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Aug. 31st, 2012

08:49 am - Deridolls of the MezzoAmerica

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Custom orders from the lovely Z., from the USA, new look at the 2 most famous Mezzo American cultures, the Mayan and the Aztecs.


Inspired by this beautiful art from a fellow deviant, Karracaz (http://karracaz.deviantart.com/), this Aztec doll was a great challenge!
I love the headdress to bits! And I finally got to use some of my cruelty-free parrot and peacock feathers I had kept in my stash for several years!


I'm more accustomed to small scattered clusters or long curved lines of beading and this sort of angular patterns on the dress were a first.
There's plenty of room for improvement (oh, symmetry, why do you elude me so?!), but I'm quite proud of myself here. :D


And a Mayan one inspired by the costumes in the movie Apocalypto, a new version of a doll I made some time ago: http://deriana.livejournal.com/53781.html.


Here you can see the hair ringlets better as well as the turquoise chips on the back decoration.


=) And here they are together in their new home!

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Mariand & The Diamonds - Oh No!

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From:suspyria
Date:August 31st, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)
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You should be very proud of yourself, this is amazing! Just so beautiful and detailed!
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From:deriana
Date:August 31st, 2012 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Aww! Thank you so much! *hugs*
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From:suspyria
Date:September 7th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
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Já viste que esta boneca tá no spotlight do lj? :) eheh
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From:deriana
Date:September 9th, 2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
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lol Yep! A verdadeira surpresa é os meus "Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"s quando vi não terem acordado a vizinhança inteira!
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From:brandedwith
Date:August 31st, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
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How on earth did you get such delicate feathers to stay in place?!
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From:deriana
Date:August 31st, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
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=D Glue first, stitching for reinforcement and prayer just in case.
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From:leyosura
Date:August 31st, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh these are adorable! *wants a doll with pretty feathers*
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From:deriana
Date:August 31st, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
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=) Thank you, dear!!
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From:mommamacnz
Date:August 31st, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
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Those are just fabuous, and the feathers really add to the whole look and feel.
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From:deriana
Date:August 31st, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
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=D Thank you, dear! Oh, feathers are like pearls: a huge effect with little materials. I oggle every bird that I come across. ;D
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From:mommamacnz
Date:August 31st, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Feathers are like pearls, aren't they? I get to oogle quite a few birds as recently I got 10 hens, to go with the five I already had. They are such fun to watch.
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From:whatdeepvoice
Date:August 31st, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Soo cute.
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From:deriana
Date:September 4th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
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=) Thank you!
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From:_makeshiftwings
Date:September 3rd, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
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These dolls were on my livejournal front page, advertising craft ljs.
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From:deriana
Date:September 4th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Yep! =D There was some squeeing going on chez Deri once I saw that! *squees some more*
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From:galadrieltypo
Date:September 3rd, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
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Oh, fantastic!!! Covet, want want want!!
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From:deriana
Date:September 4th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
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=D Thank you so much!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 5th, 2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
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I agree... AMAZING! You are a VERY talented designer. Your eye for detail is astonishing. Love your work, Deri!
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From:deriana
Date:September 5th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
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*blushes all shades of red existing* Thank you so much! =)