Czarina Livelo is creating Crown + Gem: handmade earrings made with mindfulness
2

patrons

$13
per month
Who the heck are you?
I'm Czarina, your neighborhood jewelry maker, community gatherer, and #EntrePinay in the making. I'm Washington raised, San Francisco based, and on my way to being internationally known. If you know me well, then you probably think I have 50 jobs and you're wondering why I've decided to start a business too. Sometimes I wonder the same thing. One thing I know for sure is that it's non-negotiable for my work to be enjoyable, and that's how pretty much how C+G came about.

What is Crown + Gem?
Crown + Gem is a jewelry company made with mindfulness, crafted to be simple yet significant, and designed for the unapologetic, everyday extra, tough + tender cuties of the world. 

While some of you might remember me casually selling earrings on my personal Instagam awhile back, I’ve decided that after a long hiatus of recuperating my mental health and realigning my priorities, and just in time for my 24th birthday, I am ready to make my business official. So, Crown + Gem is back and better than ever! When I say “made with mindfulness,” I mean every item I make literally serves as a meditation for me, often about self care, my purpose and work, my personal combats with perfectionism and anxiety, patience and love, and why I continue to create. I hope you can feel and appreciate the intention, love, and care exchanged with each purchase. Because each piece is handmade and I am practicing my craft as I go, please note that no two items will look exactly alike (although I like to think that adds to the charm).

What is Patreon?
Patreon is a way for creators to gain the support (financial, emotional, physical, and even spiritual) they need in order to consistently fund and fuel their endeavors. For me, it’s most importantly a way to engage with loyal #CrownAndGemCuties and customers -- I rely on your feedback, your suggestions, and especially your referrals. I want to know what you’d like to see in the next collection, how you think our community could expand, and I need you to hold me accountable for the content and projects I plan on providing.

What else can I do to support?
If a monthly pledge is too much (or maybe even too little) for you to commit to, don’t sweat it. You can also: Sign up to receive monthly emails (and get 15% off your first order), share the C+G Instagram, post on your own social media about why you’re supporting me and my business, spend some time emailing a testimonial about what you love, buy some earrings as gifts, and refer C+G to your friends, families, and anyone who needs a vendor in the Bay Area. I’ll also do a callout for modeling and collaboration opportunities, and I want Patrons to be the first to know.

How can I reach you?
The best way to get in touch with me is through email. If you're a current Patron and you need assistance or have a question, please email me here.

Header photo courtesy of @hellodarakatrina
Tiers
Konti Lang
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
I know you got bills to pay and things to do, and yet you still choose to support me kahit konti lang  (pronounced kah-heet con-tee lawng). A monthly commitment, even just a little, is still a commitment, so I see you and I appreciate you! For just $1 a month, you will instantly:
  • Receive a handwritten thank you note from me.
  • See weekly updates -- so you can hold me accountable!
  • Have Patron-only access to behind the scenes photos before anyone else (including sketches, works in progress, finished products, and new collections).
Mabuhay!
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
(pronounced ma-boo-hi) Joining me at this tier means you want to see my business live a long life (Mabuhay Crown + Gem!) and your regular support will allow me to do just that. For just $3 a month, you will instantly:
  • Get all the perks above (handwritten note, weekly updates, exclusive photos).
  • Be able to connect with other patrons.
  • Get a 5% off forever discount code to use anytime you buy something online. That means you’ll never pay full price again! 
Bilib Na Ako!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
It’s incredible how much you bilib (pronounced bee-leeb) in me and my vision! Spending only $5 a month might not feel like a lot on your wallet, but it’s still a significant contribution and bilib me when I say it covers more costs than you’d think. To show my gratitude, you will instantly
  • Get all the perks above (handwritten note, exclusive content, 5% off forever).
  • Have Patron-only access to behind the scenes VIDEOS before anyone else (including timelapse videos, lookbooks, tours, and maybe even some tutorials).
  • Be able to participate in Patron-only polls to weigh in on future projects.
  • Receive a FREE pair of small pompom post earrings from my selection of colors.

