Unique Creations by Amy

is creating Jewelry

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Our eternal gratitude that you are willing to contribute something to helping Amy and the business reach its goals. You will also get to submit new ideas for Funky Bracelet themes and vote on which one you'd like to see us create next. As well as access to a LOT of Paton only content. 

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In addition to Funky Bracelet idea submission and voting, you'll also get a personalized card written and mailed to you every month with little silly surprises inside.

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About Unique Creations by Amy

In 2000 a leap was made into the world of being a professional crafter, after accepting a severance package from a job that was, to say the least, terrible for sanity and soul.  It takes a lot of guts to be able to walk away from the steady income that is a traditional job, but overall the experience is so much more rewarding.

For 19 years now, Amy Konecny has been handcrafting fun and whimsical jewelry. Six years ago she made the transition into making her own charms in house and the business has taken off from there, adding more depth and personalization with the miniature artwork. During these 16 years, her crafting business has been the sole income for her home, supporting both her and her honey bunny.  Overall, Amy has been successful in being able to grow and build her business, all while continuing to offer new and innovative designs and branching out into creating awesome geek products that stay true to her sense of whimsy.

But we want to do more. This is where you come in.

Right now, between manufacturing all the jewelry ourselves and traveling to shows (which is the main source of income for the business and those involved with it), there just isn't enough time to do everything. There isn't a spare day to sit down and do office work as doing so would put us behind in being able to create our stock. We have a website, but currently the web store is not generating enough income to be able to replace a show every month. We also don't have the time to keep our website as stocked as it could be. Depending on shows for income also means that sometimes the wild and crazy ideas that we want to do take a while to get off the ground. It also means that often we don't have the money to order the really cool beads that have become a signature item that our customers love us for. Vintage beads are epic, but they're also expensive and often we miss out on being able to order them due to finances just being too tight.

So what will income from Patreon be used for?

Having a steady income coming in that isn't dependent on a show will give us back some of the comfort that a more traditional job provides. Currently Amy puts in a 90 hour work week on average and is unable to ever take a completely full day off. It also means that we'll have the income to continue to source out the unique and interesting materials that we use in our products. It means days that can be dedicated to creating new art for charms instead of having the ideas sit on a to do list that could take a year or more before we're ever able to get around to it. Long term it means being able to take risks to go to shows that we would otherwise be unable to do for fear of failing and putting the business even further behind in production and finances.

Supporting us on Patreon means that you are helping us build a safety net that we've never had.
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$204.07 of $500 per month
This means that every week of the month can be reduced down to 80 hours a week in addition to maintaining the day dedicated to office work and new art.
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