Saturday, June 20, 2015


Hi All,
She's finished! She stands about 16 inches tall, and is an all-cloth doll. 

Here she is:

Easily the most recognizable character from opera, she is "Brunhilde", the eldest of 9 daughters of the Chief God, Wotan. These warrior women are called “Valkyries" She's a character from Richard Wagner's opera, “The Ring of the Nibelung”, which is based on an old Nordic tale.

Here are some close ups of her face:

From my last post, I've added a yarn wig, a velvet cape, and a helmet. The helmet was a bit tricky to figure out, but once I did, it was an easy pattern. The helmet is made of the same fabric as the breast plate, that I embellished with trim and beads.. The horns are just white cotton. And, I went back and embroidered her breast with some beads so they stand out a bit. All those dark silver "star" jeweled pieces are from a bracelet that matched the earring hanging at the bottom of the breast plate.

Notice her eyelashes? I added those since she doesn't have eyes. I think the eyes on a doll are so important. Since her eyes are shut, she needed to have something that make her eyes stand out (even though you don't see them)


Romona said...

Arley. she's fabulous. She would blow the roof off an opera house... ;o)))

Arley said...

Thanks Romona!

Maria Roxborough said...

She is gorgeous Arley.