Miniature Masonry began as DIY stone masonry kits, every step representative of the real thing. After some time it was realized that the kits were simply too difficult to do. There was immense interest in the finished product, especially the veneer picture frame. Looney decided to complete the projects himself and sell them. Looney quickly decided it was taking too long and instead of using several small rocks, one large stone. Members of his church group told him to sell the frames at the farmer's market, and after that the company has continued to grow and expand it's product line.