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Friday, February 26, 2016

St. Patrick's Day gifts for kids...

Hi everyone!

I've been working on a new project for St. Patrick's Day.
In combination with my Tooth Fairy bags, I now also have Leprechaun pots of gold for kids.

Leprechaun's Pot o' Gold for SALE!!!!

I made all new Leprechaun themed designs for my handmade coins. I've got a small selection ranging from a Leprechaun's face, a shamrock with celtic knotwork decorating it, a pot of gold coins, mushrooms with a pot of gold, a pot of gold with a rainbow coming out of it, a leprechaun's hat with a shamrock on it, and 3 different knotwork designs. 
-Each coin is hand pressed into molds I created. Once the clay coins have cured, they are painted gold and then tarnished with a blackened finish for an aged appearance. Afterward they are each dusted with pearlescent green pigment and gold glitter before being sealed with a glossy varnish.

A friend wrote a poem for me to use in my handwritten Leprechaun letters. It is really cute, I absolutely adore it.   Credit to Serena Davis, copyright 2016.

-Each letter is cut to size, then I carefully burn the edges and then gild them for a beautiful metallic gold shimmer. I add gold designs and a shamrock stamp to the business side of the letter. There's a large gold stamp on the backside of a pot of gold.   Each letter is written by my hand using a calligraphy pen I made which is dipped in black ink as I write. Then rolled up into a scroll and tied with a green ribbon. 

I put a lot of time and effort into setting up a detailed photo-stage and am very happy with the results.
The backdrop leprechaun print is from Brian and Wendy Froud's "Faeries' Tales" book.

Each pot of gold comes with 3 gold Leprechaun coins, a handwritten letter from Shamus the Leprechaun, and a small corked bottle of gold dust (glitter) with an attached leprechaun charm. These items are neatly packed up in a small white organza drawstring bag and tucked nicely into the pot and together these are then wrapped up in a larger green organza drawstring bag with a note to mom and dad from me.

These little pots of gold could be hidden in your child's sock drawer, behind their favorite box of cereal, or even inside their shoe (Leprechauns are well-known as shoe makers, after all!). Make a nice little surprise for your child to find on St. Patrick's Day. :D

Now available for sale through my Etsy shop and on Faerie Magazine's website!

Leprechaun's Pot o' Gold for SALE!!!