Handxmade has paused their campaign. Patrons will not be charged on December 1st, 2018

All billing will resume on January 1st, 2019.

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Handxmade is creating miniature products and videos
104

patrons

$475
per month

WHAT IS THIS HANDXMADE?


Hey there! I assume you landed on this page from my Instagram or YouTube channel, where I craft miniatures with polymer clay (for the most part).

Behind Handxmade is a 23 year old Singaporean who simply wants to make miniatures of anything and everything every day, and share the process with the world.

THE SITUATION


Growing up in a conservative Asian family, crafting was never viewed as a “real job” - after all, what’s a job if you enjoy it, right? 😶

I guess I wanted to prove them wrong.

Long story short, I moved out in 2015, started Handxmade and crafted custom orders for the past few years.

Throughout the journey, I eventually realised that I didn't want to make custom orders my main source of income, which it had become because I had to survive and pay the bills (hashtag adultlyfe hashtag responsibilities 😅)

I wanted to craft anything and everything, but custom orders were taking too much of my time (thanks to my perfectionist side). By the time I completed one month’s worth of orders, I would have burned through the income I earned from those orders, and would have to reopen more custom orders for the next month. There was just no room for creativity. 😞

Hence, I decided to take a leap of faith and look towards producing video content where I could push the creative boundaries of my crafting while sharing the process with the those who are interested around the world. I discovered Patreon through some great artists and creators I follow, and decided that this was the best way to get involved with my supporters while doing what I love.

One day my dad asked me if I earn at least 2k per month (in SGD so that's about USD 1515), and I had to say no. I don't want his words to discourage me, so I'm still here trying to make it work. But when I reach that goal...that's the day I can finally face my family and tell them that I made it while I'm doing what I love. 

WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT YOU?


Well you don't have to!! No obligations whatsoever! Who in their right mind would force anyone to support them omg. The good thing about Patreon is that you can pledge any amount you want to and trust me, ANY amount is appreciated, and by that I really mean ANY

If I am able to gather enough support to survive from you lovely people, that would allow me to focus on making as many videos as I possibly can! (That is...if you want to see more of my videos, which you do........right? 😅)

Also, Patreon gets me paid without making you viewers put up with ads AND WHO WOULDN'T WANT THAT AYE. I'm actually thinking of not even monetising on YT to keep my videos ad free hoho. 

There are also (hopefully attractive) exclusive perks available for my patrons, and with your support I will be able to make them more diverse and attractive as I go along! My patrons are my FIRST priority and I'm glad I'm able to give back to everyone who's here!

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA USE THE MONEY FOR?


• ALL THEM BILLZ
I don't live with my parents, and I share my living space with my partner (who also happens to be my investor 🙃) and even though I'm doing my part paying some of the bills, I do want to make sure I contribute at least as much as him for rent and all other living expenses. There seem to be endless things to have to pay for…

• PAYING OFF MY DEBT TO MY INVESTOR AND NOT BE DEPENDENT ON HIM ANYMORE
He’s been there since 2015 so you can imagine how much I owe him (and I’m stressing about it every single day 😬)
Right now it's at 18k OMG (yep, I'm very open about it because without my bf I wouldn't be here at all)

• CRAFT SUPPLIES
.....are not cheap, unfortunately.

• BIRD FOOD
I HAVE TWO LOVEBIRDS and ONE COCKATIEL that I need to feed and they are adorable hehehe.
Ok to be fair bird food isn’t that expensive, but I do spoil them when I go to bird shops 😶

THOUGHTS

(if you are interested)

I think because I'm still young, my parents are letting me do whatever I want to do and trust that I will "wake up" when I fail and succumb to finding a "proper job" 🙃
Of course, if I still can barely survive after a few more years, that’s where I would end up, but at least I'd have no regrets.

Whether Handxmade becomes successful or not remains to be seen, but I hope to go through this journey together with you, and see what becomes of it at the end of the road. ☺️

Every dollar means a lot to me - it shows that I'm on the right track and there are amazing people who genuinely want to see more of what I’m doing!

