Her heart collection is comprised of a variety of items, including belt buckles! For the red belt, I found a ready-made heart, but you can simply bend a piece of wire (18 gauge in this case) into a heart. Make a V then bend each end towards the center. Cut a narrow strip of leather (or ribbon) and fold it over one side of the heart and glue. Then wrap the leather strap around the doll's waist and knot it on the other side. Pssst.....Notice on the doll's index finger is a ring. I took a tiny length of 24 gauge wire and wrapped it around a toothpick. With the wire pliers I crushed the coil down and pressed each end inward. You can also use tiny jewelry jump rings as rings for your dolls!
You can make your own chain by joining a succession of small hearts together. The bracelet is a string of tiny hearts made from 24 gauge silver wire. (Note: If you make more hearts, you've got a chain belt!)
Inspiration for the next set comes from my own jewelry box. I love charms! The top photo is a bracelet I bought myself when I reached a milestone birthday. The middle image is a heart charm necklace my mother gave me for Christmas many years ago. And the bottom is one of my charm bracelets. Each charm represents something from my life!
Paloma Picasso, the daughter of the late renowned artist, is also a resident designer for Tiffany's.
For 16" dolls, look for beads with a minimum of 1/2" inch (12mm) holes. And....consider small (human) rings, as well!
Diamonds are a Doll's Best Friend...
Hollywood! Holly Would!!!
2. Bend the sides back and place on the doll's face. Make any adjustments needed.
3. Now take a thinner wire...in this case I used a 24 gauge wire. Wrap around one corner. Form a loop and wrap around the center. Form another loop then wrap around the opposite corner and cut. Adjust the loops over the eyes and using your pliers, squeeze the thinner wire into each corner.
For this pair of glasses, I used a textured, novelty wire for the top. This makes for a nice looking pair of glasses by themselves. For the Hollywood version, I used ordinary smooth wire, then coated the finished frames with glue and glitter.
For tips on making this bag, look at this tutorial to see how we made one that's similar (the purple bag near the bottom of that post.)
Before leaving the neighborhood, a handbag in Valentino's window caught my eye.
Love this clutch bag and I had an extra bird. So I folded a small piece of leather into an envelope handbag and glued on the bird! The diagonal cut, I felt, made the design more dynamic!
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