I have had this empty blog post saved in my drafts since late September last year – yep almost a year.

Piper Caelestis (Soom Teeny Gem Glot)

Piper Caelestis (Soom Teeny Gem Glot)

Piper Caelestis Was the very first BJD I put on layaway in case you have never waited for one… I ordered her on the 20th April, I paid her off late in May and I received her on the 12th September.  She was originally released by Soom as a Limited Edition Doll (Glot) in 2009.  Last year Soom had a special where you could order some of the Limited dolls just as long as you didn’t get a full version (human parts as well as fantasy parts) and you also couldn’t order the same colour skin as the original doll (Cream White).  I ordered a wig for her (from Leeke) and also eyes (From Captured in Glass), that both arrived a long time before she did.  Her name was chosen because of her goat hooves and my idea of her being mystical or celestial.

Piper Caelestis (Soom Teeny Gem Glot)

Piper Caelestis (Soom Teeny Gem Glot)

At the time I could not afford to get full body blushing, so her body, hooves, wings and horns all arrived unpainted.  I think this was part of the reason it took me so long to spend time with her.  She got a beautiful delicate face up from Soom and her green eyes and turquoise wig were both exactly as I imagined.  I would like to get her hooves and horns painted in a mother of pearl kind of colour and pinks and purples for the wings and fur around the hooves.

I imagined a few tiny braids with beads and some kind of headdress and wanted her to only have silver and not gold or copper or brass jewellery.

Piper Caelestis (Soom Teeny Gem Glot)

Piper Caelestis (Soom Teeny Gem Glot)

Last weekend, I finally took her out of her box and decided I would try to work on my ideas for her hair.  She really is quite pretty and I regret not spending time with her sooner.  I used some fresh water pearls, crystal bicones, moonstone shard beads and some silver leaf charms for her braids and I added some to a silver chain for her headdress as well.

So finally after all this time, Piper is not hiding away in a box with cushioning and bubble wrap, she is out and about.
Our next adventure will be to get her wings, hooves and horns painted.

Piper Caelestis (Soom Teeny Gem Glot)

Piper Caelestis (Soom Teeny Gem Glot)