Welcome adventurers to the June newsletter for Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio!

As always we want to thank you all for signing up and supporting our radio station and Etsy shop and if you know anyone that might be interested in what we’re doing, please send them this newsletter sign-up link: https://mythrilmade.com/newsletter/.

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER ONLY BENEFITS

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Monthly Product Give-Aways:

Enter your name for our monthly product raffle! Every month we raffle off one of our products such as bookmarks, mugs, cards, totes, etc. to one lucky newsletter subscriber. But, you have to enter the raffle specifically to be eligible, so sign up on our Subscriber page above.

Free Digital Content

Our Foundations of Fantasy Book Series (the reprinting of Howard Pyle’s 1903 The Story of King Arthur) has some new chapters coming out in PDF soon and our free fantasy coloring book is still available for download.

Mythril Made Subscriber Deals:

Subscriber-only exclusive!

Use the coupon code below for 15% off any purchase!

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Subscriber-only exclusive!

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MYTHRIL MADE PRODUCTS and NEWS

Brief Product and Shop News

Though we don’t have any immediate new products coming out in the next month or so, there’s a lot in the works which we hope to have ready by end of summer/early fall, including new coaster designs, journals, some new letterpress cards, and of course our handset type custom products.

We hope to have our studio ready by August as well which will give us quite a bit more freedom for experimenting with new products, print methods, more handmade paper options, etc.. Stay tuned for more details on all of these and if you follow us on Etsy you’ll get notifications any time a new product comes out. To follow on Etsy, go to our shop page at https://mythrilmade.etsy.com and click the “Follow shop” button.

Reviews

Our favorite review this month that picked up on our attention to detail…even on the back of our cards:

“Beautiful card, feels good to hold. I appreciate that the text on back is classy and minimal, I hate when cards are overly branded on back. I will be a returning customer for sure.”
– Scott

 

Heroes and Mortals Radio

Epic fantasy and sci-fi radio forged from the heroes and mortals of history and myth!

We play more than just music on HAMR, we also run a daily “Talk and Tales” segment along with an extended play on Sundays. One of our favorite programs is “The SFFaudio Podcast” which we rebroadcast on HAMR every Monday-Saturday at 11am Pacific and again on Sunday at 2pm Pacific. Each ½ hour show the two hosts discuss a short piece of sci-fi media (short story, film, or music) and for most short story content the stories can be read on their website as well. Tune in and visit our HAMR site below for more information and links to their site, podcast, and show times.

 

Thank you all for taking the time to read through our newsletter and if you know anyone that might enjoy what we do, toss ‘em a link to our sites below.

https://mythrilmade.com | https://heroesandmortals.com

Mythril Made

Jeff and Mark, the talk and tales of Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio.

info@mythrilmade.com

 

PO Box 80471
Portland OR 97280
USA

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Welcome adventurers to the May newsletter for Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio!

As always, thank you all for signing up and supporting our radio station and our Etsy shop and if you know anyone that might be interested in what we’re up to, please send them this link to sign up for our newsletter: https://mythrilmade.com/newsletter/.

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER ONLY BENEFITS

Subscribers to our newsletter get the goods, but only if you visit the Subscriber page on our website where 1) you will need the below password to enter, and 2) all your freebies are stored and updates are posted.

Subscriber Only Password: *** Access code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***

Use this password to access the Subscriber Only Content at https://mythrilmade.com/subscribers/.


Monthly Product Give-Aways:

Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly product give-away on the above subscriber page! Each month we select a random person that filled out the “Monthly Product Raffle” form and send them a free gift from our Etsy shop!

Free Digital Content

Our Foundations of Fantasy Book Series (the reprinting of Howard Pyle’s 1903 The Story of King Arthur) has some new chapters coming out in PDF form soon and our free fantasy coloring book is available to subscribers via PDF download.

Mythril Made Subscriber Deals:

Subscriber-only exclusive!

Use the coupon code below for 15% off any purchase!

*** Promo code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***

Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

 

MYTHRIL MADE PRODUCTS and NEWS

Father’s Day and Bookmark Combo Gift Set

Our Mother’s Day cards did quite well and with Father’s Day coming up we want to make sure the fantasy dads out there aren’t forgotten, so we’ve introduced a combo gift set of our “Shire Scene” Father’s Day card and line of bookmarks! Father’s Day is June 16th so grab your gifts soon.

