Copper/Gold Medusa

Posted Jul 28, 2007, 10:26:07 AM

Medusa is one of my most tedious, time-consuming masks to make.  Don't get me wrong, I love making her...she just takes forever.  Every one of those tiny snake heads has to be shaped by hand, and then I sew little 4mm beads into them for eyes.  For this one I used malachite stone beads, 'cause I thought the green would look pretty with gold & copper.  That's a LOT of tiny little beads.

I was SO bummed when I sold this mask.  Usually I'm just fine with selling my work,(I'd be out of business pretty quick if I wasn't), but this one turned out so pretty, I almost wanted to keep it for myself.

Medusa is made out of a single piece of sculpted leather, and colored with a combination of alcohol-based dyes and Liquitex acrylic paints.

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  • Jul 28, 2007
    There are no words but WOW. This is so cool. I'd so want something like this on my wall at home. Absolutly awesome ^^
    • Jul 28, 2007
      Thank you! It's even more fun to wear. All my masks are wearable & washable too...I designed them to be utilitarian as well as decorative.
      • Jul 28, 2007
        Washable? What are the made out of?
        • Jul 28, 2007
          It's made of leather, but my last step is to seal the whole mask with a clear acrylic coat. Makes them pretty indestructable & you can wipe them clean with soap & water if you need to...I use baby wipes on them when they get dusty.