This is one of my favourite scrapbeasts so far! Xe was cut from a square piece of copper that had had a circle cut out of it, sortof off center. Xyr's body it along one side, and then there's a long curved neck where the circle got close to one side, and then at the square's corner there was room for this perfect, tentacled head. I love every part of this critter; beady eyes to little folded foot.
This is an art object, not a toy. There is only one of each scrapbeast, and will only ever be one of each scrapbeast. The nature of scrapbeasts is that they are drawn directly on some oddly shaped bit of scrap that would otherwise be hard to use, with the goal of using as much of that existing scrap as possible, and then textured, formed, and forged as complete one-offs. They are easy to dust and not subject to moths, so can be put out on a shelf or wherever you want them, and do not require a glass case. If your cat knocks one off a shelf, you'll be able to bend them back pretty easily, but if someone decides their wings "flap" or their legs "walk" the metal will fatigue and eventually break just like if you mess with a paperclip too much. If you decide that this piece is seasonal decor, you should be able to pack it up with no more worry than any other piece of holiday decor, just make sure to provide enough padding that she doesn't scratch your second favourite piece. As is, They are not sanded; I don't usually sell unsanded work but, frankly, the idea of them being just a little dangerous amuses me. They are not "slice your hand" sharp, but are, perhaps "be a little careful when opening your package" sharp. I am offering an "un-dangerfy" option if you would like them fully sanded before mailing. Sanding all those little fingers takes a while, so the un-dangerfy option is also a bit pricier.