Saturday, September 6, 2014

BLING IT ON - Altered Mini Altoid Tin Necklace

Over the summer, along with a group of friends, we shared an Altered Mini Altoid Tin swap...
"BLING IT ON" 

It was in June that Gail created this lovely altered mini Altoid tin necklace for me as a birthday gift
 
This group of friends, inspired by Gail's beautiful necklace decided to share a swap together.

Ironically I drew Gail's name for the swap and was delighted to create something back to her.
I had envisioned a pink and green sparkly, blingy, rhinestone beauty with some Victorian flair to it, but sadly none of my treasures would fit on the mini Altoid tin.

I scoured many flea markets and antique stores attempting to find smaller pink and green sparkly, blingy, rhinestone treasures, but none found and the swap due date was approaching.

After tearing the design apart FOUR times, and using what smaller findings I had, here is the altered mini Altoid tin necklace I created for Gail



I am excited to see the altered necklaces created by the other swappers!
I hope to have photos of them soon and will share them with you.

Hope your day is BLESSED -Tami

12 comments:

  1. Those are fabulous! Hard to believe they were altoid tins in a previous life!

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    1. Really, who knew repurposed tins could be so beautiful? Thanks Jeanie!

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  2. Oh it turned out beautiful and I know she will treasure it!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Creating with repurposed items from our junkin finds helps support our need to junk, right? :-)

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  3. tami
    your tin is gorgeous... i love it ... i think it turned out perfect..
    loved seeing the pics of the button show also.... hope you have a wonderful weekend..
    sending big ladybug hugs and love
    lynn

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    1. Good to hear from you Lynn…it’s been awhile.
      Thanks for your sweet comments :-)
      Hugs to you

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    1. Yes way…cleverly repurposed and pretty to boot! Thanks Barbara :-)

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  5. The tin you made is lovely, as is the one she made for you. Can hardly wait to see the others!

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    1. Thank you Terri! I am so excited to see the other tins too!

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  6. makes me want to go right down to the studio and make one .
    yours is so neat

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    1. Oh you should! I’m waiting for photos of the other necklaces from this swap. I will eventually post them too.
      Thanks for your comment!

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