 

After 3 active months at this tier, you will:

  • Be entered in a quarterly raffle and will receive 1 entry per cycle 
Ang Galing!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You must think my business and I are pretty galing (pronounced gah-ling) if you want to support me for $10 a month. I think you’re pretty great too, so in return you will instantly:
  • Get all the perks above (exclusive content + FREE pompom post earrings).
  • Get a 10% off forever discount code to use anytime you buy something online. That means you’ll never pay full price again!
  • Get the first look and pick at new products -- AKA you get dibs!
  • Receive two incense sticks/cones to get your meditation on.


After 3 active months at this tier, you will:

  • Be entered in a quarterly raffle and will receive 2 entries per cycle.
Naks Naman!
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Before you open Google translate, I’ll just tell you that this informal Tagalog expression, pronounced nox nah-mawn, translates to lots of different things, but mostly “Oh wow!’ and a feeling of being impressed. Supporting me for just $20 a month means you’re impressed with what I’m doing and where I’m going. Because I’m also impressed with your dedication and loyalty, you will instantly:
  • Get all the perks above (exclusive content + connect with fellow Patrons).
  • Get a 15% off forever discount code to use anytime you buy something online. That means you’ll never pay full price again!
  • Receive a FREE pair of small dangling or hoop pompom earrings from my selection of colors.
  • Receive two incense sticks/cones + a homemade lips+body sugar scrub to get your self care on.
  • Be the first invited to C+G’s local events. 
  • Be able to enter any Patron-only contests.
  • Be featured on our social media (wearing C+G earrings, of course) as our Patron of the Month.
  • Be invited to join the C+G Community Slack channel to connect, create, & share ideas.

 


After 3 active months at this tier, you will:

  • Be entered in a quarterly raffle and will receive 10 entries per cycle.
  • Receive a FREE pair of earrings of your choice every time a new collection drops (roughly every season).
Talaga?!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
This translates to something along the lines of “REALLY?!” As in, you really want to invest in me this much? You must really like what I’m doing and really want to see more of it! It’s hard to put a price on that kind of faith, but $50 a month seems pretty close. To show you how much that means to me, you will instantly:
  • Get all the perks above (exclusive content, event invites, social media feature, Slack invite).
  • Get a 20% off forever discount code to use anytime you buy something online. That means you’ll never pay full price again!
  • Receive a FREE pair of custom earrings.
  • Receive two incense sticks/cones, a homemade lips+body sugar scrub, and homemade lipbalm to get your self care on.
  • Be recognized for your support on the C+G website.
  • Be asked to model for a photoshoot (Bay Area patrons only, please).
  • Receive free shipping on all orders forever (US orders only).


After 3 active months at this tier, you will:

  • Be entered in a quarterly raffle and will receive 15 entries per cycle.
  • Receive a FREE pair of earrings of your choice every time a new collection drops (roughly every season).
Mahal Kita!
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
This phrase, pronounced mah-hall kee-tah, you might already know, but if you don’t yet, it means I love you! Simple as that. I know $75 isn’t easy to come by, so I love you for making the choice to support me consistently and at such a high level. Every penny counts but this amount is a serious gamechanger. To show my appreciation, I’ll be putting in some extra work too -- You will instantly
  • Get all the perks above (exclusive content, free custom earrings, website recognition, social media feature, modeling opportunity, Slack invite) 
  • Get a 25% off forever discount code to use anytime you buy something online. That means you’ll never pay full price again!
  • Receive the ultimate self care package: 2 incense sticks/cones, and homemade lip+body sugar scrub, lipbalm, and face mask.
  • Receive free priority shipping on all orders forever (US orders only).
  • Be my penpal, if you want! I’ll write you a letter every month and you’re free to respond or opt out.


