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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Medieval-fantasy necklace pendants

Well, this weekend I took a little break from the macabre with my Victorian planchettes, when I found myself inspired to make these new medieval-themed necklace pendants. I was listening to some beautiful instrumental music while browsing Pinterest and suddenly, I had to do this. :D

I'm really loving these and honestly don't want to get rid of them, lol! I just keep telling myself that I can always make myself another one later on if I still really want it. :D

Each of these is currently available for sale in my Etsy shop:

Each of these pendants is handcrafted from polymer clay. They each feature various iridescent glass bubble-like beads.  The Seahorse and Unicorn pendants are decorated with genuine freshwater pearls.

This design features 2 Dryad lovers embracing and kissing. I love this design, it's so sweet and beautiful. :)

I'm in LOVE with the angle of this shot, turned out Beautifully!!!    I used a metal tree-branch connector for the top of this pendant and really like the effect.  I've always used them in a set of 2 but using just the one, has a really impactful effect. :D

This Red Unicorn pendant turned out soo beautifully! I think I was channeling the medieval Unicorn Tapestries when I was creating this one. :D   I feel like the red of the unicorn really POPS against the golden teal of the background. :)

If you like mermaids, this one is definitely up your alley. :)  I've been itching to include some of my freshwater pearls in a piece and this was the perfect opportunity.   The background of this piece was supposed to be a pearly white, but somehow turned out looking a bit more 'Mother of Pearl', but I really really like the effect. :)

Now this one isn't offered in my Etsy shop. This one is just for me. It's a small piece on a very thin and delicate silver chain.  I'd been thinking about creating something like this for myself for a few days before I finally sat and just did it.   I was originally just planning to create the crescent moon, but I had this Goddess charm sitting around and it was a perfect match. :D

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween ouija planchette necklaces

For Halloween I was recently inspired to create handcrafted Ouija planchettes from polymer clay.  Being that Spirit boards, communication with spirits, divination, and the paranormal were "all the rage" during the early 1900's, I really wanted to embrace the Victorian-Goth/Steampunk style with my planchette necklaces.

Each of these planchettes is currently available for sale through my Etsy shop:

I wanted to approach the macabre with a bit of style and elegance, but also with a sense of darkly melancholy beauty.

While each planchette embodies a lot of the same elements, I wanted them to have their own distinct look, too, and not just differences in metal-tone.
Each planchette measures about 3" in length and includes iridescent glass ball gems, and a glass gem in the bottom-center.

Starting with the first one I created:

Since I love silver, I next really wanted to give antiqued silver a bit more play:

I love all the little details included in this one. The thigh bones at the bottom were  perfect. :D

This time I wanted to try a more 'hands on' look. :D   I really like the hand charms ON the planchette rather than just attached to it.  And the sun/moon theme worked out beautifully, too.  I really love the red-copper shade of this one. :)

This one struggled against my idea of the white background, but it finally came through for me and I'm really happy with it. :)

With this one I wanted a add a little more 'pizzazz'. So I included a genuine amethyst crystal point and a pelvis - cause it's cool. :D
Really happy with it! :D

And, with this one, I wanted to go a little different...a bit more light-hearted.  This one is Forest-Witch themed:

I had fun doing this one - got to play with COLORS. :D  I will admit that doing such a small pentacle had it's challenges, but turned out really nicely. :D

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Friday, September 9, 2016

These polymer clay Fairy Doors have proven to be quite addictive. I'm loving making them and each one is so beautiful and colorful. :)

I ended up making a rather large one for's actually big enough to be it's own Fairy Door, but I'm still loving it as a necklace. :)

All of these, except for the large Fairy Door at the bottom, are currently available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Thank you soo much!! :D

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Roughly two weeks ago now I sat down at my clay table and started making these really magical mini-Fairy Door pendants.  

-I've seen all manner of Fairy Doors to decorate your home or your child's bedroom with, or even your garden.  But I thought it would be really wonderful if you could 'wear' the magic of a Fairy Door with you everywhere you go!

