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I'd like to commission some new art of my Etsy store mascot. Think 1000 is enough?

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Ren Haru
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United States
Hi everyone! I'm Ren Haru, owner of the etsy shop The Perler Pony, (link below). I also do other various things in the brony fandom like manage the Central Florida Brony group on Facebook and write for Horse News.

I make mostly hand held sized ponies, but I do make bigger ponies every once in awhile. I've sold at cons big and small, including Grand Brony Gala and Bronycon! I'm open to commissions, so feel free to message me on pricing.

Cons I'm vending at this year:
- Trotcon
- Bronycon
- Grand Brony Gala

There's lots of ways you can follow me / get a hold of me, so here's a few sites I'm on:

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/ThePerlerPon… (Very Active)
Twitter: twitter.com/ThePerlerPony (Very Active)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThePerlerPony (Somewhat Active)
Skype: theperlerpony (Very Active)
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Lykaios-Avery Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What kind of formula do you use to decide how much you charge for your designs? Is it primarily by time or by number of beads? For instance, a 1600 bead pattern,what would you charge for it?
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rphb Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I have seen your webshop and your merchandise and it made me curious. Just how profesional of a bead artist are you. Is it a hobby that you are able to earn a little from, is it like a side-parttime job, that you spend time on in the weekend and after your real job, or is it a full-time occupation?
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoa, it's definitely just a hobby to me. Even if I was making enough profit to make this a full time job (trust me I'm not) I don't like the idea of selling unlicensed items for a living unless they were parodies. Some artists get away with it by making spin offs and off-brand versions of MLP but as you can see, my store isn't about that. If I were to ever make a living's worth off of my shop I would definitely hire someone to help me contact Hasbro about selling licensed merchandise. In the mean time, I'm a constantly near-broke college student just getting by and having small spending sprees once in awhile with the funds raised from my Etsy store. The spending sprees typically involve buying some form of licensed MLP merch so that Hasbro isn't totally losing out on the small amount of money I make on MLP crafts.
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rphb Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
but you make other sprites too right? Nintendo, DC, Pokémon, there are lots of things that you can make bead arts off, why limit yourself to just one?

But anyway, I was just curious because, you have your own webshop, you sell stuff, it all looks so professional, I have only ever sold 1 thing, and I believe I offered it way too cheaply, it was what inspired me to start my mega project. the one I have been working on for 1˝ year. I think I am going to be finished this spring. I have finished Luna, I just haven't uploaded it yet, I used 36 by the way.
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's just so much to make for MLP, especially with a season on going right now. I'm in this fandom until the ride ends, good sales or not. I've been thinking about trying to sell Pokemon stuff, but it would need to be very unique and not just another trainer badge set or pokemon starter set that every other perler bead artist sells on Etsy. Maybe that would be solely one-of-a-kind perlers with Pokemon commissions open.

If you need help selling things on Etsy you may want to social network more in order to spread the word. Having a decent quality camera helps, as well as friends that may be willing to commission something. Hold sales during dry periods for constant feedback so that others know you're a reliable seller.

What are you planning on doing with that huge project when you're done? If I were you I'd either donate it to a brony convention charity auction or to the MLP traveling museum.
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rphb Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Question, which colours would you think would look best on the filly Luna
www.hama.dk/perler-2/
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For filly Luna? Eh, I dunno, I don't really see any blue pastels there.
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JeNnDyLyOn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome gallery yourself, my friend :gallery: Keep up the great work!
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DaydreamerGurl13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*in a Pinkie Pie voice* HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :D
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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