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What is GeekFire? GeekFire came about as the blending of modern technology and an ancient art. The modern being 3D sculpting & 3D printing the ancient being lost wax casting. Combining these two awesome arts we are able to create detailed designs in 3D and then cast them in sterling silver. 

The story behind how GeekFire Foundry came to be:

Two good friends of mine Robert & Lewis started Firebird Jewelry 30+ years ago (before I was around). They made some awesome designs, did custom work, and travel all over the US doing Renaissance festivals and shows. Sadly around 12 years ago, Lewis passed away from cancer. Unfortunately, this left his widow needing money over time and she still needed to do something with all the jewelry making equipment. That's where we come in. Seeing a business opportunity, a chance to help a friend in need, and a chance to keep the jewelry making equipment where Robert would be able to utilize it, we bought it from Lewis's widow. Now Brian (my husband) and I, and under the expert 30+ years of jewelry making knowledge from Robert,  have started our own venture. We've been working for over two years now to get the jewelry making down. After casting other 3D designs for customers, we are happy to bring you our first original fantasy design! We're proud to introduce The Wyvern the first in our signature series limited to only 100 pendants. 

The Wyvern 2" long handcrafted sterling silver
The Wyvern 2" long handcrafted sterling silver

 Now all pendants come in a nice gift box!

Back of the pendant
Back of the pendant

Back of the pendant, with Nina's signature and the GeekFire stamp. We hollowed out a little so the dragon would not be too heavy and comfortable to wear!

Other jewelry by GeekFire

The DragonFly

One of Brian's Original Designs
One of Brian's Original Designs

 Thor's Hammer

One of our designs
One of our designs

 Flying Owl

Original Owl Design
Original Owl Design

How this dragon or wyvern came about:

I've been crazy about dragons since well, forever. It started with dinosaurs and grew into a love for fantasy creatures, like dragons.  Because what's cooler than a dinosaur? One with wings than breaths fire!! 

I've been selling fantasy artwork at shows and festivals most of my life. I started when I was only 13! And since that time, I've been signing my name with a little dragon. It's changed a little over the years, but it's almost always there. If you have ever received a thank you card from me you've seen it. I really wanted to make that little guy into a pendant. Brian took my design and using 3D sculpting brought my design to life! 

Rewards:

Main reward: Limited edition handmade The Wyvern pendant (see first image). Crafted in .925 sterling silver and 2.25" long. Based off my original design and 3D sculpted by Brian. Everything start to finish is done right here in TX. Includes a 18" silver chain & gift box. 

Other rewards & add-ons:

  • $5- 2" Die cut sticker based off the original artwork 
  • $5- Mini 5" X 7" photo print based off the original artwork
  • $15- 8"X10" high quality print based off the original artwork. All prints come signed and dated, watermark will not be on the print. 

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Sill available

New add-ons (see Stretch Goals below)

  • $5- Mini 5" X 7" photo print of the artwork above "Wyvern Flight"
  • $15- 8"X10" high quality print of "Wyvern Flight". All prints come signed and dated, watermark will not be on the print.

Jewelry add-ons shown above

  • $55-Sterling Silver Dragonfly add $10 for a chain
  • $40-Sterling Silver Thor's Hammer add $10 for a chain
  • $40-Sterling Silver Owl add $10 for a chain

You can add as many add-ons as you like and shipping does not go up! Sorry but the pendant can not be done as an add-on to those rewards and must be your main reward because it's a Limited Edition. Please Note: If you would like to get more than one dragon pendant it's first come first serve and you must let me know so I can adjust the numbers in Kickstarter. 

A quick note about international shipping. The USPS is making a significant change to what types of international shipments are allowed to use the Large Envelope/Flat package type. Starting January 21st, 2018, the USPS is no longer allowing First Class Mail International (FCMI) service using the Large Envelope/Flat package type to ship anything but Documents. For any content type other than Documents, the USPS will now require shipments to use the package type of Package. This change in package requirements will result in a shipping rate increase. I'm sorry that international is so high now :( Sadly there is no way around it for me. 

Making the pendant 

Brian pouring the melted silver into the lost wax mold

Pendant before hand finishing  

Finishing up the pendant. 

Stretch Goals:

 Unlocked at $1,500!

"Wyvern Flight"
"Wyvern Flight"

Free Mini ACEO 2.5" X 3.5" sized print for all backers of the pendant!

 Add-ons:

  • $5- Mini 5" X 7" photo print of the artwork above "Wyvern Flight"
  • $15- 8"X10" high quality print of "Wyvern Flight". All prints come signed and dated, watermark will not be on the print.

 Unlocked at $2,000:

Upgraded gift boxes. Nicer fancy gift boxes for your dragon to rest in. 

 Unlocks at $2,500:

Free 5" X 7" print to all backers of $10 or more! Print will be a random one of my artwork. 

Unlocks at $3,000:

FREE silver polishing cloth for all backers of the pendant! 

Cost break down of goal:

  • Silver casting grain: 35%
  • Other Materials to make the pendants: 15%
  • Shipping & Handeling: 25%
  • Silver Chains (only thing we don't make) 10%
  • Kickstarter fees: 15%  

 

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Risks and challenges

While we have done Kickstarters and jewelry before we've never put the two together. So this will be a first for us!

We've estimated delivery based on how long it takes to make each pendant, tho sometimes things happen to cause unforeseeable delays. We will be working hard to meet the delivery date.

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