If there is an independent artist I have been excited to share with you all, it’s Yapfrog (formally known as faerieniamh. Niamh emerged at the start of the year in February with a Kickstarter campaign for an ita bag, which I won’t say too much about here as I plan to write all about it on a separate blog post in the future.
Since then I have followed Niamh on Instagram to see how the ita bag I pre-ordered was doing, as well as what else she had in store for the future. I am so glad I discovered her for so many reasons, including supporting Niamh through her new Kickstarter Shiba Ita Bag & Friends (which ends in a week!), Black Lives Matter Buddy enamel pin (which is currently sold out…) and especially Niamh’s Patreon page, which I have backed and will be talking about today.
If the title of this weeks post didn’t give it away by now, I am going to be sharing the Patreon enamel pin reward from June 2020, which was not one, but two Siberian Husky designs! I have decided that every three months I will be sharing with you all the Yapfrog Patreon rewards that have come out over that time, as they’re so damn cute and you guys all know how much I love to share new enamel pins I have bought.
Plus, Niamh is such a lovely person that I feel compelled to share her work with you all, especially dog related pieces, as they’re one of my favourite animals!
It was only recently that Niamh opened up her Patreon, so I made sure to go over and back as soon as I could! There are various different tiers to choose from:
Little Yap – £2 per month – Access to my Patreon feed and access to my Secret Shop.
(UK only) Normal Pin Club – £10 per month – 1x enamel pin, 1x collectible card, access to my Patreon feed and access to my Secret Shop.
(UK only) Special Pin Club – £15 per month – 2x enamel pins (one dog, one puppy), 2x collectible cards, access to my Patreon feed and access to my Secret Shop. This is the one I have!
(Non-UK) Normal Pin Club – £15 per month – 1x enamel pin, 1x collectible card, access to my Patreon feed and access to my Secret Shop.
(Non-UK only) Special Pin Club – £20 per month – 2x enamel pins (one dog, one puppy), 2x collectible cards, access to my Patreon feed and access to my Secret Shop.
For two enamel pins a month, I think £15 is more than reasonable! This makes them either £7.50 each, or say £10 for the dog and £5 for the puppy. Either way, I think it’s a bargain.
The updates you get in the Patreon are amazing, but to be honest, overall Niamh is great when it comes to updates. She’s constantly on it over on her Instagram page, so why would her Patreon be any different?
So, finally I’m going to talk about the enamel pins themselves and show them off to you guys!
We have the two Siberian Husky enamel pins, one being the adult and one being the puppy. Both designs are adorable and before they arrived I did not expect them to actually be different in size, which I thought was a really nice idea!
The adult is dark grey and the puppy is a lighter grey. I love the different colour schemes as it really doesn’t make them look exactly the same. The pink colour on the tongue and ears is so cute too! The designs themselves are adorable with the adult lying down and the puppy sitting.
Both designs are on a gold enamel, which really compliments them too. The pins themselves feel really smooth to the touch, which is always something I love and they just overall feel like really good quality! The backing cards they’re on are really cute, which resembles a park.
I’m already planning to keep these in my new ita bag that was designed my Yapfrog… I mean, why not eh?! 😀
Alongside the pins came some collectable cards too. These have a matte finish, which makes them feel smooth and have the numbers along the top. The adult being #001 and the puppy #001-P. On the back is Yapfrog’s logo against a park background design. The logo itself is raised and in gold, which looks so nice! I’m not 100% sure what I’m going to do with these yet, but I’m thinking of keeping them somewhere safe to look at when I need a reminder of something cute!
Overall, the pins are absolutely adorable and for the first set of enamel pins for Yapfrog to bring out, they are AMAZING quality and whilst I’m not surprised, I am taken back by just how great they are. I have followed and bought from many independent artists over the years and I personally feel like Niamh is on her way up to the top with her store and the future of it.
Next month is already beginning to take shape with the next dog designs, which are… Labradors! 😀 You can see both the adult and puppy designs over on Yapfrog’s Instagram page.
I’ve linked all of the relevant websites/social media pages on the post, but as always, I’ll list them below too so they’re all in one place!
Shiba Ita Ba & Friends Kickstarter campaign (ends June 27th 2020)
I honestly can’t wait for more puppy enamel pins to come from Niamh in the future, as well as other things.
What do you guys think of Yapfrog? Will you be checking out the Kickstarter campaign, as well as the Patreon dog pins? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, take care all and stay safe.