My artist friend Dorothy was just back from San Miguel de Allende with a bunch of these -Nicho's - little tin niches with glass doors. they are about the size of a cell phone 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches tall.
Here you can see the plain one and how utterly FABULOUS they turned out when 4 creative individuals had their way with them.
We tried many angles and lighting to get a good picture - so i apologize they are not all clear. But i think you can get a sense of their exuberance!
The orange one on the right is mine - they called in an Indian Circus - complete with a mini painted bronze elephant, a paper circus tent awning, mandala sticker and mirror inside.
We all used bits of paper, stickers, beads, metal findings and elaborate painted dots and stripes to adorn the nicho's into works of art. Oh and a bunch of cheesy earrings came in handy - pulled apart with needle nose pliers and attached with e6000 glue.