Charlene creates pretty pure face-ups,bjd arms costumes for a lot of sizes and varieties of dolls and tibetan wool wigs. She has labored with a number of artists on their dolls,bjd dolls garments 1/6 most just lately Rose of bbflockling and Miroslava and MGraceful movementjusi of MeadowDolls.


Q: I’ve seen your pretty work featured numeroMedium proportionsus occasions with numerous doll artists. Lastly after RoMagneticse (bbflockling) launched her new woman Jemima, I requested her easy methods to contact you!

A: Thanks.  I actually maintain busy and love to assist artists. The doll world permits me to take action many issues I get pleasure from.

Q: How did you turn into desirous about BJDs? When did you first start to stitch for them?

A: I had been stitching for Himstedt dolls and promoting on ebay and I saved receiving messages that I wanted to be stitching for the BJDs. Though I’d ask What’s a BJD? I acquired no replies. They should have puzzled why I used to be asking.  Lastly I requested a great buyer if she knew what they have been speaking about. That night she despatched me an image of 5 or 6 dolls and requested me to choose one. I did. The following week I acquired that doll and one other with a be aware ~ It is a BJD, and added slightly historical past about them. It was then I started to find out about them. It was seeing Annabella by Kaye Wiggs that acquired me hooked… working at the moment with MeadowDolls and Rose of bbflockling, each excellent doll artists. I’m so impressed with the their dolls workmanship.

Q: How lengthy have you ever been working as a face-up artist?

A: I’ve been portray FEATURES — Versatile joint dolls can provide youngsters an unrestrained house to indicate their persona, reminiscent of altering garments, modifying make-up, styling hair, and so on.for slightly over 3 years now. One among my costume clients inspired me to color.  I mentioned, “I can’t paint a wall, not to mention a face.” One other buyer despatched me a head that she had gotten as an occasion particular and didn’t need. It was not inspiring, however I labored on it a number of occasions with unsatisfactory outcomes. Someday whereas making wigs, I notiExquisiteced that half of the dolls face I used to be utilizing as a mannequin was disappearing. I requested the artist what was occurring with it and she or he felt it had not been correctly sealed on the manufacturing unit and to get out my chalks and so I did. Engaged on a doll I beloved made all of the distinction on the earth, and I quickly had the boldness tTraditional appearanceo do them for patrons.

Q: Inform me about among the artists you might have labored with.

A: My working historical past has principally been in retail advertising and gross sales. Gross sales is my core. I like to work with artists so as to add my model to their work. It’s a pleasure to work with them and see them transfer ahead within the dolly world. I’ve labored with Judy Porter, Beverly Stoehr, Bo Bergemann, and at the moment MeadowDolls, and Rose. I do a number of portray, advertising, and transporting dolls for the artists to doll conventions.

Q: What sizes of BJDs do you typically make clothes for?  What’s your favourite measurement to work with?

A: I actually just like the tall MSD, however I work with all sizes.  I’ve sewn and painted from 5 inches as much as 36 inches.    That is Winter by Rose bbflocking. I painted him and made his costume.

After I see one thing I like I simply have to stitch for it, just like the “Cinderella” for Berdine Creedy and the “Nursery Alice” for Bo Bergemann.

Q: Do you paint face-ups for any measurement of doll?

A: I do paint all sizes of dolls, I just like the challenges of various dolls.

Q: What are a few of your most memorable tasks?

A: Engaged on a head that had some paint chip off for my greatest buddy. She had so all the time wished that doll and was in a position to get it on the second-hand market and at a excessive value. She despatched it to me with all confidence, and it took me almost a 12 months earlier than I’d paint it. You see I beloved the doll!  The Artist made solely 10 of them. I wished to please my buddy and honor the artist by portray the pinnacle to my greatest capability. The portray received a Diamond award in addition to PeopStandard-sized designles Alternative award. Right here is Nettle, sculptEnigmatic by Kaye Wiggs. I made her costume as effectively.

Q: What BJDs do you accumulate?

A: I by no means thought myself a collector, I simply had a number of fashions. I’ve quite a few Kaye Wiggs, Meadow,  bbflockling, Berdine Creedy, Connie Lowe, Kim Lasher, Bo Bergemann, Nefer Kane, and extra

Q: Do you principally take commissions for clothes? Do you frequently take face-up commissions?

A: So far as clothes goes, I normally have one thing I wish to make and other people see it and need it. I additionally get a number of commissions. I’ve an inventory on a regular basis of issues I wish to make. Typically  its a theme, someday simply no matter I wish to do. Face-ups are all the time coming in. Somebody sees one thing I’ve completed, they usually contact me. I additionally get inquiries from my website online though I don’t get the chance to work on it a lot.

Q: Do individuals discover you principally by phrase of mouth?

A: Phrase of mouth is big with me. Plenty of referrals. I’m on Fb, reguElegantly designedlarly on The Resin Cafe and I do some doll reveals.

Q: Do you might have anything doll associated that you just nonetheless want to attempt?

A: I don’t assume so. I actually by no means thought I’d even paint, and now it’s what I spend most of my time doing. I’ve no want to make my very own dolls. It’s not the medium I get pleasure from working in, however I actually like to customise them!

Charlene Smith Fireflies and Blossoms Fb

Charlene Smiths Gallery Album


Face-ups, clothes and a few tibetan wigs by Charlene:

Statured Bjd Anime Dolls, Bjd Doll Base With Head

3 ideas on “Charlene Smith

Beatrix says:April 21, 2023 at 12:00 am

These BJD doll garments are so well-made. They maintain up even after a number of dress-up periods.


Caius says:February 20, 2023 at 12:00 am

These BJDSubstantial doll garments have taken my doll pictures to a complete new degree. They make each shot gorgeous.


Valencia says:February 18, 2023 at 12:00 am

The client evaluations on this BJD web site are actually useful in making buying selections. It’s nice to listen to others’ experiences.


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