Next hatching is finally finished

I was able to finish 6 dragons Friday-Sunday.  I have got to work quicker!    

3 pixies, 1 Reiver and 2 Guardians

Thank you to all my patrons,  3 dragons have found their new homes on their first day of listing!

This is Wicked
This is Marsala
Wicked – Guardian Dragon
Marsala standing
Astral – hand crafted eyes
Astral – Rainbow Reiver Dragon
Ginseng
Ginseng – Pixie Dragon
Mimosa Pixie Dragon
Mimosa
Maya – Blue Pixie Dragon
Maya

Nippers are coming back!

I’ve decided to bring the Nipper back , although I may not have them sewn until 2020.  I plan on making a few improvements – adding ball and socket spine, and changing the arms to more of a Pixie style.  Haven’t decided if they will have nose rings or not.  The new Nippers will be listed at $145.

Compared to a Pixie,  the Nipper- has smaller wings, the body is much plumper and shorter, the legs are made to be standing, and the ears are a different shape.

This is how I’ve calculated the cost of a Pixie … or other small dragons for 2019

If your curious, This is how I’ve calculated the cost of a Pixie…or other small dragons  for 2019

2yds fabric @ $30-$40 = for 8 Pixies, I cut out 8 pixie dragons at a time.
$3.75 -$5.00 per dragon for the fabric, average $4.00 per dragon, this is an average fabric cost, but may go up or down depending on the fabric.  I  use a good quality stretch, Lycra velvet.

I give myself an hourly wage of $12.00…

Trace the pattern onto folded fabrics,  8 dragons have 136 traced parts, –4 hours
Pin, cut out, match and bag into 8 dragons ready to hatch, – 4 hours

8 hours @ $12.00 per  = $96.00, ( 1 hour per dragon)  I then add $4.00 cost of fabric per dragon,

Approximately – $16.00 per 1 bagged pixie dragon, for pre-sewing costs!

Now I add in the Hatching Time Per 1 Pixie      

Pin parts, – .50 hour
Sew parts, turn and top-stitching, – 2 hours

Armature spine into body, – .50 hours
Wire limbs, – 1 hour
Stuff limbs, sew closed, –1 hour
Stuff body, sew on ears, –1 hour

Add eyes, Stuff head, sew head to body, – 1 hour
Sculpt face, – 1 hour  

Paint face nubs and claws, – 1 hour
Assemble, button covers, mane, name tag, take pictures, list,  – 2 hours

Start to Finish time estimate for one pixie estimate  11 hours, at $12.00 totals $132.00 for my wage, plus the $16.00 for pre production = $148.00,  I rounded down to take into account the lowest cost of fabrics.

Total Cost estimate for a Pixie Dragon $145.00

Also, per my Etsy Over lords requests, I’m offering free domestic shipping, at least for the rest on this year.

Tarot – A Magical Guardian Shoulder Dragon – Adopted

This is Tarot … a Magical Guardian Shoulder Dragon, he looks like a glitter fairy gave him a touch of silver.
I used a black Lycra velvet fabric with silver splotches, for his body, and I matched it with a black Lycra velvet for his back spine, inner ears, under wings, belly and spiral wrapped horns. I hand painted his silver granite eyes.
Tarot has a nose ring, and a mane of black fox fur.

Hemlock is a Guardian Shoulder Dragon

Just finished Hemlock and he is listed on Dragontry, my Etsy site

This is Hemlock, I choose this name because he reminds me of being in a deep forest with morning sunlight coming through the canopy, Hemlock is such a magical dragon.

Artisan crafted from a green, teal and brown tie dye swirl lycra velvet fabric for his body. I chose a brown lycra velvet for his back spine, belly, and spiral wrapped horns. I used a midnight green Lycra velvet for his under wings and inner ears.

Hemlock has a dark green fox fur mane and bright teal eyes.
I added 3 teal shell nose horns, and used a teal texture paint for his face nubs and claws.

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