Benedict Cumberbatch the gentleman tree nymph and a spiralled, bubbled mermaid called Coralia

I’ve teased you with a few glimpses of my new drawing style over on twitter and facebook…. so here they are! finished and complete…

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Coralia

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Benedict Cumberbatch: The Gentleman Tree Nymph

I’ve loved discovering this new drawing style and I’m so excited about it!

I’m thinking about making these two into prints and selling them in my Etsy store… maybe a few A4 fine art prints, as well as some postcards and gift card style prints too? What do you think?

I have plans for lots more of these! Yay! Including a HUGE epic painted one featuring my new love of Only Lovers Left Alive… so be excited for that… because if it turns out how it looks in my head it will be amazing!!

Also, I want to do these as commissions.

So, you give me a photo and I transform it into one of these. I can do it as portrait, or I can mermaidify or faeryify you, or just add general magicalness. As I draw more and add more prints to my store I will build up a portfolio of examples for you to get inspiration for your own commissions from.

If you’re interested in commissioning me to make you or someone you love (I’m hoping to maybe do pets too!! will start with my big blonde mutt and see how it goes!) into one of these zentangle inspired portrait drop me a message here or email me at info[@]chloehenderson.co.uk

What do you think of these guys?

Chloe out.

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NEW Rings!!

I’ve made some rings!

Yay!

I’ve never really made rings before, so I drew up some designs and tested out my skills, and I’ve just listed the beautiful successful ones. Which is doubly exciting because these are some of my first ever hallmarked pieces too!

Exciting stuff right here in the Chloe Henderson creative bubble :)

 

Clintonia Uniflora This little ring features a faceted peridot which is set into a flowery setting and mounted on a satinized round wire ring shank.

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Lightening Druzy This little ring features a stunning druzy flat plate, which is agate druzy with a peacock coloured iridescent coating; the colours flash between purples, blues and greens with hints of magenta and gold when viewed from a lower angle. Just beautiful! This teardrop stone is set into three sterling silver lightening bolts and mounted on a hand-textured round wire ring shank, and wrapped with a little glitter thread around the base.

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Rainforest Flower This little ring features a round amazonite (sometimes called “Amazon stone”) which is a green variety of microcline feldspar. This beautiful stone is set into a flowery setting and mounted on roll-printed sheet ring shank.

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Star Cat This little ring features a black star diopside cabochon set into a sterling silver cat and mounted on a hand-textured round wire ring shank.

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More to come soon…….

What do you think? Which one is your favourite?

Chloe out.

Edinburgh Art Fair 2014

We haven’t been to the Edinburgh Art Fair for the past few years, so decided to rectify that and popped along yesterday afternoon.

It was rather wonderful.

I would love to get my own work into a gallery one day and have lovey dovey arty types wandering around pretending they know what my work was trying to convey and what atmosphere it evokes…. one day perhaps!

For now…. here are a few of my favourites from the show…

Louise McNaught

Steve Yeates

Lucy Campbell

Frances Doherty

Christina Upadhyay

Sophie Derrick

Marie-Louise Wrightson

Beautiful, huh?

 

Chloe out.

 

Cake International: selfies with Katniss, an unbelievable Neytiri and so many noms!!

Last Friday we popped on down to Birmingham to visit the 2014 Cake International show. Apart from a few major train fiascos (if you’re planning on getting a Virgin or CrossCountry train anywhere…. or try to get any help from their customer service or any of the members of staff working in Birmingham New Street customer service…. just don’t. They all suck. Really suck. Unhelpful, rude and won’t take any responsibility for their crappy excuse for a train service. *breathe* Anyway…… rant over….) we had a rather wonderful weekend. I was a little gutted that I’d travelled all the way down to Birmingham and didn’t have a chance to visit any of the jewellery quarter…. but there was enough cakeyness to make me forget all about jewellery!!!

I took over 250 photos!! here are a selection of my favourites :)

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These next three cakes are decorated using purely buttercream……. WOW!!!

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One of my favourites, this blue eery mermaid alien gal is beautiful!

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This wicked witch from Snow White looked so so SO like the original character it was unbelievable!!

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WALL-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

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This artistic re-creation was AMAZING! Made up of millions of sprinkles, marshmallows and sugar…. wow wow WOW!!!

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The ultimate nerdy wedding cake… so much love for this beauty!!!

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When you clapped his finger claws moved all menacingly…. awesome!!!

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I’m pretty sure this was a real owl masquerading as a cake!!!

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This wicked beauty was completely amazing!! She was so realistic!

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MY PRECIOUS!!!

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Hand of the Kind indeed!

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Loved this one. It was shaped like a traditional wedding cake, but the detail and captured characteristics in the fondant work were so glorious you forget it’s a cake!

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Now for my top two ultimate favourites from the show!

Life-size Katniss!

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And amazingly life-like Neytiri!

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Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow WOW!!!

I didn’t stop Oooooooing and Aaaahhhhhhing all day! A huge amount of talent crammed into that hall….. amazing, wonderful and incredible!

Om nom nom.

 

Chloe out.

 

Oval Dome Image necklaces in the etsy store!

I’m always looking for new ways to add images into jewellery, so over the past few weeks I’ve made up these little beauties!

Every Oval Dome Image is printed onto acid free art card and sealed inside a brass bezel oval cup and domed glass. The little image pendant is then strung onto a fine brass chain with a cute star charm to finish it off magically!

And I listed all these necklaces into the Etsy store for my shop launch and they’re now all available for purchase at £15 each. Click on the images below to take you to the listing :)

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What do you think?

Which one is your favourite?

 

Chloe out.