Throughout various mythologies, foxes and dragons are both venerated and deified as protective guardians while simultaneously feared as hungry, destructive monsters and demons. Statues and gargoyles ward off evil in churches and shrines around the world, and yet these two creatures are often hunted and slain by the valiant heroes of legend. They are often imagined as shapeshifters with powerful magic, masquerading in human forms and employing trickery and deceit to survive. They hide great treasure, and even greater secrets...
Opposing Deities is an enamel pin set inspired by this unlikely juxtaposition of values. In the theme of fairy-tales, the pin set unfolds the story of the chance encounter between two of these proud beings. Though at odds at first, they come to recognize their similarities, finding sanctuary in each other and mutually mending the wounds inflicted upon them by society.
- Gold or Silver plated hard enamel pins
- Butterfly Clutches
- Art Backing Cards for each pin
- UNLOCKED: All main pins become +50 mm with double backing
- Stretch Goal: 20 mm Mini Pins
Our first goal will be to unlock the introduction pins, The Fox, The Dragon, and the limited edition 1000 Years. The rest of the pins, mini pins, and Kickstarter exclusive recolors will unlock as stretch goals. Stickers will also unlock between tiers as free gifts to any pledge reward level. Any pledge of 3 or 4 pins will receive a free, signed postcard print of your choice and a pledge of 5 or more pins will received both, signed postcard prints.
The Fox has guarded the forest for so long that it has become part of the trees. Though it is a quiet and cautious creature, its branches grow upward, always seeking new paths out of the shadows it creeps along.
Even with tattered wings, the Dragon can still fly to the highest mountain peaks, far from the war it once waged as the one against the many. It does not know if it rightfully earned its title 'Malevolent,' but it thinks that maybe it has. It's never left anyone who hurt it alive.
Their power has grown over time, the Dragon as large as the mountains themselves and the Fox gaining its nine tails over the course of centuries. A plague of dreams might indicate that their meeting is more than a chance encounter. But as those premonitions always fade to the same wintry white surrounding them, how can they know if their meeting is auspicious or ill-fated? What is destined to come, another 1000 years from now?
The Fox has survived for a very long time, and it will always do anything it must to continue surviving. It hides behind a face of flawless perfection, but has grown excellent at wrapping bandages.
Dragons cannot help their tendency to hoard things. They even hoard emptiness, hiding it away from the peering eyes of others. The Dragon sleeps on it, its most precious treasure.
As the Moon rises and the Sun falls, spirits of all sorts come to play and relax in the Garden. You may hear the sounds of strings and laughter, or smell the richness of flowers and incense, but be wary not to intrude lest misfortune fall upon you.
The Sun rises once more, but the Fox and the Dragon have long since fallen asleep, no longer shying away from the daylight. In a final farewell, they wish to say to you, "Goodnight, All. Goodnight."
MORE STRETCH GOALS TO COME!!!
LIMITED TIME ONLY- FREE GIFT!
This special gift is part of a promotion for any backer pledging toward at least one enamel pin. Just reblog this tumblr post AND comment on the campaign's main page with your tumblr username (or send us a private message with your tumblr username here on Kickstarter) so that we can put you down on the list to receive this free, wooden charm. But hurry! This promotion is a LIMITED TIME OFFER only available to the FIRST 50 backers who have reblogged the tumblr post and have commented/messaged! We will reply back to you if you have been put down for a charm. If you think you should be on the list for the charm but have not received a confirmation from one of us, please message us again to ensure your place on the list! You can also find more information in the Updates section of the campaign under, "Wooden Charm Promotion Clarification." Good luck everyone! May the odds be ever in your favor.
March - April: Kickstarter Campaign
April - May: Confirm pin selections through Backer Survey
May - July: Pin Manufacturing
Late July: Shipments to Backers
Risks and challenges
We have thoroughly researched the enamel pin manufacturing process and have already consulted numerous vendors. We will be closely following each step of the manufacturing process till the pins are safely delivered to your door. Designs might have minor changes to ensure the best quality and clarity for the pins, but we will be sure to keep everyone updated on the final result. This is our first campaign, but we are part of an artist collective that has successfully created and funded other Kickstarter projects prior to this. In the event that there are any delays with manufacturing or shipping, we will inform our backers ASAP!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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