Category Archives: Making Miniatures

Tutorials on how to make 1″ scale miniatures for your dollhouse using a variety of mediums.

Paint, Wallpaper & Add Flooring To A Dollhouse with Crown Jewel Miniatures!

How To Finish The Interior Of A dollhouse! If you’ve read the “Meet The Artisan” page on my website you know that I was the go-to person for dollhouse interior design while I worked at Dollhouses Plus. In addition to … Continue reading

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The Mother Of All Invention

“There ought to be a law against necessity” – E.Y. Harburg Was Harburg a miniaturist faced with the dilemma of not having enough accessories for a photo shoot? It happens all the time- I finish making miniature food and brainstorm … Continue reading

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The Advantages Of Overstock

Regarding the salami board recently sold in my eBay (ID: Crown_Jewel_Miniatures), Ramona from Facebook asked: “How long does it take you to do something like that? I’m just curious. Seems like a longggg time!” And she’s right, making a display … Continue reading

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Photographing Miniatures

“Crown Jewel Miniatures, How Do You Take Such Great Pictures?” Photographing miniatures is difficult but not impossible. Until I began selling minis online in 2010 I knew nothing about it and it was so frustrating at first so I’ll share … Continue reading

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Making Broken Eggshells!

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Making Broken Eggshells Eggshells and yolks: Basic Tools & Materials: Polymer clay. (White, translucent, sunflower yellow and if you want brown eggs, sahara and chocolate) Baking tile Clay rolling … Continue reading

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Making Miniature Crepes!

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Making miniature crepes Making miniatures crepes has got to be one of the easiest projects and using my technique you can add a touch of realism that will leave … Continue reading

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Comfort Foods In The Dollhouse

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Comfort Foods In The Dollhouse Adding “comfort foods” to your dollhouse kitchen or dining room can give it a homey touch and make it seem “lived in”. Here are … Continue reading

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Adding Things To Your Polymer Clay

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Adding Things To Your Polymer Clay Cakes and breads, for instance, do not look real when made with just polymer clay. Even if you shape a beautiful cake, or … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Something! (Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Let’s Make Something! Some of the easiest things to begin making are things that don’t require the use of advanced techniques. Start off simple… make batches of cookies! Chocolate … Continue reading

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Starting Out Simple… Scale, Color, Shading & Sealing

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Starting Out Simple… Scale, Color, Shading & Sealing If this is your very first endeavor using polymer clay to make miniature food, my best advice to you is to … Continue reading

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Working With Polymer Clay

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Working With Polymer Clay By now you’re probably wondering what’s next. Before opening your clay you’ll want to do a few simple, but important, things to ensure your project … Continue reading

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Choosing A Brand Of Polymer Clay

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Choosing A Brand of Polymer Clay Fimo, Sculpey, Cernit, Makins, Premo, Kato… How do you choose? All polymer clay is not alike! Choosing a brand will depend on your … Continue reading

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Getting Started – Making Minis With Polymer Clay

 Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures  Getting Started  This blog is intended as a helpful guide in creating realistic, one inch scale (1:12th) polymer clay food for use in a dollhouse. Of course you can … Continue reading

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