How this was made:This beautiful dragon is made from polymerclay, sculpted around an aluminium craft wire armature. Reds, yellows and blues have been blended to create the rainbow gradient effect resembling the extraordinary colours of a real parrot. This rainbow effect clay was then created into parrot-like feathers for the dragon. This is comprised of so many vibrant feathers and he sits on a magnificent resin skull made with gold and copper leaf flakes that shimmer beneath the dark surface. Around the base of the skull is a treasure map, a cork green bottle (perhaps for sending secret messages into the sea?) a key and a treasure chest, filled with polymerclay gold coins and a real glittering pyrite crystal! Metal alloy chains of gold and copper hues have also been draped around the sculpture to show that this dragon has been digging through many treasures and has made a bit of a mess of himself in his eagerness! But his vibrant beauty still shines through.
'Perry' has spent many years travelling the seas as a companion to many pirates - he was the prized parrot dragon, the most rare of creatures to have ever existed! He is a truly priceless possession, so much so that most would agree that to have him as a pet or companion would far exceed the worth of even all of the treasure that surrounds him in this scene! He has a sharp eye for treasure and shiny things, and there is no limit to the secrets he can uncover with his beak which is perfect for pecking away until it has struck gold! This dragon would be perfect for anyone who could use a little extra treasure in their life, or could enjoy having a helpful pirate dragon around to help them discover the true value already present in their life! ♡
Extra (important!) information:
Standard shipping is always free for UK residents! However, unfortunately those outside the UK must pay a little extra for postage, and both UK and international customers must pay extra if they want their order sent by special delivery guarenteed or to be tracked.
I would HIGHLY recommend (especially in this time of covid 19 bringing chaos to our postal services) that both UK and US customers pay for the shipping option that offers tracking, as if not, there will be no way for us to find where your package has gone if it gets lost or delayed on its way to you. I cannot accept responsibility, nor give out refunds or replacements, for items lost in the mail if you did not select this tracked option at checkout. Once a package leaves my hands at the post office, it is completely out of my control.
Pirate Parrot Dragon 'Perry' Sculpture
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?
Postage is free for anyone using standard 2nd class or international standard delivery. Unfortunately those outside the UK must pay extra for postage if they want it to be tracked, and UK customers must pay extra if they want their order sent by special delivery guarenteed, (the only option that offers tracking information) otherwise shipping costs can be too expensive for me to cover just in the price of an item alone. I would HIGHLY recommend (especially in this time of covid 19 bringing chaos to our postal services) that both UK and US customers pay for the shipping option that offers tracking, as if not, there will be no way for us to find where your package has gone if it gets lost or delayed on its way to you. I cannot accept responsibility, nor give out refunds or replacements, for items lost in the mail if you did not select the tracked option at checkout. Once a package leaves my hands at the post office, it is completely out of my control.
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. Extra delays are also expected for international and US customers due to covid-19 issues, which unfortunately I have no control over.
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.