Just finished this handsome Ryder Dragon…Sorrel

I adore this fabric

I used a metallic copper for the under colors

I hand painted his eyes in a copper and grey

Shell nose horns and spiral wrapped fabric antlers

Sorrel is an amazing dragon

Dragons for June

Druid is slowly getting better. He seems to be more alert, and is getting himself up, which is a big deal, I’ve been having to pick up his back legs for him to stand before walking!

I’m slowly working on the next hatchlings.  They are all sewn and wired., now the stuffing, sculpting and finishing can begin. I hope to have a few finished in June, and will list them when finished.

Current dragons I’m working on; 2 Ryders, (a Zebra and copper), 5 Guardians,    ( a white, dark green,  purple, burgundy,  and black), 1 Reiver (rainbow), and  6 Pixies, ( a white, burgundy, red, blue, purple and  dark green). Over all a good looking bunch of dragons.

After this batch, I’ll be taking 2 weeks vacation July -1st – 14th, then the rest of July I’ll be working on new dragons for the Fall.  I should have more dragons to list in September.

Druid Update

While Druid is winning many battles with his Cancer, he is still loosing the war.

Last week’s check up showed that his cancer is slowly coming back.  We are all a bit sad, but it was not unexpected.  Druid should have many months ahead of him.   His Dr suggested we try giving Druid one more  3 month round of Paladia (chemo) to slow any growth and start him on Prilosec to curb any stomach issues from the Paladia.  Which we are doing and hoping for the best.  Druid turned 13 last  January, I’m hopeful he will make it to 14.

I’ve taken over the first floor to keep an eye on Druid while working on dragons, and he can keep me in sight as well.  Druid doesn’t climb stairs very well anymore.

I will try to get a few dragons done over the summer, and will try to list the ones I’ve hatched monthly. But I will be busy spoiling Druid as much as possible too.

Dragon Info – armature, wire and dragons

The wire in a Reiver or any dragon should bend pretty well, you just don’t want to bend it back and forth repeatedly, as for the armature (link below) they say it can bend up to 28 degrees.  The smaller armature on the left is what is in a Reiver; I bent it as much as I could before it would snap apart, and took the pic below.  It is very sturdy and you will feel resistance when it has reached the bending limit. I use the larger armature in the larger dragons.

You can position the arms and legs, just don’t spin them around in one direction, since that would tighten the thread to the point of breakage. You should be able to turn the legs back towards the tail and have a stand up (like a dog) on her back legs and the tail should be down, it will take a bit of tweaking to get the dragon balanced.  You can position the back legs to be apart.   You’re trying to archive a tripod using the back legs and the tail. I’ll need to come up with a “How to pose a dragon” demo in the near future.

underside of the dragon’s feet, for standing

A Shoulder Dragon and can rest upon your shoulder.  The feet should be slightly cupped to fit upon your shoulder, drape the tail down your back and up and over to your opposite shoulder for balance.  Feel free to turn the head and position it, the armature should be able to take a lot of positioning.

Sea Dragon Badenoch

Badenoch was a new Sea Dragon design; I had found the perfect fabric for a sea Dragon.

Badenoch is 58” measured from the nose to the tail, going down the neck and along the back. The Price was $289.00, Plus shipping. I actually have a few more cut out in this fabric waiting for me to work on, there is an amazing amount of top stitching and hand sewing involved with a Sea Dragon.Badenoch is about the same length as a Royal Dragon, but thinner with swimming wings, fins and a fluke tail.

 

I haven’t made a Royal in a while, but here is a pic of one.  A Royal Dragon has a larger armature, plumper body and bigger wings; they currently cost $325 with shell claws and $285 without shell claws.

Royal Clawed Dragon

 

As for “Baby Dragons”, the Nipper dragon is currently retired, but I do sell many other smaller dragons, Sprite, Imp, Moth, and Moon.  I will hatch a few of these this summer.

The Nipper dragons could not ride on a shoulder, so I designed the Pixie Dragons – which can.

 

http://www.jeton.com.tw/en/product/product_detail-5

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1179409045

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Perch your Shoulder Dragon

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Dragon staged on a dummy

The back feet are touching the front elbows, shaped to your shoulder

Dragon staged on a sewing dummy

Dragon tail is wrapped under the arm and curled upon the chest.

