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MissHilary
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« on: May 31, 2006 06:51:06 PM »

Helo there!
For my art class at school, the culminating task this semester is to make a chess set.  Not an entire chess set, actually, but one of each of the pieces.  1 Pawn, 1 Rook, 1 Knight, 1 Bishop, 1 Queen, and of course 1 King.  I thought that it would be interesting if I used Garden gnomes for my chess set and did custom paint and fabric additions onto them.  BUT the problem is that I do not know where I can get some unpainted gnomes, I was thinking maybe Micheal`s?  Maybe? Here is the style of gnome that I am looking for (get a load of the price!!!)http://www.kimmelgnomes.com/ 
PLEASE if anyone has any suggestions (I already checked ebay) then please do not hesitate to post them!
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2006 06:53:39 PM »

This type is closer: http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/kimmelgnomes_1895_659175
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2006 06:57:01 PM »

exactly what size of gnomes are you interested in? if you want little tiny ones, maybe a dollar store might have some? or a home-depot type store? i have no idea where you would find a bunch of relatively inexpensive gnomes, but your idea is awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2006 07:17:17 PM »

have you entertained the thought of creating your own out of fimo or clay? They would be less expensive and you could make it the right size, etc. I love gnomes! There is a great book called, Gnomes that I checked out from the library and it looked like David the Gnome was based off of it. It would be good research material.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006 10:40:25 AM »

If you want to make the gnomes for your chess pieces from polymer clay, here are a few pages that should help:


http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/kids_beginners.htm
(...click on Games, then scroll down few screenfuls to Chess & Checkers...)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm
(esp. the subcategory on Older Faces...)

Gnomes are fairly similar to some elves, trolls, ogres, leprechauns, and just older figures, etc., though, so these might be of interest too:

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Halloween_etc.htm
(...click on St. Patrick's Day for elves, etc.)

http://www.sculpey.com/Projects/projects_WoodenEggSanta.htm
http://www.pcpolyzine.com/may2001/troll.html
M.Reids hobbies gnomes (these are kinda thin, though!)
http://members.aol.com/polyopoly/gnomes.htm
Kevin's heavily sculpted faces of elves, gnomes, and other creatures:
http://www.kevinbuntin.com/index.html (look all around)


Have fun!



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