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kishmet @ 02:14 am: Info Post
Hi! If you're here I'm going to assume that you're interested in purchasing a dragon, or at least in looking at one. You can find the Gallery here. The pictures aren't as good as they could be, but I'm working on it. The Gallery doesn't contain pictures of all my dragons (my webcam won't even photograph some of them properly, and some are already in different homes), but there's a good enough selection that you can probably get the gist.


Pricing:

  • Ordinary dragons (whatever that means) are $10 USD each, whether commissioned or purchased from the ones that already exist. I'd be making them anyway, just not necessarily in your particular color, after all!
  • Small dragons (see this size comparison picture to understand what I mean by that) are $7 USD each, $10 USD for a pair.
  • Anything four-legged, whether dragon, hippogriff, Pegasus, or otherwise will be $3 USD above the normal $10.
  • Pegasi, griffins, hippogriffs, and anything else that has the Pegasus-type wings will be $5 USD in addition to the $3 you'll pay for four legs. I love making them, but they're kind of a pain. XD; So if you want a Pegasus with the lacy wings, it's going to be $18 USD total.
  • Sea serpents are $13 because they're larger and more labor-intensive than dragons.
  • I only accept Paypal, because it's less risky both for you and for me. My Paypal email address is kishtrethya@gmail.com. If you have commissioned a dragon/something else, please wait to send your payment until your dragon is finished, photographed, and approved.




Shipping:
Edited July 31st at my mother's behest.
Shipping will be $3 USD to anywhere in the continental US; for anywhere else I will look for and give you a quote. To Europe shipping is relatively cheap, as is shipping to Australia and the Philippines (for some reason...), but Asia and elsewhere may be more expensive. Shipping covers not only actual postage costs but also the price of boxes, which I don't buy enough of (yet) to purchase in bulk. Shipping will be combined on multiple purchases.



Commissions: Most of my sales here will be commissions, mostly because I'm too attached to the dragons I already have. XD I accept commissions for all the types of creatures I create, and I'm always willing to experiment with something else. I've never done a griffin before, for example, but I'm almost sure that I could because I've done a hippogriff. If you want something that's not listed here, ask and ye shall receive!

All creatures are available to be commissioned in all available colors. You can choose either a solid color or a main color and an accent color; you can see what both look like in the Gallery.

Eyes come in silver, gold, and copper normally, but right now I've also got faceted brown, purple, and green, as well as snowflake obsidian, sparkly gold and silver, and cultured pearls in pale blue-green and gold. Other colors may be available upon request. Wire is silver by default, but I find it doesn't make much of a difference in the dragons' overall appearance.



Colors Available:
All of these bead colors are available at the moment. If any of them say "limited quantity" or anything like that, it just means I got them someplace weird and might not be able to find them again. For instance, the pastels came in a petri dish tower at Michael's, but as far as I can tell that store has never sold them again. Alas. Don't order something in a limited color just because it's limited!! Order whatever you like best, because chances are I'll get more of a limited color someday anyway.

Red:

Translucent

Matte (no picture yet)

Green:

Pastel (Limited)


Translucent


Matte

Blue:

Dark Translucent (no picture yet; my sister stole them for something XD)

Medium Translucent


Light Translucent

Gold:


Translucent

Metallic (no picture yet)

Silver:


Translucent

Metallic

Pink:

Translucent (Limited) (no picture yet)


Dark Metallic/Mixed

Yellow:


Pastel (Limited)


Matte

Black:

Matte (no picture yet, but basically, black. XD)

Purple:


Pastel (Limited)


Dark Translucent

Other:


Brown/Gold/Coffee Translucent Mix

White Matte

I've also done mixed beads in the past, which gives a mottled look. I have to mix these myself (the Brown/Gold/Coffee comes premixed, but nothing else does) so you're not guaranteed an even mixture. If you request a mix, please specify if you'd like more of one color than the others.



Other: These dragons are extremely hardy. I shipped Aja's wrapped in a few tissues, and M's and Sam's in nothing at all, and they all got to their destinations just fine. They can handle being dropped on the floor, posed in different positions, etc. I'm extremely clumsy by nature and I've never broken any of them. XD


Questions? Comments? Interested in making a purchase or complaining that my prices are too high or telling me to sod off? Leave a comment on this post or email me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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From:aiwritingfic
Date:July 18th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
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If I order them for people's birthdays, how long in advance do I have to do it? ^_^
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From:kishmet
Date:July 18th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
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It depends! It takes me about a day or two to make them (and I'd get started as soon as anyone ordered!), and then generally about a week when shipping within the U.S. Outside of the U.S., it sometimes takes a couple weeks (or even three to the Philippines once). If you're out-of-country, I'd say a month or so to be on the safe side.

