Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tin Coverings

Happy almost New Year!!! It is so hard to believe that another year has come and gone. It seems the older we get, the quicker the time flies. Guess that's life. :-)

I'VE GONE ALTOID CRAZY!!! Yup, I really enjoy covering these tins. The picture is of come I have completed so far. I also have a lot of gum tins tht I want to do as well. I picture these as boxes to put cotton in and give my jewelry in when I am giving gifts. The larger tin at the top is a tin that my husband got a Christmas gift in this year. It made a perfect tin for covering. And I even added feet to it. LOL I can see a future overrun with Altoid covered boxes. They sre make for nice storage and gift boxes.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Where has the year gone?

My goodness, it is amazing to me how fast 2007 has gone. Here it is the day after Christmas and I have no idea where it all went. I hope everyone had a marvelous time. We sure did. We spent it with my oldest son and his beautiful family in South Carolina. The weather was beautiful and our little granddaughter made it such a pleasurable holiday.

I wanted to share what I have been working on. It is merely a sample, but I like how it came out. Basically I started with a polymer clay cabochon made with white Femo Classic and added some gold leaf. I couldn't waste the remainder of the clay so I made some earrings to match and had some heart shaped Altoid tins, so covered one with the remaining clay. when all done, I wire wrapped the cabochon and made earrings to match out of the four beads I made. To make it a set I put a heart shaped piece of cotton fill in the tin which the earrings fit into nicely. I rather like how it came out. My niece is getting married in a few months and her colors are white and titanium and she has asked for bridesmaids gifts so I am thinking about trying this again only with silver leaf and silver wire. I think this would make a nice gift for her girls. I will have to let her make the final decision though.

I have also been busy covering other Altoid standard tins and whatever else I can get my hands on, between learning how to sculpt. I want so much to make some lifelike figures like fairies and mermaids. It is frustrating, but I am one determined lady. LOLOL

I hope everyone has an awesome New Year celebration. Comments on this project would be wonderfully appreciated.