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Erin needs a camera to sell her art
$210 raised
42% of $500 goal
5 contributors
97 Weeks running
I'm an artist with an Etsy shop raising funds to buy a camera so I can photograph my merchandise for online sales.

My name is Erin Lyndal Martin, and you may have seen my writing and art float across the internet. I run The Mermaids Singing, an Etsy shop which features my original art, hand-painted glassware, jewelry, and more. Currently I offer over 100 unqiue items, each one handmade. All of my 14 ratings are five-star.

Here's a little video you can watch to see my handiwork:

I love creating beautiful things and selling them to others. However, I have one huge obstacle to selling work online: I do not have a camera to photograh my work. Up until this point, I've had to hire photographers (and it's not easy to find good product photographers in a rural area!), borrow cameras, and make do with the limits of  my phone's camera.  All of those things take time and energy away from making art. I'm unable to add things right away and sometimes new merchandise sits unlisted until I have access to a good camera again.  In fact, I now have a shoebox full of jewelry I've made that I am unable to list because my phone can't capture that level of detail. My shop is not yet profitable, so I don't have that income to use.

I am seeking the funds to buy a camera that I can use to easily photograph my work.  I have had a DSLR in the past and know my way around one. With your help, I can own a good camera again, and I can literally show my work in its best light.

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$30 USD
Shop discount code
  • 3 claimed
You will receive a discount code for $5 off your purchase in my shop.
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$50 USD
Coupon code and notecards
  • 0 claimed
You will receive the previous perk, and you will also receive three full color notecards (of my choice and with white envelopes) of my work.
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$75 USD
Coupon code, notecards, candleholder
  • 0 claimed
You will receive the previous perks as well as a hand-painted candleholder (with plain candle).
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$100 USD
Glitterati bracelet
  • 0 claimed
In addition to the previous perks, you will receive a bracelet similar to my "glitterati bracelet." Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
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