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Altered Art Portable Shrine

For centuries, pilgrims from different religions have carried tiny shrines with them to aid them in their meditation. This piece is not only an homage to these talismans but is also a one-of-a-kind of mixed-media, altered art. The handmade assemblage is contained in a vintage, Players Cut cigarette tin. Inside is an effigy of St. Therese on old, wooden game pieces; a vintage wooden thread spindle turned vase holding three, die-cut, altered map butterflies, symbolizing spirit, beauty, and freedom. The butterflies are on individual coils and are three-dimensional, and can be adjusted. As part of a multi-layered collage, there is a fragment of an antique dictionary (1887) with the definition of “Hope” and a reproduction, celestial map.

In the other niche is an antique, cigarette lighter case, mounted on scraps of handmade mulberry paper and eco-print. This case opens to receive your handwritten prayer, intention, meditation, inspirational quote, tiny photo, dried flower, or other memento to help in your personal reflections. You can either write on the small scroll seen here, or add something of your own.

The front of the shrine, somewhat distressed by the years, now also has a decoupaged butterfly and birds’ eggs.

Closed, the shrine measures 14 1/2 x [read more]

Altered Comic Book Bracelet

For the comic book lover in your life or for anyone who just loves nostalgia. Handmade bracelet made from vintage comic book. This piece is made of paper mache over bangle and finished with acrylic medium then resin for a hard, crystal-like finish. Measures 4 cm in height while diameter is 6.5 cm from inside to inside. This size should fit most.

This is piece takes over a week to complete due its many layers but as it is handmade it may have distinctive bumps and blips that would not occur in a mass generated item. This makes it original and the opposite of anonymous. Feel free to request additional photos.

£40. Shipping is £4 to the U.K. It is available to most other countries, and the cost is approximately $60 or 60 euro but for exact price please use an online currency converter at time of purchase. Please inquire for other [read more]

Altered Comic Book Bracelet

For the comic book lover in your life or for anyone who just loves nostalgia. Handmade bracelet made from vintage comic book. This piece is made of paper mache over bangle and finished with acrylic medium then resin for a hard, crystal-like finish. Measures 4 cm in height while diameter is 6.5 cm from inside to inside. This size should fit most.

This is piece takes over a week to complete due its many layers but as it is handmade it may have distinctive bumps and blips that would not occur in a mass generated item. This makes it original and the opposite of anonymous. Feel free to request additional photos.

£40. Shipping is £4 to the U.K. It is available to most other countries, and the cost is approximately $60 or 60 euro but for exact price please use an online currency converter at time of purchase. Please inquire for other [read more]

Altered Comic Book Bracelet

For the comic book lover in your life or for anyone who just loves nostalgia. Handmade bracelet made from vintage comic book. This piece is made of paper mache over bangle and finished with acrylic medium then resin for a hard, crystal-like finish. Measures 5 cm in height while diameter is 6.5 cm from inside to inside. This size should fit most.

This is piece takes over a week to complete due its many layers but as it is handmade it may have distinctive bumps and blips that would not occur in a mass generated item. This makes it original and the opposite of anonymous. Feel free to request additional photos.

£40. Shipping is £4 to the U.K. It is available to most other countries, and the cost is approximately $60 or 60 euro but for exact price please use an online currency converter at time of purchase. Please inquire for other destinations.

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Altered Book Art Bracelet: Vintage Dictionary 2

For the book lover or word maven in your life, or anyone who just loves old print. Handmade bracelet made from vintage dictionary. This piece is made of paper mache over bangle and finished with acrylic medium then resin for a hard, crystal-like finish. Measures 4 cm in height while diameter is 6 cm from inside to inside. This size should fit most but it is slightly more narrow than some bangles. While this does give it a more snug, cuff-like appearance when it is on, if you feel that you have an especially big wrist, take note.

This is piece takes over a week to complete due its many layers but as it is handmade it may have distinctive bumps and blips that would not occur in a mass generated item. This makes it original and the opposite of anonymous. Feel free to request additional photos.

£40. Shipping is £4 to the U.K. It is available to most other countries, and the cost is approximately $60 or 60 euro but for exact price [read more]

Altered Book Art Bracelet: Altered Map Blue Oceans

For the travel lover or dreamer in your life. Handmade bracelet made from vintage atlas. This piece is made of paper mache over bangle and finished with acrylic medium then resin for a hard, crystal-like finish. Measures 3 cm in height while diameter is 6.5 cm from inside to inside. This size should fit most.

This is piece takes over a week to complete due its many layers but as it is handmade it may have distinctive bumps and blips that would not occur in a mass generated item. This makes it original and the opposite of anonymous. Feel free to request additional photos.

£40. Shipping is £4 to the U.K. It is available to most other countries, and the cost is approximately $60 or 60 euro but for exact price please use an online currency converter at time of purchase. Please inquire for other [read more]

Altered Book Art Bracelets: Altered Map Blue Countries

For the travel lover or dreamer in your life. Handmade bracelet made from vintage atlas. This piece is made of paper mache over bangle and finished with acrylic medium then resin for a hard, crystal-like finish. Measures 4 cm in height while diameter is 6.25 cm from inside to inside. This size should fit most.

£40. Shipping is £4 to the U.K. It is available to most other countries, and the cost is approximately $60 or 60 euro but for exact price please use an online currency converter at time of purchase. Please inquire for other [read more]

Altered Book Art Bracelets: Altered Map Blue with Terra Landscape

For the travel lover or dreamer in your life. Handmade bracelet made from vintage atlas. This piece is made of paper mache over bangle and finished with acrylic medium then resin for a hard, crystal-like finish. Measures 4 cm in height while diameter is 6.5 cm from inside to inside. This size should fit most.

£40. Shipping is £4 to the U.K. (Please note that this is approximately $60 USD or 60 euros. For exact, check currency conversion at the time of [read more]