Custom Orders

Announced last month, we’ve begun accepting limited custom orders in our Etsy shop. If you like any of our existing products but want a different color card stock or stationary paper we now handle those requests directly through Etsy via the “Request Custom Order” button on our shop home page at https://mythrilmade.etsy.com.

Shop and Studio Build

Those that follow us may remember some of the custom type, foil press, and other “hardware” we’ve been acquiring as we build out and set up our own studio space this summer. This past week we acquired our new (well, we’re the new owners) Chandler and Price press! This 800lb monster is about 125 years old and was quite the beast to haul, but we got it out of the previous owner’s basement and over to our space. We won’t be setting it up for awhile yet as we have some work on the studio space to do but we’ll be sure to post some more pics and videos of it as we get it cleaned up and back in working condition. We’re very excited to have this and be working with it soon and can’t wait to create some really unique pieces with it to share with all of you.

Reviews

We’ve been very lucky and all our reviews have been greatly positive (and it’s nice to hear that little ding on our phones when a review comes through), like this one:

“Beautiful card! This shop did an amazing job crafting this. They included something extra in with the card too. So fun!”

– Katherine

 

Heroes and Mortals Radio

Epic fantasy and sci-fi radio forged from the heroes and mortals of history and myth!

Last month was our “May the 4th Be With You” Mythic Event with a day long play of the music of Star Wars and if you want even *more* sci-fi, then tune in Monday nights from 6-11pm Pacific for our “Sci-Fi Journey’s” evening of themed programming, every Monday night!

 

Thank you all for taking the time to read through our newsletter this month and if you know anyone who might be interested in what we’re doing, toss them one (or both) of the links below:

https://mythrilmade.com | https://heroesandmortals.com

Mythril Made

Mark and Jeff, still lost in space, from Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio.

info@mythrilmade.com

 

PO Box 80471

Portland OR 97280

USA

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Welcome adventurers to the April newsletter for Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio!

First, thank you all for signing up and supporting our radio station and our Etsy shop. Second, if you know anyone that might be interested in what we’re up to, please send them this link to sign up for our newsletter: https://mythrilmade.com/newsletter/.

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER ONLY BENEFITS

Subscribers to our newsletter get goodies others don’t! Benefits are available here and as always on our website under the Subscriber link at https://mythrilmade.com. You can access all the benefits via the password and link below:

Subscriber Only Password: *** Access code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***
Use this password to access the Subscriber Only Content at https://mythrilmade.com/subscribers/.

Monthly Product Give-Aways:

Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly product give-away on the above subscriber page! Each month we select a random person that filled out the “Monthly Product Raffle” form and send them a free gift from our Etsy shop!

Free Digital Content

Both our Foundations of Fantasy Book Series (the reprinting of Howard Pyle’s 1903 The Story of King Arthur) and our free fantasy coloring book are available to subscribers with free PDF downloads, all available on the Subscriber page above.

Mythril Made Promotion Codes, Discounts, and Sales:

We’re currently running a 10% discount off three new letterpress cards (ends May 2nd), see below for more information.

Subscriber-only exclusive!

Use the coupon code below for free standard shipping!

*** Promo code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***

Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Subscriber-only exclusive!

Use the coupon code below for 15% off any purchase!

*** Promo code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***

Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

 

MYTHRIL MADE NEWS and PRODUCTS

Happy Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Graduation.
Our best selling product line, “Shire Scenes”, has expanded to include cards for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and a Happy Graduation card. We teased these last month but all three cards are now available in our shop and are currently on sale for 10% off.

If you have a mom, dad, or soon to be graduate that longs to live in the shire, these are the perfect card for them.

Custom Orders
We’ve begun accepting limited custom orders in our Etsy shop. If you like any of our existing products, but want a different color card stock or stationary paper or have specific art work you want included, we now can handle those requests directly through Etsy. To request a custom order, please visit our shop at https://mythrilmade.etsy.com and click the “Request Custom Order” button to send us specifics on your custom request. We’ll get back to you with more information and costs.

Custom Hand-set Type Notecards and Stationary
We’re still developing out our custom hand-set type products and building out our studio and equipment to provide completely hand-made and custom printed note cards and stationary, stay tuned for some updates next month (such as our recently acquired Chandler & Price press) and expanded products lines this summer!

Reviews
Positive reviews keep us motivated, and sometimes the 5 stars we get says a bit more than the accompanying comment, but we really do appreciate the comments too, even when they’re a bit dry. :-)

“I am pleased with the item.”

– David

And yes, David very kindly gave us 5 stars which we greatly appreciate.

