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LITTLING DOLL TESTORS

I love having beta testers for my ball jointed dolls! Come be a doll tester and pre-order any new release doll at a huge discount, or join my team of artists and crafters to build, blush, decorate, customize these little beauties! We are always interested in professionals who can do any of the following: draw doll designs, Mold and cast resin, create wigs, create doll eyes, sew and create doll clothing, blush and face up dolls. (more info below)

Our business: Silverbeam Dolls

Goals:
:bulletblue: To create unique and fun fantasy dolls that are much needed in the bjd market.
:bulletblue:To create a line of low cost, easy to blush dolls for 1st time owners as well as bjd enthusiasts.
:bulletblue: To create a successful, honest, and worldwide business full of doll and geeky/otaku goodness.

Octoling by silverbeamWIP 003 Gargoyling by silverbeam Uniling sunset blush by silverbeam Dragonoling blush up by silverbeam WIP Octoling 5 by silverbeam Impling Ball Jointed doll by silverbeam Brownieling Blushed by silverbeam Kabuki Pheonix BJD by silverbeam Princess Celestia Ball jointed pony base by silverbeam

ALPHA A: Material Cost and shipping only (first print, highly collectable being only one of its kind, but may have small to medium issues)
BETA B B= Doll at discount price (minor fixes from alpha print made, may have tiny issues, but likely will be the "finished" product)
Pre-order Sale C= Average Discount price (Basically sale price for first pre-order batch of new doll, any tiny adjustments from beta B if needed, Final version of doll that goes to my shop)


(FINISHED DOLLS NO LONGER LISTED)




CURRENTLY WORKING ON:

:star: CYCLOPS FEMALE: A new bigger size! We are going bigger and aiming for fashion doll size, barbie/monster high size range. Commissioned by Tea Shandor and designed off her character.

Tester: JEN (etsy: www.etsy.com/people/ShinesLoon…


:star: ATLANTA BJD convention doll: Winner of 2013 bjd design contest for the convention. Design is female with leaf and orchid elements. Doll name is Floraling. She will be my average tiny size around 12-14cm tall.

Alpha: Atlanta Con
Beta: JEN (etsy: www.etsy.com/people/ShinesLoon…
Pre-order:

:star: St. Louis BJD convention doll: My second and last design contest for last year. Winner of this design has created a animal based, with a fox design. Will be in my tiny size range. Doll name is Kitling (after japanese kitsune meaning fox).

Alpha: St. Louis BJD Con
Beta: :iconcandiedwildroses:
Pre-order:


:star:NAME???:
the newest brownie or feyling doll, based off of brownieling, iceling, and twigiling, my super tiny line of dolls. This one will have a spoted deer theme to her I am thinking... sitll playing with her main design even though I am about 50% done, may turn her into unicorn or some other hooved animal, she is humanoid though...


Dolls Planned:

Pendant/keychain BJD (modified brownieling) tiny bjd that will be modified so that it will work as a keychain or pendant. will have hook in top or back....
Alpha:
Beta:
Pre-order:

ON HOLD? Jellying: Mermaid type, with upper human and lower jellyfish anatomy. Likely chibi or young and cute stylized, with a transparent bottom half. Still working out design to get item in the right cost range. Super tiny size like brownies.

Alpha A: :iconko-koneko:
Beta B :iconnovaghostii: <==== maybe?

UNILING, Octoling, Dragonling REMAKE:
I want to remake my older doll designs now that I have learned a few things. Especially uniling!
Alpha:
Beta:
Pre-order:


Faun: A mature, small chest female Faun, Deer type faun, with mother earth feel to the design. Antlers, fur patches/detail, deer legs and deer tail, SWIVEL or jointed fluffy deer ears.
Alpha: :iconcandiedwildroses:
Beta:
Pre-order:

Centaur: Some kind of centaur like doll, lower half a four legged animal, top half human. Likely a horse with fantasia or last unicorn hybrid style, but might do something else or different animal to be more unique.

Sea Serpant: A mature Male in the merman category. Half human half sea serpent. Articulated serpent like tail, horns and likely fins.
Alpha:
Beta:
Pre-order:

Naga: A Mature female upper torso with lower torso and legs being that of an articulated snake.
Alpha: :iconnovaghostii:
Beta:
Pre-order:

:star: Elemental Sprites :star: A doll with a genderless body, and interchangeable elemental parts, like wings, ears, ankle and wrist wings etc.

Alpha A: :iconwylf:
Beta B:


:star: NEED DESIGNERS/Character Artists WITH AWESOME ANATOMY! Several payment options determined between artist any my shop's current financial status: a copy of the finished doll at base price, 10-25$ in cash, or get 10% off profit of each doll sold for one year or up to 100$ profit. Terms and payment are negotiable.)

I also need any artisans with the skills mentioned near the top of the article like those who know how to cast and mold dolls, make doll eyes etc. feel free to contact me. :) At the very least I would love to pick your brain or discuss payment to learn from you.

If interested in the design phase or testing, please feel free to note or comment. I am specially looking for people who have experience with doll modding, people who have good or better cameras and photography skills, and or stringing experience. Please note that this is all in the experiment and testing stage, things may not work, and there are NO refunds. You will get something regardless. I thank you all very much in helping me to learn, create and share my work! This is my job and only job, I live with my husband at my parents home and with student loans, medical bills etc, your input and is not only helpful but vital. Thank you so so very much and a big shout out to all who have helped in past projects!

FACEBOOK:www.facebook.com/pages/Silverb…
ETSY: www.etsy.com/shop/Silverbeam

*this is the cord I use on my dolls: www.walmart.com/ip/Bead-N-Stre… found at walmart, the .7mm clear beading cord, has a nice tension without too much stretching and decent strength.

