|Damsel Fish (Jewelfish)|
Pretty, isn't he? I found him while snorkling around some fire coral. I was pretty nervous, I didn't want to be stung by the coral! Catching the fish is quite difficult. I use a tiny net and swim after the fish, which almost enver works since the fish see me coming. Smart little creatures... I usually end up having to corner the fish up in a hole of some sort, which still ends up not working have the time. Here's another little guy in my tank.
|Puffy Cheek Goby|
That guy wasn't too hard to catch. They hang around in shallow waters, so I often find them trapped in tidal pools. We have several of them in our tank, and they eat just about anything. They are so much fun to watch...
So I decided to turn all of this excitement into productivity, and go on a magnet-making spree. Boy did I make a bunch, but in my defence, I had so much inspiration! Here's a little preview of what I came up with.
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Not bad, right? I think the little guy is adorable. I didn't see any jellyfish on my underwater adventure, but it was one of the first things that came to mind when I sat down with my clay.
I hand shape each of my magnets using no tools. After I get the desired shape, I bake in my oven at 275 degrees. I take them out, let them cool, and then (the most fun part) paint. Finally, it's coated with polyurethane for a nice gloss finish and magnets are attached to the back.
It's a long (but fun!) process, and it's definitely worth the wait for sure. Each magnet is one of a kind since I don't use molds. I do take requests, so if you have anything in mind please don't hesitate to Contact Me! Here is a recent custom order I have completed.
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I had never attempted a mermaid before this request. Pretty good job for my first! Boy was she fun to make. Her shell bra is made from real seashells I have collected off the shores right here in the Bahamas. Of course, this lead to me making about a dozen more mermaids...
I think this has ended up being my longest post so far! Now, I just need to write here more often. Again, be sure to follow me on Facebook and check my Etsy Shop, as I update those way more frequently than I do here. Until next time...