Monday, March 17, 2008

Dolly's done on time!!!

Well, prayer works! I jumped on this project that was worrying me getting close to the deadline and "just did it" and now I'm down to only one more little 2x2 beaded square by the end of the month. This pin turned out prettier than I thought it would; it's a good four inches, but not too heavy or bulky. She'd also be pretty pinned to a purse or scarf.
First I glued the pretty face (from online artist/friend Maggie Robinson) who makes these wonderful faces with soft colors and then crackles them to look aged. The backing is a piece of heavy felt.....with the wide pink ribbon just ruffled around the edge. When the glue was dry, I added the old piece of hand-dyed lace at her throat and her "crystal" and pearl necklace.
I intended for her hair to be an explosion of green glass leaves, but they were so heavy, I changed my mind and used a few leaves and almost 1/3 of a large tube of lime green seed beads for her hair. I wanted her to look like spring and happy colors.........hmmmmm; now what to name her?


GraceBeading said...

Oh Phyl... she's WONDERFUL, I love that green hair and the colors are beautiful! Nice work

Gammie said...

Just a lovely doll. The colors and bead work is exquisite.


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

She's gorgeous, Phyl.

Maggie R said...

Hi Phyl.
Wow, your pin is awesome. When I first looked at it I thought the face looked familiar.... VBG
I love the colors Phyll, abd the beadwork is so lovely. Congrats on getting it finished,don't you love deadlines!! It gets you moving, at least it does me!!!!

Noel said...

Beautiful beaded pin doll Phyl!
I love the colors and the way you put her all together...very nice job!