The Empress Mask Collection

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  1. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    I am starting this thread to show off some of my works of art! I make Masquerade and Carnival masks for a hobby and I just want to share them with you!
     
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    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    This one is made with peach silk and lots of cream pearls.
    There is some peach glitter fabric and white tulle for floof
    and lots of peach silk flowers and dove feathers.

    This is no longer available...
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  3. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    This pic isn't the best, but you can get the idea!
    Teal satin with LOTS of sequins and Peacock feathers!!!
    This is a fun one to wear!
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  4. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    For whatever reason...most people like this one the best. It has white satin and about 4 yards of white tulle with gold flecks for the floof. Black chicken feathers and lots of gold trim...this one is fun to wear!
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  5. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    This one I love! It was my impression of a Wood Nymph. There are so many layers to this! The base is black satin and there is 2 yards of hunter green tulle for filler. 3 different kinds of silk leaves and lots of crystal and green rhinestones... Many of the clear rhinestones are placed to make it look like dew. I gave this to a good friend of mine for her birthday...



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  6. Ilaelin

    Ilaelin The Mother of Dragons

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    :) Wow, Empress very nice! I've always loved these types of masks. Makes you want to put them on and go to a grand ball! Beautifully done, keep up the good work!
     
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    Renzokuken You have failed this city!

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    I like them! You should be really proud of them Empress!! :D
     
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    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    Thanksh Guysh! I agree with you Ilaelin, I want to go to a ball as well...unfortunatly, around where I live, it just does not happen. So...I just pretend in my mind! :)

    Renz...I am VERY proud of them...I don't know of anyone else that makes them quite the way I do...every one is unique and one of a kind!

    I will have more eventually, I still have to show off my Blue Ribbon Winner! Also some that I am doing for charity benefits. I hope you really enjoy these! :D
     
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    Renzokuken You have failed this city!

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    w00t!!! Bring on the Blue Ribbon winner!! :D lol
     
  10. doleniel

    doleniel Elven High Priestess

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    Very nice, I'm excited to see more. You could probably make a substantial amount of money selling these. As a costume designer/costumier (yes that is spelled correctly, it is pronouced costume-yay. Its French.) I know what kind of time, work, and money goes into projects like this.
     
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    Dragn9 Sorcerer Supreme

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    Wow Empress, those are pretty impressive...how long does a mask like that usually take you to make?? Must be awhile with all the sequins and stuff...tons of detailing and all...well keep up the good work :)
     
  12. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    Thank you Doleniel, I have thought many times of doing this as a business, however where I am there is no market...I am not the best on the web so I am not sure if I could pull off a web based business or not. Just ask Adina how long it took me to figure out how to upload a pic to the forum! LOL!!! Yes, it is always in the back of my mind though.

    Dragon, one of these can take me anywhere from 6-14 hours depending on how much detailing I am putting into it. And thank you, I am glad you like them!

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  13. Ilaelin

    Ilaelin The Mother of Dragons

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    Empress do you have more? I think they're beautiful I see those masks at the craft stores a lot and have always wanted to try but didn't know where to start but wow yours are great! Keep it up! Wouldn't it be great if we could have a grand ball at TFF?! :monkeydan :draught:
     
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    Ringquelle Graveyard Faerie

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    How about Ebay?

    They look really pretty, and so beautifull! Do you ever wear them?
     
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    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    Thank you for the compliments! I have not tried E-bay...yet. I have a friend that may help me out with that soon. None of these have actually been worn yet. They have been tried on...but that is about it. This week I just had them on display at a Jewelry Extravaganza that my store did. There was quite a bit of positive feedback from it which has given me more confidence to really do something with them! I am also toying with the idea of a Costume/Mask Rental store. There is only one other in this area and there is a very good possiblity with something like that.
     
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    gorgeous masks! I love them!
     
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    Aife.. Sing to me of yesterday..

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    Gorgeous masquerade masks! My favourite is the Wood Nymph.
     
  18. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    This is Scarlett... There are four different kinds of red feathers set on red satin with lots of red sequins in a geometic design. This is a gift for a relative.
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    Ok...this is the blue ribbon winner! I won...I won't tell you that is was hard because there was little to no competition...I still love it anyway!!! W00t! There are several four foot long pheasant feathers that are curled for the "large effect." The base is iridescent burgandy satin that has been gathered. Black stain ribbons were criss-crossed up and over the nose and sides. There are lots of black feathers and red pearls strewn about and then finished off with three red butterflies.

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    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    Red...lots of roses and hydrangeas and one ostrich feather for accent...however, lots of other feathers. Between the flowers and feathers, this is very heavy and needs to be tied securely to wear it. :)
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