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Grief Seed Tutorial by TheAnna Grief Seed Tutorial by TheAnna
If you haven't finished watching the show yet read this description at your own risk. SPOILERS AHOY.

-Materials-
Plastic ball, Paperclay, nail glue, sewing pins, a round bead, a bicone crystal, clear coat, Gesso, acrylic paint, and a brushtip prismacolor marker.

-Tools-
Embossing tools, Precision Tweezers, a nail file, wirecutters, paint brushes, a lighter, and a Xacto Retractable.

-Reference Pictures-
[link]

-How to work with Paperclay-
[link]

-Soul Gems-
[link]

-Other Witches-
1. Charlotte is a no-go due to the circled area. [link] That is too delicate for Paperclay. The actual sphere part of her seed would also have to be casted.
2. HN Elly (Kirsten) [link] Would work for this. You'd just have to cover most of the piece in Paperclay and cut the squares out or paint that stuff on. It's up to you.
3. Elsa Maria [link] Can work with this if you add additional wire to the pin for her crest.
4. Sayaka/Oktavia Von Seckendorf's seed is the one that Madoka used to save Homura in episode 10 [link] [link] The second picture is from the official production note book and it says "Sayaka majo grief seed" . The reason her seed looks so weird in 8 is because it was still forming and creating her barrier. This didn't happen with the other character we see turn into a Witch because she didn't have a barrier.
5. Kriemhild Gretchen/Madoka [link] [link] . Her seed has dark parts in the BD. To make mine I simply added an extra bar to the front and added an oval [link] . The ribbon was a painted organaza ribbon split into three sections and glued together. Take note that satin is too thick for this application. The star was laid down in multiple lines of clay [link] . I would let it dry, sand it, and slowly add more clay to shape it [link] . I gave the star more dimension than it had in the show to challenge myself. It looked like this before I painted it [link] .
6. Mystery Seed [link] . Homura throws this at Sayaka in episode 8. I don't know which Witch it's for but I'm going to make a wild guess that it's Roberta. Construction would be about the same as Gertrud's.
7. Homura/Homulily [link] [link] wouldn't work.
8. Mami/Candeloro [link] would work.
9. Kyoko/Ophelia [link] would be tricky.
10. Gisela [link] If you could find a good base for the handle bars.
11. Albertine [link] Would work if you didn't make the star out of Paperclay.
12. Isabel [link] Would work if you found a good base for the trophy.
13. Patricia [link] Would work.
14. Walpurgis Night [link] THE EASIEST ONE.


Feel free to ask questions. Please do not ask me to make a Grief seed for you.
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:iconrheavaruna:
RheaVaruna Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tutorial!
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WeskerFangirl92 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I really like your grief seed tutorial, it's very detailed in the steps and helpful and I'm in the process of making one but I have a question regarding one of the materials needed; When you put down 'clear coat', what do you mean by that? Is it the spray clear acrylic gloss or do you use clear nail polish?
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youngrookieartist12 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As useful as this is I'm having trouble just opening the silly little bauble thing
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TheAnna Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You just have to keep scraping away at the seams with your craft knife until it opens up. Sometimes you will have to pry it open with the knife. Don't worry about cracks, you're going to glue it back together and cover it in stuff anyways. Just watch your fingers, I've cut myself bad on this step before.
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Meepilybuff Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I think I'll just use a Ping-Pong ball...
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youngrookieartist12 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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cocotheninja Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is very useful and cool
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:icontheboynamendbelmont:
theboynamendbelmont Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist
this is AMAZING :D
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:iconmika-moon:
mika-moon Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is so cool.
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minsmk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking of doing a Madoka (magical girl ver) For Halloween this year (Needless to say, Conventions cost alot for more then 1 person) And I was going to do a Grief seed, Should I do Candeloro, Octavia, Walspurgis , Hn Elly Or Gertrude?
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:icontheanna:
TheAnna Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Walpurgis is the easiest but Gertrude is the easiest to recognize.
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:iconminsmk:
minsmk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the suggestions, I think i'm going to do Gertrude. :)
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xLilithOfSpitex Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!! thank you so much!! I wanted to make some <33
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Lulukayy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh :D
You are so awesome for doing this :D
So I know you said Charlotte is a no-go, but I'm going to try her anyways, any tips?
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Pancakes569 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Artist
wow amazing o-o
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Dark--Lights Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
OMG........I CANT EVEN LKIHLFKDFSASDASADSFFDFFDF :iconspazzplz:
MARRY ME//shot
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Manafichu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Charlotte's grief seed will be coming out in a set of cell phone charms. In the auction I pre-ordered mine from, they mistakenly thought Charlotte's magical girl form was Kyoko because in the picture, they put the grief seed of Charlotte under Kyoko. :facepalm:
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:icontheanna:
TheAnna Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I have Oktavia's from the set on reserve in a group order.

