Monday, July 06, 2009

New Doll Jewelry...

My sister, Cynthia, collects dolls. I had noticed throughout her collection that there was a lack of doll jewelry and challenged myself as a jewelry designer to create small scale pieces for the dolls. Below you'll find five new doll jewelry designs, modeled on a flocked Ellowyne Wilde bust.

Above is a multi-stranded necklace made of wire-wrapped vintage simulated pearls.

The above photo is of a more simple necklace. The single-strand necklace is made up of wire-wrapped labradorite rounds.

A more Steampunk style necklace, the above piece was made out of tiny 3mm Swarovski crystals and old watch gears.

Above is another multi-stranded necklace. This particular piece is made up with small topaz and sapphire coins and rondelles.

One of my first attempts at doll jewelry, dangling pale-blue sapphires complete this choker.

I had a lot of fun creating extremely small jewelry. It was particularly fun searching out the beads to use in the projects. The great thing about working small is that the quality of materials can be upgraded. Working with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires for a complete project doesn't seem as daunting (or as expensive) when done on a smaller scale.

5 comments:

AuntieAnnie said...

These are exquisite and you are a good brother.

Gaea said...

Those are beautiful and adorable!

beadphoria said...

I love this idea! Maybe even a matching set for the doll and it's owner? The pieces are beautiful!

In Beads and Happiness,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Lucid Moon Studio said...

These are so cool! I used to make miniatures when I worked at a dollhouse store for many years, so this really piques my interest. I never attemped doll jewelry...it looks like fun to make! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh, I wish I were doll sized! Those are great! And what a fun challenge for yourself. I am going to take on Michelle Ward's Crusade 32 and knock myself off....pick a design early in my "career" and reimagine it to show how I have evolved. Enjoy the day! Erin