This challenge is the first of two challenges I will be posting today. Back on April 27th Michelle put out the call for participants in her Tiny Tin Challenge. The object of this challenge was simple, for a small fee you purchased two little tins and all you have to do is decorate one of the tins did not matter which one and you could decorate it any way you wanted.
Okay the rules sounded easy enough, uh yeah well, before the tins came I was thinking of all kinds of things I could do to decorate the tins, but when they arrived I went blank. So I set them aside and told myself I have plenty of time to decorate the tins. I will just work on other projects and think about this one for a while.
At one point I thought that I would glue a gemstone to the top and bead a bezel around the stone and lid, but I could not find a stone that fit the lids. I had ordered some seed beads and a shell inlaid pendant. When the package arrived I thought yeah this pendant will look good on the lid of the large tin, but then I thought what was I going to put with it, I can't just glue it to the lid and be on my way. What kind of a challenge is that?
I remembered that I had polymer clay. I looked in the bag of clay and found navy blue. Well really I thought that it was black until I took the wrapper off and saw it was navy blue instead. I rolled out the clay and cut a piece to put onto the lid and pressed the pendant down into the clay to make an indention, so after baking I would just glue the pendant onto the lid. Okay that took care of the lid now what about the rest of the tin. I covered the bottom portion of the tin with the clay and put both lid and bottom in the oven and baked the clay per the instructions on the clay wrapper. Oh I know what y'all are thinking about me using the oven to bake the clay, but it is all right I covered the tin so the fumes from the clay would not contaminate the oven.
OK the tin is baked and cool and I glued the pendant to the lid. Still it was just not good enough yet. What to do, what to do? I walked away from it for a day to think and work on other projects. It hit me the tin needed some bling! I had some clear AB flat backed 4mm crystals. I glued those around the rim of the lid and then I had some beaded ribbon I glued that around the lip of the lid added some Mod Podge for some shine.
While I was playing with the large tin I kept looking at the Mother's day card I got from my Mom. It had a light blue back ground and embossed flowers on it. I picked out a few of the flowers and drew circles around them and cut them out. I chose one of the flowers and glued it the the lid of the small tin. After a couple of hours I came back and I covered the flower with some Mod Podge. I let that dry then I added some resin. The next day I glued some light blue ribbon around the lip of the lid and the bottom of the tin.
I hope you like my tiny tins. Please go and see what the other participants did with their tiny tins.
- Michelle - Beads & Books - Hostess
- Amy - Amybeads
- Brenda - B'Sue Boutiques
- Dawn - Morning Glory Beading
- Jeannie - Jeannie's Blog
- Kay - Palm Coast Art
- Kim - CianciBlue
- Mary - MLH Jewelry Designs
- Mary Shannon - Falling into the Sky
- Michelle - Firefly Visions
- Molly - Beautifully Broken Me
- Pamela - The Crazy Creative Corner
- Patricia G. - My Life Under the Bus
- Patricia L.
- Robyn - A Ponderance of Things
- Shelley - Fabric of My Life
- Terry - Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
- Therese - Domestic Goddess Enterprises
- Therese - Therese's Treasures (you are here)
Thank you Michelle for hosting another wonderful challenge.
Happy beading Y'all,