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Labradorite Gryphon Wings - Leather Mask by windfalcon Labradorite Gryphon Wings - Leather Mask by windfalcon
A few weeks ago I went up to Herkimer, NY to do some Herkimer diamond mining. Herkimer 'diamonds' are really super clear quartz crystals, and the mine had a shop where they had all sorts of beautiful stones. Of course I found a jar full of lovely Labradorite cabochons and had to go home with one, and designed this mask around the stone itself. It's hard to photograph well but this stone has a LOT of flash.

I haven't really had time to work on any new mask designs, and I'm very happy with how this mask came out!  This particular mask is headed to the Anthrocon art show, but if you're interested in one of your own, let me know. I have a few Labradorite cabochons on hand and could certainly make another. :)

Hand-carved and shaped 7-oz leather, painted with acrylics, with a Labradorite cabochon.
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Given 2017-07-23
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tetravariations Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should be very happy with how the mask came out. It's lovely!
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sofisparrow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
SO GORGEOUS
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MaddiesCreations Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang ITS beautiful
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Zaerel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
It
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Bluesoulstudios Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing mask : ) !!
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rheyankaj Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
 I'm very happy with how this mask came out! :) (Smile) 
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newhawk Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow!!!!!!
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isabelledeliro Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
*_*
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Mummakaz-xx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
These are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing x
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TheTale-Of-Rabiah Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Looks like its in a painting Wow! 
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Biotoxiin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Amazing work!
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hazeldazel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
nice colors
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Firestone36054 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love this as an actual mask like it would be so majestic
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work!..
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Senior-Sauras Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I love the design, the colors go beautifully with it too!

There's nothing about this I don't love.

Even the name! Sounds like the rarest of metals which only the most skilled labrador retrievers can forge. 

Ignore the last part it was a crummy pun, otherwise, I really love this^^
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terralux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
It is absolutely well done and shows your amazing skills of creating a unique mask. Moreover you did a gorgeous work on the painting, especially the blue accents are nice done and the labradorite fits pretty well in it.
Fantastic Mask! :D
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work! :judge: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is such a gorgeous mask! Talk about wearable art! Congrats on the DD!
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Super amazing art and crafting!!!

Kitty Dance 
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peach-pop Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
Congrats on the DD!
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MollyTabby Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. 
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EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations on DD!
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Italia-Ruotolo-Art Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Masterpiece !
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EirewolfCreations Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017
Love 
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CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I like the copper with the green!
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MPFitzpatrick Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
This one is just EPIC!
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Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
such a elegance!
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mackenziekincaid Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, it's beautiful! Love your shape and color choices, and that labradorite cab has amazing flash even in a still photo. :D
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Ankelwar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
Very nice design and colors! Beautiful mask! :love:
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lakerose Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017
This is amazing!! Ugh I want it so bad but I have literally no character for it right now
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SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This might be your best one yet! It's incredible.
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Donderbus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mostly add just art to my favorites but this is really something.
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AeneanX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Your masks are beautiful and so majestic i just love them :D
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really neat, I love the colors. Great job with the wings too, they came out absolutely beautiful! It almost looks like a butterfly on the middle, which I think is pretty cool too.
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LordCobra117 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017
Cool
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
very beautiful
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Ryua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Labradorite is so pretty. I love the lines in that stone, so much unusual texture. And the blues you've used match it perfectly. Well done.
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Dromrage Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Student General Artist
such a great looking mask
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mantiswind Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
Hi there, I was wondering how much you are asking for these? I am always looking for unique masks.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
A mask like this, with Labradorite, is $200 plus shipping. :)
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mantiswind Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017
Thank you for the quick response, do you sell them on your Etsy store?  I will have to look at what all you have, I noticed a couple of other awesome pieces in your gallery as well.  
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Most of my masks are made to order, so I rarely have them in my shop, but I do take custom orders for them through Etsy. If you had any questions about other pieces I'll be happy to answer them. :)
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Almonihah Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
Such a beautiful color combination. :)
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
Gorgeous work, Brenda.
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
you have reached cosmic heights with this my friend, absolutely cosmic.
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a-reader Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
Oh my god. Usually, I'm not really interested about masks, but... I want this. I just want this.
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