After it was eaten by a lawn mower I decided it was finally time to refurbish this much abused Gnome Home and give it another 3 years of testing in my garden. I will update this blog post with a link to the video of how I renovated this piece.
The new base of this fairy house is a piece of quartz crystal we mined at Ron Coleman's Crystal mine on Mt Ida in Arkansas last summer. I used a fair bit of Apoxie Sculpt to adhere the old fairy house and newly baked polyclay mushrooms to the quartz and it seems to be holding very well!
Planning for the new design, I knew I wanted it to be interesting from every angle so there is a full landscaping all around the house as it is going to be a center piece for a round table. in addition to the apoxie sculpt and polymer clay I used tumbled quartz and green aventurine as the "hardscape".
All the "silk floral" is actually rubber; I am Very interested in field testing it to see if it fades or deteriorates over time. I went with a predominantly succulent theme because 1.) faux succulents tend to be the material I was looking for and 2.) they're the cutest little plants I've ever met and I love their little button leaves.
Also, Did I mention it glows in the dark as well as houses a removable LED tea light?
Yvonne Williams is an artisan educator and Craft-Addict who currently resides in South Western Missouri. As lead designer of Back to Earth Creations, she specializes in Mixed Media with focuses on Wire wrapping, polymer clay, chainmaille,and leather working. With the help of her partner in all things, Randy, she runs two youtube channels, active social media accounts, hosts weekly livestreams and monthly auctions, and manages a small urban homestead.