Saturday, January 18, 2014

Handmade Red and White Barbie Doll Jogging Outfit with White Tennis Shoes

This red and white jogging outfit has a classic design.  Its retro 80's style is fun and youthful.  White stripe detailing in the front and down the sides of each leg makes for a nice contrast against the bold, red color.  In order to showcase the outfit, I set out to make a small gym.  The greatest challenge was making the bleachers.  However, they turned out better than expected considering that it was my first time making any type of staircase.  The basket ball goal was really fun to make.  It always amazes me what can be created with just a few pieces of small wood, scrap paper, plexiglass and glue.  I hope that you enjoy the pictures.  Please be sure to visit our Etsy store for more information about this jogging suit and other great products for your Barbie doll.





Thursday, January 9, 2014

Handmade Black Barbie Doll Dress with Silver Toned Body Jewelry

Body chain jewelry for my Barbie doll’s have always been something that has been at the forefront of my mind.  I wanted to create something that would add more interest to my doll clothes by adding a versatile piece that could be removed.  I thought about scarves and belts, but wanted something that I could work with that would have many different variables involved.  Chains come in all different types and sizes, but the most important thing I learned was to always try to work with non-tarnishing chains.  I also love the fact that there are all sorts of charms, trinkets, and medallions that are miniature enough to be used in creating Barbie sized accessory items like these.  The possible combinations are endless.  This is an area that I am glad I am beginning to explore.  As time goes on and I continue to work with different styles of chains, I hope to get more and more elaborate with my creations.  Below is a picture of my first attempt.  I think it turned out well considering that it is the first one I attempted to make.  I would wear it... although not sure where (LOL).  Anyway, Barbie has way more of a social life than I.  Be sure to check out this and other handmade doll clothing and accessories for your Barbie and other 11.5 inch dolls of similar size at www.enchantedstyles.etsy.com


 

 Barbie Body Jewelry

 



Thursday, January 2, 2014

Handmade Barbie Doll Clothing ES Glam 2013 Fashion Award Winners Photo Collage

Handmade Barbie doll, easy slip on, slip off, tube dresses were so much fun to create and design.  Since my goal was to create a number of these easy to make fashions, I wanted to do a photo backdrop that I could easily use multiple times to photograph each dress.  So, I came up with a red carpet, fashion award event theme.  I really had a blast making the scenery, and it came out way better than I originally thought.  I know the repetitive, paparazzi photographers in the background look a little bit weird, however, I needed something quick and easy just to create an illusion for the imagination to run with :-).  I think the hardest thing concerning this project was getting the poles to stay upright.  I created them in an awful hurry using a round piece of wood painted black as my base, a gold button with a center hole, small diameter wooden dowels that would fit inside the button hole, and gold duct tape to wrap around the wooden dowels to give them a shiny gold exterior.  Once the poles were securely glued and stable, I then cut several equal measures of chain length, and added a jump ring to each end of chain.  I placed jewelry necklace end caps on top of the wooden dowel, placed the jump ring on top of it, then pushed a gold thumb tack down in the center of the jewelry cap hole to secure the chains to the poles.  It was a fun photo project that came in handy while showcasing a series of doll dresses belonging to a particular theme.

I  hope you enjoy the photo collage.  Please visit www.enchantedstyles.etsy.com to view more pictures and dress descriptions.  Thank you for visiting.