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Monday, December 12, 2016

Have a Holly Jolly Myxie! :D

Today I'm going to tell you about my 4th annual Christmas Myxie(mystic pixie) Ornament, I just do one of these pieces a year but I really enjoy working on them.
In this Blog I will walk you though my process of my latest Christmas Myxie Ornament, Holly berry. 

I usually start off by forming a wire frame, sort of like a skeleton for a sculpture. Then I start sculpting the torso from the shoulders to the knees around the wire. As soon as I have it the way I want, I bake that part. I have to know what position I want my piece in ahead of time because once I bake that section, I can't change it. 
Then I sculpt the legs from the knee down, feet and arms to the elbow, these are then added to the baked torso. 

 I usually sculpt the head and face next. After that is baked, I attached the head to the wire frame. The last part to be sculpted is the neck, forearms and hands.
Here's a fun collage I put together to show my hand sculpting process.
 My Myxies have 4 fingers on each hand. :)
Now my piece is completely sculpted, time to paint the details to my Holly Myxie. 
 And paint her shoes and add her under garments

Lets give this little one some clothes.
 I hand sew each tiny garment. Hand crafting her sweet little gloves and stockings, making a perfect addition to her outfit. Ribbon trim and jingle bells add a nice touch to her skirt. 
After making her a nice top to match her bottom, I give this bald little darling some hair. 
I had initially planned to make this Myxie a blond but she decided she wanted to be a redhead. I can't argue with a Myxie that knows what she wants :)  
Now she is ready for her holly wings, I specially handcraft them for her. ALL DONE! The 4th annual Christmas Myxie ornament is complete and looking festive.



 This beautiful piece sold right away, these pieces never go very long before finding a nice new home, but don't worry, I make one each year. Just follow my Facebook page and Instagram to get updates and progress photos as I make new pieces.
Check out my Etsy store for my available sculptures.

Thanks for reading! And Happy Holidays!
~Caralyn