Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chair People

This next group of assemblage pieces are lovingly called "Chair People".
The image above is part of the chair leg I used to make the sweet dolls below.

This is a group photo of all 7, they are between 5 and 7" tall, and all are ready to hang, some can stand on their own.

 "Dottie" is made with a wooden drawer pull for head, glass bead- eyes, red acrylic dots, and silk flowers for bodice and hat.

"Armando" has a tequila  bottle stopper head, with silver bead eyes, and silver chain neck. His arms are vintage bottle /can openers, and the metal lid of a  'Copenhagen' (snuff) tin front. His foot is a vintage wooden furniture wheel. sold

"Windsor" has wooden drawer pull head, brass BB's for eyes.  His arms are chains, his hands are metal washers, and he is holding a tiny brass fish.  He has a marble belly button, and tree limb legs He is wearing a silk ribbon bow tie, and a tiny leather hat. sold

"Ike" wears an alarm clock bell for a hat. He has brass washer eyes, and small ignition wrenches for arms and legs, his belly is a clock spring. He wears a silver star on his chest, and a single jeweled earring on his neck.

"Lacy"  wears a lace hat with a pink bottle cap top.  Green bead eyes, red bead lips. Her arms are tinker toy parts and her hands are tiny vintage keys.  Her legs are soft metal livestock ear markers and her feet are vintage keys.

 "Stan" wears a read measuring spoon hat, and bicycle reflector vest.  His right arm  is a link of a bicycle chain, and his left arm is the metal pocket clip part of a ball point pen, his legs are 2 dull drill bits. His eyes are brass washers attached with brass screws.  Sweet!

"Sister Shay"   She practically made herself. Her dress is a patent leather belt., her arms are vintage metal hair pins, her hands are shell buttons.  Coins (with hole) make up her shoulders.  She wears a small rosary. Her ceramic head is the result of a broken music box with 3 singing nuns.



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    1. Thanks! I am really glad you like them! They were really fun to make.

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  2. these people are very creative - so mixed up with all of the bits and pieces - they are wonderful! keep it up!

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    1. Thank you Amy! I wanted to make some 'smalls for the upcoming holiday season. People really seem to like them.

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  3. Oh I really love these!! Ike is a favourite, he looks a little shocked and Armando... the Nun takes me back to boarding school days, they are all fabulous!!

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    1. I love Ike and Armando too! they are hysterical! Thanks!

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  4. love these! Ike is my favorite. He has kind of an owl-ish look to him and I collect owls. :-)

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    1. Ha! Ha! now that you mention it, he does resemble an owl!

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  5. I am in love with your dolls. You have such a unique perspective on things and such clever ideas. I love seeing things many would originally dismiss as junk, through your eyes.

    Bleubeard and Elizabeth

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    1. thank you B&E!
      they were such fun to make!

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  6. These are wonderful!! So well done and so much fun! :)

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  7. hey love the nun and ike and armando :)

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations on Simple & Sweet Fridays. They're all so special!

    Jody

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