These treasure tins are a new addition to my studio; I'm trying to create art out of more found objects not only because they're fun to make, but also because I'm aware of my environmental impact as a glass artist and these are upcycling at it's best. Each tin in this series is a one-of-a-kind item, but the base of each is a standard sized Altoid tin. (They measure roughly 2.375" wide x 3.75" long, and start out at just under 1" deep, although the clay art and the feet make the height variable).
This tin includes a stylized clay lotus, the center of which is a pink dichroic glass cabochon which is also made in my studio. A metal Om charm graces the base of the lotus, and makes this a perfect tin to keep incense or meditation stones in. The powders and paints used to make the metallic effects prefer to be handled with care and kept from getting wet. I used two types of clay (an epoxy and polymer clay) and as such, this should be kept out of extreme environments like summer-hot cars or freezing cold storage.