The 50th Anniversary couple I have been working on is complete. Just waiting to hear back from the customer. Fingers crossed. A few pictures of the gentleman’s details,
The glasses are so simple but work. I just used jump rings the size to fit the eyes, wrapped two strands of thin wire together, then back on itself for the center. Added a drop of glue on the back side to hold the wire still, then used the double thick wire to make the sides that would go over his ears if he had any. ;o)
Instead I just poked a hole in the side of his head, dabbed the wire with glue and pushed the glass handles in. I also put a couple of pins in his face to hold the glasses in the right position until the glue dried.
Here you can see his tie, belt, shirt and on the vest, left side of the picture, tiny little black buttons.
The shoes are the same leather as his hat band, belt and tie. The gold trims are also trimmed with tiny gold beads on either side and I even made him socks that will never be seen, but you and I will know they are there.
Here he is in his coat, hat and scarf.
And of course the Mrs. with her hat and hood, also wearing glasses.. The gold trim holding her coat together is the same as his shoe trim.
And the happy couple are done and ready to go to their Anniversary couple. The request was to have them hugging or holding hands. So on one side he is holding her hand on the other they are leaning into a hug, all the while looking at each other. ;o)
How many times do you hear me say I watch out for doll embellishments. Well look at his umbrella…. If you push on the handle it’s actually a pen, but look how perfect it works with his coat. I was so pleased to find that, so much that I bought 2 of them.
And that’s it. I hope you like them. People that came through the museum to see the doll exhibit, came to watch the progress, so that was a lot of fun. Back soon with the last of the exhibit pictures.