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Commission Information

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 20, 2011, 9:57 AM

***IMPORTANT NEW NOTICE***
In order to secure a commission slot with me once I re-open commissions, you MUST e-mail me at lindseyhein@gmail.com.  This is to avoid confusion and potentially lost notes, as well as to help me keep everything organized throughout my various social networking sites.  Thank you so much for understanding!

*SCULPTURE COMMISSIONS*

All of my sculptures are hand made from polymer clay. They are painted with acrylic paint, and then coated with a protective sealant. I spend a great deal of time working on each of my figures, making sure every detail is in place and looks right.


POLICIES

Payment
Payment for sculptures is accepted through Paypal.  If you have an Etsy account, I can also accept credit cards directly through Etsy, though there may be a small additional fee included. Commissions priced $50 and under must be paid in full before I can begin working on your sculpture.  For any commissions over that price, a minimum 50% deposit is required to lock in your commission slot.  The rest of the payment will be due once the piece has been sculpted, and before painting begins. Sculptures will NOT be baked and painted until payment is received in full.

Wait Time
Wait time for a sculpture will vary depending on size, complexity, as well as the amount of commissions I am currently working on at the time. Please inquire further if you wish to have a more accurate timeline.  Please let me know at the time of commissioning if you have a specific due date for your sculpture.  I will do my best to accommodate due dates, but please understand that this may not always be possible.  Rush orders are occasionally available for an additional fee.

Refunds
Refunds are taken on a case-by-case basis.  If I have not started work on your commission a full refund will be given.  Once the commission has been baked is non-refundable except in extreme situations.  

Revisions
Throughout the sculpting process I will send you several sets of progress photos for your approval.  Depending on size and detail of the piece, I will typically send 1-2 sets of photos during the sculpting phase.  Minor revisions may be made to pose and details during this phase.  If a deposit on the sculpture was placed, this will also be when the final payment is due.  Once the sculpture is baked you may not make changes to any sculptural aspects.  A final approval photo will be sent once the sculpture is painted.  At this point you may request revisions to the paint job.  Please note that due to the painting process it may not be possible to change major parts such as a character's main color, etc.  I do my very best to remain as accurate as I can to your character's color palette, so please be sure that you provide me with accurate reference photos at the time of commissioning.

Sharing
I often share progress photos of my sculptures on social networking sites such as Tumblr and Instagram.  Finished photos are also posted on social networking sites once the sculpture is completed.  If your sculpture is a surprise for someone and you would prefer photos not to be shared until they receive their gift, please let me know at the time of commissioning.

You are also welcome to share photos of your sculpture online, as long as I am given full credit and you do not claim to have created it in any way.

PRICING

Pricing for sculptures will vary greatly depending on size, pose, complexity of the character, etc.  Characters with large amounts of detail(clothes, lots of fur, wings, intricate markings) will increase the price.  A plain stained or painted wooden base may be included for no additional fee.  Detailed bases with be an additional $10+.  Please note that certain poses may require the use of a base as well.   Human and human-like characters are taken on a case by case basis, and will be considerably more expensive than creature sculptures.  I currently do not offer fully realistic style sculptures of humans or animals.  Also keep in mind that I will not re-sculpt an exact replica of most sculptures in my gallery.  The same character is usually okay, but it will need to be in a different pose.  Otherwise my sculptures will lose their one-of-a-kind nature. :)

The following are some starting prices for sculpture commissions.  Please email me at lindseyhein@gmail.com with a detailed description of your desired sculpture to receive a more accurate price quote.

Small sculptures or charms(1-2in)

Simple Design- $25 and up
Examples:    Small Pabu Sculpture by LeiliaK         Bulbasaur Christmas Ornament by LeiliaK
Complex Design- $35 and up
Examples:  Wreck-it Ralph Christmas Ornament by LeiliaK         Small Horse Sculpture by LeiliaK

Medium sculptures(3-4in)

Simple Design- $50 and up
Examples: Ghost Trick Missile Sculpture-Version 2 by LeiliaK        Growlithe Sculpture by LeiliaK
Complex Design- $70 and up
Examples: Myn the Dragon Sculpture by LeiliaK        Leona League of Legends Sculpture by LeiliaK

Large sculptures(4.5+in)

Simple Design- $80 and up
Examples: Kuma the Wolf Sculpture by LeiliaK        Large Grumpig Sculpture by LeiliaK
Complex Design- $120 and up
Examples: Arcanine Sculpture by LeiliaK        Teemo League of Legends Sculpture by LeiliaK

I can also make other things such as ornaments, necklaces, earrings, pins, magnets, business card holders, etc.  Note me for pricing on theses items.

Shipping is based on weight, but will usually be around $5-$10 within the US.  If you are outside the US shipping can vary greatly but will typically be between $10-$25.

*POP-OUT BOTTLE CAP SCULPTURE COMMISSIONS*

Pop-Out sculptures have characters sculpted into bottle caps that appear to be "popping out".  These characters are made from polymer clay and sculpted inside a real bottle cap.  They are painted with acrylic paint and sealed with a protective gloss glaze.  You may choose between a pin, magnet, or necklace backing so that you may display your bottle cap in many places. 

Pop-Out sculpture commissions range from $25-$35+$3($10 outside the US) shipping.  Orders must be paid in full before I can begin work on your item.  Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for your sculpture to be completed and ready for shipping.

Examples: Isabelle Pop-out Necklace by LeiliaK       Golden Retriever Pop-Out Necklace by LeiliaK       Jay Pop-out Bottle Cap Magnet by LeiliaK     



Visit here for even more examples: leiliak.deviantart.com/gallery…

If you are interested in a commission please e-mail me at lindseyhein@gmail.com me for more information.


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:iconjrlallo:
Yay! Myn is an example of a complex design!
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LeiliaK Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, of course I had to add her in, she's one of my favorite pieces that I've done. ;)
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:iconjrlallo:
I'm just moving into a new home, and one of my first orders of business will be to find a suitable place to show her off (along with my other book art, of course).
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:iconblueace1986:
I know your not open for commissions right now. I would like to ask u thought to make a 2 inch skitty would cost me how much?
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LeiliaK Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! Depending on the pose, a Skitty in that size would probably be around $30. Feel free to drop me a note with any pose ideas and such and I would be happy to give you a more accurate price quote! :)
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:iconblueace1986:
thank u for the llama. As far as pose goes idk I'll get back to u about it.
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acesquad May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hi there! I'm Maria, I just sent you a message via Etsy about a custom order for wedding cake toppers. Hoping to hear from you soon, and thank you!
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:iconawesomecomedian:
Is your etsy name the same as your deviantart name? And also, are you allowed to ask for requests (like wolfs rain)? :)
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LeiliaK May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! My Etsy shop is the same name. You can find it here: [link]

You are certainly welcome to send suggestions my way. Though I can't guarantee that they will be made unless you officially commission a piece from me. ;) (I'm quite a fan of Wolf's Rain myself. These are really old, but you can see some small sculptures I did from the series here: [link] )
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KazzysPlushEmporium Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hiya! I know you are closed right now, but I was wondering of you'd ever be interested on a trade? Sculpt for plush? :)
I love the way you made Arcanine and Growlithe!! :3
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