Chandelier By NK — Fun Acrylic Decor

Chandelier By NK is a modern decor company redefining the design of the traditional chandelier.

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Project Description

THE IDEA

Chandelier By NK, a modern acrylic decor company, was founded in 2014. It started as an idea to create an easy, chic chandelier without lights. The idea of making a chandelier and then flipping it on it's head and redefining it was so much fun! We began with two lines: the Fancy and the Octopus Chandelier. The chandeliers were a new concept and we garnered a lot of press and praise. We began to grow our customer base through that and were able to see what was working and selling. Truthfully, it exceeded our expectations! We then partnered with an investor in late 2014, who helped seed our first inventory run — making our products abroad. Before that, each one was made individually and costs were very high. The chandeliers started selling online and we collaborated with party stylists, interior designers and retail to build our brand.  In the last few years, our focus has been on selling the inventory and creating a strong fan base. We are now at a critical growth point and know we need to innovate and expand beyond our two lines.

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THE CHANDELIERS


What makes our acrylic chandeliers unique and one-of-a-kind is the design. We pair modern, chic designs with bright colors and crystals. Acrylic is such a fun medium to work with! It's luminescent and bold. With freedom from lights, the chandeliers can be hung anywhere you can position a hook or wire. Acrylic can work both inside or outside, which frees up your creativity. Future designs include a heart, a diamond, skull and a cloud with lightning bolts. New acrylics we are dying to use are gold and rose gold! We also want to bring back our sold out mirror metallic and white acrylic. We take designing seriously — but we don't think decor should be serious. It really only takes a few minutes to hang the chandeliers to achieve a new look. The great part about the chandeliers is that they fold flat. When in use, they slot together and are held by two s hooks at the top. We recommend using fishing wire for the full effect: creating the illusion the chandeliers are hanging from thin air. Fun, right?

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FUND GOALS


The immediate goal is to attend a trade show in early 2018 (ATL Gift Show or NY NOW) where we can showcase our products in front of a larger audience. The funds we hope to raise will help us buy a space and design a booth. The focus at the show will be in retaining purchase orders — so we can turn to our manufacturer to start production. Our secondary goal is also to put a deposit down to start production, along with purchase orders from trade show (our manufacturer requires a minimum of 500 for one chandelier color/design.)

Financial Need:

  1. $5,000 for a trade show booth and space at show (including marketing materials)

Our goal is to grow this business into a lifestyle decor company — offering modern decor with a twist. In order to maintain the brand and continue to expand out we must be able to grow our offerings beyond two lines. This includes enhancing our existing lines with new acrylics and replenishing sold out acrylics (that even today, as we are writing this, are being asked for.) We have worked very hard for 3 years — selling our chandeliers, building a name and creating an experience. Chandelier By NK will continue to strive for excellence in customer service and innovative design. We want to spread happy into the world through our colorful chandeliers.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH

We would love your support to help fund our dreams. (A little side note: This is Nicole. I started this dream at 40, after a small monetary gift came from a beloved Uncle who passed. I had recently had an IVF fail, and instead of wallowing in despair, I turned that passion of an idea — into a product. I truly believe we can do anything in life with some help, passion and a belief in your dreams.)


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Updates

The Project FAQs

Why do you need to raise $5,00?
Exhibiting at a trade show is expensive. To reserve a space, assemble and design an eye-catching booth, runs upward of $10,000. Prototypes, marketing materials and travel are also costs that need to be factored in. The upside is this will be OUR chance to get in front of serious buyers (like Target, Land of Nod and other large companies that we can't get in front of easily.) Now that we have proof of concept down (3 years selling and reviewing customer data) we feel confident that there is a larger audience out there for our modern decor. By raising the needed funds to expand our brand awareness, this is the first step into the second phase of Chandelier By NK.

Where are you making your campaign donation chandeliers?
Right now, we will have to make all chandeliers that are offered as campaign donation gifts, in the U.S. This will be more costly than abroad — because our manufacturer has high minimum quantities we have to comply with. Each chandelier will be laser cut in a U.S. facility and shipped direct to you. If we run into any issues, we will contact you immediately. 

What does Chandelier By NK stand for? 
We thought Chandelier was a fun riff off of traditional decor. NK is Nicole Ketchum. We plan to make more than just chandeliers in the near future.

What is the chandelier made of?
3 mm acrylic in various colors

How do you assemble the chandelier?
To assemble the chandelier, first peel the protective paper off and then use jump ring to attach crystal. Slot the two chandelier sides together and attach 2 S-Hooks at top holes to hang.

How big are the chandeliers?
The Octopus is currently 24 x 20. The Fancy is 24 x 19. Heart is 16 x 14. Diamond is 15 x 13.

How do the chandeliers come packaged? 
Our custom made boxes, 20 x 27 x 3 and are fitted with a foam insert that is the shape of the chandelier. They pack flat. Inside the box are 2 s hooks, a crystal (for Fancy only) and a marketing insert that shows how to use and hang it.