After 3 active months at this tier, you will:

  • Be entered in a quarterly raffle and will receive 20 entries per cycle.
  • Receive a FREE pair of earrings of your choice every time a new collection drops (roughly every season).
  • Get a pair of earrings named after you in the next collection!
Goals
$13 of $100 per month
Reaching my goal of $100 would allow me to hire + fairly compensate a professional photographer to capture my vision. This would upgrade my product photos, help me create a professional media kit to send to possible collaborators, create new content to promote my work, and will give me exclusive behind the scenes content to share with Patrons. This would also be the opportunity to have my model callout for Bay Area Patrons supporting me from the Talaga?! + Mahal Kita! tiers!
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Who the heck are you?
I'm Czarina, your neighborhood jewelry maker, community gatherer, and #EntrePinay in the making. I'm Washington raised, San Francisco based, and on my way to being internationally known. If you know me well, then you probably think I have 50 jobs and you're wondering why I've decided to start a business too. Sometimes I wonder the same thing. One thing I know for sure is that it's non-negotiable for my work to be enjoyable, and that's how pretty much how C+G came about.

What is Crown + Gem?
Crown + Gem is a jewelry company made with mindfulness, crafted to be simple yet significant, and designed for the unapologetic, everyday extra, tough + tender cuties of the world. 

While some of you might remember me casually selling earrings on my personal Instagam awhile back, I’ve decided that after a long hiatus of recuperating my mental health and realigning my priorities, and just in time for my 24th birthday, I am ready to make my business official. So, Crown + Gem is back and better than ever! When I say “made with mindfulness,” I mean every item I make literally serves as a meditation for me, often about self care, my purpose and work, my personal combats with perfectionism and anxiety, patience and love, and why I continue to create. I hope you can feel and appreciate the intention, love, and care exchanged with each purchase. Because each piece is handmade and I am practicing my craft as I go, please note that no two items will look exactly alike (although I like to think that adds to the charm).

What is Patreon?
Patreon is a way for creators to gain the support (financial, emotional, physical, and even spiritual) they need in order to consistently fund and fuel their endeavors. For me, it’s most importantly a way to engage with loyal #CrownAndGemCuties and customers -- I rely on your feedback, your suggestions, and especially your referrals. I want to know what you’d like to see in the next collection, how you think our community could expand, and I need you to hold me accountable for the content and projects I plan on providing.

What else can I do to support?
If a monthly pledge is too much (or maybe even too little) for you to commit to, don’t sweat it. You can also: Sign up to receive monthly emails (and get 15% off your first order), share the C+G Instagram, post on your own social media about why you’re supporting me and my business, spend some time emailing a testimonial about what you love, buy some earrings as gifts, and refer C+G to your friends, families, and anyone who needs a vendor in the Bay Area. I’ll also do a callout for modeling and collaboration opportunities, and I want Patrons to be the first to know.

How can I reach you?
The best way to get in touch with me is through email. If you're a current Patron and you need assistance or have a question, please email me here.

Header photo courtesy of @hellodarakatrina

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Tiers
Konti Lang
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
I know you got bills to pay and things to do, and yet you still choose to support me kahit konti lang  (pronounced kah-heet con-tee lawng). A monthly commitment, even just a little, is still a commitment, so I see you and I appreciate you! For just $1 a month, you will instantly:
  • Receive a handwritten thank you note from me.
  • See weekly updates -- so you can hold me accountable!
  • Have Patron-only access to behind the scenes photos before anyone else (including sketches, works in progress, finished products, and new collections).
Mabuhay!
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
(pronounced ma-boo-hi) Joining me at this tier means you want to see my business live a long life (Mabuhay Crown + Gem!) and your regular support will allow me to do just that. For just $3 a month, you will instantly:
  • Get all the perks above (handwritten note, weekly updates, exclusive photos).
  • Be able to connect with other patrons.
  • Get a 5% off forever discount code to use anytime you buy something online. That means you’ll never pay full price again! 
Bilib Na Ako!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
It’s incredible how much you bilib (pronounced bee-leeb) in me and my vision! Spending only $5 a month might not feel like a lot on your wallet, but it’s still a significant contribution and bilib me when I say it covers more costs than you’d think. To show my gratitude, you will instantly
  • Get all the perks above (handwritten note, exclusive content, 5% off forever).
  • Have Patron-only access to behind the scenes VIDEOS before anyone else (including timelapse videos, lookbooks, tours, and maybe even some tutorials).
  • Be able to participate in Patron-only polls to weigh in on future projects.
  • Receive a FREE pair of small pompom post earrings from my selection of colors.

