Diaima of the Deepwood is a new piece I have just listed on Ebay.
Diaima of the Deepwood, is the oldest of the Christmas fairies. It is her gift to bring twinkle to Christmas lights, she adds the sparkle to the newly fallen snow and the dew drops that sit on fat green leaves in the first wee hours of the morn. She captured small fallen stars way back when the universe was new. She quickly gathered the stars before they fell on to the earth and died out. Each one was carefully fastened to her fairy wand, keeping them safe they show their gratitude by sharing their light as she passes over head to shake their twinkle over the snow and water where twinkles look best.
In her wand she carries the magic of dew the precious droplets are capture in the round clear crystals of her septor. The sparkle of a million stars that glitter like diamonds, were gathered from the dark velvet skies at midnight and now crown her fairy septor. This has been her job for hundreds of years, the lines of her face have soften ,her blue eyes still see sharply, her wings still carry her over the long miles of country side with the vigor of a newly born fairy. The sweet smile on her face show how much she loves her job, bringing the joy of fresh fallen snow, the magic of twinkle and the dew drops of new life and new hope.
Diama is a paper clay and soft body sculpture. Her head was hand sculpted using paper clay, no molds were used in the making of this piece. For her body I created a wire armature, for body I used warm and natural cloth. Her fairy crown was created by using handmade bugle & seeds beads leaves and tiny ribbon roses with bead accents in the center. Tiny moss green ribbon was used for accents of color. Around her waist is a band of different satin threads, fringe loops and large sheer ribbon roses adding more magic to her clothing. Her ballet shoes are sculpted paper clay with more tiny ribbon roses and rose ribbon for her laces. More lace was used for her bloomers and the sleeves of her outfit.
Diaima's clothing is a combination of vintage lace for her wings and bodice, rose & pink tulle, loop fringe for the skirt with tiny rose and ribbon accents on the tulle. Color and texture abound on this 9" tall piece. The colors are in ivory, dusty rose soft bieges and mossy greens.
I hope you love her as much as I loved creating her. Diaima is a art piece and not intended for use as a toy. Appropriate for ages 14 and up. She comes ready to hang or could be seated.
Diaima of the Deepwood will come to you signed by the artist Seasonal Whimsies by Susan V 2009
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