Monthly Archives: June 2012

4 years, 8 months ago 18

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Echo â„–5- Saffron ($18,900 CAD)

Saffron’s exquisite crown was inspired by and constructed from components of traditional Norwegian jewelry, which I acquired during my travels in Scandinavia.

Light and delicate, it’s made from silver filigree wire, 24k gold-plated pendants and disks, that shimmer and sparkle as they move. Other features include two silver Buyao hairpins; a pair of silver earrings; 14k gold-plated bracelets; bead embroidery and Swarovski crystal accents on the printed costume; two pairs of silver shoes; two pairs of interchangeable feet; magnetic mohair wig; custom stand and a specially upholstered tin box.

The doll is porcelain, ball-jointed, china painted and articulated with industrial springs. 13.5” (34.5cm) tall. 2012

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4 years, 8 months ago 15
Posted in: New Doll

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Echo â„–4- Sayan ($18,900 CAD)

Sayan’s crown incorporates elements of Tibetan and Mongolian tribal jewelry, while her name was inspired by the Sayan mountain range between Northern Mongolia and Southern Siberia, close to where I spent my childhood.

Solid and ornate, this sterling silver crown is adorned with long silver pendants, set with 4 red Corals and flanked by two removable, resin-dipped Roses. Other features include a pair of silver earrings and bracelets; bead embroidery and Swarovski crystal accents on the printed costume; two pairs of silver shoes; two pairs of interchangeable feet; magnetic mohair wig; custom stand and a specially upholstered tin box.

The doll is porcelain, ball-jointed, china painted and articulated with industrial springs. 13.5” (34.5cm) tall. 2012

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4 years, 8 months ago 15

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Echo â„–3- Zhenzhen ($19,700 CAD)

Zhenzhen means precious. Her elaborately beaded crown was inspired by a traditional Manchu Qitou hairstyle.

The colorful crown is embroidered with 24k gold beads, 17 Pearls, 6 glass Roses, Swarovski crystals, dyed mother of pearl, glass seed beads and a resin-dipped Rose. Other features include a 24k gold overlay ring; Pearl earrings; glass roses, pearls, bead embroidery and Swarovski crystal accents on the printed costume; two pairs of silver shoes; two pairs of interchangeable feet; magnetic mohair wig; custom stand and a specially upholstered tin box.

The doll is porcelain, ball-jointed, china painted and articulated with industrial springs. 13.5” (34.5cm) tall. 2012

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4 years, 8 months ago 15

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Echo â„–2- Willow ($19,100 CAD)

Willow’s crown was inspired by decorative elements of a traditional Russian Kokoshnik headdress.

Draped with long streamers of gold beads and pendants, this intricate and lacy crown is cast from bronze, plated with 24k gold, enameled and accented with 8 rose Zirconium crystals. Other features include two braid pendants that convert to earrings; 24k gold bead embroidery accents on the printed costume; two pairs of silver shoes; two pairs of interchangeable feet; 14k gold-plated hoop earrings and bracelets; magnetic mohair wig; custom stand and a specially upholstered tin box.

The doll is porcelain, ball-jointed, china painted and articulated with industrial springs. 13.5” (34.5cm) tall. 2012

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Please email me at inquiries@enchanteddoll.com if you have any questions regarding this piece.

4 years, 8 months ago 24
Posted in: New Doll

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Finally! Enchanted Doll introduces a very special, limited edition doll Echo!

Echo is a unique, fully costumed, ball-ball jointed porcelain doll, limited to just 5 pieces. All five, wear different, one of a kind, ethnic headdress, each one created in a different aesthetic tradition. Other features include two pairs of interchangeable feet and two pairs of ornate silver shoes, a printed costume with individual accents of bead embroidery and Swarovski crystals, magnetic mohair wig, a custom stand and a beautifully upholstered tin box.

Originally I was planning to make 30 Echoes, but decided to stop at five, having realized just how labor intensive they are.

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This is Echo â„–1. I named her Orchid Echo.

Orchid’s floral crown was inspired by the traditional Kingfisher hair ornaments of the Qing dynasty.

Each flower in this crown is cast in sterling silver and enameled to resemble the color of Kingfisher feathers. The composition is accented with two pendants, 12 corals, 10 turquoise, 6 Opalites and golden disks.

She has been completed first and already SOLD, but the remaining 4 Echoes have yet to be unveiled.

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To make this edition even more special, I’ve customized five tins with luxurious fuchsia lining, tasseled pillows and 5 discreet but secure safety snaps to hold the doll in place. A precious bed, for a precious doll.

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Remaining four Echoes will be unveiled one by one this week, until all are revealed!

4 years, 8 months ago 21
Posted in: Book

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I am thrilled to announce that the 2nd edition of the Enchanted Doll Art Book is now available for pre-order! The edition is limited to only 250 copies, all signed and numbered, AND, with one new photograph!

The second edition of the book is being produced on multiple requests from many collectors who missed out on the first one, but it’s the last time it will be published in its present format. This is it. Get it while it lasts.

Price is $75.00 CAD +shipping. Pre-order period begins today on first come, first serve basis. Books will be ready for delivery in August.

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Posted in: Uncategorized

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That’s how it moves.

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Posted in: Work in Progress

I made an alternate double neck joint for my Rubenesque model. It’s another double joint I’ve been wanting to experiment with for a while now. It allows for a much more dramatic range of motion and a more sensuous body language, but as with any joint, it creates a visual break into the body.

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I think that the clavicle region of our bodies is very sensuous and erotic, and therefore very important to the overall sensuality of the doll. Messing up the subtlety of the clavicle may render the whole doll lifeless. So, I tried to negotiate the articulation and the form of the double neck joint in the most attractive way possible, and I like the way the doll looks and  ‘plays’ with this expressive neck.

In the end, everything is a give-and-take in this world. You gain some and you lose some. And why not, as long as the gain is worth the loss? For me, it almost always is. But I suppose it’s all about carefully calculated risk-taking.

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What do you guys think of the neck?

4 years, 8 months ago 57
Posted in: New Doll

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For several years now I’ve been wanting to give my dolls a more articulated hip joint, which would allow them to tuck their knees up to their chests. I’ve been torn over this, because adding more articulation inevitably breaks up the flow of body lines, interfering with the aesthetics of the doll. The last few months I’ve been tinkering with the hip joint, trying to come up with the most balanced solution to the conflict of form and function. It was the most difficult joint I’ve had to design, but I’m quite pleased with the result.

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Those of you who are not fans of this new anatomy, not to worry, this is just an alternate hip joint to the original one, not a replacement. From now on, both of them will be featured in my dolls. It’s something I needed to try in my search for growth and that elusive perfection. Can’t expect to get anywhere interesting doing the same old thing over and over again, can you?

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I’ll post more pictures within a couple of days, but in the meantime, what d’ya guys think? First impressions?

4 years, 8 months ago 18
Posted in: show

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No Casualties this time. ;)