My love of anything having to do with dolls and dollhouses started long before I became a serious doll collector. As children, dolls are our playmates, our best friends, and (in the dark of the night) sometimes our protectors. This web page is a place for me to share with other doll lovers of all ages, the dolls I have spent my whole life collecting. Make sure to click the "Older Posts" button at the bottom of the page in order to see the whole collection.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Miniature Sculpture Jewelry

This post isn't exactly about dolls, but it IS my love of dolls and dollhouses that led me to become a miniature sculpture jewelry artist. I currently own five dollhouses. The biggest one being a ten and half room Victorian mansion with working lights. Anyone who collects miniatures will tell you how expensive items are to buy. So early on, I learned to make a lot of the stuff that went into my dollhouse by hand to save money. Creating miniatures became my passion. The smaller the better. So recently, I got the idea to create miniature sculptures and make them into wearable jewelry. One piece led to another piece and pretty soon, I had more miniature sculpture jewelry than I knew what to do with.

This locket with a hidden Victorian scene inside, was one of the first pieces of miniature jewelry I ever did. It looks like a normal locket until you open it up. The locket is the size of a postage stamp. I love to wear it, because when people compliment me on it I then get to open it up and show them its hidden secret. Children are always especially delighted when they see inside.

The necklace with the merhorse below is my very favorite piece of miniature jewelry. When ever I wear it, complete strangers will stop me to ask about it.
I've had people offer to buy it, but I tell them it's not for sale. I do sell pieces of my work from time to time. For those who are interested in seeing what is currently available--click here to go to my official Small Secrets Jewelry blog. New items are posted there as they become available.
If you are interested in seeing some of my past work, click here to see some photos of even more miniature jewelry. Most the necklaces pictured on this blog are not available for purchase.