Fill this darling glass cloche dome with any tiny whatnots you have for a one of a kind pendant. This makes a great gift item for a personalized necklace. The base is an antique brass color as is the cap.
The set includes one glass dome, one base, and one cap finding. The glass is hand made and may show small bubbles or other imperfections.
DIY Miniature Glass Dome Terrarium Necklace
Please note that this is a do-it-yourself project. You will need glue to attach the base to the glass and the cap finding to the top of the dome.
This charming piece will also work well in a dollhouse – just leave off the cap finding and fill with flowers or other miniatures for a cute Victorian look.
– SIZE –
Bottle: 1″ high by about 5/8″ in diameter (25x18mm)
Opening: about 1/2″ in diameter (about 16mm)
Cap: about 3/16″ in diameter (6mm)
Base: 3/4″ diameter (18mm)
– USING GLASS DOME CHARMS IN YOUR ART –
These can be filled with all sorts of tiny objets d’art! Search through your drawers to find scraps of paper, fabric, old love letters, dollhouse miniatures, shells, bones, beads, moss, or jewelry.
Apothecary bottles have historically been used to store medicinal mixtures and herbs. Today’s jars are functional and decorative, and come in a wide variety of materials, colors, and textures.
A varied assortment of potion and apothecary bottles.
The apothecary was a medical professional who operated a shop where he formulated, prescribed, and dispensed medicine. He also provided medical treatment, offered advice, trained apprentices, and sometimes performed surgery and midwifery.
Illustration from Illustrated History of Furniture, From the Earliest to the Present Time from 1893 by Litchfield, Frederick, (1850-1930)
These cylindrical-shaped bottles were used to contain and transport medicine, herbs, powders, and dry goods. Typically sold in sets of four or more, they were usually colored clear but can also be found in opaque white, transparent blue, and some greens. Those made in the U.S. date from 1790 to 1920 and range in size from 4″ to 12″ high. Stoppers were mostly made from glass.
They are sometimes referred to as potion bottles, sample vials, or medicinal bottles.
Craft Projects with Apothecary Bottles
Use them in shadowboxes, in altered art, assemblage, holiday decorations, and more.
Youtube has bunches of tutorials for using small bottles in craft projects. Here are a few of my favorites:
There are many things you can find to fill up a potion bottle with! Here are a few of them:
– Colored Sand
– Essential Oils
– Tiny Beads
Need more ideas? Check out my Pinterest board for tutorials, ideas, and inspiration!
Apothecary Jar Craft Projects
Use these words and phrases to inspire your creativity.
Harry Potter potions
Please leave a comment below if you have any additions to this list!
How I have used miniature apothecary bottles
I used three bottles for my Steampunk Santos Doll project. I simply tied the bottles with string and dangled them from my doll’s hand.
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