The cute, I am dying of it.
Kirsten of Quernus Crafts is an artist who specializes in polymer clay sculptures of small animals. To say that she is prolific is something of an understatement; the Flickr stream displaying her work runs to 150 pages. To say that she is talented is also something of an understatement; her creations include bookish dragons, rodentine grim reapers, and Snape, Dumbledore, and Harry Potter if they were mice. (Other mousy notables are Angus Young, Freddy Mercury, and Ozzy Osbourne.) She also has Viking snails because why not.
She sells pre-made “miniature masterpieces for your mantelpiece” on the site and also does commissions (although a note on that page says that she isn’t accepting new ones right now): Her “Quernus Your Pet” service will render your pet in miniature, and she also does custom wedding cake toppers; a few of those latter provide interesting glimpses into the minds of her customers, since some of her requested couples include a mole and a marmoset, a penguin and a tortoise, and–my favorite–“a girly mole and an army boy T-Rex”.
Her gallery is a lot of fun to browse, and is an excellent source of inspiration if you like to work with polymer clay. If she begins accepting commissions again soon, her prices are quite reasonable and it looks like she’d be a great resource for a one-of-a-kind cake topper or other memento.
(via Geek Crafts)