 

After 3 active months at this tier, you will:

  • Be entered in a quarterly raffle and will receive 1 entry per cycle 
Ang Galing!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You must think my business and I are pretty galing (pronounced gah-ling) if you want to support me for $10 a month. I think you’re pretty great too, so in return you will instantly:
  • Get all the perks above (exclusive content + FREE pompom post earrings).
  • Get a 10% off forever discount code to use anytime you buy something online. That means you’ll never pay full price again!
  • Get the first look and pick at new products -- AKA you get dibs!
  • Receive two incense sticks/cones to get your meditation on.


After 3 active months at this tier, you will:

  • Be entered in a quarterly raffle and will receive 2 entries per cycle.
Naks Naman!
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Before you open Google translate, I’ll just tell you that this informal Tagalog expression, pronounced nox nah-mawn, translates to lots of different things, but mostly “Oh wow!’ and a feeling of being impressed. Supporting me for just $20 a month means you’re impressed with what I’m doing and where I’m going. Because I’m also impressed with your dedication and loyalty, you will instantly:
  • Get all the perks above (exclusive content + connect with fellow Patrons).
  • Get a 15% off forever discount code to use anytime you buy something online. That means you’ll never pay full price again!
  • Receive a FREE pair of small dangling or hoop pompom earrings from my selection of colors.
  • Receive two incense sticks/cones + a homemade lips+body sugar scrub to get your self care on.
  • Be the first invited to C+G’s local events. 
  • Be able to enter any Patron-only contests.
  • Be featured on our social media (wearing C+G earrings, of course) as our Patron of the Month.
  • Be invited to join the C+G Community Slack channel to connect, create, & share ideas.

 


After 3 active months at this tier, you will:

  • Be entered in a quarterly raffle and will receive 10 entries per cycle.
  • Receive a FREE pair of earrings of your choice every time a new collection drops (roughly every season).
Talaga?!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
This translates to something along the lines of “REALLY?!” As in, you really want to invest in me this much? You must really like what I’m doing and really want to see more of it! It’s hard to put a price on that kind of faith, but $50 a month seems pretty close. To show you how much that means to me, you will instantly:
  • Get all the perks above (exclusive content, event invites, social media feature, Slack invite).
  • Get a 20% off forever discount code to use anytime you buy something online. That means you’ll never pay full price again!
  • Receive a FREE pair of custom earrings.
  • Receive two incense sticks/cones, a homemade lips+body sugar scrub, and homemade lipbalm to get your self care on.
  • Be recognized for your support on the C+G website.
  • Be asked to model for a photoshoot (Bay Area patrons only, please).
  • Receive free shipping on all orders forever (US orders only).


After 3 active months at this tier, you will:

  • Be entered in a quarterly raffle and will receive 15 entries per cycle.
  • Receive a FREE pair of earrings of your choice every time a new collection drops (roughly every season).
Mahal Kita!
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
This phrase, pronounced mah-hall kee-tah, you might already know, but if you don’t yet, it means I love you! Simple as that. I know $75 isn’t easy to come by, so I love you for making the choice to support me consistently and at such a high level. Every penny counts but this amount is a serious gamechanger. To show my appreciation, I’ll be putting in some extra work too -- You will instantly
  • Get all the perks above (exclusive content, free custom earrings, website recognition, social media feature, modeling opportunity, Slack invite) 
  • Get a 25% off forever discount code to use anytime you buy something online. That means you’ll never pay full price again!
  • Receive the ultimate self care package: 2 incense sticks/cones, and homemade lip+body sugar scrub, lipbalm, and face mask.
  • Receive free priority shipping on all orders forever (US orders only).
  • Be my penpal, if you want! I’ll write you a letter every month and you’re free to respond or opt out.


After 3 active months at this tier, you will:

  • Be entered in a quarterly raffle and will receive 20 entries per cycle.
  • Receive a FREE pair of earrings of your choice every time a new collection drops (roughly every season).
  • Get a pair of earrings named after you in the next collection!