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Hello doll lovers! This blog was created to tell you about dolls I have made and classes I teach on doll making at Attic Window Quilt Shop in Comstock Park, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). My goal in teaching is to pass on the love of making heirloom quality dolls. Most of the dolls I make (and hold classes for) are designed by Gail Wilson - visit her website at www.gailwilsondesigns.com . Page down my blog for some fun doll links including antique doll sites and hard to find doll supplies.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter bonnets? or Opals and rubies?

Around this time of year, girl dolls start thinking about Easter bonnets, or just dressing up in general. How about a little doll treasure?  Opal Lapo and Ruby Ybur, who sit on the bedroom dresser both feel a bit more "decked out" than the rest of the dolls. They have their very own semi precious rings!  Here is a picture of the opal ring:
Ruby's ring is pretty much the same except she has a small ruby.  So where do you find such a tiny treasure?  Well, funny story - imagine an older-ish woman with a doll tucked under her arm walking thru the mall into a jewelry store.  But no, we need to go back further.  These two dolls are the New York Dolls from Gail Wilson's online class. The original doll that these dolls are a reproduction of has a real ring of her own, so of course my dolls made their desire known for each of them to have a ring.  After they were finished  - including clothing - (you can't take a naked doll in the mall, she'll get arrested for indecent exposure), off we went to the jewelry store to look for a ring.  And the nice gentleman behind the counter didn't even crack a smile when we told him of our  request.  We were able to find a 14K jump ring that fit perfectly (1/4 inch) and the little elves in the back room of the store were able to take a small stud earring, pop off the setting and affix it to the jump ring.  Voila,  doll rings!

Happy Easter - Julie

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