Sunday, December 13, 2009

MMM: Hang in There


"Capturing Paris"
Mason Jar: 3 1/2' diameter



This week's Mixed Media Monday theme, "Hang in There," challenged us to create something that hangs. When my husband brought home a few mason jars the other day (even he is starting to collect junk - or, collectibles - for me), I decided to do a variation of some glass urns that I have done in the past.

I used an image of the Eiffel Tower backed with vintage french text and placed (with E600) on the bottom of a mason jar. I then filled the bottom with glass beads and glass glitter and addressed the inside back with several Swarovski crystals. The top was assembled using more of the vintage text, acrylic around the sides, a feather and a charcoal Swarovski button in the center. The jar hangs with wire which was wrapped around the top and then again around itself to create the handle. The details on the side are more Swarovski, this time in the form of beads. I imagine it hanging outside somewhere, sparkling it's little heart out . . .

The original urns (featuring our wedding and Kendra's first day at the beach) are below:

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19 comments:

peggy gatto said...

Just delightful!!!

Diane said...

Beautiful art, Kristin! The originals are wonderful too! Diane

Diana Evans said...

oh wow wow wow...or shall I say oh la la !!! this is so clever and unique Kristin!! and I love love love Paris!!!! wonderful work!!!

Sandy said...

Wow this is amazing.
Wonderful idea and work. Stunning.

Carol said...

Fun!

johanna said...

beautiful idea, kristin!

Hermine said...

They are gorgeous!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Great idea...so delightful.It's really fabulous.Love it.

Silvia said...

How fantastic.

NANCY LEFKO said...

just adorable !! so very pretty.

indybev said...

What unique and creative art! Thank you for sharing.

Marleen said...

This is fantastic, such a great idea and so creative, my compliments Kristin!!

Kris Dickinson said...

Super creative! I love this!

Beth said...

Wonderful idea and adorable!

Di said...

WOW! Such a creative take on this theme!

Janny said...

So lovely!

Oxana said...

WOW! so cool!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I have been enjoying your artwork, Kristin...so many wonderful pieces, all beautifully created. I came over because of Mixed Media Monday and here I am viewing your hangers! I have joined your followers list so I will return as often as I can. I invite you to join me at my followers list as well. Wishing you a wonderful 2010. Hugs, Gayle (Canada)

Deborah said...

These are wonderful. You did a great job on them.