 

Heroes and Mortals Radio

Epic fantasy and sci-fi radio forged from the heroes and mortals of history and myth!

A lot of you probably think “These guys are all about middle-earth, what about all the other worlds that deserve attention?”. A lot of you are correct, and while middle-earth is certainly where we spend most of our time, we also venture into other worlds, and soon we’ll be venturing into the world of Star Wars with our annual May the Fourth Be With You Mythic Radio Event! May 4th (get it, May Fourth…May the Force…?) we celebrate with a day long play of the music of Star Wars and the brilliance of John Williams (and others) who created the iconic music that brought those movies to life.

 

Thank you all for taking the time to read through our newsletter this month. Let us know what you think and if you’re so inclined, share our sites on social media. Until next month, May the Force Be With You!

https://mythrilmade.com | https://heroesandmortals.com

Mythril Made

Mark and Jeff, the Jedi Academy dropouts from Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio.

info@mythrilmade.com

 

P.S. Mother’s Day is May 12th and Father’s Day is June 16th, and if your graduate, well, didn’t graduate(!), get them a little something anyhow!

PO Box 80471
Portland OR 97280
USA

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Mythril Made and HAMR March: Honoring J.R.R. Tolkien

Welcome adventurers to the March Newsletter for Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio!

Do you have a ring of power that needs disposing of? Read on, because not only will we tell you where to toss it(!), but spring has sprung and that means new products, new promos for our newsletter subscribers, a new (well, upcoming) radio event, and more, all of which we’ll tell you about below.

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER ONLY BENEFITS

First and foremost, lets get you, our newsletter subs, some goodies! These are always available on our Mythril Made website via the link and password below:

Use this password to access the Subscriber Only Content at https://mythrilmade.com/subscribers/.
Subscriber Only Password: *** Access code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***

Monthly Product Give-Aways:

The first winner for our monthly give away was “R.P.” (initials only to retain their privacy), we’ll be sending their gift out this coming week. If you want to sign-up for our monthly give-aways, go to the link above and fill out the “Monthly Product Raffle” form.

Free Digital Content

New! Fantasy Coloring Book
For those that still like to color, bust out those crayons, pencils, markers, berry juice and bark, the blood of your enemies, or whatever it is you used to color with in your youth and get coloring. New to our subscriber only content, a free sample of our upcoming digital coloring books you can download, print, and get creative with! We’ll be releasing full versions of our coloring books in our shop this month.

Foundations of Fantasy Book Series
Don’t forget, as we finish new chapters in our restoration of the first book in our Foundations of Fantasy series, Howard Pyle’s 1903 The Story of King Arthur and his Knights, we’ll post the PDFs of each chapter available to read or download at the Subscriber only link above.

Mythril Made Sales and Promo Codes

Subscriber-only exclusive!

Use the coupon code below for free standard shipping!

*** Promo code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***

Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Subscriber-only exclusive!

Use the coupon code below for 15% off any purchase!

*** Promo code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***

Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

 

MYTHRIL MADE NEWS and PRODUCTS

New to our shop and available in the upcoming weeks, more “Scenes at the Shire” Cards!
One of our best sellers is our letterpress “Have Yourself a Merry Shire Christmas” card featuring a hand-drawn shire home, which we’ve already re-created in our Happy Birthday card (which has been selling really well too!). We’ve now created a host of other event cards with the same artwork and same shire art style expanded to include Mother and Father’s Day, Graduation, Get Well, Congratulations, and similar cards to cover every event and card-worthy moment. We’re rolling these out over the next several weeks so check our shop often for new card releases.

Here’s a very kind review from a happy Mythril Made customer:

“Absolutely amazing card, and also included a small pendant I’ll be gifting to the bride, though I don’t know if this should always be expected, it was a pleasant surprise!.”
– Randy

(Btw yes, we include little dragon, tree of life, sun and moon, or other little charms in all our packages, just a small way of way of saying thank you, and we just picked up some raven skull charms for our Viking card fans!).

Want a charm for yourself? There are cheaper ways to do it, but you can get one buy purchasing something from our shop!

Now, about that ring of power…

 

Heroes and Mortals Radio

Epic fantasy and sci-fi radio forged from the heroes and mortals of history and myth!

