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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 2/27/17 Wish List #7 the tail of two mermaids.
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Wendy Cevola 2/27/17 Wish List #7 the tail of two mermaids.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 7 days ago; 07:45 am   Permalink

Wish List #7 the first Mermaid out of the mold for lunavideogames.

Out of the mold there's the excess bottom clay and mold lines to remove.


I also trim the bottom edge.


From the third mold I have the tail pieces to remove.


It's a tight fit but with clay it will work.


Next the end of the tail needs to be attached.


First I defined the tail from the base she is sitting on.


I curled and attached the tail in a way to protect it when the mug is in use.


All done and posing. Note: a space has been left between the neck and the braid so that a chain around the neck can be placed.


The bun has been made to look like Leia from Star Wars.









Next the two pieces will be attached. Happy Holiday, Wendy




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danlovestikis
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Posted: 6 days ago; 07:14 am   Permalink

Wish List #7 maybe these are the last photos of lunavideogames Tiki The Hut mug for his home bar. It is very possible that it isn't what he envisioned at all and this is the only one I will be making. It is going to be ultra large and heavy. More a decorative piece than a drinking vessel. Well a weightlifter wouldn't have a problem.

I made the mermaid the size that I could do many future projects with and I bet lunavideogames was thinking of a much smaller girl.

So here are the last steps to fine tuning this mug.


It's now the time to connect the mermaid to the mug. I did it first at the bench she is sitting on.


Here is how the attachment looks at the back.


lunavideogames wants a chair through the hand and around the girls neck so I built out the hand and made it go out far enough that it attached to the mermaids shoulder. This will give some strength to the attachments.



For every crawl mug and this mug too I completely re-carved every line to make them deeper. I wanted this mug to be very special so I did the extra work. It took me 1.5 hours per mug to re-carve the detail.






All done with sculpting. Unless luanvideogames says there is something else needed I will start to slowly dry the mug.





















There could be more steps once I hear back. Wendy


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 6 days ago; 07:50 am   Permalink

Wow
Stunning Wendy
She came out great
And together, bammmmmm, they are awesome
Did I say wow?
WOW


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 3 days ago; 06:58 am   Permalink

hang10tiki thank you very much.
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Catch up time. We made a few trips out of town for thrifting and antiqueing. We had some good luck. These are our secret hunting grounds.

I use Couroc trays every day with my ceramic art. They stack together really well for storage. On each one is an artists design inset into the hard plastic.
They are collectable too so it's exciting to find one that is inexpensive. This one was $3.


We found many areas for Dan to search for records.


He brought home this many with none costing more than a dollar. He will clean and play every one making CD's of his favorite songs. He does this every day.
















Until next time. Cheers, Wendy




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hang10tiki
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Posted: 3 days ago; 3:22 pm   Permalink

Score.....

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 08:04 am   Permalink


hang10tiki you do most of the scoring but here's another day of tiki hunting that was successful.

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But first here's a project that I have now added to my ceramics hobby. When my sponge sticks wear out I save the sticks.
When I have a bunch I cut off the shredded sponge and add a new one that I cut up from one large sponge. Some
hobby glue to keep it in place and they are good to use again. These are what I use to scrub the inside of the mugs after
bisque firing.



Back on the road to find more tikis for Dan. We found a shop with all these birds on top of their cages.


Dan got too close and one went on his back!


It was fun but it took 10 minutes to get it to return to the top of the cage.


We found this ash tray that we had never seen before. No markings so we don't know what company made it.


The wooden bottle opener was also new for Dan as was the Coco Joes with a pearl in it's mouth.


We had a successful day of tiki hunting. May you all have great luck on your hunts, Wendy





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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 7:24 pm   Permalink

U guys are on a Roll


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danlovestikis
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Posted: Today; 07:09 am   Permalink

hang10tiki no it's a parrot on Dan!

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Wish List #7 our friend Robyn part of the Sacramento Ohana loves mermaids. I've made one. She is wearing her favorite seahorse adornment in her hair.


Right out of the mold and ready to work on.


I used the photo to make the seahorse. I make so many tiny things.


Now I've put it on her head.


She wanted scales on the tail so they were carved next.


All done and posing.












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Here is one more that I've made to show one version of the mermaid with her hair down.

This one shows more of the steps to make the mermaid.




























The tail of two mermaids.



The joy of making a blank that can be altered into any style. Wendy


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