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« on: August 13, 2009 02:27:42 PM »

Ever have one of those projects that starts out in your head as a nice easy idea that'll only take you an evening, but rapidly grows and changes and before you know it it's spiralled out of control and it ends up taking a week?

I found these clear glass marbles on a day out with my parents. I'd watched Labyrinth the night before and when my mum went "Look, they look like bubbles!" something in my brain went PING.

I was just going to make spiral wire cages for them. Didn't like the way it turned out. Experimented with bead weaving round them. Liked it, but it wasn't what I wanted. So I went for the complicated, tricky, this-may-not-work-at-all option. Polymer clay, eyelash yarns, chain, charms and beads and eventually... this happened.

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It'll show you your dreams... the one in there is my dream of one day becoming a half decent photographer! They are all similarly decorated... also reinforced with wire and held in place with Araldite. The marbles are heavy.

A bunch of lovely jewels and treasures Cheesy I wanted to get a few little symbols into this as well as making it looking like a collection of stuff a young girl might cling to.

Goblins! I was trying to "channel" Froud rather than copying any specific goblin. I think the second one of the pair (on the right) works better, but I liked the first one, so I kept him anyway.

'Ello! I'm not a perfect copy of the worm but I'm not quite this ugly in real life, my close-up seems to have brought out all the little marks you can't really see because I'm so tiny.

Once again, my boyfriend thinks I'm mental, but it turned out pretty much as I imagined it... it's just a bit too warm for a necklace full of fluffy yarn at the moment Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009 02:37:14 PM »

mental in a very good way Grin  I love this, all the texture is amazing as are those marbles!  Would you mind sharing your fantastic marble construction?  My favourite projects are the ones that evolve in to something spectacular and totally different than your starting idea. 

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009 02:39:17 PM »

Okay now that is a really neat! I am a huge laby fan anyway hehe, and i love what you did with the marbles!

Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009 03:00:01 PM »

This is so dang creative! We just watched Labyrinth the other night too!

I love this...I would wear this!!!  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009 04:11:32 PM »

that's awesome! Shocked  worth every moment you spent.

« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009 05:25:16 PM »

Oh wow, this is really cool.

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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2009 06:30:14 PM »

i really like it! all the detail encorporated,
the little hidden treasures throughout :]
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2009 06:58:21 PM »

It's kind of perfect, having something as simple as a clear glass marble in amongst a lot of random other stuff.

You might think that they'd get lost in the chaos, but that's not the case at all!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009 07:47:30 PM »

this is awesome!!!!!!! Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009 03:15:09 AM »

Love this! Especially the way all the details are nestled in the eyelash yarn. Really impressed with the way you've used the marbles, and the worm and the goblins are really cool!

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