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White and Blue Persian Raven by merimask White and Blue Persian Raven by merimask
This Persian Raven (I call the designs "Persian" because they were inspired by the patterns on my Persian rug) was a custom request; white and black with blue and silver accents, and blue Swarovski crystals for extra sparkle. I think this design looks ~really~ sharp in black and white.

As ever, this is made from one piece of 8oz vegetable tanned tooling leather. Carved and shaped by hand, painted with Liquitex acrylics.

Custom orders like this one can be requested only at my online shop: [link]
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:iconmakimari:
Makimari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Iīm really amazaded by your designs! Loved this one!
How did you made the mold? I made one mask, but I had some dificulties in the mold :P
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frgrc334 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D!!!
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Hellequinassasin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Loveee itt <3 :D
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:iconangeltr:
Angeltr Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Awseome ! D:
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GreenLadyMonster Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
I don't know how this escaped my notice; not only is it a raven mask, but it has all my favorite colors (excluding green) meshed into an harmonious whole. Somehow, my favorite part are the ribbons. As always (and this pretty much goes for the rest of your work!) excellent job.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Aw this is so pretty
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:icondragonlegend13:
DragonLegend13 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the design, but the picture looks almost like a painting...
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Allie-kay-hellhound Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just gorgeous. the colors and the pattern or beautiful, and the rhinestones are such a nice touch.
excellent work <3
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gwosatum Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the simplicity of this pattern & adore the colors! Absolutely fabulous.
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gwosatum Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Super stunning! I love the color and simplicity of this one!
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Bloodwater Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
(purchaser here!) I am so pleased with my mask. Thank you so much! When I'm finally done paying back my student loans, I am DEFINITELY coming back and commissioning you for more!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad you like it! :-) Thanks for the commission...it was a fun mask to make.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
The crystals are fabulous.. fabulous and just exquisite! The entire thing is so appealing- the Persian designs were placed really well- they help your eye travel around the forms of the mask.
I also have to point out how much I love the ribbons you use for tying. XD
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) I like to use organza ribbons because they don't fray or slip when tied, but also I love the weightless semi-transparent look of organza. Even if you're just hanging the mask on your wall, organza ribbons hanging down from the mask just seem to finish it.
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
It's all in the details isn't it! Simply stunning. :)
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ClaudusAles Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!!
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Neat! I like how the crystals add that little extra touch without looking out of place.
And inspiration from a rug, who'd have thunk it ;)
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:iconoakmyth:
OakMyth Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
This is so lovely! I had been curious about beak shaped masks recently, and this design looks like it functions quite well :)
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PhantomWildSpirit Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student
This is definitely one of my ultimate favourites :heart: It looks so crisp and I love the ribbon you used
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:iconloppen123:
loppen123 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Wonderful :D:D:D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconloppen123:
loppen123 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
:D Itīs really beautiful :heart:
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:iconmyntkat:
MyntKat Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love these colors together, they look great. The pattern is really pretty and those crystals really make it extra special. Fantastic work. :clap:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) I hate to admit it (because it's too easy and feels like cheating) but I LOVE using crystals on my masks. It adds an extra element that I can't get with tooling or paint. I just have to be careful not to "bedazzle" it up too much. ;-)
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MyntKat Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, yes, you don't want to go all out and cover the whole thing in crystals, but a few here and there just look great! They add extra focus and sparkle!
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Afrina Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOWWWW!!!...elegant!!!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! ^_^
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dragona742 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. No other word for it. Just perfect and beautiful.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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ShadowofRavens Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist
loving the colors on this! The rivets and silver are superbly stunning with the blue. great job as usual!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) It's actually not rivets; I tooled tiny circles in the leather with a "seed" stamp, and then painted them silver very carefully. Rivets would make the inside of the mask really uncomfortable. ;-)
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ShadowofRavens Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist
I figured as much, when I typed Rivets, i really meant "faux rivets" as i know your masks are made to be worn, and you are very true in saying they would be a little annoying. But they certainly look like little rivets from the picture.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very crisp and cool color combo!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconthe-bails:
The-Bails Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
omg i love these!! the bird beak venetian style masks are my ALL TIME FAVORITE!! and you pull them off so wonderfully!! this is absolutely fantastic! great GREAT job!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :-) I agree, the pattern I came up with on the beak is one of my favorite designs. It's simple but it really works with the motif.
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The-Bails Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
it really really does! and sometimes simple is the most effective!
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EyesLikeAbsinthe Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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prozac-happiness Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
WANT
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:iconprozac-happiness:
prozac-happiness Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
WANT
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-)
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TEDiLICIOUS Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
wow this is amazing, deep personality :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconneuralneutrality:
NeuralNeutrality Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Is it carnevale time...?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's ~always~ Carnevale time around here.
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:iconihni:
ihni Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Ooh, that is beautiful! I especially like the crystals and the silver parts. And the contrast between the white and black and blue is gorgeous.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :-)
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soundofsilver Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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