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Tiny Amigurumi Water Dragon by altearithe Tiny Amigurumi Water Dragon by altearithe
UPDATE: Thanks everyone for all the faves and support. ;w; I'm sorry I can't go thank you each (At the moment there's around 185 of you who faved), so I wanna say thanks here! :D Thanks so much and I hope you all stay tuned for more pieces from me!
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This is for sale individually per request for $50 (shipping is additional $12 USD if international and needed as registered parcel).

If you're interested in buying one, send me a note!

(Price is set due to a large amount of time it takes to make, time creating the original design, the materials, gas to get the materials, and at the suggestion of several friends and my fiance.)



I made this wee one a few weeks back, but hadn't gotten around to posting her. :3

She is going to be in a set of 4, with the other three elements. The other three aren't made yet, but I will most likely be done with them during the holidays this month. :3

I'm also a little disappointed in the picture since she looks SO much better in person. Those who saw the sneak peek of her during my livestream can attest to that. :3

She is around 3cm tall and has a wingspan of around 5cm. (slightly over 1 inch tall and has a 2 inch wingspan.)

Her design took me a day to finalize and creating her took another full day. (making the price actually very cheap if we're going for at least minimum wage @w@)

I used fingering yarn, recycled felt, and some fabri-tac for her wings and fins.

In any case, I hope you guys like her and stick around for some more pieces tomorrow. ^0^


~Altearithe


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:iconlpslover722:
LPSlover722 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Totally Cray Cray Adorbs!" (LOL!)
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FunSmilies Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Cute =D
<3 <3 <3
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:iconkaja-rucia:
Kaja-Rucia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
cute :heart:
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww thanks~ <33
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the-nika Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
mimimi))) so nice!
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
^//w//^ Thanks~
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TisaKyouki Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holly crap thats expensive
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altearithe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, considering that I normally take a whole day at least to make one little plush, around 12 hours normally, at mininum wage of $7.25 at least, this guy would actually be at $87. But, since I don't include the amount of time I take to rest my hands so I don't get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, I end up with a total of 2.5 total work hours which at my personal wage for skilled labor would only be $50.
So I guess you could say it's expensive or I'm starving myself and should just go scoop ice cream at a food court instead so I can afford to live. XD
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TisaKyouki Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh makes sense. they are darling its a shame they take so long. I always try to provide cheap stuff for people so i go for minimum wage. sorry, didn;t mean to sound rude. was just a little shocked that something so cute and tiny could be so spendy
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altearithe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're actually taking less time now. Used to be they would take days or a week to create along with designing and trial and error processes. >.<;
So did I until I realized that demand was much too high, so a bit of simple economics helped lessen my load and turned away a lot of cheap shopping addicts or freebie fanatics.
It's all right. ^^ I understand why you were shocked, but once you think about it, these wee ones are one of a kind even if I make multiples and are handmade. Handmade creations have always been much more expensive than anything made in a factory and if an item is unique, the price increases again.
The process I use in designing and creating is similar enough to haute couture's process, but I make it a bit easier to afford them without the weird reverence that goes with couture fashion. XDD
I've also seen many other plushers charge in the hundreds for one piece. @.@
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:icontisakyouki:
TisaKyouki Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very true. I wish my hats would start selling.. maybe i should make my own amigurumi critters
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altearithe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hm....well I like your hats. o.o Especially the Twilight one! :la: <-brony

But I think with the ones with faces you should either try sewing patches of felt for the faces or sewing the faces on with yarn. It will give it a clean and professional look that I know people would go grabby hands for.

Also, maybe either tighter stitches or smaller needles because some of them have too large of holes.
I'm not that great at knitting hats, but I think aesthetically most people will want to buy hats if they have even stitches with no gap unless that's the style or technique you use. Then again, this is what I've seen and talked about with other hat makers and potential customers. ^^
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TisaKyouki Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its kinda my style with how i make em. I double the yarn to decrease hole and make em larger to fit. most that im modeling are for people with smaller heads then me so i have to stretch the hat to fit me. and I personally hate felt so i guess the sewn on using my yarn for the faces is my style to. ill try harder at doing the say pattern sewing though for professionalism. and my sis said shed help me with the photography. i just choose a bad time to start my bushiness.... should have waited for winter
I might just focus on baby hats cause their quick, cute and desirable.
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altearithe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
So you use two strands? O.o <-confused
If you will sew them on, I recommend practicing cross-stitching techniques. I personally use them when I need to sew on facial features and they definitely come in handy.

Nah, you can make spring hats. :3 Make them lace-like so that it won't be too hot to wear.
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Eri-Cha-an Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHH!! I think this is my favorite one out of your dragon collection :heart: CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awww thanks~ >w<
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Eri-Cha-an Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome, and sorry for spamming you with comments ^^"
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altearithe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww that's perfectly fine. X3 I'll get to answering them all eventually. XD I just take a break from work every now and then to answer one. :3
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marwa15 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey dear i also feature ur lovely water dragon here [link] :iconslipperyhugplz:
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
;w; Awwwwww thanks~ <333 :huggle:
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marwa15 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
np ur most welcome dear :huggle::heart:
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks ^w^
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:iconhanyou-from-hell:
Hanyou-from-hell Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of my price range.
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, it's one of my more expensive pieces. I normally charge at 20-40. ^^
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Hanyou-from-hell Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see lol
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah. ^^ But that's just for this particular one. It's a prototype, so it costs more than the copy I've been working on/forgetting to finish and add to my etsy. XD;
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Hanyou-from-hell Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see lol Okay :)
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep. ^^
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Karehn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable! :D
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altearithe Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww thankies <3333
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AngelLale87 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*w* i have the pattern for this one! but tiny like this it's soooooooooooooo cute.... :iconwantplz:
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altearithe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
>w< you sure? ;3 I might have done something weird and different. Like a tail. ;3
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AngelLale87 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD not sure, but similar...LOL... *w* i really love it, Do you use another kind of wool for do amigurumi so tiny? Which number do you use? <.<...

I did some cellphone case in these day xD.. I have to submit them on DA
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altearithe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice. XP
I just use a smaller gauge yarn. :3 I don't remember the number but I think either 3 or 1. o.o

you should XD
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AngelLale87 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
. uhmmm... i use 3,5 o 3..sometimes 4 yarn... i see on the wool's paper what number of yarn i should use
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altearithe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah those are the regular sizes. :3 I use smaller. XD
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AngelLale87 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
but with the same wool or another? XD because it's impossible use a smaller yarn than the wool...XD i can't pick the wool
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altearithe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use peruvian wool for fingering yarn. ^^ It's so soft and works so nicely :D
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marwa15 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooooooo nice :love:
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks~ <3 :huggle:
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:iconmarwa15:
marwa15 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :love:
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3
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:iconmarwa15:
marwa15 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :love:
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:iconaltearithe:
altearithe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cuteness overload. :love:
I love it, especially the wings! How did you do the wings? "Fabri-tac" is not that familiar to me.
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altearithe Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww thanks~ >w<

I used felt, a bit of yarn, and the 'Fabri-Tac' is fabric glue. :3
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aaah! :heart:
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altearithe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah~ >w<
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carpetsharkfreak Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awwwwww!!! :happybounce:
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