( On top of the braids, I made some teeny jewelry for Lagoona because I hated the cheap crap Mattel stuck her with. Titles will appear if you hover your pointer. )
The braids are not permanent. I'm planning to boil-perm her hair and, once it dries, gently take them out so her hair will set in a crimped style. It looked as though her hair was lacking something when I received her and I want to give it a little body. Frankie, my partner's Draculaura, and Cleo all have body to their hair. Poor Lagoona got stuck with limp curls and nasty factory gook (which I washed out)! :( She's going to be a fancy girl, but for now she's a little punk. I'm going to try her out in a few more Bratz outfits when they arrive.
Her pearl jewelry was made out of a single pearl-bead Barbie necklace. I took a thin pin and threaded it, running a double-string through the beads. Originally I'd thought to try and take her head off so she could wear the Barbie necklace but I didn't want to snap the pegs on the inside (she's too adorable to get broken over such foolishness) so then I thought, seriously, this necklace is worth nothing I'll break it
and, luck of luck, there were plenty of beads to craft things with! Monster High dolls have such tiny little necks.
I may buy a little bead-pack at Wal*Mart and try my hand and making snazzier jewelry for all the girls. Cleo might like a gold-bead necklace and I'll bet Clawdeen (when I get her!) would love ropes of multicolored beads!