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Claudia - aka "die amelie" x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A small gift

This is a small thank you gift for my son's dislexia trainer, who has always been there for him and helped him out of some really bad times at school.

The box is made from corrugated card and old dictionary pages. Its outside is decorated with Crackle Glaze, Antiquing Creams and acrylic washes.

The little container holds a necklace with a pendant done in encaustics. As I am just a beginner, these small objects are great for practicing and experimenting.

It is a wonderfully meditative thing to embed tiny objects into the wax, to add colour with Pan Pastels and oil pastels, to reheat, engrave, stamp in and remelt.

The small gears are a fleamarket find. 

I hope she will like it! I love making little boxes and altered art jewelry, so I had a wonderful time creating this piece!


  1. Ein echtes künstlerisches Kleinod, man sieht, mit wieviel Freude und Kreativität du bei der Sache warst. Das Geschenk kommt garantiert gut an. LG Kerstin

  2. Ok Claudia ... this is such fantastic Vintagey goodness. I love the box with the antiquing and print. And that charm ... seriously ... gorgeous. Love the texture and the color. Looks like you are off to a grand start on the encaustic experiments. Hugs to you -- Mary Elizabeth

  3. What a beautifully crafted gift and box I love the vintage feel of this, beautiful!
    Amanda x

  4. Stunning box both the out- and the inside! Love the textures and am intrigued with the look of the little key ring!

  5. Wow ! truly an wonderful and amazing gift Claudia! how special that you did such a sweet gift! The pendant is absolutely something I would wear- I am sure she will treasure her gift and the most wonderful box to house it!
    thank you so much for sharing! ")

  6. The box is a treasure in itself, and then the pendant... magical!

  7. Grandios sieht das aus Claudia... absoluter Hammer!

  8. wow wow wow !!!!! this is absolutely drop dead gorgeous .. love the texture, colors, design everything is perfect ... wonderful work x

  9. Der Anhänger sieht toll aus und die Box dazu ist echt cool, Claudia! Über so ein Geschenk würde ich mich auch freuen!

    Schönen Sonntag und liebe Grüße