**I cannot do international sales, sorry!**
I've had a lot of questions concerning the price of my puppets, and I've decided to try and nail it down a bit. For me, it's hard to put a price on the puppets because, besides materials, the bulk of the price is the yield of my skill and time. These are also still very new to me as well, so I'm still perfecting the technique. Something to note, also: everyone may have a different way of holding the skull/controlling the jaw movement. There is a basic way, which I'll illustrate for anyone who purchases a puppet from me, but you will have to find the way that's comfortable for you. With me, for instance, my right arm gets fatigued extremely fast when I use Misfit so I have to use my left, whereas, with Creepy, my right arm is the only one strong enough to hold him up and move that heavy head. I am very open to tweaking things for anyone who has suggestions once they try theirs for the first time
Now, on to pricing. A nonrefundable down-payment of $150 is required no matter what kind of puppet you order. I will take payment plans of no less than 20%/month. For example, if you buy a puppet that totals $425, you will pay $85/month until it's paid off. If a monthly payment is missed (the last day of that particular month) I will add a $5 penalty. I will refund any money paid, excluding the down-payment, if the order is cancelled. If you'd rather have the materials than the money, I can mail any that are paid for for the cost of shipping. ***This is of concern to me, however, for good reason: if you decide you want a ranch fox pelt (or any piece of the puppet) that costs an exorbitant amount, I may have you purchase it yourself. I don't like the idea of being stuck with a $200 pelt that I've paid for myself and my buyer has decided to back out.***
I've decided that Misfit is my basal design/cost and I value her at $425. So, if you provide your own pelt I will charge half of this to start. If you provide all your own materials, i.e. pelt, skull, stone/gem (if you want one), antlers/horns, I will charge the basal half for carving, painting, and assemblage. Pretty good deal, I think!
Bottom line, I'll charge what the materials cost to obtain, including shipping. The rest is up to my own discretion where it pertains to time, intricacy of carving, sewing and general assemblage. (prices also do not include shipping)
I am very open to suggestions!
Thank you for your understanding and I hope this helps everyone in their decision making!