Thursday, 5 February 2015

Orange and black beetle fabric sculpture

This is my smallest creation so far, a lovely silk beetle in bright orange and black.

It has orange spots and antennae, and black legs.

 with a deeper orange body this is a vibrant insect
completely hand stitched and available on etsy at gilded creatures

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Ant girl soft sculpture

I got the idea to make an insect person hybrid, and with many meters of thread and some red silk this little ant girl was born!

 She can be a little shy, and hide behind the petal she collected , but with time she will become braver.
See more on etsy at ant girl

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Deep sea mermaid soft sculpture

I have become a bit obsessed with making mermaids, I have 3 more in the works but I managed to concentrate on this one last night to finish her, poor thing only had one arm complete and no fins.

She is made from felt, wire and silk, with glass beads and howlite beads to add texture and detailing. 
She is mostly blind, hence her milky blue eyes, but eats well due to the light stalk she has protruding from her forehead.

 She is available in my Etsy shop: deep sea mermaid

Monday, 19 January 2015

Praying mantis in green silk

 As soon as I made the hummingbird I was hooked on making creatures. I have so many half completed animals I feel guilty. I knew I wanted to make a mantis as I think they are beautiful and strange insects, and it was one the the first I finished.

 This green and gold praying mantis was hand made with wire, clay, glass beads and crystals, sequins and silk. Her legs can support her and her arms can be gently rearranged.

praying mantis fabric sculpture

Those golden spines are dangerous! I was glad to find these beads, they were perfect for the colour scheme. She has a lot of attitude as you can see.

praying mantis textile sculpture

She is for sale in my etsy store :  praying mantis on etsy

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Mermaid textile sculpture in bright blues and yellow

This little mermaid is my latest completed piece. I made her using felt and a wire armature, then covered her with silk in vivid blues and yellows.

 She has royal blue fins, with one on her head to create a beautiful wave of hair.

She has beaded details on her tail, torso and hands.

I enjoyed making her very much, creating a fish girl meant I could use extremely colourful fabrics.

She is approximately 35cm or just under 14 inches long including her fins.

This mermaid is available to adopt in my etsy shop, Gilded Creatures

Thursday, 15 January 2015

A golden hummingbird, my first mixed media textile sculpture

This gold and yellow hummingbird was the first textile sculpture I made, using mixed media in the form of polymer clay and wire, and creating details with sequins and velvet.

He has leather eyes and feet, and a polymer clay beak.

He can stand unsupported, as his feet have a wire frame.

He is permanently looking up, he is very curios!

He was fun to make, and I learnt a lot in the process.

He is for sale on etsy