*Custom order* OOAK Handmade art doll head ornament EMBERLYNN. Ghost doll, dark doll, gothic doll
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Emberlynn was the daughter of a chimney cleaner.
They lived in London, on Pudding Lane, in an attic above a bakery that was cheap enough for her father’s income. She had beautiful red hair and always dressed in black, as any other color would get dirty with all the soot that her father brought home on his clothes. The smell of ashes was a constant reminder of her father’s occupation.
Hopes and dreams were restricted by reality and Emberlynn was no exemption. It was the affection and care of her father that made life bearable.
A tragedy was about to unfold... It was the midnight of the 2nd of September 1666. Her father was at work, as the coming winter required clean chimneys and there was a lot of work to be done.
She had gone to bed quite early that evening, but she could not sleep. Suddenly, she was startled by screams from below. She could smell smoke of a different kind than the one from heating devices.
She tried to climb down the ladder, but there was a lot more smoke rising so she could not escape…
At the same time, her father was just at the entrance downstairs, looking in dismay the flames from the bakery engulfing the building, rapidly reaching the attic.
Emberlynn was terrified and short of breath. She opened a window to look for a way of escape but to no avail. The only thing she could do was to hear her father, desperately crying her name.
Soon, the fires were consuming everything in the attic and poor Emberlynn was facing her untimely and painful death.
The following days the fire subsided and soon people could evaluate the human loss and material damage. Emberlynn’s father tried in vain to look for his daughter’s remains; the whole wooden building had collapsed, leaving no trace of its inhabitants.
Since then, there has never been a fire in the area. Rumor has it that every time a fire starts, a young girl with fiery hair and dark eyes appears, leading the people to safety while the fire quickly dies down. . .
Emberlynn is made of paperclay, red fabric, black lace, paper roses, bead, ribbon trims, pastels, colour pencils and red tibetan lamb hair.
Her eyes are handmade and hand-painted by me.
She is one-of-a-kind, collectible art doll head, 100% handmade and no moulds were used.
She is painted with pastels and colour pencils, and sealed with matte and gloss varnish.
Her dress is not removable.
Emberlynn is approximately 42 cm (16.5 inches) tall, from the top of her head to the end of her dress.
She can hang on the wall. Please note that she has no arms or legs.
All of my dolls are hand-sculpted, made out of of air-drying clay/ paperclay over a foil and wire armature. You might see a fingerprint here, a tiny paint or glue spot there - little imperfections, as in any handmade item.
Each one of them will be shipped to you with her own Certificate of Authenticity and haunting story.
Also, each one of my dolls is one of a kind and there is no possibility of re-creating them.
Once they dry, they are sanded thoroughly before being painted and sealed with matte and/or gloss varnish.
Clothes and shoes are not removable.
Do NOT brush or pull hair.
These art dolls are destined for collecting, displaying or decorating purposes, they are not a toy.
Please handle them with care, as they are delicate.
Shipping worldwide is available (Registered Mail, tracking number is provided).
You can calculate expected time of arrival from the shipping date.
For worldwide shipping: at least 7-10 business days from shipping date.
I treasure my dolls more than words can say; therefore, they are carefully packaged with love and care into a hard and steady box to ensure their safe journey!
Shipping price reflects the actual cost, but in case there is a variation, I will calculate and issue a refund with the difference in the amount.
Layaway options are available.
Please, do not hesitate to contact me for any questions or further information.
Thank you for visiting. :)