Multi-tool maker Zootility Co. of Portland has designed a Swiss Army-type tool that can be worn as jewelry. It’s called Tülry.

The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign – its sixth one – with a goal of $10,000 to help raise funds for production of the new jewelry-tool hybrid.

Tülry is made up of stackable, chevron-shaped tools that can be worn around the neck like a necklace. The stack can be customized with up to 16 tools including various screwdrivers, a bottle opener, a box opener and hex keys. The product is available in silver-white rhodium and gold-plated stainless steel.

A Kickstarter pledge of $69 earns a two-piece Tülry necklace; a pledge of $99 is rewarded with a five-piece necklace.

Zootility founder Nate Barr said his wife challenged him to create a wearable multi-tool, and that Tülry was what he came up with.

The tools can be quickly removed, used and replaced without taking off the necklace or causing it to come apart. Each tool tip is ablated to remove the gold so the plating won’t chip off when using it.

Zootility opened a manufacturing, packaging and distribution facility in East Bayside in 2015 and produces a variety of ultra-thin multi-tools with names like PocketMonkey, Headgehog and Beer & Friends.

PocketMonkey, was launched in late 2012 with a Kickstarter campaign that raised $27,550 from 1,921 backers. The PocketMonkey’s 12 different tools are crammed into a 1 millimeter-thick stainless steel plate the size of a credit card.

In all, the company has raised more than $180,000 through Kickstarter.

“I will be the first to admit that sounds like a lot, but it takes a lot of capital to do what we do, and Kickstarter funding is reinvested straight into product development, production, and making the stuff we promised our community in return for their generosity,” Barr said.

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