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Mini Bjd Prototype - Posing with wig 01 by Rosen-Garden Mini Bjd Prototype - Posing with wig 01 by Rosen-Garden
Work in progress 18-19cm mini bjd (head - 3cm)
Polymer clay.
Handmade wig
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:iconbiku--chan:
Biku--Chan Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you make these? I really want one but they are sooooo expensive and too big so I'm thinking I want to make one instead of buying one 
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It took me almost one year to make the prototype of this miniature doll. I had to learn on my own mistakes. And I have never touched a real bjd doll while I was making this one. I looked only at bjd dolls on pictures.

To cast dolls in resin you need few thousands of dollars. You have to pay taxes. And before that, you need materials: clay, tools etc to make prototype. These dolls are handmade, thats why they are sooo expensive : )
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:iconbiku--chan:
Biku--Chan Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
jesus ( • A •) well do you know any sight that sells very small BJD? I could paint it my self and stuff and the small ones are pretty cheep compared some others ( > - <) I want a shorter one like fit in my had small or something and I really want something I could make my own a bit just with wigs eyes and stuff cloths I can make my self  
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Tammyfriend Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Where do you sell these amazing dolls?
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Fleur is still available to order. Dolls should be back from casting factory by the end of April.
All the details can be found here:

www.etsy.com/listing/224346357…

I have sent you a private message too ^ ^
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mayan-art Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your dolls are absolutely beautiful. Could I ask what kind of polymer clay you use?  I have living doll clay but I'm worried that it won't be strong enough on the joints. 
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^ ^

For this doll I used ordinary ProSculpt. For hands I used the mix of ProSculpt and Bozzi Clay (bozzi is strong, but hard to work with if not mixed with something else). There is no good polymer clay for ball jointed dolls. Polymer bjd will always be fragile. But it's good as a prototype : )

Lately, I started to work with Super Sculpey Firm (gray). It's much stronger ^ ^
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mayan-art Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks vet much for the advise! I haven't worked with polymer clays for years (I used to make a lot of fimo clay beads) so I don't know much about different hardness of clays. How fragile would a doll made from a strong polymer be? I am thinking of making something slightly higher than a Barbie with elastic rather than metal springs to hold the doll together. I am reluctant to get into resin casting as I want each doll to be individually hand made. ^w^ I'm thinking of mixing cernit and prosculpt to get a hardish clay. 
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Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm... There are artists who actually make and sell polymer clay bjd dolls (like: cdlitestudio.deviantart.com/ for example ^ ^ ). They are fragile but you still can pose them and play with them from time to time : )

Good luck! ^ ^
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:iconmayan-art:
mayan-art Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think I am just going to have to buy a lot of stuff (polymer clay, paper clay, epoxy putty...!) and trial joints with each.

Thanks for the link - I have seen her work, but I didn't realise it was polymer!


Thanks for the help! :)
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
And thats the best thing to do. Trial-and-error ^ ^ I tried a lot of different polymer clays. I even dumped the whole sculpting journey for almost 1 year because of Fimo Puppen (which I hated to work with... it disappointed me sooo much back then ^ ^' )
But I still couldn't forget about pretty polymer fairies that people were making. So I gave another chance to ProSculpt and I loved it.
And then I fell in love with Ball Jointed Dolls. Unfortunately, ProSculpt is way too fragile for bjd dolls. So I made a research and bought Bozzi Clay (the strongest polymer clay I ever tried - Pele Clara). And unfortunately again, it was strong, but resembled Fimo Puppen ;_; Luckily, I tried the mix of ProsCulpt and Bozzi Pele Clara and... the result was amazing. The clay consistency stayed almost the same as in ProSculpt (which Bozzi lacks) yet it became much stronger thanks to Bozzi ^ ^

