PonyStones is creating MLP jewelry, replicas and props
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Hi! I'm basically asking for funding to build some pony props and jewelry so I can start a small business. Now, these aren't the ordinary kind of replicas, mind you! My jewelry is and will always be made of the most realistic materials I can source - that means real metal and real gemstone! My props are always enhanced with lights and sounds, with the best quality I can give from 5 years' experience in learning how to make anything and everything - I've worked with metal, wood, plastic, silicone, ceramic, gemstone, and many exotic materials!

But as you might imagine, that's kind of expensive! I have to build a Czochralski reactor for some of the gems (otherwise they'd basically just be colored glass), a furnace to cast metals, source raw materials, and so on. Now, I'm not fussed about actually doing all of that - I'm already well-versed in building furnaces, designing chemical reactors (got a degree in a related subject, so I'd better be decent at it!), and all that stuff. I just need money to get things going. So if you'd like a replica of Princess Celestia's crown and peytral that feature real purple sapphire and are at a 1:1 scale, please donate!

Speaking of which, I'd like to go over the different projects I'll be doing, real quick. If you have interest in one of these, great! I've organized the donation tiers according to which is going to be most expensive (at first! They will get cheaper once I get things going!). This is also to give you an idea of what I intend the end products to look like. Okay, here's the list:

SMALL STUFF:

1) Bits. The standard currency of MLP, these will be made of the same golden alloy that Celestia's crown is made of - and therefore identical save for weight to a real golden coin! Even then, at nearly 3" in diameter, these will definitely feel like a real gold coin. They can also be embossed with anything you like - pictures of the Princesses, the Elements of Harmony, stuff like that.

2) Elements of Harmony. These will be made of various derivatives of sapphire (that includes ruby), as well as the golden alloy used in other projects, and cut to your chosen Element's design. Wearable as necklaces... or maybe a tiara's more your style?

3) Unicorn horns: Made from 3D-printed, slightly translucent plastic (opaque from the outside) in the color of your choice. Includes lights and sounds!

BIG STUFF:

1) Queen Chrysalis' Crown. Made from black resin and artificial gem silica, this is the cheapest and smallest of the lot. As with all of these, it is made to 1:1 scale (according to a lot of height calculations by yours truly!) and will look just like the one in the show... but prettier. Seriously, go look up 'gem silica', it's gorgeous.

3) Princess Celestia's Crown/Peytral: These will be made out of a special bronze alloy that closely mimics 24k gold - so closely, in fact, that they are visually identical! The gems, of course, will be artificially-grown purple sapphire crystals cut to shape. This can be in either 1:1 scale (a bit larger than would fit on a person's head) or scaled down to fit you, at request!

3) Princess Luna's Crown/Peytral. The crown and peytral are made of two separate materials - the crown is going to be cast (and then cut) obsidian, while the peytral is made of a special material often called 'stellaria' or 'blue goldstone', with a moonstone inset for the crescent moon (theme is always important). The reason I chose this is because Luna's peytral always seems to 'sparkle' in the show, while her crown does not - and one look at blue goldstone reveals that it is a very close imitation of a beautiful night sky.

Other projects can be requested on an individual basis - I'm currently 3D-printing a 1:1, 31.5" long replica of Queen Chrysalis' horn that I intend to add lights and sounds to. I also take commissions outside MLP - if you want it made to look, feel and act real, I'm your guy!
Tiers
Tier 1 - Any Bit Helps
$1 or more per month
You will receive a 5% discount for any items I make, as well as a free bit for any order you make! (A 'bit' is the golden coin from MLP, just so we're clear).
Tier 2 - Element of Generosity
$5 or more per month
You will receive a 10% discount for any items I make, as well as a free Element of Harmony (color/design style of your choice) for any order you make!
Tier 3 - SFX Queen
$10 or more per month
You will receive a 25% discount for any items I make, and you'll get a free 1:1 replica of Queen Chrysalis' Horn with lights and sounds once its financial goal is met!
Tier 4 - Crown of Deception
$25 or more per month
You will receive a 25% discount for any items I make, and you'll get a free 1:1 replica of Queen Chrysalis' Crown made with real gemstone once its financial goal is met!
Tier 5 - Royal Purple
$50 or more per month
You will receive a 35% discount for any items I make, and you'll get a free 1:1 replica of Princess Celestia's Crown with real sapphire once its financial goal is met!
Tier 6 - Stellaria
$55 or more per month
You will receive a 35% discount for any items I make, and you'll get a free 1:1 replica of Princess Luna's Crown with real obsidian and moonstone once its financial goal is met!
Tier 7 - Mineralized Affection
$75 or more per month
You will receive a 50% discount for any items I make, as well as a 1:1 replica of the Crystal Heart.
Tier 8 - Discord
$100 or more per month
You will receive a 50% discount for any items I make, as well as two free items of your choice, no matter the cost!
Goals
$0 of $200 per month
Enough to make a suitable furnace for melting/casting metals, growing gemstones and more!
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Hi! I'm basically asking for funding to build some pony props and jewelry so I can start a small business. Now, these aren't the ordinary kind of replicas, mind you! My jewelry is and will always be made of the most realistic materials I can source - that means real metal and real gemstone! My props are always enhanced with lights and sounds, with the best quality I can give from 5 years' experience in learning how to make anything and everything - I've worked with metal, wood, plastic, silicone, ceramic, gemstone, and many exotic materials!

