Friday, February 20, 2009

FINALLY

Talk about the project that wouldn't end.
This right here is a Christmas present.



I am not even kidding you.

But I do have enough sense to be embarrassed about admitting it!

There's a perfectly reasonable (and totally long and boring) explanation as to why I just now finished it, but the key word is "finished" !! Weeee!!!

In fact it took me so long that I made a bracelet to go with it as "interest."



The reason for the post though, is the wrapping! I've seen several crafty and creative ladies taking ugly tins and making them into something really fun. If you've ever posted something like that, thanks for the idea!

I took a (sadly) empty can of Pirouette, spray-painted it black (after sanding it!) and do you recognize the flower? It was one of my leftovers from my vase project in the post below. It was a perfect embellishment (and also hid a square sticker mark that wouldn't sand off *wink*). I framed the image with polka-dot ribbon, bejewelled and monogrammed the lid and crafted a gift tag and hung it from the same ribbon as frames the image. I then lined the interior of the can with tissue paper and coiled the scarf in there - it fits perfectly! The bracelet sits atop it all. Easy and unique. Love it!



How tricky am I to get both the before and the after in the same photo? Oh so tricky!
(sadly the other one is also empty)
















When I was photographing the scarf and bracelet it was dim and drizzling rain so I decided to take the photos on the front porch so I could get some light. When I was finished with the shots I turned around and was greeted by a rainbow. How lovely!






And to top it all my inspiration returned! I was complaining about losing it when B was in her funk. Ronnie got in on that with this post.



Well I don't know if I should call it inspiration or insanity. I made all of these in one night.





They are almost ready to go in the etsy shop! Whew. Once I recover that is...

33 comments:

Reeni♥ said...

You've been busy!! What beautiful earrings! I love what you did with that can. I had to come over from SITS and say congrats for being saucy this week with me!

{Katie Lane} said...

I love that cookie tin!

Heather said...

What beautiful jewelry! I started making jewelry this summer. Do you have any books that you would recommend to someone who is somewhat new or even a good beading magazine?

B said...

I love that wrapping job. What a brilliant idea. Of which I will steal and claim to be all my brilliantness pouring forth. No worries, not a soul will believe me.

That bracelet is hot too, did you need my mailing address? ;)

Audrey said...

The tin is amazing. Would love to be able to do that...

Lori said...

I love the cookie tin! It has so many future uses. The earrings are very pretty too.

Have a great weekend!

San said...

Oh, gorgeous!!! U are very talented to spot the potential beauty in things! :)

Kristy said...

Good Morning SITSta! Just wanted to leave you some comment love! Congrats on being featured on SITS this past week!

Laura said...

love your ideas!!!!

just stoppin in and saying hi!!

Jen said...

Don't worry I've been knitting a baby blanket for a baby that is now 8 months old and I started well before he was born!!!

I am here from SITS!!

jen

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

What a pretty bracelet, but, um...er...what was the red thing at the beginning? Arm warmers?

Congrats on being saucy this week, SITS

Lanie said...

New SITSta here, just wanted to say I LOVE your blog!

Kristin said...

This is my first visit to your blog. You make so gorgeous stuff. Very talented.

Julie said...

Love your jewelry...it's all so pretty :)

Kim aka Daisigirl said...

Those are really pretty! It looks like you used some fresh water pearls?. I just love those! I will look for them on Etsy.

RandomWonders said...

So creative! I love the tin what a great idea! Visiting from SITs :-)

Sandra said...

Great idea! I threw one of these cans away the other day after wondering if I could do something with it. I was afraid it would just turn into more clutter if I kept it.

jules1219 said...

those earrings! Beautiful!

Mother of Multiples said...

You are so creative and so talented. I found you via SITS....

Kathleen said...

Congrats on being SAUCY this week!

Love the transformation on the can, and what a beautiful bracelet & scarf. As the saying goes, better late than never, right? :o) And beautiful earings...

Megan said...

Fun stuff!! =D

Visiting from SITS, a bit late, but wanted to say congrats on being Saucy! =D

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Today is a very big day in the Where’s Wenda? Contest. I am visiting all of the SITS followers. Can I do it? There are around 1000 followers. Oh my! Better grab my cup of coffee and get on my way. Be sure to visit Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha and Three Bay B Chicks as part of your contest entry.

-Wenda

Bride Sophisticate said...

Popping over from SITS to congratulate you on being Saucy!!

Brenda said...

Oh I am SUPER impressed by your container!! Of course, it's a pity you have to eat what's inside before you use it! :)

Gibby said...

Wow, you are so creative! Your jewelry is beautiful. Came over from SITs to say hello!

MindyLew said...

Love the can idea - so gorgeous!! Stopping by from SITS - Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!!

Heather said...

We have an ugly popcorn tin that I holds our cat food. I've toying with the idea of painting it. I think I'll get to it this weekend, thanks for the inspiration!!

Love the earrings!

Lalapoo said...

Visiting from SITS..Gosh I love the earings, I need to check out your etsy shop! I am an earings fanatic since I recently cut my hair superduper short..

Ronnica said...

You make some really cute stuff! And that's a beautiful rainbow! (though I guess you can't actually take credit for that one!)

Arlette said...

what a great talent and what you did with the cookie can...
very nice earning and jewerly...
Congratulation!!!

Fiauna said...

Oh my word. You are one of those people that I can't be. I am in awe.

Erin @ Furry Murray said...

Wow, making a gift box out a Pirouette container. I wish I was that crafty! Mmm...now I want some vanilla pirouettes.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow!!! Way to go. I love it all! And thanks for the great idea with packaging! : )