Wednesday, January 02, 2008
A little beaded doll
Oh how I love beading dolls! Have to be careful about pronunciation when stating that out loud. I have had more than one person ask me why I would want to 'beat' dolls.
This little cutie started out as a form I bought from Ronda Kivett, the felt form came with one of her wonderful tiny faces already attached.
I added vintage Belgium sequins, and Swarovski crystals...
an 8mm margarita bead in the front and a few 4mm bicones on the dangles from her arms.
I was determined she needed a two colored spiral, and felt it was framed perfectly by the sequins. See the orange beads at the bottom that look as big as boulders? They are Japanese size 11/0. Click on each photo for a larger view
This doll is about 2 1/2 inches tall. To put that in perspective I took a picture of her in my hand.
Isn't she precious?
It seems it's been so long since I worked on a doll, it's like coming home after a long trip. Comfortable and happy.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman