While I no longer take commissions
, and never plan to again, I often get asked what to expect for my pieces when they go up for sale in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBe…
. Prices are based on amount of time spent as well as supply and demand. Each of sculptures are completely hand sculpted without the use of any molds, and tediously crafted to be as smooth and perfectly symmetrical as possible. I have spent several years perfecting my craft, and I feel that shows in each little critter I make. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my sculptures, so you can be guaranteed only the best craftsmanship and highest quality.
I try to offer a wide range of items in each sale, to give everyone an equal chance no matter their current financial situation.
Scrap Dragons: $35-40
Simple and sweet, these are my most budget friendly option, and I try to make a batch every month or two.
Sometimes I make them with babies, and that can nearly double the price, as I have to make a tinier, but just
as detailed baby. You basically pay for two scrap dragons that way.
I also occasionally make micro dice dragons, but they are the same amount of work only smaller
(which can actually be more difficult)*Scrap Dragons are called as such because after my bigger projects I have lots of small scraps of clay left.
If they aren't big enough for another regular dragon, I use them to make these smaller guys!*
Small Dragons: $50-70
Similar in size and design to the scrap dragons, but with more details. Wings, painted eyes, spikes or simple manes, and sometimes plating.
Some props may add a bit to price.
Medium Dragons : $70- $120
Usually a step up in size with more detail, sometimes paint jobs, and more unique poses and props.
Dice Dragons: $70- $140
These generally follow the same guidelines as the rest, but they have dice! They are almost always removable, unless the die is
being used for structural support. These are some of my most sought after dragons, as D&B is the original Dice Dragon creator
Deluxe: $150- $250+
Anything considered "deluxe" has taken at least 10 hours of work, though it is often much more than that. The magma dragon took over 40! I often lose track
of exact hours after the 10 hour mark. These are the sculpts I fuss over and make sure every little detail is exact. These are the ones that keep me
up well into the wee hours of the night, because they have to be perfect! PLEASE NOTE: These are the sculpts that often go up for auction on Ebay, though a few make their way into my etsy sales. They can be quite pricey,
but I price them much less than what they'd go for on ebay, so if you can snag one you've gotten quite a bargain!
Pairs /Couples / Wedding Toppers: $150 - $250+
Another of my most requested items is the dragon cake topper. I rarely make these, but a few will show up on Ebay from time to time. Other couples or pairs basically follow the guide above, times 2 (price per dragon) plus a bit extra if it is a tricky pose. Making two creatures interact successfully does take extra time.
Ponies/ Gryphons: $35-$70
The simplest Scrap Ponies are the lowest, but the fluffy gryphons and flying pegasi go for more.
Hybrids Dragons: $80 - $150
Hybrids take a lot of planning, and often take longer than my regular dragons. They can range quite a bit, and the
more complex ones usually go up on ebay.
Rats: $20- $40
I don't make a lot of these little guys, but when I do they are pretty affordable. I can make them much faster than dragons!
No wings or spikes or any of that nonsense. Price can go up a bit depending on paint job /markings though.
I really tend to stick to dragons most of the time, but every once in a while I'll throw in a random beastie. These range from very simple to deluxe range!
Most items ship for roughly $3 or less within the United States.
International shipping can be as much as $15. Both of these rates are based on first class shipping fees.
I accept payment via Paypal or credit card through my Etsy shop. I do not accept checks or cash by mail. Ebay uses paypal as well.
My ETSY SHOP can be found here: www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBe…
The shop is always empty because of high demand, but I always announce here on DA as well as on FB when I will be having sales. My Facebook is here: www.facebook.com/dragonsandbea…
My Ebay is: www.ebay.com/usr/dragonsandbea…
PLEASE do not ask me to "make an exception" for a commission request.
I get several people a week asking me to make "just one exception" and I will just say no. I know it sucks that I'm not doing requests anymore, and I do feel for all of your situations and the people you want to gift things to for various reasons. But there is no fair way to choose who gets one and who does not. I hate saying no, but I cannot make exceptions. Thank you for understanding.Please think before you post mean comments about the pricing
. I have spent my entire life honing my artistic skills and over 4 years building my business from nothing. I work harder than I ever did at any "real job" and make far less money. We are all artists here, or at least art appreciators, so please be kind. Don't we all hope to one day make our passion our career?