Archive for the 'Leatherwork' Category

Celtic triple spiral (Triskele) mask

Happy Spring!

I’ve been so busy the last few months that I’ve completely neglected my poor mask blog. Can you forgive me?

This design was inspired by the Triskele pattern found in Celtic carvings and manuscripts. My sister spent a few weeks in Ireland recently, and I wanted to create something with an Irish flair to commemorate her trip. I’m pretty pleased with how it came out.

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Day of the Dead

A Dia de los Muertos style skull mask, done as a special commission for a client. I don’t think I’ll make these a regular thing, but I might end up with a couple in my shop next fall, or do them as custom orders once in a while.

The Dark King

Experimenting with a spookier look, I tried to make this one have a kind of delicate, creepy appearance, while keeping it durable for repeated wear.

It’s really black in person, I swear. Stupid gloss finish.

Black Cat Mask

What it says on the tin:

The glossy leather sealant looks really good in person, but I’ve yet to find a way to photograph it well.

Floral Masquerade Masks- Roses and Morning Glories

A couple of new twists on earlier designs– one with roses, and one with morning glories. It’s fun arranging the flowers on the masks so that it’s most flattering to the wearer’s face.

Alternate Color Kitsune Masks

Had another go at the kyogen-style Japanese fox mask. These color schemes aren’t at all traditional, but I thought they were pretty striking, anyway!

Butterflies and Faeries and Pixies, oh my!

Took a first run at some butterfly-like designs. The mid-sized one may go through a few stages of evolution, but I was pleased with these to start. I like the way they work with just about any color scheme.

Small, butterfly-like masks in shimmery colors

I call these masks "Pixies," since they've got a kind of playful, whimsical feel.

Butterfly leather mask in teal

A butterfly in shades of shimmery teal and peacock, with elegant gold eyelashes and highlights, and curling antenna. Perfect for a mysterious fairy, or courtly lady.

 

Butterfly Leather mask

This mask is very large and impressive, but the many cut-outs that form the pattern on the wings keeps it lightweight.


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