Glimmer Spirit Messenger #2 started out similarly to #1; a sketch, a head, and building a core body from 13g wire, aluminum foil, hot glue and masking tape. The face for this piece was modeled after a picture I took of myself.
Using myself as the subject helps me to better understand facial structure and movement in various facial expressions. Glimmer #2′s head was sculpted as follows:
From here the body was constructed using 13g wire folded in half, wrapped with aluminum foil and secured with hot glue.
But Glimmer #2 needed a little more support and girth to keep her upright. So I wrapped the body with some masking tape and attached the neck to the head and body.
From here, as with Glimmer #1, I add two layers. One from scrap clay and then the outer layer with colored and embellished polymer clay.
And here is Glimmer Spirit Messenger #2 all dressed and ready to join her sister.
Glimmer Spirit Messenger #2 has a bit of a military look; epaulletes on the shoulders and 9 pairs of seed beads “laced” together with thin strands of polymer clay.
Glimmer Spirit Messenger #2 also has kernels of gold clay at her base. However, she holds a special pearl in the center of the gold. This area is covered with a small piece of netting for protection.
Glimmer Spirit Messenger #2 is 10.5″ tall and 2.5″ wide at the base