Roberta Lee is not quite ten inches tall. Known to her friends as Robbie, she is the star of a video tutorial titled “How To Make a Ball Joint Doll With Polymer Clay.”
Making it’s premier exclusively through the 2015 Polymer Clay Adventure, her smaller sister Lulabelle (almost 7 inches tall) is featured in the accompanying 25 page full color .pdf tutorial. Tutorials for larger dolls will be coming soon! I have plans for a Victorian Lady, Faeries and a Mermaid as well as trying to go even smaller. A bit over 5 inches tall would be dollhouse scale, and I’d have to make their clothing AWFULLY small!
It would be easier to just dress them permanently, and I do intend to make a doll for my doll Aurora Rose, perhaps around 3 inches tall. Elastic would be too big for stringing them together, though, so I’ll have to figure something out.
If you’d like to learn how to make dolls like these, joint me at the Polymer Clay Adventure, where I’m one of 22 instructors in a video retreat; an online extravaganza!
Take a look at the slide show here, and I’ll be posting more pictures soon when I make Miss Robbie some more clothes, some jewelry, shoes and purse, and a suitcase or two to hold all of her things. I see her in animal prints and big bangle bracelets, sunglasses…did I mention she also has pierced ears?