Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I Sculpt Strange Animals

Throughout my years of sculpting with polymer clay, I've noticed a funny trend at my craft desk. I often end up creating tiny animals, especially paying attention to animals that may not typically be considered "cute". Everyone adores a nice fuzzy bear, or a kitty cat or a bunny. But a friend recently told me her favorite animal was the platypus, and I was inspired...

Platypus Love

Something I made for myself long ago and continue to incorporate into my outfit when I'm feeling silly is this little opossum pendant.

Opossum Necklace

After watching a program about the depths of the ocean one night, I decided to sculpt a little angler fish charm. The lure hanging in front of him glows in the dark!

Angler Fish

And most recently, I noticed that the cupcake thief and the cookie thief I made have become friends.

Cupcake Thief + Cookie Thief = BFF

I'm always on the lookout for fun new challenges. What's your favorite animal? What strange little critter should I attempt next?


ArtistGirl said...

Awww... I love them all, especially the cookie critters! :o)

Megan said...

Your animal sculptures are great :) and oh my gosh i love the opossum pendant!!

Just curious, would you be able to make 1 or 2 of those for me sometime? And if so how much would you charge? (i dont need the chains if that matters too).

If not that's fine, but it would be a perfect gift for myself & my cousin! hehehehe.


Pili said...

Oh my! I love those Holly! I love those, the opossum and the platypus(es) are so cute!

Maybe you could try your hand at modelling sloths and kiwis next!

Cabootique said...

Those are all so cute! I love the little fish :)

Bethany said...

Squee! They're all so cute! :D

Cindy said...

Too cute!

La Alicia said...

so much cuteness - I can barely stand it! :)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh my gosh Holly, that opossum necklace is SO cute!

I think raccoons are cute, frogs, gosh, they are all sweet in some silly way! :D

Megan said...

That opossum necklace is too adorable! My favorite animals are giraffes and alpacas. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog:)

xo, Megan

Michele Littlefield said...

I love these! You are so talented.

Robin Thomas said...

Oh that opossum hanging upside down is brilliant.

You are so precious.

Sherri said...

So far the opossum is my favorite, but I would totally buy a frog pendant necklace from you, should you be inclined to make one. *hint hint* =)

Bonnie said...

So cute! I can't believe that you do this yourself. They look great!

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Emi Coco said...


I love your blog, so glad I found it. I am now following. Mind following me back?


alexkeller said...

i love them all!!!
your opossum hanging upside down is adorable! i think a little worm hanging around would make a nice friend for the fish :)
what about a cute little bat hanging upside down?

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

Love this <3

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