Sketch of the week- Corset.

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Introducing a new, weekly blog feature: sketch of the week. Every Monday I will choose a page from my sketchbook and post it here. The sketch can be a recent or an old one and will not necessarily be doll-related.

This corset sketch have been shown at the Villa Terrace museum during my solo show. I made these concept sketches a couple of years ago when I took a lost wax casting, jewelry class. I’ve been dreaming of creating metal clothes for my dolls for several years and when I began familiarizing myself with wax carving I knew right away that this method would allow me to do it. So, after my first class I came up with this very ambitious design for a 1:6 scale, silver corset. I’ve yet to make it, though I have a feeling that it won’t be long now. However, now that I have some experience with carving jeweler’s wax, I’m not sure that this design can be replicated by hand. I will most definitely give it my best shot, but this might be better suited for a machine carving. I really want one. One day I’ll get it.

Anyway, my first attempt at carving a functional, silver corset for a doll turned out like this. It’s not bad, but I can and will do better next time.


You can find this corset in the Cinderella gallery. I’m thinking about making it available for orders at one point, only without the breast cups. I don’t know exactly yet.

23 Responses

  1. noxy says:

    I adore Cinderella’s corset, and I’m sure many would love to see it available for purchase, with or without the breast cups.

    I look forward to seeing more sketches! This corset sketch looks lovely and intricate, though I have a hard time picturing it in metal. Or maybe I’m having trouble picturing it entirely in metal.. I imagine leather would also be a part of that corset.

    But anyhoo, I’m sure you will find a way to make that corset a reality someday. And I will be right here waiting to see the blog entry on the day you do. *hugs*

  2. annina says:

    oh i love to see your sketches so i’m excited about this weekly blog feature!

    (i’ve been loving this photo)

    i really like the organic look of Cinderella’s corset!

  3. Kimmi says:

    Oh good, I’m so excited you’ll be showing us some sketches each week! Sometimes it’s hard to go for a while without news– certain obsessive people get curious about what you’re up to! So this should tie “these people” over while they’re waiting ;) Also, we all love getting to see your ideas and future plans! You’re always so creative.

  4. annina says:

    hehe Kimmi, never heard of such people, where are they *looks around* ;)

  5. noxy says:

    Yeah really Kimmi… I don’t think I’ve ever seen such folk…

  6. What a great idea, sketch of the week blog post, hurray!!

    I love the two little half sketches at the side, those look like they would make lovely corsets. Very victorian and romantic

  7. Lumina says:

    You are so good at sketching! I like this new idea of posting sketches, it is fun… And I think corset is fabulous. It is different from other ones I had ever see (and I wath them all the time). Sorry if there are many mistakes, I am still learning english.

  8. Crystal says:

    WOW, now that’s some wild corset! Looks like a chastity belt type of design. For those of us that would like to keep our girl pure!
    I’m also wondering what became of that beautifully intricate silver metal collar (to be). Was your jewelry making friend ever able to cast it?

  9. Silvana says:

    Hi Marina, sure you can do exactly what dreams, because you are a very intelligent and dedicated artist! Your dolls are wonderful and perfect and the clothes adorable… I still could not buy a doll made you, but dream with them and to make clothes for her … then I will design on paper … and I am planning on clothes … accessories shoes … … I am a freak … I know … hehe … I’m madly trying to do in a Corset Crochet for my Barbie … I do not know how metal and jewelry like you…. so … … even in my dreams …!
    Cinderella and her corset is adorable!!! Kisses

  10. Manu says:

    Very beautiful and great idea to see how the super artist work.
    it’s will be interesting to see your shecth
    good luck for the next of your work and BRAVO

  11. Erin says:

    It’s a beautiful design, and it would be awesome to see it realized.

    Sketches are fun!

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