This year's Christmas bauble finally finished. Thanks to the size of the LEDs, I was able to fit lights in the smallest of spaces! As part of the diorama, I wanted the female penguin to be asleep in front of the telly while the male penguin was hard at work cooking in the kitchen (definitely NOT what happens in our house!)
The house with clocks
All of these projects are quarter scale. The house is all done in SMD Chip LEDS. This orignal kit WAS NOT a lighted house I did it on my
Relax by the pool
Great use of a 1.8mm blue LED makes this pool seem to have ripples and depth. Thanks Kathi for this great picture!
Gingerbread houses on Christmas eve
This lovely Christmas display features 9 houses, each house is under 1 inch tall, the whole display cabinet is 7 inches tall. Each of the houses is lit with one of our Warm White Chip SMD LEDs . Thanks to Cynthia Howe Miniatures for this beautiful picture!
Heartwarming wooden kitchen
This great 1/4 scale kitchen features one our our 3 volt 1.8mm warm white LEDs in the light over the sink. This kitchen diorama roombox scene was created for the NAME (National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts) Day 2011 celebration.
Enchanting Japanese room
"An enchanting Japanese room, lit from behind by the light of the full moon. With tatami floor mats, shoji wall screens, and a view of a lantern illuminating a forest of tall trees outside, this box will reveal a natural harmony that typifies the best of Japanese aesthetics." Thanks Erik for this great picture. Lit with our 1.8mm LEDs. Find out more about Erik Goddard's work!
Evening by the sauna
"Evan Designs Light String at night time. Blue 3mm LED light in the spa. I am teaching this class in Cleveland [at the upcoming NAME convention]" Luci, Cascade Miniatures
Alluring hotel building
This is the hotel building I use as kits and furnishings display. There are 8 [warm white] LEDs on the left and 6 on the right. See Cascade Minatures great store: Cascade
Creapy halloween house
A halloween house lit with our warm white. Thank you to Carol Mittlesteadt True 2 Scale
Mouse between books
"Here is a photo of my "wee" project I used the FIRE LED's, put them inside a little parlour stove I built from a kit from the dollhouse store and then put some crinkled yellow, orange and red tissue paper in front of the little lights so you couldn't see them... The effect was too cute and I had a lot of ooohhh's and aaahhh's from family and friends. Yours kindredly, Shan"
The new string lights in use... "I put it up under the eves of the Antebellum house. Took it in the darkened room and shot pictures in the dark. This is in the dark. Very impressive. I can also see it as outdoor lighting for yards. The next view is from underneath to show where they were attached. I used 1/8"glue dots to hold each light. It was taken in a lightened room." Luci Hanson, Cascade Miniatures Luci is using our new String LED set!
Thanks to Paula for this picture of the "Night Before Christmas" bookends, lit with our 1.8mm warm white LEDs and with a tiny fire in the fireplace too. Thanks to Cascade Miniatures for the kit. See more of Paula's work: Paula Isaacs See Cascade Minatures great store: Cascade Minatures
"I bought a little lamp at an estate sale. It had once been an electrified lamp and had the broken parts of the old incandescent light in it. It also had the top globe broken off, and I thought I might be able to put an LED in it. It took some work removing the old parts, but I got them out. Then I had to ream out the wire hole so the LED wire would fit in it. I threaded the wires through the hole, hooked them to the battery pack and, oh wow, it is a lovely little piece (after a bit of repainting). You really set me on fire. I can make almost any little lamp into an LED. There is one little problem. It has to have a hole that can be made large enough to accomodate the two wires and the resistor." Julia
Haunted shop in the prairie
This creepy little shop is made even more eerie with the use of our "haunting" LED kit!
Great use of our fire kit in this 1:144 scale mini castle! "Attached are two pictures of the micro mini Castle Kari I'm using the lights I just bought from you with. Thought you might want to see it is 3 inches tall, 3-3/8 inches wide and 2-1/4 inches deep The base is 3-5/8 inches x 3-5/8 inches."