March 25th is coming up and why is that special? That’s the day Frodo (with a LOT of help from Sam, the rest of the Fellowship, and all the free people’s of middle-earth) destroyed the One Ring by tossing it in to Mount Doom, destroying Sauron’s increasing grip on middle-earth. March 25th has become a holiday among Tolkien fandom and by way of The Tolkien Society has been dubbed “Tolkien Reading Day” where fans read their favorite passages and offer up a toast “To The Professor” to honor and celebrate the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. We too celebrate, but with music!

Starting March 24th, tune in to Heroes and Mortals Radio for 3 days of specially curated music and audio inspired by Tolkien’s middle-earth, from audio clips and readings to prog rock and contemporary music, film and game soundtracks and so much more. The music of middle-earth is what inspired us to create our radio station and we’d love to share that music with you. If you need a soundtrack while you destroy your own ring of power (pro tip: throw it into the fires of Mount Doom, other fires won’t do), tune in to HAMR.

 

Thank you all for taking the time to read through our newsletter this month. If you like what we’re doing, share it with friends, and drop us a line to say hi.

https://mythrilmade.com | https://heroesandmortals.com

Mythril Made

Sincerely, Jeff and Mark, the Tolkienites from Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio.

info@mythrilmade.com

 

P.S. Don’t forget to sign-up for our monthly product give-aways!

PO Box 80471

Portland OR 97280

USA

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February newsletter for Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio!

Welcome adventurers!

February we’re taking a little break as one of us travels the world a bit, but even while traveling we still try get a lot done. Read on for this month’s subscriber benefits and news updates!

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER ONLY BENEFITS

New and old subscriber benefits are only available on our website at the password protected URL: https://mythrilmade.com/subscribers/.

Here is the access password: *** Access code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***

Monthly Product Give-Aways:

Each month we raffle off a free product from our Etsy Shop for one of our Newsletter Subscribers! In order to be eligible, please fill out your name and shipping address on our website via the Subscriber Only Content link above and you are eligible for every raffle going forward (note: by Etsy’s T&C we can’t import your information from our shop, so you do need to register on our website).

Foundations of Fantasy Book Series:

Our ongoing project of collecting and reprinting classic, hard-to-find, and out-of-print fantasy literature, to be published in our book The Foundations of Fantasy is proceeding nicely. The first book in the series is The Story of King Arthur and his Knights, written and illustrated by Howard Pyle in 1903, and we’re providing free digital PDFs of each chapter as we finish them, available in the Subscriber Only Content link above.

Mythril Made Sales and Promo Codes

Subscriber-only exclusive!
Use the coupon code below for 15% off any purchase!
(Combine this with the below March sale and save even more!)
*** Promo code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***
Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Save up to 35% on select middle-earth themed products!
March 1 – March 31, 2024
To celebrate Tolkien Reading Day on March 25th, grab some middle-earth merch!

 

MYTHRIL MADE NEWS and PRODUCTS

Last month we announced we are creating custom hand set letterpressed personalized notecards and prints. Hand set type is how the creators of moveable type printed hundreds of years ago, one letter at a time using wood (or in our case metal) molds of each letter, symbol, and character. While we have the letterpress equipment, hand made paper, natural inks and foils, to create everything, what we didn’t have were a variety of individual type faces. Luck was shining on us as we found a local book binder in Portland, OR who was getting rid of some old inventory, including two classic Hamilton Type Cabinets, full of hand set type, which we were able to grab at a very (very!) reasonable price. Our hand set type project is now geared up, we’ll be identifying the type faces we have and working up samples over the next few months!

Read more and view a small photo gallery on our blog at https://mythrilmade.com/handset-type-and-bookbinder-finds/.

We’re even more lucky to have customers like Madison, who left us this great review recently:

“Great mug!! I gave it to my dad as a Christmas present along with a new coffee maker and he loved it! We are big LOTR fans so it was a hit!”

– Madison

Hidden Door to Dwarfdom: Thermal Heat-Revealing Mug

Pour in the magic potion (in this case, just hot liquid!) to reveal the Hidden Door to Dwarfdom with a unique design inspired by The Door of Durin from Tolkien’s The Hobbit, in our one-of-a-kind thermal heat-revealing ceramic mug.

 

Heroes and Mortals Radio

Epic fantasy and sci-fi radio forged from the heroes and mortals of history and myth!

This February is a leap year so why not spend that extra day, Thursday the 29th, tuning in to our show, Progressive Visions (7-11pm PST), featuring prog, classic rock, and contemporary music inspired by science fiction!