I'm also really open to ideas and suggestions from everyone in making Handxmade better in all ways possible 😀

That said, if you dislike the idea of monthly payment (which I totally get) and would still like to offer monetary support, you can go to ko-fi.com/handxmade and buy me a coffee instead! ☕️✨



Thank you for any support you can offer, and thank you for watching my videos!
Tiers
$1 or more per month 44 patrons
A BIG THANK YOU for making a HUGE difference in my journey to make miniatures of everything! 💖

If you dislike the idea of monthly payment (which I totally get) and would still like to offer monetary support, you can go to ko-fi.com/handxmade and buy me a coffee instead! ☕️✨


For being a DEVOTED SUPPORTER, you'll get:


  • ✏️Access to patron-only content
    You'll be invited to follow a separate IG account only for patrons call @handxmadefam where I'll be hosting milestone reward redemption, and PatrART Requests Auctions there (all patrons can participate, read more below!).

    I'm on a journey to learn how to draw/doodle, and I'll only share the process with detailed thought process at @handxmadefam and here on Patreon. (Check the tag "Embarrassing Doodles"!)

    There will also be a lot of exclusive information (ramblings HAHA), craft supplies, what are the things I'm enjoying now like food, games I'm playing, books, manga, life updates, etc!
  • 👁️WIP Sneak peeks
    I don't talk on my @handxmade IG stories, but I've been doing it on @handxmadefam's IG stories because I'm only comfortable to speak to my patrons right now! This is my way of practising how to talk to myself/through a lens and to engage with you via speaking, and show you sneak peek photos/video snippets of upcoming releases!weee!

    Once you're a patron, you'll be able to follow @handxmadefam, a community just for you guys.
  • 📝Patron-only polls
    You have the power to change things around here!
    Vote for which creations to be made into a video, which drawing to be made into a sticker, what kind of style I should use for certain things, etc.
  • 🌟Early access to content
    Get the first dibs on everything before they're available for public! Watch the video first, and use prints or stickers designed by me before anyone else huehue.
  • 📮Local Meet Up (Singapore) for web store purchases will be available.
    Save shipping and it's be an honour to meet and thank you for your support face to face!
  • 💯Milestone Points Reward System
    For every $20 milestone reached, you'll be awarded with 1 point! Each point can be used to redeem mail-of-the-month. If you don't like what you see for that month, you can keep that point and exchange it for whichever mail of the month you prefer.
  • 💞PatrART Request Auctions with milestone points
    With the points you've collected via the milestone rewards, you can use them to bid in PatrART Request Auctions!

    Request something for me to make and film, AND you'll receive it in your mailbox! Yes - it's like a custom order BUT NO EXTRA CHARGES. I aim to have this ONCE per month. Head to http://handxmade.com/faq for more information!

    PatrART Request Auctions will be hosted on my separate Instagram only for patrons call @handxmadefam. 
$3 or more per month 11 patrons
For being a BENEVOLENT CAMPAIGNER, you'll get:


All previous rewards

  • ️✏️Access to patron-only content
  • 👁️WIP Sneak peeks
  • 📝Patron-only polls
  • 🌟Early access to content
  • 📮Local Meet Up (Singapore) for web store purchases will be available.
  • 💯Milestone Points Reward System
  • 💞PatrART Request Auctions

AND


  • ⬇️Unlimited access to digital download of print-of-the-month
    I paint with watercolours too, and I send prints I made with it to MAGICAL CREATURES every month!
    Don't worry if you cannot afford to pledge to get a physical print as you can download and print the artwork yourself and use it as and when you'd like. (Personal use only)
  • 💸 Discount
    Get 5% off any products available on my webstore, and all auctions I have on Instagram!

    Check the tag "Discount Code" on the posts to find your discount code for the webstore.
$5 or more per month 22 patrons
For being an ASPIRING CRAFTER, you'll get:

All previous rewards

  • ✏️Access to patron-only content
  • 👁️WIP Sneak peeks
  • 📝Patron-only polls
  • 🌟Early access to content
  • 📮Local Meet Up (Singapore) for web store purchases will be available.
  • 💯Milestone Points Reward System
  • 💞PatrART Request
  • ⬇️️Unlimited access to digital download of print-of-the-month

AND


  • 🤫Access to "The Secrets" series
    Where I write about tools, supplies, tricks, tips and techniques, and colour recipes I use for specific tools or projects. Each article is filled with tons of explanation and high quality GIFs that you can watch over and over again instead of still images!
  • 💸 Discount
    Get 10% off any products available on my webstore, and all auctions I have on Instagram!

