With the recent new Fairy Jars I was struck with inspiration. I took that idea and added my own twist to it. Faery Lanterns! My Faery Lanterns are decorated with handsculpted polymer clay accents. A friend recently commented that in adding these additional clay details, I've created a scene in which the Fairy lives, and not just a jar for her to be captured in.
-This was really neat as I wasn't conscious of this effect 'till she had pointed it out.
I had the idea shortly after watching a YouTube video of Pixie Hill's Fairy Jars and then later a polymer clay video which used these lovely little lantern jars. Inspiration just about knocked me out of my chair!!
-I immediately set to scribbling down notes full of ideas for my own Faery Lanterns and I was thrilled once I had all of my supplies in hand and was ready to start on my first one. And they have each turned out beautifully!
My very first one:
I was really happy with how this one turned out, it was so cute!!
And then I had to create a 2nd one:
-My first ever try at sculpting Foxglove blossoms.
-And my first ever Fairy Frog!
Each of these lanterns have since sold, but I am currently working on 2 more Faery Lantern commissions and have an idea for a 3rd, soon after.
These are absolutely adorable and make for fantastic night-lights in children's bedrooms, or even as a cute and whimsical touch to a home. :)
Watch my Etsy shop for up-coming lanterns!
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