IDEX Premiere 2011

Orlando, Florida

A World of Quality Collectibles & Playthings

January 26 - 29, 2012
Renaissance at Seaworld in Orlando, Florida

For information on exhibiting in 2012, please contact Kathy Dolly at 617-706-9091 or

Additional information on IDEX 2012 events and workshops will be forthcoming, so please check back.



Thursday, January 27, 2011

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Elements & Techniques of the BJD with Joe MacPhale

Master Artist, Joe MacPhale of Ancient Whispers, will be teaching a class on the Elements & Techniques of BJD where students will learn to design the joint placement and construction of the BJD.  Students will finish one (1) joint contstruction and placement. This class requires advanced skill levels and students should have the knowledge of how to fully sculpt a doll.  Materials provided include Polymer clay, pins, glue and sandpaper.  Students should bring sculpting tools, jewelry pliers, Xacto knife, round nose pliers, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, white small flat brushes and close-up glasses or hand-free magnifier if neeed. For more information on the class, contact
Cost $130

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sculpting a Baby Doll with Beverly Stoehr

Join Beverly Stoehr, renowned doll artist and sculptor, and learn how to sculpt a baby doll’s head. In this class Bev will discuss the techniques of sculpting a baby doll and a procedure for sculpting arms and legs and body proportions in addition to answering any questions. Learn from one of the leading artists of dolls who has been sculpting and designing for major companies for 21 years. This class is for all skill levels, and all materials will be provided. Cost:  $90


Friday, January 28, 2011





8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sculpting a Miniature Sleeping Baby or Fairy Doll

Doll artist, Dianne Mayne, of Dianne Mayne Studio, will teach you to sculpt a 3-inch to 4-inch sleeping miniature baby or baby fairy for display in a sea shell on a bed of deer moss.  No advance skills are required for this class.  All materials are provided including clay and tools or you can bring yoru favorite sculpting tools.  For more information on the class, please contact Dianne at  Cost $145

11:00 AMNoon

Wig Magic for Ball-Jointed Dolls with JPOP Dolls  CANCELLED

In this workshop, Grace Szczepaniec of JPOP Dolls will teach how to care, use and restyle BJD doll wigs. In addition, students will learn about fiber and repair of doll wigs.  All materials will be provided to create a fantasy hairstyle. This class is for all skill levels, and attendees should bring a doll of their own. Those wishing to attend should e-mail the wig size of the doll they are bringing to Cost:  $45


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Make Your Own One-Of-A-Kind Victorian Boot for BJDs with Connie Lowe of Marbledhalls

In this class, you will hand-decorate and age a cloth pair of Victorian boots using ribbons, lace, buttons and buckles. An easy project with minimal sewing skills involved. All materials will be provided. Cost: $50


1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

My Buddy Workshop: Make a 10-Inch Mohair Bear or Bunny by Bev White

Make a 10-inch mohair “buddy” bear or bunny for your favorite doll, teddy bear or yourself. Bears or bunnies will be available in a variety of colors for students to choose from. The pre-sewn and jointed bodies of these specially designed animals will allow completion during this class. Attendees will need to provide a sewing kit, variety of sewing needles, small scissors and small pliers. All other materials will be provided. Some skill or dexterity is required. Cost: $100


3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Make a Smocked Gingham Sundress for your Doll with Sissy Lingle

Students will learn simple counterchange smocking techniques using no pleats and will make a hand-sewn and smocked gingham sundress for 10- to 16-inch dolls. Sissy Lingle will guide students through the hand-sewing stitches needed to complete the dress. Each student will be provided with directions, fabric, embroidery thread, needle and ribbon. Students will need to bring basic sewing kit, scissors and their 10- to 16-inch doll to dress. Some skill or dexterity is required. Cost: $48


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Position, Brand and Put the Profits in the Bank

In this seminar, find out how to create a position in the marketplace for your business and learn how to brand your business so that it will be first in your customers’ minds. This seminar is presented by Clyde Volpe of Unlimited Advertising Results. Handouts will be provided. Cost:  $20


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bleuette Tea hosted by

Join RubyRedGalleria for its “Many Faces of the Modern Day Bleuette Tea.” More than 100 years ago, the popular Bleuette doll made her first appearance. At this tea, witness the premiere showing of today’s new Bleuette, explore her new wardrobe, designer shoes, jewelry and accessories. Also, the appearance of the latest mystery RubyRedGalleria companion doll may be possible. Lots of giveaways and prizes! Click here for further information or contact event director at

Cost:  $250 includes a LE fully dressed NEW Bleuette doll

Tea and snacks only $30. Absentee packages are available.


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Good Bears of the World Bear Teddy Tales

Come and join Good Bears of the World for some fun and share your unique travels and experiences with your teddies. Learn about the Good Bears of the World Boosters and receive a Good Bear to share with someone in need. Cost:  FREE


6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Debut of Dolls and DOTY Industry’s Choice Awards

Back for a fifth year in a row, Doll Reader will again host its annual Doll Reader Debut of Dolls event in conjunction with its presentation of the 2011 DOTY® Industry’s Choice® awards. Join us for a cocktail before the banquet, be the first to see the 2011 Doll Reader Debut of Dolls special collector’s edition, and take this opportunity to get this collector’s issues signed by your favorite artists! Following the artist signing, attendees move into the banquet room for a four-course meal, the presentation of the 2011 DOTY Industry’s Choice awards, raffles and entertaiment. Gregg Ortiz, our Debut of Dolls Event and Show Director is helping us to make this a memorable evening for all and more.Cost:  $85


