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Indiegogo Update: October 4 Post

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Indiegogo Update: October 4 Post

Okay, okay! We’ve got updates:

We’re back from checking on production in China. DIPPERS ARE BEING ASSEMBLED!

Right now we are in the middle of a week-long Chinese holiday which is slowing things down a bit, but we’re still on track to start shipping the first units by the end of the month. We're giddy just thinking about it!

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Indiegogo Update: August 30 Post

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Indiegogo Update: August 30 Post

We're packing our bags for China, y'all.

Team Tinsel is gearing up for a trip to our factory this week. We got the pilot run of samples a few weeks back, much to our excitement. You’ll be happy to know that we are still on schedule for an October ship, despite some snags that have tried to kill our vibe.

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Indiegogo Update: July 21 Post

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Indiegogo Update: July 21 Post

After sharing a pretty lengthy and serious update with y'all last time, we've decided to keep this one as short and sweet as our (CEB) Chief Executive Baby. 

We're happy to report that everything is still on track with our latest Dipper production timeline. In fact, the factory just completed a small sample run of the CNC'ed Dippers, which will be arriving to Tinsel HQ next week. 

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Getting There is Half The Battle

Getting There is Half The Battle

To say we’ve been through a lot in the past month would be an understatement. We went to China and discovered that The Dipper’s chevron pendant had major problems. While this unexpected challenge has pushed out our ship date to October 2016, we are relieved to finally have a solution to the metal issues that have caused so many Dipper delays. You can read all about it here on our blog.

#cantstopwontstop <3

Summertime Shine

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Summertime Shine

Tinsel founders Aniyia Williams and Monia Santinello are in Shenzhen, China right now, crossing T's and dotting I's before The Dipper goes into full production. This week, they've been brushing up on their technical Chinese with The Dipper's factory teams, discussing everything from final assembly to product packaging - including a few surprises!
 

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Indiegogo Update: May 20 Post

Indiegogo Update: May 20 Post

We’re finally rounding the homestretch, and are oooh so close to entering into Mass Production Mode!

We’re going to brief you on the latest news, but first let’s take a moment to reflect back on how far we've come.

Shine. Don't Settle: Putting the Words to the Test

Shine. Don't Settle: Putting the Words to the Test

With all the talk of melting, plating, and finishing lately you’d think Team Tinsel was working on a restaurant. We won’t be churning out gourmet cuisine any time soon, but we’re certainly hungry for results!

Indiegogo Update: April 18 Post

Indiegogo Update: April 18 Post

Since our last update, we’ve been working around the clock on packaging and perfecting the finer details of The Dipper.

Now that we’re off-tool, we’re at work fine-tuning things like the perfect hues of gold and gunmetal, the experience of switching to earbud mode and back, and the lengths of The Dipper’s necklace chains.

Tinsel's Newest Playlist: "That Evening Glow"

Tinsel's Newest Playlist: "That Evening Glow"

After long days of being “on,” a girl can start to think that the only way to shine is to keep on grinding  -- but that’s not the case at all. Team Tinsel is all about self love, and that means understanding that the slow-burning, ambient glow of reclining and reflection is just as beautiful as the stage lights of peak activity. What’s below is just a sampling of some of our favorites, but you can exhale, recline, and shine with the full playlist, “That Evening Glow” now on Tinsel’s Spotify.

Indiegogo Update: March 23 Post

Indiegogo Update: March 23 Post

Since our last update, we’ve been working around the clock on packaging and perfecting the finer details of The Dipper.

Now that we’re off-tool, we’re at work fine-tuning things like the perfect hues of gold and gunmetal, the experience of switching to earbud mode and back, and the lengths of The Dipper’s necklace chains.

It's Not a Competition, but We Won Anyway

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It's Not a Competition, but We Won Anyway

South by Southwest is a convention, not a competition, but if Team Tinsel had to choose a winner, we’d choose ourselves. Since our last newsletter, we’ve been perfecting the finer details of The Dipper, receiving plenty of attention and praise, and ringing in springtime sunshine with something new. All of this and a message from Tinsel CEO Aniyia Williams in our first newsletter of the spring season!

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New Artist Shinelight: Introducing Tenille Tomengo

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New Artist Shinelight: Introducing Tenille Tomengo

There’s something about springtime that just screams “do something new.”

 

This week, Team Tinsel is giving 200% to springtime’s call with a new series on new musicians. First up: Tenille Tomengo, a soulful songstress from Central Florida. “Feel Free” to check out her new single, out now on iTunes and Spotify.

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Chevron and On and On... The Dipper and Springtime's Favorite Pattern

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Chevron and On and On... The Dipper and Springtime's Favorite Pattern

One of the biggest challenges of designing something like The Dipper, a piece intended to be both highly fashionable and high-functioning, is making certain that it has mass appeal. Tinsel women are hugely diverse - from college students to grandmothers, from artists to engineers, and all sorts in between - so pin-pointing a style that could bridge that divide was no easy task. We discussed The Dipper’s iconic chevron look from in our interview with Phnam Bagley last year, but with spring on its way and a tide of bright colors and trendy new patterns rolling in on its coat tails, Team Tinsel thought it was high time to tell the whole story of The Dipper’s chevs.

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A Digital-Lifer’s Guide to Spring Cleaning

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A Digital-Lifer’s Guide to Spring Cleaning

Two months of 2016 and (hopefully) the worst of this year’s winter weather is over.  If you’re like us, you’ve been longingly browsing through spring clothing catalogues, planning getaways and excursions for the warmer half of the year, and wondering where the heck all this stuff came from. The sunshine is coming and the junk it going: it’s spring cleaning time!

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The Lady Boss and Fighting Burnout

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The Lady Boss and Fighting Burnout

Being a lady boss isn't easy. You have to be at the top of your game like Serena Williams, have the confidence of Sofia Vergara, maintain composure like Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and develop the ability to hold things down like Her Highness Queen Elizabeth. Then there are the responsibilities of being a boss: being an awesome employee/employer, keeping your friendships and relationships going, getting involved in your communities, and looking good doing it. Though tools like The Dipper, your smartphone, and your favorite to-do list app make things considerably more manageable, it’s inevitable that at some point – even if only for a little while – things will get overwhelming. 

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If You Could Date The Dipper

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If You Could Date The Dipper

We the people of 2016, in order to form more perfect lives, generally carry our tech wherever we go. That elevates our gadgets to a new level. Rather than just "tools," our tech accessories are companions who help us out throughout the day. In the spirit of the season, Tinsel reimagined two of the accessories and gadgets women wear today as boyfriends and checked out how they stack up against our own Dipper Audio Necklace. 

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Cancel Your V-Day Massage: Celebrate Real Self Love This Season

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Cancel Your V-Day Massage: Celebrate Real Self Love This Season

With Valentine's Day around the corner, single women are either getting expectations of self-pity or an all out barrage of  self-affirmation, complete with the same gaudy luxuries people hate about V-Day in the first place. Team Tinsel breaks down what it means to really celebrate self-love for the holiday - whether you're taken, single, or any place in between. Put the chocolate down; it's time to learn to shine. 

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