Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Glass Vignettes For All Occasions !
Doll House Mania Jar 2No matter what the occasion is, glass vignettes make a welcome addition to any home, studio or party. These vignettes have been called by a few different names: Captured Jar Fairies, Jar Fairies, Memory Jars, Image Jars, Glass Houses, Glass Orbs, Recycled Jar Scenes, Snow Globes, Glass Theaters and more.Wedding Jar Fairies!Wedding Jar Fairies!Garden Wedding Glass Vignette! 4Garden Wedding Glass Vignette!Sara and Robin's Jars!Glass Vignettes can be made from practically any glass vessel, with a wide enough opening to insert items into such as dolls, paper imagery, millinery, moss and paper shards. These vignettes can be made from wine glass, medicine bottles, canning jars, candle jars, candy jars, glass vases, clear holiday bulbs, peanut jars, baby jars, perfume bottles, gumball machines, clear plastic eggs and vessels, fish takes and discarded clocks.Rose's Jar FairyCaitlin's JarRosanna's Commission: Lullaby Jar!The Dollies Garden Jar FairiesThese vignettes can be made as bridal shower and baby shower favors, given as gifts to the bridal party with special imagery inside, used to make vacation memory jars filled with special items and a picture to capture that vacation, create birthday party vignettes, make ornaments from them, re-create a fairytale scene, or insert whimsical fairies inside, the possibilities are ended. Doll House Mania JarPolly The Pixie Wizard! 6Polly The Pixie Wizard! 2Le Mer-Mystique Circus!Pixie's Apothecary! 3I have been making these tiny scenes for years and have included some glass scene projects in my book; Altered Art Circus, Quarry Books, 2009. Inside you will find a glass fairy orb wand, fiji mermaid jar scene and jar cozies, just to name a few. As for custom orders, I have created custom wedding favor jars, bridal shower jars and baby shower jars, including a set of jar wedding fairies I made for each wedding party member for a wedding I was in. Conservatoire Du Cirque d'Alice!12Conservatoire Du Cirque d'Alice!7Conservatoire Du Cirque d'Alice!8Conservatoire Du Cirque d'Alice!2I recently was asked to custom make 2 flower fairy jars for two sisters who shared similar birthdays, including a circus themed birthday using my circus follies characters inside the jars, which matched the circus follies cake toppers and pics, each was hand sculpted and adhered to the jars which would comprise of a huge circus scene complete w/Giraffes, Ballerina Elephants and Mer-Bears.Custom Order: Jar Fairies! 12Custom Order: Jar Fairies!Custom Order: Jar Fairies! 5Oliver the Pixie Wizard! 5Oliver the Pixie Wizard! 3Oliver The Pixie WizardFor some of the vignettes, I enhanced the outside of the glass jars using additional imagery, sculpted items, millinery, glitter and broken jewels, all depending on the theme of the jar being created.The Blue FairyMerriweather, The Pixie WizardCaptured Mad Hatter Jar!Here is a more Gothic toned Witch/Wizard Glass Vignette, made with vintage shredded paper, vintage imagery, vintage 1800's lace/trims/velvet, German glitter, Velvet Flocking, Rhinestones and more.Victorian Witch Jar! 8Victorian Witch Jar! 6Victorian Witch Jar! 5Victorian Witch Jar! 3Victorian Witch Jar!

For more examples and variations of glass vignettes, box vignettes and cage vignettes visit my flickr gallery at:


Elaine A said...

Lisa -

I love glass. There is just something magical about it. And your little glass vignettes, well, they take magic to a whole new realm. These are all just so beautiful and fun!

Elaine Allen

Incipient Wings said...

love love love this!!!!!!
the gothic looking one is adorable!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Thank you for so many scrumptious ideas!!!

Guess what? The circus came to town this past week, down in Trenton.

I haven't been to one since i was maybe 8 and honestly think I liked it more now then I did as a child!

Will post pics soon.


faerie enchantment said...

Hi Ladies,
Thanks so much for coming over to visit the newest post on my blog! I'll be back with some more fun and magical things to talk about!

I can't wait to see the pics, we know I love the circus, lol