If you are looking to buy a Made-To-Order toy and are unfamiliar with the pouring methods and pigments used in handmade silicone toys, here are some tips and useful information when choosing from the various options.
Under the gallery of images on each Made-To-Order toy page, there is a table of dimensions for both the metric and imperial measurements of each size level of the toy.
There is more information on choosing a softness level in the FAQs section here.
- SIGNATURE: This style is unique to each toy design. The colours will be placed in position as shown in the 'signature' image for each toy. Refer to the product description to clarify where each colour option is placed in the pour. Where the signature pour for a toy contains two colours and not three, select any colour as the third colour choice since it will be dismissed.
- MARBLE FADE: Three colours are poured from the same container, so there will be some light blending between them but contrast is mainly maintained. Colour one is the top colour, colour two is in the middle and colour three is at the bottom.
- MARBLE SPIRAL: Three colours are poured from the same container (slightly differently to the marble fade), so there will be some light blending between them but contrast is somewhat maintained. Colour one and two are the dominant colours, and colour three is an accent colour interwoven between the other two. The mould is turned whilst pouring to create a spiral effect.
- RIBBONS: Three colours are kept divided as they pour, so there is a sharper contrast between them and they fold together in random 'ribbon' patterns. Equal amounts of the three colours are poured, and the weaving of the colours is beautifully unpredictable.
- FLAT COLOURS: These are a liquid pigment which forms a solid colour, and they are usually fairly opaque so are good for strong contrast.
- MICA PEARL: These are cosmetic-grade shimmery powders which tend to look metallic, and each powder is made up of different colours which creates swirls and depth. They usually do not create as strong a contrast as flat colours, though sometimes it may be deemed necessary to back up a mica colour with an appropriate shade of flat colour to make it "pop" (such as yellow behind mica gold).
- UV COLOURS: As the name suggests, these colour react to UV light, though the strength of reaction varies from colour to colour, with blue and purple reacting the weakest. They are somewhat translucent on their own. As a result, sometimes it may be necessary to back them up with a little white liquid pigment, or a matching mica powder to maintain contrast in a particular pour.