Head Cleaning and Body Making for Eden Bebe

I started cleaning Eden bebe head today. I am using picture of antique Eden bebe from Palmira Yamazaki collection as my model. She has much larger eyes than common Eden bebe so I adjusted eye cut to larger almond shape. Making opening for open mouth is sort of tricky too. You don’t want her mouth to be opening too wide.


I marked larger eye line outside of mold eye line with pencil as my guide before make openings.


Here is the cleaned head with eye openings. Will be ready for bisque fire when its dry.


I also poured body mold today. I am trying composition slip from Bell mold first time.


So far so good. It dries pretty fast and I was able to open mold in just two hours after drained.


It’s easy to work with since it’s clay based slip.


I can separate between fingers just like working with clay.


It’s hard to show in pictures but this slip has pink tone and dries in flesh color. Very nice!


 I was able to accomplish a lot today because there was no mishaps. Wish I have such luck every time. (^^)v




Eden Bebe

Finally! I found time to work on my new doll!  I am so happy to be back on doll making !!     I have made quite few Bru dolls lately so I want to make something different this time.  How about Eden Bebe?  You don’t see very many reproductions of this doll and I have made only once few years ago.


I have a head mold of Eden bebe  to make 17 inch doll. The mold impression was taken from antique Eden bebe looks like this one.



And I am going to make Eden Bebe looks like this photo below by using the same mold. My goal is to make Eden Bebe looks more like ” Sawako type”.


I have a pair of antique eyes I like to use for my Eden bebe.


Let’s see what happens!