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4 months, 1 week ago 1
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Hey guys, at last I am able to take orders for the lovely Vertebrae Pendant! Get in touch with me through email if you’re interested (inquiries@enchanteddoll.com). The Sterling Silver pendant is $1200 USD.

I first posted about this pendant back in 2015, but it wasn’t until now that I was taking orders.

Details from the original post:

The pendant is manufactured from original feline vertebrae and cast in Sterling Silver. This is a very sensual piece of jewellery because it’s free-moving. There are 15 joints connecting 16 vertebrae, which makes it very bendable. I’m always playing with it. Stroking it brings an odd comforting sensation that helps me concentrate, kind of like moving a rosary between ones fingers. Or like petting a cat.

I’ve used these bone molds before in a couple of my doll projects, such as the Beetle and the Crow, but this jointing system is more advanced and realistic than my previous attempts. It gives a better range of movement while maintaining perfect alignment. And, to smoothly transition from the pendant to the chain, sculpted a double-bail at the top of the biggest vertebrae in the shape of human pelvis.

7 months, 2 weeks ago 4
Posted in: New Doll

Solaris is currently available. Please contact me at inquiries@enchanteddoll.com for more information

1 year ago 16
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The time has come!

Kay, my beautiful one of a kind resin doll will be going up for ebay auction on January 24th.

1 year, 1 month ago 9
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Last month I had the privilege to serve as a maid of honour at my friends’ Yuxi and Ben’s wedding in Hefei, China. I wanted to make something very special for the couple, because they’re very special people to me. So I made them this wedding portrait in porcelain and bronze to signify their bond to each other, and to Enchanted Doll.

My friends, I wish you an everlasting love!

 

 

1 year, 2 months ago 6
Posted in: New Doll, Video

I love working on the little details of things. There is a danger in it though, if you spend too much time on the details you could get lost in them and the only way out is by making even smaller details. Once you reach the point where you’re working with a electron microscope on something half an angstrom wide (one ten-millionth of a millimetre), you step back and go “okay, that’s enough for now.”

Here’s a video of just a couple details on the Lost Doll‘s dress and shoes. The Lost Doll will be available in an upcoming auction, stay tuned for more information.

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1 year, 2 months ago 16
Posted in: New Doll

This is Kay. I call her The Lost Doll, because she is a one of a kind 2010 Resin prototype with hand painted eyes and pearl-white skin that was never replicated again. She’s always been a special favourite of mine and has lived in my personal collection for 8 years, traveling the world with me to different gallery shows. You’ve seen her before in this lovely rainforest photoshoot earlier this year. I thought I would never sell her, but the time has come for me to let her go. It finally feels right. Stand by for more details.

1 year, 4 months ago 16
Posted in: New Doll

At last, I finished my latest porcelain doll! She is Lady Amalthea – the Last Unicorn!

This doll was inspired by a character from a 1968 fantasy novel by Peter S. Beagle, who undertakes a quest to find others of her kind, becomes a mortal woman and begins to experience human emotions. It is one of the saddest, and most beautiful fairy tales written, and I believe it is a poingant allegory for environmental destruction, rampant consumerism, loss of biodiversity and extinction. But it is also about love, courage, hope and transformation.

This doll will be available for sale in September. If you are interested please contact me at inquiries@enchanteddoll.com.

I’ve worked on this piece for over three years, dismantling and reassembling it multiple times as the image of the Unicorn slowly shaped itself. The 24k gold-plated bronze head piece was inspired by Hans Holbein’s 1539 portrait of Anne of Cleves, who was the 4th wife of King Henry the 8th. It is very light for its size, weighing only 82.3g (2.9oz). The costume is constructed with gold appliqué embroidery on fine tule, 2,435 gold-lined glass beads (24k), 1,880 seed beads, 635 Swarovski crystals, 148 Mother of Pearl flowers, 46 fresh water Pearls and 21 Amethyst gemstones.


“Once, I can’t remember, I was long ago, someone strange. I was innocent and wise, and full of pain. Now that I’m a woman, everything has changed. Once, when I was searching, somewhere out of reach, far away, in a place I could not find, or heart obey. Now that I’m a woman, everything is strange.”

– Lady Amalthea (Unicorn), The last Unicorn 1968, Peter S. Beagle.

“I am afraid of this mortal body…”

– Lady Amalthea (Unicorn), The last Unicorn 1968, Peter S. Beagle.

“Drown out my dreams! Keep me from remembering whatever wants me to remember it!”

Lady Amalthea (Unicorn), The last Unicorn 1968, Peter S. Beagle

“I can never regret. I can feel sorrow, but it’s not the same thing.”

– Unicorn, The last Unicorn 1968, Peter S. Beagle.

“I’m a little afraid to go home. I have been mortal, and some part of me is mortal yet. I am no longer like the others, for no unicorn was ever born who could regret, but now I do. I regret.”

– Unicorn, The last Unicorn 1968, Peter S. Beagle. 

“She will remember your heart when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits. Of all unicorns, she is the only one who knows what regret is – and love.”

– Schmendric, the Magician, The last Unicorn 1968, Peter S. Beagle.