Chiavari Gold Chair

If you have seen my previous post about the Mattel exhibit during the Barbie Convention, there were these miniature gold Chiavari chairs that my friends and I went crazy for. We fell so in love with it that we thought we should make our own. :)

The Chiavari chair in the Mattel sets were molded and casted. Something I've always wanted to do, but haven't had the budget to do so. My past attempt failed miserably bringing $40 worth of materials down the drain. My pocket is just not ready to try it again when I haven't figured out how to do it properly. So  I decided to just make the chair out of wood as usual. The turnings I got were perfect to create the other type of Chiavari chair design. I used the design that is commonly used now in weddings and special events. Mine came out looking more ornate than the real one because of the turnings I used, but I still love how it turned out.

Here are my pictures

Mattel's chair was smaller than 1:6 scale, but I tried to make mine as 1:6 as possible. I say as "possible", because if I made it a perfect 1:6 it looks too big for the doll.


Mattel Exhibit during the Barbie Convention

It's been almost 2 months since the 2012 Barbie Convention, but I thought I should still make a post about Mattel's miniature setups during the event incase some people hasn't seen it. After all, it's rare to see setups like these in playscale size. The sets were used in making videos to launch Robert Best's Barbie Fashion Model Collection line.

During the convention, Robert Best's team gave a talk about the videos created for the doll line. I was so happy to get the chance to meet Lars Auvinen - the creative genius who designed and created the sets. ^_^

Here are the pics for you to drool at.. ^^