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Much in the way of random shiny!

Velma

Velma

Jan 21, 2012 13:27

She was going to be another choker. But she insisted otherwise, so... clearly she's got some personality to her.

Perfecting my technique with various materials. And, well, shiny spiders make me happy, obviously. The extremely bright pink beads have a bit of a gold sheen to them, and the black beads are a bit faceted for an extra little sparkle. All in all, this... still took a lot longer than I think it should have, but I'm getting there.

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Stan

Stan

Jan 21, 2012 13:27

The real easy-going type.  And why not, really?

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Sleeping Companion

Sleeping Companion

Jan 21, 2012 13:27

A friend, one of my former voice actors and my former "boss" at a gaming web site liked my little shiny tree. And so I was commissioned for a little sculpture/tree combination to decorate his workspace. This would be the result--and, as usual, it was impossible to photograph well. I did what I could.

This sculpture represents many moments of "argh", and yet turned out beautifully. The larger Swarovski crystals, for instance. When I bought them, I thought they'd be a bit more red than orange, and didn't think they would work--but somehow with the smaller, dark red crystals and the paint job on the little beastie, it all just worked nicely. The tiny crystals were a whole other spontaneous and insane moment of "what if I did this..." that worked out for no reason at all. And then we have the layered paint job on the creature itself, which is actually composed of black, brown, earthy red, copper, bronze and gold in varying degrees. It looks so much better in person. As for that extreme close-up shot of the sleeping creature itself, you can see that it's kind of part of the roots of the tree. I got to the point where I was cleaning pant off and... it just looked good. So I left it. Maybe he's curled around the tree, maybe he's part of the tree. Maybe he's a little... draconic dryad. I don't know, he's just awesome.

The more important point, though, is that the little critter is enjoyed. I hope it's a nice little companion to shiny up the workspace, and also to make people wonder. Even more than usual.

Sahale

Sahale

Jan 21, 2012 13:27

What hatched from that strange gold-flecked egg was not quite a bird, not quite a dragon... well, no one's quite sure what it is, but it's been named Sahale, strongly rumored to be a Phoenix. Certainly Sahale's story is only beginning...

This is the joy of having an enormous amount of "stuff" lying around, just waiting to be used. This little critter started out as, "Hm, I really should make use of this wool... and these eyes..." I hoard because eventually cool stuff will happen, see? The wool is exquisitely soft merino wool from Flights of Whimzy, and the eyes are lovely, sparkly, alive things from Dreaming Tree Studio. As will happen from time to time, I will glance at a pile of things, take an armful, and see what happens.

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Ryia

Ryia

Jan 21, 2012 13:26

This one was began months and months ago, and simply set aside for other things. So I got her finished between projects... and I'm so glad I did. I needed this. I've been wanting to finish her for a looong time. (And yes, those are male peacock feathers--Ryia's still a she. Yes, I can tell. *grin*)

From beak to tail, she's 10.5 inches long. So, a rather small sculpture but SO SHINY. And with a loop in the back to hang on a single nail or tack. Composed of air-drying clay, cruelty-free peacock feathers, acrylic paint (which is actually a mottled blue/purple with lots of subtle gold streaking and a little gold detail), glass beads for eyes, gold-plated chain, gold-plated copper wire, green goldstone (which never shows up well with my camera--those hanging round beads have loads of shiny green flecks sparkling in them), and little glass hang-y beads. I love her but I'd love to find her a good home and someone who would give her a history, too. ...And maybe... make some more of a similar nature. It took me forever, but I really enjoyed this.

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Patricia

Patricia

Jan 21, 2012 13:26

She's into fashion.  As a pink spider would be, you know.

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Ollie

Ollie

Jan 21, 2012 13:26

This one's a real ladies spider, what can I say. The problem is, he likes big collars and still uses the word "discotheque" frequently. Well... can't win 'em all.

I just really liked the colors. Bought the beads with the specific purpose of making this guy, actually. Weird how it all worked out that way. *grin*

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Marty

Marty

Jan 21, 2012 13:25

The blue. I just really love this shade of blue. And the clear, faceted blue glass with the silver inside gives it all kinds of interesting hues.

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