IDEX 2012- My Fantasy Schedule

Before I get ahead of myself, I should mention I’m not actually attending IDEX.  Florida is just a twinge too far away for me to attend.  Still, I wanted to at least let you readers in on what I would be doing at IDEX 2012.


9 am – Noon
Travel in Style with Durelle Brown
Make your own vintage-inspired three-piece luggage set—pullman, train case, and hat box—for 16-inch dolls with Durelle Brown of Demi-Divas by Durelle. Students must bring: scissors, clear straight edge, and a large seam ripper.
Difficulty level: some skills required.
Price: $50


9 am – 11 am
Maggie Made Dolls presents fairy tales with a twist, an original video presentation that will begin with “Once Upon a Time,” and end with “Happily Ever After.” It’s what happens in the middle that will be fun, and Maggie will present each guest with an exclusive 11″ souvenir doll. For more information or to register for this event, please contact Maggie Made Dolls directly at maggiemadedolls@verizon.netor 1-610-269-2120.
Price: $350

9 am – Noon
Sweet Face-Up Awesome Airbrush by Joe MacPhale
Attendees will be shown the elements and techniques of proper assembly and use of the airbrush by artist Joe MacPhale of Ancient Whispers. Different types of airbrush techniques will be discussed as well as what type of airbrush is best for face-ups. Students will apply these techniques on one of the face paints provided and will learn the art of fine-tuning with a liner brush and application of details like painted eyelashes, eyebrows, and false eyelashes. Students will leave with a complete face plate to take home! Attendees should bring a small cuticle scissors and close-up glasses or hand-free magnifiers if needed.Difficulty level: some skills required.        Price. $120

12:30 pm – 2 pm
“Under and Over” with Connie Lowe
Using “antiqued” basic corsets provided, attendees will decorate two OOAK corsets for their ball-jointed dolls (BJDs) with Connie Lowe of Marbled Halls. A variety of antique trims will be offered, so each corset will be unique. Two sizes will be available and can be worn either “under” or “over” a costume. They’ll most likely be too lovely to hide! Although these are designed for BJDs, they can be used on a variety of dolls, including antique dolls. All materials will be provided. Basic hand sewing skills will help but are not required.
Difficulty level: easy.
Price: $60

1:00 pm – 3 pm
Ellowyne Wilde Invites IDEX Attendees to an Afternoon of Tea and (sigh…) Ennui
Join Ellowyne Wilde for an afternoon of tea and ennui. A light dessert will be served, along with a hint of boredom and woe. Robert Tonner and Debra DeForte of Wilde Imagination will present a unique program, along with a special Essential Ellowyne doll for each attendee.
This event is limited to 120 attendees.
Price: $160 and includes an exclusive Ellowyne dressed doll.

8 pm – 10 pm
IDEX’s 3rd Annual BJD Mixer
Roaring Twenties Speakeasy Experience
This year, break out the flapper dresses, long pearl necklaces, and cloche hats for IDEX’s speakeasy-style 1920s BJD mixer and meet-up. Join other BJD enthusiasts for some late night fun and be first in line to meet “Jazz Baby”- a Haute Doll exclusive, with 1920’s inspired face-up and clothing designed by Val Zeitler and produced by DollHeart and JollyPlus.
Try your luck for some wowza door-prizes and raffle items and a special Charity Raffle of a complete OOAK, “Gracelyn”, the first BJD by Cristy Stone of Xtreme Dolls. All proceeds from this raffle will go to benefit Canine Castaways and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
For the full IDEX Speakeasy Experience put on your favorite Roaring Twenties styles, step into the spotlight and win a prize for Best Costume. Then, mug it up in front of the camera with your favorite BJD for a memento of the occasion, sample the “bootleg liquor” and spend the rest of the evening rubbing elbows with the BJD hoi palloi.
Price: $45


It’s a Whole Nu Mood™!
Join Robert Tonner and Company as he introduces highlights of the 2012 collection. You will have the oppotunity to win fabulous door prizes and will receive a special, limited-edition 16″souvenir doll from the debut Nu Mood™ collection. This can’t miss breakfast is only $75 and seating is limited.

Clothespin Dolls with Bev White
Learn how to make your own wooden clothespin doll with Bev White of Happy Thymes Collectibles. Dolls will be wire jointed with a bead for a head. Students must bring: sewing needles and needle-nose pliers. Materials provided: pre-sewn clothing, yarn for the hair, and accessories.
Difficulty level: easy.
Price: $30

1 pm – 2 pm
Creating Sets for Doll Photography with Donn Kinney and Dreux Priore
Learn the different techniques to create scale sets and environments to use when photographing dolls from Donn Kinney and Dreux Priore of Bishonen House. Students will learn about basic materials and construction techniques, then discuss the repurposing of found objects versus creating scratch-built props and the use of digital techniques to extend and enhance handmade environments.
Difficulty level: easy
Price: $25

I know from attending other conventions, I’d probably only get to participate in half of these.  A girl can dream, can’t she?  🙂  The ones I think I’d most like to attend are the ones that give souvenir dolls and the BJD mixer/airbrushing class.

What would you be doing at IDEX 2012 or if you are attending, what program are you most excited about?


January 4, 2012. Tags: . Uncategorized.

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