Fascination Anxiety: The heightened sensation that overcomes one when confronted with an extremely fascinating object or encounter.
About this project
Welcome to Fascination Anxiety Jewelry
Designed, crafted and produced in New York City by artists Zoya Levinshteyn, Yuri Kolesov and Alisa Minyukova, Fascination Anxiety aims to charm, humor and surprise by embracing the unexpected. Our goal is to bring you unique hand made artifacts at a fair price without compromising the craftsmanship normally found in fine jewelry.
We do not involve the use of CAD Software or 3-D milling machines when creating our models, instead each artifact is born from a sketch and then carved by hand from start to finish and cast locally in the ancient lost wax method.
It is our commitment to have all of our mold making and casting done in New York City by environmentally conscious foundries. Not only because we want to ensure full quality results but also to support local businesses and build strong ties with our community. Our pieces range from the narrative to the Avant-Gard and represent our vision of New York city and the diversity of its people and cultures. From the first sketch to the creation of the master model we remain dedicated to the art of drawing, carving and sculpting to create jewelry worthy of being passed down for generations.
With your help we will be able to complete our collection, afford the equipment we need to finish our pieces in-house for large wholesale orders and create new job opportunities for others. We will be able to open the Fascination Anxiety-Atelier showroom for guests and buyers, participate in trade shows an design fairs and create an outrageously beautiful catalogue and web page. But best of all we will become a local, authentic family run business that will provide affordable jewelry made with love in the heart of New York City!
Rewards Please look to rewards on right panel for details
It takes a village and every little drop counts in realizing our goal. In response to your generosity we are offering gifts from our fine art and jewelry collection.
$5 An original printed surprise thank you card by Alisa Minyukova.
$25 5″x7″ Original signed artist print by Alisa Minyukova limited edition for Kickstarter.
$1000 A small hand made piece of jewelry designed especially for you on selected theme of your choice caste in Sterling Silver.
$3500 A hand made piece of jewelry designed especially for you on a selected theme of your choice caste in 18 Karat Gold.
Risks and challenges
Fascination Anxiety is a budding operation. Each design is started and finished in house. Many days the three of us work around the clock to complete orders because we are committed to the vision of taking this project to it’s ultimate success. We share powerful momentum as a three person team. Thirty years of experience in the jewelry industry have taught us that not every step of the production process is full proof. Once we hand the finished wax model over to the foundry for casting it is out of our control. There are instances where master models that have taken us weeks to sculpt have been entirely destroyed during the casting process leaving us no options than to start from scratch. Equipment can malfunction causing delays and quality control issues. And on occasion unforeseen shifts in the price of metals can reek havoc in our ability make a profit, yet there has been no hurdle too large or unmanageable to stop us. With your help we are prepared, nervous and exited to begin this endeavor with all of it’s risks and challenges!!!
Special Thanks to Isak Tiner www.isaktiner.com who was relentless in creating perfection throughout the filming of this Kickstarter video.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.