lunedì 21 maggio 2012

Rainy days crafts: Perfume Bottle Necklace

It rained a lot in the past days (well, actually it's still raining...), so I had a lot of spare time while forced at home by the weather, and I used it to finish some craft projects I was working on, here I will show my favourite: a perfume bottle necklace to match my Metamorphose Perfume Bottle skirt!

A while ago I purchased this skirt, which was one of my dream prints ever since I discovered lolita, and suddenly started to hunt for matching items: I already had a blouse, tights and shoes and I easily found a cute pink cardigan and some pink and gold hair accessories, but what I wanted the  most was  a perfume bottle necklace, similar to the one Metamorphose released with the print series (sorry for the bad picture, but this was the best stock image I could find...)

I found the original one on EGL sales a couple of times, and it wasn't incredibly costly,but I arrived too late and it was already sold :(
But then I remebered that years ago my grandmother gave me some mignon perfume bottles to play with that were just the right size for a necklace!
Luckily I still had some of the tiny bottles at my parent's, so this weekend I put myself to work and created my personal version of the necklace:

I'm very satisfied of how it came out: the bottle is not too big and it matches the skirt perfectly! For the chain   I used some simple white plastic pearls and some small pink hearts

Here's a picture of the necklace on a clear background (my pillow ^^), so you can see it better :)

I can't wait to wear it in a coordinate!

lunedì 14 maggio 2012

sabato 5 maggio 2012

Dolls Update: Lagoona Blue Skull Shores

Look who I found in a small toyshop in Turin: Skull Shores Lagoona Blue!
Lagoona was my favourite basic character ever since I discovered MH, but unfortunately she, together with Frankie, is quite rare to find in my city, in fact this is the first time I saw her in a shop (except for the Dead Tired version with the aqua spa lamp, which I don't like very much). Since she was the only one left (and was also a bit discounted) I bought her without thinking too much, but I'm definitely not regretting it: she's gorgeous!
This version is quite simple, but it has some nice details: her tiny earrings are octopus and tentacle shaped, she has a little cocktail glass, a tentacle bracelet and the most epic sandals I've ever seen: I love the bubble heels!

What I always liked in Lagoona's character design are the translucent fins on arms and legs, and her blue streaked hair: she looks like a mermaid! This version has a black hairband sewn to the head, but I'll probably remove it, so I could choose wether to put it on or not, depending on her outfit (yes, I've also started sewing some alternative clothes for the dolls, there will be pictures in the future...).
Here is a close-up of her face, her makeup has some glitter details (I also noticed that using the camera flash makes her face look annoyed and a bit evil, while with natural light she has a very sweet smile...)

I'm very happy of this lucky find, even if she's not the first version (which has become awfully rare and costly), she is really a beautiful doll, I can't wait to sew her a new dress!