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Ice Blue Maiden

Vanessa Barklay

Ravenshoe, Australia

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WINNER of the Blondes Only Challenge in Dolls of the World group
This gorgeous doll is a restored Barbie that I did. She was destined for the rubbish tip believe it or not. It is an expensive doll, she is a 1964 Colour Magic Barbie who’s hair was originally brilliant bright yellow and changed colour with a wonderful solution, and even in rubbish tip condition still commands high prices so I won her on ebay and proceeded to give her a new life…and this is the result…
Her face was still nice but very dirty so cleaned her up, repainted her eyelids, pulled out all her old cut off and horrid leftover Barbie hair, which is something doll collectors hate, cut hair on vintage dolls and believe me every little girl wanted to be a hairdresser!
I rerooted it in platinum blonde with a strip of ice blue, which is really time consuming but the results are worth it type hobby, and she became my Ice Blue Maiden. I make tiny, intricate Barbie doll jewellery too and she is wearing one of my chains. I really love this doll, she took heaps of effort to get her to live again but it was all worth it, my Ice Blue Maiden.

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