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A Curious Dream
Ball Joint Dolls
My new endeavor and my new passion! I have worked on this ball joint doll for over a year. I saw my first bjd over four years ago and went on a journey to make my very own. I tried sculpting with paperclay, with little success. Then went back to polymer clay. I sculpted a large fairy head which still sits on my worktable to this day. Eventually she will be a larger bjd. But I decided to make a Destiny doll which will eventually be the main character of my upcoming book, Destiny's Garden. She was sculpted out of polymer clay and is 11 inches tall. She has 14 points of articulation and is cast in resin. Each doll is assembled by hand and painted by hand. I dress each doll in small limited editions or one-of-a-kind costumes. I have also sculpted a Danielle head to go on the same body, though I did retire that head. I was taught to make molds and cast resin by my good friend Joe MacPhale. He is available to cast your creations or to teach you how to do this by yourself. Visit his website:
All of the dolls you see here debuted at IDEX Orlando 2010 in January. Several of the dolls were purchased by retailers. Click on the Dealers link at the top of the page to find out more information. You may purchase the ones that were not sold through this website. Visit their galleries to find out more information about each of the dolls. Several of the dolls come with their own feltie that was created by my 12 year old daughter Destiny. She has her own gallery of creations and each is available for sale.
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