Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June Ice Cream Social: Challenge Results!

Our first monthly challenge for June was "Ice Cream Social", and we had seven participants! Considering this was our first team challenge, I consider that a rousing success! The following is what our amazing members came up with...

Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone Pedant by sillychic

Mini Ice Cream Sundae pendant by AthenaWorkman

The Colors of Summer - Earrings- IceCream Collection by PetitPlat

Vanilla Ice Cream with Sprinkles Sterling Silver Earrings by PetiteCreation

Cotton Candy Ice Cream Earrings (post) by MouseMarket

Mint Chocolate Chip Hot Fudge Ice Cream ring by ericaschmerica

Pink Ice Cream Cameo Necklace Pendant by roscata

Thanks to everyone who participated! Some members even made more than one ice cream creation, so use the tag "6mfjechallenge" at Etsy to see more great miniature ice cream jewelry!

And come back tomorrow for our next monthly challenge...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Mini Food Artist: BabyLovesPink

This week's Featured Mini Food Artist is Connie of BabyLovesPink!

From her shop profile: All of my artworks are made from my home studio in Vancouver, Canada and are shipped from Washington, USA. I love colors, especially pink as you may already know from my shop name. I've been making things from as long as I can remember and I'm constantly inspired by cute and colorful things. Most of the design you see from my shop are made with polymer clay, resin, silver/gold-plated materials. I strive to keep my designs safe, durable, and affordable for everyone!

She is also a member of the Crafting in Color and Kitsch at Etsy street teams.

Stop by and visit her great Etsy shop!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fruit Tarts - Summer, Tropical!

Fruit tarts are now made into rings, pendants and earrings! Look at all the colourful fruits giving off a summer and tropical breeze! Lovely miniature food jewelries for the summertime!

(l-r, row by row:)

1. mmagda
2. BabyLovesPink
3. shayaaron
4. PetiteCreation
6. PetitPlat
7. mousemarket

More information about the sellers can found on the right panel of the blog. All the sellers have lovely and yummy shops, check them out!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Mini Food Artist: Roscata

This week's Featured Mini Food Artist is Rachael of Roscata!

From her blog: I’m a biologist by day and crafter by night (and weekends) in the big little city of Long Beach, California here in wonderful southern California. I love whimsical, cute, kawaii, girly, childish, and most of all, anything that can make me snort, laugh and giggle! Most of all I love tiny things and tiny food makes me the happiest!

She's also participated in craft fairs and shows in southern California.

Stop by and visit her great Etsy shop!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Inspiration

Photo Credit: Thoth, God of Knowledge

It's a little early in the year for apples, but many think it's never too early for pie...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Strawberry Fever!

There are all kinds of food made into miniature food jewelries! Strawberry is one popular one too! Strawberries are made into pendants and earrings! Yummy!

(l-r, row by row:)

1. mousemarket
2. BabyLovesPink
3. PetiteCreation
4. sillychic
5. shayaaron

6. roscat

More information about the sellers can found on the right panel of the blog. They all have lovely shops, check them out!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Mini Food Artist: The Mouse Market

This week's Featured Mini Food Artist is Mo of The Mouse Market!

From her shop profile: People often wonder why I choose to spend an inordinate amount of my time creating itty-bitty foods that I can’t eat, and while I would love to spin a thrilling tale of generations upon generations of my family handcrafting miniature inedibles for kings and queens, the reason is actually quite simple: because I love it.

When I was a child, my parents built a dollhouse that was fashioned after the cozy tree house of my favorite storybook squirrel, Miss Suzy, and the miniature obsession flame was ignited. It wasn’t long before I decided to tap into the miniatures market myself, and in grade school I spent a great deal of time trying to persuade my classmates to buy my handmade animal figurines when I should have been paying attention to the math lesson. The animals had tiny little zippers engraved down the center of their tummies, and in a spurt of third grade imagination untethered by the chains of traditional spelling, I decided to dub the business Zippirs. Sadly, Zippirs failed to become the lucrative animal figurine empire I had envisioned, but luckily, my miniatures obsession has since found a new home, The Mouse Market.

Today, I combine my love of miniatures with my training as a pastry chef and a graphic designer to create detailed, realistic foods in 1/12 scale, and perhaps one day, when the public is truly ready, I may reintroduce the Zippirs.

She has also been featured in Artisan in Miniature (Issue 22), The Columbia Tribune, and Vox Magazine.

Stop by and visit her great Etsy shop!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Mini Food Artist: Alliesminis

On select Mondays, we will feature a member of the Miniature Food Jewelry on Etsy Team. Our first week's feature is Allie of Allies Minis!

From her shop profile: I believe that what sets my miniature food apart from all the rest is the immense amount of detail I put into each and every piece I create. Each mini has a piece of my heart and I have a lot of heart to give!

I told my second grade students about Allie's Minis and now they all believe I am famous. It’s funny how you see your life going down one path (being a teacher) and it can veer off (becoming a miniaturist) when you least expect it. I think the most amazing part of creating Allie’s Minis is that it gives me the flexibility to be the creative mini-making artist I am, and be the fun-loving, hard-working second grade teacher I strive to be everyday.

Another interesting factoid: she has been featured in the July 2010 issue of American Miniaturist.

Stop by and visit her terrific Etsy shop!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Of course the Miniature Food Jewelry on Etsy team has cupcakes!

(l-r, row by row:)

1. Alliesminis
2. AthenaWorkman
3. ericaschmerica
4. goodmorninggrasshopper
5. lechouchou
6. mousemarket
7. roscata
8. shayaaron

Check out these shops for scrumptious cupcake creations, and more!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June Miniature Food Jewelry Challenge: Ice Cream Social!

Photo Credit: D Sharon Pruitt

It's time for the Miniature Food Jewelry on Etsy Team's first monthly challenge: Ice Cream Social! Show us your best, funnest, most whimsical creation, whether it be as simple as a single waffle cone with a scoop of ice cream, or a twelve-scoop monstrosity with whipped cream, nuts, sprinkles, and cherries on top! Feel free to let your imagination run wild with this one.

Since this is our first challenge, let's lay out the "rules":
1. Members have until June 29th to create their jewelry or accessories.
2. Please tag your creation with "6mfjechallenge" when you list it in your shop (most of this will remain the team tag for challenges- the only thing that will change will be the month's number).
3. On the 30th or 1st of next month, the challenge creations will be revealed here on the blog!

That's it! Start screaming for ice cream, and have fun!