TheArcaneDragonry

Wall-mounted custom hand-crafted dragon head trophies

Peebles, Scotland | 2 Sales

TheArcaneDragonry

Wall-mounted custom hand-crafted dragon head trophies

Peebles, Scotland 2 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   I am Sraah the Arcanist and I bid you welcome to my shop! I work full time on making unique, custom, hand-made dragon trophy heads with a wide variety of materials (although my Etsy shop is quite recent). I REALLY love mixed media! My faux taxidermy is always 100% cruelty free and materials come from ethical sources. I can assure you that having a magnificent wall-mounted dragon head will impress much more than any dead beast!

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Last updated on 22 Dec, 2016

I am Sraah the Arcanist and I bid you welcome to my shop! I work full time on making unique, custom, hand-made dragon trophy heads with a wide variety of materials (although my Etsy shop is quite recent). I REALLY love mixed media! My faux taxidermy is always 100% cruelty free and materials come from ethical sources. I can assure you that having a magnificent wall-mounted dragon head will impress much more than any dead beast!

Sraah the Arcanist

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What could be more awesome than having the head of a dragon hanging from your wall?? ...Exactly.

If you’re interested in the creation process and/or you’d like to see the projects I’m currently working on, then feel free to visit the project page on my website: http://www.thearcanedragonry.co.uk/ . There you will also find loads of free instructions/tutorials on how to make the things I make (with pictures!). Visit the gallery to see available trophies for sale, or contact me if you have any inquiries or you want to commission me to make a custom one for you. You will find lots of information regarding prices, waiting times, postage, returns, etc. in the info and FAQ sections. If you like my shop/site, feel free to follow me on your favourite social media!

NOTE: The remaining text in this section is only for tagging, so no need to read it. Boring, I know, but hopefully it helped you find me! You will probably like my creations if you like Game of Thrones, the Hobbit (Smaug), Dragonheart, World of Warcraft, Skyrim, Shrek, Guild Wars, How to train your Dragon, any of those good old isometric RPGs (Icewind Dale, Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Planescape: Torment, Ultima, etc), Dragonlance, Dungeons & Dragons (or any other fantasy RPG -roleplaying game-), Anne McCaffrey, Earthsea, Divinity II, Robin Hobb, Dragon Age, Reign of Fire, Monster Hunter, Eragon, Dragon’s Dogma, The Chronicles of Narnia, Maleficent, Harry Potter, Naomi Novik, Drakan, Spyro, Minecraft (I guess the Enderdragon counts, right?!), Dragon’s Lair, etc. Epic original fantasy art. Unique custom hand made ethical dragon trophy head sculpture, wall mounted, home decoration. Faux taxidermy made with paper mache, cloth / fabric mache, fimo (polymer and air-dry clay), horns, newspaper, cardboard, oak shield, acrylic paint, cotton sheets. Crafts, etsy, fauxidermy, home deco, Dan Reeder, Skyrim, Dungeons & Dragons, roleplay, RPG, Tolkien, Game of Thrones, Targaryen, World of Warcraft, power metal.

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Last updated on 23 Mar, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Does my trophy need special maintenance?

To care for your dragon, keep it away from fire, direct sunlight and excessively damp environments. To clean it, make sure you don’t use any abrasive cleaning products on it. Just wipe it with a dry cloth (be specially careful with the teeth), or even better, use a gentle cleaning duster. Do not attempt to clean or wipe the dragon with an excessively damp cloth and don’t rub its surface either. If it gets too wet, the paint may get damaged and the skin might deform (worst case scenario).

Do you do gift wrapping?

For an extra £4, I can wrap the dragon itself with wrapping paper on request and print a letter or card to go with it, if you send me one. The outer packaging remains the same as if it were for you.

What size is an average trophy?

The kind of shield I use for most dragons is 27 x 30 cm / 10.6 x 11.8 ” (it’s fully customisable, though), but often times the dragons’ width will be larger, because of the shape and/or the horns. A dragon head may extend up to 45cm / 18″ from the wall though (or even more if it’s a bigger dragon/shield), so watch where you hang it from!

Where are you based? Do you ship worldwide?

I am based in Glasgow, UK, and normally I ship to mainland Britain (sorry, Channel Islands!). I *could* ship internationally, but the average cost ranges between £100 to £300 without insurance. If you’re OK with that, let me know and we’ll see what we can arrange. If you’d like to check if you can find a courier that delivers to your place and want a quote, the dimension of the parcel is 61cmx61cmx61cm, its real weight is 5kg and its volumetric weight is 45.12kg. Don’t forget the packing fee is £10. Let me know if you find something affordable!

Why do you not take returns?

According to UK laws I am unable to accept returns, as these are custom-made unique pieces of art. The only possible reasons why I could accept a return would be that the item you get is not as described, or that it's faulty. And none of those conditions would apply to my creations. Trust me, you'll have no reason whatsoever to want to return it anyway!

Won’t my trophy break on its way to me?

Trophies are sent in a double-walled shock-resistant cardboard box reinforced with a 6mm solid wooden panel, where they will be properly secured to and will have plenty of both space and padding on the sides. On top of that, the box itself will be covered with “fragile” stickers on either side and “handle with care” tape. They are packed in a way so the dragon won’t shake and break even if it’s moved around or dropped. Normal shipping cost includes an insurance for damage or loss up £100, but you can extend that to a full cover for £19.80.

How long does it take you to make a trophy?

It depends. A lot. There are a dozen phases when making a trophy, and the time they take depends on the complexity, detail, drying times, and whether or not I have things ready from older projects (teeth, frames, horns, cloth cut to size, etc). The shields are hand-made to order by a craftsman that can be quite busy at times, so the waiting times can be long and I cannot do anything about it. Normally, an average trophy takes me about 4 or weeks to complete. I take pride in my creations because I’m the kind of person that likes to spend as much time as required to do something well done. I just don’t believe in quick, shoddy jobs… so if you want a trophy for someone’s birthday or a specific date, make sure you contact me way ahead of time!

How much would it cost to make a dragon for me?

It varies a lot. It really does. If you just want a rough idea or you’re just curious on what I charge, you can see on my website's gallery that prices of dragons that I’ve already made are around £500 or so, but the price can vary greatly depending on the features you want on it (white/painted, closed/open mouth, lots/few horns, etc). If you want a custom trophy, it’s best to contact me so I can give you an approximate quote. I do charge for sketching, but NOT for quoting, so feel free to ask!

Can you change the colour/varnish/wood type of the shield?

Yes! I buy the shields from a craftsman, so the range may vary from time to time. If you’d like a specific tone of wood to match your home, send me a message and I will provide you with all of the different kinds of wood and varnishes available to him. Take into account that ordering a shield takes about a week or week and a half that will be added to the waiting time.

Can I collect my trophy in person to save shipping costs?

Absolutely! If you happen to be around Glasgow, you can save the money from the shipping cost. If you still want it properly packed in a custom box, the £10 packing fee applies. Cash in hand preferred if you do drop by. Alternatively, I'm willing to drive to your place if it's within 50 miles of G20 8LN or so, only for the cost of the diesel+parking (up to £15).

Seller details
Sara H.
63 Avenuepark Street
Flat 0/1
GLASGOW, Glasgow G20 8LN
United Kingdom