Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Altered Bottle

I'm happy to post another finished project from my collection of "things I started but didn't finish".

Take an empty bottle from the trash and start the transformation. I started by soldering bands on the bottle to add a little interest. Added an old crocheted heart and an old tool handle for the stopper.

I attached beads, charms, lockets, a key and a small bell to jump rings that were soldered at the neck of the bottle.

On the back of the bottle I adhered an old postcard using beeswax as a sealer.

I like being able to see the writing on the postcard through the bottle. I placed a few beads and shredded book pages in the bottle as well as a filigree dohickey suspended by beads from the wooden stopper.

No bottle is safe from me now. I had put this one aside to make about 20 or so bottles for a witches' apothecary that I had displayed in my kitchen for Halloween. You don't get to see those until next October!!


QueenBe said...

Beautiful!! I also love altered bottles. Can't wait to see your witches apothecary!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Ha! I've already seen it:) But it was worth seeing! Love your lastest alteration -- especially the dohickey!

Artfully Musing said...

What a fabulous job you have done!

Robin said...

I've seen them all and they are all gorgeous....but this one was my favorite!


ScrappyPam said...

I liked it unfinished, too! It's a beauty!!

Carol Mae said...

I love your altered bottle, all the right elements. And thanks for the nice comment on my Fabric book. Very much appreciated. Have a great day. Hugs, Carol Mae

Lori said...

Wow, this is so cool Sarah! I love all the details, it's just amazing!

Lynn Stevens said...

Well this will teach me to come check your blog more often!
Awesome altered bottle Sarah. Your such a tease making us wait till Oct to see the rest! LOl
Hugs Lynn

Gaby Bee said...

Your altered bottle is absolutely stunning!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Plumrose Lane said...

Oh this is simply fabulous! I've always found decorative bottles to be so enchanting and captivating ~ it would be wonderful to have an entire shelf of them. Your work is just beautiful!

maj. said...

Just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

arttage said...

Love this bottle so inspiring! Can't wait to make some of my own in similar style! Sanna