Although the majority of the website is offered only in German, below you will find the most important information regarding the Mariengold dolls, me the doll maker, custom orders, prices and Mariengold patterns and tutorials for doll clothes and doll making.
If you have any further questions or want to place a custom order, I warmly welcome you to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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My name is Maria, together with my family I live in the green southwest of Berlin, Germany. After concluding my studies at the Berlin University of the Arts, I started my own business with the label Mariengold in 2007.
I sew dolls of all kinds for small and big children for play, unique pieces for collectors and lovers, and special dolls for adults with a healing wish as a support to psychotherapy and self-development.
Another facet of my artistic work is designing various doll types and doll clothes, as well as publishing patterns and tutorials for their making.
I teach doll making classes regularly and work as a mentor for professional doll makers.
You can find my portfolio in my Flickr photostream.
How to Buy a Mariengold Doll
If you want to buy a Mariengold doll, you are welcome to place a custom order. Let me know your wishes such as: doll size, hair color and style, eye color, and ideas and preferred colors for the clothes. You can also choose a doll from my portfolio as the basis for your doll. If you do not have particular wishes, I will gladly follow my own intuition and sense of beauty.
The waiting time for a commissioned Mariengold doll is several months. If you have such time and patience, I will add your name to my waiting list and let you know as soon as your custom spot comes up. It is at that point that we can talk about the details of your order.
If you want to purchase a doll on short notice, I suggest my Friday dolls. Each Friday I upload one ready to go doll to my shops at Etsy and DaWanda. In advance, you can find pictures of the current Friday doll on my blog and in my portfolio. It is not possible to reserve Friday dolls. So you need a bit of luck to get a doll.
Please do not hesitate to place your doll order, but please keep this information in mind.
To place a custom order, write to me at email@example.com.
Prices: Dolls and Doll Outfits
The doll prices include one outfit of your choosing consisting of five or six garments, including shoes, however not a cardigan. The dolls have (or do not have if you better like them without) a nose, a belly button and a bottom.
20 cm mini doll 125 Euros
30 cm doll child 170 Euros
40 cm doll child 200 Euros
50 cm doll child 280 Euros
30 cm baby doll 170 Euros
45 cm baby doll 220 Euros
Extra charge for fluffy hair 20 Euros
Extra charge for ears 15 Euros
Extra charge for extra weight 20 Euros
30 cm cuddle doll with a velvet body and a crochet cap 80 Euros
Simple cardigan with buttons or ties 25 Euros
Long knitted coat with a hood 40 Euros
Hooded coat of wool fabric 35 Euros
The prices for additional outfits depend on the size of your doll and your wishes. A set of five to six garments for a 30 cm doll costs around 60 Euros.
Prices valid from January 2013.
You can pay via Paypal, international bank transfer or Western Union.
The price for international registered shipping from Germany depends on the parcel’s weight, but is either 10 Euros or 20 Euros.
If you would like to know what my prices are in your currency, you will find many currency converters on the internet, for example at www.xe.com.
Mariengold E-Books and Tutorials for Doll Making and Doll Clothing
In addition to making dolls, I also enjoy designing doll clothes and various doll types. In my Etsy and DaWanda shops I offer e-books for doll making as well as patterns and tutorials for doll clothes.
My first doll making e-book with the title Mitzi was released in February 2013. More tutorials with other focuses, levels of difficulty, patterns and techniques will follow.
In my Portfolio you will find lots of pictures of Mariengold dolls that might encourage you to make a doll yourself. The album DIY Doll Making Tutorials shows an overview of the available Mariengold e-books and tutorials. A picture collection of dolls created with my doll making e-books you will find in the album Dolls Made with my E-Books.
Since Mariengold is based in Germany, the business language is German.
I do speak English and interact in this language with my international customers. But I write my bills in German. Also my general terms and conditions are in German. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask – I will gladly inform you about my terms and conditions in English.