Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ruby-OOAK carved wooden tuck comb

Meet Ruby....For Sale on my shop www.aliceswanndolls.etsy.com

Ruby is a  OOAK carved basswood tuck comb style wooden doll. Her head and body are turned as one piece on a lathe then carved by me. She is fully jointed but she comes with a stand. She has pieced ears and wears ruby earrings from silver wires. She is antiqued to give her a patina. She stands 12 tall and wears a fushia silk print dress under it is a fushia quilted slip and pantaloons. The hair is painted with curled bangs and golden comb. She has elongated, graceful proportions, nicely carved details, and red painted slippers. Her clothing is completely removeable. She come signed and dated.

WIP Large 24 inch Wooden Queen Anne inspired Doll

I started carving a large 24 inch wooden doll. I originally was going to use this wood body for a sculpted paper clay head.  I couldn't bring myself to put a clay head on this wooden body. Especially after I carved the legs. I like carving large dolls. At least I am off to a great start. It takes a bit of trial and error to come up with a good pattern.