Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Button Fairy / Rainbowshimmer

Here is my button fairy. She needs a name if I keep her, any ideas?

Her head is made from polymer clay. I never did this before to clay so I am happy with the results, I know she isn't as beautiful as Sherrie Goshons but I tried.

The buttons are old, old, old from my mother in law.

The hair is some trim I bought that looks like boa, acts like boa but it is on a ribbon, then I added pretty flowers and rhinestones.

The wings are wire and knee hi that were dyed with posh impressions ink, sprayed with krylon and glitter glued with hologram gallery glass paint.

Please leave a comment and let me know you were here, and be honest in your comments please. You never know I may get a generous streak.


JeanM said...

I think she is adorable. The only name that came to me was Glenda. However did you paint the face?

Sondra said...

Moonwillow, She is stunning. I particularly like the wings. Well done.

Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

She is just gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job, I'm very impressed with her face and I just LOVE her wings, awesome!! She looks like a free spirit fairy

altered melissa said...

oh my gosh shel I love her!! I was checking out cindys button fairies and keep going back to it. they are awesome. I used the fairy name generator and hot this:
Your fairy is called Columbine Rainbowshimmer
She is a fortune bringer.
She lives in mushroom fields and quiet meadows.
She is only seen when the first flowers begin to blossom.
She wears lilac and purple like columbine flowers. She has multicoloured wings like a butterfly.

hows that for a name


Karen said...

I think your button fairy is adorable! She has a lot of personality! I think a simple name like Hannah or Katy might be appropriate. They don't sound very fairy-ish, but then, I don't know many fairies. I think I need to work on that. Samm

Eastjewels said...

She is wonderful...I love everything about her, from her buttons to her boa hair to her beautiful glittery wings...you go girl...I think her name is Ella Maria.

Linda (Okla)

Laura said...

This is lovely! The face is great and the wings are beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

oh shes so pretty.you have inspired me to want to try and make one....Humm... a good name for her would be Rosebudinnh. LOL

Nancy said...

You should be proud of this! She is wonderful. Especially like her face.
No idea for a name...I have trouble with this too.


Stephanie Pettengell said...

Moon Willow she is beautiful, you are such an accomplished artist.


Who would have thought...I collect buttons and Im enthralled by yours she really is divine...hmmm a name. Im thinking. Funky firefly. She reminds me with her colours and shape of the beautiful fire flies and she is very funky. More please total eye candy smiles Michelle

One Creative Queen said...

Awesome job! I'm loving her! I also love your blog in general - you've got a great creative spirit. As soon as I saw her I thought of "Phylda" - don't ask me why. It was like hearing Phyllis and a sort-of sing-songy da-dee-da-daaa. Boy - I must need to sleep. My brain is running all over itself. Whatever you name her, she's beautiful - be proud of yourself! (And I think RoseBudinNH really means that's where she should live. LOL) ~The Queen

Peggy Alborn said...

Moonwillow, I love her. She is charming! What a beautiful, comtemplative face she has. She almost looks as though she is waiting for something, like you were waiting for your mom to come home from work.....I think she could have "willow" in her name, like you do. Windwillow, Dreamwillow. Or maybe her name should be Patience. Hugs to you!

Sonja said...

I totally love her, because she is a grown-up fairy! She is not that cute girly kind of fairy, she's a woman! Wonderful job!

KnittingJourneyman said...

She is so beautiful--you have done some amazing work. I especially like the tail end, with the curled wire, believe it or not. Other button fairies I have seen just stopped at the buttons. Yours is quite expressive all around. Good job. :-)

Cindy In Carolina said...

I like it very much. You did a great job!

Dawn said...

I think she looks like a "Priscilla" - just my thought :-)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Funny thing - as soon as I saw her picture and before I read that you were looking for a name, I thought she looked like a 'Dulcey'. Don't ask me why, because that name has never entered my brain before that I'm aware of! Weird.
ps...I love her!

~*~ Patty said...

Oh, I like her alot, such majestic wings and her little antennae! What a fab job you did on your first clay adventure! I am feeling the button fairie urge myself soon I think!
~*~ Patty at Magpie's Nest

Kim said...

Moon , she's famous , she really is. You did an great job - I would never have known you hadn't made a million of these.
And I really like how the wings turned out , thanks for explaining how it was done!
I can't help you with a name , but I'm sure you'll have plenty to choose from lol.

Melissa said...

I think your fairy is beautiful. Very creative how you did the wings they are gorgeous! I am new to blogging but have added your blog to my fav list, hope you dont mind?! As far as her name, the look on her face looks like she is saying Faith.

Ina Ftacek said...

I already belong to your blog as my fav. in my listings...I love fairies and would love to have your lovely button fairy to go along with my book all about fairies...I would call her Vintage Buttonia...Love her colorful wings!Hope I win and thanks for your generosity! Ina

Ina Ftacek said...

I love your blog belong to some of your groups..thid would look fantastic along side my fairy book! Thanks for letting me enter to try and win hewr. I would call her Vintage Butonia if I won. Ina

cindy said...

'Sunset' because of the color of her wings and her far off look.

I love her and she is equally as beautiful as anything I have seen on the sites we've looked at the through the Artist Circle group.

'Never compare your art to others' That is my motherly advise for the day. : )


Anonymous said...

I am now the proud owner of this beautiful button fairy!! Thank you so very much Aunt Shelley :):) How did you know that I wanted one?
Love you!

Anonymous said...

This is an excellent example of a button fairy. It is gorgeous. She reminds of a hippie chick. When searching for a pic to use for my button fairy squidoo page I came across this post. check it out. http://squidoo.com/buttonfairy (not live yet) Let me know If I can link back to this post. Thanks for sharing your talent.

One Creative Queen said...

Very beautiful! I may have to attempt one now...I love everything you did. I know what "boa" ribbon you're talking about - weird stuff, isn't it? Gave you some really beautiful results! I'm glad you shared1! :)