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« on: December 11, 2007 10:53:21 AM »

Hi,
     Here is a Faery alter that I just finished. It is going to be a Yule gift for my best friend. I included a candle holder with candle and some dried flowers, feathers, and sea shell to get her started on collecting things that will bring the Faeries into her home. When I was trying to decide what to make for her the Faeries kept me up half the night dreaming this little alter up. I do my best to bring any kind of inspiration the Faeries give me to life and I think this alter has defiantly made them happy. Now let's just hope it makes my best friend as happy as the Faeries! Smiley Sorry the pics aren't better, lighting sucks!
The Faeries on the sides are my take on Brian Froud's pencil drawings from his book "Good Faeries/Bad Faeries". The quote is also Brian Froud's it says "Faeries are seen not by the eyes, but through the heart" "Keep your eyes and your heart wide open,  Only thus is Faery is revealed" The whole thing is painted in a balsam beige and then dry brushed with a bronze metallic to give it an old, but sparkly look. The legs and finials are wooden beads painted with the bronze paint. The quotes, Faeries, and Pentacle are all painted in a darker brown to look like illustrations.
Sorry this is a long post and pic heavy, but I'm really proud of this! Wink
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007 11:00:27 AM »

What a thoughtful gift! I never thought about a cabinet to keep my candles and cloths all safe from dust and prying eyes. ^_^ I love that book. Those fairies are so adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007 01:30:55 PM »

That's a fantastic gift, you did a great job Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007 03:11:09 PM »

This is gorgeous, I especially love the elaborate pentagram. Did you make the box yourself? If not, where did you get it? I'm often on the lookout for  boxes similar to that myself.

Beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007 09:13:57 PM »

This is gorgeous, I especially love the elaborate pentagram. Did you make the box yourself? If not, where did you get it? I'm often on the lookout for  boxes similar to that myself.

Beautiful.
I made the box with my Hubby's help. I drew out a diagram and measurements, he cut the boards. I screwed them together and he helped put on the hinges to hold the doors. Really simple to make. The boards are just the inexpensive particle board from the lumber yard that we happened to have around from another project. Works great as long as it is primed before being painted, because paint soaks in like crazy!  Grin
Thanks all for the wonderful comments!
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007 01:12:52 PM »

That is absolutely beautiful! And I love the images from the Faery book - one of my favorites!  I'm sure she will love it and the faeries are very happy!
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007 03:06:51 PM »

Oh, very nice! I'd want one, but i've nowhere to put it yet!
That swirly pentagram is mesmerizing. Smiley  I expect the fae will adore it
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