Tuesday, November 4, 2008

White Spirit Doll

This is the White Spirit Doll--at least it's the front. It is made the same way I made the Not Quite Pink one--on fabric with stable-in-all-directions interfacing under it. It is 4.75 inches tall and 3.5 inches across the arms. I think there are 28 different kinds of beads on this doll.

When I thought of making a white doll, I didn't know whether there would be enough difference in the beads to show a pattern. But I think it turned out pretty well. Who knew there were so many kinds of white? The Yarn Harlot, that's who.

It actually looks quite lacy in spots. The bottom part of the doll is covered with sequins, with a tiny gilt-lined bead on top. This is the first time I put sequins on any of my beaded pieces. I will try that again.

This is the most organized or planned beading I've ever done. (I'll try that again, too!) It's interesting to compare it to the Not Quite Pink Spirit Doll (previous post) and to the October BJP page. See the October 24 post and the October 1 rant for my mixed feelings about pink and the reason my pink is not quite.

Next will be stitching back to front, stuffing, and putting the beaded edging around it.

So now I've got this humongous stash of white beads. What to do? What to do?


GraceBeading said...

She is a heavenly beauty!

Joan Cromley said...

She's absolutely lovely! Thinking about all-white beads - a free-form peyote bracelet, lacey, would be like wearing snow on your wrist!

Plays with Needles said...

i love all the whites in this doll and I agree that the sequins really worked in this piece. Together with your not quite pink doll, they're quite a pair. Makes me want to do one...

brenco1 said...

Enjoy your dolls. They are lovely and they look like you couldn't just make one or two - so many colors to choose from to make more. The jacket is beautiful in blue from your previous post. Saw one done in off-white yesterday. Very elegant.