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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ice Queen drags Winter away in her sleigh!!

Crystania, the ice queen is flying over the land,
wrapped in the frosty cloak of winter made by her hand. 
slicing the ice, the sleigh blades hiss,
the thunder of hooves echo in the mist.
The slanting rays of winter set fire to the ice.
  Her late start on this journey will exact a dear price!
  Hurry! She calls to her faithful steed.
The warm breath of Spring is upon us, take heed!
To the north, where the Winterhaven lies!
We will rest ourselves there, spending  months out of sight.
Then, we return to the south and capture the night!
I remember the Snow Queen from the Hans Christian Andersen story, that I read as a child.
I was thinking this year the idea of an Ice Queen might be a bit of imaginative Christmas Decorating.  So with that idea tucked into the back of my mind.  I kept my eyes open for just the right elements.
On a trip to Goodwill I found this neat gold sleigh just crying out to be transformed!
I didn’t really remember to do a before shot of the sled!
But, the holly leaves were painted green and the little berries were wrapped on with wire.  Here is the work in progress!  After a few coats of silver spray paint, the sleigh began to look like my vision of the Ice Queens mode of transportation!  Next, I found an old tree topper angel at a yard sale for a dollar.  Here is the angel before her
In this picture I have brushed a light pearlized paint on her
face so her complexion has a colder look.
Below you can see the detail a little more.  After painting her skin and makeup, I added glitter to her hair.  I glued softer, curving feathers for a headdress and a fan of stiffer feathers for her collar.  Curling around her hair are pearls and silver bullion.  Her staff is stolen from a Santa!  I added some crystal earrings/drops to her staff and bodice.
Her waist is circled with two frog closures I inherited from my friend Amy!  Suspended from her sash with silver bullion are an abalone accented sterling pendent, an enameled snowflake, a heart pendent and a crystal wrapped in silver.abelt
She guides her sleigh with reins made of pearls and blue satin ribbon.  Her reindeer is bridled with pearls and rhinestones.  Her head proudly displays a white feather plume and her slender neck is accented with silver mesh.  Don’t forget to notice her marabou boots to keep the chills at bay! 
It is the end of my story and she really must fly. 
The Ice Queen is eager to get to the sky.
My buffet, it glowed with the silver device,
‘Til next year, she comes back, o bright Queen of Ice!atabletop
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Gone to look for snow vanishing in the sky!!