This is a listing for a custom bust of whomever you like. It could be someone famous, like the examples pictured here, or it could be a member of your family. It could be an alternative to a photo or a painting, or it could be a humorous gift. You could commission a portrait of your husband in a StarTrek uniform - the sky is the limit really!
It will be about 12cm tall, and will be needle felted in wool. Needle felting involves stabbing unspun wool with a barbed needle until it is tightly felted. Hair is usually curly locks or combed wool tops. Glasses are made by me out of wire. Clothes are also needle felted in wool. I naturally err towards a fairly true to life representation of the subject, I can't help it. But if there are features you'd like accentuated (or possibly not accentuated!) discuss it with me. Your wish is my command!
You can browse my Flickr photos to see more of my work http://www.flickr.com/photos/amyandpia/sets/
I will need lots of photos from different angles - or even videos, if you're technologically minded! The sculpture will take approximately two weeks to a month to complete, although it may well be faster. If I need to order wool, the time will probably be prolonged, but I will keep you informed at all stages! When I have finished the sculpture I will send you lots of photos, for you to make sure it is absolutely perfect. When it is, the bust will be posted to you by registered mail.
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and please be aware that it is not unusual for postage times to be four weeks or more, especially to the US or other destinations outside Europe. So if you wish to buy a sculpture as a gift please allow plenty of time!