"Leaving so soon? Hmmmm?"
Atreyu stammers "I was just going to..."
"...Sneak away? I like children."
and that booming laugh.
"Never. I'm a luck dragon. My name is Falkor."
I present Falkor the Luck Dragon from The NeverEnding Story. Falkor is my most ambitious project to date and has been a labour of love. Many, many hours have gone into his creation as I worked on him for 2-6 hours a day over a period of three weeks.
His body is firmly felted over a strong wire armature with a core of merino wool and over that is a layer of snow white merino/silk (80/20).
Falkor's scales are hundreds of glass seed beads, iridescent beads, frosted beads and natural New Zealand shell beads that were individually sewn in.
Once his beadwork was complete, I carefully hand rooted his coat of "fur" with mulberry silk in very small sections to make his coat natural and uniform.
Falkor's claws are sculpted of paperclay and were painted with a shimmery white acryic paint and finished with a satin finish waterbase varnish.
His eyes are acrylic gold doll eyes that have been carefully set.
Falkor is 11 1/4 inches long and 1 3/4 inches tall. He can be posed gently.
Falkor will come to you with a signed and dated tag.
To see Falkor come to life, view his work in progress post.
More photos on my Facebook Fan page.
Falkor has been SOLD, but a custom order is always available.