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9 years, 1 month ago 0
Posted in: Doll Accessories

Sterling Silver Crown

Well, today is a good day, Enchanted Doll fans. There will be lots of new photos uploaded on the site tonight, including a photo of the Gold body ornament.

Remember that Sterling silver head ornament line i announced several weeks ago. Well, I finally finished the first one. This piece is based somewhat on Agnetha’s crown, but is quite different in design. I carved it in wax and had it cast in Sterling Silver. This is the very fist trial-cast and it didn’t turn out that great. The next one will be better. At this point it’s in the first stage of completion. The pieces will be sold in different stages and prices will be different for each one.

Stage 1: Cleaned and polishes,’naked’ silver

Stage 2: Enamel is applied to granules to create the illusion of stones

Stage 3: Additional silver ornament is added to the piece. Eg. discs, dangles, chains, etc.

Stage 4: 24k Gold plating

I have yet to determine the prince for this particular piece. I will post a picture for each stage as i continue to work on it.

We’re shooting all day today, so keep your eyes open for more!

9 years, 1 month ago 15
Posted in: Rant!

I was thinking that i will compile a list of the best and the worst 5 dolls on the world doll market right now. Perhaps I will have to make it 10. I’ll see. I think i’ll also rate them on the scale of 10 for their facial appearance, anatomical beauty, articulating, quality and originality. I can call several off the top of my head, but will need a few days to compile the final winners and losers (on my scale). Feel free to put forward candidates for either list. What you like and what you hate. I’ll be happy to consider them.

9 years, 1 month ago 13
Posted in: New Doll

New face

I’ve tried a to give this doll a more naturelle look with lighter eye definition than my usual technique. I like the result but she needs a wider mouth. This is just a rough for the doll i’m going to cast in Golden Tan skin tone.

I finished a Pearl in Rose porcelain. I call her Rose Pearl. The other new thing Rose Pearl has is a slimmer chest piece. Her rib cage is tighter, collar bone is more defined and breasts are a little bit more round and slightly bigger. I really like it. I really dislike the stereotypical, enormous-breasted look most Asian bjds have. I love the Neo-classical, petite look where breasts are small and don’t appear to be affected by gravity, much. It’s so much more natural-looking than a pair of huge balloons stuck to a doll’s chest. Anyway, pictures are coming up.

9 years, 1 month ago 3
Posted in: Work in Progress


First new male doll is complete, but still bald. I just assembled the male doll yesterday and took a couple of quick shots of him.
His full photoshoot is scheduled for later this week, and he’ll have his own gallery at that time.

9 years, 2 months ago 3
Posted in: Uncategorized

moth

I’ve been overly fascinated with a certain of moth species lately. They are called “Tolype Velleda”, and are well worth a google search.

Think of them as furry little animals, with wings. I’m so fascinated with them, that they may find a way into an upcoming ball-jointed doll project.

9 years, 2 months ago 4
Posted in: Doll Accessories

The first piece in the Sterling Silver line of ornate head ornaments for my nude dolls will be available for sale in the Doll accessory section of my site sometime next week. It’s a crown ornament, similar to the one Agnetha is wearing. I’m just waiting to pick it up from the foundry on Monday morning. I’m really excited to see it. For those of you who are interested in my headpieces i’ll warn you in advance-they won’t be cheap.

I gotta go and put the last coat of paint on my new guy.

9 years, 2 months ago 5
Posted in: site news

As some of you may have noticed, the new Enchanted Doll site is finally up and running and if you haven’t yet then go and check it out! There are a couple of pages here and there that are still waiting for content, but it will all be filled up by summer. I have a new system of placing orders-A doll order form. It  makes ordering a doll simple and easy.

Also, tomorrow i’ll be assembling the new double jointed male doll, so he will probably make his appearence on the site on Monday night or Tuesday, at the latest. There is also a new female face coming up in the Rose skin tone.

9 years, 2 months ago 3
Posted in: Work in Progress

Hello,

My new site is near completion!!! It’s so much better than the old one in terms of the aesthetics and user friendliness.

I’m introducing more new features for my limited edition porcelain nudes: Tattoos, fired-on 24k white and yellow gold body ornament (rings, bracelets, anklets, neck pieces etc.) and silver jewelry. All of these ornaments are permanent and not removable! Even silver bracelets and anklets because they have to be put on a doll prior to assembly.

My new site will have doll accessories gallery where examples of these ornaments can seen and ordered. Custom orders for a specific design are welcome.

Marina

9 years, 2 months ago 2
Posted in: New Doll

Hi,
Some of you guys have already seen this on flickr, but I’ve just introduced a new, rose skin tone for my dolls. So, those who prefer the more natural skin look to the stark white porcelain I usually use to cast my dolls, now have that option.
This feature comes with an extra charge though, as rose porcelain is more expensive and fickle than white. As a rule, any skin tone is always more difficult to achieve than simple white. Porcelain is a rather difficult and time consuming material to work with. Sometimes i hate it. Most of the time i love it though. I shot some pics today of a white and rose girl side by side for colour comparison. I’ll post it/them tomorrow.

I have a long day tomorrow…..I have to make 7 new molds for a double jointed male and go grocery shopping to Costco too, because i have nothing to eat in my house. I don’t know how i’m going to be able to do both, as mold-making is usually a 12 hour affair of non-stop work. No joke, i don’t have time to put my hands down from morning to at least midnight. And it’s mentally exhausting and hard on the eyes too because making a functional, multi-piece mold is such a delicate and dirty procedure. Plaster is unforgiving of any undercuts whatsoever and you have to be so careful with separation lines or the mold is ruined. On the scale that i work the margin of error is usually about 2-5 millimeters. After about 9 hours of messing around with wet clay, surgical and dental tools, water and plaster, my finger joints begin to lock up, my wrists are on fire, my finger tips are numb and my eyes are crossing over from the strain. Anyway…I think this last paragraph should have been categorized as a ‘Rant’. Oh, well.

9 years, 2 months ago 6
Posted in: Work in Progress

I just want to post that I’m working on a new double jointed male doll. Both the legs and the arms will be double jointed, allowing for the same level of articulation as the female dolls.

The target completion date for the first doll is in two weeks. I’ll have pictures posted then, so keep your eyes open for him.

Marina.