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Last Minute Mask Offerings

jeweled leather raven mask

It’s been a busy month, but I managed to finish off a few more handcrafted Halloween mask offerings! These are handmade wearable art pieces, hand crafted from my original designs; so you can trust that you’ll receive a unique, well made creation designed to make you look fabulous.

You’ll find a range of options in terms of complexity and cost. Whether you choose one of the more elaborate designs, or something simpler, you’ll find consistent level of quality and comfort. I hope you’ll enjoy these fantastical offerings. May they add a bit of magic to your Halloween celebration!

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Recent Work

Forgive me for being so quiet of late! I’m still creating, just haven’t been able to share much. Have been using this time to peck away at commissions, and giving time and space for new ideas to germinate.

This electric blue peacock mask was a recent custom order. I love how well it goes with this headpiece, and may just have to make another in this color way.

Cobalt Peacock

 

 

 

 

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Be honorable

I designed this original leather mask in 2013. It’s part of an ongoing series that began in 2001 – each one is unique, but shares similar lines and details. It would seem that the design has recently been copied by another artist, who is marketing it as his own.

Sadly, this stuff happens daily. If it was an isolated incident, I might be more able to let it roll off my back – but it’s not. It’s extremely frustrating, but I try to keep my mouth shut, because everyone tells me to take the high road. To “be better, not bitter” – and honestly, I want that too. Unfortunately, there are so many of these copycats these days that the “high road” is starting to feel like a lonely ledge… and it gets harder and harder to make a living doing what I love (or to love what I do for a living) from that place. 

This really hits me where I live, and I don’t know how to put a “positive” or “professional” spin on it. To my fellow aspiring artists, I cannot encourage you enough to be respectful of your peers (and yourself). Be honorable, be original, and don’t steal.


This gallery showcases many (but certainly not all!) of the designs that I’ve done in this series. I hope it offers a sense of the time that spent honing and evolving these signature pieces. Many of these designs were commissioned to incorporate symbols or ideas that were personal and significant to them. Please be honorable, and respect my craftsmanship, my livelihood, and the wonderful people who’ve helped to support that process. 

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Artchain Day 2

Artchain Day 2 – I was nominated by Mary Tafoya to post an item of artwork a day for 5 days (and to nominate others…).

Here’s a more recent example of my mask designs. It’s a mask/headdress set (shown together and separately) that I did in 2010. Sculpted leather, peacock and pheasant feathers, vintage brass filigree + genuine turquoise & jasper beads and cabochons.

Roots and Wings mask © 2010 Andrea Adams
Roots and Wings mask and crown © 2010 Andrea Adams

 

 

Roots & Wings Mask © 2010 Andrea Adams
Roots & Wings Mask © 2010 Andrea Adams

Roots & Wings Headpiece© 2010 Andrea Adams
Roots & Wings Headpiece© 2010 Andrea Adams