Before I left on vacation, I started an assemblage doll that I'll be giving as a gift this weekend. My son's girlfriend will be graduating from USC and I wanted to make her something special because I think a lot of her.
I just finished it today. Close call, but I think everything on it should be secure and dry by Saturday. The body started out as a needle from an antique phonograph. I opened it up, cleaned everything inside and attached a watch face. I screwed all the pieces back in place, added some glue and glitter to cover the rubber rings inside and now it's much more interesting looking. If you're wondering, the actual needle screws into the top, and it's obviously not there. I think they call this whole unit the needle.
Her head was made from a rhinestone pin and she has tart tin wings. A few beads and baubles and I think I'm done fiddling with it now.
For inspiration, I wanted to share a few pictures with you of a very cool shop I visited in Spokane, Wa.
It's called Pink....
It was one of my favorite stops and the owner, Celeste, made me feel so welcome.
If you are anywhere near Spokane, you will want to check it out. I'm sure their inventory changes constantly. It's a gem and definitely worth the trip!