In The Alchemy of Objects workshop, our design challenge for this past week was related to texture and sparkle. As you are most likely aware, I love sparkle!
I knew that I wanted to incorporate my pocket Saint Mary into this week's challenge. I had long been contemplating using small, vintage glass bottles to display pocket saints in my jewelry designs. I had come across pictures of hinged bottles used in jewelry, which are a similar concept. However, the bottles as I have fashioned them do not open.
I cut the glass bottle, positioning Mary and some text inside. I then solder the bottle back together again.
This design needs a little tweaking, but my hope is to perfect it and then offer a series of them in my Graceful Leigh shop.