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Nocturnal Nouveau

Nocturnal Nouveau

A mystical celebration of the flora and fauna of the night in a collection of beautiful Art Nouveau style enamel pins.

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When the stars and the moon rule the sky, critters emerge to hunt and play. These oft-misunderstood animals not only represent an important part of their ecosystems, but have inspired humanity across the ages. In this set, I’ve paired my love for the elegance of vintage Art Nouveau jewelry with the celestial beauty of the night sky and some of my favorite night-time fauna.

In these pins you can celebrate not only the ecological value of these delightful animals, but seek guidance from their mystical sides as well. Owl’s wisdom is well-known, as is the liminal nature of the bat, but did you know that in Mazatec legend it is the humble opossum who brings fire from the stars to humanity?

Besides the barn owl, fruit bat, and opossum, your support can help this collection grow! I have stretch goals to unlock additional floral and celestial pin designs, an additional colorway option, and free pins!

Our first stretch goal is the Series 02 pins, featuring three different flowers that bloom at night. This reward will be unlocked when we hit $7000, which will cover the cost of production for the additional pins.

At $8,500 we will unlock an additional design option for both series of pins! Backers will vote on whether you want an optional glitter finish or a second colorway option! The design option that Backers vote on will be available as choices for the reward tiers or as add-ons.

Starting at $10,000 we will unlock a collection of celestial accent pins. These mini pins will be only be available as add-ons, unless...

...unless campaign funding reaches $18k, at which point ALL THREE of the mini accent pins will be included as a freebie for everyone pledging for the full set of 6 Pins! 

To keep things simple, four pledge levels are available and you can select your rewards from any of the unlocked Series 01 and Series 02 pins. Additional pins and rewards will be available as add-ons when you fill out your backer survey after the campaign ends.
  • One Pin: $13 (1 pin of your choice)
  • Two Pins: $25 (2 pins of your choice)
  • Three Pins: $36 (3 pins of your choice)
  • Six Pins: $70 (6 pins of your choice)

Early Bird Specials: Make your pledge in the first 48 hours and you can choose from two special extra discount tiers! Get one Series of three pins for $33 or both Series for a total of 6 pins for $65. (These tiers include the full Series with one of each design, no mix-and-match.)
NOTE: The above prices DO NOT include shipping. Shipping costs will be charged AFTER the campaign, closer to the shipping date via the backer survey.
Due to the unpredictable nature of the shipping and manufacturing process, these estimates are subject to change in either direction. We'll be sure to send progress updates regularly until fulfilled.

Tentative timeline:
  • August 16, 2023: Campaign ends, and funds will be received 2-3 weeks after.
  • Early September: Surveys sent to backers
  • Late September: Production will start with an estimated 4-8 weeks of production time.
  • November: Packaging & shipping begins (shipping cost charged to backers)
  • December: Delivery to backers

  • Shipping will be charged separately after the campaign ends and closer to the ship date.
  • Shipping will be via USPS First Class with tracking; costs are subject to change based on USPS rates at the time of shipping. Estimated shipping as of July 2023 is $6 within the US, and $15-20 everywhere else, for up to 6 pins.
  • We will do our best to ensure the most cost-effective and accurate shipping costs for all.
  • International backers are responsible for all customs, duty, and VAT charges.

Due to international shipping restrictions and packaging laws, I cannot ship to the following countries: Germany, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Belarus, Russia, Turkmenistan, Bhutan, South Sudan, Yemen, Brunei, Sudan, Laos, Syria. 
Pledges from backers residing in these countries will be cancelled and refunded unless a shipping address to an alternate country can be provided.

Hello, I’m so delighted you’re interested in my pin collection! I'm Carrie Alyson, a Tacoma-based artist who loves tarot, board games, and hiking with my wife. In 2019, I crowdfunded my Calming Cats pin collection, a series of mindfulness reminders paired with feline support. At the start of 2022, I crowdfunded my Frantic Familiars collection, which embodied the magic and mayhem of setting myself the goal of becoming a full-time artist.
With this latest collection, I’m doing just that, and your support means the world to me. I have a lot more in store as I grow Aspenhearted, so I invite you to follow me and find more of my work here:
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