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Topic: Altered Tealight Holders  (Read 1691 times)
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Sandy Ang
« on: November 14, 2010 04:54:45 AM »

This is one of my fav altered projects - remade food jars into tealight holders.
I did a series of 4 on a Paris 1889 Theme.

The Effiel Jar features the obvious landmark of Paris.
I broke up the cylindrical shape of the jar by adding a little metal frame.
Inside is a postage stamp of French school children.

Hotel Regina appeals to my sense of romance, good food and grand tourists that this era evokes.
It's a beautiful belle-epoque style hotel that I try to impart with the trims and jewellery.
I actually used one of my mum's pearl necklace on this jar.

Moulin Rouge channels Toulouse-Lautrec's prints and posters of the Can-Can girls for this famous cabaret.
I used a diagonally placed red trim together with the slanting placement of the image to create movement.
And the jutting swirl further extends the line of the spiral.

The last called Jean Lanvin isn't a tea-light holder. Rather it's an altered vase call made from a wine half-bottle.

Thanks for looking.
If you wish to read more about how each of these famous (still surviving) Parisan icons are tied together by the year 1889, it's on my blog post http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/05/paris-tealight-holders.html
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010 08:01:49 AM »

Very pretty -- and such a great idea for recycling jars! I love the Parisian theme.

Sandy Ang
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010 11:06:39 AM »

So glad you like it. They are fun to have out for little dinner parties.

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