One of my oldest cousins want a unique shoe remover what look like an "Hylotrupes Bajulus", so i had to design and make it to him in last week.
Antennas are forged from old car coil spring and rest of that is made from forged steel bits, tubes and 3 mm thick steel plates and two bearings balls what i attached together with my stick arc welder. (Length of the beetle is about 33 cm.)
Matsma ( Carla) on here has shown me some wonderful cross stiching projects and its encouraged me to look out textile work that I used to do a lot of myself, this isn't a cross stich project though, it an embroidery that i bought as a kit, so its pre printed and then only certain areas are stiched, its sooo old, and i recall it took for ever to do!, but its so nice to give the finished work an airing on D,A.
Its quite a well known print, but try as I might I cannot find any reference material to be able to name the Print and Artist....bet someone on here will know it though ( hopefully)
This jackalope inspired mask is now up for sale on Etsy!
More pics of the jackalope inspired mask!
Photography by: Evelina Wallin. Person behind the mask, making of the mask and photoediting: Nymla.
The mask is made of my own papier maché/paper clay, painted with acrylic paints and covered with a protective layer of clear varnish. The ears are made of reused leather and fabric. The antlers are made of wood and decorated with leather, hemp cord and fabric leaves. The mask has leather/fabric straps with buckles in the back, to be able to adjust the fit of the mask. More info and photos via the Etsy-link above.
Ingredients: white, red and blue wool felt, vintage tie fabric, and vintage lace detailing with fancy buttons, posable legs, and the false impression that he is close to the French Aristocracy. Designed and hand sewn with love by me. For Sale.
Deer antler tine set with a dark gray natural quartz crystal having complex facets, 2-1/2 inches long. Antler carved and stained, with hand-rubbed beeswax finish. Crystal set with a slurry of glue and black glass microbeads. Cord tunnel through upper part of antler portion.