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Art Doll Necklace

I recently joined a swap in the art doll group on swap-bot where we were to make a piece of jewelry inspired by an art doll.  So this is what I came up with…


A few trinkets were attached to the chain, along with a flower brooch and a pocket watch with a doll face inside.


The pocket watch is not the Tim Holtz ones, but instead I got the Explorer brand from hobby lobby.  I think the watch case was $4 when that brand was 50% off.



Press the button on top of the watch and the front pops open.  The dollface is polymer clay molded in an Amaco push-mold.  It was antiqued and painted after it baked, and then glued into a bezel and placed inside the watch that was lined with tissue tape.

art_doll_necklace2The flower is cut from wool felt, lace and tulle using the Tim Holtz tattered flowers die.  A vintage rhinestone button was added for the center and then I attached a pin back to the flower so it can be removed from the necklace or positioned elsewhere.  I liked the idea of transformer style jewelry.

The necklace was wrapped around a crochet doily and placed in a velvet bag, with an altered art tag added for fun.





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The necklace looked so great adorning the dress form in the photos.  I picked up that fabric form at goodwill for $7 and it now sits in my craftroom window.   She looks naked without her necklace.  I’d better get busy on the next one.