Inspired by this exquisite painting in James C. Christensen's "Voyage of the Basset", I created "Moonbeams & FairyWings". She is a 16" vinyl Simply Gene Marshall doll by Mel Odom that was repainted and costumed.
Gene attends the opening night benefit gals of "Midsummer's Night Dream" at the Old Vic Theater in London -- an ethereal vision of moonlit magic as she leaves a trail of "fairy dust from her limousine to her private balcony seat.
Her gown is crafted of silver lame embroidered fairy wings overlaid with iris and crystal silver-lined Czech glass beads, aurora borealis and crystal rhinestones, and "fairy dust" on a background of sage green tulle, mint green silk organza, and teal silk. The underskirt is seafoam green silk lined with white silk. Gene's shoes are silver and seafoam green and aglimmer with crystal rhinestones and "fairy dust" -- even her hosiery shimmers!
The fairy wing stole has been crafted from sage green tulle accented with tiny, tiny 2mm crystal rhinestones and iris and crystal silver-lined Czech glass beads.
A 1930's antique earclip, which rivals Queen Titania's magical crown, has been reworked into a crown atop her tousled mass of golden curls. Crystal rhinestone drop earrings glimmer from her ears.
Gene's elfin teal eyes and pink lips, fingernails, and toenails have been painted with quality acrylics and sealed for permanence. "Moonbeams & FairyWings" sold at auction on Ebay in May, 2000.