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|MYTHS & LEGENDS|
|WIZARDS, SANTAS, CLOWNS|
AND HER CREATIONS
Kandice has lived on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1975. She lives on the south of the island with her husband Rodney and their many animals. Kandice started her career in ceramics in 1986 making decorated containers, dishes and vases. She soon found herself creating fantasy figurines and her direction quickly changed. In 2010 she added jewelry making to her fantasy line, adding whimsical touches to each piece.
Each figurine and necklace she makes is unique. All of the parts to each figurine are cast in molds separately, such as the arms, legs, bodies and wings. The mermaid fins are sculpted separately each time by hand, which makes them truly one of a kind. They are all assembled differently each time one is created. She has accumulated a large collection of molds to choose from, some which have been purchased and some of them she has made herself.
After the sculpting and assembling process, the figures are allowed to dry slowly for two weeks to a month. They are then fired in the kiln for the first time. Each piece is then carefully sanded and washed to remove any dust. Next they are ready for the painting. This is when they really start to take on their own individual personalities. Then they are fired again. Most pieces are fired at least three times before they are finished. After the firing is complete a sealer is applied which helps to protect the finish as well as to bring out the color.
Now they are ready for their finishing touches. A special fairy dust is applied to all the wings and mermaid tails, giving them their magical glow. Next the decision is made as to what color and style of hair they will have. The wigging material is made of a fine rayon that comes from England. Each wig is made individually for each and every little one, who at this point is almost coming alive.
With their hair all completed they are then ready to have each of their costumes made. Since Kandice and Rodney love to travel, she has made a point of collecting fine and unusual laces, fabrics and trims from around the world. This makes it possible for their costumes, as well as each figurine, to be truly one of a kind. The jewelry follows the same process with bead and medallion sculpting, firing, painting, firing etc.
With the process completed, each figurine or piece of jewelry comes alive, ready and willing to put a smile on someone's face: a goal Kandice made of her business in the beginning many years ago. " The world needs more reasons to smile," she says, and her fantasy creations will surely make you smile!
In addition to ordering from this web site you can find Kandice's figurines and jewelry at this store on the Big Island of Hawaii:
Gallery - Representing over 150 Big Island artists
since 1990, with a full presentation of mediums including wall art, sculpture
and Koa wood furniture. Harbor Gallery is in Kohala near the Waikoloa
resorts - (808) 882-1510
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Enchanted Fantasies, Kandice Crusat
Ocean View HI 96737
Web site: http://www.enchantedfantasies.com
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