Saturday 16 May 2009

Altered Tin

Sally the girl at Craftology who does the jewellery classes asked me if I'd alter a tin for her to keep her glass beads in.She makes the beads herself and they are gorgeous as well as her jewellery pieces.In return she told me I could choose some beads and she made them up into a necklace for me with some crystals and pearls.
The box I painted with turquoise acrylic paint and covered with the beautiful BoBunny Alyssa
papers.Sally likes birds,so I stamped some from Personal Impressions and coloured with Copics and added one on each side.On the lid I added a cuttlebug embossed oval cut with my nesties.I coloured a Gorjuss girl with my Copics and mounted her on top.The letters are American Craft Thickers painted in turquoise and stickled.I wish I'd left them without the bling now.I gave it a couple of coats of mod podge and added the flowers and butterfly.

This is the gorgeous necklace Sally made for me.I think I got the best deal.

And a close up of her gorgeous glass beads.

I had hoped to try and do another challenge but haven't had time.I had to help my friend finish her wedding invites,alter this tin and finish the LO for my class on Monday.All are finished now so hopefully can get a card made.

Cass xxx


  1. I love the tin. I would hate to have given it away! Susan xxxx

  2. Wow!!!...This altered tin is Absolutley Beautiful!!...and the necklace she made for you is Gorgeous!!...Hugs, Ila

  3. wow have made a wonderful job at altering the the papers and oh how gorgeous is the necklace she made for you....enjoy the rest of your weekend
    Hugs Kath xxxxxx

  4. I love the tin and the necklace.
    You'll look very glam in it.

    Sandra xxx

  5. wowww Cass,what a beautiful box and creation.

    Zo Mooi....
    Hugs Riet.x

  6. OOOOOH I want this oooh its gorgeous, oooh Imayhave to try and make one, he he its beautiful cass and you deserve loads of awards cos your a brilliant crafter and a lovely lass and from upnorth too lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. your altered tin looks fab Cass, gorgeous colour

  8. Cass your altered tin is just beautiful!
    Love your pretty colours and such gorgeous detail!
    Love your images and I know your friend will adore it. How gorgeous is that jewellery lucky you!
    kim x

  9. Wow Cass, this is absolutely gorgeous, I would want to keep it :o) Still you did get that beautiful necklace in return :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. Wow these are gorgeous xxxx
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  11. Wow Cass - I think you are both very lucky girlies! Your tin is just beautiful and is the prettiest thing ever for keeping beads in. The necklace is just stunning, I reckon you need to get yourself on a night out now so you can show it off, lol! xx

  12. Stunning creation Cass, oh love it.

  13. Oh Cass, the altered tin is so beautiful, it'll be a pleasure for your friend to keep her beads in it, bet she absolutely loved it. The necklace she made you is gorgeous and the beads she made are wonderful, love the colours and design, you'll love wearing it. Chris xx

  14. I love your altered tin Cass, the colours are gorgeous. And how lucky are you to have been given that stunning necklace, Sally certainly is one talented jewellery maker. xx vicki xx