Things Merci Taught Me
1. Number the pages of the tutorial when I print it out. Will save a lot of panic later on when I realize I missed an entire page (front and back) and desperately try to remove material that's been glued and almost completely dry.
2. Super glue can glue your fingers to anything in the blink of an eye. Note to self: Keep solvent handy.
3. Toothpicks from Cracker Barrel are my friend.
4. Dry cuticles snag on the dolls hair = frustration and frizzes.
I tried so hard to make her look like Dana's, but came to the realization it was beyond what I could hope to accomplish on my second go at wigging. So, I calmed myself down and made her MY "Merci". I'm pleased with the outcome.
Red shoes with teeny-tiny beads as buttons, faux fur around the top of her boots:
Merci with her arms and sleeves attached:
Merci all dressed - notice the tiny white and gold beads glued to the sleeves and bottom of dress:
This gives you an idea of the size of the beads:
I braided fine gold wire and added ruby Swarovski cabochons to her crown:
Close up of crown:
Can you see the small bun I made for the top of her head inside the crown?
Here's Dana's "Merci":
Now - on to my next adventure! It's all picked out ~ stay tuned!!