2019 Cost of a Dragon

 Prices may be adjusted slightly (up or down) to reflect added features, extra time involved, and cost of materials.  

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Also, per requests, I can make a purchased dragon Vegan friendly. I would remove the fur or boa from the dragon and replace it with faux furs, and use man made cording instead of leather.

Sea Dragons – $345.00

Guardian Shoulder Dragons – $285.00

Ryder Shoulder Dragons – $325.00

Percher Dragons – $265.00

Woodland Series #2 (Maple-Leaf) Dragons – $325.00

Reiver – Shoulder Dragons – $225.00

Moon Moth Dragons – $145.00

Pixie Dragons – $145.00

I’m going to be working on some new designs! Trying out scuplting, making molds and resin casting for shoulder Gryphons and gryphons. Also putting in a wire that can be turned with a handle to make the heads movable. I’m also going to paint and design wings to be printed on fabric.  This will allow for more elaborate wings.

I have many retired dragon eggs and will continue to hatch them until they are gone.

Why does an Artisan Hatched Dragon cost so much?

My dragons are a labor of love, and are very time intensive.  I have been perfecting my skills and expertise for many years.   As an artist I try to calculate a fair price,  being self-employed I must pay myself a fair wage. I include, the time required to design, complete a dragon, plus the cost of materials.

There are Etsy and PayPal fees, State and Federal taxes, Business banking fees, Domain name fees, Website expenses, sewing machine maintenance.

Cost of materials include fabrics, threads, stuffing, armatures, needles, wires, eyes, beads, paints, buttons, cords, tags, bells, rings, feather boas, furs, and faux furs.

From start to finish, the time to hatch a dragon includes choosing the right fabrics, pinning and cutting out, sewing, turning, top stitching, adding the body armature, wiring the arms, legs, and wings, then stuffing, adding eyes, assembling.  I hand needle sculpt every dragon’s face, giving each dragon their own unique personality.

I hand paint the claws and face nubs – wait a day for the paint to cure, then finish by adding the mane, name tag and bell.  When I use shell claws and horns, each shell bead is hand wired into place, glued, then after the glue is dry,  hand painted around the bead base to secure it in place.  Hatching a  dragon will take from 12 hours for a small dragon to 60 hours or more for the largest dragons.

I hope anyone who decides to purchase one of my dragons can appreciate the details, time and expertise involved, and truly loves their new dragon.

Please know that when you purchase an artisan hatched dragon you are making it possible for me to continue working at my craft, creating dragons and bringing whimsy into the world.

A big thank you to all my dragon owners!

Enjoy your dragons,

Sherry – Sewing Sorceress – Dragontry

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