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ZELDA

First, I am overwhelmed that MacPherson's asked me to create two prototypes with the new softer vinyl for their BJD kits, Corteria and Zelda. I am so very appreciative that they are at the ready to try new things, to challenge the artists and awe the collectors. Thank you, Brenda and her Crew!
Welcome to my beautiful A.A. version of ZELDA, sculpted by Elisabeth Lindner, doll maker of traditional collectible dolls. (I will be referring to ZELDA as “Zee”, what I have been calling her). Zee is a new direction in reborn art dolls, featuring a different type of body; the best reference I can give is to Annette Himstedt and Masterpiece dolls. Zee is a true art doll, meant to be enjoyed with your eyes. My inspiration for Zee is based on the work of several true OOAK full or partial BJD dolls. Zee does have full arms, but there is a filled fabric connector near the top of the arm, so they can easily be moved and positioned, versus being stationary. She has full legs that connect to the fabric lower torso/upper thigh. Again, this is to allow her arms and legs to be moved. I gave Zee a partial armature in the legs only; you may be able to coax her to a faux standing positioning using a doll stand and clothing that disguises the slightly bent knee cap. For my purposes, I wanted to explore her posing in the sitting position only and focusing on "that face"!

Zee has lovely grayish Eyeco eyes, always my "go to" eyes. She has fine hand painted eyebrows to frame, not overpower, her eyes. She has human hair upper lashes and hand painted lower lashes. She has rooted curly 100% human hair, that can be spritzed with water, combed out with the included wide tooth comb and air dried. Using hair products specific to A.A. hair, her hair can have a tighter or looser curl, hair dry only. You will find that your fingertips are your best styling tool! Wigs can be so much fun to add another look to your art doll; Zee come with the fully braided wig that easily attaches to her head without much fuss. No need to tangle with a wig cap, or tucking hair in and up; simply position the front the front of the wig, push in a straight with a head (so easily find later for removal) under a lock of hair, and repeat near the hair line towards the ears. Done.
I love being able to give this option and I know the collector of my first BJD-like doll (shout out to Rhonda!) Corteria, who came with several wigs, is enjoying the option of changing the look/personality of the doll with a wig change. Collecting is supposed to be fun and wigs are fun, and rooted hair is fun, too!

Zee was painted with GHSP paints in many, many layers, giving her skin a true dimensional look with depth. The final painting was protected with GHS matte varnish, including well protecting her face from harm. Zee is weighted with ultra-fine polished glass beads in her legs and rms, topped with compressed fiberfill, a tightly sealed packet of non-corrosive steel BBs nestled with fiberfill in the tushy area. The BBs add much needed weight to act as a center of gravity for her "sitting pretty", without "slouching". Sitting on a bench, chair, in a window seat, however you choose to display her, you can do so confidently.

My vision for Zee meant finding clothing and accessories specific for "her look", that also embraces the young woman aspects as much as her ethnicity. I am smitten with the beaded crocheted head covering and it is as if it were made for her! If you see her wearing it, it is included. Please notice that when she is not wearing earrings, the holes are not apparent. Due to the construction of her body and the challenges that clothing can present, I will include some Velco squares to hold her sleeves/sleeve caps in place. Her clothing perfectly covers/camouflages the fabric "joint" but Velcro ensures easy posing and no constant futzing or alterations.
Her lace up boots are wonderful, with a zippered back for easy on/easy off. I made a simple insole slip in, so she can wear the shoes without socks, as there is OshKosh printed inside, which may transfer to the vinyl.

Are you ready to add a OOAK manufactured kit art doll to your collection? Short quote from Brenda and ladies at MacPhersons:
"Bonnie, we are absolutely gob-stopped! She is just beautiful!!!"

(funny thing is... I am too!)
That compliment is based on only eight pictures I was able to send them without the aid of my Techy Support (12 year old grandson) and you get to see TWELVE MORE of her! <smile

Please enjoy the photos while you determine if either of my Zelda creations are calling to you, A.A. Zelda or another listing for Alternative Zelda as Alice in Wonderland. Thank you everyone for your continued appreciation and support!


