years. 
I recently lost my full time job that I was very passionate about, and when I nearly gave up on everything, a couple of amazing things happened.. One, my best friend asked me to elope with him. He has been my rock for two years now, and through all of my crazy ups and downs in that time (trust me, there were a lot) he never gave up on me, and never abandoned me. We made a vow and a promise to always be there for each other, and I couldn't be more grateful. 
The second amazing thing followed a little while after, while laying in bed feeling absolutely defeated and losing all hope in myself, my husband surprised me with an exciting early birthday gift: A brand new CNC Laser Cutting & Engraving machine. Why this was so huge to me was because I had told him stories in the past about my adventures with designing, and working with acrylics, and how much I loved it. Before meeting him, I had access to the same machine and for one of the few times in my life I felt all of my creativity being fueled and it is was an amazing experience..Unfortunately, I lost access to that machine due to a separation, as well as started a new career path.. It always lingered in the back of my mind, however, as right when I was 'getting started', it ended. Fast forward through two years of a whole mess of financial hurtles, health issues, medication hurtles, and friends and family coming and going from my life. Fast forward to now. My life hit rock bottom, and I was so close to letting go... Then suddenly a giant box showed up at my door, and before I knew it a fire was re-ignited inside of me, and i've been working relentlessly ever since to rebuild what I lost. 
This is where you come in. This is where I ask you to join me, where I tell you thank you for even acknowledging me and sharing a moment of your time. If you will spare a few more moments, I would love to continue to tell you more about my life, and my hopes and dreams as a independent creative artist.

If you're still here...
My life evolves around art and crafting. Anybody who knows me will tell you that I have always had a passion for working with my hands and that I have a thirst for knowledge and exposure to new experiences. I’m always looking for new things to try, and am always thinking outside the box on how I can do something better and better. I prefer to work from home and enjoy it thoroughly, but a large reason why I work from home is due to health reasons. Investing my energy and life into my art and shop is a way for me to cope with my health issues, a way of making a positive out if it.
I live with a high functioning anxiety disorder as well as live with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and struggle even more during the winter months with seasonal depression. The simplest of tasks are absolutely exhausting, but being able to work from home allows me to be in the safety of my home during the times my fatigue or anxiety spikes, allowing me to rest when my body needs it and being able to recharge to keep going with the day-- something that is not easily given or understood with 99% of employers otherwise. Allowing me to continue to work from home allows me to continue my passion for art as well as allows me to take better care of both my mental health and my physical health.I cannot express this enough, that your support enables me to be the best that I can be, and it goes a lot further than just my art. You're saying you care, you're saying you understand, you're saying you believe in me. That has so much power, that even just $1 brings so much hope to me that I will be able to live a somewhat normal life.

I plan to keep up my schedule and continue to work 6 days a week for as many hours as I can physically handle (typically between 10-13 hours a day).
As a Patreon supporter you have my everlasting gratitude and my promise to keep working hard and to keep believing in myself. I always will give back however I can.

Where and what is your hard-earned money going towards?
On a basic level, your patronage goes towards keeping my website active, helps me in covering necessary loose ends (etsy fees, gas costs for trips to the post office, little things like that), but on a deeper more personal level:
Your support helps me to afford my doctor/psychiatrist appointments, as well as help me to afford my medications and to afford investing in more/better quality materials when possible, and helps to keep food on the table for myself and my husband and four cats. My husband works very hard to support us, but it is unrealistic to think we can survive as a six individual household on just one persons income. The support will help to enable me to keep improving my skills, and my hope is to one day be able to pay it all forward, and use my skills to help those around me. I hope to someday be able to teach and share the knowledge i've learned over the years, but I myself still have so much learning to do on my own. 

I am a very passionate, genuine person who cares about the people around me and those who care for me are family to me. Your support, whether it be for a month or six months, means you are family to me. With tears in my eyes as I type this out, I want to say thank you for giving me a chance to share my work, and a piece of my heart with you.
xoxoo
-Ash / Pinkie


If you feel I am not working hard enough to keep earning your support, I encourage you to interact with me and relay constructive feedback. I know life happens and I know how difficult times can be. I will not be offended if you feel I do not deserve the support or in the event your own financial situation needs to come first. No dollar amount is too small, and I am always willing to go above and beyond for those who I can help with my services. 

Other ways you can support me:
Visit my shop: kitycrylics.com
Share my page! Spread the word! 
Follow me on Instagram! @Kitycrylics


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Tiers
$1 Pledge (For Giveaways)
$1 or more per month
This tier is designed for those who need to be financially conscious but still want to help where they can. This is the best tier for first time patrons or those who are waiting for upcoming tiers. 
It all adds up
$2 or more per month
This is a tier for supporters wanting to pitch in just a little more. This is an ideal tier for patrons needing to step down for a month or those who are wanting to stay in the loop on upcoming projects or tiers. 
The Ten Fan club!
$5 or more per month
WIP: 

Receive a 10% discount on all services through my shop. Please be sure to let me know you’re a Patron when placing your order so I may properly apply your discount!

The Big Fifteen!
$15 or more per month
*NEW*Be one of the first to receive each new acrylic charm I have produced! I normally order the first batch in a series of 5 to ensure I like the outcome, so that means I have room for 5 people to get their hands on an acrylic charm! 
The big 20
$20 or more per month
Get a crazy discount on basic tee shirts! Choose any design. You are allowed up to 1 shirt per month! If no new designs are ready, you may opt to step down a tier until a new design is ready!
Partnership Tier (3 months)
$25 or more per month
Includes 3 small blanks every month -

Consecutive patronage - 1Extra blank (small or large) at 3rd month. (10 total blanks at end of partnership) 

($35+ value per month) 


- Not eligible for mid/end of month tier upgrades. IE: if you are currently a $1 tier patron for the month of August, and decide to change your tier the end of the month in order to receive blanks for this current month— it will not be acknowledged or recognized regardless of being Charged the difference. You are encouraged to wait until the next billing statement to upgrade your tier to prevent being charged a second time. Upgrade in tier however, will be accepted up until the first week of each month. (So if you choose to upgrade your tier on the 5th of September— you will still qualify for your blanks for the month of September).

Blanks will be issued with a 30 day delay. (Example: you will receive September’s blanks sometime in October, etc.).. 


Magical Supporter
$40 or more per month
First month: Get your choice of either a free Shirt or free tights. Size selection available up to 2XL. 

* Apparel can take 4-6 weeks to ship or receive *

Lucky 1 0 0
$100 or more per month
This tier is the bragging rights of all tiers. By pledging this tier you get an array of options to show my gratitude. Choose from free merchandise, a 3 month partnership, as well as receive a hand written thank you letter from me directly. This pledge will allow me to invest in more acrylics, in bulk. 
The Generous Few
$200 or more per month
This is a donation / perk tier: 

This tier will allow me to invest in a large bulk order of acrylic to help grow my wares and services, as well as help cover any costs for upgrades that may be in the near future. 

This one time tier gives you these benefits as a token of my gratitude:

Free blanks for the next 6 months (2 pieces per month, any size) 

- Free Shirt/Leggings/Tights. (Up to 2 pieces may be picked out.) 

- Custom designed necklace 

- Free shipping on all orders for the remaining calendar year.