Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Erte Inspired Dolls available for the first time.
I have decided to offer a pair of very special Dream Star Dolls for sale this weekend at Uptown Village Market.
This pair of one of a kind dolls were made for a contest and show, with the theme of Art Nouveau. I based the designs on the beautiful figurative sculptures and costume & fashion illustrations of Erte. My mother had a collection of illustrated plates with his designs that she treasured.
Both dolls are heavily encrusted with beading, and have custom made beaded skirts. The fabrics are reclaimed vintage and the faces are of course individually hand painted.
One is white and gold with a beautiful swirled beading and swoosh shaped skirts. The other is a darker foliage inspired with exotically shaped petals and hanging beads. Both have yarn hair and paper beads. I'm pricing them at $60 and $70 respectively.
I should add that the dolls did win blue ribbons for artistry.