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.
The 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.
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.