When I started my doll line I could not find small enough miniature buckles anywhere. I wanted something tiny and beautiful, not the bulky plastic ones I found online or the small, yet still too large for 4th scale, shoe buckles in Chinese wholesale markets. So I had my own laser carved out of metal so thin it’s like a sturdy business card. Since a metal factory’s minimum order was 1000 pc I have quite a collection of these. For a long time I jealously horded them like a dragon sitting on gold, because they offered some proof of authenticity when my old shoe factory in China started selling fake copies of my designs on eBay. However, nothing is preventing them from stealing the buckle design too, so I thought I might as well allow good things to go around and share this resource with my fellow doll artists.
Each sheet has 30 metal buckles and comes with options of GOLD or SILVER colour. The size of these buckles works well with soft 3mm silk ribbons, or 2-1.5mm straps cut out of thicker or harder materials like leatherette.
Each buckle is laser carved with intricate decorative pattern and easy to clip off the sheet with wire cutters or nail clippers. They are quite strong and fully functional for straps that need opening and closing, or adjusting fit. You won’t find anything this tiny and intricate elsewhere!
For size and colour reference, here are the buckles in use on 16″ Inamorata doll shoes and purse:
Prices including a significant wholesale discount:
- 1 sheet (30 buckles, 15 pairs) 9usd
- 10 sheets 80usd
- 50 sheets 220usd
- 100 360usd
Priority shipping starts at 7usd and depends on the amount.
Email me if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. I would love it if you post links to your creations using these buckles in the comments. Its always a treat to inspire others to create!:)