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October 21, 2011
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Phoenix by sheorun Phoenix by sheorun
size: 14cm from top to toe

This is one of my favourite pieces. But it's also the one that took me by far the longest time to get the right materials. It was so hard to get the colours I imagined. Believe me or not, I have searched three years to get those great beads: high-quality japanese delica beads. I have not worked with them before, but they instantly convinced me. The quality of these beads is simply outstanding. So, to all the beaders out there: Try them out, they are worth their money!

The colour concept of the bird is fully done by me, I only used some guidelines for the body itself. I tried to make it look like a flame, as a phoenix always goes up in flames before it is reborn from the ashes. The branch it is sitting on is also done by me without guidlines.

Woa :wow: my first DD! Never would have thought of that!! So many many thanks to =Soulia for suggesting and `UnicornReality for featuring!! :huggle:

Guidelines out of: Torsten Becker, Fantasy-Perlentiere (Motive aus Mythologie und Fantasy), Frechverlag

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Given 2012-02-22
Phoenix by ~arctic-predator the colours are so well matched, beautiful. ( Suggested by Queen-Soulia and Featured by UnicornReality )
I have that phoenix from that book, differently coloured too.
So this piece doesn't really overly impress me
in matters of originality and technique.
I'm quite sorry, to be so stern over it.

The way you present it makes this piece, though.
With the dark background and the beads you chose for the body,
the phoenix shines and looks absolutely fantastic.
And the various angles show all the beauty of this piece.

In terms of presentation and as it's accurately done,
I don't see anything to be improved there.
But like I said before, it would be much more impressive,
if you designed an own concept for the body.
What do you think?
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hedwiglovesquidditch Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
so ya seen it before you disapprove of their creativity? They were still able to make it!! crazy. i can't imagine the time and patience to do art like this very cool! 
sheorun Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :3
SpyerSecol Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I finished making a proper display for my wife's phoenix. Check it out!
sheorun Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
It looks great! :)
SpyerSecol Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made one of these for my wife. Now I need to mount it for display, I am thinking of "borrowing" your branch idea. ;)
sheorun Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Sure :) Send me a link when you're done ;)
SpyerSecol Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Check out my Phoenix in a tree! 

sheorun Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice! Clap
Xapyko Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
sheorun Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :D
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