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Friday, November 30, 2012

Sumptuous silks for miniatures



This is a sampling of silk brocades, silk jacquards, silk organzas, silk theme packs and silk stripes suitable for miniatures at The Silk Route UK.

A 10 x 11" piece of silk brocade will run you $5 each, not including shipping.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Printables from Simply Silks Miniatures



This lady makes gorgeous curtains and dressed beds. And she's provided some great PRINTIES for personal use only. Printies include:
Victorian portraits
Book covers
Cigar box
Soap box
Marriage/other certificates (Victorian era)

Check out her website: http://www.simplysilkminiatures.com/printables.htm


Monday, November 26, 2012

Best place to buy Kemper Clay Tools

KTPCS3Kemper Pattern Cutter3/8″ Set$8.49$5.94
KTPCS4Kemper Pattern Cutter5/16″ Set$8.49$5.94
KTPCS5Kemper Pattern Cutter3/16″ Set$8.49$5.94
KTPCSBKemper Pattern Cutter3/4″ Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSFKemper Pattern CutterFlowers Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSFLKemper Pattern Cutters3 Large Forget-me-nots$8.49$5.94
KTPCSFSKemper Pattern Cutters4 Small Forget-me-nots$8.49$5.94
KTPCSHKemper Pattern CutterHearts Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSLKemper Pattern CutterLilacs Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSRKemper Pattern CutterCircles Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSSQKemper Pattern CutterSquares Set$11.49$8.04
KTPCSSTKemper Pattern CutterStars Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSTKemper Pattern CutterTeardrops Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSTRKemper Pattern CutterTriangles Set$11.49$8.0

KTPCS3Kemper Pattern Cutter3/8″ Set$8.49$5.94
KTPCS4Kemper Pattern Cutter5/16″ Set$8.49$5.94
KTPCS5Kemper Pattern Cutter3/16″ Set$8.49$5.94
KTPCSBKemper Pattern Cutter3/4″ Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSFKemper Pattern CutterFlowers Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSFLKemper Pattern Cutters3 Large Forget-me-nots$8.49$5.94
KTPCSFSKemper Pattern Cutters4 Small Forget-me-nots$8.49$5.94
KTPCSHKemper Pattern CutterHearts Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSLKemper Pattern CutterLilacs Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSRKemper Pattern CutterCircles Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSSQKemper Pattern CutterSquares Set$11.49$8.04
KTPCSSTKemper Pattern CutterStars Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSTKemper Pattern CutterTeardrops Set$10.49$7.34
KTPCSTRKemper Pattern CutterTriangles Set$11.49$8.0

4 KEMPER CLAY CUTTER SETS ~STARS, SQUARES, LILAC,HEARTS

Brackers Good Earth Clays has the best prices on Kemper clay cutters---see link: http://www.brackers.com/tools/kemper

Their website was not secure for sending credit card info when I bought from them 6 months ago, but you can email Claygirl with your order and she can quote your subtotal, shipping etc. I purchased 2-3 clay cutter sets and miscellaneous small tools and shipping was $2.

Please note they are not open Mondays.

In summary: good service, great prices on Kemper tools, reasonable shipping

Friday, November 23, 2012

Flower beads for miniatures



If you are in need of LUCITE FLOWER BEADS, this is the place to go.
Frost White Mini German Tulip German Lucite Flower Beads
Mini German Tulip beads
Frosty Pink Lily of the Valley Lucite Flower Beads Lily of Valley beads, pink frost
Crystal Clear Bell Tulip Glass Flower Beads Glass bell tulip beads

Beads pictured above are suitable for quarter scale projects---think lamp shades, 1" scale candy dishes

Green & Red Leaf Polymer Clay Cane
Green & White Leaf Polymer Clay Cane
Green Leaf Polymer Clay Cane
She also carries a selection of POLYMER CLAY CANES at $2 each, that may be useful in miniature projects.

Also check out her LUCITE FLOWER BEAD INSPIRATION PROJECTS/LUCITE BEAD KITS to see how these beads can be used.

