07/05/2009

Food miniatures

Chocolate earrings Ever since I was a little girl I've loved doll houses. And the part that fascinated me the most was the miniature food. A few years ago I finally bought a proper doll house kit that I built and decorated. Some of the first things I bought were a miniature pie, bread and a plate of cakes.

When I was in college I tried to make some miniature food but I didn't have the patience or skill to do it properly. Over the years I've seen some amazing work in polymer clay and have learned a few things myself so I decided to give it another try. I had some projects in my sketch book for some time so I opened it up and started sculpting.

This time I had the full range of colors and all the necessary tools, down to the pasta maker, so it went a lot more smoothly and the end result was so satisfying that I kept making more pieces.

Cake earringsInstead of dollhouse pieces I turned these items into earrings because that way it becomes something you can actually wear instead of something you just look at once in a while.

I still have quite a few sketches left so this is only the beginning.

(more pictures on flickr)

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