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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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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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loppen123 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
:D Itīs really beautiful :heart:
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Matt1Lema Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I WANT :( but i'm skint :(
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merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-) Well, you know where to find me.
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Matt1Lema Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
i will force my parents to get me one for my birthday! it can go with my plaster one from venice :D :D
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Persian Raven! :love: Oh, how I have missed you! :heart:

One day, I'll buy one of these, I swear. This colour-combination is awesome - but how couldn't it be? This is my favourite of your designs. :D
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merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I do need to make these more often.
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iamfuturetrunks Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Ooo cool I like it. It reminds me of the festival masks that were featured in Assasinscreed 2 when he went to the fair thingy. And/or the Doctors mask's from the same games. Good job.
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merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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NeroKarasu Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit.....u do have raven masks!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep! :-) If you go to the "birds" folder in my gallery you'll see many more.
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NeroKarasu Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are one talented mask maker I must say.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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JGDA9RS Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
that's really cool.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Agorphia Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful blue!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Just a simple royal blue this time. :-)
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LittleRed7 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Your masks are stunning. This is one of the best :)
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merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :-)
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LittleRed7 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
You're welcome :)
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EnigmaticEmpress Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my faves of yours yet, gorgeous.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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