Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sentiments Of A Southern Artist: "Vintage Crystal & Cheerwine"

I told y'all I hoped to have something beautiful to post next time round..and I'm hoping you'll agree I wasn't wrong with this one. 
I've taken a hand-picked Murex Bassica Shell (with the lovliest shade of Peachy Coral) and permanently soldered it to a heavy lead-cut decanter.
Y'all, I must have polished for at least an hour to bring it up to the shine it now wears. I'm not sure if you can see in the photos but it glistens against light like fresh rain against blacktop.
 I also completed this sweet Teardrop Crystal Cross.  I've permanently attached it to a Vintage 1926 Cheerwine Beverage Bottle. 
I've got several more new projects underway at this time, but I still need to polish and wax the solder.  Hope to have them uploaded to my Etsy Shop within the next couple of days.
Woops..Almost forgot this one.  She's the Baby of the group finished today.   Closing for now.  It's late here in Bonaire, and I still have a mess in my studio to clean before hittin' the sheets. 

Thanks so much to anyone who may have visited me today! 


Jan said...

I love the pieces you are doing! The Cheerwine bottle is stunning!I can only imagine how beautiful it is with the sun shining on the cross!

Marydon said...

G'morn, sweet friend ~
Terri, you bottles are magnificent! Your eyes & hands are filled & blessed with gorgeous talent.

Please pop by today to see the quest we are all on to raise money for a wonderful organization & challenge with Kelee & Guideposts Magazine, sweetie.

Hugs to Mother & you. Have a beautiful weekend.
Love, Marydon

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Terri, you are just amazing! You have SO MANY talents. God has truly blessed you and you have honored His blessing with your honing of those gifts. How incredibly sweet is it of you to be willing to help others to explore their own gifts. Big hugs from Texas for you my dear friend! Tanna

Shellbelle said...

Now I love anything with a seashell on it and that bottle is stunning! I also looked back on your studio tour from last Friday. Girl, how do you keep it so neat? I know you wrote that soldering makes a mess, but you could never tell in that overall look!

tales from an oc cottage said...

How very beautiful!

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