Ok folks, get your Wisting/Pinning fingers ready for the most glorious start to our gallery! Chuges225 has done a stunning job with this first OTT of the round. I mentioned that I really prefer useful objects, so she started there. After digging through my Pinterest, she created a truly one-of-a-kind item... Hogwarts Castle in a Bubbling Cauldron! And that cauldron just happens to be a pin cushion, full of decorated straight pins which blend seamlessly (pardon the pun) into the potion.
The castle and cauldron are both made of polyclay, and hand painted. Here is the a full view of the front of the castle in its cauldron.
Detail shot of the front of the castle
Here is Hogwarts from behind, where you can see the courtyard.
Detail shot of the back of the castle
Detail shot of the pins! For scale reference, the star beads are about 3mm across!
Thank you so much chughes! I adore having my own private Hogwarts. It's an absolutely wonderful little treasure, that is now living on my crafting table, where I can see it and smile everyday! to you!!!