Free Tutorial - Beaded Goddesses

Divas? Goddesses? Sages?

This week, I finally put the finishing stitches to these little dolls which have been on my work table 
for some time. You will see that for most of them I used fabric with a horse motif. 
These were all meant to be ready  for the beginning of the Chinese New Year  "Year of the Horse"  ...
Here is the basic process I've used for making these  ....
1. Draw a basic shape,
 2. Use it as a template 
 3. Sew around the outside of the template with the right sides of fabric together
 4. Cut from the doubled fabric, leaving a small seam. 
5. Turn right side out ( turning tubes are useful) 
6. Cut a small slit where the polymer clay face mask will cover.
7. Stuff polyfill through the opening to fill the shape firmly.
8. Stitch up the opening 
9. Embroider a  free form design and add beads. 

10. Make a small face mask from polymer clay.
( You can use a commercial mould as I did or sculpt your own.) 

11. Stitch and/or glue the polymer clay face mask over the opening.
12. Embroider or bead around the face.
14. Use braids, ribbons or trims to create these dolls. 

4 comments:

  1. these are amazing, bad weather tomorrow, cant wait to go to Hobby Lobby to get Sculpy. My mind is spinning, can't wait. thank you so much

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  2. Love this tutorial, I have the face molds and so many beads I think this will be a great project to use some.

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  3. Can you please tell me who produces and distributes the tray mould you use in the pictures for your Sculpy faces.

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    1. Hi Kathy I am sure they are Sculpey moulds but I am not sure they are still available as I bought these many years ago. There is a very good mould maker called Merilyn Thomas https://www.moldsbymerilyn.com.au/ and she may be able to provide something like this if this particular one is unavailable. I use Merilyn's moulds in workshops and can recommend them. Just let Merilyn know that I gave you her name and she will assist you.
      Wilma

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