Bling Squared Cute Glass is creating Chibi Island Web Comics
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patrons

UPDATE!! We are currently dedicating our pledges to fund our comic, Chibi Island, on webtoons. We are working with our AMAZING illustrator and have officially launched on Webtoons! HUGE THANKS AND LOVE for all the support to get us here!

webtoons.com/en/challenge/chibi-island/list?title_no=202275&page=1

We are a married glass flame working duo who have created a line of adorable hand-sculpted glass figures and pendants. Our Patreon is designed to help us continue doing what we love and expand on our creative mission to bring more wonder and optimism into the world. We hope to encourage people to join our crazy ride as we purchase new equipment, challenge ourselves to ever more intricate designs, take on new projects and new mediums, and push ourselves and our friends to new levels.



Achieving our goals will mean we will be able to stop doing 'craft' shows and instead focus on pop culture conventions. We will be able to explore new ways to showcase our characters and, most importantly, have the time to finally develop our story that has bloomed during the process of designing our cuties. We have lofty goals of finally creating an animation series, trading card game and an app with our characters, and we'd love for you to join us on the adventure of taking our ideas and creating something new and beautiful.

Our patron-only feed will detail our progress and pitfalls on these new projects, and give you first hand looks at scripts, storyboards, sketches and lots more.

 

Some of our reward levels offer characters and jewelry that are exclusive to Patreon. Our Mini of the Month characters, and our earrings are ONLY available through Patreon. We also offer custom work to Patreon patrons only, and monthly discount codes.

Pendant and Sculpture Collector rewards are available - designed to make sure you get everything in every new collection. There's also an ALL THE THINGS level for those of you who can't get enough and an entry level support reward if you just want to follow our adventure.

Here's our official bio:
Since 2008, film industry veterans Neacol and Stanley Miller have been practicing the art of flame-worked glass sculpture on a tiny island in the Pacific. Their work is a fusion of the same techniques perfected by the imprisoned Renaissance masters of Murano, Italy, with nods to comic books, cartoons, candy and pop culture.

Under the studio name Bling Squared, their artisan pieces, usually between 1 and 12 centimetres (.33 to 3 inches) in height, reside somewhere between toys and fine sculpture. Each stroke of brilliant colour is actually melted glass, not paint, resulting in an artifact of whimsy that will last for centuries. The alchemy of stained glass rods liquifying in the heat of an oxy-propane torch lends each piece a vitality and timelessness. Influenced by the Japanese phenomenon of collectible vinyl desk toys, the couple's response is the permanence and vibrancy of glass as both material and statement.

The genre of their work requires an exotic vocabulary: anime, manga, kawaii ("adorable"), chibi ("short person") – a world of giant robots, talking animals and cat-eared schoolgirls. Their brightly- coloured, impactful figurines of playful, chubby characters have become increasingly varied as their skills as sculptors evolve. Here are owls, baby dragons, foxes, and Yeti alongside sloths, narwhals and red pandas. Their work has appeared in Ayden Gallery in Vancouver and the Waterfront Gallery on Salt Spring Island, as well as many comic and entertainment expositions across North America such as the New York Comicon and Anime Expo in LA. Supporting themselves by their art alone, they work from their home studio – torch, kiln, glass and all – while raising two small and active daughters.

Collectors and supporters of the work respond with instant happiness evoked by these charming pieces. In the context of "Low Brow" pop art, the figurines are timely, joyous, accessible, and irresistibly tactile. 

Thank you for reading, guys! We love what we do and couldn't do it without you!


Instagram: www.instagram.com/blingsquaredcuteglass
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blingsquaredcuteglass
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bling2glass
Big Cartel (shop): www.blingsquaredcuteglass.bigcartel.com

Tiers
Support Chibi Island and get access!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for pitching in for our dreams! At this level you'll have access to the Patron only feed (including exclusive process videos) and you'll be included on the custom order access list.
Access and 10% discount!
$2 or more per month
Everything above PLUS you'll receive a monthly code for 10% off online purchases.
Access,get a sticker and a 20% discount!
$5 or more per month
Everything above PLUS we'll also send you a big, high-quality sticker every month of one of our cute characters AND your monthly coupon codes for online purchases will be for 20% off!
Enamel Pin Collector
$12 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND


One enamel pin, from one of our regular or rotating collections, each month.


