Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Antique Dollie pins

One of my favourite styles of antique dolls are googlies, these round eyed, snub nosed, smiling characters are full of joy.
I have created a selection of brooches based on these googly eyed dolls, and they are now available in my Etsy shop.

These tiny dollie face brooches are handmade replicas of a real broken antique doll heads from my own collection. The original heads are dirty and unloved, having been discarded and buried as rubbish almost a hundred years ago.
I had originally intended to make them from porcelain, but this would have made them too heavy and fragile. Paperclay is light and strong, so if the brooch is dropped it will not shatter or crack. They have been sealed with several coats of ceramic varnish, so they are quite durable too.
They have an antiqued, painted finish so that they look just like antique doll faces. They really make me smile :0)


  1. So cute! Love the one with the little green barrettes.

  2. Thanks Jo, I call her "Ruby", she makes a great pair with the boy one too!!