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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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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 )
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.
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!
waywardnonnie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009

Still needs a lot of work, but that's what I have so far. ;3

Thank you!
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.
waywardnonnie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Oh, I definitely plan to finish it. ;p
kofeinaa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008   Artisan Crafter
sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature :thanks: I have more of my jewelry at :iconphee-adornments:.
ladydragonsbard Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
It is gorgeous:)
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:


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
aka `oibyrd
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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