Thank you all for taking the time to read through our newsletter this month. We wish you all the best, and thank you for your comments and ideas on both our Etsy shop products and our radio station.

https://mythrilmade.com | https://heroesandmortals.com

Mythril Made

Sincerely, Mark and Jeff, the elf and hobbit from Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio.

info@mythrilmade.com

 

P.S. Don’t forget to sign-up for our monthly product give-aways!

PO Box 80471
Portland OR 97280
USA

Our newsletter is only emailed once per month, we’d appreciate you sharing this signup link (https://mythrilmade.com/newsletter/) with anyone that might have an interest in what we’re doing.

Welcome adventurers to the January newsletter for Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio!

Mythril Made / Heroes and Mortals Radio

Thanks to all of you that have signed up for our newsletter this and prior months, we have a lot in store for 2024 so lets get to it!

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER ONLY BENEFITS

Our newsletter isn’t information only, a new section we’re updating each month here and on our website at https://mythrilmade.com is Exclusive Newsletter Subscriber Benefits!  You can access all the goodies via the password and link below (including still active promos from previous months):

Subscriber Only Password:

*** Access code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***
Use this password to access the Subscriber Only Content at https://mythrilmade.com/newsletter/subscriber-only-content/.

NEW! Monthly Product Give-Aways:

Each month we’re raffling off a free product from our Etsy Shop! In order to be eligible, please fill out your name and shipping address on our website via the Subscriber Only Content link above and you’ll be eligible for every raffle going forward. Each month we’ll choose a random subscriber and send them a free product from our shop.

Foundations of Fantasy Book Series: King Arthur and his Knights, Free Digital Content:

Our newest project, collecting and reprinting classic, hard-to-find, and out-of-print fantasy literature, is proceeding and as we develop out chapters we’re sharing them with subscribers digitally. The first book in the series (which we’ll be working on for much of this year) is The Story of King Arthur and his Knights, written and illustrated by Howard Pyle in 1903, republished as the Brandywine Edition in 1933, and undoubtedly an influence on J.R.R. Tolkien. You can access chapters 1-3 (with more on the way) via the Subscriber Only Content link above.

Mythril Made Sales and Promo Codes

Subscriber-only exclusive!
Use the coupon code below for FREE shipping through March 1, 2024
*** Promo code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***
Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Save up to 20% on select Valentine’s Day cards and products at mythrilmade.etsy.com
Ends February 1, 2024
Discount is automatically applied to on sale products, no coupon code needed!

MYTHRIL MADE NEWS and PRODUCTS

We’re excited to be working on a new product line that will both test our skills and showcase what we most enjoy doing, creating handcrafted products from scratch:

Hand set letterpressed personalized notecards and prints.

With hand set type, rather than having a physical plate made from a digital file and film negative, to use in printing, each letter is set by hand from a pre-cast type set, just as the masters of old did. Due to the nature of this type set we’re reserving this for personalized custom products, using the highest quality paper, unique product options, and of course printed by our own Master Printer. The more handcrafted the process, the more we enjoy making it, the more authentic the product, and the more we feel we’re crafting and creating just as the dwarves and elves of middle-earth did. We’re currently nailing down our process and product options so keep an eye out in the upcoming months for this “First Age” line of products from us.

As always, here’s a very kind review from a happy Mythril Made customer that we’d like to share and feel captures why we like what we do:

“Fantastic seller. The card looks wonderful, arrived incredibly quickly, was really well packed and the seller was quick and helpful with communicating. They also have a cool radio station online.”
– nkellstadt

Christmas is Coming: Fantasy inspired Hand-crafted Letterpress Card – House Dragon

Inspired by Game of Thrones, hand-printed letterpress cards with the phrase “Christmas is Coming” pressed boldly across the top of the card in a dark gray ink and a hand-pressed copper foil dragon underneath.

Did someone say cool radio station…?

Heroes and Mortals Radio

Epic fantasy and sci-fi radio forged from the heroes and mortals of history and myth!

The end of and beginning of the year are always busy ones for us at the radio station as we host two Mythic Events back-to-back: Hoiday Hearth and Tolkien’s Birthday! Hopefully many of you enjoyed our week+ long Yule celebration, Holiday Hearth, and as those celebrations slowed down, we got right back to it on January 3rd to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday with a day long play of music and audio inspired by middle-earth. If you long for more middle-earth, tune in every week for Tolkien Tuesdays and bookmark March 25th for Tolkien Reading Day, our most popular middle-earth themed Mythic Event of the year.

