Funding the Ilo Jelly Monsters Project
If you had been following me on my twitter account (and less so on my Instagram account ), I've been developing a new product line called the -Ilo Jelly Monsters inspired by some Perler art I did over winter break.
Side note: They were renamed from -Ilo Jelly Babies since apparently Jelly Babies already existed as a candy. These little guys are not edible~!
For the non-LGBTQIA+ variants, I would like to create an accessory line featuring small and large (?) bags and maybe stationery.
I've been practicing with some of these patterns. I have also an excess amount of clear vinyl material for clear pouches! I'm pretty excited to bring more 3D items to my product catalogue!
But with Pride in June, I would like to first create some stickers of the LGBTQIA+ variants and would need help raising funds for it if I were to go through a third party ( Sticker Yeti ) versus posting them on Redbubble. I'm initially going to see if there is even an interest in the Ilo Jelly Monster sticker variants before opening pre-orders. If people are interested in purchasing, I'll set up a pre-order sheet. If not, I'll put them on Redbubble.
Pros of pre-ordering / allowing me to control inventory:
Stickers will be less expensive.
$1 for pre-orders.
$1.50 for regular sale
Small about 2" (~5.10 cm) on the longest side.
Directly supporting the artist.
The return on each sale is higher if I use my own store versus Redbubble.
I also include a small free print with your order!
I can sell stickers at a lower price at my in-person events.
Pros of going through Redbubble:
Can choose sticker size.
Starts at about 3" (~7.62 cm) on the longest side.
Order anytime and bundle with other artists' stickers for group discounts.
I can do both, so I'm mostly checking to see if anybody's interested in buying directly from me! I'll need about $71 to purchase from Sticker Yeti. I can supplement some of the funds. I don't want to pay for it all like I did with my transparent DnD stickers.
Side note: Though to be fair, I did sell a few at my last event.
Schedule for Pre-Orders
If people were interested in buying directly from me, pre-orders would be open Mid-April to May 11, 2021 or until the $71 funding goal is reached.
If more than $71 was raised, I would like to contribute some funds to making Wizard LGBTQIA+ Cat stickers. They'd take about $31 more, but I'm willing to help with the cost depending on how much more was raised.
With about a 7 day turn around time for Sticker Yeti to deliver the stickers, pre-ordered stickers will head out the week of May 17, 2021 and hopefully be available in time for Pride!
If there is little to no interest / pre-order sales, I'll be refunding the pre-orders and sticking to Redbubble. Stickers would be available once I've acquired funding.
I can make customizable bookmarks for different pride colors too.
I need to figure out formatting to see if I can stick Ilo Jelly Monsters on a button for another avenue of sale, but I'll try to become creative with prints too!
Either way, the sticker sheet is ready to be sent! All I need is the funding:
Note: Ilo Jelly Monster Variations near the end of this blog.
.And if you don't want a sticker or anything and simply want to contribute, my ko-fi is available for donations! Thank you in advance.
That is all. I hope people are interested in some fun Pride stickers! If not, they'll quietly wait on redbubble. Below are the Ilo Jelly Monster variations!