    Check the tag "Discount Code" on the posts to find your discount code for the webstore.
$10 or more per month 17 patrons
For being an OFFICIAL SPONSOR, you'll get:

All previous rewards

  • ✏️Access to patron-only content
  • 👁️WIP Sneak peeks
  • 📝Patron-only polls
  • 🌟Early access to content
  • 📮Local Meet Up (Singapore) for web store purchases will be available.
  • 💯Milestone Points Reward System
  • 💞PatrART Request
  • ⬇️️️Unlimited access to digital download of print-of-the-month
  • 🤫Access to "The Secrets" series

AND


  • ♥️Credits at the end of my videos
    Your name or preferred alias will be updated in the next video after you pledge!
  • 💸Discount
    Get 20% off any products available on my webstore, and all auctions I have on Instagram!

    Check the tag "Discount Code" on the posts to find your discount code for the webstore.
  • 💌A handwritten postcard
    with one of my watercolour prints in your first month!
$20 or more per month 11 patrons
For being a MAGICAL CREATURE, you'll get:

All previous rewards

  • ️✏️Access to patron-only content
  • 👁️WIP Sneak peeks
  • 📝Patron-only polls
  • 🌟Early access to content
  • 📮Local Meet Up (Singapore) for web store purchases will be available.
  • 💯Milestone Points Reward System
  • 💞PatrART Request Auctions
  • ⬇️️️Unlimited access to digital download of print-of-the-month
  • 🤫Access to "The Secrets" series
  • ♥️Credits at the end of my videos
  • 💌A handwritten postcard with one of my watercolour prints in your first month!

AND
 

  • 💸Discount
    Get 35% off any products available on my webstore, and all auctions I have on Instagram!

    Check the tag "Discount Code" on the posts to find your discount code for the webstore.
  • 🎁AND THE MOST EXCITING OF ALL, any print-of-the-month + sticker pack + goodies will be shipped to you (shipping is on me, even for international patrons 😘) 
Goals
$475 of $500 per month
Get GLOW IN THE DARK pigments that I've been eyeing for for the longest time, and spam all my creations with them!! HAHAHAHAA. I love glow in the dark stuff and seriously the one I saw looks amazing ?
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WHAT IS THIS HANDXMADE?


Hey there! I assume you landed on this page from my Instagram or YouTube channel, where I craft miniatures with polymer clay (for the most part).

Behind Handxmade is a 23 year old Singaporean who simply wants to make miniatures of anything and everything every day, and share the process with the world.

THE SITUATION


Growing up in a conservative Asian family, crafting was never viewed as a “real job” - after all, what’s a job if you enjoy it, right? 😶

I guess I wanted to prove them wrong.

Long story short, I moved out in 2015, started Handxmade and crafted custom orders for the past few years.

Throughout the journey, I eventually realised that I didn't want to make custom orders my main source of income, which it had become because I had to survive and pay the bills (hashtag adultlyfe hashtag responsibilities 😅)

I wanted to craft anything and everything, but custom orders were taking too much of my time (thanks to my perfectionist side). By the time I completed one month’s worth of orders, I would have burned through the income I earned from those orders, and would have to reopen more custom orders for the next month. There was just no room for creativity. 😞

Hence, I decided to take a leap of faith and look towards producing video content where I could push the creative boundaries of my crafting while sharing the process with the those who are interested around the world. I discovered Patreon through some great artists and creators I follow, and decided that this was the best way to get involved with my supporters while doing what I love.

One day my dad asked me if I earn at least 2k per month (in SGD so that's about USD 1515), and I had to say no. I don't want his words to discourage me, so I'm still here trying to make it work. But when I reach that goal...that's the day I can finally face my family and tell them that I made it while I'm doing what I love. 

WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT YOU?


Well you don't have to!! No obligations whatsoever! Who in their right mind would force anyone to support them omg. The good thing about Patreon is that you can pledge any amount you want to and trust me, ANY amount is appreciated, and by that I really mean ANY

If I am able to gather enough support to survive from you lovely people, that would allow me to focus on making as many videos as I possibly can! (That is...if you want to see more of my videos, which you do........right? 😅)

Also, Patreon gets me paid without making you viewers put up with ads AND WHO WOULDN'T WANT THAT AYE. I'm actually thinking of not even monetising on YT to keep my videos ad free hoho. 

