Made long ropes from the gold leafed clay and added rhinestones.
I made the plaster face from a plastic mask I picked up. I just put it in the oven along with the clay. The photos above are from before I baked it. I propped up the curls on the top with balls of aluminum foil. The wire mesh probably would have held it out straight but I did not want to take any chances.
The finished mask my be seen at the Masquerade Clay Ball.