Hope that helps! ^_^ <3!
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From:aiwritingfic
Date:July 18th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
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<3 It does. Also, will this be an always-ongoing sort of thing?
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From:kishmet
Date:July 18th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Yup, it should be always-ongoing! I've been making dragons for about two years straight already now; this is just the first time I've thought to sell them. *laughs*
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From:aiwritingfic
Date:July 18th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
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*hearts* NEATO.
From:splitcat
Date:July 19th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)

Commission

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Hey Kish, I WILL order one of your dragons. I need a friend for 'Checkers'.

Okay. So, Kish. I would like to commission you for a 'regular' dragon. Could she be mottled in a variety of blue with some clear/or silver trnsparent beads?

I can pay you if you'll be at the Fair next week.

Your friend,
Liz
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From:kishmet
Date:July 19th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)

Re: Commission

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Ooh, absolutely! Mottled blue with silver transparent it is, then. Funnily enough, I just made a blue mixture the other day for another project entirely! I'll be posting pictures of your dragon as she's being made; I'll get started later tonight (after Fair setup. Hee).

I will definitely be at the Fair next week, and I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

~Kish
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From:kishmet
Date:July 23rd, 2007 07:17 am (UTC)

Re: Commission

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Hi Liz! I don't know if you'll get this comment before tomorrow, but here's hoping! I meant to post pictures of your girl in progress, but then I was so close to finishing by the time I remembered that I just took finished pics. You can find her here in the Gallery. My awful horrible webcam doesn't quite capture her and her mottling well enough, but you can get a rough idea of what she looks like!

I'll bring her along with me tomorrow; I don't know if you'll be there, but I know you enter Visual Arts projects, so here's hoping! If so, she'll be there for you. I hope she's something like what you wanted!

Your friend,
Kish (aka Danielle, or basically whatever you want to call me)
From:splitcat
Date:July 23rd, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Commission

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Yes. I'll be there today as I'm also a Junior Superintendent. Oh my goodness! She looks gorgeous and so blue!
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From:disutansu
Date:July 22nd, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
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You're so talented, Kishu, though I've always known that. ^_^ I wish you luck on making money... for Anime Expo you say? Perhaps we'll see each other next year!

*hugs*
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From:kishmet
Date:July 23rd, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
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...LJ is so derelict in sending me comments. Thank you, Helen! I know that a lot of my friends go to AX, which is part of why I want to go. Okay, it's mostly the entire reason I want to go. The people I met at ACen are awesome, but it'd be neat to see you and everyone else!

*hugs back* <3!
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From:disutansu
Date:July 24th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
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Surely you'll have lots more fun seeing everyone else. I know it. ^_^!
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From:kishmet
Date:July 25th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Erm, I probably won't. I'll probably sit in a corner being asocial as usual. (You saw me at my most social when I was out where you are, and that wasn't very. XD; I'm too awkward to be properly social.)
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From:disutansu
Date:July 26th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
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...LIES! XD I'm sure with a group of people, they'll pull you out of your asocial self. You'll have fun!
From:hikaridonya
Date:August 31st, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Commission from my Mum :D

She wants one like Dream (my baby ♥ who has pride of place by the side of my bed. I kissed her this morning. Is that weird?) but with the brown mix, gold, and silver.

Love you :x
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From:candy_marie_55
Date:September 25th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
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Kish.

Kish.

Kishie. I plan to regain speech ability soon.

*some time later*

how amazing are you? How talented? How come I'never been to this page before?

I'm in love with all of your woooork ( Especially Syusuke, but I can't be counted on to be neutral.) I seriously need to start saving up for a collection T__T


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From:kishmet
Date:September 26th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
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This comment made me go *_____*

I'm not that amazing or talented, these are easy! I think I've only posted about them once over at kishmet, haha.

Glad you like them, though! :D They're fun to make. ♥!
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From:candy_marie_55
Date:September 27th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
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♥_♥

I'm seriously considering ordering one (or two, honestly) for Christmas --since I'm too late for my birthday. The only thing stopping me is the teeny possibility that I might not be home to receive them then (I might go to the Dominican Rep.) ...I'll try to let you know early enough.

omgomgomgcan'twait. (Hell I can't even decide the colors I'm gonna ask for or the creature really and god why am I babbling?)
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