And when I say trash to treasure I mean it. Penelope is made from butcher paper, newspaper, the pages of a old French novel, white glue and varnish. I think she is the ultimate in upcycling. If you want to see how she is constructed you can check out my blog about how I made her older sister, Lizzie.
Penelope is my third mannequin made by this method, the other two have new homes, one sold at Treasures Antiques and the other at a fleamarket at Wheeler Farm where three dealers from flea.o.logy participated.
Here we see her dressed in a Victorian Top hat, a 50's net petticoat and half a dozen necklaces. Yep, I have put her to work as a jewelry organizer.
If you look close you can see that I pounded tiny nails in a row down her shoulders to hold 7 different necklaces.