Thank you all for taking the time to read through our newsletter this month. We hope everyone has a fantastic new year, after all, it’s the Year of the Dragon, how could you not?

https://mythrilmade.com | https://heroesandmortals.com

Mythril Made

Sincerely, Jeff and Mark, the wannabe dragon riders from
Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio.

info@mythrilmade.com

 

P.S. Don’t forget to sign-up for our monthly product give-aways!

PO Box 80471
Portland OR 97280
USA

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Welcome adventurers to the December newsletter for Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio!

Mythril Made / Heroes and Mortals Radio

Thanks to all of you that have signed up for our newsletter, we’ll keep things brief this month as we know everyone is busy with holiday and end of the year items, but below, check out what we have planned at Mythil Made, some released content for the King Arthur book we’re restoring, and upcoming holiday tunes on Heroes and Mortals Radio!

Mythril Made News & Products

We finally have a website! You can now visit us at https://mythrilmade.com. Given one of us is a web designer, it took an unusually long time to get our own site up, but, we have one now so bookmark it, check it often for more frequent updates, and for access to your subscriber content which is only for our newsletter subscribers (see below for more info).

On the product side, we have quite a few new products and designs in the pipeline but we’re most excited about our high-end custom personalized products coming out early next year (check back in Jan and Feb for more details).

We had a very successful year and are glad to still receive overwhelmingly positive reviews, these are what keep us going, especially comments like this:

“These coasters are wonderful!! Bought as a Christmas gift & exceeded expectations!! From the lightning fast shipping to the quality of the product, I am so happy—Will definitely be buying from this shop again in the future!! :)”
– WonderWoman30

Shire Homes, Ceramic Tile Middle-Earth Themed Coaster Set, 4 Unique Designs Inspired by The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings

Relax in middle-earth with our “Shire Homes” coaster set featuring 4 unique water-color style pieces of Hobbit-inspired art work with a glossy finish.

View this product and more in our Etsy store.

Upcoming Mythril Made Sales & Promotions

After you’ve rested from the holiday and new years’ celebrations, take a peek at our shop again for our upcoming January sales and promo codes:

Up to 20% on select Valentine’s Day cards and products at mythrilmade.etsy.com

Starting January 1, 2024

Discount is automatically applied to on sale products, no coupon code needed!

Use the coupon code below for 15% off any purchase today through January 31, 2024
(exclusively for our newsletter subscribers)
*** Promo code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***
Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Special Subscriber Only Content

Last month we announced The Foundations of Fantasy: Celebrating the authors and stories that built the foundations of modern fantasy by reproducing and reintroducing out of print and hard to find classic literature, handcrafted to honor the printmakers and artists that helped bring their tales to life.

This is an ongoing project for us and the first book in the series is The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle. As promised last month, while we work to restore this out of print book, we’ll be posting chapters for you to read on our mythrilmade.com website. Just like the serial stories of the early 1900s, every couple weeks or so we’ll add new chapters and when we’re done with the book restoration we’ll be printing the book with a mix of modern and traditional printing techniques and special add-ons and inserts.

You can access the subscriber only content by going to https://mythrilmade.com/newsletter/ and clicking the “Access Subscriber Only Content” button.

You’ll need a password to enter, and that password is…

*** This content is only for subscribers to our newsletter ***
Check that page often as we’ll also be adding other newsletter subscriber only content in the near future and we have a few give aways and promotions planned for next year too!

Heroes and Mortals Radio

Epic fantasy and sci-fi radio forged from the heroes and mortals of history and myth!

December means it’s time for our annual Holiday Hearth Mythic Event! An extended play of holiday classics, quite a few tunes you may not have heard, and classic radio plays and dramas including ‘A Christmas Carol’ from 1938 and ‘The Snow Queen’, all in the spirit of the Yuletide. Whether Santa is visiting you or Krampus has you on his list, we’re sure you deserve good tunes for the holiday, so listen in to Heroes and Mortals Radio, Thursday December 21st through Monday December 25th for our Holiday Hearth Mythic Event! More information available one our HAMR website at https://heroesandmortals.com/holiday-hearth/.

Thank you all for taking the time to read through our newsletter this month and most of all supporting us this year. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday and a wonderful new year.

https://mythrilmade.com | https://heroesandmortals.com

Mythril Made

Sincerely, Mark and Jeff, the busy elves from
Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio.

info@mythrilmade.com

 

P.S. Keep a look out for our January newsletter for our first product give-away!

PO Box 80471
Portland OR 97280
USA

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Welcome adventurers to the November newsletter for Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio!

