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The Satyr in Summer - 1 by sphinxmuse The Satyr in Summer - 1 by sphinxmuse
If you would like to view more of my jewelry, please visit my other DA account specifically dedicated to my jewelry-making endeavors: !

This is my very first custom, commissioned piece of jewelry. It was created as a truly unique anniversary gift. The individual for whom it was created has an affinity for satyrs, and so she requested that I create a Faery Mask of a female satyr. We discussed color schemes, and decided on a palette primarily of yellow-greens and olive-greens with some pale yellows and dark reds as accent colors. After her approval of some preliminary sketches, I began to sculpt the mask itself. This mask in particular proved to be much more challenging than previous ones. There are actually wire armatures within the horns and both of the ears to lend additional support to those portions.

measurements adjustable necklace is approximately 17.5"-19.5" in length with handmade clasp the mask itself, not including the beaded adornments, is approximately 2" wide by 1.25" in length at its greatest points

materials hand-sculpted and hand-painted polymer clay Faery Mask pendant; freshwater pearls; genuine garnet beads; swarovski crystal beads; glass beads; ribbon; copper wire; copper leaf charms

More of my jewelry can be seen at Phee Adornments.
Photograph was taken by the wonderful Andrew Romano (~mybluestar) and is used with permission.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-08-12
The Satyr in Summer - 1 by *sphinxmuse is a gorgeous modern interpretation of ancient mythology. Check out this beautiful jeweled sculpt! ( Suggested by Twitching and Featured by ohnojaylo )
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waywardnonnie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
I feel remarkably stupid.

I just spent an hour searching for this series of jewelry masks, and I thought at the beginning, "Huh, reminds me of sphinxmuse's art." Stupid little me didn't even think to check your gallery since I didn't recall that you did sculpture, so I looked through a bunch of sculpture and artisan crafts galleries, gradually feeling more upset. And then finally, I came across this. And clicked it. And wanted to slap myself.

Anyways, I was wondering if I could use your series of masks as inspiration in a painting. ;) If not, that's fine of course. Either way, these are so insanely gorgeous.
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009   Traditional Artist
It's okay, I definitely have my own share of stupid moments :D
I actually have most of my masks at my other account: :iconphee-adornments:

I certainly don't mind if my masks inspire you to create a painting. I hope I'll get to see it when you're done!
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waywardnonnie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
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Still needs a lot of work, but that's what I have so far. ;3

Thank you!
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
I got to look sat it briefly before it was removed. I hope you intend to finish it.
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waywardnonnie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Oh, I definitely plan to finish it. ;p
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kofeinaa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008   Artisan Crafter
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature :thanks: I have more of my jewelry at :iconphee-adornments:.
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ladydragonsbard Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
It is gorgeous:)
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
:wave: Hi There!
I have featured your work in my recent feature of jewelry - you can view my features at this link:

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I apologize for the cut-and-paste message - all a part of time management ;) If you'd rather not be featured in this manner please let me know :)
cheers (and keep up the great work!)
Sandi ox
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aka `oibyrd
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Please note that I have a separate account completely dedicated to my jewelry and craft endeavor: :iconphee-adornments:
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cait-rose Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
*jaw drops*
oh.
wow.
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Under-Kaid Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008   Writer
Ugh! So beautiful! I wish I could own it. ;;

Gorgeous rendition of ancient mythos. <3
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lillacmess Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG this is so beautiful! I just love it!
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ladydel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
This is lovely! Vaguely Shakespearean.
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Dream-of-Angels Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
Beautiful!! You have such creativity! I want to make one! You do not mind, right?
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007   Traditional Artist
I think it's great if you are inspired by this piece and make something of your own design, but this particular design/piece is copyrighted (as are all of my pieces) and I would not be pleased if you copied it outright.
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Dream-of-Angels Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
My apologies! To be honest, I would never copy anyone's work. That is pleigerism! Actually everything I make is of my design and my design only. I am sorry if I sounded like that. It wasn't quite what I meant.
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jussta Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hello there :wave:
Your art was featured in new Fridaylicious article: [link] :)
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature :)
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!! :heart:
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InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
omg that it just amazing I love it! And the detail!
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TheNecco Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Student General Artist
i'm speachless! this is gorgeous!
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toshirodragon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
OOOO I'm in love!!! That's gorgeous!!!
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nichalia Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
This is absolutely stunning!!! You are amazing.
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miriallen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
This is beautiful!
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aglaranna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007   Interface Designer
very unique! love it!
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ElvinMoon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
A truly great piece here! Love it:love:
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Future-Art-Magazine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
You have been nominated towards the 'FAM Master's Award 2006' Event
- artisan crafts category at
*Future-Art-Magazine

Feel free to watch if you want to follow the progress

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:bulletred: News Article on the event: [link] :bulletred:

Founder/Admin
:pointr: *mizzdraconia
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
I'm in very good company too; there is a lot of georgeous work included in your event!
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Future-Art-Magazine Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
very welcome :hug:
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cwicseolfor Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I've seen your paintings before, and as with everything else, this is lovely. The use of masks in your work is absolutely enchanting. Here, it's the delicacy of the sculpt and coloring that caught me, and the season comes across wonderfully. The concept of these pendants is fantastic and I hope you continue to design them; I'll be watching for more.
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CheshaCat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
very beautiful! :)
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ArlanInsanity Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
Just a stunning piece of jewelry and something that truly deserves the DD. Congradulations! =)
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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el3sl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
:wow: this is luv lee
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glee72 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
Exceptionally beautiful - love the all the detail. And congrats on the DD!
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nebu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
My kind of jewelry! Absolutely stunning work! :+fav:
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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ClaireJones Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on the DD. This is stunning. :aww:
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EarthboundSatyr Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
It's awesome, and it made a DD?!?! This just adds to the anxiety i'm having over getting this ass soon as possible. :D
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006   Traditional Artist
I'm thrilled myself :) I'm still not sure though with the new layout where they list the DDs! I was looking for them on the main pages and couldn't find any links to them. I thought perhaps they weren't awarding them anymore.
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EarthboundSatyr Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
They're at the bottom of the main page, I think; there sould be a listing that says "Daily Deviations". :)
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006   Traditional Artist
Okie dokie :) I though I looked there, but I'll be sure to check again!
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Myana Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's absolutely gorgeous. Congrats to the DD!! :hug:
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Ttethys Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
It's beautiful!!
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LissaMonster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an example of superb workmanship! And it's gorgeous, too! :clap:
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inchworm Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
Wow, congrats on the DD, well-deserved, go artisan crafts! :D
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
NICE CONGRATS ON YOUR DD
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thank you muchly :)
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