The Fireside Dragon

Trowbridge, England

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Note from shop owner The shop is closed today, 27 November, as I am at a craft fair. Back open on Sunday 😊

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 27 Nov, 2021

The shop is closed today, 27 November, as I am at a craft fair. Back open on Sunday 😊

Rachael McDonald

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Rachael McDonald


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5 out of 5 stars

About FiresideDragon

Sales 52
On Etsy since 2012

Gifts inspired by nature, folklore and myth

Shop members

  • Rachael McDonald


Production partners

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Shop policies

Last updated on 09 October, 2017
About Me - The Fireside Dragon by Rachael McDonald

Inspired by nature, mythology and folklore I draw, paint and make a range of hares, dragons and other creatures;
- working in pen, ink and watercolour to create a range of images that are sold as greetings cards, prints and other items
- working in clay to create friendly hares and dragons that love a fireside spot in the home
- working in polymer clay to create elves and fairies that would be at home in the hedgerows of Wiltshire where I live.

The name 'The Fireside Dragon' was inspired by the idea that Dragons, mythologically fierce fire breathing creatures, are in fact gentle creatures wanting nothing more than to curl up on a rug by a roaring fire, have a nap and read a good book. The Dragon that shares my life is called Nimlet and is my muse in the creation of my art work.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
Returns and exchange details
I am sure you will be delighted with your item but sometimes things do go wrong or are unexpected so therefore returns are accepted as long as the following criteria is satisfied:-

1. No returns can be accepted without an initial email contact with me, for returns delivery address information and reason.
2. All returns must be posted back within 14 days of receipt, using the original mode of postage that item was sent out to you and in the original condition with original packaging.
3. Postage costs are not refundable and you are responsible for the cost of the return shipping.
4. As soon as I receive the item, I will refund you the purchase price minus shipping (via the method you used to pay with) or issue you with a credit note or an alternative, whichever you prefer.
5. For hygiene reasons I cannot accept returns on earrings.
6. Custom orders are non-returnable.
7. All items are handmade in England by me, therefore all transactions with The Fireside Dragon are subject to UK law.

Items are not refunded for reasons of colour as we take great care to describe and photograph each piece as accurately as possible.
We aim to ship all our items the next working day from purchase, and certainly they will be sent within three days. Items are not shipped on a Sunday or English Bank Holiday.

We send all items standard first class delivery in the UK and standard airmail everywhere else, at the buyer's risk. If you wish to upgrade thepostage to Recorded / Insured at the buyer's cost please let me know prior to the sale.

Recycled packaging will be used wherever possible to keep our costs low and to do our bit for the environment.

If you require specific gift wrapping please leave a note at checkout.

You can find out when your order was shipped by going into your Etsy Purchases and clicking on the appropriate order, items will be marked as Shipped the day they go to the Post Office.
I use First Class Royal Mail for my deliveries in the U.K. Delivery times to a UK address is normally 1-2 days.

Your item will usually reach Europe within three to five working days

And the rest of the world usually within five to seven working days

If you would like to track your parcel please use the shipping upgrade for the tracked service.

Unfortunately things can go missing in the post...if you are concerned about the security of your order please use the Tracked Service option when selecting postage.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS please take note.....
Many countries apply import taxes and customs fees on all packages over a certain value entering the country. Be aware that these customs and duties fees are the sole responsibility of you, the purchaser.

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Last updated on 04 Sep, 2017
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