But as you might imagine, that's kind of expensive! I have to build a Czochralski reactor for some of the gems (otherwise they'd basically just be colored glass), a furnace to cast metals, source raw materials, and so on. Now, I'm not fussed about actually doing all of that - I'm already well-versed in building furnaces, designing chemical reactors (got a degree in a related subject, so I'd better be decent at it!), and all that stuff. I just need money to get things going. So if you'd like a replica of Princess Celestia's crown and peytral that feature real purple sapphire and are at a 1:1 scale, please donate!

Speaking of which, I'd like to go over the different projects I'll be doing, real quick. If you have interest in one of these, great! I've organized the donation tiers according to which is going to be most expensive (at first! They will get cheaper once I get things going!). This is also to give you an idea of what I intend the end products to look like. Okay, here's the list:

SMALL STUFF:

1) Bits. The standard currency of MLP, these will be made of the same golden alloy that Celestia's crown is made of - and therefore identical save for weight to a real golden coin! Even then, at nearly 3" in diameter, these will definitely feel like a real gold coin. They can also be embossed with anything you like - pictures of the Princesses, the Elements of Harmony, stuff like that.

2) Elements of Harmony. These will be made of various derivatives of sapphire (that includes ruby), as well as the golden alloy used in other projects, and cut to your chosen Element's design. Wearable as necklaces... or maybe a tiara's more your style?

3) Unicorn horns: Made from 3D-printed, slightly translucent plastic (opaque from the outside) in the color of your choice. Includes lights and sounds!

BIG STUFF:

1) Queen Chrysalis' Crown. Made from black resin and artificial gem silica, this is the cheapest and smallest of the lot. As with all of these, it is made to 1:1 scale (according to a lot of height calculations by yours truly!) and will look just like the one in the show... but prettier. Seriously, go look up 'gem silica', it's gorgeous.

3) Princess Celestia's Crown/Peytral: These will be made out of a special bronze alloy that closely mimics 24k gold - so closely, in fact, that they are visually identical! The gems, of course, will be artificially-grown purple sapphire crystals cut to shape. This can be in either 1:1 scale (a bit larger than would fit on a person's head) or scaled down to fit you, at request!

3) Princess Luna's Crown/Peytral. The crown and peytral are made of two separate materials - the crown is going to be cast (and then cut) obsidian, while the peytral is made of a special material often called 'stellaria' or 'blue goldstone', with a moonstone inset for the crescent moon (theme is always important). The reason I chose this is because Luna's peytral always seems to 'sparkle' in the show, while her crown does not - and one look at blue goldstone reveals that it is a very close imitation of a beautiful night sky.

Other projects can be requested on an individual basis - I'm currently 3D-printing a 1:1, 31.5" long replica of Queen Chrysalis' horn that I intend to add lights and sounds to. I also take commissions outside MLP - if you want it made to look, feel and act real, I'm your guy!

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Tiers
Tier 1 - Any Bit Helps
$1 or more per month
You will receive a 5% discount for any items I make, as well as a free bit for any order you make! (A 'bit' is the golden coin from MLP, just so we're clear).
Tier 2 - Element of Generosity
$5 or more per month
You will receive a 10% discount for any items I make, as well as a free Element of Harmony (color/design style of your choice) for any order you make!
Tier 3 - SFX Queen
$10 or more per month
You will receive a 25% discount for any items I make, and you'll get a free 1:1 replica of Queen Chrysalis' Horn with lights and sounds once its financial goal is met!
Tier 4 - Crown of Deception
$25 or more per month
You will receive a 25% discount for any items I make, and you'll get a free 1:1 replica of Queen Chrysalis' Crown made with real gemstone once its financial goal is met!
Tier 5 - Royal Purple
$50 or more per month
You will receive a 35% discount for any items I make, and you'll get a free 1:1 replica of Princess Celestia's Crown with real sapphire once its financial goal is met!
Tier 6 - Stellaria
$55 or more per month
You will receive a 35% discount for any items I make, and you'll get a free 1:1 replica of Princess Luna's Crown with real obsidian and moonstone once its financial goal is met!
Tier 7 - Mineralized Affection
$75 or more per month
You will receive a 50% discount for any items I make, as well as a 1:1 replica of the Crystal Heart.
Tier 8 - Discord
$100 or more per month
You will receive a 50% discount for any items I make, as well as two free items of your choice, no matter the cost!