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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
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FE4020,X940
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Wyvern Plush by StarDapple Wyvern Plush by StarDapple
I made this cute little dragon from some awesome sparkly scaly fleece that my mom bought me -- perfect for making dragons!
She has a wire armature so that she can be posed -- she can stand up, hang from trees, and even hitch a piggyback ride! (I'll be posting more pics of her posed soon)
She's about 3 feet long with a 4-ish foot wingspan.
Made out of an original pattern -- I hate wiring wings.

Patterns for wyvern dragons of this style can now be found on my etsy! [link]
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooo love this fabric, really wish I could find some like it. It's so awesome!
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! I wish I could help you, but my mom bought it from a thriftstore
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The best material is always hidden in some place like that :P
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, yus
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gotgrey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will go to the bank tomorrow, and put some $ in my account. That way, when i pay w/Paypal, it will take the paymenet from my bank account.
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool, and I will get the pattern up soon!
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gotgrey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think paying w/Paypal, through Etsy would be great. That's how I pay for things I buy on Etsy. I'm the kind of person who either: A. Pays online w/Paypal, or B. Draws out cash, and pays w/cash at garage sales and stores. :) I used to use my debit card, then just quit using it. So, I forgot to activate my new debit card. I know it won't work now. I need to go to the bank and get a new one, I guess.
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! I just finished the instructions, and I'll get a copy of the pattern done soon.
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gotgrey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm in no hurry, so, take your time. I don't have a credit card in my own name. It has both my husband's name and my name on it, and I'm only allowed to use it for emergencies. And, I don't think I ever activated my new debit card. Would you take a money order?
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I may have my etsy account set up to accept payments via paypal now, we'll probably have to test it out to make sure. but I think you'll be able to buy the pattern through my etsy with your paypal account.
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gotgrey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What do you want to charge for it? And, I would like the pattern to be unaltered/as it is. I'm good w/the size of the Wyvern. I LIKE BIG!!!! The BIGGER the BETTER I always say! :) I would prefer a mailed version actually.
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, mailing the original design would actually be a lot simpler, I'd just need to trace the pieces of the original pattern. I'd probably use the paper which I usually use for patterns which is butcher paper (you can iron the waxy side onto the back side of your fabric and it will stick to the fabric while you cut out the pieces, then pull it off with no harm to the fabric -- much easier than pinning or tracing the pieces on)

would $15-20 work for you, possibly plus shipping cost?
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gotgrey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
$15-$20 plus shipping would work for me. Do you have Paypal? I do, and would like to pay that way. I would have to put some $ in my account. I haven't used it in forever! :)
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think I have a functioning paypal account right now, but I think what I'll do is put it up on my etsy account and you can buy one from there using a credit/debit card, I might end up selling a couple patterns that way.

Right now I'm working on writing up directions for sewing up the pattern, I'll trace a new copy when I get home. It might take a few days for me to get it ready to put up.
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gotgrey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She is fantastic! Would you consider selling a copy of the pattern? I LOVE making dragons, and always have a hard time finding cool, not extremely difficult to make patterns. And, you hardly ever, if ever, find Wyvern patterns. :(
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I might, or maybe a variation of it -- how much would you be willing to pay for one? And would you like it sent as a computer file or mailed?
This one is quite big, so if you'd want it e-mailed or something it'd either be shrinked or some pieces would have to be split into parts and taped together after being printed out.
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nicotinemonkey Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I think I saw you wearing this. It's cute and cuddly and awesome. I think people would buy these.
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
at the deviantmeet? yeah
Thank you!!
I might eventually make some from this pattern to sell, right now I have some other plushes in my etsy shop -- which aren't as big or complicated
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nicotinemonkey Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Yes, exactly. Right on. Could you post a link to your etsy shop?
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, definitely, here it is:
[link]

Tell me if your interested in something in a particular color -- especially with the beaded things. There's a few things that I just haven't gotten up yet.
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nicotinemonkey Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
So, that linked me to etsy in general, but how do I find your shop?
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoops, sorry
here try this one:
[link]
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Noellisty Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, you did an amazing job on her:clap: I've never seen fleece like this before. I'd love to get some if I ever find any!

As for the name, I don't know if you came up with one or not, but I'll say that "Opal" fits her:)
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Sorry I can't help you with where to buy it, I found this at a thrift store. :P

Thanks for the name too! I might have one for her, but I'm not sure yet
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LadyTemeraire Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She's adorable~ I love that fabric and her sweet face. Nice work! :) How big is she?
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I measured her before but I forget the exact measurements, something like 2 feet long with a 3-3 1/2 foot wingspan. So she's pretty big
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice dragon and exceptional crafting! The design is fun and I really like those "whiskers" - not easy to do!
Where where wheeeere did your mom get that scaly fleece? That's definitely something I could use! Did she get it on the internet or perhaps through a store? Please ask her for me, if you would!
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!

She actually bought it at a local thrift store so I really have no idea where it was originally bought from -- maybe search the internet and see if any sites have something like it
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nooo, the untraceable thrift store find! Well, I'll search online and see if I can find it. It IS fleece, right? Not a stretchy lycra fabric printed with scales? I've seen that before. I recognize the tie-dye style purple you used for the underside of the dragon, though!
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, I know! I hope you can find it; I might search too and see if I can find somewhere that sells it because it is just amazing! It's definitely fleece, but with scales on it -- I'd never seen anything like it before my mom found this stuff. lol, yeah I got the purple at Joann's
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SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
She's great! You could call her Periwinkle?
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooh Periwinkles a good one! Thank you!
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SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Welcome!
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
OMG I LOVE her!

why have I not seen your work before - insta fave!
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing. The fabric you used, worked out perfectly for this! Great work on the details as well
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really love this fabric and can't wait to design some more dragons and such to make with it, right now I'm working on a small skinnier wyvern-type dragon using the same blue, and probably either mottled blue fleece or white for the accents.
I also want to get some more pics up of this wyvern being posed, but my computer's being stupid about letting me submit deviations
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds cool :) Good luck on your future projects! Can't wait to see :D
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Brimana Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :)
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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DeathInTheReaper Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg...D8 I want her so bad. I'd hug her always @_@ This just came out so awesome! You did such an excellent job on her details.
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!
I'd be interested in making you one if your interested, it'd let me get some kinks worked out of the design too
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DeathInTheReaper Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so broke right now. I'm saving up whatever I can to use for making change at a craft show on march 2nd. I missed some work this month after I fell down the stairs and it set me back so badly on my bills and college debt. ;-;

But my god maybe for my birthday in December or as a gift to myself when I have some extra money or something...I would so have that thing riding my back around the house all day. :XD:
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw, too bad. I can't wait to hear back from you if you eventually decide to get one though!
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DeathInTheReaper Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a plushie hoarder. I can't ever have enough. Of course as I get older my taste in plushies and such things has geared toward more expensive pieces. How much would something like this one cost? Just so I know for the future. :)
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, I've always collected plushies too -- and now I make them :)
I think one would probably be around $60-70 since she's a pretty big plush and she has the wire armature too, which takes more work and material.
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DeathInTheReaper Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's reasonable for something that big, and I figured it wouldn't be cheap. :XD: But to get something custom...I think I'd die. lol Hopefully someday I can commission you to make one. I will show it off to everyone I know. :lol:
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, I'd be happy to make you one! In the meanwhile spread the word around, the more practice I get the better I can make your custom one when you order it :)
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omfgitsbutter Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Very cute, great job, looks very huggable
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StarDapple Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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