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This is a very lovely, lightweight leather mask, in cool, iridescent blues and greens. The eye holes are a flattering shape; the overall effect is a bit catlike. Upon querying my local dragon expert, she said it strongly resembles a young water dragon... This mask will probably be a better fit for a person with finer features, rather than a broader face. It measures about 9" straight across from horn to horn at the bottom, and also about 7" from top horn point to lowest point. A double strand of elastic tie can be adjusted for your comfort, and the ends are finished with matching blue and green trade beads. This could be a mask to wear to a faire or a festival event, or the beginning of a costume that could be just as easily be faery as water creature. I really love these colors used together! Very aquamythic..!

Inspired by the relevance of ancient stories and myth in this age of digital confusion, I begin with an idea; a persona, character, or creature that intrigues me or persists in dreams.. I create my masks by hand from start to finish. After working up the idea on paper, I transfer the design to 3-4 oz vegetable tanned leather, and cut it out. Next, I water form and heat sculpt the shape dimensionally. Even similar designs take on a slightly different shape, so every mask is unique! I either airbrush or hand paint with acrylics, depending on the design, and seal it with a clear acrylic top coat for more durability and moisture resistance. However, the masks are not weatherproof and shouldn't be worn in the rain... I coat the inside of each one with a non-latex sealant that helps resist perspiration; I occasionally add felt lining at the bridge of the nose and brow for comfort. The adjustable double strand of elastic is secured by grommets set into the leather. Also, as their artist, I have signed each by hand, on the interior surface.

It's difficult to explain the energy that each of these creations requires... there is music added, love, physical strength, and a period of intense spiritual flow that defies time, during the making of each... I really hope that you enjoy their magic and respect the special nature of their being!

Blue-green leather mask, water dragon youngling, or catlike aquatic being...

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, airbrushed acrylics, elastic, beads, sealant, energy, courage, time, love
  • Only ships to United States from Illinois, United States.
  • Feedback: 51 reviews
  • Favorited by: 40 people