September 30, 2009


This is MA's doll for the Coolaberation. Her name is Shudayra. From the moment she arrived, she has been sending me vibes to give her a face. So I did.

Halloween is coming : )

I made these Halloween bracelets. The pic didn't get the colors very well and I don't think the backgroud color helps either. : ( But it says "Boo" and has little pumpkins along it. I made the purple and orange for a friend who loves Halloween. She was showing people and another woman liked it so much I told her I make her one too.

September 25, 2009

3D Dia de Los Muertos Challenge

I've been working on my challenge doll and the other day at the store I found the perfect skull. I'm going to gesso it, paint it and then add embellishments and either varnish or layer with glue. It's about five inches tall.

September 15, 2009

Halloween Giveaway at Dollistic

I just have to share the chance to win this fabulous five inch doll. Go to Dollistic for your chance to win. Gail has outdone herself on this doll.

If you like this doll, why not join our Halloween Swap at Decidedly Different Dolls? This doll was originally intended for the swap but was five inches instead of four. Come and play!

My wonderful swap doll

G from Dollistic and I arranged a swap and this is the fabulous doll I got! I just love her. She has the look of worn leather, like she has mellowed with age.

I love the musical notes and her body reminds me a bit of a cello, which I've always told myself I was going to learn to play someday.

Between her and the bird, it just reminds me of the beauty of music, nature at it's finest. : )

Hands, hands, hands...

Y from Ink Spiller's Attic posted this tutorial on some hands she made from polymer clay and wire. She mentioned though that she thought the wires might break as they seemed really fragile. So I got the idea of wrapping the wire around itself. I used a 20 G wire and it makes a really stiff finger. I'd like to try it again with maybe a 22 or 24 G wire, because I found this a little tiring after all that wrapping. Those are the ones with pink finger tips. The other pair, I just used the wire but I put beads on the wire. It turned out really cute and it allows me to use up my "bead soup."

Sapphire Beauty

Miss Sapphire Beauty is the doll I've been working on lately for the BAD birthstone RR. There is something really meditative about this doll. Maybe it's the shape? She reminds me of those statues of Christ that you see on the cross that are in the Alps and other high mountain places. Sort of a nunlike quality.

I did the arms and area below the arms. The center section is peyote with with a ruffle. Easy to make just do two rows where you put two beads instead of one between each bead. I got the idea from the "Frill Seeker" bracelet that I made. The sides are Right Angle Weave

September 8, 2009

Latest Raggedy

I took a picture of all the Raggedy's I've made minus one's I've given away. And here is my latest Raggedy doll. This one I did for a woman at my bead circle and she picked the colors. I think I much prefer bright happy hair to real hair colors. But I'm sure she'll like it since it's what she wanted. The dress is actually more purple than the reddish color that is shows here. Ah, photography. Speaking of photography I want you all to notice that these are in focus! : ) I used a timer and it's really helped.

September 3, 2009

3D Metal/Wire Challenge - Miss Bobblehead

Here is my entry for the 3D metal/wire challenge. It's not quite finished. I'd hoped to finish by the deadline but wasn't feeling so well over the weekend. I still need to do her legs. Maybe this weekend?

I need some suggestions for her poor head. It's supposed to be a bobble head but I think maybe the wire isn't stiff enough, because it isn't hanging the way I'd like. I really like the colored wire though so I am loath to change it to silver or some other metallic. Any ideas for re-enforcement while still looking nice?