In Dragonslair shop you can get dragon figurines made from polymer clay, polymer clay jewellery, custom nail polish, and organic care for your cuticles. Note that shipping is only available within New Zealand at present.Shop
In my blog I post nail art I have done, and review nail polishes I try. Note: this hasn't been updated in a while, but poke me - I should do more!Nail blog
Here I post my art. If you want to see my creations, this is where to look.Read more
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Below is a quick showcase of some of my stuff. See the shop for more, or the links to the blogs above.
This little dragon was made for a young boy who loves his chicks whenever they hatch. He's so gentle with them, so I wanted to capture a gentle dragon gazing at a little chick.
For the Candy Cane prompt I went and bought a giant candy cane from the supermarket and then used that colour scheme to create the manicure.
The photograph that I used as a reference was taken by me at a dancing event. This was my very first vector portrait, and the colours went through three different ‘generations’. What you see here is the second iteration, and in the post linked above you'll see the third.
This dragon was for a young man who absolutely loves his books. I went for a more mature colour scheme, and tried a new pose.
I used black Jordana and OPI “Cosmo With a Twist” for the gradient in the background, then painted the big moons with Jordana white and Revlon “Buttercup”. All other details were done with a fine brush and black or white acrylic paint.
This came from a quote from Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, where Crowley (one of the main characters, a demon, and the serpent of Eden) “smiled like a snake”. Now, snake smiles are hilarious things, and not at all sinister, as you can see here.
This was made for my mother, who used to grow calla lilies for a living. It was an experiment in making calla lilies using polymer clay, which I felt was quite successful. I made a specific one called Black Eyed Beauty, because that was the one we always had the most of.
I was showing a young nail artist how to do water marbling, and we went for a Christmas themed colour scheme. I thought these turned out quite nice, I used a holographic gold with a sparkly red. I haven't posted about these.
Anyone who is a Terry Pratchett fan also knows that the colour of magic is described as a greenish purple, and that the Discworld floats through space on the back of four elephants who in turn ride on the shell of a turtle called the Great A’Tuin. So when it came to painting a turtle, I just HAD to try the green/purple combo!
I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my husband and our two cats. I work full time, but in my spare time I like to make things. I've always been an arty-crafty sort of person, and my interests swing from one thing to the next. You can sometimes find me at markets around Auckland, come say hi if you do!
You can find me in the places below.
PO Box 34799, Birkenhead, Auckland 0746