This is how my tree of nuts turned out. As you can see I don´t like to decorate too much - I kind of like it "plain and simple". I have just used some gold wire with stars on, turned it around several times. I have also glued on some cones. Wondering if I should have a star on the top..??..
The dress is made of ribbon. I like the ribbon that has a thin wire on the edges (because then I can just pull the wire so the ribbons wrinkles nicely).
I cut a piece of the ribbon, approx. 10-12 cm (4-5 inch), put the two ends together and sew a seem. If the ribbon does not have wire, you just slip stitch along the upper edge….then pull the thread ends, so it makes nice wrinkles on the ribbon. Fasten it around the “neck” (between the two nuts).
Let me introduce you to Tengel the Troll. The first troll I ever made. He is all knitted (and a little bit crochet) without patterns, just using my imagination/fantasy.
He is a large troll - not the prettiest, but I still think he is a bit charming ;-)
He was made long time before I started making trolls with Cernit clay - and for all this years I have kept him...and still will. He has been living in our basement until last week, when he moved to our summerhouse. I will show you some more photos of him soon.
This is not difficult to make, but it takes some time. Lots and lots of small beads (actually more than 3000 beads). Here I have used tiny, special thread for weaving. The clasp is just a loop and a top beaded bead.
I think this type of necklace has a special name - but I can´t remember...
In Norwegian fairy-tales, trolls do have a special place. They live in forest and mountains. Some are giants and some small. They have long crooked noses, large ears and most of them have long bushy tails. They have only four fingers and four toes on each limb. There are also stories about two or three headed trolls. Some are evil, some good, and others even brings good luck. The ones I make are all happy, kindhearted and friendly trolls. ;-) I make the head, hands and feet out of cernit clay. Cernit is a modelling clay with porcelain finish. It is soft and easy to work with. Cernit is also a popular clay among dollmakers.
I knit and sew the clothes.
I also use wooden roots with many of my trolls.
These trolls are large ones, measures approx. 35-40 cm