Wednesday, January 18, 2012

ICE Resin Jewelry Box...

Passion. Love Guides Us.

My featured project today over on the ICE Resin Creative Team Wednesday is a fun little jewelry box I found at my local Goodwill. A darling little silver filigree design, I gave it a new life with a bit of bling.

By adding a silver hobnail bezel filled with layers of pretties...

a small string of clear glass rhinestones

a stamped silver hobnail heart

some very fine (and very shiny) silver glitter (I know! Glitter...my nemesis! You either love it or you hate it!!!)

two layers of words (the first layer of opaque words "Love Guides Us" and a second transparent layer of words "Passion")

By having two layers, I've created some depth and at first glance you see the word Passion, but upon a closer look, you can read Love Guides Us.

I am really a believer in both of these... I believe every solid relationship needs both and should be held closely and treasured to the fullest...just like this little jewelry box will hold treasures from my sweetheart!

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Speaking of Love...an interesting thing happened yesterday...

My dear friend, and maid of honor 26+ years ago, Ginger, came into my office yesterday with a sentimental project in mind. Along with old black and white photos, in her hand she held her husband's Grandparents multi-page wedding booklet from the 1920's.

As I was leafing through the pages, yellowed with age and still tied with the original worn ribbon, I began reading the printed poetry and the beautifully handwritten words within. A few pages in, I noticed a poem Love Guides Us...It was the VERY same sentiment and illustration I had used for my jewelry box project.

However, I had sourced mine from a commercial clip art book I have. To say I was touched deeply by the fact that there in my hand was a REAL and VERY TRUE version from the 1920's would be an understatement! Wow! How often does that happen?

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Now if only I could find some vintage love letters in my attic, I would be elated...Sadly, my house isn't vintage and I've already seen what was in that box way back in the attic...Oh well...

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6 comments:

Hopemore Studio said...

'Beautiful' is not adequate enough to describe this project. I LOVE that you re-purposed a Good Will find, it really adds to the uniqueness of the piece.

Job well done!! Still finding glitter in everywhere?

Eclectic Suzi said...

It is beautiful, I need to get my ICE Resin out and start playing with it.

Katalina Jewelry said...

I saw this earlier today over at the ICE QUEEN E-ZINE. It really is a sweet little project and I like the story that - by happy coincidence - goes along with it!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Very beautiful and I love the story & coincidence. Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the Kiss & Tell party at I Gotta Create! <3

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a beautiful piece!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

susan said...

Fabulous! This looks amazing! awesome blog.
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