my partner received her package, so I can now show off this item.
this is my first real attempt at working with polyclay...whether you want to believe it or not after looking at this.
my Harry Potter swap partner likes phoenixes, and it just so happens that I had found this really pretty project in one of my jewelry making magazines. it's called "Two Turtle Doves" by polyclay artist Christi Friesen (http://www.cforiginals.net/
I thought this would make a great opportunity to make a phoenix for my partner. so...I did.
this is pre-varnish, so it's not as bright of a red in this pic as it is in real life (and the top of the wing doesn't look so weird). plus, it's kinda hard to see the sparkles. I used cherry red and red effects Fimo. this thing measures about 6"x3".
tell me what you think
now you can see the finished product here!