Custom Blythe Dolls
Blythe was originally produced by Kenner in the US in 1972, but was not well received because she was so... odd. She was only produced for one year before being discontinued. Takara, a toy company in Japan, picked up the license in 2001 and began manufacturing new Blythe dolls. The original Kenner Blythes are highly sought after by collectors and the Takara Blythes have gained a large following world wide. Blythe has a pull string in the back of her head which, when pulled, changes her eyes to one of four colors. Blythe customizers often carve their faces and change their hair, eye colors, and bodies to create unique dolls.
The Maiden without Hands
My submission for the Fairies and Folklore show at Auguste Clown Gallery in Melbourne, Australia in 2015. She was inspired by Grimm's fairy tale, The Maiden without Hands, which I have always been fascinated by. She specifically reenacts the moment she is told to flee the kingdom with the newborn prince to escape the devil's false message that she be executed. She has removable sterling silver hands, as given to her by the king, but she still carries her chopped off hands on her back and the prince in a sling.
She is still available to purchase through Auguste clown Gallery.
There are more images of these dolls as well as other Blythes I have customized in My Flickr Album.