Category Archives: In the works

Back at it finally.

 

I have been lax with the old website posts since Facebook makes it so darn easy to post there. However Since I’m closing Etsy down due to their implementation of Etsy Pay and their requirements of making vendors use it. They also are changing listing programming that will give higher volume sellers higher listings.. This means Made In China will get listed way higher than Independent Artists and Makers.

So onto what I have been cooking up as of late. I have several new things that are at shows with me now and that i’m working on to get some listed here.

Let’s start with my New Cyclops Babies. These guys are Not OOAK as they are Hand Finished castings of my Original Design. I took inspiration from the old 7th Voyage of Sinbad.I didn’t like the 2 finger look so I added a third and I also decided I wanted to make him fury. So my little fella has hair on his head and hair on his upper arms. This allows me to make him fully poseable and a little cuter.

Baby Cyclops  Baby Cyclops Baby Cyclops Baby Cyclops Baby Cyclops Sitting

Next up we have my New Gift Giver Goblins. These were designed to originally hold a ring or trinket of your choosing, however the also come with a precious stone of their own.

Gift Giver Goblin Gift Giver Goblin Gift Giver Goblin

 

I just also finished a companion piece for the Gift Giver Goblin that is called the Pyro Goblin. He sits in awe of the fire and smoke coming from in incense cone that is buring in the saucer in front of him. GingerlyTwisted is making the saucers for me and I will have them with me at my next shows.

 

Pyro Goblin Pyro Goblin

 

The Shoulder Dragons are also new for 2017 and come with a counter magnet that you place under your shirt. I should have started by saying the Shoulder Dragons Have magnets in their butts as well. I generally have 4 base colors at shows Blue, Green, Yellow and Red. I can however make them in any color scheme. The bodies of these are castings and the wings are all made with neoprene rubber and semi-poseable. All of these Pieces are hand finished.

Shoulder Dragon Green Shoulder Dragon Blue Pet Shoulder Dragon Shoulder Dragon 

As a reminder I also have my Dragon Keepers and can also do custom pant request on them. This one wasn’t a custom order but is not one of my standard pieces.. I had the paint there so i made a Pink one. The Dragon Keeper will watch over you dice or counters and keep the riff raff from touching them.

Dragon Keeper

 

The Rare and often stepped on Horned Trenching Moles will be showing up at my mid year shows. These are hand finished castings from my original design so they don’t really qualify as OOAK in the One OF A KIND kinda sense.. Below is my beta test build out with my castings. He turned out well and 4 more are in the pipeline being finished.

  horned trench mole

 

 

These are the original sculpts of some future Mini Trophy Plaques. They will be molded and cast so the price point can stay low on them.

Small Fantasy Trophy Plaques

 

I have also added some Small EyeBall Flower Vases to my local Shows they have “faux” water in the vases to add a little extra to them.

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I’ve added a Unicorn Horn to my offerings that has blood about the tip of it. This is inspired by one of “The Hunt of the Unicorn” tapestries. You can see a hunting hound is getting stuck in one of them.

unicorn horn with blood unicorn horn with blood

This is my first test finish on my new Should Imp. He has a magnet in his but so he can whisper not so sweet nothings in your ear. This is a hand finished casting with custom hand made wings for each piece.

Shoulder Imp

My Woodland Goblins made their debut at the end of last year and they have multiplied a little. They are hand finished castings with several hair types and eyes types.

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Second to last is an experiment that I will see how they go at Origins this year. It is my Cthulhu Ear Squid. I only have the Right Ear made at this time as i’m just testing the waters right now. It took 4 test builds to finally find a concept that was pretty much universal and would work for almost anyone’s ear. They wrap over your ear and a small piece also rest in your ear a little.

 

cthulhu ears quid cthulhu ear squid cthulhu ear squid

 

Finally we end with the first picture of my almost finished BugBear Trophy Plaque. He has yet to be giving a name and I have lots of tiny little details left to do to him.. But he finally looks like a The BugBear that he is meant to be.

 

BugBear Trophy Plaque

The End of June will be spent moving my Etsy Items over to this store and adding some other pieces to the storefront as well.. I’m working on inventory for shows and online so things don’t have to be unlisted from the store while i have them at shows.

 

Ohh, one last piece I did for a friend.. I make little pocket bobble heads and this is a version of them.. It’s a take on the House Elf… he also has a very basic set of legs that can be installed if she wants.. He is just sitting in my dice bag in the pic.

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End of Year Show Prep

It’s September and I’m wrapping up new inventor items for my 5 end of year shows.

