Charlottes Web Spider Baby Display

February 25th, 2011 in member junk     
LisaLoria LisaLoria, member
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Here is my sweet Spider baby complete.  He was sold at Glitterfest and went home to be used as a jewelry display.  I was kind of sad to see him go...
I Disassembled the chandelier, drilled out two of the legs and inverted it on a vintage mannequin base I had laying around.
Extra Parts, saved for other projects...
Since I use A LOT of composition doll torsos and arms in my work, I have a lot of legs...
Such a lovely crazed face....I Adore vintage Dolls.
Here is my sweet Spider baby complete.  He was sold at Glitterfest and went home to be used as a jewelry display.  I was kind of sad to see him go...

Here is my sweet Spider baby complete.  He was sold at Glitterfest and went home to be used as a jewelry display.  I was kind of sad to see him go...


As I sat working out one day, this not so pretty vintage 10 arm chandelier that I had bought for parts was hanging upside down and I saw it as an octopus or spider.  Ureka!   I bought it for the crystals that were hanging all over it, but saved the frame, because you never know! An Idea was born and I went to work creating this Spider Doll Display. 

I laughed applying the legs to the ends of the spider legs.  Each had to have a shoe, right?

So much more whimsical that way!

It was one of my favorite pieces of Altered Doll Art that I have worked on.

It sold at Glitterfest last year and the new owner was thrilled and said it was staying out all year as a jewlery display.  I was sad to see it go, but such is business.

Now I am hunting for more ugly chandeliers...it's harder than you'd think!

 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lisa Loria
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Comments (5)

rustinpeace writes: This is brilliant!
Posted: 6:36 pm on October 17th
Lauretta writes: Now THIS is my kind of art!!!! Great job!
Posted: 8:59 am on May 2nd
dmfuller writes: CREEPY! I love it! I've got several UGLY junk chandeliers in the attic, but am now kicking myself for not buying the huge jar / giant bag (two separate times of the shopping faeries telling me to get them....) of assorted doll parts.... oh the can of worms you have opened. You get an awesome from me! I love love love this project! Whomever bought it must be thrilled. Posted: 8:13 pm on March 3rd
LisaLoria writes: Thanks, Jim...scurrying only in the imagination.
I honestly thought I wouldn't find any use for that chandelier. Glad I saved it!

Lisa Posted: 9:53 am on February 26th
JunkArchitect writes: Lisa, that display is cRaZy lookin'. The framework really does resemble a spider. I think it's the most imaginative use of an ugly chandelier yet. I'm freaking out at the thought of your creation scurrying across the floor in the middle of the night.

Jim

Posted: 5:04 pm on February 25th
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