Miniature Beauty And The Beast Enchanted Rose

Miniature Enchanted Rose - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #739: It took about 4 hours to make… but finishing a project like this definitely gives you something to feel proud of.

Today’s video features a Show & Tell of this realistic miniature Enchanted Rose I made from Polymer Clay.

It was inspired by the new Beauty and the Beast Movie coming out in March 2017.

Disney is doing a live action version of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle. Emma is the actress that played Hermine in the Harry Potter Movies.

I got really excited when I saw the trailer (posted below)… it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful movie.

My kids watched the original animated version lots when they were little, so I know the story well.

You may already know that I’m not really a Princess-y type of girl, but I really loved Belle as a character. She always had her head in the clouds (in books actually) and was brave, kind and stood up to the Beast. I admired her for all those things.

After finding some neat miniature bell jar pendants from Tim Holtz in my Michaels store, I thought it would be super fun to see if I could make a really tiny, realistic looking Enchanted Rose to put inside.

There are some polymer clay Enchanted Roses showing up on Etsy and other web sites, but the ones I’ve seen are much too clunky looking (imo). I really wanted to see if I could make my rose look real… which is tricky to do in a miniature scale.

It turned out to be WAY harder than I expected. Rose petals are pretty thin and dainty when they are full size… so they have to be ultra thin to get them to look real in miniature.

In the video I explained the process of how the rose was created, along with a description of the supplies used. I haven’t decided if I will do a full tutorial yet, just because it is such a tricky project to make. However, if there is enough interest, I may consider doing a full series.

The supplies used were very simple. Just a tiny pinch of Premo White Translucent, some Pinata alcohol inks, liquid clay, a small piece of floral wire, a little glitter and the miniature bell jar.

It took me about 3 or 4 hours to make, but I loved the process! Finishing a project like this definitely gives you something to feel proud of.

It would make a wonderful tiny prop for a dollhouse, or a charm on a necklace.

I plan to make a few more… would like to tweak the colors a bit and would like to make a slightly larger version for the other larger (but still mini) bell jar that I have. It would make a great cake topper for a wedding or bridal shower, because it is the symbol of such a romantic story.

I do hope you enjoyed this look at my teeny, tiny, enchanted rose.

Do you have any suggestions for videos on tips, techniques or products you would like to learn more about? Let me know in the comments section below!

My goal is to help you to learn quicker and easier ways to bring up the professionalism in your polymer clay art.

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Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Jocelyn C, 20 June, 2016

    I adore this miniature! If others are looking for Christmas gifts for young grandchildren, I’d suggest a similar bell jar treatment for Ariel the Mermaid. Beloved classic.

  2. Cindy Lietz, 20 June, 2016

    Thanks Jocelyn! I am glad you liked this tiny enchanted rose. Ariel would be a wonderful thing to sculpt in miniature… though I am not sure she would appreciate being put under glass! ;)

  3. Cheryl H, 23 June, 2016

    Love the idea of Ariel.

  4. Cindy Lietz, 24 June, 2016

    Ariel would be lovely wouldn’t she?

  5. Dixie Ann, 20 June, 2016

    Oh Cindy the rose is just adorable. That must have been such a painstaking time creating it but I must say it looks so real and fits inside the dome perfectly! Kudos to you for all that hard work.

  6. Cindy Lietz, 21 June, 2016

    Thanks Dixie Ann! It took awhile alright, but it was fun!

  7. Marie Lilley, 20 June, 2016

    Yep Cindy that’s really tiny and awesome, my fingers are too fat to do anything that delicate, I’d be all fingers and thumbs as they say, Well done.

  8. Cindy Lietz, 21 June, 2016

    I can relate about the big fingers! LOL It can be tricky to get the tiny details, but I used the magnifying glass on my OttLite which definitely helped!

  9. Anna Sabina, 20 June, 2016

    I saw that rose in your Bargello mini tut last week. I wondered where it came from. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the new movie.

  10. Cindy Lietz, 21 June, 2016

    You’re welcome Anna! Yeah I think there will be all sorts of inspiration that will come from the movie when it comes out. It should be beautiful if the trailer is any indication!

  11. Edie Hahn, 21 June, 2016

    Turned out wonderful!
    I am a miniaturist and to make something like this it is harder than a full size let alone 1″ size!
    No one understands what goes into making something so small.
    But you sure explain how difficult it is!
    You did an amazing job!
    Shows why hand made miniatures cost so much.
    I am very interested to see a how to video if your taking votes :)
    Just LOVED seeing this!

  12. Cindy Lietz, 23 June, 2016

    Thank you Edie for the kind words. You are right about the fact tht people don’t often understand what goes into making such tiny objects. When I see some of the amazing miniatures that some people make for dollhouses I often wonder how long it actually took them to build them. I will consider doing a tutorial on how this project was made. Thank you for your vote! :)

  13. Ginny M, 21 June, 2016

    Hi Cindy!
    That is beautiful !! I would love to have a tutorial of this :) count me in
    Thank you

  14. Cindy Lietz, 23 June, 2016

    Thanks Ginny, will do!

  15. Dawn B, 22 June, 2016

    My kids also watched Beauty and the Beast when they were little (and they were all boys!). I even watched it a time or two during nap time on my own. :-) I’m also interested in a tutorial if you decide to do one. I’m sure it will be chock full of all kinds of tips and tricks valuable for any project!

  16. Cindy Lietz, 23 June, 2016

    Yeah this movie is just as entertaining for boys as it is girls… I think anyway. I am looking forward to how they will recreate this in live action. Looks like they spared no expense. Just those chandeliers in the beginning scene of the trailer are stunning enough! I am positive that I will have many other minis to sculpt after I have seen more of this movie. Thank you for your interest in a tutorial. I’ll seriously consider it!

  17. Dawn B, 23 June, 2016

    Oh! Mrs. Potts, Chip and Lumiere!

  18. Cindy Lietz, 24 June, 2016

    I am sooo curious as to how they are going to do those characters. Will they look real with faces embedded in them? Or will they look like some sort of animated character with realistic finishes? The trailer didn’t allude to how they would look.

  19. Patt W, 24 June, 2016

    WOW~what a challenge! Such patience. Your rose is adorable ! You showed, again, what a wonderful teacher you are..

    At tute would be greatl -the hard core makers and the beginners would love this kind of challenge!! Bring it on………..

  20. Cindy Lietz, 24 June, 2016

    Thanks for the vote of confidence Patt! We’ll see what we can do!

  21. Kenna G, 01 August, 2016

    Hello! I am wondering where you got the vase/ base from I think I missed it in your YouTube video if you said it. Thank you.

  22. Cindy Lietz, 01 August, 2016

    Hi Kenna, I got those little bell jars at Michaels. They are made by Tim Holtz and they are called Decorative Domes. Hope that helps!

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