Handmade fingernail sculpting tools in SIX sizes! This unique tool is designed to make sculpting fingernails on miniature size dolls/figures an absolute breeze. After only a minute or two of practice, you'll be making detailed dolly fingernails with ease! Other uses for this tool include fish scales - perfect for mermaids and other aquatic denizens.
To use: just form the finger to desired length and girth and press the chosen size tool groove down into the clay. With gentle pressure, push the tool laterally into the finger (as if you're pushing your cuticles back), and then slide the tool off the end of the finger in a straight motion. The tool will leave a rounded cuticle base and a nicely detailed fingernail shape.
This tool is offered in six sizes, color coded to the size. White is the largest, and is ideal for larger hands in 1:12 scale. Yellow is the middle and most commonly used size, ideal for the average 1:12 scale female figure. Black is the smallest size, designed for 1:24 scale sculpting.
Please select your tool size from the drop down list; refer to the pictures for size/scale. A full set of six is offered at a discount of 10% off the price if purchased separately.
This tool is designed for sculptors and artists, and is not intended as a toy. Be aware that because this tool is a sharp pointy object, proper safety precautions are advised.
Standard shipping is via USPS Priority Mail with tracking and insurance. Insurance is mandatory; I cannot and will not be held responsible for an item lost or damaged during shipment.
If you wish me to ship via another method, please contact me for a quote.
I will combine multiple items in one shipment if it is feasible to do so and if it will not increase the risk of item breakage during shipment.
Each item is well packaged to best protect your item's safe arrival.
Shipping will generally be done within 3 days after confirmed receipt of payment. Orders received on Friday will be shipped the following week.
Non-US buyers: International shipping can occasionally take up to 5 weeks, depending on shipping method and destination. Any customs duties and/or other import fees are your responsibility. As far as I know, none of my items are considered 'restricted items' but it is up to you to determine that, and compliance with your local law(s) is your responsibility.
Payment must be made at the time of purchase. Paypal or Direct Checkout is preferred. If you wish to pay by check or money order, contact me in advance. Orders paid via check or money order will ship only after payment has cleared.
All prices are listed in US Dollars (USD)
Sales taxes of 7% will be added automatically to all sales shipped to a New Jersey address (sorry folks, but it's the law!).
Layaway for up to 60 days may be arranged: 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of purchase. The remaining 50% balance plus shipping is due within the next 60 days. Please contact me BEFORE purchasing to arrange for Layaway. Layaway will not be granted after the fact.
Returns & exchanges
All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.
Please keep in mind that though I try to capture items accurately, color appearance may appear different than actual due to flash or exposure, and colors will vary greatly between computer monitors. If you have questions, please email me for additional photos or information.
Custom orders/commission sculpture work is welcome! Keep in mind that I can make an item similar to something I've made before, but since each of my figures is completely handmade, no two sculptures are ever completely alike.
Custom painted mantel orders are also welcome, just message me with the details including which mantel style you're interested in commissioning. As with figures, keep in mind that I can make a similar faux-finish to something I've done before, but as with anything handmade, it will be unique.
Custom flickering fires and log grate orders are also welcome. Message me with details about what you're interested in commissioning. As with my other hand made items, variability is inherent and each item is a one-of-a-kind.
* Custom orders require a 50% non-refundable deposit, and balance (plus shipping/handling cost) is due before shipment of your custom item.
Please respect my work. I reserve the rights to my work and the photos posted here, and they may not be used without my consent. Thank you.