Mini of the Month Member
$25 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND

Membership in our Mini of the Month Club! 

Each month we will release a new ‘mini’ hand sculpted glass charm. These special, collectible little guys are only available during the month they are released. They may be an existing design (done TINY), a new colour of an existing design or an entirely new design. 

Minis are about half the size of our standard charms (about the size of our earrings, or 1/3 of an inch), and they come with an 18" sterling silver snake chain.


MINI OF THE MONTH'S ARE EXCLUSIVE TO PATREON!

Pendant Collector
$35 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND

At this level you will receive monthly one Pendant from one of our limited rotating collections. Over the course of a year you will receive all of the new designs for that year!

Our Pendants are hand sculpted glass. They are generally approx 1/2 inch tall or about 1.5 cms. Each comes with a sterling silver chain and a collectible character card.

These are NOT the same designs as the Mini of the Month.

Earring Collector
$45 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND


One pair of hand sculpted glass earrings (either from our regular collections or a rotating one) every month. The earring designs for these rewards are EXCLUSIVE TO PATREON.


Chibi Hunter
$45 or more per month
 

Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND

At this level you will also receive one Sculpture monthly from one of our limited rotating collections. Over the course of a year you will receive all of the new designs for that year!

Our Sculptures are hand sculpted glass. They are generally approx 1.5 inches tall or about 5 cms. Each comes with a collectible character card.

These are NOT the same designs as the Mini of the Month but ARE the same as the Pendant

Pendants Forever!
$60 or more per month
 Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND

Membership in our Mini of the Month Club

Each month we will release a new ‘mini’ charm. These special, collectible little guys are only available during the month they are released. They may be an existing design (done TINY), a new colour of an existing design or an entirely new design. 

Minis are about half the size of our standard charms (about the size of our earrings, or 1/3 of an inch), and they come with an 18" sterling silver snake chain.  


AND


At this level you will also receive monthly one Pendant from one of our limited rotating collections. Over the course of a year you will receive all of the new designs for that year!

Our Pendants are hand sculpted glass. They are generally approx 1/2 inch tall or about 1.5 cms. Each comes with a sterling silver chain and a collectible character card.

These are NOT the same designs as the Mini of the Month. 

All the Exclusives
$70 or more per month
Because you like the exclusive stuff :)


Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND

Membership in our Mini of the Month Club

Each month we will release a new ‘mini’ charm. These special, collectible little guys are only available during the month they are released. They may be an existing design (done TINY), a new colour of an existing design or an entirely new design. 

Minis are about half the size of our standard charms (about the size of our earrings, or 1/3 of an inch), and they come with an 18" sterling silver snake chain.  


(exclusive to Patreon)

AND


One pair of hand sculpted glass earrings (either from our regular collections or a rotating one) every month. The earring designs for these rewards are EXCLUSIVE TO PATREON. 


SO MANY THINGS
$100 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND


A big, high quality sticker of one of our cute characters


AND


Mini of the month membership (one special, tiny, limited pendant a month)


AND


Pendant Collector (one regular sized pendant from our limited rotating collections a month)


AND


Chibi Hunter (one glass sculpture from our limited rotating collections a month)


AND


Undying love

ALL THE THINGS, OMG SO MANY THINGS
$150 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND


A big, high quality sticker of one of our cute characters


AND


An enamel pin of one of our cute characters


AND


Mini of the month membership (one special, tiny, limited pendant a month)


AND


Pendant Collector (one regular sized pendant from our limited rotating collections a month)


AND


Earring Collector (one pair of earrings, from either our rotating or permanent collections every month)


AND


Chibi Hunter (one glass sculpture from our limited rotating collections a month)


