My BJD Dolls and Accessories by Dina

 

I recently stumbled into the world of beautiful artist created ball joint dolls (bjd), firstly by discovering world acclaimed artist Marina Bychkova’s amazing Enchanted Dolls and then after acquiring one, began my creative journey in creating clothes and accessories for them. I have since grown my collection and began to create my own unique doll furniture and accessories.

You can see my doll chairs, costumes and jewelry via my Etsy site, I do not take any commissions.

My ball joint dolls are breeding

Your dolls are breeding was a term a friend used, obsessive collecting is probably a more realistic statement! Since accidentally acquiring my first ball joint doll 18 months ago I remain incredibly enamored and passionately engaged with dolls as my creative outlet....

Printing my own fabric for ball joint dolls

My latest creative pleasure has been printing my own fabric to create ball joint doll clothing and furniture. I discovered silk of various types which can work on my inkjet printer as it has the right type of 'dye' to create beautiful water-proof patterns. Artist gone...

Giving my dolls a gothic style

I had a local doll show to attend with a younger crowd so I aimed to set my doll family with a more gothic look. It was fun trying a whole new colorway and move away from my recent fairyland theme. Unique OOAK Glass Doll Coffin by Dina. Finished in a durable hard...

Talarah, my new porcelain ball joint doll

Well my long wait is over (thanks to delays in customs!) and my lovely 13"girl Talarah has arrived. Talarah is a local word meaning 'fresh rain'. I custom ordered her from Maryna Skubenko of Wee Lucky Charms after seeing her porcelain sculpt Angel Eyes on ebay earlier...

Doll furniture – Chair of Roses

The Chair of Roses represents a bygone era from the 1920s. Voluptuous thick Genoa sofas and chairs were ornate, comfortable and full of nostalgic texture. I wanted to make my girls comfortable, feminine and beautiful. What more could a girl ask for than her own Chair...

OOla – a Popovy Sisters bjd

My doll collecting continues as I remain obsessed with such a wondrous opportunity to use all my diverse skills in miniature scale! I didn't realize I enjoyed fashion as much as I do now with OOla who is a Popovy Sisters resin ball joint doll. Her fashion figure is...

Fantasy doll chairs and costumes

After many years hiatus from creating art, I have returned to an original passion of mine .. creating fantasy furniture. However in this time of my life it is now fantasy doll chairs, costumes, accessories and furniture. Recently I stumbled across ball joint dolls...

Sculpting my own 1/6 mannequins

I decide to make my own 1/6 size doll mannequins which are brand agnostic and should suit many similar sized dolls. These resin mannequins (1/6 scale) are hand-made to help designers and dress makers to create their beautiful BJD doll clothes, wigs and jewelry....

My new doll, Kyeema

This is my newest bjd (ball joint doll) member, Kyeema, which is an aboriginal name for 'of the dawn'. I love this name as she is a strong earthy girl with an almost edgy grunge .. yet everyday a unique beauty! She is a 1/4 sized (that is 1/4 of a human, about 36cm...

Surrea in Wattle

'Surrea in Wattle' represents our national floral emblem for Australia. Her costume and earrings are hand beaded with our national colors green and gold. Her ugg boots also iconic here along with the incredible red hair add fantastic texture.I have crafted her...

Making Enchanted doll mannequins

I am having mannequin happiness! One for each costume, one for work in progress, one for pinning and one for wig making .. without having to touch my beautiful Surrea in the process!!! The mannequins have been hand molded from the RED European sculpt and includes a...

Starting a new BJD wattle theme

Having some fun while starting Surrea's next costume - 'Wattle' which is our state floral emblem here in Victoria Australia. You you can read more about Wattle on these posts: Today's inspiration is winter wattle Making an ArtLinks Wattle bracelet Experimenting with...

Creating BJD furniture – new Octopus chair

I really wanted my Enchanted Doll Surrea to be a RED from Australia and a series of costumes to reflect not only how beautiful she is but how beautiful my homeland is. This costume is inspired by the beaches, but rather than the hot bright sunny beach I have opted for...

Enchanted doll face-up and body blushing

Woohoo I did it, face-up done and she is beautifully imperfect, I love it! That was an interesting challenge using many layers of delicate pastel blushing, water color pencils and acrylic paints. In total over 8 layers each sealed with a clear spray and then eyelashes...

My new Enchanted Resin Doll ‘Surrea’

Having found Marina Bychkova's amazing Enchanted Dolls in 2011, I began following her amazing artwork of dolls and her work-in-progress blog. I was fortunate to purchase her first edition book which is numbered and autographed in 2012, and also put my name on a...