AlteredArtTreasures is taking a short break
Note from seller

Debbie is going to be going to Ohio and then to spend a week at the camper. Lots of plans to acquire some lovely vintage things! Don't forget about Altered Art Treasures... and we can still accept reviews and respond to conversations.

Optical Lens / Spectacle Lens / Vintage Embellishments / Antique / Altered Art / Collage / Junk Journal / Eyes / Kits / Charms / Steampunk

+ $3.00 shipping
+ $3.00 shipping

Made in St Louis, Missouri

Item details

We are selling 3 sets, each containing TWO genuine antique optical lenses. Many have a small vintage sticker still attached. The lenses we have range in size from 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter. As you can see, in our art we place them on top of round or scalloped shapes punched out of paper. The paper can be elegant metallic tones or stamped with an image. Then we place small charms or embellishments under the lens and carefully glue it down with ordinary craft glue.

PLEASE NOTE that the finished examples you see are not for sale, but are only samples of our art meant as inspiration (due to the nature of glare on glass, we were unable to catch the full unique beauty of the actual finished pieces). At no extra charge, we will include 5-6 round or scalloped papers in your choice of colors/textures to complete your kit. For an additional charge of $5.00, we will complete a kit of two lenses for you, with your choice of papers, flowers, charms, etc. If you want this option, do not purchase the kit now, and we will discuss what you have in mind.

Again, offered at the price of $6.50, you will receive the two vintage lenses and up to 6 paper tags (unstamped) in your choice of colors/textures. Depending upon demand, we may offer more lenses or completed lens "shaker boxes" in the future.

    Average review
    Love it so much!
    Jan 17, 2018 by Chona Hernandez
    What a wonderful Etsy shop. The vintage items are delectable. All of the items are shipped with the utmost care and beautiful packing. I want everything in this shop. The two owners Debbie and her daughter Carrie are the most wonderful people to deal with. Speak to either of them and convey items that you like and they will be sure to help to locate other items that you will love. I can't say enough about this wonderful shop and the women who run it. Stop by and make s purchase. I guarantee that you will be more than satisfied and am sure that you will return again and again. I just loved the whole experience purchasing from this shop. ❤️🏆🥇
    Jul 27, 2017 by Pamela Ashe

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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.