I have posted dotees before, in the dolls and playthings section, but I felt this belonged in the miscellaneous category.
The November swap theme was color. Some of my partner's favorite colors are periwinkle, dark pink, neon green, and black.
I bought a clear bulb and opened it all up, getting out all the stuff inside. Then I basically built a creature piece by piece inside, sort of like making a ship in a bottle.
I used a chopstick as my tool. I would temp-glue, with ModPodge, a piece on one end. I then used E6000 to do the final glue inside the bulb. When the E6000 was dry, which did not take too long, I simply gave a twist to the chopstick and the ModPodge let go, leaving the permanent piece on the inner creature.
It took about six days of work to finish this.
Most of the parts of the inner and outer creatures are made from bird bones. My daughter Acadian Driftwood and I were walking near her home last year and came upon a nice set of raptor bones by the road. I set them aside, waiting for the perfect use. I bleached and dried them, painted the pieces, then did the gluing up.
other 'ingredients' include twirly grapevine for tiny creature tail, christmas tree ornaments with tops cut off for large creature's eyes, twine for claws, yarn going around the neck of the bulb, and a milk cap to seal it off. "puddle" of color that inner creature stands on is nail polish.
it was a super challenge, but a lot of fun! I was so grateful it arrived without the bulb or delicate bones being busted.
thanks for looking!