Reproducing Miniature Portraits and Mourning Jewelry by Loren DearbornThis technique would work great for making portrait miniatures for earlier periods as well--I'd probably select miniatures originally done in watercolor rather than oils. Do you have any suggestions on sources for suitable frames? I've had trouble finding good ones in the right sizes.
Reproducing Miniature Portraits and Mourning Jewelry by Loren DearbornThe one silver ones with the rhinestones I found at Michael's crafts. But I've also found good findings at mall stores like Forever 21, Claire's and Icing. I just pry the stones out and use them as my size template then glue the miniature back in.