FAQ's

Q: Are all items handmade? What material is this made of?
A: Yes everything is hand sculpted by me from polymer clay. If you see a bowl of rice or a pair of sushi earrings, every grain was rolled by hand!

Q. How do I care for my jewelry pieces?
A. Unless you request otherwise, my jewelry findings are surgical steel, which is very resistant to tarnishing. The foods themselves are made from polymer clay, which hardens after baking, so the pieces are water resistant. Avoid leaving the pieces in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as this can cause fading

Q: What type of metal is used in the jewelry findings?
A: Unless otherwise noted in the individual item description, all of my earring wires and posts are hypoallergenic, lead-free surgical steel. While surgical steel does contain nickel, the nickel is so tightly bound within the metal that it rarely triggers allergic reactions, unlike many other base metal findings and even sterling silver, which is sometimes alloyed with nickel. I have extreme nickel sensitivities, and surgical steel is one of the few metals that I can safely wear for extended periods of time, which is why I have chosen to use it in my pieces. My necklace and bracelet chains are nickel-free, silver plated brass, unless otherwise noted. If you'd like to substitute out a different metal, just contact me and I'll get you squared away. Please note: Depending on the type of metal you require, I may need to special order the findings, so if you're purchasing a gift, don't wait until the night before you need it to get in touch. ;)

Q: How big are the food pieces?
A: All miniature food items are made to 1:6 scale (one inch in miniature equals 6 inch in "real life") , which is suitable for Barbie, Blythe, and many other playscale toys, but food jewelry pieces vary in size. Be sure to check the individual measurements listed in each item's descriptions before purchasing.

Q: What if the magnet comes off?
A: sometimes due to humidy the glue acts funny and you may find the magnet coming off. A simple quick fix will solve the problem :)

Q: How to buy Out of Stock product?
A: out of Stock products will be re-listed soon. Make sure you follow us on Social media to get notified of relistings and new products.

Q: Do you take Bulk Order?
A: Wholesale is possible for the jewelry items only. Please contact me via e-mail s.smallidea@gmail.com

Q: Do you take custom orders?
A: I love custom orders and special request work. However, I only accept custom work for miniature food. Draw a rough sketch or use picture of my work to express your idea to me. Once on reveiwng the request I can offer you the quote and the time duration to complete the order. When placing a custom order, please let me know when you need it so I can do my best to accommodate you. I will ask you 100% of the final price before I start the order. Waiting time varies between 1 and 4 weeks, depending on the season. Please note that items marked Limited Edition are unavailable for custom order, as well as pieces that may require specialty supplies if said supplies are no longer available.

Q: Can you make my logo or miniature version of me?
A: I wish I could, But I don’t know how to do it. So the answer is No :(

Q: Can I sign up to get updates and special offers?
A: I'm glad you asked. ;) If you want to get a free tutorial, coupons, Secret Sale alerts and other just-for-subscriber goodies delivered to your inbox a few times each month, please sign up for the newsletter here.

Q: Is Small Idea on social media? I wanna get connected!
A: Yes!!! indeed,I am very tech savvy, and you can find me posting cute tiny food updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram andGoogle+.

Q: Where else can I see your work?
A: Feel free to visit my Flickr galleries,and Pinterest boards

Q: Do you accept internships?
A: Yes, Send me your Resume, candidates will be selected at my discretion after the interview

Q: Do you conduct workshops or teach?
A: Yes, When I do I will upload it on website and Social media. Make sure you follow the account amd subscribe to mailing list

Q: Can I visit your studio?
A: I do not stock products at my studio, its just a workshop where we work. But you are welcome to come and have a cup of green tea with me. Don’t forget to fix an appointment