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I just love those necklaces that feature a tiny terrarium scene in a small dome or glass vial. But most of the time I find myself dissatisfied with the little sculpted critters inside. They are cute to be sure, but I crave more believability and detail even in tiny polymer clay pieces. Dryads seem a perfect addition to a faux terrarium. So I stretched out my eyeballs and set to work making teensy teeny tiny dryad.
My eyes are crossing, but here she is. I could not resist adding in ludicrously tiny bracket fungus and moss.
Susan B. Anthony watches over the super small mushrooms I made. So my dryad will be a fungus herder. The other little bits I'll be adding, some plastic greenery, some semi-precious stone chips (amethyst, jasper, rose quartz, carnelian). Now comes the best part, getting dizzy from the glue fumes as I glue faux moss all over this thing!
I had to battle an attention seeking kitty, but I got all the moss on there and added the resin to the little pool at the base of her roots. I've got little bits of faux moss in my hair and glued to my arms. It's always fun to find hunks of that hours later. Now I need to glue on the plastic dome, perhaps add some epoxy details over it, and make a chain.
She is permanently a resident of her plastic dome. It's OK, she'll stay warm and properly hydrated that way. I decided that the dome looked sort of chintzy and it really didn't fit the feel of the teensy sculpt within. So I worked some woodsy motifs along the base. Now to decide on the chain!
Many of my Facebook friends suggested I use a beaded chain to accent the colors. So here is the completed piece. There will be an e-book on creating these tiny wearable worlds coming soon!
is kept in a dark basement and fed a diet of mostly green peppers.