Kyoko has a cannon witch [link] and Charlotte was very likely the Walpurgis minion with pigtails and a Lollipop [link] .

NOW YOU KNOW!~
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Hatsune1Miku123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
OMG yes! She has a Pyoter on her back, polka dotted leggings, and a Charlotte tail!
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Manafichu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Ok. Whoever made the auction must have said "Well, OK, Kyoko is Charlotte as this picture says so we'll put her there!" when I think Kyoko's grief seed was never shown in the game, and since Kyoko was under the grief seed in the picture. LOL!
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:icontheanna:
TheAnna Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She had a Grief Seed in the game [link] all of the Witches do except the 2 bonus route ones.

I get what you mean though. ;D
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:iconmanafichu:
Manafichu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I ment since Kyoko was under that grief seed they put her there.
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GrimmUlquigrrrl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Good job! Cool idea.
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:icondakuncosplay:
DakunCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really cool tutorial...!

But how am i supposed to create Charlotte's Grief Seed..? It's empty inside..!
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:icontheanna:
TheAnna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Read the description please.
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DakunCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, i see...Looks like a problem then .u.
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:icontheanna:
TheAnna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a keychain set coming out in May that will have her Grief seed in it. [link] [link] They're not taking order right now but it should open up again eventually.
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DakunCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :3
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DaleraTheHedgedingo2 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Artist
I think this is awesome! I'll make one of my own design (if I ever do)
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1luna2 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
this is so cool!!!!! i suck at this i cant make one!!! but i really want one!!!! NOFAIR!!!! i need help!!!!
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:icontheanna:
TheAnna Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The key to growing as an artist is to continually challenge yourself.
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1luna2 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
okay!thanks!!!!where do you get the egg for the soul gem?btw YOUR SO AWSOME!!!I LOVE YOUR GRIEF SEEDS AND SOUL GEMS!!! THERE SO.....SO....SO...AMAZING!!! :D
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:icontheanna:
TheAnna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I got them from my local Dollar store during the Easter season.

Thank you.
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:icon1luna2:
1luna2 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student General Artist
okay..is there some where i can buy them on the computer?
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:icontheanna:
TheAnna Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]
Buy multiples.
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:icon1luna2:
1luna2 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks!! hey...are the eggs the ones you used for the soul gem??
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:icontheanna:
TheAnna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the same kind that I used on my second Sayaka and Mami Gems. There's a section on making Soul Gems with this specific kind of egg in the description on my tutorial.
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1luna2 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
okay!!thanks!!! hey where do you get the egg for the soul gem? btw YOUR SO AWSOME!!!!! I LOVE HOW YOU DO YOUR ARK WORK!!!! ITS SO....SO..So...AMAZING!!!!!! :D
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bdge Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GOOD!!
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rikufangirl9 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
it's beautiful!!! all your tutorials are amazing!
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WaltzQueen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can I just commission Kirsten's seed from you?
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:icontheanna:
TheAnna Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not take commissions.
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