Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Presenting my first wig made with fibers entirely handspun by me

Luxe mulberry silk, sari silk, copper angelina fiber, and bamboo silk accented with recycled saree scraps turned into ribbon. This wig is uber soft and alive with color.

I usually hire out fiber artists to spun my fibers, but I'm delighted to announce that it is all being done by me now on my own spindle.

Introducing the Tropical Mangoes wig. OOAK.(Available on ETSY right now!)

Wig commissions for Ingenue

Monday, May 21, 2012

Louise Devereaux Reroot

This lovely Louise Devereaux repaint by Yu came to my studio for a reroot. I love the colors the her guardian chose for her. She shines now.

Here she is with her original dark hair. Lovely, but I think the blonde just highlights her beauty all the more.


Guess what I did today?!?!?!? Spun my own fibers for my wigs!!!!!!!! I usually hire fiber artists to do this but I suppose I just wanted to make more work for myself. Honestly, I just thought, I've been buying it for years and I just want to try it myself. So for my birthday last week, I treated myself and bought a spindle. Lots of work, my hand hurts, and I'm covered with silk and glitz from head to toe (granted I went a wee bit overboard...and if you know me at all...100% is never's got to be 400% effort ROFLOL) but I made some GORGEOUS fibers. I'm so tickled with how they turned out! I can't WAIT to make wigs out of these!
I just showed my dh and his response was an unenthusiastic "Whoopee, Laur. Quit fooling around and make us some money." Blah! Party pooper! Told him that I saved us money since I spun them myself. Well, I'm happy and that's really all that matters. I think this is so novel and will make the most beautiful dreds! Aren't they the most glorious colors!!!??? Go ME!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Repaint / Reroot Tonner Suzette

Introducing Sofia

Inspired by this wigged doll by me. The reroot was to emulate the wig.