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!!

12 comments:

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!

Hugs,
Robin

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!
Gaby

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!
♥Sharon

maj. said...

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

arttage said...

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