Hello again and thank you all so much for your kind words and concern about my accident. I'm feeling pretty good, all things considered, and am getting much more agile on my crutches, though I still find them very tiring, as I have to keep my leg out in front of my body and never let it touch the ground. I should add that my little joke about my face breaking my fall was an exaggeration; I did get several stitches in my chin and one in my lower lip, but the rest of face is fine and I had no head injuries, thanks to my trusty helmet, which was badly scraped up...it gave me a little shudder to look at the damage and think that that could have been my head. My husband has been an absolute angel, and has done everything from help my put on my underwear (god bless you, baby!) to set up all the pictures below for the shop update, not to mention all the cooking, cleaning and general waiting-on. I can't imagine how I would manage without him. So, without further adieu, here is my take on the Bard... (all pieces are hand-sculpted without molds).
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Miranda's head, torso, hands and feet are sculpted from polymer clay; she has a wire armature and is fully poseable (even her neck joint!) Her clothing is made from vintage lace and dupioni silk; her hair is tussah silk. Her eyes are handmade and she has lovely, delicately sculpted hands and bare feet. Miranda stands 17 inches high (43 cm).
Hamlet's head, body, hands and feet are made from polymer clay. His limbs are wire covered in polyfil, so he is fully poseable. His clothing is made from silk using both machine and hand-sewing. His eyes are glass, his hair viscose. Hamlet holds Yorrick's tiny skull, and stands 18 inches high (46 cm).
Titania is hand-sculpted from paperclay over a styrofoam and foil armature without the use of molds; each doll or bust is truly one-of-a-kind. The sculpting process involves several layers of paper-clay, which must be dried and sanded between each layer. The busts are lightweight and can stand on their own. Their eyes are handmade from glass or acrylic and paperclay; their wigs are hand-made from mohair. She has been finished with acrylic paints, pencil, archival pens and acrylic varnish. Titania's antlers are tiny branches, and she wears a copper flower crown embellished with solver microbeads. Titania stands 6.5” high x 4” wide (16 x 10 cm) without her antlers, 8.5” (21.5 cm) high with antlers.
Lady MacBeth holds a tiny bloodstained key and wears a copper flower in her hair embellished with silver microbeads. She weeps silver tears and stands 24 inches high (61 cm)
Lady MacBeth holds a tiny bloodstained key and wears a copper flower in her hair embellished with silver microbeads. She weeps guilty, silver tears and stands 24 inches high (61 cm).
Both Juliet and Lady MacBeth are figurines are made from paperclay, a very fine and durable form of papier maché that is built up in layers. It is dried and sanded between each layer, resulting in a smooth, porcelain-like finish. They are finished with acrylic paints, pencil and archival pens, then sealed with a matte varnish. Their arms are constructed over a wire armature and can be posed at the elbow and shoulder joints. Their necks, wrists & fingers are reinforced with a wire core and two-part epoxy for added strength during shipping. Their clothing is made from silk and upcycled vintage clothing.
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At one point, these were going to be the Weird Sisters from MacBeth, but for some reason they came out much cuter than they did menacing, so I've dubbed them the Witchy-Poos. They are sculpted from polymer clay and measure between 14" and 15" long. They have handmade eyes, tussah silk wigs, and clothing made from silk and vintage lace. They are jointed very simply can be posed at the shoulders, hips and knees.
These pendants are a new addition to the shop this month. They are individually sculpted from polymer clay and have have handmade eyes. Their tiny wigs are tussah silk, making the pendants very comfortable to wear. The pendants measure between 1.5 - 2" wide and are pictured above with a dime for scale. Their bails are sterling silver; they should not be worn in water or damp conditions.
That's not all! Scroll down to the next post to see the new prints that will be included in tomorrow's update...