Sunday, 8 November 2009

Grunge jewellery & jewellery using perfume sample phials

I made the above pieces in September for Stempelmekka as we decided to use this idea of Caz's as one of our demos. The grunge is first painted with dabbers, acrylic paint or gesso then roughly over painted with a contrasting colour. (Some of the grunge board was embossed). They were then stamped with Stazon and sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer or rubbed with Perfect Pearls.

Today I made the items below from old perfume sample mini glass tubes, an idea I've wanted to play with for ages. They are filled with many different tiny treasures and were great fun to make. They could be used as pendants, keyrings, phone or handbag charms.
1st one (with the coin) contains a rolled up stamped image of a face and glitter.
2nd and 3rd ones contain layers of different coloured accent beads and glitter.
4th has tiny computer board bits and clear accent beads inside.
5th contains gold leaf and alcohol ink.
For the tops I used the Meltpot, adding a bead and wire loop, sealed in with UTEE.

I should have emptied the phials earlier and left them to air as now there is a pervading pong of a mix of perfumes I just do not like.


Cath Wilson said...

Looks fabulous, Jo. Love the mini glass tubes :)

Great to see you blogging!

Craftgirl said...

Gorgeous Jo, must get on with mine. LOL

Chris said...

These are fab, Jo. Love the little bottles and the grungeboard jewellery is stunning.

Thanks for leaving your blog link on KC! :o)