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Making Doll's House Miniatures With Polymer Clay

Do you think making furniture for a doll's house is too complicated? Go ahead and decorate, because polymer clay easily simulates a variety of textures and hardens in an ordinary oven! This versatile material yields stained glass, wooden furniture, marbled tables, and more. Here's the definitive guide to manufacturers, tools, safety, and crafting. Fill the kitchen with tiny vegetables, utensils, and appliances, and the living room with a mantelpiece clock, bookshelf, and Tiffany lamp. Serve dinner in the dining room, and build a bedroom so cozy you'll want to live there yourself! There's not a domestic detail you won't find. A Selection of BOMC's Crafters Choice Book Club.

Hardcover: 128 pages

Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc (May 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0706375904

ISBN-13: 978-0706375909

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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I highly recommend this book. Loved it! Sue Heaser has written a do-it-yourself book that is worth its weight in ... golden polymer clay! She starts with the basic list of materials and how-to instructions, and explains their use in a clear manner. The projects include a wide range of items that will delight beginners and more experienced crafters alike. They range from the expected (such as fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, flowers, plants and small items), to the unexpected (including a bath complete with bathtub, toilet, sink, tiles, etc., there is also a kitchen range). In addition, there are utilitarian (pots and pans), delicate (china and tea sets), beautiful (tiffany style lamp), as well as whimsical (hobby horse, teddy bears, dolls) objects to create. The book is beautifully photographed, clearly illustrated and the instructions are very easy to follow. Ms. Heaser has witten a real winner, which will certainly pay for itself many times over with every creation you craft for your dollhouse, roombox, vignette, etc.! ... just one more thing. After doing some comparison shopping, I found that has the best price!

This book is so full of good ideas for creating items in perfect scale for a dollhouse that I don't know where to start.How to make your own tools and formers, making dishes and pots that are more realistically thin-walled than the commercially-available items, mimicking china, a ladies' vanity set, a desk set, baskets, metal, wood, flatware, foods, fireplace tools - even the kitchen sink! Way too many different items to name them all. If I was to be forced to give up all my dollhouse books but one, this would be the one I'd keep.Excellent intro to using the clays - basic information. Trouble-shooting tips along the way.And her videos are fabulous, too. :-)

I made myself a miniature drugstore since I am a pharmacist and I had trouble finding things like mortars and cylinders. Thanks to this book I managed to make the most beautiful look-alike mortars with pestles and all, also a little turn-of-the-century (last century, of course) telephone. The directions are precise and you can really get what you are looking for (and I had never touched polymer clay in my life!)

I have never been disappointed with any of the books from this author. She does an oustanding job of showing how to make a diverse range of miniatures in this book, from different kinds of food all the way to a wood burning stove. It has beautiful color pictures of the projects and easy to follow instructions. If you are a zealous miniaturist,you will not be disappointed!

The book is a real fine for me. I made the tea set first and have not stopped. I even ordered the book for a friend. If you like crafts, and enjoy the reward of making things for your doll house, then this is the book to start with... You may not ever finish?

This book inspires and motivates the reader to copy her well designed step-by-step art or use it to create their own. I knew nothing about polymer clay but this was a wonderful DIY 'encyclopedia' of clay. The pictures are excellent. After reading this one, I bought more of her books! They are all 5 star...Hope Sue does more books in this area. Can't get enough of them!

The variety of projects in this book and the step-by-step explanations, make it a great resource for beginners and experienced miniature makers.I would recommend this book to anyone who's interested in making their own dollhouse miniatures!

A few months ago, this book seemed to be out of print. I thought the publishers had perhaps gone insane or been incarcerated for tax evasion.Evidently it was temporary insanity or false charges. But get this book now, before it vanishes again. Fabulous ideas, clear directions, and an inspiration for other work.

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