I am pleased with the colours and I am absolutely in love with those curls! They are made to stay, too, as they were not done with a curling iron. I used my secret formula and dried them wrapped around sewing pins and shish-kabob sticks. I plan to make more ‘curly’ wigs in the future and they are so much fun to style.
I had finished it last week and have been looking forward to sharing it here. But, my customers have to come first and I have been helping a wonderful lady in China try to get her hair order which is stuck in customs. No worries, all fixed.
I’ve also done a new colourway in Suri. I’m very excited about this one. It reminds me of Marigolds. It is in my shop now, but, if it does not sell soon, I might have to ‘steal’ it for myself. I do have a Blythe scalp on its way for my girl 🙂
Currently, I am working on another J-Doll size wig. I am using the gray, purple, pink hair that I have already wefted.
I’m at the glueing on the scalp stage and will share progress pictures soon!
I am in process on another glue based monster high wig. This time I am using some of my premium suri alpaca doll hair (just like I sell in my Etsy shop). I am feeling a bit fancy as this is absolutely lovely stuff!
I made the glue cap over the last few days and prepared and wefted the doll hair. Last night was the magically time to add the hair. I love that part! So here we are waiting for the glued on wefts to dry:
Doesn’t she look patient! I think that she looks rather pleased as well.
So, since I am feeling fancy using my lovely alpaca hair, I have decided to really dress up this wig. I have added a few micro braids and now am waiting for the glue to dry on them before I work further on the wig. I find that working little by little with much patience does lead to the best results. So here we are all pinned up:
Once these dry I’ll add the other braids. This will give me time to find a direction to take it from there. Part of my process is planning. But, part of my process is listening to the Muse in my mind. I do love to let inspiration talk to me in process and that can lead to whole new concepts. I will update as I work and share when I am done. I have the feeling that this will be very elaborate!
Alternate title for this post..”What I Did Today” I finished (I think that I have finished) the J-Doll wig that I was making with the blue, green and purple mohair that I shared the wefting for in a post a bit back. Mohair! Lovely stuff! But I really wanted to kick this one up a notch. So…Ta-da!
Yes! I got to use my new flush cutters that I had ordered just for making chainmaille for dolls. They arrived in the mail the other day curtesy of Amazons 2 day shipping. So this wig is wearing handcrafted chainmaille links made from brass wire and decked with seed beads along the front and side with tiny little brass wires and beads wrapped in back. I still have to style the hair itself and decide if it needs more, but I am thinking that it is probably adorned enough. It is for little heads and I do want to show the hair. We will see! But not knowing can definately be a part of the creative adventure for me.
Of course, I dyed suri alpaca doll hair today. I do dye hair most days. These are for a custom order for a fabulous lady in New Zealand. They are wet now and need their second coat. But they sure have a great start!
Here are a couple of my J-Dolls covered and protected for wig making. I go with the full body look:
There are many tutorials out there for glue method wigs and so I am not going to cover it here at this time. But to share my journey a bit, I prefer wefting. I start with drawing straight lines on a piece of typing paper about an inch or so apart with a ruler and a pencil. Then I sew on my machine to attach the hair across the lines. I am using some of my own handyed and combed mohair in the pictures.
Next I trim down the fuzzy tops. You do not want to cut too close as it will not go well. It is a little close in some spots, but should be okay if I am very careful. Once the trimming is finished, I fold the hair over the stitches and sew it across twice over.
Once this is done, it is just a matter of very carefully tearing the paper away. You will need to pick little bits of paper free, but it is not hard to do.
Then you are ready to create your wig with your newly wefted hair. This was my last project (also, mohair) and available in my Etsy shop (www.stephanieasmith.etsy.com). It is made to fit J-doll.