Peculiar Pals handmade miniatures

Cambridge, England · 279 Sales


Peculiar Pals handmade miniatures

Cambridge, England 279 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner Our shop is taking a short break and will be open again on Monday the 25th of June.

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Last updated on 18 Jun, 2018

Our shop is taking a short break and will be open again on Monday the 25th of June.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

theworm71 on 05 Apr, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Another gorgeous Big Foot pug model, perfectly made. Well packed and fast dispatch. Many thanks! 😊


theworm71 on 05 Apr, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous pug candle holder. Great for birthdays. Well packed and fast dispatch. Many thanks! 😊

karen holmes

karen holmes on 01 Mar, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful little Guinea-pig, amazing details,arrived very quickly. Excellent service. Thank you.

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Handmade Miniature models of Dogs, Cats and other Animals

Peculiar Pals came about in 2005

After completing a two year pottery course I decided to try my hand at miniature models using Polymer Clay.

Since that time I have gone on to make several thousand unique pieces that now reside in over a dozen countries.

My inspiration for those first models was our beautiful Miniature Bull Terrier, Badger ♥ Sadly we lost our little boy on the 4th July 2013, age 13 years, 7 months and 1 day old. His passing has left a huge hole in our lives and our hearts. In March 2014 Teddy joined our family, he is Badger's Great Great Nephew ♥

I can work from actual photos, crafting a tiny replica of your beloved pet. I can also make most accessories such as baskets, blankets and favourite toys.

I can also offer solid wood plinths that are hand waxed and can be inscribed with a personal message or the name of your pet, making the item even more personal.

Not forgetting our range of cards and gift tags too.

I have been included in several articles, two in the online Magazine for Dogs, 'Wagging World'

and more recently, one of my Pug commission pieces was used in a Pug article for the popular magazine, 'Dogs Today'

Peculiar Pals ♥

Shop members

  • Suzanne

    Owner, Artist

    I make miniature models of dogs, cats & other animals ♥ Each one lovingly crafted by hand without the use of moulds, so each piece is totally unique. If you would like a keepsake in the image of your pet, please contact me for details of the process.

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More information

Last updated on 09 Apr, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Commission pieces

I have a limited number of spaces available each year for my larger commission pieces. I have a 2-3 month waiting list at any one time, so if you are interested in a commission piece please get in touch, then I can give you a more accurate timescale. I require a 25% deposit in order to reserve your place on my commission list, once you are ready to book I will list a custom order for this deposit. The balance is due on completion of your order.

Custom and personalised orders

My standard Wedding Cake Toppers have customisable features, such as the colour of the base, the bow tie and the bouquet, additional items can be added such as a Top Hat or a cushion with two rings. If you are interested in ordering please feel free to contact me first to discuss your requirements. Alternatively if you are happy with the design in the listing then please feel free to complete the purchase, detailing your colour and inscription requirements in the 'notes' section during checkout.

Sizing details

My larger commission pieces from photos are approximately 13cm when seated, a model in a lying position would be between 14-17cm in length.

My Cake Toppers are approximately 10cm tall however, I can adjust this height if necessary.

Care instructions

My models are made of non-toxic polymer clay, I do not use paints, I mix each individual colour by hand. Polymer clay once baked is waterproof, and can if necessary be gently washed by hand using for example hand soap or a natural washing up liquid. Although ideally I would suggest just a light dust with an anti-static duster. If you are purchasing one of my Cake Toppers, it is perfectly safe to place your figurine directly onto your cake with no fear of damage to either your model or your cake. Alternatively you could place a small foil covered cake disc between the two.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders (except my larger commission pieces) are packaged in tissue paper and a hand stamped 'Peculiar Pals' box. This box is then packaged in bubble wrap and placed into another box ready for posting. So if you are buying the models as a present they will arrive in perfect condition in their own little gift box.

Due to the variation in size and pose, my commission pieces are packaged in lots and lots of bubble wrap before being placed into their mailing box. My models have been posted Worldwide with no casualties, so please rest assured if you are buying from outside the UK your order will arrive in pristine condition.

Shipping Times

In stock items are shipped within 1 business day.

For custom orders or commission pieces from photos please refer to the listing or you can message me here on etsy for a more accurate timescale.