New! Latest version of Industrial Anubis mask. I always have so much fun making these. I used some darkened/oxidized brass parts when doing the cogs and hardware, because sometimes I like things bright and shiny but sometimes I really love the contrast of aged brass.
Made of leather, clock parts, hardware, acrylic paint and love.
Available (until he is gone!) here at my online shop: [link]
EDIT: Yep...sold already. They really don't stick around for long in the shop. Which is a good thing for me. Anyway, here's the shop site link if you want to check back for more: [link]
New! This design is an elegant reworking of my original "Fantasy Owl" design. A new creation, combining clockwork and brass hardware elements with my stylized horned owl mask; "Industrial Owl".
It is made from one piece of 8oz leather, hand carved and shaped without molds or forms, then painted with colorfast acrylics in antiqued copper, gold, and black. The mask is sealed with a clear-coat acrylic, is water resistant, and safe to wear in any weather.
Then I augmented and decorated it with real brass clock parts, securely bolted and riveted to the piece.
So fun to have a little free time to work on new design ideas. This one is in my shop (probably not for long!) at this link here---> [link]
Here is my newest "Industrial Wolf. I do something a little different each time I make one of my "cog-monocle" critter masks (aside from the gear assemblages which are different each time based on whatever old parts I have)...this guy has a purple lens and a purple lacquered accent panel on his monocle. Fun!
Made from hand carved, hand shaped leather, part of a pair of goggles, paint, clock parts, ingenuity and love.
Available (until he is gone!) only at my online Etsy shop: [link]
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 did this custom order dragon over the weekend; another dragon design I hadn't made in too long. I call these "filigree" dragons because the swirled embellishments remind me of enlarged filigree designs. At least, that was what I was going for when I designed them.
This one is inlaid with a single blue cats eye cabochon. The dragon's magical "third eye".
Like all my masks, this is hand carved and tooled from one piece of 8oz leather, shaped with no molds or forms, and painted with Liquiyex acrylics. You can order a mask like this one, only from my online shop: [link]
This pair of dragon masks was a special request from my Etsy shop. Usually I leave the central part of the mask smooth and draw in Venetian-style swirls with metallic paints. The client wanted scales throughout, instead, and I have to say it actually looks more dragon-like this way.
This is my "snoutless" half-dragon design, for people who prefer a mask with a smaller nose that's easier to wear. Classic half-mask design that's great for drinking and dancing in.
The masks, like all my work, are made from top-quality 8 oz vegetable-tanned tooling leather, hand carved and shaped with no molds or forms. It is painted with colorfast Liquitex acrylics.
You can purchase my masks here at my online shop: [link]
Just finished a new Industrial Anubis, version 14. I went a bit crazy with the gear assemblage on this one; I just kept adding parts! I also am using a new bolt & nut system for fastening everything; it fastens the assemblage to the mask while also holding all the gears together, so everything is integrated. Fun fun!
Made of leather, acrylic paint, clock parts, assorted hardware, and love.
Available (until he is gone!) only at my online shop, here: [link]