Work in progress – the bases are done (almost)

Today I finished the stands for my puppets.   Each puppet is held up by a (hidden) velcro belt attached to a  transparent acrylic rod fixed to a wooden base.  The bases fit into the bottom of large glass jars.

The wooden bases wont be visible  – each will be covered with an appropriate surface for the  puppet attached.

For example, Mevrou Karwats – the woman with the green shoes on the left of the image – will be standing on a section of ornate carpet.  And the little school girl on the right will be standing on a mixture of white gravel and sea shells.

I’m very pleased with these.  They are a vast improvement on my previous attempts which were made of wire and were very visible and distracting.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jesse
    Jul 31, 2010 @ 21:29:47

    The stands sound like a great idea, and these little feet look wonderful!

  2. mashadutoit
    Jul 31, 2010 @ 22:02:37

    Thanks! I’ve always found something fascinating about doll’s shoes. One of the other dolls has a long skirt, which hides her rather eccentric socks. Or rather – sock, as she is only wearing a sock on one foot. I keep wanting to hitch the skirt up or make it a little shorter so that this is visible – but maybe its nice if there are some hidden things too.

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