25 comments


  • THANK YOU! This is wonderful. I can’t wait to try it. Yours look so good and I love the texture.

    May 27, 2012
    • Laura

      Thanks, Tela! I can’t wait to see your clone :)

      May 27, 2012
  • I have seen the body forms made for sewing enthusiasts but this is ingenious! It looks very arty!

    May 30, 2012
    • Laura

      Thank you! :)

      June 01, 2012
  • I promise it won’t be a clone. I’ll give it tattoos or something! LOL!

    I’ll post it on my blog http://www.telaformosa.blogspot.com when I am finished. :)

    May 30, 2012
  • ačiū, Laura, už pasidalinimą. Labai laiku ir vietoj radau :)

    June 01, 2012
    • Laura

      Smagu, kad pravers :) Tik nepatariu pirkti pigiausios izoliacijos iš Senukų – vargas su ta zaraza, prastai limpa ir vis kėsinasi atsilipdyti..
      Pasidalink foto jei gaminsi! Planuoju mini galeriją sudėt jei susirinks daugiau klonų :)

      June 01, 2012
  • Laura this is fantastic! I just read Tela’s blog and checked yours out. I’m sure one day I’ll be putting this tutorial to good use. Thank you so much!

    June 02, 2012
    • Laura

      Hi Kate! Thank you :)
      Please share a photo of your mannequin when you finish it!

      June 02, 2012
  • That a wonderful mannequin project! Even I might be able to do this. Thank you.

    zoraida

    June 16, 2012
  • Wow! While this looks time consuming, it also looks very do-able. I need something for my jewelry, so may try to tackle this. Great tut- thanks!

    August 14, 2012
  • This is so awesome! Thanks for the video and the instructions. I was looking for something unique for photographing necklaces and also maybe to use in craft shows. This is a great idea!

    August 17, 2012
  • adeline

    Thank you……♥

    September 10, 2012
  • terri

    would you consider selling the unstuffed form? I dont have any one to model for me, I moved away and havent any friends or family here. your idea is awesome

    November 05, 2012
    • Laura

      Hi Terri, thanks for stopping by!

      I must admit your question sounds a bit weird, but I understand the problem. Although I’m really not planning to sell my clones (at this time), I have an idea.

      Maybe you could ask around and borrow a plastic mannequin, and do the wrapping on it? Or, if you are on Etsy, you could join a local team and ask around – maybe you’ll find some new crafty neighbors willing to help you :)

      November 05, 2012
  • Ann Maria

    really really good ! an awesome tutorial . simply loved it ! –
    in simple words n to the point .

    November 19, 2012
  • thanks – great tutorial !

    January 12, 2013
  • I suggest a coat (or two?) of Gesso before painting. I think it will help with bubbles or cracking. Also using a heavier paper, like brown paper, will help.

    I also use water based vinyl wall paper paste instead of glue. Gives a nice hard finish. Use a brush and apply the paste to the ripped paper pieces, do a batch at a time, pieces can be laid on top of each other so the glue soaks in. Pile it on tin foil or an old pan.

    January 16, 2013
  • Thank you so much, very helpful.

    February 13, 2013
  • Shana Corcoran

    Thank you this is going to work wonderfully! You explained it fully. Love the way yours came out, hope mine is as good.
    Cheers :)

    March 17, 2013
  • [...] I’ve always wanted to somehow model my jewelry. It gives you all a better idea of how long it is, how big the pendants are, and how it sits. I thought of using a person, but then I wouldn’t want to sell the modelled pieces because they had been worn. I started searching online for “DIY Mannequin”, and I found this tutorial. [...]

    April 19, 2013
  • Thank you for the great tutorial!! I made one too:
    http://onepromisejewelry.com/my-diy-mannequin/

    April 19, 2013
  • serenity

    Love your tutorial! Thank you! I did this and am in the last few steps. The first one was intense, getting the duck tape right, but I appreciated your video SO much. Very helpful. Lovely, lovely directions. Can’t say enough!
    Best to you~

    May 21, 2013
  • christine

    What if you cut a circular shape out of white sponge and glue it to the top of the neck to hang earrings off of for display of jewelry sets?

    December 11, 2013

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