Note: This newsletter was originally published on our radio site at heroesandmortals.com in November 2023.

Thanks to all of you that read and shared our last newsletter, we’re grateful for your continued interest and support. We too are always seeking new adventures so pull up a chair and read on for updates and a special announcement on a new project of ours.

New Mythril Made Products

After a very busy summer, we’re finishing up some of our Fall line of products with the following coming out for sale at the end of the month:

  • Foil letterpress stationary: Four new products featuring letterpress artwork with a metallic foil design element that will delight fans of Lord of the Rings, dragons, elves (the fantasy kind, not the Santa kind), and Vikings.
  • Ink letterpress stationary: Three new products featuring design elements of Gandalf and the Shire and updated reprints of some of our better selling dragon-themed stationary.

We love hearing what you have to say about our products, it’s what keeps us creating, and this review from happy customer Katie on our Have Yourself a Merry Shire Christmas card was very nice to hear:

“I absolutely love these cards! The details are beautiful and unique! Thank you 😊”
– Katie

Have Yourself a Merry Shire Christmas Letterpress Card

Individual or a bundle of 6 hand-printed letterpress cards with the phrase “Have Yourself a Merry Shire Christmas” emblazoned in gold foil above a comforting scene of your very own hobbit hole with Gandalf and Santa.

$6.50+

Upcoming Mythril Made Sales & Promotions

Heads up for your holiday shopping, in addition to our usual discounts, we’re running a “Black Friday Sale” November 21-28, and only for subscribers to our newsletter, don’t forget to use the below free shipping promo code.

Black Friday Week Sale!

Save up to 35% on select products at mythrilmade.etsy.com

Valid November 21st through November 28th

Discount is automatically applied to on sale products, no coupon code needed.

Use the coupon code below for free standard shipping on any Etsy order during the months of October and November!

*** Promo code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***

Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Special Announcement: Coming Soon to Mythril Made, The Foundations of Fantasy!

Introducing The Foundations of Fantasy Book Series: Celebrating the authors and stories that built the foundations of modern fantasy by reproducing and reintroducing out of print and hard to find classic literature, handcrafted to honor the printmakers and artists that helped bring their tales to life.

The first book in our Foundations of Fantasy series is the 1933 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, written and illustrated by Howard Pyle. First published in 1903, it was republished in 1933 and named the “Howard Pyle Brandywine Edition”, which will ring a bell for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien (who was 11 years old at the time of the first print edition) as the Brandywine River is one of the most important waterways in the Shire and the surrounding lands of Tolkien’s middle-earth.

This book is long out of print and very difficult to find but we have a copy and we’ve begun the process of scanning and retyping each page to reproduce the book in total with classic typesetting, rescanned high-resolution images of the original printed artwork, handmade letterpress inserts, and additional content alongside the original text and art.

Starting in December, only for subscribers to our newsletter, we’ll be releasing at least one chapter digitally each month in serial format on our website so you can read this seldom seen work and enjoy the story as we work on volume one of the custom print edition which will be available next year.

We think all of you will greatly enjoy this adventure of ours, and if you think others would too, please have them sign up for our newsletter for access to the digital content starting in December and new chapters and announcements on this project through all of next year!

We have even more planned in the upcoming months, so stay tuned.

Heroes and Mortals Radio

Epic fantasy and sci-fi radio forged from the heroes and mortals of history and myth!

Thanks to those that tuned in to our Halloween Soundtricks Mythic Event (it’s one of our personal favorites). Our next HAMR Mythic Event is our Yuletide celebration in December but while you wait for the holiday tunes to drop, tune in all day and night for music of adventure, here’s how to listen:

Are you an Android phone owner? We’re looking at building out an app for our android listeners and want to gauge interest, if so, please contact us on our website at https://heroesandmortals.com/contact/.

Thank you all for taking the time to read through this month’s newsletter. We’re only sending these out once per month and appreciate your time. If you like what we’re doing here, follow us on Etsy or our radio station and drop us a line, and we would greatly appreciate you sharing us on your social media feeds or with friends and family!

https://mythrilmade.etsy.com | https://heroesandmortals.com

Sincerely,
Mark and Jeff, the gentleman adventurers from
Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio.
info@mythrilmade.com

P.S. Keep a look out for our December newsletter for the first of our Foundations of Fantasy content and some 2024 teasers!

PO Box 80471
Portland OR 97280
USA

Our newsletter is only emailed once per month, we’d appreciate you sharing this signup link (https://heroesandmortals.com/newsletter/) with anyone that might have an interest in what we’re doing.