This is a 1/120 scale Southwest Style roombox. In terms of lighting, it used a combination of 3 volt lights with two N batteries so the fireplace did not flicker the room lights about 9 bulbs altogether: * 1.8mm cool whites in the ceiling and wall in the living room and showing on the patio side of the wall; * 1.8mm warm whites in the outside "patio" area ceiling with some yellow/orange glass paint put on some of the bulbs to simulate a sunset;
* flickering fireplace (our 3v fire kit) in the patio area
to Fran Sussman of Some Like it Small
Amazing Dutch baby house
I've had lot of fun lately working on small scale projects such as our three recent Dutch Baby Houses. I get a lot of emails from people who are just not certain that they would be able to work in such a small scale, and do not want to jump in on a project as large as a filled baby house. Madalyn's Dollhouse project was designed especially for you! If you are a small scaler, or if you have a child's room in 1/12 scale, this is a lovely project. Of course, it was specifically designed to coordinate with all of the pieces in Madalyn's Nursery. But I am also offering the doll house project as a stand alone class. Read more about this project, which features our LEDs in Cynthia Howe Miniatures
White and black tower shelf
The micro tower. It is barely 8 inches tall and lit with our 1.8mm warm white LEDs. Learn more about the Cascade Micro Tower.
Harry Potter's stone rooms
Great Harry Potter rooms! Lit with our 1.8mm warm white
Our 1.8mm 3volt warm white LEDs used in these beautiful room boxes.
Winter paradise on a frozen lake
Skating pond using our 3volt blue, green, and white LEDs to give the gentle illumination to the water. "Tucking it all in" in this photo we can see how the 3 volt coin cell holder and switch are tucked into the underside of the micromini (1:144 scale) skating pond. Thanks to Fran Sussman of Some Like it Small for the great skate pond picture!
Perfect evening with friends
Downstairs on the diner, a cool white 1.8mm LED is shaded by the lampshade. Thanks again Dorothy Lafferty for the picture.
Diner with apartment
Great Micromini scale Diner, picture generously shared by Dorothy Lafferty.
Black fire torches
Torches! For this project Tess Elliott uses a 1.8mm flashing yellow and flashing orange to make the torch look lively.
Ladybug's fabulous Baby House, lit with our 1.8mm warm white LED.
Peek inside French House
1:144 scale French House lit with our 1.8mm cool white LEDs, thanks to Pat Campbell for this great picture!
1:144 scale Bavarian House lit with our 1.8mm warm white LEDs, thanks to Pat Campbell for this great picture!
LED lights wiring
"Taped 3 sets of LED Lights onto the interior walls of castle buildings. Drilled 2 holes where buildings intersect, ran the 3 sets of LED lights wiring through 1 lower window to the outside wall and connected to the switch/battery wires. Fused switch to wall with super glue. Hid exterior wires by cutting a slit in the styrofoam mountain and pushing visable wires under. Minor paint touch-up. Cut a slot in the styrofoam mountain where I wanted the battery holder and pushed the holder into the styrofoam. Note: the final landscaping shrubs and trees will be placed to hide visible wire parts. " Thanks to Murray Elliot BreenSurf the Arts for these great pictures and write-up.
Installed the building main roof and turrets after verifying that all the interior LED Lights worked. Horray!
Living in a tree
Lovely tree stump house lit with 1.8mm warm white LEDs. Thanks to Gerry for the great picture!
"Portraying the streets of a London square in a bygone era, Christmas Past is full of details for the eye to peruse. The book store below, with its inviting chairs; the upstairs apartment, lit by the glow of a Christmas tree. The bakery/wine shop on the other side of the square, with fresh items seen through the windows"
lit in part with Evan Designs LEDs. Thanks Erik for this great picture. Find out more about Erik Goddard's work.
By the sea
Beach scene in a beach basket, using our Fire LED kit to make the fire on the sand.
A lovely bakery lit with our 3v 1.8mm warm white LED.
Jean Gibson's decorative gourd house lit with our 3V 1.8mm warm white LED.
By the fireplace
Thanks to Gayle of petworthminiatures for this great picture of our LEDs! In this picture of a 1/4 scale castle, a warm white lights the back hall while a torch (made from an orange solid and an orange flashing 1.8mm) lights the side hall. The main hall has a 3mm warm white and a 3mm fire kit in the fireplace.
Secret in a spooky tree
This lovely spooky tree uses our 1.8mm warm white behind an orange screen with spider and web on it. The screen gives the warm white the lovely orange glow. In this project, the 1.8mm warm white is running with a 9 volt snap/switch.