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. 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 sheets I have quite a collection of these, and so I thought I’d 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
I also have also accumulated some 3mm double sided satin ribbons over past projects and offering them for sale. This ribbon size works well with the buckles and is thin enough to loop through twice to create functional sliding buckles. The ribbon is easy to seal with a lighter so that the tips won’t unravel. Right now I have 7 colours in stock: warm beige, tea rose pink, burgundy, white, light grey, black and dandelion yellow. The ribbons are 1 usd per meter.
Priority shipping starts at 7usd and depends on the amount. I ship from Hong Kong.
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!:)