Author: DOLLS Magazine Staff

DOLLS magazine October 2018

8 A Touch of Frost: Liz Frost makes magic through sculpting, face-ups
14 Hallowed Halls: Connie Lowe brings ‘blended fashions’ to dolls
18 Fantasy-Fueled & Fabulous: Doll Chateau raises eyebrows with bizarrely beautiful BJDs
25 All-Around Artist: Monica Spicer creates couture for BJDs
26 Dramatic Divas: Anna Maryina’s small dolls star in epic, costumed mini series
30 Vintage Barbie store displays & gift sets
34 Janet Bernasconi: A world of whimsy and charm

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DOLLS magazine August/September 2018

8 Paper Princesses: Britain’s royals are popular subjects for paper dolls
16 Art & Soul: Esther Manso’s character dolls are testaments to tenacity
20 The Write Stuff: Lynn Cartwright’s book is perfect for aspiring artists, curious collectors
24 Beautiful Belinda: RubyRedGalleria marks its 10th year of dollmaking with new character
26 Tender Treasures: Self-taught dollmaker re-creates innocent infants
28 2018 Diamond Awards Ballot

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DOLLS magazine July 2018

The July 2018 issue of DOLLS features 84 four-color pages. This issue is our special annual Debut of Dolls collector’s edition! Inside, you’ll find features more than 30 top doll artists and designers, including Bo Bergemann, Miroslava Brodlova, Hildegard Günzel, Connie Lowe, Gregg Ortiz, Beverly Stoehr, and Zofia and Henry Zawierusynski. This issue also includes two patterns, a look at vintage Peter Pan dolls, and more!

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DOLLS magazine May/June 2018

8 Birth of a Creation: A lot of time, energy, and ingenuity go into bringing a resin BJD to life
17 Picture Perfect: Take better photos of your dolls using these tips
20 Professional Doll Making: Jack Johnston’s book shares his story, outlines steps needed to build a business in dolls
24 Spring into Steampunk: A BJD costume fit for a steampunk queen
32 Pattern Making: Make patterns for your dolls with just a few simple supplies
36 Doll Face: Repaint or restore a doll
40 Plastic Pop Stars: Pop culture reflected in dolls of the ’60s and ’70s

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DOLLS magazine April 2018

8 What’s New in 2018: Dollmakers reveal new designs for a new year
24 RubyRedGalleria: Ten Ping’s family expands again in 2018
28 R. John Wright: Charlie Chaplin doll celebrates a silent milestone
32 19 inches of Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice: Spoke-collar Cinderella dress and slip
44 Tasty Treats: BJD artist Linda Macario creates a tiny, sweet Cupcake

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DOLLS magazine March 2018

11 Show & Tell: Conventions let collectors get hands-on, meet creators face-to-face

DOLLS Presents Reborns
R4 Kit & Caboodle: Shawna Clymer specializes in reborn fantasies
R7 Lifelike Babies: Michelle Fagan strives for ever greater realism
R10 Maria Lynn Grover: From ‘baby whisperer’ to reborn artist

33 Silver Jubilee: Joy Calhoon celebrates 25 years of doll sculpting in 2018
37 A Gallery of Emotion: Jodi and Richard Creager create dolls that speak many languages without saying a word

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DOLLS magazine July 2017 – Collector’s Debut

The July 2017 issue of DOLLS features 84 four-color pages. This issue is our special annual Debut of Dolls collector’s edition! Inside, you’ll find features about 30 top doll artists and designers, including this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Berdine Creedy; Robert Tonner, who’s shaking up Tonner Doll Company and starting a new venture called Phyn & Aero; and Connie Lowe of Marbled Halls!

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DOLLS magazine May / June 2017

The May/June 2017 issue of DOLLS features 52 four-color pages. This issue turns a spotlight on porcelain dolls, with features on three amazing porcelain artists: Hildegard Günzel, Dianna Effner, and Sarah Maldonado. You’ll also find articles on Connie Lowe’s new BJD project for 2017, designer Doug James’ fashion BJDs, a look at two very special vintage dolls from Madame Alexander, and more!

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DOLLS magazine March 2017

The March 2017 issue of DOLLS features52 four-color pages. This issue is focused on fashion dolls, with features about Numina, Emperis, and Ficondoll. You’ll also find articles on Linda Macario’s BJDs and the history-inspired creations of doll artist Theresa Merritt, and rare fashions for Ideal’s Toni dolls. Plus, we have our usual columns on antique and vintage dolls, two paper dolls, and more!

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DOLLS magazine January / February 2017

The January/February 2017 issue of DOLLS features40 four-color pages. This issue reveals the 2016 Dolls Awards of Excellence Public’s Choice winners! It also includes our annual holiday gift guide, featuring fabulous dolls for the collectors or potential future collectors on your gift list. In addition, you’ll find features about the wondrous creations of doll artist LuLu Tatum, how one dollmaker is putting her skills to a new use this holiday season, and what one venerable doll company is planning to celebrate its upcoming centennial. Plus, we have our usual columns on antique and vintage dolls, a new paper doll, and more!

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DOLLS magazine November / December 2016

8 Golden Girl: Beverly Stoehr celebrates 50 years of doll artistry

14 Edith’s Editions: What the well-dressed BJD is wearing

18 Collectibly Cartwright:
Angela Cartwright has unique perspective as creator, collector & collectible!

22 Food Daux Pas: Ten Ping’s tale continues during lean times in Shanghai

24 And Away She Sews….. Fabulous fashions flow easily from Peggy Naugle’s nimble fingers

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DOLLS magazine October 2016

8 Historically Haute: Julie Manely puts an Aussie eleganza spin on fashion-doll frocks

14 Sculpting Stories:
Patricia Rowe aims to tell a tale with each doll she creates

18 Robert Tonner: Fashion-doll maven recieves Lifetime Achievement Award as his company celebrates 25th Anniversary

26 Fun Friends of the ’50s and ’60s

29 Quirky Quartet: Bo Bergemann’s heroic new BJDs debute at Comic-Con: San Diego

30 A Grand Balancing Act: Rose Lacefield finds time for both art and family

42 Basic Pattern, Fancy Frocks
Make lovely lace-trimmed dresses for MSD-size BJDs

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