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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Charming Collection








"Shall I dwell in my shell?
Shall I not dwell in my shell?
Dwell in shell?
Rather not dwell?
Shall I not dwell?
shall I dwell,
dwell in shell,
shall I shell,
shall I ....shell I...shell I.....shall I .....shell I ......shall I...?"

I'm entangled in a upside world, surrounded by troubles of illness; some of great concern.
Usually, I cope with bad stuff by immersing myself in art, books and music.They are my healers to better health and a sound mind but lately the heavy burden of so many health issues afflicting close family members and good friend and neighbour is overwhelming and unfortunately causing me to let things fall behind.
Then today, I was pleasantly given a sunny day when Victoria ( Kiki ) left me a message saying she wrote a post about  me on her blog. When I ventured over there I was completely floored to find what a beautiful post she had created about moi! I loved every bit of it including the lovely comments left by your friends Kiki ; you truly gave me a super lift that I very much needed....Thank You!

This is what I did.............................. ~ ^..^~




~^..^~ A Charming Collection ~^..^~







Soldered Heart Bottle, Diorama Jar and Salt and Pepper Shakers I started some time ago.



 "MoonSleep" Soldered Sea Diorama ....a little boy on the moon sleeping and dreaming above the sea.





Moon Sleep captures a tiny bit of fantasy way up high within the fluffy billowing clouds. A small angelic boy is sleeping snugly upon a golden moon, dreaming dreams that only he alone could know.
And we ,stare in wonder at the whimsical beauty of a little one's innocent happy smile while sleeping. The innocence of a child, if only we could hold onto to it forever.














All snug under the stars



I wrapped the jar in vintage pink tulle ...a found item from a 60's hair salon
I added coral and seashells like treasures from the sea caught in a fisherman's net





Inside the lid I created a beach scene with a white picket fence, sea grass , sea star, 
and white daisies with crystals







Not a good pic but this is the bottom of the jar
filled with super fine white sand ,sea shells and coral



"StarLight " Soldered Heart Bottle with Star





Vintage  glass star, bird and aqua daisy flower beads

Again I filled the bottle with sand and seashells
In sunlight the glitter and shadow of the elements is truly spectacular



"Mushroom"


This little silver shaker has a mushroom coral ( not sure on the name ) soldered to it's top
I added a little garland of metal stars and crescent moons to the neck of the bottle


"Murex"


A Murex shell soldered to the match of the "Mushroom"
Again same garland used



" Marlborough Bella "



This silver pewter shaker is vintage "Marlborough" engraved on bottom
I made button flowers from vintage mother of pearl buttons and then created a nest with vine and added it to it's neck


And so I decided that I wouldn't stay in the shell today....Instead I  shall create with sea shells and stuff.... And that I did!!! 
I finished what I started many moons ago ; felt better, thought better and became more hopeful....
Again , Thank You for that Kiki!!!

~Annabelle ~ ~^..^~

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