The Snow Queen and the angel,santos cage dolls….

I’ve been getting ready for both The 3 French Hens Holiday show in Morris, and the Nook Holiday show in Naperville. It’s been a crazy art-a-palooza here. I think when I blew my nose the other day glitter came out. I wanted to share with you a couple of the things I’ve been working on. I’ve been making all kinds of things such as handmade pillows, towels and jewelery.
I’ve been making Santos/art dolls for a year or so now and I have been really trying to stretch myself a bit.  I’ve also taught a class in it and would really love to get even deeper into making them. I really love the process of sculpting and painting.I’ve been experimenting with lots of new techniques.
 The first one I’ve finished for the show is the Snow Queen.
 She has french text wings and a German glass glitter crown. I had found some round boxes to put her on and I love the height. She’s over 20 inches tall.
With a music note collar.
 I was then inspired to make a messenger angel for the honor and grace of the holiday season.

 I used more french text and mica glitter. I love me some mica glitter.
Her wings are french sheet music. I think she looks serene.
Which is not how I feel right now. I need a little Zen moment I think.
I will be making, making, making the next few days. I’ll see you tomorrow for the Fabulously Creative Friday linky party!
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  1. Oh my… these are absolutely beautiful! I have taken your class and am still waiting for a spare moment to make one of these, I can say that I am more inspired than ever now! I hope you have fun at the shows! t.xoxo

  2. Your Santos are beautiful, Jen! You are just so busy. I can’t imagine doing two shows. I have one coming up this weekend and I’m thankful I’m ready for just the one!

  3. Love the Santos. Was surrounded by them when I lived in Flagstaff Arizona. You don’t see them much elsewhere. Pretty earrings too, especially the caged pearls.

  4. Your Santos dolls are amazing! Absolutely beautiful!!
    Mary Alice

  5. These are beautiful. I love all the added details.

  6. Love the Snow Queen.

  7. Love the earrings and your art dolls are so pretty! :) Enjoy your day! xo Holly

  8. Love those, Jen. The details are so pretty…and the earrings are so cute, too! Sell lots at the shows, I know you will be mobbed with people.

    Hope you can make it to the grand opening of the shop! Would be great to see you!


  9. Hi Jen,
    Ohhh I love the angels. I hope they will be at the show on Friday. I can’t wait to get there and see all your treasures.

  10. These are so beautiful!!! I can’t wait to see it all in person. We are going to be setting up there this year too!! Getting really excited!!!

  11. I love your new santos dolls! Gorgeous!

  12. Your items are lovely, I’m sure they will sell quickly. I too have a little sale coming up, we are hoping for decent weather.

  13. She is just gorgeous Jen!!!

  14. Oh, she is absolutely lovely! {And you made me spit out milk when you shared the glitter sneeze. Thank you for the laugh as I head in to figure out what on earth is for dinner!}

  15. She is gorgeous..

  16. Hi Jennifer,
    Oh she is so lovely,beautiful & serene!
    Good luck at your shows, she will definitely sell.
    All the Best,

  17. Hola Jennifer!
    Those santos are exquisite! LOVE them! I, too, will be at the 3 French Hens market. See you there!
    K A Y
    RedBird Vintage Home

  18. wow, amazing creations!!

    love the comment about glitter coming out of your nose!! :-)


  19. Love the Snow Queen’s face — what a terrific job you did!!

  20. What a beautiful creation and the message is perfect!

  21. where are you offering the class to learn how to make your santos ?


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