Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
May 8, 2010
Image Size
1.6 MB
Resolution
900×2179
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,834 (1 today)
Favourites
105 (who?)
Comments
30
×
Phoenix Gorget by Nezumi-chuu Phoenix Gorget by Nezumi-chuu
Full View Please

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.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconangelic-artisan:
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.
Reply
:iconnezumi-chuu:
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 ^^
Reply
:iconangelic-artisan:
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!
Reply
:iconsoryaseroth:
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! :)
Reply
:iconnezumi-chuu:
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!
Reply
:iconkaylynh1:
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?
Reply
:iconnezumi-chuu:
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.
Reply
:iconangelicophelia:
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 :)
Reply
:iconsaerileth:
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. :)
Reply
:icondarkdollart:
DarkDollArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is soooo awesome:clap:
Reply
:iconnezumi-chuu:
Nezumi-chuu Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
thankyou so much!
Reply
:icondarkdollart:
DarkDollArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your welcome:hug:
Reply
:icondragoon811:
dragoon811 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great - I agree with u on teeny tiny detail work.

out of curiousity, is it lined, or did you just trim the edges at an angle? It looks a little fuzzy, and I was wondering if you had used tragacanth (oh i can never spell it) or gum arabic on it, or if you had considered painting the edges with a dark paint, the light and the red don't mesh well to me.

the tooling is amazing, especially at that size. I look forward to seeing the pauldron as well, but it's a fantabulous gorget!! Excellent work XD
Reply
:iconnezumi-chuu:
Nezumi-chuu Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Thanks ^^

It's lined with a soft brown leather [which is what you see sticking out from the red parts] <-in person, the two match up color wise better than it does in pics, I had to lighten the pics a bit to get the detail showing since the red is a few shades deeper than shown.

I didn't use the gum/traga?- I don't on anything I do. The gorget is dyed inside and out, plus edged, with the soft leather to line so it won't stain the doll itself. Everything save the soft leather is sealed with satin finisher.

Hopefully I'll be able to get to the matching pauldron soon, I had alot of fun making this one, I just need time for others xD
Reply
:icondragoon811:
dragoon811 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you might consider using the gum/tragacanth (w/e) on the edges - it will help to smooth them. I haven't really lined any of my work and have not had an issue with it.

I can definitely understand lighting lol some dyes just do not photograph well. ~_~.

You could also try a spray sealer for your pieces - I've noticed that I have better luck with them not bleeding than with the liquid variety.

Can't wait to see the pauldron, for sure!!!!!

Now I have to go browse your gallery mwa ha ha haaaa
Reply
:iconh10134g:
h10134g Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
O.O! Love the colour!
Reply
:iconnezumi-chuu:
Nezumi-chuu Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Thankyou ^^
Reply
:iconsyrinxfox:
syrinxfox Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
I love the detail so much. I'm always amazed at what you can do with an awl and the end of a paintbrush.
Reply
:iconkaine69:
Kaine69 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
your craftyness never seems to fail! you are awsome :)
Keep up the great work, hopefully one day i can get a commish- one day :)
Iv got my eye dead set on the chalco from soom :O
Reply
:iconsheilagold:
Sheilagold Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing! :love:
Reply
:iconsira123:
Sira123 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I am so in love with your doll!!!! and this piece is just stunning SO BEAUTY!
Reply
:iconstormybabe:
StormyBabe Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Oh, that's gorgeous! I wish you had gotten some back shots. I'm curious as to how it looks when it's fastened.
Reply
:iconyenna-photo:
yenna-photo Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so amazing. I'd die at a pauldron in this style. I will someday need some leatherwork from you for in SG girl size, I just know it. =u=
Reply
:iconslipperyphotography:
SlipperyPhotography Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Wow, that is epically amazing. I love your leather work and the patience you must have to put in suck beautiful detail. Fantastic job ^.^
Reply
:iconevphaedrielle:
evphaedrielle Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Seriously gorgeous and the detail is amazing. ^___^
Reply
:iconm-0h:
m-0h Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Oh my god. All your stuff is so gorgeous.
I don't even own a doll and I want that. >x< It's that amazing.
Reply
:iconkawaiimon:
kawaiimon Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I told you I was keeping my eyes peeled! XD
I will try and spam it lots! :D
Reply
:iconnezumi-chuu:
Nezumi-chuu Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
>.< I'm so happy you got it and I can't wait to see it on... whoever eds up wearing it xD
Reply
:iconkawaiimon:
kawaiimon Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think Liulfir will be wearing it. X3
Reply
:iconnezumi-chuu:
Nezumi-chuu Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
sweeeet =3
Reply
Add a Comment: