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There are SO many options when selecting a kit, whether as an artist to paint/root or as a needed/wanted art piece to add to a collection. I would like to introduce you to Bonnie Sieben's dimpled and adorable SHAYA. Shaya is from a true limited-edition of 1200 kits, worldwide. Shaya comes with a numbered COA (certificate of authenticity that she is an authentic Bonnie Sieben kit and not a stolen reproduced copy) of 1128/1200. As part of a limited-edition, she will never be produced again after the kit is sold out.

Shaya is 21" long with full arms and legs. She weighs a very manageable 5.5#. One leg is bent at the knee and the other is outstretched, making the posing options both fun and realistic! When possible, all my art dolls have a full inner armature, which allows the collector to set a pose and it will stay in that position. The armature extends into her head, yet her head is not immobile; it is turnable, able to look upwards, downwards, to the side, and straight ahead. She is able to sit upright without propping. The armature in her limbs enables her to raise her arms, stretch them outward, clutch a toy to her chest, etc. Her legs can be set apart with a wide stance, or place one leg over the other. One can also place Shaya on her back and reach for her toes.

Shaya has a custom GHSP palette that emulates the true complexion of a real baby with red hair; her skin is fair, yet there are high and low lights for depth and definition. The mottling is very faint, under layers of "skin" color, including light bluing where the skin is thinner. Her finger and toe nails have a just clipped appearance and a slight nail tip. Babies do not have "moons" /lunula as they develop later. Shaya is weighted with tiny finely rounded edge glass beads and plastic pellets, and tightly packed fiber fill in her limbs. Her fabric body and head are also filled with fiber fill. Her body is not tightly compacted and she is huggable, yet softly firm.

Shaya has 100% premium virgin (not processed) human hair. The hair was washed, conditioned and sanitized at the salon, and is THE hair that reborn artists chose first and foremost. Her beautiful hair is naturally straight as shown in the two-piece outfit. As true human hair, it can be curled to create another look for her. I use a 1/2" curling iron, holding in place for a couple of quick seconds, and release. To return the hair to the straight condition, carefully spritz the hair with tap water (adding a bit of cream rinse and shaking well), protecting the lashes and never letting the heated implement come in contact with the vinyl. I love using human hair from my two sellers; it is not fragile like mohair and does not special upkeep.

Shaya has light blue solid glass eyes that are framed with rooted upper lashes (four well blended shades of mohair for the most natural appearance) and very delicate, very light hand painted eyebrows that have a "barely there" appearance. Bonnie Sieben perfectly captured the expression of a baby as it recognizes its "people", an expression of love, joy and trust.

Shaya comes with the two brand new outfits shown:
Floral print dress with bloomers: Janie and Jack, size 0-3 months
Four-piece complete outfit of dress, bloomers, bonnet and shoe/booties: Catherine Madadrino, size 3 to 6 months
Included is a pair of frilly socks, her hair pretties (clippies and headband) and a pair of white crochet booties (not shown).
Toys/painted faux rattles are to be considered photo props and are not included.

Sculpture by: Bonnie Sieben
Kit Name: Shaya

Length: 21" (53.3 cm)

Head Material: Vinyl
Body Material: Cloth
Limb Material: Vinyl
Age: Older Baby
Gender: Girl
Arms: Full Length
Legs: Full Length
Edition: Limited Edition (LE) [1128/1200]
Eyes: Awake
Eye Material: Glass
Lashes: Rooted
Hair: Rooted
Paint: Genesis Heat Set Paint (GHSP)
Weighting: Fine Glass Beads
Weighting: Polyfil
Weighting: Poly-Pellets
Skin Color: Fair
Race: White / Caucasian
Realborn: No
Pacifier: Not Included
Pacifier Type: Can't Take a Pacifier
Boo Boo: Yes
Drink and Wet: No
Smoke Free Environment: Yes
Pet Free Environment: Yes
Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes

File under: Bonnie Sieben   Shaya   baby   infant   girl   rooted   redhead   ginger   fair   armature   limited edition   COA   vinyl   full limbs  

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