Glòria is now done!

Hello everybody! I hope that you had a wonderful Easter and spent a great time with your love ones! During that weekend, I finally finished taking photos of Glòria and she’s now done! Her wig is made of high quality human hair and she has brown handmade glass made by me. I did not make something serious with her outfit, it’s just a simple tunic dress made in a taupe color polyester chiffon fabric and sequins were added to finish the look. Her shoes are made from apoxie clay and have sparkly rhinestones encrusted into them. Speaking of apoxie, I believe that I found the magical material to mold and fabricate my future figurative dolls and I would like to thank Ana Salvador from Dragonfly Works for sharing her doll making techniques on NIADA  http://www.niada.org/ . I consider Glòria as a modern bohemian with a free spirit attitude. Do not be surprised if my next posts are related to the different fashion photos I made of her. Stay tuned!

 

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Glòria’s front lace wig!

Happy Sunday evening art doll lovers! My Glòria front lace wig is finally finished! Actually, I’ve been working and learning on how to make this kind of wig for a while now…almost two years now! Many of you might be asking yourselves what a front lace wig is? A lace wig is simply hair which is ventilated one by one on top of lace mesh fabric, it’s than glued in front of the person’s front head. Once the front lace wig is glued, it gives the impression that the hair is actually naturally rooted onto the person wearing the wig. This type of wig is truly loved and appreciated by many celebrities, such as, Oprah, Beyoncé and Jessica Simpson , but also by people with cancer. Even though, it takes me two days to make, not including hair styling it, I love the natural finish that it gives.

Glòria before wigging!

Hello! Here are more photos of Glòria before she is wigged and for which I will go in more details during the weekend. Enjoy!

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Glòria is now painted!

Hello! On tonight’s post, I will continue with Glòria, but now painted! I have to admit that while I was sanding her with water and sandpaper, and soon after,  I got a bit worried: the clay looked like wax and kind of fragile. I had to wait almost a full week before polishing her. Kato polyclay looks quite translucent and silky, just like Cernit polymer clay. Also, I tried to make her painted face a little different. Though I normally love my dolls make up to look more natural, this time with Glòria, I added more eye shadow than usual. I don’t know if I will do this for future dolls, but painting her was pure joy!

 

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2014 Dolls in video part 1

*THIS VIDEO CONTAINS NUDITY PARENTAL GUIDANCE REQUIRED

HI everyone! In this post, I’m presenting to you part 1 of 3 of the 2014 dolls. Hope you like it, since two more videos will follow this weekend!

Marie Georghy Jacob

2013 Dolls in video part 1

Happy Sunday doll fanatics! I’m very thrilled to show you my second video, but this time, it’s for my 2013 Dolls. Actually, there will be two videos for 2013 dolls and maybe two or three for the dolls made in 2014: since I made a lot of them during that year. Making these videos are fun, though they do take time to create, they are a good way to do promotions. Thanks everybody and stay in touch for my next videos and…more dolls.

Marie Georghy Jacob

2012 Dolls in video

*THIS VIDEO CONTAINS NUDITY, PARENTAL GUIDANCE REQUIRED

Hi everyone! I was away last weekend for a small but busy trip to the Big Apple! Some of you may have seen a few of my pictures and videos. Hope you like them, though some pictures did not turn out well…but for tonight’s post, I will not talk about my great trip, but I will be presenting a small video of my 2012 dolls! More videos will be on there way. Stay tuned my doll friends!

Marie Georghy Jacob

Maly

Happy Sunday dear friends! I will make this short and sweet. Before I continue and leave you with more photos of Maly, it’s important for me to say that not only this doll was my last one from 2014, but it was also a new beginning for me. Though I did like sculpting her and loved her name background story, I did not have any chance with Maly: she had small cracks all over her shoulders, her arms and on her right ankle. As far as I knew it, I could not looked at this doll anymore and I even seriously asked myself, if I should make a post on her! Finally, by listening my heart, I thought It would not have been fair, not only for me, but also to all people who want to create polymer clay dolls, to not showing her. After deep thinking, I took a two months hiatus and make a new plan. In this plan, I made a small inventory of what I have accomplished after three years by making dolls. But deep down inside of me, it was time for change, in terms of materials and what I want to do next for the year 2015. I told myself, something different must be made for my future handmade dolls, both technically and aesthetically. I will get back on this topic on my next post and till than, enjoy your weekend my dear doll friends.

Marie Georghy Jacob

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Magdalena

Good evening everyone! Before I continue with more photos of Magdalena, as someone who’s working in the fashion industry, the New York fashion week kicked off last week and lots of great american fashion designers will be showing their latest creations and I can’t not allow myself to miss it! So don’t be surprised if I post some fashion catwalks on my website…it will give me a small break from dolls this week. Of course, I will mainly post only fashion designers who share my love for ethnic textiles. Thanks everyone once again and I am living you with more pictures of Magdalena.

Marie Georghy Jacob

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