I've been working on an interesting project for the last month or so. I joined Dianna Effner's Doll Dreamers Guild and while we were talking about her new molds for seated/bent legs, I asked if she'd considered the possibility of attaching them with magnets rather than traditional stringing, so that the legs (and arms too) could be changed back and forth easily. She sent me a doll and asked me to give it a try!
I had a relatively long learning curve to get to the best strength neodymium magnets for the project. I kept underestimating the strength I would need since these magnets stick together SO tenaciously when "naked". I ended up using N42 magnets - and they work so well, you can shake this doll and the arms and legs won't fall off!!
What a cutie!!! This is the 10" "Wednesday Child" body with the "Allison" head sculpt.
If you are interested in any part of creating porcelain dolls, especially if you really admire Dianna Effner's sculpts and face painting techniques like I do, I strongly encourage you to join her Ning social network "Doll Crafters". To join requires an invitation, so let me know and I'll see that you get one. Once you are part of this (free) network, you have the option to join (for a fee) any of several sub-groups like the Doll Dreamers Guild. (There is also a reborners sub-group.) And once into the sub-groups you have access to all sorts of interesting tutorials from Dianna and other members. R.
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