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The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:29 pm

I have finally finshed her, meet Odette from Swan Lake!
I just wish I could speed up, I now have to take some better pictures of her so I can put her on ebay x Fingers and toes crossed for me :wink: Hope you like her. I have based this fairy on Swan Lake, is it OK to use the name Odette??? Thanks for looking and I really do hope you like her xxx

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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby PixieKnoll on Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:58 pm

Wow, Kim, she looks lovely! I really like the sequined work you have done on her costume and head dress. Very nice touch. And her slippers...so sweet. She reminds me of a shining star from a Broadway show...but then again, she is Odette from Swan Lake...no wonder she is so lovely! I see no problems with using that name at all.

Wishing you a lot of luck with her on ebay! I hope she sells for you. :-)

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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby Linda Ehrenfried on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:34 pm

She is very pretty. I am not sure about the name, you are probubly fine, Unless you are doing an exact duplicate of of a specific, or exclusive characters outfit, likeness and name, you can do an artistic interpretation of just about anything. Look at all the avatars. LOL
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:18 am

Thanks girls, Oddette it is :)..... Those diamonte stones were a good idea at the time, but it took me ages and ages to place each one lol... I was using my fingers and that took forever so a little tip if you use them, I used a tiny paint brush and wetted the end each time to pick up a little stone - much easier and much quicker :). Glad you like her, I just need to try and pack her safely, now that's another challenge which will prob. take me weeks lol..... Kim xxx
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby tryny000 on Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:28 am

She is really lovely!! what a beautiful costume!!
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby Inge on Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:39 am

She looks lovely. Good luck on the auction.
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby PixieKnoll on Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:11 am

haha, Kim, you are a hoot! All I can say is enjoy the process. If you rush through everything in life, how can you build proper memories of the events that have taken place? If it is important enough to take the time to do in the first place, then it is important enough to spend and eternity doing if you have to. :-D That's my motto. Enjoy every single minute of the process that you can. :-)

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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:19 pm

Thank you girls, and Lori you do make me laugh, I will try to remember your motto :) Well I am shocked as all day today I have taken new pictures of her and I have packed her - shock horror :) :) :) so now I just need to spend half of day trying to load her on ebay and writing a description..... maybe I should just keep her lol... I need to make some room for the next one :) Thank you again for your kind words, it makes it all worth while xxxxxx
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby Karnidina on Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:40 pm

She is such a beauty. Her cheeks are so sculpted and nice. I think she has a very classical beauty to her. The way you did her outfit is so nice with all the little stones it would be tedious but you pulled her off beautifully. :)

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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby laeti on Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:12 pm

She's great ! Good luck with her on Ebay ;)
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:42 am

Thanks kara and Laeti, you have made me feel very happy, hugs to you all xxxxxxx
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby phairee004 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:35 pm

kim she really is lovely! you put in a lot of detailing into her and it shows...
cant wait to see how she does on auction. best of luck dear ; )
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby Gardens Of Utopia on Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:38 pm

You did very well. I can see you as a future top artist to be honest. You are already dealing with certain details that most of us dont realize or start at the beginning LOL

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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:30 pm

phairee004, thank you sooo much for your comments, I have worked on her for so long and she has taken me forever to finish but I did not want to rush her and I am so glad that it shows :) thank you so much you I feel like jumping up and down..... :) I will let you know when she is on ebay. Hopefully I am going to put on her tomorrow night. Fingers and toes crossed xxx

Janis, you are so sweet, thank you for your comments, you really don't know what your words mean to me, and its all thanks to everyone here. The advice I get here and the support really inspires me and to get such feedback makes me want to sculpt another.

My problem is that I wake up thinking of dolls and go to bed dreaming of them!!! My hubby is seriously worried lol...

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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby muts on Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:47 pm

aw shes lovely, gj!
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:59 pm

Thanks gj xxx

I don't know if anyone can help me, but I am going completely crazy and I have been sitting here all night trying to put my doll on ebay... I wanted to post her on ebay worldwide but when I went onto ebay.com (hubby suggested) I could not work out the shipping costs and I just could not list her. I really wanted to list her in the fantasy section. Anyway I have put on the ebay.uk and she is listed in ooak sculpts, I am now not sure if anyone else can see her. Would someone mind looking for me and see if you can see her on ebay..... this has taken me longer than to sculpt lol.... felt like crying at one point and gggrrr was getting so upset....

