SyntheticEphemera

Alternative accessories and clothing for your doll

Stockton, California On Etsy since 2016

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SyntheticEphemera

Alternative accessories and clothing for your doll

Stockton, California | 333 Sales

SyntheticEphemera is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Synthetic Ephemera is moving to it's own web store.
Please visit SyntheticEphemera.com for more details.

You can also find us this summer at Resin Rose BJD Expo in Clackamas, Oregon.
August 16-18th
Visit resinrosebjd.com for details on the event.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 25, 2019

Synthetic Ephemera is moving to it's own web store.
Please visit SyntheticEphemera.com for more details.

You can also find us this summer at Resin Rose BJD Expo in Clackamas, Oregon.
August 16-18th
Visit resinrosebjd.com for details on the event.

Aura Welsh

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Aura Welsh

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About SyntheticEphemera

Sales 333
On Etsy since 2016

My Grandmother's sewing tin.

I'm sure a lot of people can relate to seeing the big round blue tin of "Dutch Sugar Cookies" at a grandparents house. You open that tin expecting cookies only to find sewing supplies.
For years, that tin sat in my grandmother's sewing room filled to the brim with all manner of thread, pins, needles, buttons and thimbles. small pits of fabric for patching my grandfathers pants, a few broken zippers and various trims.
When she died my mother asked me if I wanted it, so I took it home and stuck it on my craft shelf. I only sewed on occasion, fixing a broken button, or hemming too long pants for friends and family but nothing extensive.
At some point I went digging through this massive tin looking for a bit of lace, or some other finding I'd tossed in it , buried at the bottom was a small plastic baggie of black 1/4 inch elastic. It was clearly a remnant from some repair project. Knotted in several places, and horribly frayed at one end. I had also been experimenting with using large pendent sized ring charms for doll bracelets at the time and had ordered a few in a size that didn't quite work. I mulled over this pile of elastic and jewelry in front of my doll Abaddon who, due to her abnormal size didn't have many clothes and was still taking shape in what her character was. The idea of a harness hit me like the snap of the elastic. I'd seen these "Fashion Harnesses" before and figured they couldn't be too hard to replicate in doll scale.
The first harness was a mess. It had no way to removed it from the doll except for cutting her out of it, and I'm sure I stabbed my self several hundred times attempting to sew it on the doll's body.
I'd never set out to make anything to sell but the response to the harness was overwhelming. it's been an awesome creative outlet and a fun hobby. Two years, a house fire and a move later I'm still making that tried and true pentagram harness in every color under the sun (or at least in every color I can find in 1/4 and 1/8 inch elastics!!) and expanded my design library to include so much more.

Thank you so much for your interest in my shop!
Aura

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  • Aura and David Welsh

    Owner

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