Also, you might like air drying clay more than polymer clay. Who knows, you have to try it yourself ^ ^
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mayan-art Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for all your help. You are right - trial and error is key. I have been asking around for advise because it always helps to know what to avoid! I will bear in mind what you said about fimo puppen. ^w^ 

I do like the sound if air dry clays, but I am in love with the soft quality of polymer. This is where I'm thinking an epoxy putty like magic sculp might help me out. Might! I have a tonne of sketches and drawings, and I think it is time to finally get moving and make something! Even if it us just sample ball joints for testing. 
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nithelyth Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
so cute..
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^ ^
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may107da Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Heart :happybounce: 
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
^ ^
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:iconlissarini:
Lissarini Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
OMG... so cute...
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^ ^
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:iconzemimsky:
zemimsky Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she's a darling !!
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^ ^
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IraM013 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
omg! how is this possible?! she is so small. you've made a little miracle)
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^ ^
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DeborahPires Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Photographer
Beautiful :la:
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kitty15553 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
she looks amazing! great job! :)
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:iconsongoka:
Songoka Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she's so cute <3 love her
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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silverbeam Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hello! as a fellow BJD creator, first let me applaud you on your accomplishments and work! I am sending out a general message to all you awesome BJD creators. I am creating a group to promote, feature, teach and showcase works and artists who love and create BJD.

i hope you will join and please feel free to let other BJD creators and BJD enthusiasts to join as well.

we will do artists spotlights, Supply news like doll pre-orders, etc.

If this message was a bother in anyway  I apologize and thank you for your time.

GROUP: bjd-creation.deviantart.com/
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AnikoRi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she is very gentle! She is little fairy ...
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:iconmicromicio:
Micromicio Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
So cute!
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1musical-melody Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my goodness, she is precious!! ;u; the position, the face.. so much character!!!

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Harmony-H Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Dude, i know she's a prototype and probably your baby but I would so buy her from you.
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TodaySzotyi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So tiny, so small... :)
I love her... :D
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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TodaySzotyi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome! Huggle! 
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FrzKey Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Writer
Ah, I wish I could afford her. I've a lovely dollhouse she could be Mistress in, though she might be just a bit too big for that.
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
She looks gorgeous! (Already!) But the picture also looks great! It also kinda looks like the poster of a new animation movie.
I love it!
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Ketsueki-Yue Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
O.O I didn't think it was possible to do this with clay! O.O..wow...I want to do this...this is my goal now XD LOL!!! not only will working with polymer clay help my education in pastry and baking but...i want to be able to make a doll out of it too!! just...how did you put it together so that she beds and moves? how did you know what parts to make and what pieces to use....O.O....sorry...just...really curious, fasinated and utterly amazed at this beautiful doll! Well done!
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:iconrosen-garden:
Rosen-Garden Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you : )

Well, There is many tutorials of how to make BJD.
I recommend look through Joonghyun Baek photos, he shows the best example of how BJDs are being made. You make a doll, then you cut her, then you add fresh clay and make each parts fit to another.

[link]

Good luck with work :)
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ByTheOak Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm really impressed with her posing ability, great job! She's also really cute.
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Peculiar-Productions Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i literally just said "wow"! so life like! i love that wig on her.. gorgeous!
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PacificBlue2 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I too would be interested in a resin casted version of her. Please update us if so!!
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:iconpinkhazard:
PinkHazard Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'd be interested in getting a resin casted version of her. Will you update your DA when she becomes available to order?
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Misterminoudolls Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Oh She is so beautiful !
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:iconyussac:
Yussac Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
actually i love this :)
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:iconyussac:
Yussac Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautifull
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:iconladyravenswood:
LadyRavenswood Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! A tiny beauty. ^_^
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:iconacucello:
Acucello Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I imagine myself having her always with me, in my car for example, ready to act if I see a nice place for a shooting... <3
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Twenty-NineKnuckles Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Oh, so cute! She looks timid of your hand x3
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animemanda Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's really lovely how you make them :iconloveloveplz:
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