Silver slippers and bracelets for Schehrezade
This is how tiny the slippers are. I just adore them. It’s been a dream of mine to make tiny, precious shoes for a doll since grade 6. I’ve been beading their shoes up to this point, but on the scale i work with, they end up looking too bulky for the doll’s feet because even the tiniest of seed beads and crystals are still disproportionately large for a 1:6 scale foot. I mean, they do the job, but i’m always trying to improve on my technique and execution and so, for the last two or so years i’ve been wanting to make slippers from a precious metal, such as gold or silver. This is the very first pair cast in Sterling. I carved them and the bracelets in jewelers wax, which was very tricky because you have to account for the shrinkage of metal during casting. So, there was quite a bit of guesswork involved into how big i should actually make them; too big and they will not look good on the foot, too small and they will not fit the foot. And you can’t exactly squeeze a porcelain foot into a metal shoe. It has to go in freely. So, I calculated the best i could and they turned out perfectly! I’ll see if i can have molds of these made for a limited edition run. Let me know if any body’s interested in having these for their Enchanted Doll. They are solid silver and won’t be cheap.
The new Scheherezade doll is wearing over 120 grams of silver on her body. She will be unveiled in the September issue of the Haute Doll Magazine along with 2 more new costumed dolls.
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