Unique Creations by Amy is creating Jewelry
7

patrons

$237
per month
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 18 years now, Amy Konecny has been handcrafting fun and whimsical jewelry. Three 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 hunny bunny. A year ago, she added an apprentice to the mix. 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.
Tiers
Feel The Love
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
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. 
Unicorn
$5 or more per month 1 patron
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.
Phoenix
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Everything mentioned above PLUS a discount code to use on our website that will be exclusive to Patreon supporters. 
Dragon
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to getting everything listed in lower reward levels, you'll also become an Official Awesome Card carrier. Present your Official Awesome Card when you see us in person at a show and you'll get an extra awesome discount in addition to all the discounts that we already offer at shows. You can, with your Official Awesome Card, get one pair of earrings at half off OR 5% off your entire in show purchase (on top of show discounts), which ever is better.  Also you will get access to an online Picture Library of Funky Bracelets past and present. 
Hair Stake Subscription Box
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Everything listed above, from Funky Bracelet submission and voting to getting your Official Awesome Card, you'll also receive a pair of Super Awesome Hair Stakes every month! The hair stakes will have the same theme as the winning poll 
Awesome Subscription Box
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
Super awesome people get a super awesome reward!  You'll get Funky Bracelet submission and voting, your personalized card, a monthly extra awesome discount code to use on the website, an Official Awesome Card, access to the online Picture Library of Funky Bracelets, access to all content, and a box containing the winning Funky Bracelet from that months poll and a pair of earrings (sometimes matching always new that month).  This includes shipping  and is around a $58 value just in the box.
Pay off Amy's House
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
 Do not pick this level. It will literally take $250 a month out of your bank account and give it to me, so I can pay off my house. You will get nothing back in return, your only perks will be the same as anyone at the $1 a month level. This is madness I say MADNESSssss Bwahahahahah. Why are you even still reading this? Why, Why Ask You, why?  okay you have been warned choose this level at your own risk and my great delight.
Goals
$237 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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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 18 years now, Amy Konecny has been handcrafting fun and whimsical jewelry. Three 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 hunny bunny. A year ago, she added an apprentice to the mix. 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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Tiers
Feel The Love
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
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. 
Unicorn
$5 or more per month 1 patron
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.
Phoenix
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Everything mentioned above PLUS a discount code to use on our website that will be exclusive to Patreon supporters. 
Dragon
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to getting everything listed in lower reward levels, you'll also become an Official Awesome Card carrier. Present your Official Awesome Card when you see us in person at a show and you'll get an extra awesome discount in addition to all the discounts that we already offer at shows. You can, with your Official Awesome Card, get one pair of earrings at half off OR 5% off your entire in show purchase (on top of show discounts), which ever is better.  Also you will get access to an online Picture Library of Funky Bracelets past and present. 
Hair Stake Subscription Box
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Everything listed above, from Funky Bracelet submission and voting to getting your Official Awesome Card, you'll also receive a pair of Super Awesome Hair Stakes every month! The hair stakes will have the same theme as the winning poll 
Awesome Subscription Box
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
Super awesome people get a super awesome reward!  You'll get Funky Bracelet submission and voting, your personalized card, a monthly extra awesome discount code to use on the website, an Official Awesome Card, access to the online Picture Library of Funky Bracelets, access to all content, and a box containing the winning Funky Bracelet from that months poll and a pair of earrings (sometimes matching always new that month).  This includes shipping  and is around a $58 value just in the box.
Pay off Amy's House
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
 Do not pick this level. It will literally take $250 a month out of your bank account and give it to me, so I can pay off my house. You will get nothing back in return, your only perks will be the same as anyone at the $1 a month level. This is madness I say MADNESSssss Bwahahahahah. Why are you even still reading this? Why, Why Ask You, why?  okay you have been warned choose this level at your own risk and my great delight.