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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
September COF Swap
Another swap completed! This month, September's swap, is hosted by me, and of course I picked Halloween for my topic (no big surprise there!). Recently I was at the Renaissance fair in our area, and while there, saw these fun "Skeleton Fairies". I almost bought one, but for the price they were asking, I couldn't really stomach it, knowing that I could make my own custom one for a fraction of the price. (that seems to be my problem a lot. I love to support other artists, but sometimes I just end up making my own version, either directly or indirectly influenced). Anyways, I wanted to make a Halloween themed fairy, so here it is. I found these great Monarch butterflies to use and gave a orange and iridescent halo along with (which is hard to see) a sparkly black "Boo!" sign in the left hand. I finished it off with a leather cord for hanging. I had a lot of fun making these and I hope the COF gals like them too!