Posted By Natasha Red October on April 2, 2008
March 31, 2008
Work in Progress Recap – Continued from Part 3
Fortuna’s Official Page
Packing Fortuna for International Travel
Good morning! I spent this morning packing Fortuna for her trip to Denmark and took some pictures – how she was packed and also unpacking info for Kirsten. I hope the packing will be up to the challenge and my description is clear (ask questions if not).
1. Fortuna’s wings and cornucopia are removed.
2. The removable bottom for the inner box which will contain Fortuna is cut out of cardboard and wrapped in foam.
3. Fortuna is sewn to the bottom, with the help of a large-eared needle and thick thread. The thread goes around her stronger thicker parts – the waist and thighs.
5. The box is covered with transparent plastic wrap – for the benefit of customs office. If customs decide that they must see Fortuna, they can do so without unpacking the doll. I included a “Dear Customs Officer” letter to communicate that request to the customs.
6. The little bags contains spare beads and coins – in case some of Fortuna’s decorations get loose during travel.
7. Certificate of Authenticity is done and the rest of Fortuna’s belongings (globe, wings and cornucopia) are wrapped in foam.
8. Two priority boxes are fit one into the other. It makes the box a little taller and stronger at the same time.
9. The box containing the base, wings and cornucopia goes first, surrounded by packing peanuts.
10. Horizontal partition goes next. It fits snugly and provides additional support to the structure.
11. Box containing Fortuna goes next, surrounded by packing peanuts and topped the the second horizontal partition. Then the COA folder and a helpful exact knife.
12. The box gets sealed all around with tape. It is packed tightly, nothing shakes or moves inside, it can easily withhold dropping on the floor and it can withhold heavy stuff piled on top of it – as it might very well happen.
Unpacking instructions for Kirsten:
1. Please open the box from the top (label side up)
2. Remove COA folder and feel free to use the provided exacto knife
3. Remove horizontal partition
4. Remove peanuts and pull out the box with transparent top, containing Fortuna
5. Cut the plastic and pull out the removable bottom, using 4 strings
2. Align the edge of cornucopia so that it fits into Fortuna’s hand. Please be gentle around fingers.
3. Insert her left wing into the opening on the back. The wing will push the cornucopia back end down, locking it in the position. Please be mindful about fingers.
Thank you again for your support of the artist!
Very much appreciated and inspires me to keep on creating!
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She’s breath taking Natasha. Beautiful.
Would love to see how you made her jewelry. It’s so beautiful.
Silvana, sure thing! It is cut out with metal-cutting scissors out that earring with red stones (see picture above), then shaped it into a band with flat-nose pliers, then crystal lacquer and microbeads
Hello, I am a newcomer in this field. My friend had introduced me to this. Your description is just great, hope I will be able to follow. I would like to thank you and wish you all the best. Kind regards, respectfuly, Stella