Saturday, January 29, 2011


8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

“Here She Is, Miss
”! An Alexander Doll Company Event

Join Alexander Doll Co. in a very special event celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Miss America Pageant! Former Miss American and reality TV star Ericka Dunlap will give a presentation on her experiences of being the crowned winner of Miss AmericaAlexander is also planning a big surprise yet to be announced! The event fee includes a special limited-edition Cissette doll commemorating Miss America’s 90th Anniversary, a light breakfast and a raffle ticket to win the opportunity to purchase Miss America Cissy® centerpiece. Pre-registration required. Click here for more information or contact Nancy Richards at 212-283-5900 (ext 7296) or Cost: $105


9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Needle-Felting a Polar Bear with Irene Heckel-Volpe

Create a polar bear using needle-felting techniques. In this workshop you will create a 4-inch polar bear that will help beginners and experienced needle-felters to learn and refine the basic techniques needed for the enjoyable art. This class requires some skill or dexterity. All materials will be provided. Cost:  $95


9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Poems of Childhood with Maggie Iacono

The Belles and Beaux Doll & Toy Guild of Florida, a United Federation of Doll Clubs member, presents a special brunch event with Maggie Iacono. Maggie has created an exclusive souvenir BOY doll for this event. There will be favors, prizes and more. For registration form click here or for more information contact Sherry & Charles Minton at or 407-293-3164 for further information Cost: $275


10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Make & Take a Steampunk Top Hat for BJD Dolls by Cristy Stone - CANCELLED

Personalize a ready-made felt Steampunk top hat for your SD-sized BJD. Supplies furnished include felt hat, all decorative items like feathers, silk flowers, tulle, leather, grommets, metal decorations such as cogs and watch parts, netting, jewel glue, miniature pocket-style watch, and a variety of assorted materials for decoration such as velvet, lace, ribbon, etc. Attendees need to bring needle, thread, small scissors and glue gun if possible. Cost:  $35


11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

HighTea with Berdine Creedy

Travel the world and experience a “High Tea” in a country you’ve never been before.  Through your travels, you will stop at some exciting places and seem many things where your own adorable 8-inch resin BJD will be waiting for you to take her home. For more registration form, click here or for more information contact Berdine Creedy at or 352-336-2510. Cost: $195


1:00 PM – 2:00M

Building Sets for the Camera Presented by Dreux Priore and Donn Kinney

This workshop will cover essential design strategies, materials, and set building techniques for successful doll photography. Real-life case studies and examples will be provided as Donn Kinney and Dreux Priore share the techniques and thought processes used in modern cinema and photography. Cost: $20


2:00PM – 3:30 PM

Ice Cream Social with Ellowyne Wilde

Enjoy an afternoon ice cream social mixed with a dash of ennui, of course, with Ellowyne Wilde and Wilde Imagination. A special program and other surprises included. An exclusive Ellowyne outfit will be given to each attendee. To register, click here. For further information contact or call 866-90-WILDE. Cost: $99


2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Good Bears of the World Charity Auction

Join Good Bears of the World for a special opportunity to be the winning bidder on a special bear. The auction will be held on the show floor of IDEX and promises to be fun and fast-paced. All proceeds from the auction will help Good Bears of the Word to keep teddies in the arms of those who need a hug! Cost: FREE


6:00PM – 9:00 PM

IDEX’s 2nd Annual BJD Mixer & Meet-up EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Centerpiece Doll by Connie Lowe & Val Zeitler

Themed “Tell Me a Story,” this year’s event will be a casual evening of fun with the opportunity to mingle with your favorite BJD artists, companies and fellow collectors. Don’t miss the exclusive centerpiece doll designed by Connie Lowe & Val Zeitler. Come dressed in your best fantasy costume and enjoy raffles, door prizes, special table favors, contests and much more along with a light fare and cash bar. Cost:  $60


Sunday, January 30, 2011


8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Tonner’s Sunday Breakfast 

Join Robert Tonner for a “bathrobe breakfast” as he introduces a unique basic fashion doll using the popular Antoinette body. Come dressed in your finest (or most outrageous) bathrobe and enjoy a special program presented by Robert. You will have the opportunity to win fabulous door prizes and will receive a special limited-edition souvenir doll from a debut collection. For more information, contact Tonner Doll Co. at 845-339-9537 or click here to register. Cost:  $85


11:00 AM - Noon

How to Create a Profitable Print Ad or Radio Spot

The creation of both print and radio ads will be discussed and students will learn tips on creating a visually appealing ad and include information that will help sales. Learn how to present your business in a 30- or 60-second radio ad using words that increase sales.  This workshop is presented by Clyde Volpe of Unlimited Advertising Results. Cost: $20


1:00 PM

Raffle Drawing

The Belles and Beaux Doll & Toy Guild of Florida, a United Federation of Doll Clubs member, will announce the winners of their raffle. Raffle tickets will be available during IDEX.

DISCLAIMER:  IDEX is the premiere trade show for exhibitors, trade buyers, and collectors in the doll, bear and collectible industry.  IDEX also promises to provide a professional and safe environment in which to conduct business, and as such, will not tolerate disorderly conduct or harassment at IDEX aimed at employees, exhibitors, or attendees.  Anyone who violates these rules will be asked to leave the show and may be banned from future shows and/or company sponsored events.  IDEX, Doll Reader and Teddy Bear & friends remain unbiased in industry disputes.
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