Friday, October 29, 2010

My sort of attempt


I am in such a Christmasy crafting mood lately.
So I came up with this in my studio/craft room.
I decided that this would be my submission for the
the DECK THE HALLS Friday over at Tinsel and company.
I have admired so much the work of Jen
at j nichelle holiday that I really wanted
to try and somewhat attempt making a
Christmasy shaker box, covered in Mica
Flakes and Glitter to resemble hers.


The big difference in hers and mine, is that she uses
pure vintage. My figurine is a thrift shop find, and
is not vintage, just a look alike, and I might have
paid .75 for it. Jen's are all authentic vintage figurines.
Now the larger ornaments on the
bottle brush tree, are in fact blown glass, but I
don't think they are vintage, However I did use
some real mercury glass beads, along with the
old holly leaves sent to me by Jen herself. The
shaker box is from a craft store. The trim was
saved from a Christmas package back a few years
ago, and the "merry Christmas" and other musical
plastic instruments were purchased off of Etsy.
The mini silver glitter bells were from Walmart,
and I glued a mercury bead inside each one.
There also is some other vintage tinsel also
from Jen mixed in the tree.  Not to worry my 
friend Jen,  I will be making these for
my pleasure only.  I got a how glue burn from 
this little baby and the mica flakes make me itch!  ha

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8 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Fantastic job!! I have always wanted to try to make one of these and now I just may try it myself!! Any pointers???

Hugs,
Debbie

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

You did a great job ... they look beautiful !

Natasha said...

I think your piece looks brilliant! I would never be able to make something like this-great job!

Best wishes and happy weekend,
Natasha.

Zondra Art said...

beautiful job, I lake it!

Nice and happy weekend.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
Thank you SO much for stopping by and saying hello, and for signing up to follow. I am now your newest follower as well. I have read through your blog a little back. Oh my are you ever a busy gal. I love the little Christmas pillow that you made, using the doilies is so cute and I love the little metal tag additions as well.

Your owl project is precious. I love the little stuffed one. That is so darn cute. I have a couple of patterns I wanted to get to, but didn't make it as of yet. I thought maybe I would try them with a Christmas theme. So cute though and thank you for sharing.

Now this little shaker box project is out of this world. I absolutely love it. From the little carolers at the base to the bells spread across the tress. Even the snowflake topping is exceptional. You have done a beautiful and exquisite piece to keep for many years to come. I love the little candy cane stripes around the two bottom layers and the little leaves with the harp were the element of surprise. Just precious sweetie. Just precious.

I was so tickled to hear that there is a book called pinkalicious, and I will be checking into that for a copy. DH and I have lived in Phoenix now for 26 years. It is our home for good, as I have no desire to move at all. I love the Winters, if you can survive the Summers. This one was a hot one.

Have a beautiful weekend sweetie, and I am so thrilled to meet you. I will be back soon. Your blog home is beautiful, as are you. From one Grammy to another, many hugs and much love, Sherry

JoAnne said...

It turned out beautiful!!!!! Happy to see you added to the Thimbleprims ornament swap!

Incipient Wings said...

wow this is so cute!

Wendy said...

What an awesome job you have done. I am so inspired I might try and make one of these myself as Christmas is my favorite holiday.

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