Welcome to the first official Mythril Made/Heroes and Mortals Radio Newsletter!

Note: This newsletter was originally published on our radio site at heroesandmortals.com in October 2023.

We heard you all clamoring for content (or maybe we imagined it, that is what we spend a lot of our time doing) so figured we better get on it.  Below, and monthly, find information on new and upcoming products from Mythril Made, get early notice on upcoming sales, and read about what you’ll be listening to on Heroes and Mortals Radio!  Now that the screams have quieted, lets get down to it.

Hobbits that looks suspiciously like Harry Potter.

New Mythril Made Products

We had a busy summer and have created a slew of new products and because we’re huge Tolkien nerds, all our new products are themed around middle-earth and the shire.  Here are the highlights:

  • Bookmarks: Two four-bookmark sets with shire homes in spring and winter watercolor designs.
  • Coasters: Rubber non-slip coasters (for home or car) with shire and Prancing Pony Porter designs.
  • Mousepad: A mousepad with a custom drawn map of middle-earth.
  • Mugs: It’s getting cold, enjoy those warmed drinks in a series of shire home and shire door themed mugs or our one-of-a-kind thermal heat-changing mug that reveals the Hidden Door to Dwarfdom (based off Tolkien’s Door of Durin).
  • Totes and Bags: Two new tote bags with the quote “Not all those who wander are lost. Some are reading” (and a “…Some are shopping” version), and our newest product, a wine bottle bag featuring a familiar shire home and the phrase “Pairs well with mushrooms, bacon, and unexpected guests”.

We take a lot of pride in our products, particularly our letterpress cards and when we get feedback like the kind comment below, it truly encourages us to keep creating.  From a happy customer who purchased our “Rumi Love” letterpress card:

“I work in a letterpress shop so I can guarantee that this card is really well done. I can tell they put so much work into quality control! On top of that, it shipped the next day and was really safely packaged. I can’t wait to give this card for my anniversary.”
– Mia

Rumi in Elvish for Tengwar Lovers: LOVE, Handcrafted Letterpress Card

Handcrafted letterpress card from the famed poet Rumi in Elvish script, surrounding a silver foil tree of life with English-text quote, “Love: Lovers do not finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along.”

$6.50+

Upcoming Mythril Made Sales & Promotions

Reap the rewards of signing up for our newsletter with early notice of upcoming sales and special discounts!

Save 25% on select products at mythrilmade.etsy.com

Valid October 24th through November 11th

Discount is automatically applied to on sale products, no coupon code needed.

Use the coupon code below for free standard shipping on any Etsy order during the months of October and November!

*** Promo code only for subscribers to our newsletter ***

Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Coming Soon to Mythril Made

Visit our store front often as we have more products in the pipeline, including:

  • “Scenes at the Shire” series of letterpress cards
  • Designs themed around Viking and “Gothic Fairy” imagery
  • New product lines including T-shirts and ceramic tile coasters

We have even more planned in the upcoming months, so stay tuned.

Heroes and Mortals Radio

Epic fantasy and sci-fi radio forged from the heroes and mortals of history and myth!

It has risen!  The Annual Heroes and Mortals Radio Mythic Event, Halloween Soundtricks is here!

Our annual Halloween celebration of spooks and sounds, and spooky sounds, will air October 29th – 31st starting each evening 5-6pm (see the full schedule here).  From classic radio program favorites like Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds and Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, to one of our favorite podcasts, The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast, to haunting and horrific music, it’s sure to be an event that will raise the hair on the back of your neck…or possibly the dead themselves!

Thank you all for taking the time to read through our newsletter.  We’re only sending these out once per month and appreciate your time.  If you like what we’re doing here, visit us on Etsy or our radio station and drop us a line, and we would greatly appreciate you sharing us on your social medias or with friends and family or whatever spirits may wander your way this Halloween season.

https://mythrilmade.etsy.com | https://heroesandmortals.com

Sincerely,
Jeff and Mark, the wandering wizards from
Mythril Made and Heroes and Mortals Radio.
info@mythrilmade.com

P.S. Keep a look out for our November newsletter where we’ll be announcing a special project with content coming your way in December.

PO Box 80471
Portland OR 97280
USA

Our newsletter is only emailed once per month, we’d appreciate you sharing this signup link (https://heroesandmortals.com/newsletter/) with anyone that might have an interest in what we’re doing.