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May 8, 2010
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Phoenix Gorget by Nezumi-chuu Phoenix Gorget by Nezumi-chuu
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Soooo, I was coming to make a listing here but uh, it's sold already [>.< <3 =kawaiimon] so I'll just show it up because I'm rather happy with how it turned out D:

I've been calling it a phoenix gorget but really, I meant it to be a peacock -haha.

Hand tooled leather [with ye olde trusty awl and the back of a paint brush] -original design done freehand, then dyed in red and deep, chocolate brown.

I'd originally planned to make a pauldron with this design, but the style I'd planned for it didn't work with the way I was drawing the bird so I went for a gorget instead. I still plan to make that pauldron, I'll just have to come up with a different design because I don't want to repeat this again on such a small scale [the tail feathers - omg x__x]

As you can see in the shots above where I'm holding it, it's small - 2.5 inches across maybe? 3.5 at most, and only 1.5-2 or so high. The metal ends have 2 adjustable chains with dangly tear drops that jingle every time it moves [sounds so pretty and it was completely unintentional -lol]

I had a hard time giving this one up, but I'm really happy with where it's going. I expect lots of pics ;3;

Also, single, detail shots can be found ->[HERE] on my Flickr.


Modeled on Bal'thial, my Soom MD Amber boy.
Aesthetics, clothing, jewelry, leather tooling, designs all done by me.
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wooow. I saw this on your Etsy shop and came back here to take a closer look on your DA gallery!  I'm a leather mask maker and I am in awe of how you managed to get so much detail into the tooling of this TINY TINY gorget with an awl and the back of a paint brush. :jawdrop:  It's difficult enough as it is to keep details crisp on the larger stuff.  Insane!  This is a gorgeous piece.  I love the color and the design.  The metal is just a perfect accent with its shine.
Nezumi-chuu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Wow, thank you so much for the compliments on this, you have no idea how much I appreciate them ^^
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're definitely inspiration to challenge myself by trying my designs on something reaally teeeny just because it looks like oodles of tedious fun!
soryaseroth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Where did you get your doll. I'm looking for one with Elf ears. Any suggestions?

Nice work by the way! :)
Nezumi-chuu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
This one is from Soom. Look at my dorru FAQ [in sig] for more info and links on companies [because there are so many now xD]

And thankyou!
kaylynh1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
may i ask what you use to make it stay in that shape and be so shiny and have a lacquered look?
Nezumi-chuu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
It's tooling leather, so the shape stays by whatever it is they use to cure it. After dying it, I seal it with an acrylic leather sealer, which gives it the shiny look.
AngelicOphelia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
This is absolutely amazing work! I'm sad that you don't have more, I'd have to get my hands on one. Hope to see more of your excellent handiwork :)
Saerileth Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing... and so tiny! You should do something like this full scale - I'd wear it every day.

Just out of curiousity - what's that little statue who's wearing it? He's really cute. :)
DarkDollArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is soooo awesome:clap:
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