OMG! I want these!!! I’d look stupid int hem but I don’t care!
A RARE ART NOUVEAU “BUTTERFLIES AND BATS” POCKETWATCH, BY RENE LALIQUE
Of gilt-finished jeweled lever movement, the openface pocketwatch of circular outline with blued-steel moon-style hands and applied black enameled Arabic numerals, against the gold ground accented by blue and white enameled fluttering butterflies, within a polished gold case, the reverse depicting numerous flying purplish blue enameled bats, with scattered moonstone accents, further embellished by a sculpted gold serpent bow, circa 1899-1900, with French export marks.
Are you not afraid to dance with me?
I want to see this movie!
A medal to anyone who restrings their dolls without the proper stringing tools. I know I’d be LOST without my headpuller and stringing hook. Seriously. A medal to all you brave warriors.
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I only ever use ribbon and my knees and sometimes also my feet. I tried a stringing hook one time and I ended up punching a hole in my finger with it.
I punched myself in the face and gave myself a black eye once when the ribbon I was using to string a doll broke. Those were some good times.
I use ribbons and a poking contraption brendon made from a coathanger.
Seriously use narrow shoelaces! The aglets make for easy threading through parts and they can take a lot more weight than ribbon. I really need to get a stringing tool though because Volks SD13 bodies are near impossible to string with shoelaces alone because of the lower torso shape. Also I use the handle of my forceps to take heads off.
I’ve always found stringing tools to be more trouble than they’re worth, especially if the channels in a dolls limbs are uneven or particularly narrow. x_x Personally I use either thin ribbon or string and forceps to secure the elastic etc.
I need to get some proper stringing tools, I’ll probably save myself alot of troubles XD I mainly use ribbons, a handmade mini string puller made from paperclip and muscles!! Recently I began wearing rubber gloves for stringing and holy shit, my hands are thanking me for it, it takes alot of pressure off my fingers. And oh, pliers for head removal.
Pfffft! I use string, a bamboo skewer and sometimes a wire hanger I bent into a hook. I have never owned the proper tools to restring and I can’t afford to fork over now!