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« on: September 08, 2016 07:47:10 AM »

i know its a little early for some   Wink
i had to put away my large or breakable glass ornaments and my tree is going to look bare without them so i have been making some clay ones.


a few years ago i received some fab bottle trees from Cackle in a swap and they were the inspiration for these (you can see those here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436989.40 ) . i kept the square shape and loosely stuck to a red, green and gold theme.
these are hollow and measure about 11/4 inches square so they wont bend the branches of even our tiny tree. i made a base from scrap clay and covered them with a variety of cane slices.


here is the original holly cane. once reduced i positioned slices on a cream sheet of clay. the berries are a second cane and the stems are made from thin rolled snakes of scrap green clay. once i was happy i rolled the sheet smooth and covered the scrap clay box armature


the pudding  Grin







i added a cascade of holly leaves made from thick slices from the holly cane. i used a ripple blade to get rid of the translucent clay around the leaf. the berry is a glass bead.


the second wren decoration has a foil crown made from the upside down foil cap from a broken bauble. it refers to the celtic legend of how the wren beats the eagle to become the king of the birds.


it breaks away from the red,green,gold theme but it wouldn't be MY tree with out my favorite birds  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016 09:40:48 AM »

Amazing! The first pic looks so deceptive - there's so much more work in these than meets the eye!

I think the wren with the dangly holly is my favorite, but they all rock.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016 12:47:59 PM »

Clay work is no joke! Seriously awesome. I love the two wrens and the penguins!
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016 02:14:39 PM »

Wow, you have such amazing skills!
They are beautiful and so well made.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2016 03:13:53 PM »

I love these.  Your work is always so impeccable.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016 07:45:15 AM »

Uhhhhhh....whooooooooaaaaa...speechless Smiley. These are all incredible!
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2016 07:51:35 AM »

These look like they were made using magic. They are fabulous and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these with us. Almost puts me in the Christmas mood. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2016 10:43:16 AM »

Wow!
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Such incredible work, it's so beautiful and perfectly done. You're an artist.
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2016 07:56:57 PM »

These are amazing! The detail in each one, I love everything about them and admire your work so much!
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2016 10:32:43 AM »

they are beautiful!
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