Recently my longtime friend has fallen into doll madness after being given a Blythe doll by her aunt. She love, love, LOVES her Blythe doll but now she's set her sights on some wildly expensive acrylic dolls called LUTS which are roughly a million billion dollars each. (Link below)http://www.eluts.com/
She knows that she'll never be able to afford one, but I told her that I could make her a polymer doll for her birthday. Obviously, I'm not going to be able to make her anything like those LUTS dolls, but I will make her some doe-eyed, big headed, moppishly adorable doll in my own loving way.
I do have many questions about how to approach this one, since even my most massive Sculpey projects were still stationary objects with glass beads for eyes and immobile frames. So I'll just shoot into the breeze:EYES
: are there places to get glass eyes for dolls for cheap? Will they melt down the doll's cheek the second I put her in the oven?HAIR
: What kind of fiber can I use? How do I put it on?JOINTS
: Are there metal (rather than plastic) joints that I can use for shoulder, hip and head movement?EYELASHES
: How the hell do you do that? Is that even feasible on a polymer doll?
I'm totally getting in over my head now, but who cares. Any suggestions are helpful!