How much do the chandeliers weigh?
3 lbs. Very lightweight and easy to hold.

How do you hang the chandeliers?
We recommend fishing wire or chandeliers chains at your local hardware store.

How long to receive my chandelier from campaign?
We will send out an email after campaign ends detailing a timeline from our manufacturer.

When will my custom chandelier be made? 
We will send out an email asap after campaign to discuss in more length. If you have any questions beforehand, please email us at nicole@chandelierbynk.com.

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Monetary Contribution With No Reward
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$100
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Heart Chandelier
$100
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Mini Heart with Crystal
$50
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10/20/2017
Social Media Shout out
$25
Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Don't need one of our chandeliers, but want to help us succeed? We'll send a handwritten thank you note by founder/designer Nicole Ketchum.

33 Supporters
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$25
Social Media Shout out

Our thanks on all of our social media channels as a supporter of Chandelier By NK.

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$40
Mini Heart with Crystal

Heart mini for holidays or window. Comes with high-grade crystal.

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Mini Diamond with Crystal

Diamond Mini for holidays or window. Comes with high-grade crystal.

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$100
Heart Chandelier

Heart Chandelier, 16 x 14, ready to hang for a party, your home or anywhere you need a pop of color. Colors: neon pink, red, white or black.

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Diamond Chandelier with Crystal

Diamond Chandelier, 15 x 13, ready to hang for a party, your home or anywhere you need a pop of color. Colors: turquoise, white or black.

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Sold Out White Fancy Chandelier — Limited Run

Last chance to buy the popular, sold out White Fancy Chandelier with Crystal. Not sure we will be able to reorder this abroad going forward. Depends on funds raised.

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Your choice of Chandelier (heart, diamond, fancy, octopus) with personalized engraving up to 20 characters.

Chandelier with personal engraving

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$500
Custom Made Chandelier

Custom designed chandelier based on your idea

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Custom Chandelier, crystal add-ons and a custom party kit: napkins, plates, garland, balloons and tags.

Custom designed chandelier and party kit based on your idea

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Yellow Octopus Crown Chandelier By NK
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Yellow Or Turquoise Octopus Chandelier

Snag your fun and happy Octopus Chandelier perfect for any space and any kid (or kid at heart!)

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Diamond or Heart Mini's in Mirrored Acrylic

Perfect for your Christmas Tree or NYE Bash

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Snowflake Chandelier

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Custom Black Fancy Chandelier

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About the entrepreneur

Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Don't need one of our chandeliers, but want to help us succeed? We'll send a handwritten thank you note by founder/designer Nicole Ketchum.

33 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Social Media Shout out

Our thanks on all of our social media channels as a supporter of Chandelier By NK.

36 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
Mini Heart with Crystal

Heart mini for holidays or window. Comes with high-grade crystal.

396 Left
4 Supporters
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$50
Mini Diamond with Crystal

Diamond Mini for holidays or window. Comes with high-grade crystal.

397 Left
3 Supporters
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$100
Heart Chandelier

Heart Chandelier, 16 x 14, ready to hang for a party, your home or anywhere you need a pop of color. Colors: neon pink, red, white or black.

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5 Supporters
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$150
Diamond Chandelier with Crystal

Diamond Chandelier, 15 x 13, ready to hang for a party, your home or anywhere you need a pop of color. Colors: turquoise, white or black.

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1 Supporter
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Nicole Web Res-8
$250
Sold Out White Fancy Chandelier — Limited Run

Last chance to buy the popular, sold out White Fancy Chandelier with Crystal. Not sure we will be able to reorder this abroad going forward. Depends on funds raised.

20 Left
0 Supporters
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$300
Your choice of Chandelier (heart, diamond, fancy, octopus) with personalized engraving up to 20 characters.

Chandelier with personal engraving

15 Left
0 Supporters
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$500
Custom Made Chandelier

Custom designed chandelier based on your idea

15 Left
0 Supporters
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$1,000
Custom Chandelier, crystal add-ons and a custom party kit: napkins, plates, garland, balloons and tags.

Custom designed chandelier and party kit based on your idea

10 Left
0 Supporters
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palm-springs-bachelorette-2-4
$99
Sold Out White Fancy Chandelier — Limited Run

Sold Out White Fancy Chandelier

2 Supporters
Select this reward
Yellow Octopus Crown Chandelier By NK
$50
Yellow Or Turquoise Octopus Chandelier

Snag your fun and happy Octopus Chandelier perfect for any space and any kid (or kid at heart!)

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$45
Diamond or Heart Mini's in Mirrored Acrylic

Perfect for your Christmas Tree or NYE Bash

5 Left
0 Supporters
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$75
Snowflake Chandelier

Snowflake Chandelier in White

5 Left
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$99
Custom Black Fancy Chandelier

Custom Black Fancy Chandelier

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$55
Hot Pink Fancy Chandelier Sale

Hot Pink Fancy Chandelier

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