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Blue-ringed Octopus by FamiliarOddlings Blue-ringed Octopus by FamiliarOddlings
Something I've been working on since May. I love octopi! And the blue-ringed is so beautiful! I wanted to make a tribute to this amazing animal and it turns out that needle-felting is perfect for making octopi! :D

Needle-felted wool (I dyed the yellow wool and the light blue wool myself) over pipe-cleaner structure so it can move in almost all the ways an octopus can! Eyes are paper clay. From one outstretched arm to another, it has a diameter of about 11 inches; and its height is about 7 inches when not standing on its arms.

Want an octopus for yourself? I am willing, no, eager to make these on commission!

Here is the listing on Etsy for detailed info: [link]

The price, considering the time it takes to do the details, would range from $120-$150 depending on what kind of coloration is requested. An orange or more uniform-colored octopus takes less time than a ringed or patterned octopus, though they're not as fun.

Note me and we can discuss it.

EDIT: OMG! :faint: A DD! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :heart: I will try to respond to all the comments and love but it might take a while so bear with me, please. I still can't believe it...
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Given 2010-09-01
The suggester said: "Quite simply Blue-ringed Octopus by ~DragonBehin is the best felt-plushy I've ever seen (and I've seen some pretty fantastic ones), the detail is incredible and I don't even want to imagine how the suckers were made. I clicked on the thumbnail expecting a typical octopus plushy (there seems to be a trend going on the moment) and was completely blown away." ( Suggested by Sarahorsomeone and Featured by MyntKat )
DarkTentacles Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
This is beautiful. *_* My favourite species of Octopus. ^^
justmeh123 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! 8D
peanut11111 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
oh my GORSH this ......this!...this is amazing!!! i just made a pipe cleaner blue bird named horace and compared to this hes well... hes crap so yeah...poor horace.
Katana-Nova-Cat Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not the kind I'd go for, but you've done it really well! :meow:
Bittythings Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   General Artist
Oh wow, the detail on this is just gorgeous! And so anatomically correct too.
peanut11111 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
i agree completley with u!
SpaceTurtleStudios Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ammonite-Amy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Beautiful. :)
Kanti-Kane Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Awww! It's so adorable. I love it!!
<3 Great work and amazing detail!
FranciSkellington Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! I want!
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