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A fun jewelry DESIGN BLOG by your best friend jean yates. Writerer, columnist, designer, and person who makes typos.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Beadbloggers and photos of Blythes by Jean
This girl above, whom I have named Maggie May, is my first "faux Blythe". She is a cheap fake! They are known by many names, and they flood eBay. Basically what they are is cobbled together parts and pieces of Blythes which are actually from real Blythes, or, alternatively dolls which have been made from taking a mold of a Blythe (therefore they are not quite the proper size). I got this one because I used to have a real Gentle River (GR). Mine looked like this:
I took the photo above for a magazine in Australia I was writing a column for. I made the Peace necklace and dressed her in my own choice of clothing. I never would have sold her, but I needed the money. The Gentle River is one of the top Blythes, popularity-wise and -- expensive? You bet. I miss Gwenny (my real GR) but am happy to have Maggie May--she is good enough for me!--jean BEADBLOGGERS!