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19th-May-2012 07:24 pm - Beads
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I picked up some new beads for doll necklaces and bracelets today. I'm still planning to do something else with beads, but I haven't quite figured out the logistics for it yet. I can't decide if I should start with thread or the semi-elastic clear thread. The nylon thread would definitely hold knots better, but would it be too taut for my project? Hmmmmmm~

The beads used to be $1 but now they're $1.50 - stop it, Wal*Mart! :| They stocked some new colors though; I was hard-pressed to pick favorites.

It started raining/storming just as Kalli and I got back from the store, so I'm glad we left when we did.
23rd-Oct-2011 02:10 pm - Doll jewelry
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BEADS. *-* I got a few more colors (beads are so cheap!) so I'm going to outfit a few more dolls with custom jewelry. There's a certain type of wire that's still eluding me but I'll find it eventually. I finally found the right stuff to give Clawdeen some real earrings! I've named her Zoe but she'll probably still get referenced as Clawdeen for clarity's sake.
5th-Oct-2011 09:01 pm - Progress with Lagoona Blue!
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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!
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