Christi created this magnificent homage, where you can create your own version in polymer clay, and use a crystal that has special significance to you. We've called these magical creatures "pixies," and have decided that they are distant relations to the magical creatures of Madagascar.
*I can't pretend to be an expert on mythology or fairy lore, so please consider this my interpretation of a "gnome" and a "pixie'!
Of course, the version that you create could be fairies, sprites, trolls, or any other creature that you can imagine. The great thing about working in clay is that you can modify a design: add wings, or tails, or shoes or toes or eyebrows! You can create your own version of a "fantastic creature" that was first imagined by a popular author, or a sculpt a spirit with origins in ancient lore, Shakespeare, or mythology. Remember never to copy someone else's design exactly, especially if you are planning to sell your work, as that could infringe on a copyright or trademark. Instead, trust in your own creativity to bring out something new and undiscovered. We know that it will be wonderful!
The important thing is to let yourself be swept up in the magic, and to create something that is fun and meaningful for yourself, a friend, or a child. So in the interests of wild imagination, please enjoy our humorous take on the Secret Lives of Pixies and Gnomes in the slideshow below!