As promised I would like to introduce you to my newest little ball jointed doll (BJD). She is sculpted by the Spanish artist Laura of Irrealdoll and is called Nora. Nora is made of resin and fully jointed. She was available in two colours, Peanut and Toffee, I chose Toffee because I already have a Toffee coloured Enyo and I wanted Nora to be his big sister! Nora is 27cm tall and quite skinny, so much so that she can actually fit into some Blythe clothes, although she would actually be classed as YOSD size, meaning Young Super Dolfie. The term YOSD actually belongs to Volks of Japan but is used throughout the BJD world to describe dolls in this size range. At some point, when I get some time, I would like to do a comparison post showing the difference between dolls in this size range.
I ordered Nora back in July and paid for her on layaway, Laura offers a great layaway and I finished paying for her in October. The doll then arrived just before Christmas. Laura makes several different sizes of BJDs, I currently have three different sizes, and they are all of excellent quality and the posing, particularly of her later dolls, is second to none.
I recently made a wig for Nora, who I'm now calling Noa, by making a wig cap using PVA glue and then attaching curls of Merino wool, however I wasn't happy with the wool that I received from a seller on Etsy and so instead, I decided to order a wig from a seller in France. I will show you Noa in both wigs for your opinion. I like her in both wigs but feel that she looks a bit older in the homemade wig, plus the wig itself did not come out very well.
Homemade wig using Merino wool and PVA glue wig cap:
Now wearing Tessie wig by Monique Doll Company:
Please excuse the photos, I'm struggling with the changes to Pic Monkey, the photo editing site that I subscribe to.
Noa came with light brown eyebrows so I have darkened them slightly as well as adding a little more colour to her lower lashes, but apart from that, her faceup is by the artist. I love her very faint freckles. Unfortunately you can't see them very well in my photos.
Clothes: Top photos, jeans by me (made for Planetdoll Mini Riz), tee shirt for Blythe
Bottom photos, same tee shirt, denim overalls by TTYA and sports shoes were keyrings!
I hope you've enjoyed meeting Nora/Noa!
Thank you for visiting
Big hugs, Sharon in Spain xxx