Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Altering Pocket Watches


I adore these old pocket watch cases and have so much fun altering them. I first came across the cases on Ebay and after finding them I just had to do something creative with them. I love placing my little vintage fairies inside the casing to create mini works of altered art.



This particular pocket watch I was so thrilled to find as it had such an elaborate outer casing, I called this piece, "Through The Looking Glass"

I still have a few more empty cases stored in my studio, just waiting for the fairy folk to inhabit them. As soon as I set to work on them I'll make sure the finished versions are posted here.

18 comments:

Joyce said...

Hi,
Thank you for the sweet comment about my blog. I'm so glad you left that comment because now I found your blog and I love it. I will definitely be visiting often.

Joyce

artgirly said...

these are wonderful!

whymsicalmusings said...

And this is why I love your blog:)
These are beautiful! As always you inspire me.
XXXXOOOO

PBsArtStudio said...

I'm a new follower, love your artwork!

nikki said...

that is just soooo beautifully crafted...i LOVE the white fiber// fringe you used peaking out and the image is just darling!!! cant wait to see more of your pocket watch creations!! ;o)~

Lola Enchanted said...

Just gorgous!!!!!~

RowanDeVoe said...

These are so amazing! I can't wait to see what else you do with the ones you have that are still empty! Thanks for stopping by my blog-it is always so great to hear from you!
Take care,
merle

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

oh my! these are so creative and lovely!

Her Art Nest said...

These pocket watches are divine! Wow! I will be on the lookout at our local flea market this summer for a chance to try to make one. Love them.... ~Nan

ooak-fairy-fae said...

Awesome work darl. I share your love of fairies too. Your blog is so inspiring. Love Rita xxx

Samigail's Handmade Personalised Gifts said...

these pocket watches are gorgeous - I bought mu hubby a pocket watch as an engagement pressie - I wonder if he'd notice if I sent it to you for changing into one of your gorgeous ones! LOL

Carolee Crafts said...

Your work is beautiful as always, just love the pocket watches

faerie enchantment said...

OMG Amanda, just beyond words beautiful!
Xo!
Lisa!

Kimmie said...

Very lovely! You have a beautiful blog! Please enter me into your blog giveaway. I would love one of these watches!

Pat said...

Hi Amanda,
Saw your blog post on PDA and had to come and see your blog. Very lovely. I love the idea of altered watch cases. The ones you have altered are gorgeous! What a great idea!!

Thanks,
Pat Upton

lorhen82 said...

I absolutely LOVE that last one! So pretty! ~Lori

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Your altered pocket watches are beautiful. You did a wonderful job creating them.

JD

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Rusted Wings said...

I just love your altered pocket watches!!!!
Such treasures!!!
xoabigail