Saturday, August 12, 2006

What is in a name?

I took this idea from Anna Corba's "Vintage Paper Crafts" - a visual feast. These, notice I am not using a name yet, look similar, and yet I know I dyed the purple ribbon myself, selected images, and did the beading by hand -so they feel like mine.

Anna, and my American friends, would call these 'Candy Dishes', My English friends would say a 'Sweet Bowl', and possibly offer me a sweetie. As an Australian, I think that they are a 'Lolly Glass'. Pick what you will, I have decided that a few of these, of various heights, would look glorious on Christmas tables holding cherries, chocolate or candy/sweets/lollies.

I am off to work now, but in my head I am listing second hand and op' shops likely to have more glasses ....


Natalie B said...

Fabulous idea Julie! How did you collage the papers on to the glass?

Looks great.

Dotee said...

Gorgeous Julie! You are very prolific creatively and I admire how you try many different things. I always find inspiration here!

Mmm....Lolly Glass is a good name for these beauties. Can just see a bunch on Christmas tables holding goodies.

I was about to ask the same question as Nat. What product did you use to collage onto the glass?

Julie H said...

Hi Guys,

Golden gel medium - matt - wish I could buy it by the bucket load! But the postage on it is a killer.

Natalie B said...

Ohh I agree. Love GGM. It is expensive though and I seem to eat the stuff! Well it disappears very quickly and I buy the biggest Jar I can get.. Have a good weekend.

Naturegirl said...

Very creative great ideas I can see little chocolate kisses in them!mmmm!