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Blossom Tree: In A Bottle by pahein Blossom Tree: In A Bottle by pahein
So this is another of my "boredom projects," but I like it a lot. It was a pain to needlefelt the ground against the glass, but I needlefelted the cherry blossom tree outside of the bottle, so that wasn't hard at all.

A boredom project, so I don't really have much to say, other than it looks pretty cool sitting on a desk. No watering required. :D

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This creation was made with a type of crafting called needle felting. Basically what happens is I take a bunch of loose (i.e. roving) wool and jab it with a needle (many, many times). The wool bonds to itself, slowly getting firmer and firmer. Eventually, it's firm enough to stand by itself in a sculpture-like way. By adding more roving wool, I can sculpt a creature or a person or whatever out of the wool.

Needlefelting is a relatively new craft, having only been invented 30 years or so ago. It's similar to the process of wet felting, but instead of using water, needles are used.

My needlefelt creations almost always include a wire base, so they are extremely posable, and I find the freedom of sculpting and the resulting plushness to be everything I could have asked for in a medium.

I happily take commissions, and my prices range from 20 and up, depending on the complexity but mainly on the size.

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MayCauseMadness Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very dreamy. I adore this. :3
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AshNightmareGlitch Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Now I wanna try doing that o.O...
maybe a star...
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sexydawn119 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo cute
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piercedsalvage Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
O_O it looks like the lorax's forest in a bottle!
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Bottle-Me-Up Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ do more i have like no money is there any way you could make one i could buy once i get some?
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KiyiyaTheWolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this! It is so beautiful!!!! I love cherry blossom trees and this immediatley caught my eye! I love it!!! :love:
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Aaaah, thank you very much. ^^; I don't do much bottle work, but for some reason this has gotten a lot of love. Maybe I should think about more. ;)
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Make2Bake Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
would you sell that i would love to own it
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DirtScraps Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is SUCH a cute idea! I love it! I think it would make a fantastic necklace pendant! :XD:
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pahein Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
It's a bit big, but if that's your style~ ^^; It's, oh, three inches tall?
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