Normally I use paper and pencils when designing a figurine for Iris. But sometimes it is more handy to make a quick sculpture. This time a Barn Owl.
When designing glass bead figurines you always have to loose a lot of detail. By translating the subject to a smooth, flowing, kind of minimalistic form it can be made from glass.
Although the study model is about six centimeter high the actual glass bead will be only between two and two and a half centimeter.