Thursday, May 29, 2008

Announcing World Blends - Unique German Glass Glitter Blends

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World Blends - Unique Glitter Blends

One of things we have discovered with our Glitter is that it's uniqueness takes on new dimensions as it is blended with other colors. In working with this product, we could not help but notice the striking beauty and originality of some of "one time" blends we were creating. 3010001_2

301bl02_2These very creative mixes are really stunning, something that we just had to offer to our customers as our new "World Blends". Of course, you can do the same in your own studio by blending colors to come up with your own unique shades.

3010001_2aHowever, to get you started, our "Master Blender" (Kathy) has created some very interesting color aspects301bl03_2_3 to get you started. Each World Blend will be of varying colors (some contain up to six different shades) and no two will be alike. Add originality and elegance in your projects with these one of a kind glitter mixes.

Left_glitter_combo This is the same high quality glitter we provide in our single shades only in a much more creative touch! So, play with your glitter and see what blends you can create! And then let us know what you have created!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

CHEAP Shipping - Vintage German Miniatures - 49 Cent - Flat Fee Shipping

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Today we are trying something brand new, deep, deep discounts on our shipping fees, 49 Cents on all domestic shipping, and 29 cents for your second item.

Our DOTZ Kits are only a couple of dollars a piece, so a discount on the Kits would not do much to save you money, but 49 cent shipping will really reduce your total spend and allow you to buy other items, like GAS for your car!

This is just our small attempt to help out with your family budget! It is a bit of an experiment, so take us up on the offer while it is here! While the Cheap Shipping is available, our warehouse guys will be working a bit harder for sure, but we can handle it....

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Or our ebay Store at Doris Dotz on Ebay

Also, we have REALLY reduced all shipping fees Worldwide, so Canada, Germany, UK, French, Japanese customers can save as well!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Vintage Wooden Ducks - The hottest item on my site!

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We really do not know why, but this is the best selling item in our Etsy store.

The Wooden Duck family from Germany. They are very nice, are offered at a good price, but I never thought we would sell as many as we have. And now we are getting low. Once they are gone they are gone forever.

They come in their own little box, still labeled with the company in East Germany that produced them back in the day....

Strange, You can never really predict what is going to be a hot seller!

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Monday, May 26, 2008

How to Find the best is Craft Miniatures

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We receive alot of questions on where to find craft miniatures, this is an article I found in an old brochure written in the 1970 to promote these German products. It is a little dated now, but still holds true. Doris Dotz has hundreds of these miniature in stock and ready to ship, so get ready for a trip, back in time.

If you are looking for one of a kind art supplies for your business or for your clients, you should try taking a look at the web sites that display a comprehensive offer of European miniatures. And we are talking particularly about first class German vintage miniatures.

Whether you are a retailer of paintings, sculptures, photos and all kind of classic or contemporary artwork, or just a passionate collector, you should try something different, like vintage German miniatures. This means we will be taking a trip back in time and witness the passing of at least 50 years of human history, through the miniature universe of the artist that created these items, years ago.

Imagine that you are looking through the attic of your grandparents’ house and you stumble upon a chest that holds under his rusted lock a treasure that you will find amazing. These are the vintage miniatures we are talking about: genuine pieces that date back from the World War Two period.

This kind of art and craft supplies are the only ones left from the initial line of products. The creation process was an individual occupation back then. There were no assembly lines or such complex processes to create miniatures. There was only the ability of the artist, as well as a designer and a modeler, and also a painter, since all the products were hand painted.

Apart from the incredible artwork that involves creating such vintage miniatures, we should not forget to mention other important features. The variety of models and representations spread from animal figurines (wild animals, domestic animals, dinosaurs and mythological creatures) to human characters (different periods of time soldiers, civilians and fairy tales heroes) all the way to landscape products (trees, foliage and colored ballast) and railroading accessories (engines, cars, transported products, rail tracks, and much more). And in case you turn to be passionate about recreating a real scene, by using vintage miniature, you should keep in mind that every piece represents an exact scale, at the certain small size, with the real size replica. All the models are usually between 1:20 and 1:64 scale models.

When it comes to comparing art supplies such as vintage miniatures with modern time miniatures that do not follow the old way, the former definitely stand out. Nowadays assembly line products are no match to the hand made products that German masters used to make.

All you have to do is search the Internet for web sites that host e-commerce with art supplies such as the vintage miniatures we described in this article. And keep in mind that most of the miniatures are the only ones left of their kind. So be prepared to own a unique piece of art that witnessed modern history in an old treasure chest in a dusty attic.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Vintage Spun Cotton Mushrooms - New on Doris Dotz

Craft Mushrooms!

We have opened up some cases of old miniature vintage German Mushrooms and now have them listed up on our Doris Dotz webstore.

These mushrooms were produced in East Germany, back in the day (1970's) and were in a warehouse until we purchased the old lot.

We have all types of Ceramic, Plastic and Spun Cotton miniature mushrooms, all packaged in our Doris Dotz Kits, ready to be used!

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