(2011), 9\"x 4\", Size 15 seed beads (gilt-lined blush opal, transparent light blue iris, matte blue metallic iris), size 11 seed beads, (matte bone white, matte slate iris, transparent light blue iris), glass spiral, nylon thread.
For this bracelet I doubled up on the single wave pattern of and finished the design with a clasp made from a re-purposed glass earring made by [link] The spiral is fixed by a bead-loop on one side and slides through a second loop on the other side to close the bracelet
Made this as a surprise for my wonderful girlfriend
My first attempt at a sculpture and a diorama. Made with Sculpey, and other mixed media.
Very pleased with how it came out in the end, I learnt a lot during making this and will definitely be taking another sculpture project on soon.
The base used to be a cheeseboard, the rocks are from our garden, grass is actually from a reptile shop. The umbrella is made from canvas with a wire frame, supported by sculpey.
Totoro was made using a polystyrene core, wrapped in foil and sculpted around, which meant I could use a lot less clay for the main body while still being firm.
The most time consuming aspect was definitely the fur, which i used a craft knife to carve individual lines all over and then go over again for a more fine texture. They were then smoothed out a little with metholated spirits.
It has since been touched up a little more and varnished. I made a nice box for it as well.