Be a Patron!

workshopPatreon is an amazing way for people to earn their livings as independent artists.

For hundreds of years artists have thrived on the patronage of their communities and Patreon is a modern day continuation of that integral process. Patreon.com is a website for artists to achieve their goals through gaining and maintaining a regular monthly income with micro donations.

For my work, this means that you, my wonderful patron, give a donation, however small, even as little as $1 a month (it seriously all helps!) and as a thank you I make a piece of jewelry for you. Dependable monthly income is vital to artists who work to make a living off of their work and Patreon is a great platform to make that happen.

It is also a way to get handmade jewelry for less.

Since like any artist, I covet the idea of dependable income, you can get my work for less through being a patron than through Etsy or commissioning a piece. For example, take these adorable whale earrings:

Whale Stud Earrings 1

They’re cute, handmade and hand engraved, all sterling silver stud earrings. You can get them on Etsy for $30. You can get them directly through me for the same price. My patrons got them for $27 and free shipping.

How?

My patrons at the $9 a month level get a different pair of earrings at the beginning of every season. That means every every December, March, June and September (as long as you have already been a patron for at least three months) a new pair of earrings is delivered to your door for as long as you are a patron. So every three months you get a pair of earrings worth $30 or more for only $27. 

Past Patreon Gifts

The earrings are from the $9 a month level, the mala bracelets are from the $13 a month level. Each are sent out every three months.

A Few Other Bonuses

A few other bonuses (besides the beautiful jewelry delivered to your door) come with every level of patronage. Joining at any amount gives you:

mandala-sketches

  • First access to my sketches and works in progress
  • A look at my new work before I put it up for sale in my Etsy shop
  • Behind the scenes photos and info you won’t find on my Facebook or Instagram
  • And you will never pay full price for my work again! Get a 5% off coupon code to use every time you buy something in my Etsy shop. Forever. Plus go on my personal patrons list and get 5% off your purchases when you order directly through me.

So you know, it’s kind of cool.

So Many Options!

You can pick any amount to donate on a monthly basis. But there are eleven different gift levels. For the moment they are either Seasonal, where you get a gift every three months, or monthly, where a piece of jewelry is sent to you every single month. The amounts range from $1 to $135.

Here’s the breakdown

$1 or more per month (Every level above this also gets these benefits!)

  •  A BIG THANK YOU!
  •  First access to my sketches and works in progress
  • A look at my new work before I put it up for sale in my Etsy shop
  • Behind the scenes photos and info you won’t find on my Facebook or Instagram
  • Never pay full price for my work again! Get a 10% off coupon code to use anytime you buy something in my Etsy shop, forever. Plus go on my patrons list and get 15% off your purchases when you order directly through me.
Goat Earrings 2
$9 or more per month – Seasonal Earrings – Get a new pair of earrings delivered to you at the beginning of every season (December, March, June, September). Must be a patron for at least three consecutive months to receive the gift.
Patreon Mala 1609
$13 or more per month – Seasonal 27 Bead Mala Bracelets – Get a new mala bracelet delivered to you at the beginning of every season (December, March, June, September). Must be a patron for at least three consecutive months to receive the gift.

Honey drop ring 3

$16 or more per month – Seasonal Rings – Get a new ring delivered to you at the beginning of every season (December, March, June, September). Must be a patron for at least three consecutive months to receive a gift.
Whale Stud Earrings 1
$26 or more per month – Monthly Earrings – Get a new pair of earrings every month.
Taylor Heck - dreamcatcher mala
$35 or more per month – Monthly 27 Bead Mala Bracelets – Get a new short mala bracelet every month.
Emmah's Mala - white
$40 or more per month – Seasonal 108 Bead Mala Bracelets – Get a new mala wrap bracelet every season (December, March, June, September). Must be a patron for at least three consecutive months to receive a gift.
Malachite Drop Ring
$45 or more per month – Monthly Rings – Receive a new ring every month.
Gerber Daisy Pendant
$47 or more per month – Seasonal Layered Necklaces – Get a layered necklace at the beginning of every season (December, March, June, September). Must be a patron for three consecutive months to receive a gift.
Compassion Surmounts All Obstacles 2
$115 or more per month – Monthly 108 Bead Mala Bracelets – Get a new mala wrap bracelet every month.
Rectangle Birds - Detail
$135 or more per month – Monthly Layered Necklaces – Get a new layered pendant necklace every month.

If you’re interested in any of these options check my Patreon out at www.patreon.com/SaraKear!

Well, this was a long post. But I hope you liked learning about Patreon! Be sure to check out some of the other awesome artists on the site too!

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