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I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby

March 18, 2014

TUTORIAL on how to make the wine/champagne glasses


A few of you have been asking me to make a quick tutorial on how I made my wine and champagne glasses and so, here it is. It as a very easy project, even for beginners, you'll just need patience and a steady hand :-)

It as a very quick tutorial, so if you're missing anything, tell me and I'll try to be more specific.

Here's a list of the materials you'll need (see pic below)

* a piece of mirror or anything else you'd like to use to make a tray to display your glasses
* empty gel capsules (these are size 0, but I think smaller one's will even be better to get the correct dollhouse size 1:12)
* tweezers
* super glue
* round bead caps (about 5 mm)
* ear stud flat pads (you should be able to finds those either on etsy.com or in any shop selling jewellry making items)
* small christal beads in different sizes and shapes
* self adhesive gold stickers (available at most hobby and craft stores) you have to make sure to get those with a very small trim
* optional : other jewellery items to make the base


In the following pics, the process on how to make finish the glasses is explained

STEP 1 : take one half of your gel capsule, hold it with your tweezers and glue the tiny god trim all around the top; it should hold since these are self adhesive, but if it doesn't, use a tiny tiny little drop of glue (apply it with a needle, otherwise it will be too much and your capsule will probably be spoiled)


STEP 2 : Glue the bead cap to the bottom of the capsule and LET DRY !!! this is very important


STEP 3 : In the meantime, take the flat ear stud pad and glue 1 christal bead to it (to make higher glasses, you can use one like this and a smaller one on top) ...... if you wanna give it a little more hold, use one very tiny bead on top (see picture below)


STEP 4 : take another bead cap and glue it on top of your base


If you did everything right, it should look like this (the bead cap on the base is the other way around than the one in the gel capsule, this is to give it better hold)


ONCE EVERYTHING IS REALLY DRY AND DOES NO LONGER MOVE WHEN YOU TOUCH IT, you can glue both parts together. This is the tricky part, because you have to make sure to hold it down gently until the glue has set, otherwise, it will probably either fall of or at least go down one side.


I hope you'll enjoy making this little project
Have Fun
Dany


4 comments:

  1. thank you for this great tutorial..I will have to give this a try :)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  2. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial.

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  3. Dany, thank you so very much for taking the time for this tutorial! I will certainly give it a try!

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