June 30, 2008

Get crafty

I actually cleaned my office...it looked good for the photoshoot...so I thought I better show you a picture of how it can look. It's back to its normal state of chaos now. But the clean desk did inspire me...

the shape reminded me of the sea urchins I recently listed....which got me thinking....how could I make a lamp part, with openings on each end, into a jar?
The solution? Glue a glass tile circle to the bottom with china cement. (I just happened to have some of these....)
I filled the "jar" with tiny shells and fresh water pearls. Added a sea urchin shell to the top. Voila.
My Sea Treasure Jar

Get Crafty! Repurpose, reuse, recycle.

29 comments:

nuvonova said...

Oh I want your sea treasure jar!!!
Lovely room too!

LazyTcrochet said...

Your office is so bright and cheery. I love the jar you made too. My Mom has a similar talent for making things come together as she sees them.

fluffnflowers said...

I've got a wall the color of that room. :)

The sea treasure jar fairly rocks! It really does look like an urchin.

Rosebud Collection said...

That jar is beautiful..What a great job you did..

willow said...

Love, love, love your urchin jar!

Nicole R.J. said...

Oh that's neat! I'm *so* tempted by those sea urchins, every time I see one - but I've just no idea how I'd use it! But I like the mix with the vintage lamp - very cool!

littlebyRD said...

Look how clever you are! That is wonderful!

qugrainne.com said...

So clever - the treasure jar is gorgeous. And what a nice, neat, office. I can just imagine what it looks like now....
You've a lovely blog. I will be back!

Cicada Studio said...

Clever clever! And the final is so pretty! Make more and sell 'em!

M.Kate said...

Hello Diva
that sea treasure jar is wonderful, I love the colour of your room! I am thinking of repainting my boring bedroom and that shade is just right :)

Hey Harriet said...

I like your ofice space very much. & I love your Sea Treasure Jar! Crafty little Diva! I second Ciacada Studio. Make more & sell them!!!

High Desert Diva said...

The only problem with using vintage items when being creative is finding more of the same....I have the metal lamp part that is of similar shape...I could make a sea urchin sculpture out of it (and may do so) but it won't have the seashells and freshwater pearls in it as one wouldn't be able to see them.

picciolo said...

oh I love your sea treasure jar, it is wonderful! Everything goes together just perfectly. And well done on winning Paper Menageries giveaway, you won some lovely things
:)

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

What a clever idea! Your jar is simply beautiful!

Star of the East said...

You know how much I love urchins, they are such a great inspiration! This looks great!

High Desert Diva said...

Star of the East is the epitome of sea urchin creativity

Behold and revere:
http://staroftheeast.etsy.com

Mrs.French said...

Your office is wonderful! Oh and I absolutely love that treasure jar of yours!

Octavine Illustration said...

your office is so pretty and neat! i love seeing where others work, give such insight into them. (my own office is essentially my whole house and i move from one overly cluttered art-strewn room to another.)

T. Kimberlyn said...

Love the painting on the wall...your urchin creation is awesome!

Victoria said...

Beautiful, brilliant jar!
And I love the wall color of your studio!

Janet Bernasconi said...

What a great office! And the jar is wonderful!

Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

jodie nicholson said...

The sea treasure jar is brilliance! And I will fight Nuvonova for it in a jello wrestle.

Ann said...

Nice ceiling and wall color. Makes your room bright and lively. Oh and majority is right, the sea treasure jar is just fabulous.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Sea treasure jar! Lovely name and its so cute. I like the colour on your walls...so cheery and fresh.

Alissa said...

Wow, what an industrious solution! Great idea!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Could you be more crafty? Great use for that jar! In the guest bath? Love the color in your office, it is so nice with the wood. Just gorgeous as always!

Heather Buchanan said...

I once ate sea urchin. I can tell you with utter certainty that the appearance of your wondrous urchin creation exceeds actual urchins in deliciousness.

Kathy said...

Wonderful collection. I love the bright watercolor (?) on the wall! So inviting!

Mooney ♥ said...

I absolutely LOVE your craft room!! Someday, mine will get painted too... but perhaps, it'll be in the next house... *sigh*

I just can't make up my mind between a sunny yellow, a happy tangerine, or a pastel-ish funky turquoise. This room is just too small for me to decide!

hehee...
;)