Ciarán is creating amigurumi
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patron

$9
per month
I'm a 25-year-old independent artist that specializes in "amigurumi" -- or little crocheted dolls. I mostly enjoy making animals, and right now creating art like this is my only source of income. My full-time job!

My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 9 years old, and I was immediately stricken by all of the things you can make from a ball of yarn. I went to college and received a BA in literature, but the entire time I worked on my art on the side and realized that it brought me the most pleasure and fulfillment.

Unfortunately, working on commission (making custom items for individuals) and selling items in my Etsy shop is an unreliable form of income and there are months when I barely make any sales at all, making it very hard to continue doing what I love. 

I see myself improving every day, and I'm still so excited and passionate about what I do -- I really want the opportunity to continue doing what I love, and knowing that I might have some stable income would free me up to expand my art tremendously and become more adventurous in what I do, hopefully leading to more exciting and interesting work!

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Get a message from me thanking you for supporting me each month!
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Gain access to my contributor-only blog, showing in-progress shots of my work each day, and giving contributors the ability to comment on and make suggestions or leave input on in progress designs!
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Get the Squid of the Month -- a random colored squid each month, every month! Also receive access to my contributor-only blog, showing in-progress shots of my work each day, and giving contributors the ability to comment on and make suggestions or leave input on in progress designs!
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Keychain of the Month! Get a random animal keychain each month, every month! Also receive access to my contributor-only blog, showing in-progress shots of my work each day, and giving contributors the ability to comment on and make suggestions or leave input on in progress designs!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
ALL patrons will receive a private coupon code for my Etsy store that allows them to make ANY purchase for HALF OFF the original price for the duration of their patronage. Also receive both the keychain animal of the month, squid of the month, AND receive access to my contributor-only blog, showing in-progress shots of my work each day, and giving contributors the ability to comment on and make suggestions or leave input on in progress designs!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Get your very own, 8-inch, custom doll based on your design and specifications, sent to your home each month. All designs are subject to artist approval, but barring extreme designs OR certain copyrighted materials, all requests will be honored. Also receive access to my contributor-only blog, showing in-progress shots of my work each day, and giving contributors the ability to comment on and make suggestions or leave input on in progress designs!
Goals
$9 of $50 per month
I have always written my own patterns, and each personal commission I complete is entirely unique, but there are some creatures that I have made over and over again and that I sell regularly and I just know people would enjoy the ability to make their own if they are able. I would take a poll to decide which design should be released for sale each month, and release them in my Etsy shop. Once this goal is reached, subscribers paying more than $20 a month would get each monthly pattern FREE.
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I'm a 25-year-old independent artist that specializes in "amigurumi" -- or little crocheted dolls. I mostly enjoy making animals, and right now creating art like this is my only source of income. My full-time job!

My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 9 years old, and I was immediately stricken by all of the things you can make from a ball of yarn. I went to college and received a BA in literature, but the entire time I worked on my art on the side and realized that it brought me the most pleasure and fulfillment.

Unfortunately, working on commission (making custom items for individuals) and selling items in my Etsy shop is an unreliable form of income and there are months when I barely make any sales at all, making it very hard to continue doing what I love. 

I see myself improving every day, and I'm still so excited and passionate about what I do -- I really want the opportunity to continue doing what I love, and knowing that I might have some stable income would free me up to expand my art tremendously and become more adventurous in what I do, hopefully leading to more exciting and interesting work!

Recent posts by Ciarán

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Get a message from me thanking you for supporting me each month!
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Gain access to my contributor-only blog, showing in-progress shots of my work each day, and giving contributors the ability to comment on and make suggestions or leave input on in progress designs!
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Get the Squid of the Month -- a random colored squid each month, every month! Also receive access to my contributor-only blog, showing in-progress shots of my work each day, and giving contributors the ability to comment on and make suggestions or leave input on in progress designs!
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Keychain of the Month! Get a random animal keychain each month, every month! Also receive access to my contributor-only blog, showing in-progress shots of my work each day, and giving contributors the ability to comment on and make suggestions or leave input on in progress designs!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
ALL patrons will receive a private coupon code for my Etsy store that allows them to make ANY purchase for HALF OFF the original price for the duration of their patronage. Also receive both the keychain animal of the month, squid of the month, AND receive access to my contributor-only blog, showing in-progress shots of my work each day, and giving contributors the ability to comment on and make suggestions or leave input on in progress designs!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Get your very own, 8-inch, custom doll based on your design and specifications, sent to your home each month. All designs are subject to artist approval, but barring extreme designs OR certain copyrighted materials, all requests will be honored. Also receive access to my contributor-only blog, showing in-progress shots of my work each day, and giving contributors the ability to comment on and make suggestions or leave input on in progress designs!