It has been quite a while since I’ve started this fairy, but last week I finished the last thingies, so here are the step by step pictures of the work in progress.

Here’s the first part of this article where I show the step by step pictures: http://www.fairy-gallery.com/new-project/

Here I’m drilling a hole in her head with my Dremel. A horific scene, but you’ll see, it will all be ok and in a second you’ll get why I’m doing this… 🙂

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Some metal wire goes into the hole, and a layer of clay is added. This will be the base for her hairstyle…


The hair is glued on the base…

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Another step further, the hair is glued and finished with a ribbon…


The crown on her head is sculpted and her face is painted. I made a video on how I paint the face, but my camera broke and the sound is gone. So, that will be for another time… 😉


The first version of the “skirt”. I didn’t like it, so I changed it. Things don’t always work out the way you want…

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Eight Swarovski drops like this have been used in this sculpture.


And ten moonstones, my favourite semi precious stones. They have a beautiful blue glow. The tiny rhinestones are Swarovski stones, fifteen of these stones have been used in total. And now you immediately understand why she’s called “Treasure”.

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Ta daa… Here she is…

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Detail of the wings


Detail of the front

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Greetings and see you next time <3


Kathleen xx




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6 comments on “Treasure”

  1. Olá tudo bem?
    Ficou muito linda.

  2. Amazing……. Congrats. Maravilhosa peça. Parabéns!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for showing all the steps. I have a million questions as always… like how did you make all those wonderful designs on the base and her skirt. Just brilliant!! <3 Ev

  4. Hi Ev,

    Thank you so much! The design on the base and skirt are improvised. I just curl the clay strings up and attach them as I go along. Here’s the previous where I show the pictures of these steps: http://www.fairy-gallery.com/new-project/

    Kathleen xx

  5. Hi Rosana,
    I’m doing fine, how are you? Nice to hear you like her!

    Kathleen xx

  6. Hi Cristina,
    thank you so much!!

    Kathleen xx