There are also (hopefully attractive) exclusive perks available for my patrons, and with your support I will be able to make them more diverse and attractive as I go along! My patrons are my FIRST priority and I'm glad I'm able to give back to everyone who's here!

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA USE THE MONEY FOR?


• ALL THEM BILLZ
I don't live with my parents, and I share my living space with my partner (who also happens to be my investor 🙃) and even though I'm doing my part paying some of the bills, I do want to make sure I contribute at least as much as him for rent and all other living expenses. There seem to be endless things to have to pay for…

• PAYING OFF MY DEBT TO MY INVESTOR AND NOT BE DEPENDENT ON HIM ANYMORE
He’s been there since 2015 so you can imagine how much I owe him (and I’m stressing about it every single day 😬)
Right now it's at 18k OMG (yep, I'm very open about it because without my bf I wouldn't be here at all)

• CRAFT SUPPLIES
.....are not cheap, unfortunately.

• BIRD FOOD
I HAVE TWO LOVEBIRDS and ONE COCKATIEL that I need to feed and they are adorable hehehe.
Ok to be fair bird food isn’t that expensive, but I do spoil them when I go to bird shops 😶

THOUGHTS

(if you are interested)

I think because I'm still young, my parents are letting me do whatever I want to do and trust that I will "wake up" when I fail and succumb to finding a "proper job" 🙃
Of course, if I still can barely survive after a few more years, that’s where I would end up, but at least I'd have no regrets.

Whether Handxmade becomes successful or not remains to be seen, but I hope to go through this journey together with you, and see what becomes of it at the end of the road. ☺️

Every dollar means a lot to me - it shows that I'm on the right track and there are amazing people who genuinely want to see more of what I’m doing!

I'm also really open to ideas and suggestions from everyone in making Handxmade better in all ways possible 😀

That said, if you dislike the idea of monthly payment (which I totally get) and would still like to offer monetary support, you can go to ko-fi.com/handxmade and buy me a coffee instead! ☕️✨



Thank you for any support you can offer, and thank you for watching my videos!

Recent posts by Handxmade

Tiers
$1 or more per month 44 patrons
A BIG THANK YOU for making a HUGE difference in my journey to make miniatures of everything! 💖

If you dislike the idea of monthly payment (which I totally get) and would still like to offer monetary support, you can go to ko-fi.com/handxmade and buy me a coffee instead! ☕️✨


For being a DEVOTED SUPPORTER, you'll get:


  • ✏️Access to patron-only content
    You'll be invited to follow a separate IG account only for patrons call @handxmadefam where I'll be hosting milestone reward redemption, and PatrART Requests Auctions there (all patrons can participate, read more below!).

    I'm on a journey to learn how to draw/doodle, and I'll only share the process with detailed thought process at @handxmadefam and here on Patreon. (Check the tag "Embarrassing Doodles"!)

    There will also be a lot of exclusive information (ramblings HAHA), craft supplies, what are the things I'm enjoying now like food, games I'm playing, books, manga, life updates, etc!
  • 👁️WIP Sneak peeks
    I don't talk on my @handxmade IG stories, but I've been doing it on @handxmadefam's IG stories because I'm only comfortable to speak to my patrons right now! This is my way of practising how to talk to myself/through a lens and to engage with you via speaking, and show you sneak peek photos/video snippets of upcoming releases!weee!

    Once you're a patron, you'll be able to follow @handxmadefam, a community just for you guys.
  • 📝Patron-only polls
    You have the power to change things around here!
    Vote for which creations to be made into a video, which drawing to be made into a sticker, what kind of style I should use for certain things, etc.
  • 🌟Early access to content
    Get the first dibs on everything before they're available for public! Watch the video first, and use prints or stickers designed by me before anyone else huehue.
  • 📮Local Meet Up (Singapore) for web store purchases will be available.
    Save shipping and it's be an honour to meet and thank you for your support face to face!
  • 💯Milestone Points Reward System
    For every $20 milestone reached, you'll be awarded with 1 point! Each point can be used to redeem mail-of-the-month. If you don't like what you see for that month, you can keep that point and exchange it for whichever mail of the month you prefer.
  • 💞PatrART Request Auctions with milestone points
    With the points you've collected via the milestone rewards, you can use them to bid in PatrART Request Auctions!

