I'm very pleased with this design...it really captures the essence of an elegant Venetian mask with just a hint of the clockwork theme. This is my third attempt at the design and I think I like this pale version best.
A "Colombina" is the traditional ornate Venetian mask with loads of baroque swirls and precious metals...my version of the Colombina sports real brass clock hands and antique brass hardware. "Colombina of time", in Italian; "Colombina Di Tempo".
It is made from one piece of 8oz leather, hand carved & shaped without molds or forms, then dyed & painted with colorfast acrylics in rich gold, cream, and pale gold. Then I augmented and decorated it with real brass clock parts, securely bolted to the piece.
Signed, dated, numbered original. "Colombina Di Tempo V3"
Available (until it is gone! Though, you can always contact me and request a similar one...) here at my online shop: [link]
I was looking for this in my bird gallery and couldn't find it, which means I somehow failed to share it. A new bird design I came up with over the winter; a "Firebird". It reminds me of a classic Trans-Am firebird.
Made of hand carved hand tooled leather, painted with acrylic colorfast paints.
Custom orders like this one can be requested only at my online shop, here: [link]
by commission and special request; I'm calling these Half-Wolf masks. They're basically my Dire Wolf design without a muzzle or ears. Easier to wear with a hat or a hood.
These are really fun; you basically look ~just~ like Lon Chaney Jr's classic "werewolf" if you wear this mask and paint your own nose black. Very customizable...you can find wolfy ears to wear with it, or a hat...or whatever.
Made from hand carved 8 ounce veg-tanned tooling leather, acrylic paint, and love.
Half Wolf V2 and V3 are in my shop: [link] Half Wolf V2 is here: [link] Half Wolf V3 is here: [link]
Here's a custom kitsune mask that was requested/purchased at my Etsy shop ( [link] ). I thought it would look pretty, photographed against my lovely old Winter Creeper shrub that is so healthy and thriving this spring.
Made of hand carved, hand shaped leather, painted with acrylics.
Most of my new Clockwork masks are so big and heavy...I wanted to do something smaller, a bit more delicate. So, I made this one. It's a leather base augmented with real clock parts, securely bolted and/or cemented to the mask, and based off my basic Persian mask shape so it's really comfortable to wear.
I'm calling it "Time Bandit", for obvious reasons.
This is the seventh time I've made this design (lucky number seven!). This time I did it in black and white, with silver and steel clock parts. Every time I make a new one, it will never be quite the same because I'm using real antique clock pieces to decorate the mask. So this is signed, dated and numbered "Time Bandit version 7".