I thought I’d post some of the pictures my lovely and amazing Dragon owners have shared with me. Thank you all for the wonderful pictures.
Sparkle’s body is made from a white, with small holographic scales Lycra velvet fabric. I used a holographic lycra fabric for her belly and under ears, and a white velvet for her under wings.
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!
Hemlock’s fox fur and leather lead were replaced with faux fur and cotton cording, per request, he looks fabulous!
Malbec will be heading to Texas very soon, say hi if you see her! This is Malbec – (named for the wine), she is a Burgundy Pixie Dragon
Pixie dragons are very fast, and are often trained and ridden by the Fae. The 4 winged Pixie dragons are highly prized for their speed and agility.
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.
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.
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.
Juniper is a very green Pixie Dragon, with dragon wings.
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.