"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Friday, June 24, 2011

A few new charms

I know this charm would creep out my friend Tracy, but I happen to like spiders.  I have a connection to them, and have used them in quite a few pieces of artwork.  It has to do with my life as a weaver & spinner...something I haven't done for years.  But I'll always love spiders.  I especailly loved the wonderful webs we would get out on our balcony in CA...so pretty with just a bit of dew on them & the artful weaver sitting somewhere in that web.
I also love bird nests...another skillfully woven masterpiece, made to lay eggs & raise those baby birds until they can fly away on their own.  I used a pre-rusted wire for this...it was a bit of a challenge to weave the wire in & out to hold the nest together, but I can see making more of these in the future.  My needle nose pliers became a good friend while creating this nest.
I'm a member of the ArtCharms group on Yahoo...and every Thursday night, there is an on-line chat.  Most Thursday nights, I forget about it...but last week I remembered to go into the chat.  We talked about finding the time to create & also about some swap ideas.  I'm not sure how we got onto the topic, but the idea of postage stamps in mica came up & someone asked me to post an example of that...so the last charm above is the one I just made.  My friend Kimber sent me a bunch of bird image postage stamps & I selected the one above for my charm.  I have a love-hate relationship with mica, but this one turned out ok. 
And yes, once again I forgot about the chat last night. 

So that's some of what I've been playing with this week...what have you been up to?

4 comments:

  1. ok...no excuses...i have mica, postage stamps and even that same charm...i really need to try making a mica charm...very sweet!

    eBeth

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  2. My favorite is the bird nest charm, as I also love bird's nests! Miss you, Debbie, but I thought of you as I incorporated a small piece of your ribbon into my collage for a friend!

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  3. Thanks for the comments, eBeth & Peggy. I'm having way too much fun making charms right now. It's taken over for my old paper addiction, which I know will resurface one day.

    eBeth...if you make mica charms, I hope you post them to your blog. And Peggy...I'm glad you're having fun with the ribbons. I'm still addicted to those!

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  4. Beautiful charms Debbie! Of course you know I love the bird one. The mica looks great!

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