How this was made:This beautiful zodiac dragon was handsculpted with polymerclay around a wire armature, then painted with acrylics and glitters before being glazed once with polyurethane varnish and again with epoxy resin, to ensure maximum strength and durability of its spines and limbs.
The Spirit Region is home to all things iridescent, and that is why Nephele blends in so perfectly well here. Her most prized possession, an amethyst crystal, became an amethyst aura quartz when it's energies merged with the magic surrounding the Spirit Region, as Nephele ascended there with it. Prior to being a spirit dragon, Nephele used to be an air dragon, whose favourite dwelling was high in the clouds with the clear blue sky above her. She inherited her amethyst crystal from her mother before she passed on, who told her never to lose it, for it was a priceless relic from the earliest days in the Adornarium, when the five element regions had not fully formed or clearly separated yet. Thus this crystal, she said, contained a little bit of magic from all of the five elements - a rare thing indeed. Nephele now guards it with her life, in memory of her mother who she loved so much - and in memory of the ancient days of the Adornarium, when all the five element regions were one.
Extra information:From the 'extra additions' drop-down menu, please select whether you would like this dragon to come gift wrapped, with a personalised story, with both, or with neither, before adding it to your cart. :)
Nephele - the amethyst aura dragon
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.