Sunday, January 14, 2007


I haven't posted in awhile so thought I would post something. :-) Some of you have seen the head and body that I made in Dorit's class. The head is finished but the body isn't finished. Dorit is showing some of the students how to wrap the armature.
Love & Hugs


Judi W. said...

Classes are so much fun! I wish I had the opportunities you do! Maybe I'll have to move to Vegas (and melt).

S. Nicolas Originals said...

Oh she is going to be wonderful! Can't wait to see her finished.

Kai said...

Your doll's face is SO beautiful! Is it cloth, clay, or cloth OVER clay? And I'm with Judi - I want to take classes, too! Waaaah! (LOL!) Show us your doll when you finish her, okay? I know she'll be gorgeous!

Linda said...

Got that doll finished yet? I wanna see it!
Linda F from FL

Fran said...

NOPE not finished her yet. It will be awhile. I'm going to Florida tomorrow and will return home on the 23rd.
The face is sculpted pantyhose. YES, that's what I said, pantyhose. :-) Not used ones either. LOL LOL!!
Love & Hugs

Shashi Nayagam said...

Happy New Year Fran. Oh you do such wonderful dolls and this one is going to be equally beautiful. I love your Lady Chatelaine too.

Jacque Uetz said...

I do love your doll Fran..I would looovvve to take a class with Dorit.I can't wait to see her finished .Hurry back you are missed!!!

Fran said...

Thank Y'all for your nice comments. I really enjoyed taking Dorit's class.
Love & Hugs

Anonymous said...

A chatelaine is a kind of fancy metal belt, usually worn as decoration rather than for any practical purpose. It is derived from the functional belt worn by the lady of the manor in olden days, from which she hung her keys and other tools such as scissors.
Chatelaine literally means 'lady of the castle.' Castles and manor houses typically kept many things under lock and key, not trusting the servants. The lady of the house would unlock the pantry, for instance, and give the cook or pantry maid what she needed to make the day's meals before locking the rest of the food away. Tea and sugar, being imported at great expense, were locked in separate chests, so the lady of the house needed a large number of keys to do her daily business.
Since the lady of the house was never seen without a chatelaine, this useful item became highly decorated and attractive; a chatelaine made of silver or gold could be seen as a sign of the wealth and importance of the owner. Eventually the function was dropped but a chatelaine remained as a graceful piece of jewelry meant to highlight the importance of the wearer.
A chatelaine is a very long, sweeping chain, often made of flat rectangles of decorated metal linked together with chain links. The chain links around the wearer's waist, with one end dangling down the front of the dress to the floor. Chatelaines can be jeweled or enameled, or simply made of precious metal. They go very well with a Celtic outfit.