Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mini Santos Cage Doll

I love the look of Santos cage dolls, so tonight I made this mini one.
It all started when I went to Cost Plus Imports today and bought these...
Which got me thinking, hey, these look familiar. And then it struck me. I could use those sticks for the cage part of the Santos doll! The wire tinsel is also known as bullion - it stretches out forever, like a slinky that doesn't retract. Ever since I took the Santos class from Dee Foust at Petaluma, I couldn't wait to make one on my own - but smaller, since I love mini things.

Here's how it came together. I sculpted the body with Sculpey clay.
Then I painted the body with acrylic paint. Next I glazed, antiqued, and wrapped the tinsel around the neck. This doll measures just under 5".
Anybody up for a class on this? :-)


  1. What a super idea to make a mini Santos doll which came out very sweet. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with next. f

  2. Yes! I will take the class! L-O-V-E it!

  3. I love the idea of miniature ones! How fab~

  4. these are so adorable. love to take a class.. cm just viewed this site and loves them, too. have you submitted the idea of a santa santos.. lana

  5. Absolutely! Would love to take your class!, when?? Irene L.

  6. Love her!!! Took Leslie Molen's and wanted to make a smaller one so-class? What are the sticks supposed to be used for?