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Did you make a pledge during Project: Next Step and haven't received your reward yet? FEAR NOT! We haven't forgotten about you! Due to the overwhelming response of our fundraiser and the handcrafted nature of each reward, we are currently experiencing some delays. The Reward Schedule has been pushed back, but we're still hard at work on them! Many packages have already been sent out and more will continue to go out each day until we have fulfilled all of the rewards. So sorry about the setbacks and thank you so much for your patience and understanding! Most importantly, thank you for your support! Please see the revised ship times below. If your reward is now shown below, it has shipped.



When we started down this path, we didn't really know what to expect. We had a shoestring budget, a couple boxes of beads, and a lot of ideas. Little by little, we grew the business and built our lives here. We've set down roots in this charming town in Southwestern Pennsylvania and against all odds, are thriving. After five years, we have sent packages around the globe, met thousands of people, and have shared our journey along the way. It has been an amazing adventure and we feel so fortunate to have been able to do this. We have a good life and we couldn't have done it without our countless friends, supporters, and advocates. They've pushed us to dig deeper, reach higher, and always strive for our dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem.

So what's next? We have a lot of great things planned and will be unveiling these projects as they continue to develop and come to fruition. But sometimes the greatest opportunities are unexpected ones! It's like when we first opened – while we had dreamed of one day owning our own shop, it seemed like something that would happen down the road. It was only through a very particular set of circumstances and happenstances that everything perfectly aligned and Allegory Gallery was born.

While we're always on the lookout for great deals and finding amazing and unique things to offer in the store, we weren't actively looking to acquire the inventory of an entire store... but the chance to absorb these treasures into our current selection has presented itself and it's an amazing deal! The offer is to get over $100,000 for a fraction of the cost! We really believe that this opportunity will catapult us to the next level!

Instead of the traditional ways of securing funds, we thought that we would turn to crowdsource funding. We researched all the possibilities and while there are some awesome services, we wanted more of the money collected to actually go towards our goal. So... we came up with “Project: Next Step”. We developed a wonderful series of rewards to thank those who enable us to achieve our goals. We hope participants of this fundraising project will enjoy the perks for pledging.

We appreciate you taking a look and sharing this with those who you think might be interested. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please contact us here.


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Project Status:

Days Remaining: 0

100% Funded!!!

We have had over 150 participants from all across the world and have had countless likes and shares on social media throughout our fundraising effort! Each of you has helped make Project: Next Step a true SUCCESS! William, Andrew, and everyone here at Allegory Gallery are so grateful for all the help we have received to take the next step! We could not have done this without you! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!

If you see a pledge reward and are still interested in claiming one and missed out during the duration of Project: Next Step, fear not! We will leave the webpage up and store links active through January. All of these orders above our funding goal will help offset overhead expenses like transportation, processing fees, and costs associated with making the pledge rewards.




Material Rewards





Porcelain Pendant Reward


Pledge $8.00 and receive a limited edition porcelain pendant handcrafted by Andrew Thornton in Ligonier, PA. Each pendant is done in his rustic relief style, full of character and containing hallmarks of being made one at a time by hand.

Pledge: $8.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships First Half 2017



Etched Copper Pendant Reward


Contributors of $16 who select this option will receive an etched copper pendant. The pendant features original artwork by Asheville-based artist, Cynthia Thornton. Pendants measure approximately 2" X 2" square.

Pledge: $16.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships Second Half 2017



Ornament Reward


Handcrafted out of resin and hand-painted, each ornament designed and made by Andrew Thornton is unique. Participants who pledge $16 and pick this option will call one of these pendants their very own!

Pledge: $16.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships Second Half 2017



Coloring Book Reward


Ligonier-based artist Andrew Thornton has compiled a collection of line drawings perfect for meditative coloring. Each book is 16 pages long and features original designs. Books measure approximately 5.5" X 8.5".

Pledge: $20.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships Second Half 2017



Zine Reward


This 16-page zine features original stories and artwork by Allegory Gallery resident artist and Creative Director, Andrew Thornton. Zines measure approximately 4.25" X 5.5". Each zine is signed and dated.

Pledge: $20.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships Second Half 2017



Earring Reward


Show your style with a custom pair of earrings, handcrafted by Andrew Thornton. The artist will ask contributors who select this option a series of questions to develop a unique pair of earrings made specifically for the wearer.

Pledge: $25.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships Second Half 2017 (Partially Shipped)



Mystery Box Reward


A small flat rate USPS box is filled with an assortment of jewelry-making components and supplies worth over $80! What's inside, no one knows! No two boxes are exactly alike! The boxes will include a carefully curated collection of inspiring beads and materials. *This pledge is available only for US customers and cannot be shipped with other prizes. For international participants, email us at info@allegorygallery.com for updated and accurate shipping costs.

Pledge: $40.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships Second Half 2017



Porcelain Divination Set Reward


Do you have a question and are seeking an answer or guidance? Participants who claim this option will get a special Divination Set developed and handcrafted by Andrew Thornton.

Pledge: $60.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships Second Half 2017



Polymer Clay Pendant Club Reward


Option One of this reward for $75 includes six months of polymer clay pendants designed and made by Andrew Thornton. Every month a new pendant will arrive at your doorstep. Option Two of this reward for $140 includes a full year of pendants. Pendants typically retail for $8 a piece! The pledge amount includes shipping for a below-cost price!

Pledge: $75.00 or $140.00 + One Time Shipping Fee

Reward Timeframe: Ships Starting Second Half 2017



Dragon Sculpture Reward


Contributors who select this option will receive a dragon sculpture made by Andrew Thornton. Andrew will ask those who claim this perk a series of questions and create a custom dragon sculpture to reflect the new owner's personality. Each sculpture is made of polymer clay and is hand-painted. Sculptures include some mixed media elements.

Pledge: $100.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships Second Half 2017



Necklace Reward


Have you ever wanted Andrew Thornton to make a necklace just for you? Select this option and receive a piece that he has made with you in mind. He'll interview contributors who pick this perk to create a truly one-of-a-kind creation.

Pledge: $120.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships Second Half 2017 (Partially Shipped)



Wood Panel Painting Reward


Fall into the fantastical world of Andrew Thornton in this option. Up for grabs is a one-of-a-kind painting by the artist. Each painting measures approximately 8" X 8" and will be done in his unique style.

Pledge: $120.00 + Shipping

Reward Timeframe: Ships Second Half 2017


Experience Rewards





Metal Clay Class


Work with artist Andrew Thornton to learn how to use metal clay! He will help guide participants to unlock the mysteries of this material in an all-day workshop. Students will learn how to create their own textures and molds, get a working understanding of bronze metal clay, and learn how to create their own metal coin pendants and components. All materials included, no kit fee required.

Pledge: $245.00 per seat

Occurs: Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11am till 6pm EST (One Hour Lunch)


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