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Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you like my new look, I needed a change from black. Here you can share my miniature endeavours, perhaps be inspired by some of my photographs taken in France and of 'real world' treasures that can be made in miniature. My love of parterre-style gardens and study of horticulture made my decision for the theme of my little shop an easy one. I just hope I can successfully interpret my ideas in 1/12th scale!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Soldering On

My second shot at candelabra-making, this one hasn't been painted yet, perhaps I'll leave it raw, just age it a little with chemical I used to use on stained glass, if I can find out what it is.
You can see what the candle holders are - brass tacks. Brad will file off the spikes with his trusty Dremel, then I can put candles on it. I think this one is a little neater, I used a finer wire to wrap around the soldering.

Also, welcome to Carolina and Anna, good to see you here as I learn more about miniatures and the making of them. I really want to find a particular skill that I enjoy and that I can 'perfect' if that is possible. Can only do that by trying a few different things and practice makes perfect.


  1. Margaret, these candelabras (candelabri?) are exquisite!!
    I'm going to enjoy watching you and your 'trying outs'.


  2. Thanks Glenda, you might get a laugh from some of them!

  3. I think it's just great - what setting are they destined for?

  4. It's a beautiful candlebra Margaret! Congratulations!

  5. It's perfect!!
    I love what you have been!
    besitos ascension

  6. Thanks again for the encouragement. I have made three now, I think my technique is slowly improving. Will post a shot of the latest in the morning. Norma, I will use some in outdoor settings in the petit parterre eventually, meanwhile I'll keep on practicing.

  7. Hello
    It´s lovely - I think you have
    already found at least one
    particular skill! Very
    beautiful candelabra!

    Eva J

  8. very beautiful and lovely

    groetjes Ingrid

  9. Wonderful, Margaret, I love it!!

  10. Margaret, I've been looking for your Etsy shop... what is it's name? You do beautiful work!

  11. Thank you Daisy. I haven't looked at my etsy shop for a while, I have just renewed some expired items.
    They are not minis they are hand-decorated gift boxes, but you may find something you like.
    Go to:

  12. Dear Margaret~ Thank you for visiting me and for leaving such a sweet note about my work. I truly appreciate! I love this candelabra.. you could use for so many setting.... i would love to see on a center table set for Christmas adorned with wonderful miniatures!smiles~pat

  13. Margaret, the candelabra are just beautiful! I think you have already found your 'niche' in miniatures. I dream of being able to make beautiful metal beds, but since I am at the moment concentrating on my quarter scale projects (due to a lack of room) I can't see it happening any time soon. Your skill is certainly developing nicely. Sandie


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