 

Here is a little of what I’ll have been working on and wrapping up. Some of these I have shared before but I figure I’ll just lump them all back in here.

 

I finished my carved dragon tooth and after a couple of recommendations I have added color options.
There are 5 colors to choose from. Red, Blue, Yellow, Green and Purple:

Carved Dragon Tooth Pendant Colors

 

I will also have Dragon Eye Earrings as either a Stud or a Lever option. The color choice will be the same as the Dragon Tooth above.

Dragon Eye Earring ColorsEvil Eye Earring French Lever

In addition to the Dragon Eye Earrings I will have 5 sets of Dragon Scale Earring Studs. I’m just testing the waters with these so we’ll see how quick they go.

Dragon Scale Earring Studs

I have 9 Scarab pins in stock and they will have random colored top stones and red bottom stones. These are Resin castings given a metallic finish paint job. Should a LARPer or COSplayer want a rune carved into the scarab I can easily do this for them as a custom order.

Scarab Pin

I had some smaller pendants laying around so I’ll also have these 3 Red Dragon Eye pendants with me. If they have a good response I’ll look into creating more for 2017.

Red Dragon Eye Pendants

I have some Smurf heads finished and ready to be put up on plaques. I should have a Chef Smurf and a victim of Jokey Smurf at my next Show. Should… maybe… I’ll see if I get them wrapped up.

 

Smurf Trophy Heads

I’m not sure what kind of response I will get from my face pendants however I they have really rally grown on me. There are 4 larger style faces and 5 smaller style faces and I have made 4 eye styles to test out. 1. Real Eyes 2. Green Jewel eyes 3. Creepy missing eyes 4. Sculpted Eyes.

Face Pendant small Face Pendant
Face Pendant

 

 

I’m going to use my next few shows to see the response to them and see which two or three styles I’ll keep making…..

 

I have added a little write up on the lid of the Dragon Tooth we’ll see if it finds a home this year or next.

Large Dragon Tooth

I have a couple new plaques for the smaller broken unicorn horn folks can buy the horn stand alone or on the plaque.
I’m also working on some additions flower eye hair clips.. I’ll have some black roses and white flowers at the next shows added to the flower faces that I have in stock already.

Broken Unicorn Horn Plaque

I have a new Bonsai Tree Ent that will be showing up at shows as well. Look for my Bonsai Tree Ent dice holder. He will be on the counter of The Malted Meeple while not at shows.

Bonsai Tree Ent Dice Holder

The Black Dragon Build has been completed and he will be tagging along to shows with me as well..If he is not at a show the odds are he will also be on the walls of The Malted Meeple in Hudson Ohio.

Black Dragon Trophy Plaque

Finally I’m getting ready to mold and cast my dragon business card holder.

Dragon Business Card Holder

Oh wait more creepy builds.. I’m on my 3.1 version of my Cthulu Ear squid build. I don’t think I’ll have him ready for shows this year since I’m still working on proof of concept with it..

Cthulhu Ear Squid

I did a couple test fits on other folks and ran into some problems so I’m tweaking the build. We shall see how quickly I can come up with solutions I’m ok with.

 

I think that is it for my end of 2016 builds.. I’ll be starting to work on my Cat Gryphon at the end of the year and see how quickly that moves along.. I’m on the hunt now for good faux cat hair.

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Mid March and wrapping builds up.

I’ve been bad with updating…..so let’s get some words posted to the old interwebs where.

I’m trying my best to get some projects wrapped up to take to the May Oddmall that is down in Akron Ohio.

New items I’ll be taking include the stone elemental hand 2.0 that I have been working on.

Its starts off as a bunch of paper mache balls and ends up like this.

 

papermache stones     Layout for Stone Elemental Hand     stone elemental hand dry brushed

 

The Stone Elemental Hand 1.0 has already found a new home.

 

Stone Elemental Hand 3 fingers Stone Elemental Hand Palm Planter

 

The palms on these models have a “flower pot” built into them so you can plant a living house plant into them. Also please note that these hands are 100% inside use only. While I do cover the palm and planter with a rubber seal coat the rest of the hands are not sealed at all.. These Stone hands want to be displayed indoors only.

 

I will have a couple of Doctor who weeping Angel models on book ends and I will have a second set minus the book ends for sale as well. There is a good chance some crazy Who folks will take these off my hands quickly…

 

weeping angle barbie doll

 

I’m close to finishing off my Baby Beholder.  He will be looking for a new home as well. We shall see if the right folks come along to take him home. He has been a fun experimental build.

 

baby beholder

The Baby Beholder is mounted to the top of an acrylic rod.. it can be unscrewed from the rod if desired.

