Saturday, April 3, 2010

Potion bottles for a not-so-wise-woman


For some time now I've been trying to encase these slippery little things in a net - I've tried macrame, bobbin lace, glue, praying, cursing, pleading, threatening - but to no avail. Suddenly yesterday it all came right for no particular reason, ain't that the way?
Mebbe the mini angels were on my side this time.
And yes, the pointy one is now called 'time in a bottle' or perhaps 'lost moments' or maybe 'air from a distant world', or, you guessed it, 'Glenda forgot to fill it before adding the lid'.

30 comments:

  1. These are fabulous and I hope you offer some in your Etsy shop! ;o)

    Yes, I know how difficult it is to make a net for a bottle and knowing what to use for the task!:o(

    I love the empty one! lol :o)
    Michelle :o)

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  2. Dear ((( Glenda))) ~ Thank you so much for visiting me and for your praise about my polar bear~*blusing*
    These little containers are fabulous and I am sad I missed your post on the baskets ... how wonderfully made they are....
    Happy Easter!
    Warmhugs,
    Pat

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  3. Quick thinking, air from a distant world sounds good. Everyone will want that one, it sounds so mysterious.
    So small, I can imagine how fiddly it must have been. Happy Easter!

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  4. Thankyou, ladies - all praise is soaked up gladly!! ;)

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  5. What lovely little bottles, Glenda! I agree air from a distant world sounds very mysterious. I'll bet you're glad that you stuck with it. Maybe the next set will be easier than these. I can't imagine working so small.

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  6. I vote for "Time in a Bottle". And I want one! :)

    Cia

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  7. They're fabulous Glenda! Since they belong to a witch I think maybe that's where she keeps people's wishes that she captures before they can reach the fairies who would make them come true. I guess being as ugly and old and gnarly as most witches are believed to be must make one a bit meanspirited eventually ;)

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  8. Hi Norma - good one!! I've been compiling a list of potion ingredients, and that one will go on it!

    Glenda

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  9. Glenda,

    They are just great!!! I also love the empty one and the title "Air from A Distant World" I can imagine how difficult it was to capture those little things. You did a great job!

    Someone was actually selling an empty corked bottle on Ebay. They said it had a "real" ghost in it. Stranger still, there were several bids on it. I don't know how much it finally sold for. Last I heard the bids were in the hundreds of dollars.

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  10. So nice, I can't imagine how you got them netted and I can imagine the frustation - I'm probably the queen of frustation - I can do it in a second :D

    The ciggies are a good idea, I have to get an ashtray for sure with the ciggies :D

    Ira

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  11. Catherine - someone sold two little bottles on our local New Zealand auction site, she said that an exorcist had put the two unhappy spirits from their house into them. She got about $1400 for them! So wrong, in so many ways!!
    My wise woman is a nice one!

    Glenda

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  12. Oh Glenda, that is so funny! Sealing the bottle would be just the kind of thing I would do and I am so happy to see other people do silly things too. Sometimes I think I am the only one!
    I checked out Kiva's ashtray too... Too real for my liking, I could actually smell it!

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  13. Ohhh...fabulous magic bottles. I love all of them. I could use one of them in my curiosity room...

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  14. They are brilliant! and I love the idea to name the empty one air from a distant world! LOL!
    How freaky people want to buy such an empty bottle with a "gohst" inside...
    Oh wel, you bottles are fabulous! I love the netting, truly great job!

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  15. Totally fab little jars and i know how difficult it is to make those nets too. I have tried many times to encase jars in a net and failed.
    You could have called the empty one invisible time.
    Really beautiful and hope you make more for everyone to see.
    I managed to read my dolls house mag last night and noticed you have a tutorial coming up in next months issue, so i will really look forward to it being available for sale.
    Nikki xxx

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  16. Nikki - thanks!! I'm thinking of starting a site where I could give tutorials and generally ramble about tools and materials etc, in the stuff that's not suitable for magazines (for reasons of restricted availability of materials, or difficulty of method etc).
    Meantime I'm making a few more of these bottles - I like to make multiples when I'm on a roll, it's satisfying stuff.

    'Invisible time' will definitely go on my potions list! Thanks!

    Glenda

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    1. Love these Potion Bottles!!
      Is there any possible way I could get directions on how to make them please?

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  17. Hi Glenda,
    This is Eva from www.mini-escenas.blogspot.com
    Your potion bottles are so clever, really beautiful ;)

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  18. Hello Eva - I've realised that you are the 100th follower on my blog! Welcome!!

    I've had a look at your blog - your mini creations are delightful! I love the puctures of Spain - I wish I could go there, it looks wonderful.

    Glenda

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  19. These are wonderful! I love them. Glad I'm not the only one to seal the bottle before filling it!

    Jody

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  20. Glenda there is an award over on my blog for you. x

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  21. Wow love these jars my kind of thing :-).

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  22. Beautiful! I am amazed at what you create and do in miniature. Thanks for sharing your talents. ;)

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  23. wow..how can you get these or make them

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  24. What lovely little things they are! But where on earth do you get the bottles?

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  25. are these for sale
    my email is biv911@gmail.com

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  26. would also like to know where you got the bottles?

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  27. These are so cute I love them ! Great work

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