Adventure of the Dragonscale Dice Bags

So I made my dragonscale dice bag tutorial and after that I became a little obsessed with making these things! picking colors of scales, colors of cloth, types of cloth, colors of yarn. I even started coming up with different types of bags depending on the types of dragons these scales would come from!

I started selling them in my Etsy shop. I had wanted to start selling my creations (not just dice bags) but was a little weary on how to get started on it all (just like how I’m still learning how to do things here!)

So far I have made 21 of these. The first was the golden one made for a friend, he loved it. Then came the tutorial after I posted a picture of the golden bag on reddit’s r/dungeonsanddragons subreddit and had requests on how I made it.

After that I ordered red, pink, graphite, black, and green scales

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My green one sold the same day I posted them! I was so excited that someone had actually liked something of mine enough to spend money on it! I haven’t gotten a review on it, but I really hope she liked it!

So far The graphite, black, and red ones have gone to new homes. I made a second graphite to replace the one that sold.

So after continuing on my work with my 50,000 other projects I wanted to make some more of these. I discovered on amazon. . .  spikes!

Well that is just perfect! So I went back to Theringlord.com and found mirrored scales

 

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It found a home about a week later.

Worked on other projects again and then came back and made a blue one. I figured I had made one in just about every color but blue. I have to admit I wasn’t very excited about it at first but it did turn out really nice.

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After that one I browsed around on the site a little and saw their metal options. Up until now I had only been using their aluminum scales and wanted to give these a try.

I bought white (automotive paint coloring) and finally got to use some of my ‘fur’ yarn on it!

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Then there was the messed up batch of gold (they called it bronze) that looked like it had scorch marks on it, and I fell in love with it. The price was marked down so yay!

I named it “Scorched Gold” This one also had velvet lining and spikes instead of a tassel and thus began the “Battleworn” series of dice bags.

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Next up is the “Dwarven Dragonscale Dice Bag” These scales were absolutely beautiful. I have always been a sucker for rusted metal and worn wood type things so these were right up my ally. After I got them in I had to go and get some leather to line it with. Soft cloth just didn’t seem right for it. I also had some tiny rings left over from another project that looked nice with the colors so I added them in as well as a few spikes here and there. Then the final touch was a fur puff. I think this one was the most fun to design.

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My husband came up with the “Poison” color scheme and it came out beautifully! I feel like these claws were perfect with this one.

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And then I took the other black ones and did a little something of my own: “Soot”

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This one I was a little disappointed because the silver scales in the picture on the website looked a lot more worn than what I got. Still pretty though! This one was a sister of Soot. “Dragon Smoke”

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Last but not least I saw some glow in the dark scales on the site. I just had to get these and mess around with them. I actually have several pretty neat ideas for these running through my head but until then I made a dice bag with them to see how they feel and look. I didn’t really try and stick with any ‘theme’ this was me just messing around with whatever caught my eye!

 

I will be making more of these in the future once I get my Christmas stuff done, so early next year some time? I have had my eye on these orange/red ones. . .

Link to my Etsy store where all of my creations and patterns can be found!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BerryLafontaine

 

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