Art and Crafts Blackbeard, the cuddly version November 18, 2008 by Serena For my final project in the “Pirates of the World” class here at UMW, I’m making a Blackbeard doll. He’s mostly done, with the (very important) exception of his overcoat, bandolier, pistols, hat, and a couple of other pirate-y things. After I'd made the shirt. Made the eyes and cute button nose from Sculpey. You can't see it, but there's a hole running horizontally through each eye, and vertically through the nose so I could sew them on later. His wig, just after completion. Found a fantastic, really easy method of making yarn doll wigs. I later made his beard and mustache the same way. Beard, hair, mustache, eyes, nose, and eyebrows are all sewn securely onto him. At the urging of concerned friends, I also made him pants. Which won't matter, because his overcoat will cover them up. Note that there are three different sizes of braids. Historically, Blackbeard was really vain about his facial hair and usually had ribbons braided into his beard, along with slow-burning fuses to freak people out. Don't worry, I'm not forgetting those ;) He looks furious all the time, but especially when hugged.