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 found object metal filigree, the center of which features a bright aqua blue dichroic glass cabochon which is made in my studio. The center design is accented by several vintage glass rhinestones. The paints used to make the antiqued effects prefer to be handled with care and kept from getting wet. I used two types of clay on this tin (an epoxy and polymer clay) and as such, this should be kept out of extreme environments like summer-hot cars or freezing cold storage.