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Miniature 3D Heels (Shoe Soles) by pinkythepink Miniature 3D Heels (Shoe Soles) by pinkythepink
:iconkermityayplz: YAAAAAAS. Finally I don't have to destroy my hands cutting and shaping metal for the little shoes! :squee:

These shoes were created on, firstly, the shoe models that came with the original Ballerina dress kit:
Dusty Rose Mini Beaded Shoes by pinkythepink
I tried and tried and trriiiiiieeeed to find a source to buy them from, I didn't even care if it was Japanese, I would've bought them through ThemiddleofnowhereTM if it would've got me a supply. But there were just none to be found. Anywhere. At least not within my access. So... I had to make my own. More importantly, I had to make them smaller than Barbie because Barbie is (theoretically) 1:6 scale and my bead dresses are 1:12 scale. And even if I had MAGICALLY found a supplier for the Barbie sized one, I would've still needed a solution for the tinier shoes... so...

I tried wax. I tried acrylic nail junk. I tried regular cut plastic, I tried carving wood. Eventually I settled on chopping metal to bits and then bending and forming it with my bare hands (and some really sharp tools). The result led to a custom boot pattern:
Custom 1:12 scale Miniature Cowgirl Boots by pinkythepink
And some gifts:
Miniature High Heels by pinkythepink
But ultimately, creating the shoes was painful. My hands are just not trained for difficult work like that, they're trained for intricate delicate things. So I started crying for help and generally freaking out. THEN THE MIGHTY tZ2 came to the rescue with his 3D modeling and printing skills! He modeled the shoe soles, and after a few attempts he even had the holes at the correct size for my needle to slide through without screeching on my part. MAGICAL, PEOPLE.

Size 11 glass seed beads for the larger shoe: plain white and metallic pink. Size 15 glass seed beads for the smaller: silver-lined permanent opal mint and iris metallic carnival gold. White Japanese One G nylon. 3D Printed plastic soles.

Will eventually be for sale in my Etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/pinkythepink as accessories.
You can find TZ2 properly on his own website: www.zarki.net/

1:12 scale
Color Total: 2
Bead Sizes: 1
Size: 1/2 inch long, 1/2 inch tall, 1/4 inch wide
Time: 30 minutes per shoe (1 hour pair)

1:6 scale:
Color Total: 2
Bead Sizes: 1
Size: 3/4 x 3/4 inches
Time: 30 minutes per shoe (1 hour pair)
Miniature Beaded Purse, At Last! by pinkythepink
Dusty Rose ShortSkirt Bead Dress by pinkythepink Miniature Shoes - Dia by pinkythepink
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:iconadtemexi:
adtemexi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icondenofshadows:
denofshadows Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love that you're doing more than just dresses. I dig the variety. Carry on, pinky.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: I'm glad to have exceeded expectations~
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:icontiphlamerveille:
TiphLaMerveille Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
They are so cute !

If you want I can ask :icondarkdiablo10: to rent you his shrinking machine so you can wear them ^^
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:la: Thank you! That would be wonderful. :stare:
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:icontiphlamerveille:
TiphLaMerveille Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes indeed ^^
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:iconlorddarkdiablo:
LordDarkDiablo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a new market. I don't need to search for a Sale manager though. 😊
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:icontiphlamerveille:
TiphLaMerveille Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh eh :)
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:iconmaddmedia:
MaddMedia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Those would look just darling on me!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:flirty: We should get some real shoes put together for just that!
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:iconmaddmedia:
MaddMedia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:la:
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:iconthriin:
Thriin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
OMG! it does sounds(and look) like magic!!Love Love Love 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconblushplz:
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:iconjapanesesilkflowers:
japanesesilkflowers Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your beaded work is beautiful as always :)
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thank you!
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconblushplz:
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017
Groovy shoes.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
8-) Thanks
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:iconwass0990:
wass0990 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017
WOW Love  
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconohstopityouplz:
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
cute!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
you're welcome!
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:iconplaydatewithdeath:
PlaydateWithDeath Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Student Filmographer
Jesus, those are small.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
So small! :la:
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:iconbegetbaubbles:
BegetBaubbles Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really cute.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
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:iconmockingbirdontree:
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
OMG; this is outstanding. Absolutely great.Love in the Air Bunny Emoji-09 (Heart) [V1] Love in the Air  
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:squee: Thank you Pia! :hug:
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:iconpokespecshipper:
Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Very nice... howd you keep them risen like that?
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry, risen? :?
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:iconpokespecshipper:
Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Like... elevated
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm. Well, there's a little plastic cup under the unbeaded forms? To get them a little higher for the photo?
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:iconpokespecshipper:
Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
What do you do for the heels?
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're 3D printed along with the rest of the sole. :)
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:iconpokespecshipper:
Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Ooooo, okay
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