Thanks everyone, I hope you don't mind me asking. xxxx
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby Tenderspirit on Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:50 pm

Beautiful. Hugs Tenderspirit
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby jadine on Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:10 am

She's precious! Good work, keep it up!
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:54 am

Thank you Tenderspirit and Jadine XXX
yipeee, i think I am finally able to list her on ebay worldwide, well that was certainly a learning curve. Thank you Maggie.
I will let you know the link as soon as she is on properly ( I am going to wait until the kids go to bed :))
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby *enchanted_faerieland* on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:20 pm

Ohh she´s beautiful, I love the swan lake ballet!
I love her suit and her accesories. Best of luck on ebay hun, glad you finally could figure out how to list on ebay.
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby fabrags on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:00 am

Good luck on ebay, she is beautiful.

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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby caza5 on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:26 am

shes lovely love her outfit with all the rhinestones caza xx
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Mon May 10, 2010 2:40 am

Thanks girls, I finally sold her :) I had 3 bids and sold her for £65.00 so I am very happy... had a little nightmare with the postage as when I got her weighed the post office told me it would cost £35.00 postage which i thought was really high but as I have never sent anything worldwide I just accepted it! Well when I sent the invoice the customer questioned why the postage was so high, so I wrote back and said that I would go to the main post office and find out why, well they told me the little post office quoted me parcel force and as it was just under 2k it should go royal air mail small packet!!! and the price was half the cost!!! I was not happy as it looked like I had mislead them with the postage cost! So LESSON
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Mon May 10, 2010 2:44 am

SORRY sent the button instead of finishing what i was saying lol...

Anyway LESSON to be learned for all newbies - double check the postage and prob would be best to go to the main post office rather than a little one in the village :)
I hope my buyer was happy with her after all the trouble :)
Anyway I have been working on a new piece so will update pics soon. Thanks for listening xxxxx
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby Linda Ehrenfried on Mon May 10, 2010 2:49 am

I know exactly how you feel. I don't ship internationally anymore. Stuffed animals are about all I will send out of country. I sent a doll to France and it got there broken. Customs opened it, repacked it wrong and the it broke. I had the lady send it back, I turned it in for the insurance and they said the insurance doesn't cover my art dolls. So I fixed it and sent it back to her again with very specific intructions on the inside and outside of the box how to handle unpacking and repacking so it didn't happen again. She got it OK the second time, But I lost $25 by the time all was said and done. I do not ever want to go through that again. I always add an extra pound of weight to my estimate and let ebau calculate the weight and if the shipping they pay is over, I refund it.
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby Linda Ehrenfried on Mon May 10, 2010 2:53 am

Opps, me too. LOL I guess with what happened with your package you can;t refund since you did pay the extra. But lesson learned right. Hugs, Linda
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Mon May 10, 2010 3:09 am

yep def. thanks Linda x but I did say that when she would have received the parcel she would have seen the cost... I still felt really bad though - oh well, its all a learning curve xxx
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby anubis4 on Mon May 10, 2010 3:58 am

She is gorgeous. I love her nose its so cute. She seems to be so deep in thought, love the pose and the costume.
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby Dezhire on Mon May 10, 2010 4:06 am

She is GORGEOUS!
I love her sequins SOOOOOO MUCH!
Well dang it, I totally missed the auction...I really love her!
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby Raffa on Mon May 10, 2010 6:00 am

OMG !kIM I lost this beautiful piece, she is very interesting fairy, and oh my ....great details on her body with that costume!!Fantastic everything , the embellisment is gorgeous!!!
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Mon May 10, 2010 8:17 am

aaahhhh thank you all for your kind comments :-D - I must admit when I packed her in the box it was really sad to see her go but I have pictures of her on my wall.
I love her face aswell as I thought she looked very deep in thought! I must have felt that way when I sculped her lol....
I do believe that when you sculpt faces it sometimes seems to be the mood your in!
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby Natalie on Mon May 10, 2010 11:13 am

Good that this came up again, because somehow I missed it. That's a very beautiful piece, Kim.
Was that your first ebay auction? I guess they will always cost extra sweat in every way :-D
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby cinderellasplace on Mon May 10, 2010 1:50 pm

She is really lovely Kim, I love all the details on her costume.
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Mon May 10, 2010 1:52 pm

Thanks Natalie, I did put another doll on that I made and I listed her UK only but she did not sell so this is my first piece that I have listed worldwide and sold :) so as you can imagine I was jumping for joy x Thanks about the postage, well all seemed ok in the end :) Now working on no.6, wil update pics hopefully tomorrow x
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby kim007red on Mon May 10, 2010 2:00 pm

Thanks Cindy, also I love your nurse doll on your small photo :) xxx
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Re: The finished doll #5! Finally :)

Postby *enchanted_faerieland* on Mon May 10, 2010 11:13 pm

Congratulations on your sale, sorry about the shipping price mistake though this way you earn experience for the next time, live and learn!
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