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Skye Wands
I work Mon-Sat mornings and evenings at the Antiques shop on the Isle of Skye, while I study at college. The owner Trevor and I get along really well and he is hoping to stock some of my own work in the future (read: when I catch up on orders/make some pieces), however he has just started dabbling in making wands from bits and pieces in his shop. He's been selling them every now and again hidden amongst the antiques, although he has piles and piles of them in drawers and at his home... so I offered to take some photos and see how they go online.

I've put together a little brand identity for him (Skye Wands) and took a load of photos, wrote descriptions and things. Here are the four I've been given to display! Taking photos in antiques shops is really the best fun :D And these wands are so incredibly made.

You can see more pictures of them and read the descriptions at - and please share! It would make Trevor's week if he gets some sales from this new online venture - and you'd get a sick wand ;)
I'm just so excited, I'm like a little girl haha.

Yesterday we had a very expensive satellite internet set-up installed that runs off our battery. It means I don't have to bum wifi off neighbours or spend hours in cafes anymore, and it means I can start spending time on DA again!

I had a poke around some of my favourite artists pages and wow, there is some astounding work out there. I've found it really difficult juggling life, a croft, bills and my work. There has been some seriously heartbreaking and stressful times for me and my family in the past nine months, but hopefully this will bring about an hugely positive change.

What's excited me most since I came back online is that Spoonflower now do custom printed minky. I swear my jaw nearly fell off when I heard that! It's really going to revolutionise how I produce work, I can't wait to get my sketchbook out and start working on some ideas. I'll definitely be starting with some mofs.

I've been  progressing on speeding up processes through batch processing and have made some headway with casting clear silicones and resins, also with ball and socket joints for moving jaws and wrists (wrists always catch me out). Wings have had some more attention but not as much as I would have liked.

Big commissions are still closed but I am taking on one or two as and when I can. There are dodos and custom fox dragons available in my shop at the moment!

And finally the best place to get a quick response from me is email!


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Maddy Norval
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
When I'm not mucking around with dangerous chemicals and daydreaming about little ugly goblins I'll be over-excitedly experimenting with some other material and making a huge mess.

I graduated from Illustration in 2011 and am now registered as a small business making art dolls on commission. Art dolls are an old craft with a long tradition that has burst onto the DA scene with hundreds of deviants now making monsters, creatures and critters of any shape or form imaginable. Why not unleash your imagination and send me a message to chat about creating a one of a kind monster just for you? You can contact me either here or at hello [at]


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Magweno Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
As that's really cool! Stiltikins is the creation of my good friend mevagh who is travelling the world just now learning about sustainable food production :)
KikunaPie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
Random question....because you definitely know what you're doing.

I'm planning on making a custom dragon figure, and I plan on using fantasy film to make the wings.  But I've never worked with fantasy film before.
I noticed that some of your work features fantasy film.  Do you have any tips on how to use it?

All I know is that you have to iron down layers of film onto a wire frame...but I don't know anything about good brands or anything else.  

Thank you for your time! 
Magweno Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't know about brands either, and I'm afraid I don't have many tips! Just that you shouldn't be afraid to try something that isn't "right" or the "correct" way to do things. Sometimes the best and most unique features are made by accident, so just grab some fantasy film and play around with it!
nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :iconcakeplz:
LeChatSarrat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
OrchidPoet Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Found you by chance and gotta say I absolutely LOVE your work! I totally just stalked your entire gallery just now ;P Love it!!!
stephanie1600 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi Magweno, I'm just messaging to let yo know that I am selling My 'Elemis' doll I purchased from you a couple of years ago. Times are hard -_- If you would like me to add any more information in the details please let me know x
LadySerpent Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Absolutely awesome work -- glad I stopped by!
CatDoesWoof101 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sorry by asking.... can u ship them to Argentina?
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