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I wanted to go for simplistic. I'll bet my idea of "simplistic" is very different from anyone else's. Zarina has 17 Swarovski crystals on her body, and another 8 on her fully removable (but why would you want to?) necklace.
The name's Eyuss. His handler calls him Yussie. The locals call him... a lot of things I can't repeat here. It's not that he's mean, and he's certainly not one to nip at fingers, but he is a bit... er... flashy. A lot flashy. Yussie is a serious show-off. So of course he's perfect in his profession as a parade bird. Chest puffed up, feathers out, crest up and decked out in his parade gear, Eyuss knows how to work it. And will show you. At. Every. Opportunity. But not so deep down, he is a sweetheart and fiercely loyal.
So this would be a rather wild attempt at another style of crocheted chocobo. I don't necessarily have plans to make a line of these in particular, preferring to wander back to Onyx's style... but I wouldn't refuse someone who wanted me to make more. After all, this guy turned out wonderfully. Body composed of yarn and polyfill, feet are wire base wrapped with yarn so he is a bit poseable if care is taken. The bottom of his feet are coated in a thin layer of hot glue which acts as a no-skid surface so he actually, you know, remains standing.
Oh sure it may not look much like camouflage now, but when Zaida sneaks out after a rainstorm and everything is brilliant, vibrant green, she's barely noticeable. Winter is really "not her thing", but that's what the joy of hibernation is for. She prefers sweet tea with lemon and tea biscuits whenever possible, but fresh fruit is always welcome.
Made on commission as a birthday gift. Due to mail error and the fact that schedules just kept getting changed, she arrived at her destination very late indeed--but she arrived. She is currently being very well taken care of, and that is the truly important thing. Ironically enough, "zaida" means "fortunate one" in Arabic. I sure can pick 'em.
Certainly another experimental piece. And utterly, completely impossible to get a decent picture of. Or even several decent pictures of. But I've already improved with a bit more to go.
Umi is an aquatic dragon, living beneath landscapes of ice. Not needing much in terms of defense, her body is designed more for swimming and digging beneath sand and mud.
Not exactly one to pull back and hide in a crowd, Trema's intentions are generally centered around having fun. Life is but a dream, experience the joy, don't let the bastards grind you down, a little bit of color and shiny is all you need. And the occasional sweet treat.
Another something a little bit different. I guess you could call it "freestyle" but then I don't know what I don't do that couldn't be considered "freestyle", so anyway. ...His tail reminds me of the Hylian Shield.
(Sold)Date: 29 November 2011
Tivona's just a young thing, barely old enough to fly, but she's desperately curious about the world. You can see where "jewel dragons" get their name from: those bright, rich colors and the sparkle of what could only be treasure. If you are so lucky as to discover a jewel dragon, don't make the same mistakes our ancestors did, those mistakes that drove the dragons away in the first place; don't cage them, don't treat them as a spectacle. Give them plenty of care and plenty of space and a little dark space to hide every so often. They are so delighted to catch the eye and wonder of humans, but every once in a while they really do just like to nap.
Why must so much beauty come with so much pain? Ah, because I just had to push myself to see if I could do this. And I did. And it hurts. Anyway, Tivona was clearly worth the countless wire scratches/stabs, aching hands, sore wrists, sore neck and a few curses as colorful as she is. The result is pretty spectacular for a test run. Me and my "learning experiences", I swear. Her wings are a synthetic silk-like material that's sheer when held up to the light, glistening deep green on one side and black on the other. It was irresistible with beads that mostly have blue and purple hues, with only occasional greens. Her eyes are tiny Swarovski crystals (naturally), and she's actually remarkably poseable--though caution would be advised as she is also incredibly delicate and would eventually break with too much movement. Think "jewelry with toy properties" rather than "toy with jewelry properties".
(Sold)Date: 29 November 2011
No one ever accused him of settling for a little flair. Nope, not an ounce of desire to remain hidden away. There is nothing but bright, vibrant flash and a sweet tooth that could not be described in human tongue. Though he is kind enough to ask if he might have some, first. And if you seem reluctant, only then will he mesmerize with that tail of his.
I definitely wanted something a bit different and dramatic. And I also wanted a tail that didn't look so organized and was more "free form" and "open". Well... I succeeded enough to be happy with him.
(For Sale)Date: 29 November 2011
Blue is excellent, of course. But a nice fiery red with orange, yellow and gold was quite needed. I tried a few slightly different techniques on Teine, and she turned out surprisingly well (just don't tell her I said that). Granted I'm not sure if I will re-use some of the techniques, but she's just as lovely, stable and flexible as the others. And so very, very bright.
I sort of accidentally made the catch look a little old and rusted, too. I was going to correct this... then I decided that I kinda liked it. Sorry guys, guess you're stuck with it.
(Sold)Date: 29 November 2011