AND


Undying love

UPDATE!! We are currently dedicating our pledges to fund our comic, Chibi Island, on webtoons. We are working with our AMAZING illustrator and have officially launched on Webtoons! HUGE THANKS AND LOVE for all the support to get us here!

webtoons.com/en/challenge/chibi-island/list?title_no=202275&page=1

We are a married glass flame working duo who have created a line of adorable hand-sculpted glass figures and pendants. Our Patreon is designed to help us continue doing what we love and expand on our creative mission to bring more wonder and optimism into the world. We hope to encourage people to join our crazy ride as we purchase new equipment, challenge ourselves to ever more intricate designs, take on new projects and new mediums, and push ourselves and our friends to new levels.



Achieving our goals will mean we will be able to stop doing 'craft' shows and instead focus on pop culture conventions. We will be able to explore new ways to showcase our characters and, most importantly, have the time to finally develop our story that has bloomed during the process of designing our cuties. We have lofty goals of finally creating an animation series, trading card game and an app with our characters, and we'd love for you to join us on the adventure of taking our ideas and creating something new and beautiful.

Our patron-only feed will detail our progress and pitfalls on these new projects, and give you first hand looks at scripts, storyboards, sketches and lots more.

 

Some of our reward levels offer characters and jewelry that are exclusive to Patreon. Our Mini of the Month characters, and our earrings are ONLY available through Patreon. We also offer custom work to Patreon patrons only, and monthly discount codes.

Pendant and Sculpture Collector rewards are available - designed to make sure you get everything in every new collection. There's also an ALL THE THINGS level for those of you who can't get enough and an entry level support reward if you just want to follow our adventure.

Here's our official bio:
Since 2008, film industry veterans Neacol and Stanley Miller have been practicing the art of flame-worked glass sculpture on a tiny island in the Pacific. Their work is a fusion of the same techniques perfected by the imprisoned Renaissance masters of Murano, Italy, with nods to comic books, cartoons, candy and pop culture.

Under the studio name Bling Squared, their artisan pieces, usually between 1 and 12 centimetres (.33 to 3 inches) in height, reside somewhere between toys and fine sculpture. Each stroke of brilliant colour is actually melted glass, not paint, resulting in an artifact of whimsy that will last for centuries. The alchemy of stained glass rods liquifying in the heat of an oxy-propane torch lends each piece a vitality and timelessness. Influenced by the Japanese phenomenon of collectible vinyl desk toys, the couple's response is the permanence and vibrancy of glass as both material and statement.

The genre of their work requires an exotic vocabulary: anime, manga, kawaii ("adorable"), chibi ("short person") – a world of giant robots, talking animals and cat-eared schoolgirls. Their brightly- coloured, impactful figurines of playful, chubby characters have become increasingly varied as their skills as sculptors evolve. Here are owls, baby dragons, foxes, and Yeti alongside sloths, narwhals and red pandas. Their work has appeared in Ayden Gallery in Vancouver and the Waterfront Gallery on Salt Spring Island, as well as many comic and entertainment expositions across North America such as the New York Comicon and Anime Expo in LA. Supporting themselves by their art alone, they work from their home studio – torch, kiln, glass and all – while raising two small and active daughters.

Collectors and supporters of the work respond with instant happiness evoked by these charming pieces. In the context of "Low Brow" pop art, the figurines are timely, joyous, accessible, and irresistibly tactile. 

Thank you for reading, guys! We love what we do and couldn't do it without you!


Instagram: www.instagram.com/blingsquaredcuteglass
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blingsquaredcuteglass
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bling2glass
Big Cartel (shop): www.blingsquaredcuteglass.bigcartel.com

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Tiers
Support Chibi Island and get access!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for pitching in for our dreams! At this level you'll have access to the Patron only feed (including exclusive process videos) and you'll be included on the custom order access list.
Access and 10% discount!
$2 or more per month
Everything above PLUS you'll receive a monthly code for 10% off online purchases.
Access,get a sticker and a 20% discount!
$5 or more per month
Everything above PLUS we'll also send you a big, high-quality sticker every month of one of our cute characters AND your monthly coupon codes for online purchases will be for 20% off!
Enamel Pin Collector
$12 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND


One enamel pin, from one of our regular or rotating collections, each month.


