Io - Heir Apparent ooak 7" artist cast custom tinted resin strung bjd art doll by awsumgal with silk and fur custom beaded outfit.



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: resin, Katsilk, beads, silk, wire, silver findings, clay, paint, fur, ribbon, elastic, chain

This little very pose-able and adorable art doll measures about seven inches tall. She features 14 points of articulation. She has been cast in custom tinted resin under pressure in my smoke free art studio.

Io Heir Apparent

Io, smart, strong and savvy, will inherit the Snowlands when her gravely ill father passes. He loves her dearly, and has taught her everything from trapping to diplomacy. He knows she is ready for the heavy mantle that will soon be placed across her graceful shoulders. Life in the north can be unforgiving, but she has borne difficulty with great poise and the depths of her love of the people and the lands in which they live is deep and solid. He knows because he feels it too….
This artist cast resin one of a kind doll is entirely handmade. The figure is originally sculpted from clay and her joints engineered. Then those pieces are used to make molds. These molds are then used to cast her, in custom tinted UV protected resin, under pressure in the artists’ studio.
Each piece is then painstakingly sanded. drilled and strung. Each hand and foot receives hand turned brass wire attaching hooks. After stringing the figure is all over body blushed and sealed. Then her features are painted in artist quality acrylic paints and sealers.
Her custom one of a kind handmade wig is fashioned from the finest Katsilk Saran dollhair in my favourite colour, Titian. This elaborate wig is permanently styled and embellished with white ribbon, silver sewn on beading and two silver side coils with opalescent dangles that are permanently attached.
Her outfit was then created for her from the my own patterns, made out of a very fine white silk/cotton. Her A-line skirt and matching Choli top are extensively hand beaded in shimmering white and silver metallic tiny beads. Choli top is lined and all skirt seams are finished also. Both of these clothing items are removable and fasten in the back with pearl type beads and corresponding hand knotted thread loops.
Io wears a reclaimed fur wrap with front point beading, sadi thread dangles and beaded ends. It also has sewn on chain loops, the central one enjoys a silver toned smiling moon face bead. Lastly Io wears Hoof shoes. Hand sculpted, painted, sealed and fur trimmed, these shoes are perfect for the soon to be ruler of the north.
Io will come with everything in the photographs. She is a studio doll, not a factory doll. Please bear this mind. I take extra care in my creations, but she may have imperfections or idiosyncrasies. She does not stand unsupported and I will include the custom wood base stand you see in the photos, but she might display best seated. She is quite robust and is very poseable, inviting many display possibilities, but care should be taken in her handling. She is best displayed away from direct sunlight, or heat sources.
Io is not intended for younger children due to her many small parts.

I have listed shipping options for the lower 48 United States and Canada. Please contact me if you reside outside of these areas for possible shipping and rates.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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56 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Positively Fabulous... Barbara Eden would be proud! Absolutely LOVE the doll... and the costume replication is stellar!

Reviewed by Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

she is simply stunning - better than i dreamed she would be & even more beautiful in person!!! nand her dress is absolutely gorgeous and a million times more beautiful than what i envisioned - it's hard to find the words to describe how truly pleased i am! ni'm so glad i comissioned you to create her for me. you are among the finest designers, and i could not have asked for any better in quality & craftsmanship. thanks for all your hard work - i will cherish her always!

Reviewed by Anonymous Jun 4, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

I love everything about this girl, from her lovely dress to her ethereal gold-and-blue hair to her sweet face and her little lambie wings. And her gold hands and feet are just so beautiful and meaningful...I feel like she brings me blessings. <3 Thank you!!

Reviewed by Inactive Sep 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous creation! How do you manage to create such beautiful things on such a small scale? Love this outfit!!

Reviewed by Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful repaint, love her, fast shipping

Stephanie Hoffman Nov 2, 2015