    Request something for me to make and film, AND you'll receive it in your mailbox! Yes - it's like a custom order BUT NO EXTRA CHARGES. I aim to have this ONCE per month. Head to http://handxmade.com/faq for more information!

    PatrART Request Auctions will be hosted on my separate Instagram only for patrons call @handxmadefam. 
$3 or more per month 11 patrons
For being a BENEVOLENT CAMPAIGNER, you'll get:


All previous rewards

  • ️✏️Access to patron-only content
  • 👁️WIP Sneak peeks
  • 📝Patron-only polls
  • 🌟Early access to content
  • 📮Local Meet Up (Singapore) for web store purchases will be available.
  • 💯Milestone Points Reward System
  • 💞PatrART Request Auctions

AND


  • ⬇️Unlimited access to digital download of print-of-the-month
    I paint with watercolours too, and I send prints I made with it to MAGICAL CREATURES every month!
    Don't worry if you cannot afford to pledge to get a physical print as you can download and print the artwork yourself and use it as and when you'd like. (Personal use only)
  • 💸 Discount
    Get 5% off any products available on my webstore, and all auctions I have on Instagram!

    Check the tag "Discount Code" on the posts to find your discount code for the webstore.
$5 or more per month 22 patrons
For being an ASPIRING CRAFTER, you'll get:

All previous rewards

  • ✏️Access to patron-only content
  • 👁️WIP Sneak peeks
  • 📝Patron-only polls
  • 🌟Early access to content
  • 📮Local Meet Up (Singapore) for web store purchases will be available.
  • 💯Milestone Points Reward System
  • 💞PatrART Request
  • ⬇️️Unlimited access to digital download of print-of-the-month

AND


  • 🤫Access to "The Secrets" series
    Where I write about tools, supplies, tricks, tips and techniques, and colour recipes I use for specific tools or projects. Each article is filled with tons of explanation and high quality GIFs that you can watch over and over again instead of still images!
  • 💸 Discount
    Get 10% off any products available on my webstore, and all auctions I have on Instagram!

    Check the tag "Discount Code" on the posts to find your discount code for the webstore.
$10 or more per month 17 patrons
For being an OFFICIAL SPONSOR, you'll get:

All previous rewards

  • ✏️Access to patron-only content
  • 👁️WIP Sneak peeks
  • 📝Patron-only polls
  • 🌟Early access to content
  • 📮Local Meet Up (Singapore) for web store purchases will be available.
  • 💯Milestone Points Reward System
  • 💞PatrART Request
  • ⬇️️️Unlimited access to digital download of print-of-the-month
  • 🤫Access to "The Secrets" series

AND


  • ♥️Credits at the end of my videos
    Your name or preferred alias will be updated in the next video after you pledge!
  • 💸Discount
    Get 20% off any products available on my webstore, and all auctions I have on Instagram!

    Check the tag "Discount Code" on the posts to find your discount code for the webstore.
  • 💌A handwritten postcard
    with one of my watercolour prints in your first month!
$20 or more per month 11 patrons
For being a MAGICAL CREATURE, you'll get:

All previous rewards

  • ️✏️Access to patron-only content
  • 👁️WIP Sneak peeks
  • 📝Patron-only polls
  • 🌟Early access to content
  • 📮Local Meet Up (Singapore) for web store purchases will be available.
  • 💯Milestone Points Reward System
  • 💞PatrART Request Auctions
  • ⬇️️️Unlimited access to digital download of print-of-the-month
  • 🤫Access to "The Secrets" series
  • ♥️Credits at the end of my videos
  • 💌A handwritten postcard with one of my watercolour prints in your first month!

AND
 

  • 💸Discount
    Get 35% off any products available on my webstore, and all auctions I have on Instagram!

    Check the tag "Discount Code" on the posts to find your discount code for the webstore.
  • 🎁AND THE MOST EXCITING OF ALL, any print-of-the-month + sticker pack + goodies will be shipped to you (shipping is on me, even for international patrons 😘)