A few years back I bought Sally Jean's book 'Pretty Little Things' and was really blown away by her work. I took a few soldering classes, made some charms and bottles but soon my soldering iron back ended up back in the garage. I just wasn't happy with the look I was getting.
JoAnnA's workshop inspired me to dust off the 'ol iron and get busy with some new bottles. She has some really cool ideas for adding patina and texture to the pieces and I'm thrilled with the results. I'm working on three more and will add them to my booth next week.
I used an antique picture printed on linen underneath burlap and laced it up with an old worn shoelace. Snippets of lace, buttons, a vintage french perfume bottle, and beeswax were used to embellish this old brown medicine bottle. Black and copper patina add texture to the solder.
This old whiskey bottle is wrapped in rusty mesh and adorned with lace, buttons, a key and if you look very closely...an old photo layered under a watch face. I think I'll call this one 'Time in a bottle'!