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Ophies by Magweno Ophies by Magweno
Brand new batch of 10 ophies now available in my Etsy shop!
£21 + £3.50 global postage

Ophies Ampheritos are winged serpents that live in Arabia guarding the frankincense groves. The adults are dangerous to humans and can deliver a nasty bite, although they are not venomous. (Thankfully these are just hatchlings!)

If you feel like taking on and training your own Ophae hatchling then check out the new batch available in my Etsy shop. I have just listed the ten pictured above. Which breed will you collect? Draconian, Muroid, Testudine, Alligatoroid, Hognosed or the mysterious and rare Undead?

:bulletblack: They're tiny squigglers measuring about 11" long and half an inch wide, with approximately 5.5" wingspans.
:bulletblack: The bodies have wire inside so they can be wrapped around fingers, wrists, lamps, whatever you like.
:bulletblack: The wings have been made from responsibly sourced chicken feathers from happy, healthy birds.
:bulletblack: Their little heads are resin, cast from an original sculpt, and painted with acrylics.
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arcadian7 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't seem to post a review on your Etsy shop yet but my Jade arrived and he's beautiful!  LOVE HIM!!  Hope I can save up and get more critters from you!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah Etsy has a new review system :(
That's awesome though, I'm really glad you like him! :D
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wolfywolpy6 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The little grey one is so adorable
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Neitheram Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For a moment I thought the white one was Quetzalcoatl because of his face. XD 
Funny they are so alike even though they are form different places.
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
very pretty!
those feathers are to die for - did you dye them yourself? they are wonderful :) its hard to pic a fav - i think i like the orange feathers best. they look like monarch wings with those black outlines :)
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Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No I get a big mixed bag of them every now and again, some are dyed and some are natural. It works well for the ophies, means all of them are limited edition essentially, but if there's enough interest I can buy a full skin of a certain feather and dye it myself. The oranges are dyed silver laced (white with a black outline) which are easy enough to buy!
I'd love to own a chicken that had silver laced feathers - they are so beautiful!
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
very cool - interesting stuff not knowing much about chickens :P
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Narunar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love these precious babies <3 gosh you make the most wonderful things

I love how all of these look 
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Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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CMWyvern Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I love them!
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