Here are a few more treasure bottles I've made up in the theme of elements. Listed in order is: Water, Fire, Earth, Air. All are made using netted seed beads with fringes made from Swarovski, metal findings, and pearls/moonstone.
These are all available for 15$ each, or 45$ for the set. As of right now, I cannot replicate them, so get them while you can!
So here's another addition to my glass bottle experiments (hereafter known as Treasure Bottles, because that sounds better)
This one is made from Metallic Bronze seed beads, pearls, and an antique gold fairy charm sits on top completing the look. The bottle is filled with seafoam green microbeads (found them on clearance and flipped out.
I can make this in a variety of colors and such. So if you want one made just for you!
A small glass bottle full of rainbow Moonstone chips. Wrapped around it is a sterling silver plated brass stamping adorned with scarlet and crystal rhinestones. The cap is a couple of crimson Czech glass beads wrapped in sterling silver plated brass bead caps hung from an ornate bail.
Here are a bunch of charms I made. They are created from glass bottles with cork stoppers. I digitally altered authentic poison labels, sized them down, printed them and adhered them. I also added loops to the corks for stringing onto chain. I have these for sale in my shop! [link] I also sell tons of mini bottles if you'd like to make your own charms!
Download for full size at 1920x1200. This is a creative commons image. Do with it as you will, so long as you credit the source. (I wish there was a "technical" or "educational" category...)
A wallpaper based upon the David Hillis, Derrick Zwickl, and Robin Gutell version of the circular phylogenetic "tree of life." I admit that I am rather aesthetically biased, but circular versions are widely considered to be the most accurate, thanks to the lack of any suggested hierarchy. The caption, "The Blind Watchmaker," is of course a reference to the Intelligent Design debate, and was used as the title of Richard Dawkins' famous book. Intelligent Design supporters claim that life contains irreducible complexity, which can only be explained by an intelligent designer. This is not the case: what we see instead is a clear progression of transitional forms extending into the past, each level of complexity being easily reduced and explained by the natural processes of evolution. From simplicity may arise infinite complexity, which is why evolution itself may be considered "the blind watchmaker."
Because I fully expect someone to begin foaming at the mouth in the comments section, I would like to direct anyone curious about evolution to this explanatory series of videos: [link]
Any questions about evolution, or suggestions regarding typography etc. are welcome.
I was delighted to find the resource stock for this massive image here, [link] which is available to anyone so long as the application is non-profit and gives credit to the source. I warn you, it prints to a full size of almost five feet across. Background paper texture was used courtesy of this deviant: [link]
This is a little thing I've been working on recently, having made a few. They're little potion bottles to be worn on a corset, but I guess you could wear it wherever you wanna. The inspiration was from potion bottles made using re-appropriated mini Chambord bottles. I used little plastic potion bottles that had Mana and Health energy drinks in them from the Hot Topic where I work. Nobody was buying the drinks, so I got the lot of them and decided to make potions. :3
This one was made on St. Patrick's day. It's gold and green themed, of course, and has a shamrock charm in addition to a nice little god filigree thinger. The liquid is colored green and has pretty shimmery sparkles in it. I've also sealed the top shut so you can't remove the liquid.
There once was an island, whose people invested everything into building a grand castle fortress. Every wall was a hundred feet high, sheer and impenetrable; its towers seemed to touch the clouds. Stonemasons and sculpters had been hired from the mainland, to adorn banisters and buttresses with fanciful creatures and historical accounts of the island's past. For a time, they were mighty. But in building their fortress, they had used up every stone, every tree, and every shore of clay, until their island was diminished, and the sea rose to swallow the foundations of all they had built. Left with nothing but their walls of stone, they began to remove blocks from the highest towers to reinforce the foundation, watching them sink one at a time below the sea's surface. Soon, the castle was no longer grand, and their offerings of stone only tumbled into the water's depths, doing nothing to hold back the rising tide. Those with sense departed in boats, but the proudest remained as stewards, waiting for the waters to recede or swallow them whole. They were never heard from again, and all that now remains of the fortress reaches brokenly for the sky, only its highest towers visible above the waves. Looking down from above, the shadows of crumbling spires can be seen in the green light of the deep. They say that once a night, you can still see the light of the last steward's lantern descending its steps, making offerings of stone to the depths, one block at a time.