Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

March 6, 2014

No....No I Can't.....

That was my answer to Russell's "You just can't leave anything alone, can you babe?" query.  I'd bought another bottle of Jones Cream Soda at the grocery store and I actually did walk over to the trash with the bottle.  Then I hesitated before tossing it in the bin and looked at it.  I just couldn't make myself throw it out. So I rinsed it and let it dry, dug out my bags of sequins and E6000 glue.

I forgot that I had a small baggie of sparklie circles that had no holes in the center like regular sequins and knew they'd be exactly what I needed for this project.  First I put a row of the larger flowers around the top and bottom of the label, then started adding the rows of circles.  Russell came out to the kitchen at one point and watched me working and said, 'looks tedious.'  It really wasn't.  It went fairly quickly.  I got the best results by putting a thin line of glue on the bottle, then I touched the tip of a toothpick to the glue and touched the circle and it worked perfectly to pick it up and set it into place, and didn't leave any residue on the sparkle.  Using that method, setting the circles into place went very quickly.  There is no way I could have done this using my fingers to pick up the circles.





But was I done yet?  Of course not!  I had to add rhinestones on the label too.

All the way around the bottle.

Bottled in Seattle, product of Canada.  

And some sparkles for the cap as well. 

25 comments:

  1. Wonderful work done by you on the bottle. Bottle is glittering bright with beautiful colors!!

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    1. I swear I was a crow or raven in some past life. I can't get enough of sparkles.

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  2. That Happy Face looks even Happier!

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    1. I nearly added a rhinestone nose to the face but stopped short. lol

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  3. Sooooo, I'm guessing you REALLY love Jones cream ?!?
    Beautiful work!

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    1. I prefer Green Apple but I can't find it out here anymore. I could buy it from them directly but haven't yet. These are the good folks that bring you some wacky flavours like gravy, dirt & perspiration in addition to their normal flavours.

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  4. Very nice job, JoJo. I have a hard time throwing out stuff, too... Perhaps one day you'll see me featured in one of those Discovery shows about hoarders: Crazy Dog Lady In Curaçao Arrested For Stealing Recycling Bin or something like that :D Difference is, I don't produce nearly as much beauty (or creativity) as you do. Kudos--awesome bottle.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Carnaval post earlier this week :)
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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    1. Hi Guilie! Thanks so much! :D

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  5. Lovely ! You don't waste anything. There's a girl here has a facebook page where she spray bottles of wine,champagne etc with glitter and wine glasses ,put them in a box and charges twice the price.You should try something like that,with an unopened bottle.

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    1. i'm not sure I could do that with an unopened bottle because of the whole copyright infringement thing. I have seen glittered wine glasses and have thought about it, but it seems everyone wants them dishwasher safe. I don't know why people can't take a grand total of 3 minutes to carefully hand wash but they don't.

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  6. What an enhancement to the lowly bottle. Jones soda is easy to find here. I save bottles too, usually to reuse for homemade liqueurs or vinegars. I saved one raspberry liqueur bottle and it makes a great slim rolling pin for crushing crackers. Recycling works.

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    1. I was able to get all their flavours too when I lived in Washington. But here there are only a couple flavours. I am kicking myself for not buying that Seahawks special edition that they came out with in 2007 or so...it was a 12 pack I think and that's the one that contained the gross dirt and perspiration sodas. It was only sold at a select few markets and I never got around to getting there, plus they sold out so fast too. I wouldn't have opened and drank those, or decorated them either.

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  7. You and Russell are adorable. I'm grateful you can't leave anything alone. You add colorful flavor and artsy beauty to blogland.

    Be well, dear JoJo.
    xoRobyn

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    1. Aw thanks Robyn! You are so sweet to say. :)

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  8. Loving some sparkles :)
    Re the wine and champagne bottles - I don't know about USA but over here you're not allowed to sell alcohol without a licence - a lot of people have started to sell glittered bottles and glasses and they don't seem to realise that it's actually breaking the law!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    xx

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    1. Oh you can't do it here either. A couple comments up my friend Anne mentioned someone glittering bottles of unopened product and selling them. That's highly illegal here, whether or not it's liquor or soda pop. Anne lives in the UK.

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  9. You have never-ending patience, JoJo. I used that glue for my slumped bottle and that stuff rock and rolls! The bottle came out great. I say you send a picture into them. You never know….

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    1. I might send them the link to this blog post so they can see what I did to their bottle, but I tried to email them a picture for a label and ran into trouble logging in.

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  10. OMG, that is BEYOND COOL!!! You do have the patience of a saint though. LOL The results are well worth it. You created from something quite mundane a work of art. Bravo my friend. That bottle rocks!

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  11. The bottle looks fantastic. I think you should send "Jones" a photo of your enhanced bottle, if they don't use it in an ad I'm sure they would at least get a kick out of it. :)

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    1. I think maybe I will. What the heck. I'll just send the link to this blog post. I think I also have to edit this post to put a disclaimer that I have no intention of making and selling these, just to avoid any nastygrams by Jones lawyers. (can you tell I worked in law for over 20 years? I know how their minds work. lol).

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  12. Hey JoJo,

    Your imagination seems to be limitless. That bottle is beautiful and right on the button.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Gary :)

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    1. Thanks Gary! :D Back atcha!

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  13. Love your bottle, I can't believe that went quickly it looks like it was a lot of work. You are so creative.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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