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Is this the prettiest thing I made this year? Holographic vinyl Dejah Thoris headpiece with glitter peonies!

Holographic Vinyl and Angelina Fantasy Film Dejah Thoris Headpiece by Suzanne Forbes June 2020I don’t know why this glittering crown makes me think of the Princess of Mars.

It’s made of fans of holographic and iridescent vinyl, with organic curves of Angelina Fantasy Film and so many crystals and so much glitter.

Holographic Vinyl and Angelina Fantasy Film Dejah Thoris Headpiece 2 by Suzanne Forbes June 2020I made it back in June, but I saved it to post at the darkest time of the year.

I thought we might all need something pretty.

Holographic Vinyl and Angelina Fantasy Film Dejah Thoris Headpiece 2 by Suzanne Forbes June 2020It is made with the same techniques as this similar headpiece I gave to muse Noéline la Bouche.

You can see Noeline’s photoshoot with that one here! And it is also similar to this Bi Pride one, which went in the drag show fundraiser raffle during the summer, and the Ice Queen Crown Made of Trash, another post that has a lot of info on the methods I used.

Other holographic vinyl projects are here!

Holographic Vinyl and Angelina Fantasy Film Dejah Thoris Headpiece glitter roses by Suzanne Forbes June 2020

Holographic Vinyl and Angelina Fantasy Film Dejah Thoris Headpiece glitter roses by Suzanne Forbes June 2020Holographic Vinyl and Angelina Fantasy Film Dejah Thoris Headpiece glitter roses by Suzanne Forbes June 2020Holographic Vinyl and Angelina Fantasy Film Dejah Thoris Headpiece detail 2 by Suzanne Forbes June 2020Holographic Vinyl and Angelina Fantasy Film Dejah Thoris Headpiece detail 2 by Suzanne Forbes June 2020

Vaccine Phoenix!

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix at Magic Hour in West Berlin by Suzanne Forbes Dec 28 2020I made this phoenix using a 3D filament pen my mom-in-law gave me, late last winter.

I think it was around the end of March. I told myself I’d post it when there was a vaccine. I thought it might be years.

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix by Suzanne Forbes March 2020Today vaccinations began in the EU and my mom got her first vaccine shot in the US.

The Vaccine Phoenix is made of 3D printer pen filament, crystals, microbeads, glitter, UV resin and glue.

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix detail by Suzanne Forbes March 2020I made it after the cicada, which uses much more holo vinyl in its structure.

The phoenix is pretty much entirely woven of four shades of filament, strengthened with drifts of glued-on microbeads and rafts of crystals.

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix tail detail by Suzanne Forbes March 2020The final touch of course is UV resin!

I added the resin much later, when I had mixed up yellow and red shades for my New Mutants Amara custom. I cured the resin on the fly in late August, sitting in the sun on the balcony, knowing it was one of the last times there’d be bright enough sun.

Vaccine Phoenix on balcony by Suzanne Forbes March 2020The sun comes back, though.