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Leather Masks:
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of
                                Venice
  Toys for the Face by Ryl Mandus  
The Merchant of
                                Venice

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   The Bird Collection:  Welcome to the Aviary 
. . . going for baroque, with a stuttering breath of decadence, . . .



"Jay"

An avian fellow with a strong

and proud beak, and sweeping
brow-lids that curve up and over,
accented in bronze and gold.
(stretch lace strap)

Price:  $85.00



"Jay" (above) and "Warbler" (below) can be created in any colors you desire --
-- except for polka dot or plaid.


"Warbler"

Tufted peaks and a broad and 

tapering beak burnished 
in bronze and gold, 
with wildly curled brow-lids. 
(stretch lace strap

Price:  $85.00

When attending parties and events whilst wearing these bird masks it's a good idea to 

have drinking straws available so you won't dip your beak into your goblet --
-- the way I did.  (The mask was not at all happy about it, either.)




After I'd
again listened to Stravinsky's wonderful "Firebird Suite" 
I realized that with my original 'firebird' mask design I'd failed to do justice to the mystery, 
majesty and beauty of this fantastical creature, . . . 
So of course I had to remedy that:

"Mariushka"

Because of Stravinsky and his music, the best known of all firebirds 

is from Russian folklore, and its name is Mariushka
A face dark and deep red, brightening into flames of blindingly rich gold. 
(stretchy strap)

Price:  $155.00


eeeeeeek, hide  your sparklies!!  here come the Ravens!!

Here is 
"Branwen"
above ~




















~ and 

"Corvus"
below.

"Corvus"

The black raven, gleaming 

darkly with  purple and indigo 
overtones, has a strong beak 
in dark silver, and eyelids also 
toned with dark silver. 
(stretch lace strap)

Price:  $90.00
In ancient Celtic folklore, there is a legend of a maiden 
who turns into a white raven, . . . .

"Branwen"

In pearl white and frosted 
with a breath of the palest gold, with 
golden beak and eyelids, "Branwen" 
has a slightly smaller beak and larger 
eyeholes than "Corvus". 
(stretch lace strap)

Price:  $90.00

  
Where beasts walk upon two legs and speak the languages of humans, . . .

   
Nuova Venezia, . . .
. . . where magic is real, but only if you believe.       

Welcome to our private labyrinth, where getting out again is up to you.

The Merchant of Venice

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