Saturday, August 1, 2009

Starry Night Bottle

I covered one side of a little glass bottle with spiraly-patterned pieces of clay, fully intending to cover it all. But I thought it was kind of cool looking through the glass on the un-covered side so I decided to leave it open. A window into the bottle if you will.
SpiralsThrough the Glass
It also reminded me of Van Gogh's "Starry Night". I know, Starry Night is blue not purple, but nevertheless, that's what it made me think of. So with that er, "theme" in mind, it needed stars. And it needed something inside the window.

I decided to dangle little metal star charms from a chain inside the bottle and to adorn the cap with a star. I didn't have any purple or gold star charms, but I did have pink and yellow and that was close enough for me. ;)

CapCap
To assemble the cap, I drilled a hole through the center of the cap (well, I was aiming for the center anyway) and through the white star base. I drilled half-way through the star. I snipped an eyed skewer to length, basted it with super glue, and inserted it through the cap and base and into the star. That gave support to the star topper, and gave me a loop on the inside of the cap to attach the chain to.
Here's the finished bottle:

FrontBack
A completely useless knick-knack, but I'm pretty pleased with it. :)

10 comments:

MoeArt said...

That's wonderful! What a clever idea to have a window in a bottle!

Michele said...

Very clever and creative. It's pretty even if it is useless. I can envision a whole raft of these with hanging doodads symbolizing people's hobbies. I'll bet they'd sell.

Gail "Kayak Sue" Burek said...

Love It...not useless if it makes you smile!

Debbie said...

That is just adorable! I love the window with the stars inside. And I love the way your starry night cane looks.

May I use the idea for making some Bottles Of Hope that way? In my mind, it would be just perfect. www.BottlesOfHope.org if you don't know what they are...

Debbie

AlmondJoy said...

>>I can envision a whole raft of these with hanging doodads symbolizing people's hobbies. I'll bet they'd sell.<<

That's a good idea. I'd have to find (or make) charms small enough to fit through the neck of the bottle.

AlmondJoy said...

>>May I use the idea for making some Bottles Of Hope that way? In my mind, it would be just perfect. www.BottlesOfHope.org<<

I'm flattered that you'd ask; yes, please, take the idea and run with it. :)
I'd never heard of Bottles of Hope before, but I have plenty of bottles left; this'll take the "useless" part out of them. Thanks for making me aware of this project.

Debbie said...

Thank you! These will make wonderfully whimsical BoH for people who definitely need a lift of spirit.

Anonymous said...

very cool
i make bottles of hope also, this would be great for that use!

Stace said...

I LOVE it & if I thought I could create something remotely similar I would as I love stars and my favorite color's purple but I'm just starting out with all of this thanks to my 4 yr olds love of playing w/ kids clay lol - Hopefully 1 day I'll be able to create some decent things!

Stace said...

and I almost forgot... (don't know how though!) I also love it b/c it reminds me of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" which is one of my all time favorite pieces of art - Keep up the amazing work & I look foward to seeing what new things you create!