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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:
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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.
$25 (a lot of “floating beads” require much more time to stabilize)
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.
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.
$70 (curled wings)
$80 (extended wings)
$80 (curled wings, horns, back accents)
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.
$10 each (this particular shade of gold/bright yellow is no longer available in this brand of yarn)
$30 for the “adolescent”, $45 for the adult
$200 for full articulation (beak, head and neck, legs, toes, wings [all primary feathers also individually wired], and tail)
$100 for a giant huggable chocobo plush
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.
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.
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.
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.