❄️ 🎄 ⛄️ 🎅 As the holiday season rolls around, and online shopping is underway, please BEWARE that there are hundreds of SCAM shops pretending to sell reborn dolls.
Reborn dolls cannot be duplicated by a factory! They are handmade art creations made by artists like myself. You will NOT find a reborn doll for UNDER $100. In fact, you’re probably very unlikely to find any kind of quality reborn for under $250, unless it’s by a BRAND NEW reborn artist.
Please protect your pocketbook, and do your research if you see an ad popping up. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, most reborn artists will not have the money to place ads on Instagram and FB or retarget you on Google. We wish we did, but we just don’t. Because this is an artform, and we often do not have the volume of inventory readily available to go to justify such an expense.
A legitimate artist will have LOTS of pictures of their own work, they will have an artist name and a nursery name and social media presences with a lot of history of posts and photographs and albums. If you find a doll you’re interested in, and the page seems suspicious, ask the seller to provide a SAFETY PHOTO. A legitimate artist will always provide a safety picture at the request of a client. If they refuse, BEWARE.
– THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CHEAP FULL BODY SILICONE REBORN. Full body silicone babies, blank, are $500-$2000. If you see one for cheap, it’s a SCAM.
– Real artists will not offer MANY versions of the same sculpt or face, for cheap, and be ready to ship. If you see this, it’s a SCAM.
– Check for watermarks. Real artists will have a watermark of their own nursery name on their work, or none at all. They will not show many images with different watermarks. If you see watermarks, test it. Follow up with that artist or name and see if they’re affiliated with the shop domain you’re interested in.
– If among the listings, you also see pictures of REAL CHILDREN, this is a SCAM. This shop is duping you.
– Reborn dolls are approx $250+. You will NOT find a reborn doll for under $100. PERIOD. If you see one. It’s a SCAM!
– Real artists will have lots of pictures on many social media accounts, a nursery name, an artist name, show work in progress and be willing to provide a safety picture.
Please do not fall for these thieves. You might think you will at least get something resembling the picture but that is simply not true. These pictures are STOLEN pictures and videos of real artists’ and sculptors’ work. They do not even have the same fundamental materials to make them. So what you end up getting are cheap plastic dolls, worse than something you could buy at Walmart or a Dollar Store, and the material they are made from is TOXIC. And that is IF you get anything at all. A lot of times you will receive NOTHING.
Authentic artists like myself are fighting the good fight against these shops that are stealing from sculptors, artists, and defrauding the public! If you’ve already placed an order with a shop that sounds like one of these, please file a chargeback to get back your money. And share your story in the groups devoted to them. Education is our greatest tool!!!!
This baby girl has sold! But I wanted to share the most adorable detail video and box packing on this new sculpt by Iveta Eckertova. She was produced by Puppen-Traumland. She is now available to preorder. Thank you so much, Puppen Traumland for thinking of me again to prototype this incredibly beautiful sculpt.
In the spirit of running FREE online courses during this COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine not only will my free 5- Step System Master Class will continue to run, rebornsweetdolls.com/class
I will be also offering a bunch of free video modules from my reborn doll making course, Reborn A To Z Course! Yes! Like an impromptu *Master Class on PAINTING!* You can check out these free modules now!
**Over 1.5hrs of FREE reborn doll making content below: (click the links below to watch – no registration required)**
My reborning course is up to 60 video modules, includes PDFs and charts, and is over 20 hours of content, and follows 3 babies start to finish. To unlock all videos and content, with the promo, you can still get that here: Reborn A to Z Course.
You guys! The response from this giveaway has been sooo overwhelming that I’m no longer able to manually input names and I’m doing the spreadsheet entry form again!!
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Shaylen! He just got here and I am blown away! He’s absolutely precious and perfect in every way. His skin is so beautiful and realistic, and I LOVE how heavy and floppy he is 😍 you did such an amazing job! And of course his hair is perfect as always! Your work will always amaze me, it’s incredible how you can do amazing work and still somehow get even better 😍 -- Kelli Maple
thank you for my beautiful girl, she is amazing! ️ ❤️ Im obsessed she is so perfect and cuddly! Her vinyl look almost transluscent like real skin ... (her hair) amazing, some of the best quality I've ever touched and the rooting is just 👌👌 -- Cecilia U.
look who came today. I own a Reborn Sweet baby girl! Shaylen Maxwell she is darling and when I feel better I'll share better photos. She already has me smiling. -- Deborah Joyce Ray
He is so perfect! Heart 😍😍😍♥️ ️ I thank you. I am enthusiastic about your work. ️😍 ️
ich bin hin und weg von dieser tollen Arbeit. Mein Traum mal ein Shaylen Maxwell Baby zu haben hat sich erfullt
I am blown away by this great job. My dream of having a Shaylen Maxwell baby has come true 😍♥️ ️♥️ ️ -- Sabrina S.
She arrived!! And is so insanely gorgeous!! I feel like I’m looking at a real baby!! Thank you for your beautiful work 💗💗💗 -- Jess Rose
She’s finally here and assembled! Thank you so much Shaylen, I absolutely adore her!!💕😍💕 She’s absolutely everything I wanted!! 💕-- Colleen M.
Omg she is so beautiful. Incredible. Wow. Ah I can't believe how she turned out with that hair!!! Ahh audrey is gonna love her... Ahh you just raised the bar for sure... you're a truly amazing artist --Lisa
Omg. I'm speechless. She is my dream Sally. Down to the earrings, and her rooting is amazing. I could cry. Thank you so much! She is seriously perfect, exactly what I wanted ... better even. I love her little birthmark, and her toes. She couldn't be any more perfect. You really nailed it! Thank you. If I sell my 5 or 7-ish extra babies so that I have space for another you will definitely be my artist of choice. Thank you so much Shay. I don't have enough words to say how far over and above the high expectations I had for her you went. I am in awe of your Sally, she's even sweeter than I would have hoped. Thank you too for your patience, especially with my indecision about her hair. You take the pain out of ordering a custom! I can't fit one more doll in my apartment but if/when I have re-homed a few of my less beloved dolls you will be the only reborn artist I'd consider for another. ️ ️ ️
-- Laura Keller ♡
Oh my goodness! I have been away most of the summer and I just got back home. I was too excited to do a box opening and pose these gorgeous babies. I have to say Shaylen Maxwell, you out did yourself. I love, love, love my babies!!!!! Everything about them is perfect! I am going to get back to work making my own babies while these two give me much inspiration. Thank you so much! -- Janet H.
Wauuwww what a talent my baby boy reborned by the amaaziing Shaylen Maxwell wuw those details he is so so realistic <3 <3 <3 my little love. thank you -- Sammy Franssen
He is just so absolutely amazing! I love soooo much how he came out! He is just sooo above and beyond!!!! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for him. He is a very special baby to me, I have named him after my uncle. He will hold a very special place in my heart always. Thank you so much! Thank you so much for all the goodies that you sent home with him! I love soo much all the clothing that you sent home! They are the cutest outfits ever! And thank you so much for the kitty and the booties! I love them so much! I have a feeling that kitty wont be leaving his side. Thank you so much for a gorgeous baby and a amazing box opening! I loved everything!
-- Chelsea ❤❤❤