I just received a request to post more pictures of dragons riding on a shoulder, on Etsy.  Since I usually don’t have an extra shoulder to use when taking the pictures I have used my sewing dummy.

I do get some pics of dragons riding on their owners shoulders- (keep those pics coming! I love them!) Below are a few of them, send me your shoulder dragon pics and I’ll happily post them. Via Facebook or my Esty shop.

Dragon owner- Scotland

Dragon owner- Scotland

Limerick, Crystalina, Skye-Flame and their trainer - Jodie

Limerick, Crystalina, Skye-Flame and their trainer – Jodie

Shenanigan and Hades with their owners at Motor City Comic Con

Shenanigan and Hades with their owners at Motor City Comic Con

Kalith and owner heading out for an adventure

Kalith and owner heading out for an adventure

Royal Dragon Shenanigan and her favorite Pirate.

Royal Dragon Shenanigan and her favorite Pirate.

Thought you might like to see Azuriena is getting out and about having a wonderful time :) This pic was taken at Day of Fae, Grafton Australia – (Photo courtesy of Flights of Fancy)

Thought you might like to see Azuriena is getting out and about having a wonderful time 🙂 This pic was taken at Day of Fae, Grafton Australia – (Photo courtesy of Flights of Fancy)

A boy and his new Dragon- Pranks!

A boy and his new Dragon- Pranks!

Carolyn and her Dragon Rosebud

Carolyn and her Dragon Rosebud

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Dragons love redheads!

Linda and Nyx enjoying a summer day in Sweden

Linda and Nyx enjoying a summer day in Sweden

“Parrots are so over rated- every Pirate really needs a dragon”

“Parrots are so over rated- every Pirate really needs a dragon”

Kalidor and Tundra in their new home in the UK

Kalidor and Tundra in their new home in the UK

Mandrake and some new friends in the UK, (Photos courtesy of TPF Faerie Wear)

Mandrake and some new friends in the UK, (Photos courtesy of TPF Faerie Wear)

Yay, I finally finished the 2017 Christmas gift dragons…

These three are only a little late, they were meant to be Christmas Dragons

Tiffany’s Dragon – Palette (Rainbow-swirl)

Chris’ Dragon – Starling (Black)

Ivy’s Dragon – Anime (Blue Tye-dye)

Merry belated Christmas!

Now on to some even more pass due dragons…..

Dragon update

I’ve  listed three more dragons – Friday, April 6th – 2018, At noon Eastern Daylight Time.

I will have another large batch of dragons in June.

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Dragontry

 

Time for Inventory, Taxes. and cutting out the 2018 Dragons

After this week”s Etsy listing (Friday- 6th) I’ll  be taking off until  April 15th,  to work on Dragontry’s taxes.

While I’m finishing up the fabric inventory, I will be pulling fabrics out to use for this year’s dragons. It doesn’t hurt to see what I’ve tucked away and forgotten about. Lol.

This year I plan on some new designs –   Asian, and Maple-leaf winged Dragons. I also will be making smaller versions of the Sea Dragon and the Drat.                   A young Sea Dragon is a Sea Nymph.  A young Drat is a Fury- AKA – Drittens – I had thought about calling them Drittens, but thought  Furies would fit them better.

I’ll also be cutting out and hatching more Drats, Shoulder dragons,and hopefully a few gryphons.

I will be exploring having the wings for the Luna Moth Reivers printed on fabric.  Of course, I will need to watercolor paint the wings, get them into a printable form and see how they turn out first. It may take a few tries to get them just right.  If it works I can have more detailed wings, and eventually branch out to butterfly and fantasy wings for dragons as well.

I’m planning on the next batch of shoulder dragons to be hatched and listed  in late June.  Wish me luck!

 

New Dragons – Friday, April 6th – 2018

Just a heads up, I will be listing a few more dragons on Friday, April 6th – 2018, At noon Eastern Standard Time. I have two hatched and will try to finish 2-more for Friday.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Dragontry

 

 

Sedgewick- Green Reiver Dragon

Sedgewick is on his way to his new nest…

The body fabric is a variegated green Lycra velvet, matched with a green glittered tie dye Lycra velvet. has a Green ostrich mane and hand painted green eyes. I used a green texture paint for the face nubs and claws.

Has a leather lead, nose ring, bell and a wooden name tag.