Saturday, 21 May 2011

A Few of My Favourite Things..........Part 1, Erika van Horn.

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.
Erika also has an Etsy shop and blog where more of her wonderful work can be seen.


  1. Love your vampire book! Ericka makes amazing miniatures :)


  2. The book is fabulous, but, I'm also taken with the candelabra. Are the candles wax or clay?

  3. Wow,fantastic things you have bought.And the vampire book is really amazing.Jeannette x

  4. I love that book too. You have some lovely minis Janice.

    Lorra Luffies

    Debie xxxx

  5. The wand book is my favourite, Id love one of those! Your so lucky to have the candelabra, I adore those, so beautifully made. Erickas work is outstanding in every way. Looking forward to this series of blog posts on your goodies we havnt yet seen Janice! xxxx

  6. Isn't it fun collecting! EV minis are amazing! Love the candle!

  7. Hi Janice,
    Your EV Miniatures are lovely, I really love the butterflies. I have lots to catch up on :0)
    Julia xxx

  8. Hi ladies, I only have a few pieces so far as they sell out so quickly but I am learning to be patient and build up slowly! After all I am in for the long haul and it adds to the excitement when the right piece comes along.

  9. Hi Dale, the candles are clay either fimo, sculpey or paperclay, I am not sure. They look so real though like church candles.

  10. Hi Julia, nice to see you back in Blogland. Have you and your family moved house yet? How did it go? I love moving house it is such an adventure!


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