Sunday, January 19, 2014

About That Pink Jewelry Box

 This vintage pink jewelry box was in my last junking post here.  I loved the very tarnished mirror in the lid and knew I could do something with it.  I turned it up on edge, starting pulling stuff out of my stash and used it as a shadow box, of sorts.
 A test tube turned on end and filled with old pearly buttons.  The black jet button and gold metal button were both missing the shanks which made them perfect as cabochons. I glued the black one on top of a small Dresden medallion.  Two vintage perfume bottles altered and filled with glitter for sparkle and a little Christmas angel because angels aren't just for Christmas.
 I "fussy cut" a flower from scrapbook paper.  Thank you, Maureen, for that term!  The flower dew-drop in the spoon is a tiny glass cabochon.  The face is stamped with Staz-On.
 Is she not Majestic?  The light on her forehead is not camera glare from my camera.  It is the way the original photograph looks.  Her frame was cut from a Christmas card.  A lone pink button in the tube to signify something deeper than I can think.
 Words cut from a book page that have been sitting here on my desk for ages, just waiting for the right moment.
And the closed box.  Yes, the box still closes as it was found.  This will be headed over to my Etsy when I stop procrastinating on listing things.

17 comments:

oldgreymare said...

well aren't you having fun... You have started off the year like gangbusters. I'm still loping along :D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a surprise when it's opened. You did a beautiful job of it and thought of every detail. Enjoy your day my friend!

Annette said...

You are an inspiration. Such a simple box turned into a magical surprise. That picture is wonderful. She does look majestic!

Art and Sand said...

OH, so much fun.

You have such creative ideas to alter things.

Annette said...

This is just beautiful! Every detail is perfect and perfectly placed. I'm sitting here as if mesmerized!
Well done, Kathy!!

Maureen said...

Awesome Kathy! Wow, what a great idea... It is so lovely with all the tiny treasures... I LOVE it! Oh, and you're welcome dear friend! ;). Your fussy cut is wonderful!

Blessed Serendipity said...

How cute is this! I don't know how you have the time to do all you do. Well done! I love this.

xo Danielle

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You are so darn creative! I love how you filled up every inch of this jewelry box. Amazing detail!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

This is so cute and creative!!! Love the pretty details! xo Holly

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Looks like a simple box..but what magic inside. Well done!

Gail Thayer said...

That's a beauty for sure! Well done, what treasures inside your box......

Terri said...

All that wonderfulness in the little pink box! Wow! I love your creative thinking here. You picked a great theme and created such a scene of elegance. I love your sentiment too...."as if mesmerized".
Hugs,
Terri

The Junque Seeker said...

This is wonderful! Love your combination of items and always love the quotes or phrases you use.

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and creative! Happy Monday! xo Heather

must love junk said...

So creative and pretty! :)
Susan

Beth said...
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Beth said...

Hi Kathy, Love your blog, love your altered book, fabric book, apothecary cabinet - you are SO creative!