Definitely worthwhile to sign up for her NEWSLETTERS. She sends ONE newsletter per month and usually includes a discount coupon worth 10-25% off regular price. You will not be able to get the discount unless you are registered as being a newsletter subscriber. The website has a way of checking to make sure you are a subscriber or the discount code will not work when you go to pay.

Shipping is usually free or $2, unless your bead order is very large.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cathe Holden Printables

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this generous lady has a cornucopia of printables she shares with the public at large. You can use for real life or reduce in size for miniatures. Most printables are vintage or nostalgic style.

You can check out her FREEBIES Index here.

This is a sampling of printies available.
  Butterflies & Moths
 Vintage Floral postcards

  Rose Wreath labels

Vintage clock faces

  Paper House templates

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Super tiny swavroski crystals

Rhinestones

If you need super tiny Swavroski flatback crystals (5ss, 6ss, 7 ss), this is the place to go. He has all colors and varietys. Prices are very good.

FREE SHIPPING to all USA locations.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kids Corner Tutorial Index

kidscorner logo

Did you know Miniature Collector's Kids Corner is available online?
Check it out at the following link: http://scottpublications.com/mcmag/kc/kidscorner.html

Projects from NOVEMBER 2006 onward are available. All projects can be printed out in convenient PDF format.

Root Beer Keg
Stacked Xmas boxes w/patterns
Cat Food Box Printie
Laundry Hamper from Spice Box Container
Egg Sign Printies & DIY Fimo Eggs
Kiva Fireplace Oven
Dunham Cocoanut 144 Dollhouse w/Printies
Pink Cake from Bottle Cap
Fimo Clay Cat Clock
Cattails, Fringe Flowers, Bunka Flower Fillers
Punched and Fringed Paper Flowers
Food Can Planters
Candles from Bead Findings
Ornament Box Pattern
Tiered Cakes from Plastic Bottle Caps
Chocolate Cake from Plastic Bottle Cap
Castle from Toilet Tube
Landscaping the Castle
Cinnamon rolls, Donuts, Lollipops, Citrus Fruit Slices
Picket Fence Shelf from Toothpicks
Pudding House Kitchen
Pudding House Living Room
Pudding House bedroom
Pudding Box House
Xmas yule log/pudding/cookie from Crayola Model Magic
Crate of Grapes--crate pattern, grape sign printie, grapes from mustard seeds
Pumpkin Planters from Wooden Dowels
Baby Bib, Booties & Bonnet from bunka
Tiered Wedding Cake from Bottle caps & Lace Trims
Checkerboard from Quilling Paper
Picnic Basket from Tan Needlepoint Canvas
Bottle Cap Cherry Pie & Tiered Cake Plate from Pushpins
Hand Puppet Pattern
Puppet Theater Pattern
Barn Lattern from Injection Bottle Ampule
Gingerbread House & Santa Nut Bowl from Crayola Model Magic, seed beads & sequins
Santa Napkin
Candlesticks from eyelets, jumpring & cotton swab
Display Box Pattern
Chalkboard Easel
Birdfeeder Tube
Fish Tank from Clear Display Box
Fabric Wheel Placemat
Entertainment Crackers
Burger, Fries, Soda Drink
Creamer Cup Trash Can
Victorian Bellpull from Jacquard Ribbon
Brownies from foam tray & Cooler from pellet gun container
No sew Log Cabin Quilt
Wagon with alphabet bead blocks
Jack-in-the-box/blocks
1950s Poodle Bag & Beret
Fabric Windsocks
Straw Hat with red bow
Scotty Dog Bookends
Lady Slipper Pattern
Watermelon Placemat & Napkin
Venetian Window Shade
Valentine Chocolate Candy Box
Shrinky Dink Plates & Clocks
Candy Canes, Lollipops, Santa from beads
Angel & Bird Xmas Ornaments
Teddy Bear & Snowman Xmas Ornaments
Pipe Cleaner Mummy
Child's Bed
Donkey Pinata
Lamb Pull Toy
Spatula, Pacifier & Belt
Books & Bookends from Stripwood
Decorating Easter Egg Vignette
Birthday Card Wall Vignette
Skirted Table, cardboard plates
Apron, potholder, oven mitt Pattern
Bottlebrush Xmas Tree