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Handpainted Saints' Medals, Custom
Handpainted Saints' Medals, Custom
Handpainted Saints' Medals, Custom
Handpainted Saints' Medals, Custom
Handpainted Saints' Medals, Custom
Handpainted Saints' Medals, Custom
Handpainted Saints' Medals, Custom
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Handpainted Saints' Medals, Custom

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These have given me fits over the years trying to photograph them. The photos have often not been very good.

Then when I had a real photographer shoot them a couple of times, they were sometimes *too* good - you could see little hiccups and the marks of errant paintbrush hairs in the photograph, making the paint job look sloppy, when in person you couldn't possibly tell that little tiny fleck was even there, at least not without a magnifying glass.

So I have been painting these for over 15 years now, yet I've never had good photos of all of them. But hopefully this collection of photos, varying as wildly as it does in quality, will still give you a sufficient idea of what these look like painted.

No two are exactly alike as they're all hand painted, and I can try to accomodate any requests you have for color schemes within reason. There are a few medals, though, where the design of the medal itself is such that it doesn't really lend itself to using more than three colors max and two of them have to be in high contrast or your medal will just look like a blob, stuff like that. So feel free to contact me before ordering to discuss what you're wanting, especially if it looks pretty different from examples you see here.

Medal designs may vary from photos depending on my suppliers. Please write first if you want to confirm I have exactly the style pictured of your favorite saint.

I could very well have saints that aren't listed here because I'm really disorganized, so feel free to contact me if you're looking for something you don't see.

HANDLING TIMES: Please allow at least 10 days' handling time. I sometimes have some of these already painted and cured and sealed and ready to go, especially those of the better-known saints and the ones who are most popular (e.g. St. Michael, St. Expedite), but in general, you should assume that I will have to finish up your medal even if I'm not starting it from scratch.

If that handling time might be a problem, just contact me first and find out if I have any done or nearly done before ordering. Much better you do that than order, expect it in five days, not get it in five days 'cause the paint's not dry, and then get all mad, you know?

These are enamel paints and they take longer to dry than you might expect - a good bit longer than acrylics. (Actually, they're curing rather than drying - it's a different chemical process). Each color/layer has to dry before the next one can go on, and then all those have to cure before I can put a final clearcoat on. So these are a good bit more time consuming than they might look, and something like the amount of humidity in the air can have a real impact on drying/curing time, too. So just be aware that I really cannot always rush these. They can be pretty fiddly/fussy.

Once properly dried and cured, though, these specialty enamel paints for metal hold up pretty well. In fact, the clear coat is probably weaker than the enamel. They'll undoubtedly hold up longer if you remove them before swimming or bathing and don't keep them on your keychain where they're constantly being struck by other bits of metal.


LEGALESE: As required by law, all items are sold as curios to preserve and teach the traditions of folklore and popular religion. I don't sell anything I don't use myself, though, and quite a few customers over the years have sworn by my traditional formulas since I started selling them in 2002.

Shipping/Handling/FAQs: Please click over to the Shipping/Handling/FAQs tab to read about handling times, shipping notification, and other terms of service, as your use of this site indicates your acceptance of these published terms, which include but are not limited to the following.

By using this site, you are stating that you understand and agree to our Terms of Service, including the following highlights:
  • handling times start at five business days minimum for all items  (excludes weekends and holidays)
  • posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
  • all sales are final; we do not accept returns
  • any refunds must be initiated by us; chargebacks are considered theft
  • we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
  • we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification
  • any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels
  • we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions, but there's lots of info at the blog
See the TOS page for more details.
HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days minimum and will be longer for custom-finished items, large orders, and some specialty/extra strength formulas. You can expect a 10-day handling time for an order with one custom item, and longer than that if the order contains multiple custom items. Why? Two reasons:
One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches, decanting and praying over every oil order as it comes in, for instance. It's not a matter of just grabbing a bottle off a shelf and popping it into an envelope. And I stock only what I know I can use within a certain shelf life. That means I can have unexpected runs on formulas that use up my stock of an ingredient and it takes a few days for more to arrive, or I need to go to back of our acreage and dig up a certain root to go in your custom spell kit. The payoff for your patience is that you get fresh blends and fresh products, made by hand the old fashioned way, by a traditional rootworker with 35 years of experience.
Two, I live in the middle of nowhere and I have to expect time-sucking delays as par for the course, like the internet going down 'cause a cow broke the line, stuff like that.
USAGE: Oils are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do use some dressing oils as anointing oils (which is not the same thing as wearing a perfume or cologne), they are careful to do a skin test first, since they know that all-natural does not equal hypoallergenic. If you need suggestions on how to use condition and anointing oils in the conjure tradition, see the Education link up top.
LEGALESE:  As required by law, all items are sold as curios to preserve and teach the traditions of folklore and popular religion. I don't sell anything I don't use myself, though, and quite a few customers over the years have sworn by my traditional formulas since I started selling them in 2002.
MORE INFO / KEEP IN TOUCH: Visit our blog for more information on various spiritual products and their uses, plus over ten years' worth of articles about folklore and conjure. You can also sign up for our mailing list to get the latest news and subscriber-only goodies.
TL;DR TOS Highlights:
  • handling times start at five business days minimum (excludes weekends and holidays); customization generally requires 10 business days minimum
  • posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
  • all sales are final; we do not accept returns
  • we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
  • we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification - the answer is always going to be "your order will ship when it is ready"
  • any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels and in the shop announcements section
  • we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions

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