I'm the kind of artist who doesn't tend to make something she herself wouldn't want to buy or wear.   So everything you see me make is something I actually want for myself.
Lol, my Greenman Mushrooms and Fairy Frogs have been self-claimed for my home, if that tells you anything. :D

Now, as I've stated in a recent post, I have a Patreon acct. I've been posting my work-in-progress photos and even a tutorial there.  So, if you want to see my work-in-progress shots and read me talking about my process or whatever, if you like seeing behind the scenes shots which periodically show my work-space and so forthe, and if you'd like to be privvy to any discount codes to my Etsy shop, I suggest you check out my Patreon and Follow me there. :)

And now, for the mini Fairy Door pendants!!  

I'm currently selling these in my Etsy shop:

I've got another 6 mini Fairy Door pendants ready to be baked soon. But the oven is currently down for the count, as it were...really hoping it'll get fixed soon, though. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Visit me on Patreon!

I am now on Patreon!   I will be posting most of my work on Patreon from now on. This includes, my blogging...which is pretty much me musing out-loud about ideas and thoughts and that sort of thing... photos of my work-in-progress...stuff I'm working on, shots as I go.... any 'behind the scenes' kind of stuff, lots of up-close 'detail' pics of my art which you may not see anywhere else, and future videos I hope to soon be making of my art and progress. As well as, the periodic sale codes for my Etsy shop, which only my Patreon Supporters will be able to access.

Here's the deal...  I've got a page set up on Facebook, but with Facebook's algorithms, even though I am closing in on 700 Followers, hardly anyone is seeing my posts. Which is EXTREMELY disappointing and upsetting to me, of course, and hopefully to those who have chosen to follow my art, too.

With Patreon you are able to see each and every post I make and if you decide to become a Patron of my art, which enables you to help support me in making more and better art content, then you are privvy to the above-mentioned 'work-in-progress' posts, which also includes up-coming tutorials, too.   These are the Rewards a Patron would receive in helping to support my art...access to "behind the scenes" stuff! :D

You can donate anywhere from $1 a month to $10, or more. It's entirely up to you, the Patron, and you can stop and cancel whenever you want with no problems or guilt. However much you can afford is greatly appreciated. :)

You don't 'have' to pay to see my art, of course...I post it on my Facebook and Instagram and periodically even to my Pinterest and Deviantart. BUT, the 'behind the scenes' content will be staying solely on Patreon very soon. I'm working on getting everything switched over as I go. And all the bonus Rewards stuff will 'only' be accessible to my Patreon Supporters. So there are all sorts of benefits to Following my art on Patreon vs anywhere else.
Plus, if you have questions or want to comment, you can do it right on the post and I'll be able to answer you back quickly. :D

Feel free to drop in and say Hi! on Patreon, and whether you choose to become a Supporter or not, you are always welcome to hang out and see what I'm posting to the public, too! :)

Greenman Mushrooms

My next logical step up from mushrooms was....Greenman Mushrooms!!!

Each one was handsculpted using Sculpey's Original polymer clay in white and then carefully painted by hand with acrylic paints.

My first one was small and grumpy looking, but really cute and I was soo proud of him!!


The next one was larger and MUCH grander, in my opinion...I immediately fell in love with this one. I spent HOURS just painting him. I was trying a watercolor effect technique, which involves lots of layering of watered down acrylic paint. But well worth it!

This one I call, The Autumn Greenman Mushroom!


And come Spring, with all the trees budding and the flowers blooming, I had to create this lovely Lady:
I call her The Spring Mushroom Goddess

*She is covered in a multitude of leaves and flowers from butterfly bush spikes, in a variety of colors ...which have attracted a couple of blue butterflies, to a mane of pink and apricot colored rose petals around her face.

I admit to having had a hard time capturing a feminine look to her face after having done the earlier grumpy old-men looking Greenmen...but I think I finally was able to capture the feminine essence in her face. :)

Her mushroom cap, much like the earlier Autumn Greenman Mushroom, is imprinted with knotwork designs and carefully painted in a gradient from light to dark.

My smallest Greenman Mushroom is currently available for purchase in my Etsy shop:

And now you can find my artwork and more in-depth posts on Patreon!  If you would like to help me to make more and better art, please consider becoming my Patron: