Friday, September 3, 2010

Altered Bottles by Eileen Bellomo

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The miniature bottles lend themselves to many uses after being altered. Of course you can just do a collection for display purposes only, but I think their size makes them perfect for jewelry.

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Halloween Necklace or Garland

         

I covered the bottles with images from some of the new PID Halloween sheets. I made a loop from some jewelry wire and inserted it into the cork with a dab of glue, then attached each bottle to a length of ribbon, adding some additional Halloween ribbons.

If you don’t see yourself actually wearing this piece, it also makes a great garland to decorate your place for Halloween. Here are some close-ups of the bottles:

 

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This one has a fastener on the top and is meant to be a charm. Add it to a favorite bracelet or necklace:

 

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After decorating the outside, I filled the bottle with some orange glitter, and glued the purple button (with fastener already attached) to the cork.

Steampunk is a popular style these days, and any bottle can be transformed into this look by adding a few bits of the right hardware. The bottle containing watch parts is the focal point of this steampunk-inspired bracelet I made:

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The charms are covered with papers from PID sheet #783.

 

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I have one more altered bottle to show you.....maybe not technically Halloween or Steampunk related, but somehow, Alice’s adventures rival most Halloween stories, don’t you think? Besides, bottles played a big part in some of her scarier escapades.

 

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8 friends said:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

These are all FABULOUS, Eileen!!

Kerry said...

Fantastic Eileen! They really are a charm! Thanks for sharing.

Kath' said...

These are all lovely. You must of had so much fun making them. Gets me inspired to have some fun.
Kath'

Victoria said...

Love what you did with the bottles. I especially like AiW.

Dorothy said...

I love those bottles!!!
Fantastic!

Chrystal S said...

So much fun! What a great idea!!

Patzee said...

These teeny tiny bottles are amazing! I love the Alice in Wonderland--the tiny tag IS the key to adventures. Thanks for the inspiration!

Alicia said...

Eileen You NEVER cease to amaze me with your artistic abilities! These bottles are so COOL! *Hugs*