As there is still not any sign of me getting back into my workshop I thought I would start a series of blogs showing a some of the pieces I have been collecting for my current Diagon Alley project.
I hope you will enjoy taking inspiration from these marvellous artisan's work.
I have recently begun collecting pieces by Erika Van Horn of EV Miniatures from the US.
I have this marvellous vampire open book for Flourish and Blotts.
I especially like the the way the pages are aged as well as the book mark.
Of course this book of wands was a must for Ollivander's Wand Shop and will look perfect on the shop counter.
The delicate candelabra will probably find a home in The Leaky Cauldron.
The candles are partly burnt down and dripping candle wax a technique I have so far found impossible to emulate.
Erika has a whole range of butterfly items which have sold out really quickly so I was pleased to have acquired these two wonderfully fragile specimens.
These are for either the Magical Menagerie or the Apothecary.
Erika only produces a few items at a time and she has a lot of fans so I am delighted to have a few of her items in my collection. I missed out on the miniature reliquaries range recently which were very unusual but I will definitely look out for these in the future.