I'm now the proud owner of several house gods, although owner might not be the right word - perhaps it should be "protectee." These are my first off-mandrel creations. I made them with boro glass and they have plenty of bling and a lot of charm. Much easier to care for and quieter than Spike and Buffy, our beloved yard dogs, who do tend to bark at night sometimes.
Meet Bear-Dog, family protector:
and the Striped Stallion, house god of creativity and passion:
And here is poor Curly-tailed Aardvark. I accidently snapped his tail off (ouch!) and while I'll try to repair him (whence he might become a curly-butt Aardvark!), reintroduction into the flame is tricky even for house gods like him, and he might explode.
Bear-dog and Striped Stallion are looking for a new home (Aarvark is simply looking for a new tail!). Click on my link on the right "Shop for Lampwork Beads" to find them.
Tip for Lampworking Artists:
Interested in learning to make animal figurines in the flame? I can highly recommend Pipyr's tutorials, which you can find here her Etsy store.