Announcement We have been only lightly affected by Covid, but we can't say the same for our suppliers and shipping partners. Your international order could be delayed indefinitely. Please contact us for information. Welcome to Crystal's Idyll, home to Dragonhide the original knitted scalemail armor and other unique accessories. I'm happy to ship internationally, but please be aware your country may charge you a value added tax or customs fee when you buy from out of your country. For more information about me visit my website www.crystalsidyll.com or like me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/crystalsidyll for advance info on sales and new products. We are working on separating out some of the Dragonhide from the rest of the shop. The items shown here on etsy in the shop Dragonhidebiz are ours.
We have been only lightly affected by Covid, but we can't say the same for our suppliers and shipping partners. Your international order could be delayed indefinitely. Please contact us for information. Welcome to Crystal's Idyll, home to Dragonhide the original knitted scalemail armor and other unique accessories. I'm happy to ship internationally, but please be aware your country may charge you a value added tax or customs fee when you buy from out of your country. For more information about me visit my website www.crystalsidyll.com or like me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/crystalsidyll for advance info on sales and new products. We are working on separating out some of the Dragonhide from the rest of the shop. The items shown here on etsy in the shop Dragonhidebiz are ours.
Scale mail Choker with Rhinestone Fringe Knitted Dragonhide Armor Club Wear Festival Fashion or Costume
Silver Epaulets with Bullion Fringe and Chains Modern Major General Dragonhide costume pauldrons
Braden on Mar 24, 20235 out of 5 stars
The seller was very amazing and helpful, she was able to make this custom setup to match the rest of the items I have. The shipping was very quick and the items are amazing, very happy with the purchase!
Matthew on Mar 5, 20235 out of 5 stars
Beautiful craftsmanship. Shipped quickly. Very satisfied.
Laura on Dec 31, 20224 out of 5 stars
These epaulets were the perfect addition to my dinosaur Halloween costume! These epaulets are very well made and beautiful! The only issue I had was that they slid off my shoulders quite easily. This was easily fixed by sewing them to the shirt I planned to wear with my costume.
gildedmoon on Nov 21, 20225 out of 5 stars
So very well made. Prompt shipping - thank you!
Clarissa on Oct 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
Using this for my Melkor/Morgoth costume for Halloween. It's absolutely perfect! Love it so much.
Nathan on Mar 24, 20235 out of 5 stars
Fits great and arrived prior to delivery date.
SpareScribbles on Mar 24, 20235 out of 5 stars
I'm using these for cosplay but they're also amazing to wear outside of performance! The seller is really good at their craft and the customization on these bad boys is just sososo amazing.
Steven on Mar 22, 20235 out of 5 stars
The recipient loves it, although she wished the knit was tighter.
Aegle on Mar 11, 20235 out of 5 stars
The items I ordered were exactly what I was wanting! The scales make a nice gentle clinking sound when I move, and I absolutely love it lol. My husband commented on how the scales each had different patterns in the coloring, so they looked unique and well-made (not plastic-y and one dimensional!). I plan to attach magnets to the bottom of the shoulder pads to attach them to whatever shirt I wear them with - it's possible it might take a few magnets, but I'm not worried! I also asked for a thin material under the palm on the gloves, so I could wear them day to day at my computer while playing games (cold hands, but gloves tend to reduce my dexterity...). Happy to report that they work PERFECTLY for warmth and function, and I love wearing my scale mail gloves while slaying dragons!
Keiva on Mar 8, 20235 out of 5 stars
100% satisfied with my hat and I liked its look and feel
If necessity is the mother of invention, then imagination is the father.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I'm Crystal, the mind and hands behind Crystal's Idyll. I live with my husband and 2 boys in wet, wonderful, Western Washington. We are a ren/faire going, sci-fi watching, fantasy reading, costume wearing family.
Knitter And Sanity Saver, Maker
Christina is my sister-in-law. She knits many of the gauntlets and is my right hand woman!
Christina has been knitting for the shop for 7 years.
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Frequently asked questions
How did you learn how to knit scalemail?
Knitted scalemail is my own invntion. Almost 10 years ago I bought a bunch of scales to make a traditional armor shirt for my husband. About one inch into it I realized that wasn't going to happen. But I had all those scales and I hate waste, so I fooled around with it until I came up with my technique.
Dragonhide knitted scalemail is hand washable, lay flat to dry. If your item has leather laces or plastic inserts, remove them before washing.
Non Dragonhide items will have care instructions in the listing. (I'm adding these now, it might take a while to get them all.)
What is your custom order completion time?
This varies widely by the size of the project. Small custom dice bags can be ready in just a few days, whereas large projects can take weeks. Please contact me for a completion time for your project.
Do you guarantee your work?
I fully guarantee your satisfaction. If you aren't thrilled with your purchase please contact me within seven days of receipt to arrange a refund or exchange.
My work also is warranteed to be without defect and to last. Defects in my work are my problem and I will correct them.
How long will my international order take to arrive?
I'm afraid there is no easy answer for this one. Shipments to Canada usually take less than 2 weeks. Overseas varies between about 1 week up to 6. Occasionally an item gets held in customs, which can delay things further. For many destinations limited tracking is available, your tracking number will be in the email you receive when I ship your order.
Customers in the UK-if your order has not arrived it might be at your local post office. UK customers have informed me that you are supposed to get a card from your postal carrier if custom fees are due, however that card sometimes is not delivered.
Will I have to pay custom/VAT on my order?
I am shipping from Washington state in the US. If you are overseas, the answer is "Maybe." Each country has its own limit before customs apply. Please check your governments website for more information. I do know the UK has a very low threshhold, and in addition to VAT the postal service will collect a handling fee of 8 pounds. Sometimes more expensive items slip through unnoticed, but please be prepared for VAT/customs/handling fee.