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« on: July 01, 2014 12:37:55 PM »

I scored a box of porcelain doll arms and legs (all arms) from a closed doll hospital. OK, it was an impulse bid on eBay that won buy sheer contrariness.  Now I have all these legs and arms, small to medium to well I haven't reached the bottom of the box yet. They range from 2 1/2 inches to over 4 inches. Some are glazed, most are bisque (unglazed, perfect for painting).

Now what do I do with them? I do want to use some for creepy toys at Halloween. But really, how am I ever going to use these up? Contact me if you want to do a private swap for some doll parts. Sounds pretty creepy but only if you use a ghoulish voice.

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014 10:01:15 PM »

Nice!  I would have snagged that too...but I have a box of plastic doll arms already, so I'm creepy up to my lips Grin.

I suppose I might try and find ones that are similar lengths and see how many I could glue to the bottom of a container of some sort for legs...or glue them all to a base (wood?) and have all the little arms holding a decorative ball or crystal.  Or, see about filling the empty space inside (like with hot glue, just to make them tougher), attach them to a plaque and use it to hang jewelry on....or make a tree out of them and spray paint it....glue them to the outside of a clock or mirror like those 60's star burst clocks....arrange them in a star burst pattern around a shrine of some sort...but to be honest, I would probably get a porcelain doll head and make a cephalopod out of them Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014 10:13:55 AM »

You make me laugh! All wonderful ideas and really opens the box. I am using some of the odd arms out to make a shrine for the 100 craft challenge...if I get it done in time and all my ideas work. So watch for it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014 09:27:22 PM »

I have my fingers crossed for you that timing works out.  I can't wait to see your entry Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014 12:06:14 PM »

Here is what I did with mine and gave it to my daughter...


and an ATC I made...


I also made doll arm earrings but do not have a pic of that yet, well, maybe but who knows where!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014 02:14:26 PM »

oh I came here to look at the arm projects!

I already have fingers as hooks to hang my scissors and hold some WIP project bags...

cmarion and I did a personal swap, and now that I have my assortment of arms, I am itching to make stuff!! Grin

Love the jewelry holder!  and the ATC is clever!!!

surreal---plastic arms are also great in projects...

I hope to have two projects done soon! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014 03:51:34 PM »

blu...what fun projects. What weird minds we all have. I like the jewelry holder...great idea.

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014 09:13:37 AM »

Here is what I did with mine and gave it to my daughter...


and an ATC I made...


I also made doll arm earrings but do not have a pic of that yet, well, maybe but who knows where!!

Love both your creations especially the ATC.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2017 02:36:48 PM »

Love them both! I am going to start buying up barbies at the thrift store. My daughter would be very upset to see me taking their arms off though, I'll have to do that in secret and hide the evidence  Shocked.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017 03:19:52 PM »

it blows my mind how much money most thrift stores charge for a crayoned bent barbie doll
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