 

 

I made some morbid mini trophy mounts. I’ll have a couple of little goblin or brownie heads and I made 3 smurf heads.. these fellas use to be 3 apples tall.. now they are just one apple tall.

 

smurf trophy mounts

 

I will have a couple of caged fairies, 3 or 4 Bonsai Tree Ents, Stone Pebble Sprites and twig sprites  and of course goblin babies and pocket bobble headed creatures. I’m sure I’ll have some dragon eggs on display as well.

 

caged fairy

As always feel free to contact me with any questions or comments and  visit and like my facebook page.

 

I may have a baby intellect devourer as well… we’ll see if that little fella is finished by May.

 

 

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September Work on OOAK Fantasy Creatures.

The Start Of September and I’m still wrapping up sculpting for the ODDMALL on November 1st and 2nd…

I’m calling the OOAK Red Dragon Egg Completed. The only thing I’m still going to test is how long the toy will run before I have to stick a new battery in it. I’ll do that this weekend perhaps.

I didn’t get the green eggs finished like I wanted to .. a visit from my Niece one week and a visit from my brother a couple weeks later took some of my time away on projects. We’ll see if we can wrap those up by the middle of the month.

OOAK Bonsai Tree Ent beta build with Air Plants resting and living in its branches

The Beta Bonsai Tree Ent build is just about done. I’m going to do a little dry brush to the tea leaves that I used as mulch in the Bonsai Tree Ent Pot.

The beta Bonsai Tree Ent also has some “air plants” living in the branches. I didn’t design it for this but the air plants ended up nesting in branches well. The next build will be made with branches intended to hold them.

OOAK Bonsai Tree Ent with first coating of Apoxie Sculpt   Bonsai Tree Ent build 2 - Arms in place

I’m doing a Second Bonsai Tree Ent build with 2 part Apoxie sculpt. This material hardens in about 2 hours and can be drilled and sanded.. Since you only have about 2 hours of good work time I’m been working in small batches on it. This material is a lot more “solid” than Polymer clays like Femo or Sculpy.

The “harder” product is a plus and additionally Apoxie sculpt can be put in an oven so I can mix my media that I’m working with. Since I can do this think I may end up still using Polymer clay to sculpt the face into the tree.

Wood Sprite Ruff out.  OOAK wood Sprite ruff out.  OOAK wood sprite ruff out face zoom

The 3rd OOAK Wood Sprite is on his way to completion. I have all his material in place and he’s ready to be sculpted. The concept for this one was to have him sitting by a house plant taking care of it.

So I’ll have the sitting on a shelf and a taking care of a plant ones for sale ..and I’ll have my busyness card one just for display.

 

I finished off my little beta shelf elf  that I posted about a week or so back……and then Violet decided it didn’t need to be around any longer.

OOAK table top elf beta test   IMG_20140825_063232781_HDR

I did some shoes and shirt and pants on the little fella just before I went to bed..and woke up the next morning after my wife left to go to work and found the poor elf with his head chewed off.

OOAK Table Top Elves being ruffed out.  OOAK Table Top Elves ruffed out. OOAK table top Elves getting dressed. Boots first.

So on to making 6 more I went. You can see them ruffed out below and you can also see that I baked 3 and I’m starting to put clothing on them.. I’ll see what I can get done with these folks before mid month.

magnets installed on OOAK Fairy Dragon  OOAK Fairy Dragon clinging to arm  OOAK Fairy Dragon Resting on shoulder

Next up I glued the magnets into my “clinging” fairy dragon and did a clinging test… and the darn thing works well. I’ll be wearing it at the table.

craft fair display table  Craft / Art Fair Display table. With OOAK pocket Critter display and Sitting Wood Sprite Display.

Speaking… or um writing about the table… hear is my first test fitting of the table cloth. I put a couple of the displays on it.. I’ll take the table out of the tiny 3 season room later this month so I can take a photo of it from father away… but it will work out great. I put some PVC pipe pieces on the table legs to lift the table up to about 42 inches. This will make it much easier for people to look at my items without having to lean way over or wanting to pick them up.

So next update:

Green Eggs completed

3 shelf elfs done maybe 6

Elf in a cage with wings almost done.

Fairy dragons almost done.

Bonsai Tree Ent 2 done

Bonsai Tree Ent 1 dry brushed and done.

Finish Wood Sprite number 3

And back to the bobble heads..

 

This is what I normally have going on next to me while I’m doing some sculpting on the couch.. yes yes ..i should be at my work table.. but this makes the dogs happy…

Violet and Charlie sleeping next to me

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