Monthly Archives: September 2011

5 years, 9 months ago 18
Posted in: Uncategorized

Ladies and gentlemen, I have some exciting news!

Inspired by my recent travels in China, I’m beginning work on the long-awaited, limited edition costumed Echo line! While the entire edition of 30 is in production for the next year, the very first completed Echo of the edition will be available for sale at the 7th International Doll Salon in Moscow, October 6-9th, 2011.

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Echo #1 is a part of the advanced mini-edition of five costumed, porcelain Echos called the ‘Special Five’, which is set to be released by the end of 2011, featuring one-of-a-kind crowns and accessories that will set them apart from the rest of the edition. The unique features of the Special Five were inspired by the great vibrancy and diversity of traditional ethic ornament I encountered while touring the beautiful China.

Echo 1/30 Construction: Ball-jointed, porcelain doll; Full body ceramic-china painting; Industrial steel spring articulation; Custom made costume, featuring a UV resistant and permanent dye-sublimation print of original bead embroidery; Cast sterling silver crown with synthetic-enameling and beaded pendants; Carved and cast, sterling silver Pedestal shoes accented with blue Opals. Nude doll is 13.5” (34cm) tall.

Purchase details:

Price: $16,000 CND

Buying priority will be given to local public on October 6th, but International sale of Echo #1 opens on October 7th. (Edit, the show has ended, if you are interested, please email inquiries@enchanteddoll.com). Two month layaway is available.

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Echo #1 is one of three Enchanted Dolls to be displayed at this event, but only she is available for sale. Each morning I will be present there in person to meet doll fans, so stop by if you’re in Moscow.

Please email me if you have any questions regarding this.

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..For the 2011 Birthday Contest Winner!  The grand prize doll Lily has been completed and will be shipped to its new owner this week. Amal, please let me know you’re in town and confirm you shipping address.

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This still frame animation depicts some steps in the painting process of Lily, showing how it starts out and it’s final look, but there are other steps between the layers that aren’t shown, such as firings, of course. This head was painted in 3 china layers and 3 kiln firings. You can see how each layer fades after each firing, and has to be built back up to gradually intensify. It’s a one step forward, two steps back kind of process.

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Due to the unique transparency and non-drying characteristics of china paint, which require multiple firings to set, the painting process is driven and defined by the two conflicting targets: To paint the doll in as fewer layers as possible to minimize the number of firings, while simultaneously achieving the ultimate feature shapes, vibrancy and depth of colors.

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After years of practicing china painting, I’ve finally come up with a suitable analogy to describe its multiple characteristics: China paint is like watercolors because it’s translucent; like oil paint, because it doesn’t dry; like digital graphics, because all layers must be kept separated and like ceramic glaze, because it bonds only through kiln firing.

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A completed doll face. This one is for you, Amal. Claim your prize!

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5 years, 9 months ago 14
Posted in: Doll Accessories

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I’ve been getting so many requests for the Sterling silver Hand pendants, that I’ve decided to make them available to order. You can chose either a left or a right, or get both. They are $130 CND each, or $250 for both.

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While I designed the crown bail for these pendants, the silver hands themselves were molded from an actual pair of Enchanted Doll porcelain hands, and are therefore a part of my dolls.

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Please email me at inquiries@enchanteddoll.com if you’re interested in ordering one.

5 years, 9 months ago 16
Posted in: New Doll

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The auction for Midnight has been posted, and will run for the next 7 days on eBay ( Until Sep 13, 2011 02:22:53 EDT).

You can find the auction page here.

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It’s almost time for Midnight’s auction. And this is her fourth, and final wig which will be included with her.

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All the items seeing in this picture will be included in this auction.

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Which one is your favorite?

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I had an amazing trip to China, and in a little bit, I will share some of the experiences of my tour and make a new map, but in the meantime I would like to remind you about the upcoming ebay doll auction and show you some more pictures of her.

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This is magnetic wig number three. My new favorite color. Oh, and remember how I said that I made some outfits and accessories for this auction too?

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I was in the mood for something urban that can be dressed up or down.

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That’s all for today, but there is still one more wig and outfit and accessories to show. The auction start on September 5th.