Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My decorated mannequin torso

When I did the flea market a couple weeks ago I found this cardboard mannequin torso. She was old and falling apart, but she was only $6. I figured that I could do something fun with her so she would survive many more years. She was missing chunks of her so I decided to papermache her with old book pages and some old sheet music. She turned out so awesome. I decided to put her in my living room and put some of my handmade necklaces on her. I plan on using her at shows to display my jewelry.
I'm suffering from an ear infection that never got better from over a month ago. The pains started getting sharp in my ear, so into urgent care I will go tonight or tomorrow. I swear between the boys and I we should just deposit our checks to the clinic. LOL
Hope everyone has a good week!


  1. She looks fabulous! I've been doing a few mini mannequins for my etsy shop lately ~ isn't it fun!!

  2. You did GOOD with your $6 find! I love how she is lookin good now!!
    Take care, Sue

  3. Rachel, you did and amazing job. I love your necklaces too. I hope you get the pain taken care off. Blessings, Marta.

  4. Hi Rachel,

    What a great project! That will make such a great display for all the different seasons - a real focal point - charming!


  5. Pretty cool results! Looks great and like fun to do. I hope you get better fast. Jacqueline

  6. Great idea for a wonderful display!

  7. Wow! This looks amazing. What a great find and you really did make it beautiful.

    Take care,


  8. lordy...that is purdy!!!!!!! i also love that pendant that you made. must be old wallpaper, perhaps? it's stunning.
    hope all is well and you are getting some time to craft. i haven't had time to make stuff in a long time it seems....arghhh.
    take care

  9. Well first off, take care of yourself and feel better soon because I need to see more of this awesome stuff!! The torso is perfect - I love it. Great job. And the key garland - very unique.

  10. Wow you did a great job! Love how she turned out...and now you'll have a gorgeous place to display your gorgous jewelry! Hope you're all better now...
    blessings, Doni

  11. OMG that is too Cute! I love it and love your blog.. I am now a follower!

  12. Well, isn't that just so darn clever! I love her all done up...a perfect necklace display piece. Great job. Now, I'm going to be on the search for one too. I've never even seen one before.

    Warm blessings,

  13. RACH!!!! YOU ARE AMAZING and I DO NOT KNOW HOW YOU DO IT ALL!!!! You are a TRUE INSPIRATION and your blog is one that is truly my favorite....keep up the AWESOME WORK!!! YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!
    Love ya, Amy