How this was made:This beautiful dragon is made from polymerclay, sculpted around an aluminium craft wire armature, dusted with mica powders and then finally painted with gold acrylic paint after baking. It was then coated with a layer of epoxy resin to ensure maximum durability of its spines and limbs. The rose was also handsculpted from purple polymerclay.
Originally from the Earth Region, Ajax advanced his way up to the Spirit Region after his sister, Aradia, was discovered to be an exceptionally gifted herbalist and ascended herself. She cured a wide range of ailments and even performed miracles on some dragons - bringing them back from the brink of death. She even created a new type of rose - a purple rose, filled with magic. It is said that one single drop of dew from the petals of these roses can cure any physical ailment. So filled with profound magic are these roses, that they sprout pure gold from the tips of their petals! When the dragons in the Spirit Region learned of the exceptional power of these roses, they thought that Aradia and her beautiful creations deserved to ascend from the Earth Region to the esteemed heights of the Spirit Region!
Ajax was very humble and unassuming, so he remained in the Earth Region for a while, healing the dragons Aradia had left behind on the ground. He didn't complain that she had been chosen to ascend to the Spirit Region, even though as her brother, he knew almost everything that she did! It was only later, when more tales of astounding miracles being performed in the Earth Region spread, that the Spirit Region dragons decided to investigate the Earth Region again and found out about Ajax, and decided that he was well deserving of living in the Spirit Region with his sister... Firstly because of the talents that he shared of her, and secondly because of his pure and humble character!
However his loyality to the Earth Region is very strong, so although he is now based in the Spirit Region, to this day Ajax can be found still healing and working with the creatures in the Earth Region. His scales are a hypnotic glowing blue, reflecting the power he possesses deep inside. Ajax is the perfect dragon to adopt, should you wish to invite the energy of miracles and magic into your life!
Extra information:From the 'extra additions' drop-down menu, please select whether you would like this dragon to come gift wrapped or not before adding it to your cart. :)
Ajax - The Blue Rose Dragon (Aradia's Brother)
Any finished sculpture or item of jewellery of mine that you receive, should be relatively strong, but not indestructible. As such, adequate care should be taken to ensure that the piece is out of reach of pets, children, and the possibility of being dropped, as you would with any other fragile ornament in the home. That being said, it will be certainly be strong enough for moderate handling as you examine it and admire its unique features! :)
Will I have to pay extra for shipping/postage?
There is no additional charge for postage - all is included in the price of the dragon.
How many creations can I recieve from you in one go?
In one parcel, there will be sent a maximum of two to three creations, depending on their size. If you feel like going on a larger shopping spree (and I would not mind if you did!) expect to recieve two or three at a time, in different parcels that may be delivered on different days, depending on whether the creations you have ordered differ in the time they need to be prepared before posting (for instance, if one of your purchases includes a made-to-order item). Sending a couple of creations at a time in smaller packages is to keep postage costs down on my end, as I do not charge extra for postage, and one large parcel costs far more to send than a fewer smaller ones.
How long will my order take to get to me?
If you live in the UK (where I am based) you can expect your parcel to arrive within one to two weeks once I have posted it off (which may take up to a week for me to prepare beforehand if you have selected any extra additions from the drop-down menu). If you live in the US, your parcel will likely take two to three weeks to arrive after I have sent it out. It is important that these shipping times are taken into account if the item is needed before a certain deadline (e.g as a birthday present) as well as if you have purchased a made-to-order item.
What is the difference between waiting for a made-to-order item and waiting for a pre-made item?
If the item you have ordered is classed as "made-to-order", that could add a maximum of an extra week on to the time it will take to reach you, from the moment of purchase (due to the time it will take me to hand-craft your purchase from scratch). Don't worry though - if the item you want is made-to-order, it will say in big letters at the top of the item's description. If your item does not say anything about it being made-to-order in the description, then you can assume that it is a pre-made creation, and therefore will be ready to be posted to you in a week or less.