Working with old bottles and found objects is one of my favorite ways to express creativity. Adding little nuggets of forgotten hardware, broken jewelry and bits of nature to my bottles achieves the seasoned-by-time feel to each unique piece. Each one adds just a little touch of vintage goodness to your home.
When antique clear glass bottles meet the sun, all these years later, they turn the most beautiful shade of amethyst. This is due to the manganese added by American glass makers in the early 1800s.
This bottle is adorned with an unique gargoyle escutcheon and stamping from the corner of a velvet photo album. The top is an antique crystal door knob. This bottle is decorative only and does not open it stands 10 3/4“ tall. I use only lead free solder.
This is for the single bottle pictured.
Artist @Gypsy Fish
As an artist, my work is inspired by nature, history and the magic that surrounds it. My unrefined style plays into both my mixed media art bottles, as well as the jewelry I design. Working to create a rugged, yet stylized look I purposely utilize the imperfections of the mediums I incorporate. Using found objects and different metals also helps me to achieve an archaic mystical feel.
Most of all, I love bringing the energy of nature and history together as one to be worn or wondered.