Posts Tagged ‘Miniature’

Dollhouse Miniature Bread

It has been a long time since I worked with handmade miniatures. I was afraid that I lost my skills but was happy that these breads turned out so well! Its a project I have re-visited many times and I feel so far this is the best batch. I still need to conquer getting realistic insides (air bubbles) and working on more complicated designs.

New Cases

I am going to remove my handmade miniatures from my shop since I have not sold any in the past year. I think I will auction them off on Yahoo Japan since my other miniatures have sold really well in the past.

Here is a rough preview on some new cases. I have even having custom made lip balms that I will be decorating with some cute miniature items. They should be in the shop by the end of this month!

I am also working on updating my jewelry shop. I rushed the opening unfortunately. My prices are also too low and the pictures need to be redone. I am building a light box tomorrow and will be experimenting with taking some new photographs!

Changing Gears

It is a challenge to work in two different fields. I am having a tough time changing gears between deco alley and my jewelry shop. I am finishing up a few more minis this week and then moving back to jewelry designing.

Miniature Bread-Trial Continuation

Still working on trying to get the most realistic placement of the miniature clay bread ‘bubbles’. So far my favorite have been the slices in the picture.

Miniature Bread-Trial

Lately I have been obsessed with 2 things. PMC clay and miniature clay bread! Today I spent some time in the morning trying some new techniques to improve my miniature clay bread techniques. I already have a secret blend that I use but I want to really create very realistic looking bread. Here is the trial shape I have created so far…

DecoAlley

It is closing in on the one year anniversary of my etsy shop. It has been a great experience learning about online marketing and business techniques. I set a goal of 50 sales for my first year and I have surpassed it. This year I hope to increase sales, grow awareness of my shop and work hard to improve the quality of my miniatures.

Miniature Wood Parts

My favorite material to use to build miniatures has to be wood. Balsa and basswood are the best bases for many items such as paintbrushes, pencils, trays, flooring etc. Wood also takes paint very well especially oil paints which can be used to give items a vintage look.

Miniature Bear

Here is a picture of my second attempt at creating a miniature bear. I recommend using a good quality fabric, clear thread and a small sharp needle. I was very surprised that it turned out this well! One foot is slightly uneven and the face was not round enough but I definitely learned a lot from this experience! Here is a link to a great miniature bear supplies site, Sassy Bears and Fabrics.