I spend quite a lot of time browsing through items on Etsy and Ebay at jewellery findings, bezels, beads and all sorts of pendant glass. These items are used by lots of miniature artisans in many different ways so every so often I order a few bits and bobs.
Usually these orders end in disaster. The items are too big, too small or quite simply not what I was expecting at all.
So I go to Miniatura and look carefully at the stands which sell these sort of things or when in Hobbycraft I carefully study the many packets. Both of these sources seem to work out quite expensive and my success rate is no better.
Today I received a package from an Etsy supplier that might change my success rate in a good way. I have been looking for tall glassware for Honeydukes and came across these in two sizes, 15mm and 20mm by 40mm, the 20mm size is perfect for Honeydukes but might be too large for other projects and........
......they even have lids. I wanted them for lollipops and cake pops as well as sweets, they might do the job quite nicely.
These globes will certainly find a place in one or two of my projects. I ordered the 30mm and 20mm sizes. Perhaps the 30mm is a little too large but still of use.
These domes are gorgeous, they are not teeny tiny but as a lot of my projects are fantasy I am sure they will fit in.
Although the findings are distressed bronze I will be able to paint them and match whatever setting they eventually find a home in.
Building a stash of items for any hobby is both time consuming and expensive so mistakes are really annoying, luckily these items were all winners.