Artist: BONNIE ODETTE
Sculpture by: ELISABETH LINDNER
Kit Name: ZELDA Prototype

Length: 36" (91.4 cm)
Weight: 11

Head Material: Vinyl
Body Material: Cloth
Gender: Girl
Torso/Plate: Full Vinyl Torso - Girl
Arms: Full Length
Legs: 3/4 Length
Edition: Open Edition
Eyes: Awake
Eye Material: Polyglass
Lashes: Applied (glued)
Hair: Rooted
Paint: Genesis Heat Set Paint (GHSP)
Weighting: Fine Glass Beads
Weighting: Steel Pellets
Skin Color: Olive
Race: Black / African American
Realborn: No
Pacifier: Not Included
Pacifier Type: Can't Take a Pacifier
Drink and Wet: No
Smoke Free Environment: Yes
Pet Free Environment: Yes
Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes


File under: BJD   ZELDA   ROOTED A.A. HAIR   BRAIDED REMOVABLE WIG   ETHNIC CLOTHING   FULL ACCESSORIES   CUSTOM PAINT PALETTE   36 LONG   PARTIAL ARMATURE   BBs   POLISHED GLASS BEADS   FIBER FILL   softer vinyl   coa   open edition  


Ordering Information:
I ship immediately, within one day, six days a week. I ship via either UPS or USPS (priority shipping), tracking, full insurance and signature required delivery. I pack very protectively for a safe delivery.

Terms and Conditions:
BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE ART DOLLS, ONLY SENDS TO VERIFIED USA ADDRESSES GIVEN ON THE PAYPAL TRANSACTION PAGE. PLEASE BE SURE IT IS CORRECT PRIOR TO PURCHASING. NO P.O. BOXES.. CUSTOMERS PURCHASING WITH A P.O. BOX OR UNVERIFIED PAYPAL ADDRESS WILL HAVE THEIR ORDER CANCELLED AND REFUNDED. PAYPAL TRANSFER FEES FOR CANCELLED AND REFUNDED PAYMENTS WILL BE PAID BY THE CUSTOMER. (PURCHASES) By purchasing this art doll, you, the buyer understand and agree that art dolls created and sold by BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE REBORNS, are ALL SALES FINAL. Once you, the buyer, pay for the art doll, it will be shipped within 1-3 business days via USPS or UPS. NO CANCELLATIONS ACCEPTED. Purchases for art dolls created and sold by BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE ART DOLLS, are NONREFUNDABLE. Art dolls purchased from BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITIE ART DOLLS, are NOT RETURNABLE. Art dolls created and sold by BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE ART DOLLS, are sold AS IS. Art dolls created and sold by BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE ART DOLLS will have slight IMPERFECTIONS. This is normal as the doll is hand painted and not made in a factory, therefore BONNIE O'DETTE is not liable for SUBJECTIVE DISAPPOINTMENT or BUYER’S REMORSE or any implication that the doll was “not as described” or imperfect. It is the responsibility of you, the buyer, to review photos posted of the art doll and to read about the details carefully before purchasing. By purchasing an art doll created and sold by BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE ART DOLLS, you, the buyer, understand that you are committing to a NONREFUNDABLE, NON-RETURNABLE, purchase of the art doll. (SHIPPING AND RECEIVING) This art doll created and sold by BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE ART DOLLS, is shipped fully insured, shipped in a sturdy box which is secured with packing tape and the doll inside thoroughly protected with bubble wrap. You, the buyer, understand that by purchasing this art doll, BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE ART DOLLS, is NOT liable or responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items. It is the responsibility of you, the buyer, to file a claim with USPS in the event of a lost, damaged, or stolen item. BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE ART DOLLS, is not liable to make repairs on dolls damaged during shipping. (SAFETY WARNING) By purchasing an art doll created and sold by BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE ART DOLLS, you the buyer understand that BONNIE O'DETTE, BON PETITE ART DOLLS is not liable for any injury, allergic reaction, or death resulting from the buyer’s negligence of allowing an incompetent person, child, elderly, mentally impaired, or pet to interact with the doll. Art dolls may have small parts, pieces that can become loose, powder scent, fine glass beads, eyes, and small powerful magnets that can pose a choking hazard and interfere with pacemakers. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. KEEP AWAY FROM THE MENTALLY IMPAIRED. KEEP AWAY FROM PETS.

Return Policy:
I do not accept returns for any reason. I list with in-depth descriptions and numerous pictures. If you have a request for additional pictures or information, please ask, I will be happy to assist you! I have a 100% positive feedback on ebay and on etsy. I have been now listing exclusively on reborns.com for approximately 1.5 years.

Shipping To:
United States        $65.00 USD       ($65.00 USD)    UPS TRACKING INSUR. SIGN. DEL

I ship immediately (excluding Federal holidays and Sundays) with USPS or UPS, including priority shipping, tracking, full insurance and signed delivery. Refunds/returns are not accepted. Dolls ships flat and thoroughly protected.

Layaway Available:
Yes. Short term layaway is customized for the individual collector, with specific agreed upon terms.

Payment Accepted:
PayPal


$1350 USD   
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