Okay, the swap here is to alter a pair of glasses. (The swap was from artforthecreativemind.yahoo ) The minute I read about this swap , a picture popped into my mind...I always see the eyes as the portholes to the soul. I love looking at eyes behind glasses, because you can see them bigger and more clearly. So portholes were a must. Thought about a fabulous scene, but it wouldn't be viewed through portholes, so I went for "Under the Sea"...I have two pair of men's large lens glasses, both prescription made of glass...HEAVY!
I decided to remove the sun glass lens' simple because they would cost more to mail...HEAVY..and they were too dark to see the scene. I always save those Hard bubble pack covers that the seal electronics in..so I made the lens' from that...worked out great.
I made the portholes out of antique gold primo...they aren't perfect (not how I saw them in my mind) but life isn't perfect and this is "art". I had to design a bridge to bring them together, so I just did a little steam punkery thing.
I also save (yes I am a saver, but not a hoarder) those little cups from Crystal Lite. They make great little mixing cups for apoxies and paints and glues etc.... In this case they made great little holders for the scenes I had in mind...
Wishing you all a FABULOUS day!!!!