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Current commission status: busy.  Estimated completion time: by May 1.

Maybe you’re considering commissioning something from me..?  Why thank you!  And what lovely pants you’re wearing.  If you are, in fact, wearing pants.  If not, good for you!  You don’t need pants on the internet!  Ahem.

If you don’t see what you want in of the made-to-order section my Etsy shop, you can still commission me for something made just for you.  What follows are only examples!  Feel free to fling an e-mail at me and we’ll discuss.  Two things to keep in mind, first:

  1. Please note that the following quotes do not include shipping, which will be extra depending on the size/weight and destination.
  2. Yes, commission prices are a bit higher than the prices of pieces which may already be in the shop.  Why is that?
    • pieces in the shop have already been made without outside direction, whereas custom-made commission pieces are created exactly to the buyer’s specifications.  That does actually take more time and effort.
    • Materials will need to be purchased before building can begin, whereas a lot of the items in the shop were made from things I’d already picked up on a whim.

Cool?  Yes?  Continue!

Pixel Pendants/Charms/Key chains

Starting at $15 for the simplest designs (split ring with clip or simple 18 inch rubber cord or silver/gold-plated chain included).  The larger and/or more complicated sprites or designs will climb in materials and time and will therefore also cost more.  All items are backed with a special coating which allows them to remain flexible but many times stronger and more resilient than “naked” beads and thread alone.  Cloth or leather backing is ever so slightly extra.

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$15

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$20 each

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$25 (a lot of “floating beads” require much more time to stabilize)

Dragon Bracelets

The simplest “plain” dragon bracelets start at $35 for up to three bead colors, a choice of gold or silver accent wire, and include a light sprinkling of Swarovski crystals.  More crystals, wings, horns and other features come with extra expense.

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$35

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$55

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$70

Jewel Dragons

They start at $70 for “plain”, full-body (approximately 6 inches in length), “curled” wings, and climb from there depending upon accents and features desired.

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$70 (curled wings)

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$80 (extended wings)

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$80 (curled wings, horns, back accents)

Crocheted Chocobos

Commissions for these guys have been out of the question for a very long time.  But I figure hey, if you want to build your own little… herd-flock-thing, who am I to stop you?  “Regular” chocobos (wired legs and soft bodies) start at $10 for a chick, $30 for an “adolescent”, and $45 for a “regular-sized adult”.  The larger and/or more complicated the chocobo, along with the more accessories desired, the higher the price.

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$10 each (this particular shade of gold/bright yellow is no longer available in this brand of yarn)

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$30 for the “adolescent”, $45 for the adult

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$200 for full articulation (beak, head and neck, legs, toes, wings [all primary feathers also individually wired], and tail)

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$100 for a giant huggable chocobo plush

Everything Else

Never be afraid to ask about an idea you might have, or whether or not I might be able to accomplish a little individualized twist in something I’ve done before.  Commissions have been an awesome source of learning and pushing myself to make use of everything I’ve done before.

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I have experience in beading, leather, fabric, and a wide variety of air dry and polymer clays.  The only thing I may have to decline are custom creatures of very specific description.  I’m afraid that they show up when they please, and I can’t actually promise the result will be what you’re imagining.

Payment

Let me be completely honest about this: it takes me a long time to get to the final price estimate in completely new projects.  There are a lot of factors to consider and I want to be completely fair.  Please bear with me while I ask you a million questions to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want.  Do also please keep in mind that there’s no such thing as a rush payment; the time I take is the time I take, and I’m afraid it’s physically impossible for me to go any faster.  Here’s hoping for cyborg hands soon, though!

I do a fair amount of both full up-front payments and split payments (half up-front, half after completion).  Payment plans (more than two payments) are perfectly possible with more expensive items, though please understand there will be slight additional fees due to extra Paypal and/or Etsy fees which will result.  Point being, I don’t start until I’ve gotten a payment, and I don’t ship until after I’ve received the full amount owed.  This is not negotiable.

As a side note, I will gladly and eagerly agree to writing up an official contract upon request.  This both assures me that I will be paid for my work, and assures the commissioner that they will get the work they paid for.

Hold Policy

I am absolutely willing to put already openly available (never made-to-order) items on hold for up to three (3) months—but only with a non-refundable deposit and a contract to pay for the rest within those three months.  This is not negotiable.

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Orin Drake
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...Hi. I'm Orin. I make shiny things.

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AshAnne-87 Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite! I truly appreciate it! :)
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wickedorin Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
My pleasure.  You do wonderful work!
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Davide2889 Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you Orin for the black materia :happybounce: 
Davide from Etsy
Greetings from Italy
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wickedorin Feb 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you so much for posting here!  I'm so happy you enjoy it, and thank you so much for the feedback!
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Dragonrose36 Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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gabrielsangel Dec 22, 2013  Student Artist
A very Happy and wonderful Birthday to you!!! :D I miss you so much Orin!
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wickedorin Dec 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sheesh, I have to stop accidentally wandering away for some... weeks.  Anyway, thank you so much!  And I am always around in some capacity... when I remember to be.  Heh.
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gabrielsangel Jan 5, 2014  Student Artist
You're welcome! :D :hug::glomp:
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SpyerSecol Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the comments on my page! You have many talents judging by your gallery.  Very nice!  :)
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wickedorin Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much.  I have that mental disease called "always need to try something else-itis"...
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