Frozen Charlotte’s Time Machine

by Joan Williams.
(Springfield, Missouri USA)

Front of Charlotte's closed Time Machine

Front of Charlotte’s closed Time Machine

This little brass pillbox sat on my work table for several years – it was something my mother had given to me and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it.

One day I bought an extremely tiny “Frozen Charlotte” doll, and in an attempt to keep it from being lost in the black hole that is my studio I placed it in the pillbox.

And that’s when the time machine idea popped into my head.

After that, it was just a matter of encasing Charlotte and some watch gears in layers of ICE resin.


For the time machine’s door, I scratched the old black paint with sandpaper, layered the date dial from a man’s watch and a face charm over a clock gear, and applied a little Gilder’s paste for color.

This is my favorite kind of creating – when unrelated things suddenly come together almost effortlessly!

Joan Williams
Lilruby – jewelry design and more at Etsy


Time-Traveling Frozen Charlotte
by: Rena

Joan, I love, love, love this creation!

Such a neat way to give a new life to special odds and ends that were waiting for their story to begin.

Love Charlotte’s travel schedule – I hope she’s keeping a travel journal somewhere. 🙂

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful creation with us.

by: Anonymous

What a great idea … it’s adorable!

That’s Unreal!
by: Anonymous

That is unreal! I love unusual stuff like that!

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