Editing photos of older work because it needed to be done and I could no longer avoid it lol.
This is a commission for who laid claim to the white tail deer tail bone set that I mentioned in my Pagan Dancer earring. She asked that I make a hair clip out of it so this was definitely a fun piece to make as I love hair pieces. XD Posting this to get her OKAY on the finished product.
Length: 2 ft long Materials: 4 regular peacock feathers, two dyed teal peacock feathers, 11 Swarovsky crystals in purple and teal, 2 purple Czech glass beads, 2 copper jump rings, 25 sections of copper jewelry findings, five faux miniature roses in pink and purple, 1 dark purple faux orchid flower, several mauve/pink marabou feathers, 1 barrette clip
Yup. I drilled holes into each section of bone, twisted copper findings into each piece to make a connection point. Strung each beaded accent section between the bone sections onto copper findings and twisted them. The top flowers, feathers, barrette, and first bone are all epoxied together and after it was dry I hot glued around the epoxied areas for added structural support. Despite the length, it's fairly light so movement with it is wonderful and structurally sound. The orchid I hand painted with copper leaf paint on the petals for an added effect. (:
I think I burned myself like three times with the hot-glue on this haha! I dropped it on my ankle once thus hot-gluing my ankle and that was interesting to say the least. But I LOVE how this turned out!
Man, it's been what, nearly two years? Long story short, college, certain physical/mental issues, figuring out what I want to do with my life post-college, general revelations about how to be a more fully realized human being, life rambles, growing pains, etc, have all been coming at me full force.
I'm in a better place now, for sure. A place where I feel alive enough that I can actually have hobbies again. It's not much of a surprise that my first thought turned to Alfie, the poor bugger. He's nearly four now, which just boggles my mind.
He's the character that acts most as my own surrogate in the narrative in my head, and as such, he's kind of always been in a state of flux, while my other characters have remained rather more static. The older I get, the more I think it's absurd that I initially conceived of him being fifteen or sixteen years old. He's definitely gotten distinctly more cynical-old-fart in my head, and idk, I'd still like to try my hand at sculpting a more mature version of him, but for now, a new faceup will have to do.
Things about doing a faceup for the first time in two years: WHAT ARE EYEBROWS, WHAT IS A PASTEL
I'm not sure how much older he looks. He does look decidedly more sleep-deprived in person because I got a little pastel-happy under his eyes. I'm also sorry for the completely generic SPARKLY DOLL PORTRAIT shot, but I am still getting back into the groove of shooting interesting doll photos.