Jewelry of the Playa Kickstarter Update #1: The Launch

The Launch

What a wonderful Kickstarter launch! What a beginning! We have raised $3,635 since our Friday kickoff party at Artisan’s Asylum. This makes the project 24% funded in only a few short days. The evening hosted three great lectures from all of the authors and a sampling of the jewelry for all to see in person.


This past weekend, George, LadyBee, and myself traveled to Martha’s Vineyard to talk about the project. Ok, there was some hiking, long lazy meals with a lot of good wine and engaging stories in between. We all bonded and are very excited about the future of this project. 

Thank You!

I would like to thank all of those who have already donated, your early support and belief in this project is very moving and I fully appreciate it. I would like to personally recognize Sumner Silverman who has donated at the $1000 level!

Get Involved!

Jewelry of the Playa isn’t just a book, it is a living archive of meaningful gifts from the playa. Do you have a story or a cool piece of jewelry from Burning Man, if so, we would like to hear from you! We are accepting submissions for the book until JULY 1, 2014.


Karen Christians

Jewelry of the Playa Kickstarter

I am very excited to announce that I will soon be launching a Kickstarter to help fund the creation of The Jewelry of the Playa. The Jewelry of the Playa is a collection of meaningful gifts: a coffee table book exploring the jewelry, and its stories, at Burning Man. I will be working on the book with Christine Kristen (LadyBee) and George Post. Both very versatile and talented individuals I am excited to collaborate with.

The Kickstarter will go live at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1683116430/jewelry-of-the-playa on the eve of Friday the 11th of April. If you live in the Boston MA area, you are invited to come to our launch party! There will plenty of snacks and drinks as well as talks given by myself, George, and Christine.

I hope to see you all there!

Karen Christians