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It's been a while since I've had the time to make them, but I'm finally ready to do more dragon tails! I'll have time to make about 4 of them by the end of December. (And if the stars align, and somebody puts in a request quickly that I have all the materials on hand for, I'll make the first one or two while I'm visiting family for Thanksgiving.)

Read this page for information on the tails.

And then fill out this form to request one!


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Jesse Ashcraft-Johnson
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I work in architecture, and I craft things in the evenings.

Everything I make is either made of chainmail or lasers. Mostly that means laser-cut leather. I really like CNC fabrication.


Raven Skull Mask
I'm out of clever things to say today, but I still really like this design. Here it is in black.

Etsy link!
Codpiece - Black Overlapping Plates
For some reason today feels like a great day to post more photos of my codpieces. I wonder if Tumblr has something to do with this feeling.

This one’s the ever-popular black version of my overlapping plates codpiece. It’s been my best-selling item this year!

Etsy link

I got a bunch more photos of this design in a gold color, but sorting through photos is hard work and something kinda wore me out on the internet today.
Silvered Screen Mask - Black
Someone ordered a black version of this screen mask, I was happy to be able to get nice photos of it before shipping it out. I like making designs like this where the eyes are covered, but dang does cutting all these holes take a long time.
Riveted Codpiece

New codpiece! This one is made from a pre-finished leather I’ve been toying with, it’s super smooth and glossy. Assembled together with rivets, which makes for a nice consistent look.

You can buy it here!

Oh and there’s also the leather jacket I made for myself for Magic Meat Week a couple years ago.


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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017
Nice gallery:)
Pajunen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Thank you for the +fav
SabiNoir Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Thanks for the fav! Wrex la 
LeatherHead72 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for faving my Hermes Aviator and Plague Mask pics! Much appreciated!
MisstressMina Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been a while since I left you any comments.

I'm always highly impressed by your work and your skill. You photographing of your works is also very high quality. Well done. Also, I just noticed on your DeviantID we have the same name :) just found that to be interesting is all.

No real purpose for my commenting honestly, just felt like saying things I felt you deserved to hear but don't get often.
Dracohydrus33 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Love You #2 (Free) 
NinjaGeko43 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
since you have heat-anodized titanium before (link) i was wondering if you could help me with something.

I was just wondering if, when colouring titanium scales for a tail, would you heat-anodize the titanium before or after you make the tail?
DracoLoricatus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I haven't heat-colored anything as big as a tail before. For small things like bracelets I heat it after weaving it all together. It's faster than heating the scales individually, and it means that neighboring scales get colored similarly.

For something larger like a tail, I don't know. My normal method of holding it over a flame until it starts glowing a bit wouldn't work very well. Too big. Maybe it would be possible to hang it from something solid and use a blowtorch to do the heating? In an ideal world it might be possible to use a kiln to heat it.

And of course the big worry with heat-anodizing something so large is, what if I mess up? If I mess up a bracelet, I'm only down a few bucks of material and half an hour of work. But messing up a tail would knock me out a heap of money and a few days' worth of labor.

So maybe I'd opt for working out some way to heat the scales up in batches before weaving them together. It would mean I'd end up with more of a pattern of scattered colors rather than smooth irregular gradients, but it would be safer.
NinjaGeko43 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, thanks for the advice :D
Torkos-Arcflame Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Hello friend! I absolutely love and am impressed by what you do, and was wondering how much it would cost for a commission. Friends of mine and I have stumbled upon your work and were wondering if we could possibly commission some of those dragontails (no pun intended) you've got there.

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