Mini of the Month Member
$25 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND

Membership in our Mini of the Month Club! 

Each month we will release a new ‘mini’ hand sculpted glass charm. These special, collectible little guys are only available during the month they are released. They may be an existing design (done TINY), a new colour of an existing design or an entirely new design. 

Minis are about half the size of our standard charms (about the size of our earrings, or 1/3 of an inch), and they come with an 18" sterling silver snake chain.


MINI OF THE MONTH'S ARE EXCLUSIVE TO PATREON!

Pendant Collector
$35 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND

At this level you will receive monthly one Pendant from one of our limited rotating collections. Over the course of a year you will receive all of the new designs for that year!

Our Pendants are hand sculpted glass. They are generally approx 1/2 inch tall or about 1.5 cms. Each comes with a sterling silver chain and a collectible character card.

These are NOT the same designs as the Mini of the Month.

Earring Collector
$45 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND


One pair of hand sculpted glass earrings (either from our regular collections or a rotating one) every month. The earring designs for these rewards are EXCLUSIVE TO PATREON.


Chibi Hunter
$45 or more per month
 

Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND

At this level you will also receive one Sculpture monthly from one of our limited rotating collections. Over the course of a year you will receive all of the new designs for that year!

Our Sculptures are hand sculpted glass. They are generally approx 1.5 inches tall or about 5 cms. Each comes with a collectible character card.

These are NOT the same designs as the Mini of the Month but ARE the same as the Pendant

Pendants Forever!
$60 or more per month
 Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND

Membership in our Mini of the Month Club

Each month we will release a new ‘mini’ charm. These special, collectible little guys are only available during the month they are released. They may be an existing design (done TINY), a new colour of an existing design or an entirely new design. 

Minis are about half the size of our standard charms (about the size of our earrings, or 1/3 of an inch), and they come with an 18" sterling silver snake chain.  


AND


At this level you will also receive monthly one Pendant from one of our limited rotating collections. Over the course of a year you will receive all of the new designs for that year!

Our Pendants are hand sculpted glass. They are generally approx 1/2 inch tall or about 1.5 cms. Each comes with a sterling silver chain and a collectible character card.

These are NOT the same designs as the Mini of the Month. 

All the Exclusives
$70 or more per month
Because you like the exclusive stuff :)


Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND

Membership in our Mini of the Month Club

Each month we will release a new ‘mini’ charm. These special, collectible little guys are only available during the month they are released. They may be an existing design (done TINY), a new colour of an existing design or an entirely new design. 

Minis are about half the size of our standard charms (about the size of our earrings, or 1/3 of an inch), and they come with an 18" sterling silver snake chain.  


(exclusive to Patreon)

AND


One pair of hand sculpted glass earrings (either from our regular collections or a rotating one) every month. The earring designs for these rewards are EXCLUSIVE TO PATREON. 


SO MANY THINGS
$100 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND


A big, high quality sticker of one of our cute characters


AND


Mini of the month membership (one special, tiny, limited pendant a month)


AND


Pendant Collector (one regular sized pendant from our limited rotating collections a month)


AND


Chibi Hunter (one glass sculpture from our limited rotating collections a month)


AND


Undying love

ALL THE THINGS, OMG SO MANY THINGS
$150 or more per month
Access to the Patron only feed.

Access to the custom order list.

Monthly coupon for 20% off online purchases.


AND


A big, high quality sticker of one of our cute characters


AND


An enamel pin of one of our cute characters


AND


Mini of the month membership (one special, tiny, limited pendant a month)


AND


Pendant Collector (one regular sized pendant from our limited rotating collections a month)


AND


Earring Collector (one pair of earrings, from either our rotating or permanent collections every month)


AND


Chibi Hunter (one glass sculpture from our limited rotating collections a month)


AND


Undying love