Thursday, February 23, 2012

Soldered Matchbox - she lives by the sea

Hello my dear friends,
this matchbox was sitting on my table for quite some time and I finally finished it.She lives by the sea and collects shells.Can you see the tiny shells?

Below is a side view of the box .

The photos came out a bit dark but below you can see the true colors.

I really had fun with this piece. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend dear friends and as always thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.

Hugs and love,


Ephemera said...

Wow what are beautiful piece of art, stunning and the soldering is superb. xx

Robin said...

Oh Marie, this is a beautiful piece! Love that metal corner too! Hope you are having a wonderful week.


FrauHummel said...

Sooooo lovely, Marie!! I love things like that, little, cute, handmade - just wonderfull!
Kind regards from Switzerland,

MosaicMagpie said...

She lives by the sea and collects compliments too! Beautiful, not easy to make these little did a great job.

Karen B. said...

Oh, Marie ... it is just beautiful!! LOVE IT!!

Karen B. ~ Todolwen

minnamarika said...

That is so beautiful piece of art...It looks like a thousand stories to tell us from the past - pure magical

Have a wonderful day!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love this Marie! What a gorgeous piece and filled with wonderful dimension. We have *snow* coming today...supposed to be our big one this winter!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i really ADORE this piece! I wish you would do a tutorial.....would LOVE to learn how to make the "shadowbox" charms!! :)

sharon said...

This is spectacular Marie! Oh...I am in love! You are amazing and inspiring!

cmoh said...

Stunning! What a great use of a matchbox I never would have thought of it. I'm playing with a bit of saudering myself today, making Mushrooms for an Alice in Wonderland piece. But oh your box is so out of this world!

BLiSsAngELs said...

yes yes please do a tutorial I'm trying to figure out how you did that... hugs wendy

FarfallaDK said...

Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous, Marie!

Dorthe said...

Hi my dear Marie, that is such a beautiful box, what a wonderful idea, to cut out, and feet in the glass, and then solder it- it is looking gorgeous, and is a lovely hanger,- so exiting that you can fill something inside , also, like the shells.
Hugs and love, to you.

Kasia said...

Girl, this is just beautiful!!!! I LOVE the soldered matchbox and I think you did an excuisite job of it!


June said...

This is a stunning piece Marie! But then, everything you do is beautiful!
I love coming over to see what new thing you are creating.

Ana Márquez said...

How beautiful piece, dear!

Big hugs from
Vintage Collages

Ann said...

i'm with the others who'd like a tutorial!!

The Feathered Nest said...

This is so beautiful to me Marie!!! I love that it is a matchbox too! Just gorgeous...hugs and love, Dawn

Rhonda said...

So amazing, Marie. What a beautiful idea, you are an incredible artist.

PeggyR said...

I love this. Do you know I still have not tried soldering!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

so sweet! i keep wanting to try some soldering, specially when i see projects like these! thank you for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Someone is in the soldering mood, I guess :-)... Your matchbox charm is gorgeous, dear Marie!
Have a lovely day!

Lynn Stevens said...

Marie both your soldered pieces are just stunning!!!!

I've been so busy working I haven't had any time to visit my favorite blogs!

Have a great weekend too
hugs Lynn

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Thank you for your lovely blog!
Yours, Ulla (from Finland)

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

She is so Lovely Marie! Your Work is always So well Done!
Have a Wonderful Weekend my Friend! Thank You for Being and Every Faithful Supporter!!

Ira Huberts said...

Your soldering creations are always very special and elegant, this is certainly no exception! Also love your styling, you just place your art against the most wonderful of backgrounds sweet Marie! Hugs, enjoy your weekend, Ira x

In the Light of the Moon said...

Delicious eye candy indeed!!Hugs,Cat

Martina2801 said...

Stunning piece!
Looks fantastic.

Have a nice weekend, dear Marie!

pchickki said...

Marie this is lovely.
Inspires me to do something like this with one of my tins. Very pretty!!

Jillayne said...

Marie, it's just beautiful! I love the photo, and the charm - it all comes together so perfectly. A lovely little piece of art...

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

this is JUST precious Marie! I love it!! The details are lovely and work well with the image.

Kim said...

Just gorgeous, Marie. I never would have known you used a matchbox-how clever.
Hugs, kim

Guriana said...

Marie, I love your soldering!!..and this matchbox is stunning piece:))

have a nice sunday:))

Belladonna said...

I adore your works, they are stunning and so ephemeral. Tiny pieces of art!

Anneke said...

this is stunning marie and i am in love with this soldered matchbox from you.
wonderful idea to make such one an other time,
have a nice sunday and hugs

Karen / The Well-Seasoned Nest said...

Now I REALLY have to learn to solder. You've given me yet another reason!

Also, Marie, just a quick note to tell you I’ve nominated you for a “Versatile Blog Award”!

Don’t know what that means? Well, neither did I when I received this award last week from a fellow blogger named Isobel ( in Warminster, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. I, of course, wanted to know more, so I did some research. I found a website that helped a lot. I also began to notice, as I surfed around, the “Versatile Blog Award” button on some blogs I was visiting. Visit my blog to see the announcement of your blog as a recipient of this award.

Why you, you may ask? Just because, I say! Because your blog caught my attention and inspired me in some fashion. It might have been the way you write, the great photos you take, or the fact that you motivate me to act, to be. Perhaps it was the look and feel of your blog overall. Maybe because you seemed genuine in some way, not self-serving, and not necessarily writing to accumulate “followers”, but rather with passion. Whatever my reason, a good chance for me to say “thanks” for delighting me through your blog!

Your artwork just touches my being - thanks for all the inspiration....Karen

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Once again Marie you show off your soldering skills at the highest level. I am staggered at the quality (and I should know, after all I have one of your soldered charms as a treasure).
The image certainly speaks to me, not sure what her story is but I do believe she most certainly has a story to tell.
Adore the idea of altering the matchbox.
I definitely plan on trying soldering once again in this particular year - not that I will ever reach your standard.

Lululiz said...

I do love this piece, it is exquisite. You are so darned good at this soldering lark. The tiny sea shells are a great little touch.

Blessings from Cindy said...

What a beautiful tiny piece of art! I love all the details and knowing that it is so little makes it even more wonderful! Your soldering is so nice and perfect.

trisha too said...

She's delightful, Marie--but she looks as if she may be keeping a secret . . .


margits bastelstube said...

liebe marie,
das sind wundervolle arbeiten. ich liebe "diese alten dinge"...
herzliche grüsse

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a treasure! I would love to attempt to make something like this. I love the tiny shells inside.


suziqu's thread works said...

I've been so busy sweet Marie I had to come to this one first to say it just so very beautiful and the way you have decorated your piece as well.
Just beautiful as all of your pieces!
Love and hugs,

sonya said...

Wow! Marie! I LOVE this! I want to try this. It's just beautiful!

Barbara Jean said...

love it!!

catching up here.

barbara jean

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