Favorite item of mine here or in my shop? 

35%
6 deviants said EVERYTHING I NEED IT ALL!!!!
24%
4 deviants said Ball jointed ponies (bronies for the win)
18%
3 deviants said Your personal ball jointed dolls (pehonixling,m dragonling, octolilng, brownieling etc)
12%
2 deviants said Doll accessories (miniature props like goggles, wands, horns, hair clips, etc)
12%
2 deviants said Cosplay or fandom items (wands, charms, wayfinders, etc)
0%
No deviants said Something else? Please comment what!

AKON!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 10, 2014, 10:30 AM



thanks to all you fabulous people who helped support me while I was there! Dollakon of course, and then all the wonderful staff, the other guests and their wonderful and interesting conversations...a particular duo of hedgehogs I met (the guest dinner was amazing..so much meat! thank you Mary!), the Very cool Deadpool I got on an elevator ride with (I want a copy of that picture with the deadpool selfie with stormtroopers and myself...  Very odd elevator ride).

Theres more of course but most especially...

ALL OF YOU! people who came and oohed and awed and even purchased something from my artist alley table (E20).  We did well and made the needed reserves back.

I will do a hopefully bigger review etc in a couple days when I have recovered more.


those who have found themselves here after meeting me at AKON, welcome, please feel free to comment, watch, fav, ask any questions, and have fun at my gallery. keep an eye out for a new announcement where I will  post a slae with my new website. www.silverbeamdolls.com. While it is working and I think you can do orders there, still not calling it officially open till I have time to look over and fix a few things.


:D
Silverbeam
silverbeam dolls

  • Mood: Overwhelmed
  • Listening to: random anime ost
  • Reading: manga
  • Watching: No Game No life (anime)
  • Playing: wish I had time to play my 3DS
  • Eating: hmm food where is it?
  • Drinking: water

Commission List

NEW NOTE ON COMMISSION ORDERS! Usually it is first payed first served, but smaller or easier to do commissions may get done in small spurts of free time, before bigger commissions. Just trying to get everything done when I can!

COMMISSION List (full!)
1. (life, yeah cause crazy stuff happens and it gets a slot)
:star:PROGRESS:star: is NEVER done... No rest for the creative. :heart:

2. 4DE work
:star:PROGRESS:star: (First main part is done)

3. BJD Conventions (Doll design contests, build two dolls)
:star:PROGRESS:star: work begins in the summer

4. *(facebook); 28cm Cyclops BJD (fashion doll sized): Tea Shandor (when mermaid is finally finished this will take its commission spot, working on design details) NAME: Tiffany Walker


no more slots at this time. May open up JULY-August

Commission Requests Or "DIBS" (place to list people who want commissions but can't cause my slots are full)
*(etsy) Tomoyo Video Camera: vanesa cantero (will try to sneak this in sometime this late spring/summer if possible!)
* (facebook) Kyubey bjd: Katie Pegg
*(etsy) :custom SM staff (Monster high sized) : bridgechan
*(DA) Outlaw Star caster Guns (MSD size): The-Modern-Maiden
*(FB) Science safety goggles (yosd):ttraweek
* (FB store) Luna P (yo-sd): Noel Vidonia


(KINDA DONE?)
*(DA) Sailor moon crystal and chalice: Firerose2013 Also interested in chalice (FB) Chiara Mmw ===>FINISHED did on a whim with some spare time, however firerose will not respond :(
*(Facebook) Rozen Maiden Suiseiseki watering can MSD sized: Anais Venegas ===> Finished! another needed a break to do something fun, being 3d printed now.

Journal History

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:iconcakeupstudio:
CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
thank you for faving one of my sweets a while ago Dance!
may the Llama I offer in return remind you of my gratitude if you ever decide to +fav any of my other works in the future since I won't be spaming you with more 'thank you' notes Hug  but I'm always happy to answer comments or questions if you have any :D (Big Grin)
on unrelated note I think your use of 3D printing is amazing! the technology is quite new yet you managed to use it for art-making already! what a great way to make your imagination come to life!
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:iconsilverbeam:
silverbeam Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure no problem.

Yeah been doing it for over three eyars now and love it. I just purchased my own 3D printer so it will be a lot of fun to play with when it arrives.
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Firerose2013 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Message sent
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:iconsilverbeam:
silverbeam Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
sorry I missed it, a reply has been sent! sorry been a really really really crazy month!
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:icondopingxpanda:
DopingxPanda Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Need to watch you, since you were my inspiration to create my own BJD head in 3D <3
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silverbeam Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awe cool, thanks!

Hows your project coming?
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:icondopingxpanda:
DopingxPanda Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
dopingxpanda.deviantart.com/ar…  my project is finished :-) He was sent to a factory in China last week and I hope to hold him in my hands soon!
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silverbeam Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hurray! totally exciting!  Let me know how the  process goes, or please post all your info and experience with them at "the joint" bjd making forum, there a thread on casting companies and more info is always helpful and welcome.
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dubiousvolute Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your work is fascinating!  As an artist homebound with gobs of health problems myself, I'm so impressed by the wonderful creatures you're making as a vocation!  I was doing a lot of couture bjd knitwear several years back, & wouldn't you know it, right after I got into Haute Doll with it, I developed chronic intractable migraines that were totally crippling when you're working small & intricate!  Grrr.  I'm hoping to get back into it if I can...I even have a pile of unsold knits waiting around!  Some day...
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silverbeam Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much, and thanks for sharing. There's a lot of us that wish we could do more and are so creative but our bodies hold us back. WE just strive onwards at the pace we can and let our creative spirit keep us going. :)


Migraines suck, I don't get them too often but I feel for ya. :) Thanks agin for your comment and see ya around DA. :D
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