Production back on track!

great news, we are now able to produce resin dolls again in limited quantities –

please send me an email directly to place your order – marmite_sue@hotmail.com

I`m accepting only a limited amount of orders at this time, so please write in soon to take part in the first batch produced <3

 

Moonglass

5 Years ago, my father (who is a cheif chemist) and I, developed a new material that has some very exciting properties,

for the most part, this material is the best of both Ceramic and Resin worlds, strong and stable like ceramic but has greater impact resiliency.

Since then I`ve been able to develop this material further, for even greater impact resiliency, and due to these properties as well as it`s beauty in my eyes,

I`ve been waiting for an opportunity to launch a moonglass line again…. and though I was not planning for this COVID-19 situation at our doorstep, this looks like a great  opportunity to finally launch this casting option for our Menagerie dolls 😀

Some properties of moonglass:

1. Beautifully translucent, with a milky glass like or resin like look:

I`m now working on dyeing it as close as possible to my resin doll shades,  and since the translucency and look is so similar –  I was surprised how almost seamlessly it could fit with our current resin dolls, when attaching a moonglass head on a resin body.

2. Cold, hard, heavy and ceramic like to the touch

3. Impact resilient – now a much greater impact resistance than porcelain, and perhaps as much or almost as much as resin.

dolls can be played with to our heart`s content 😀

4. Negligible shrinkage – the dolls will be the same size as my resin dolls, and will be able to wear all the clothes and the accessories of  the resin dolls.

5. Archival properties – Moonglass should not yellow or change color over time:

according to our tests and exposure to continues UV light, we could finds no yellowing over prolonged exposure.

6. Can be painted in a semi permanent style just like resin, with the same techniques after giving it a base priming coat, and then, change the faceup later on, or

7. can be painted permanently with a substrate that will bond chemically to the doll and will not fade (I am so excited about this!)

 

I`m now working on making the first sample doll, and will publish further information on this blog in the next weeks, leading to a new pre-order of both male and female bodies and all current and new heads, to be cast in moonglass 😀

If you want to be updated about this new pre-order, you can subscribe to our mailing list here:



 

 

 

 

Attention please: Regarding the New Pre-order

for the past week, and over the weekend I have advertised  over social media a new pre-order was to open.

I was planning to send out a pre-order mail to our mailing list over the last weekend, as I usually do for  accepting your orders.

However, due to some developments in the news over the weekend, and uncertainties rising from the issue of the corona virus here in Japan, we`ve began seriously debating regarding whether business will be able to continue working normally as (we are still doing now), long enough and without interuption, to allow us to complete the casting work and delivering dolls to you in a you in a fixed schedule time.

We tried to think of a way to continue casting even in the case of a lock down here in Japan, but the bottom line is,  that it seems there are just too many question marks right now, for me to feel confident for to take your resin doll orders.

 

So instead we are now thinking of a different strategy to deliver dolls to people waiting.

We now thinking of opening orders again for Menagerie dolls in ceramic material instead:

ie. porcelain or  *moonglass, as such dolls can be produced entirely in house, and we can therefore deliver them without any delay even in case of lock-down.

(Moonglass is a ceramic we have developed that has very beautiful translucency, and greater strength – unlike resin, it is archival and will not yellow or change colour over time, therefore can be considered heirloom material.)

I am now re-writing the mail and will update the mailing list subscribers about our plans , in the next few days.

 

Thank you for your cooperation/ understanding in advance <3

Eli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back on tack!

For a while now I was wanting to say thank you to so many wonderful people all around, really thank you for the kindest understanding and support that so many of you have shown me during the last months since my mother’s Death .
I must be the luckiest doll maker, to have such understanding and patient clients- You have given me the strength to pull back together and get work on track. I would not have been able to do so without you-. thank you so much, and I promise I do not take your kindness for granted!
We are back in Japan since last month, and I finally have new updates I plan share with you here very soon ??

eli

 

 

 

Outlet Stock now in shop!

Dolls in stock looking for a home are listed now in the Outlet Stock section of our shop,

check to see is there is a girl or boy that you missed out on during pre-orders, and might be just waiting for you there 🙂

 

Marry Christmas ? ? !

We are still working full throttle to get December orders on their way to you soon, again thank you so so much for your kind understanding of the situation following our family loss earlier this month, and all your beautiful messages and supportive comments…?❤️ .
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BTW news to those who were waiting for shoes for their dolls,
The shoes in the photo as well as other designs have been added this week to our shapeways shop, including a first set of DIY shoes – you can now choose your sole, heel and upper shoe of choice in the colors of your choice, and make your very own one of kind pair of shoes for your menagerie doll. More designs will also be soon as well. After the mess we had with moving my studio temporarily to Israel, and some parcels not arriving, we ordered extra back up dolls, which we ended up not having to send after all – as the parcels did eventually arrive, so there are a few extra girls and boys ( and floating faces) also in the shop right now, available for you to grab. So go check to see if your doll ( or face) of choice is there waiting for you. .
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December dolls update – (and new dolls available for sale)

My mom passed away recently, it was the best thing for her after her long 14 year battle with cancer.
Normally in December I try to ship orders earlier in order to have them arrive in time for Christmas, and I’m so sorry as I don’t think I will manage to ship all in time for it this year, but they should still all ship during December, as originally promised.
As for painted dolls, painting is taking a bit of time, as the spray sealer I’ve tried to take with me home was confiscated before boarding the plane… but I do still have a package of these spray cans shipping via the sea mail service though, ( airmail will not ship spray cans) and will start work once it arrives –
Again I’m so sorry for the delay… I’m truly grateful for all the kind understanding I have been receiving from many of you wonderful folk ??

By the way, while I am at my parents house, shipping the December dolls, my husband helped me out, by updating the shop with new dolls for ordering, boys, girls, faces, that will all ship this February.

as well as some new accessories, (mostly shoes) for 2nd Generation girls and boys, now available to order from our Shapeways shop:

 

 

November 25, 2019

This is a quick update post regarding current orders in transit as well as coming December orders – Last month I received some very unsettling news of my mother’s health, that made it clear to me that I should be home with her as soon as possible.
I did my best to tie all the ends while in Tokyo and finish shipping the dolls myself as soon as possible, while arranging next months dolls too, so I can take them with me. My husband stayed behind to take care of the last October dolls, and they have all been shipped to-date, and have either been received or are now in transit.

I landed in Israel 10 days ago, and am now at my parents house.

Since most of December dolls are with me here, as well as tools etc. and will be able to arrange them for shipping to you from here, aiming for as little as possible delay for those orders– I could not finish the Psainting orders for November, but will take care of those ASAP.

the main problem would be the boxes, but we have a plan to take care of those (almost 40 boxes take too much space for air plain luggage ?)
All I can say is just how grateful I am for how kind and patient you have all been with me for this , without even knowing the reason- you are truly the best people ever ??I will keep you all posted about the shipping in the next few weeks??

Extra faces

I have advertised in the newsletter, last weekend , that I will offer extra floating faces at my shop this weekend,

however after the pre-order, and people requesting via email, only very few faces remained… so there is not much use in opening an order at the shop.

So if you wish a particular face to buy without a body you are welcome to write to me *the sooner the better – either I have it, and reserve it for you, or if there are many requests I will make a small head only order from casting . let me know <3

 

Eli

September 7, 2019

Shop Updated and now accepting pre-orders~!

…Lithe we are online!

(well, all but the measurement page –  that will be updated tomorrow??)