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Updates on Deanna’s art and gift items – from Victorian to Rockabilly

Beach Theme Gift Ideas! Mermaid Wall Art.

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Cheeky mermaid has a fun lil smirk.
Recently I had the awesome opportunity to create a polymer clay mermaid sculpture. This commision was to be a gift for a lover of all things beach related — especially flip-flops! So how do you make that work?

Mermaids Don’t have Feet…
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Mermaid Sculpture holding the half shell presenting the flip-flops!

I incorporated flip-flops with a mermaid by illustrating the idea that the mermaid, who has no feet, might have found those flip-flops in the sand and seaweed, washed up on some rocks perhaps, and is returning them to their owner. A fanciful thing to imagine.

The way this was done was by utilizing both clay and natural items in combination. Her little teeny tiny clay fingers are covered in sand, as are the shoes. She carries the shoes and presents them to her owner on a half shell, surrounded by sand and “seaweed.”

Her seashell is removeable and she can hold other items in her hands, if desired. This opens up the opportunity to change things up once in a while!

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Sandy hands!

So, How’d Ya Make It?

Below are a few photos of the process. The entire sculpture was only eleven inches high. This was definitely time consuming, and tricky at times, but super fun to make.
My video tutorial (which isn’t really a how-to, rather, a basic rundown of the process) shows a lot of the early parts of the creation, from creating the wire armature, to making those tiny little ‘flops! Enjoy!

One of the things mentioned in the video is that, yes, I do have MS (Multiple Sclerosis.) I don’t mention it often, but here I think it may be inspiring for others with illness.

 

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Peacock Feather Jewelry Box

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Peacock Jewelry Box, Grease and Grace Etsy

Purchase Here>>>  Peacock Jewelry Box
This line of keepsake / memory / jewelry box items are a combination of skills by father daughter team Dean and Deanna. Shabby Chic style, they are either refurbished vintage, or embellished new to look antique/retro. Deanna does the painting and embellishments and box interiors. Dean and Deanna do the the pin-striping. This is one of a kind, hand painted art – no stencil! Each item is unique.

Lightweight wooden box hand painted and aged.

•Exterior hand painted with peacock feather design
•Royal blue felted interior
•Interior of lid has a round mirror and papered background
•Metallic rainbow effect on lid changes with lighting
•Gold tone latch and hinges
•Felted bottom for non-scratch

Measures:
9.5″ W
3.25″ H
6″ D

– Retro Art, Decor, & More! greaseandgrace.etsy.com -Peacock Jewelry Box, Hand PaintedPurchase Now>>> https://www.etsy.com/listing/529593549This is one of a kind, hand painted art – no stencil! Each item is unique.Lightweight wooden box hand painted and aged.•Exterior hand painted with peacock feather design•Royal blue felted interior•Interior of lid has a round mirror and papered background•Metallic rainbow effect on lid changes with lighting •Gold tone latch and hinges•Felted bottom for non-scratchMeasures: 9.5" W3.25" H6" DA medium size, intricate box for storing your most precious items, jewelry or keepsake memories! — A wonderful gift idea, this goes perfectly with our PEACOCK NECKLACE (sold separately here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/268372570/ )Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!Ships Priority in US, Everywhere else, USPS First Class Mail InternationalOrders with Multiple items we combine shipping for you post checkout (See FAQ)⤷ WELCOME! COME ON IN AND BROWSE OUR SHOP. • Vintage Handbags• Greeting Cards• Jewelry• Home Decor& Morehttps://www.etsy.com/shop/GreaseAndGrace

Posted by Grease and Grace – Retro Inspired Art on Monday, May 8, 2017

A medium size, intricate box for storing your most precious items, jewelry or keepsake memories!
— A wonderful gift idea, this goes perfectly with our PEACOCK NECKLACE (sold separately here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/268372570/ )

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!

Ships Priority in US, Everywhere else, USPS First Class Mail International
Orders with Multiple items we combine shipping for you post checkout (See FAQ)

⤷ WELCOME! COME ON IN AND BROWSE OUR SHOP.
• Vintage Handbags
• Greeting Cards
• Jewelry
• Home Decor
& More
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreaseAndGrace

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Rose Tattoo Art – Vintage Leaded Glass Jewelry Box

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A medium size, intricate trinket box for storing your most precious possessions, jewelry or keepsake memories! Makes a lovely gift for wedding, anniversary, birthday, Mother’s Day, valentine, etc.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreaseAndGrace

•Lid hand painted
•Leaded glass
•Frosted glass sides
•Mirrored interior
•The last two photos show the box with white paper inside, to see the art without the reflection. Does not come with paper.

Measures:
7″ W
2″ H
5″ D

VIntage Leaded Glass Jewelry Box, Hand Painted Rose Design Gre…

This is a vintage leaded glass box with hand-painted details. This is not a stencil or sticker decal!— A medium size, intricate trinket box for storing your most precious possessions, jewelry or keepsake memories! Makes a lovely gift for wedding, anniversary, birthday, Mother’s Day, valentine, etc.PURCHASE LINK>>>https://www.etsy.com/listing/528662739/

Posted by Grease and Grace – Retro Inspired Art on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!⤷ WELCOME! COME ON IN AND BROWSE OUR SHOP.
• Vintage Handbags
• Greeting Cards
• Jewelry
• Home Decor
& More
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreaseAndGrace

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Retro Valentine Cards!

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We have some rockin’ new Valentine greeting cards up in our shop! Be sure to check out these and all our other retro themed cards. All cards are designed in-house!
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New Christmas Ornaments!

Hand-crafted by our artist Deanna, here are some new Christmas ornaments with a vintage feel.
Retro ads are placed upon antique leaded glass.
These are beautiful enough to hang all year ’round!
Each is one-of-a-kind!

SHOP ORNAMENTS: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreaseAndGrace?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=12993645

 

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