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I love having beta testers for my ball jointed dolls! Come be beta tester and get one of my dolls at material cost or join my team of artists and crafters to build these little beauties!

Silverbeam Dolls

Goals: To create low cost low worry dolls for 1st time owners as well as the more experienced bjd collector and to create unique and fun fantasy dolls that are much needed in the market.

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 issues)
BETA B B= Huge 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)

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.

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


CURRENTLY WORKING ON:
Merling: Mermaid and Merman with a coral them and fully articulated tail with swapable tail fins. commisisoned by :iconsunreicreations: so it is a combined product by silverbeam doll line and the commisison paid by sunrei. Hurray teamwork!
Pre-test tails: (Two tails printed for testing are for sale!)

Alpha test slot: (if needed likely 40-50$)
Primary slot: :iconsunreicreations:
Discount test slot A: (45-55$ for FEMALE doll)
Discount Test slot B: (45-55$ For MALE doll)



Dolls Planned:

: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:

Mermaid: coral theme to the design of a female AND male merfolk pair, designed and commissioned by :iconsunreicreations: should start work in december! Order paid already, need 25$ extra material fee for the free male version.
Alpha: iconSunreiCreations:
Beta: iconSunreiCreations: (if needed)
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:
Beta:
Pre-order:

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:

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:


: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 at least a year. Terms and payment are negotiable.)

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. YOU MUST HAVE HANDLED IF NOT OWNED A REGULAR BALL JOINTED DOLL FOR A-B TESTING SPOTS!!!!!! Please note that this is all in the experiment and testing stage, things may not work, and there are no refunds. 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.

Custom My little ball jointed pony, Going to try rooting and everything, so which one do you guys think would sell or want to see done the most? WILL NOT DO CANON or official character ponys! ?.... 

24%
10 deviants said Frozen: Elsa
20%
8 deviants said Sailor Moon: Neo Queen Serenity (inspired by her white queen gown)
17%
7 deviants said Doctor Whooves
12%
5 deviants said Original Creation: Shadow Sakura (blacks, magenta and purples with sakura oriental flower theme)
10%
4 deviants said Kingdom Hearts: Roxas and Reno, Comes with mini keyblades and chakrams with magnet attachments so they can "hold" weapons
10%
4 deviants said Zelda: Unsure of theme, the pretty heart pieces you get maybe? Epony, Link, Triforce....
2%
1 deviant said Rise of Guardians: Jack Frost
2%
1 deviant said Final Fantasy: Again unusre what theme, moogle, chocobo, yuna, aerith, etc....
2%
1 deviant said Other? give me good popular fandom suggestions
0%
No deviants said Hunger Games: Pony on fire... nothing horror, just the mocking jay symbol and flaming theme....

WARNING ON KLEINCREW!

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 11, 2014, 9:59 AM


Kleincrew (klein-crew) review (polina) 

I don't think I have ever dealt with anyone who was so devoid of business and customer basics.  I started this trade in October 2013, it is now  April 2014. i had not heard the rumors and like most of you was impressive with her work. we agreed to swap a cosplay doll outfit for one of my 3d printed ball jointed my little ponies. I placed the order and bout the expensive doll print, little did I  know of the rumors around her at that time.  Communication was beyond difficult, it was like talking to a wall. I had asked simple questions like do you need my doll measurements, or what dolls so you have similar so that I knew it would fit properly. I asked several times and it all went unanswered along with pretty much everything I asked for.  I was given her skype so we could communicate better, even on skype when we were directly talking I got no answers, the most I got out of her was when I mentioned the rumors and she was clearly frustrated over it. Willing to give the person a chance, I soft stepped, thinking maybe she was just burned from the experience.  still nothing and no replies, I had to practically pull teeth to get a quick shot of some mystery fabric and cut out paper shapes...when I asked what I was seeing so I could verify, again...nothing... I thought since when wasn't on much that I should cast a wider net, someone mentioned that she frequented such and such a place.... So With an apology I sent out my message to several spots explaining that It was just to make sure she got my message (she did reply at one of the spots, so I assume she read the message explaining it, but I assume she read all the messages, don't know why she never replied to me)....during the entire time, she was always posting pictures of her dolls on many locations including where I messaged her.  Finally I had enough and told her I was honestly upset with the way she was treating me and the trade and that I would like her to answer me, an update of new work, answers to my questions, within the week. Like before I sent this to a couple places to try and reach her.

I got a vague message back saying she couldn't comply with my orders and said sorry but the trade was now cancelled.... You can't give me an update on the work and answer a few basic and important questions?

I tried several more posts to try and work things out, apologizing if I let any frustration through to my message and explained why I was frustrated. I also explained once again that I had already paid for he part of the commission and did the work. I offered the possible resolution if she would pay for the doll, even at a discount to count for any "work" that she might have done to be fair as a solution and told her I didn't want to leave a bad review if I had to.... i heard from a second hand person that she posted that "someone" had spammed her with messages and it was too bad cause their item was almost done.... I can only assume that was me. I sent another message apologizing and explaining that I had done it several months ago and explained then that it was only trying to reach her and that the it was not done out of malice or any ill content. She even admitted that she was hard to reach.

I waited almost a week with no word from her so I can only conclude that she was stringing me along. I even asked that she explain, and told her that if you explained and communicated with people they would be more open to working with you no matter what the problems are. Again the brick wall.... I don't see how she could be almost done, she has not sown me any progress, or even settled on the matter of getting my doll measurements. You really shouldn't do work unless you have assured the customer that the size will fit if they ask.....

So I dunno, I know many others have had poor experiences. I tried to give her a chance over and over again, and can only conclude that she doesn't care about her "customers" or any business etiquette.

So be cautious out there, just because it looks good, doesn't mean the person behind it is. Maybe she will change or does better with other things, but for now, I can only conclude that caring about her customers and trade partners is something she isn't interested in. I did my best to be fair and honest in this review in both sides of how I told this, there's a lot more I could say personally,  but  as a business person, this is my review and conclusion.

  • Mood: Anguish
  • Listening to: random anime ost
  • Reading: manga
  • Watching: shield
  • Playing: Tomb Raider on ps4
  • Eating: leftovers
  • 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. Mermaid Tiny Ball jointed doll couple/set (fully paid)
:star:PROGRESS:star: 99% DONE!

3. 4DE work
:star:PROGRESS:star: (First main part is done)

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

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


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


(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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:iconwylf:
wylf 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Saw that your Etsy shop is temporarily closed so I just thought I drop by and give you this: :hug:
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:icondopingxpanda:
Wow! You`re really an inspiration *_____* I also want to start making my own BJD head in a 3D software. I hope it turns out like one of your pretty dolls :-)
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silverbeam Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thanks, I still have a long way to go  but I do like the work and dolls I have so far created. :)  good luck on your own!
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Vampire-Sacrifice Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heeeey you're on Listia! 
Well now it's good to know I can just buy something sense I lose all your auctions XD
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silverbeam Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL, yeah and the fact that I don't do them often. Too many stupid idiots ruin the fun for me.... for a "free" auction people can be quite ridiculous.

My etsy shop page is on the top of my journal if also interested there.
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Vampire-Sacrifice Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh I totally know that feeling :/

I am totally gonna keep an eye on your etsy!
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silverbeam Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, please do!
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Miku-Marmalade Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your stuff. Just got your item from listia.you're amazing. Omg
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silverbeam Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks. I like your knit/crotchet..yarn crafts.....yeah :D Some of the hats are way fun.
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Miku-Marmalade Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Daaaw thanks. That made my smile big time.
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