2/21/2008

for the love of birds

I love birdies - all kinds! Even the male cardinal that keeps pecking my transom windows - he has for the last three years... he pecks at the all the shiny silver parts on my neighbor's car, he pecks at the solar lights along the path out back...but, I do respect what he thinks he is doing (com'mon - after three years you'd think he would know it is his reflection!!) and appreciate him being there, although not at six in the morning... :) I teased him one year and put a fake cardinal bird from Michaels in my front door wreath - he pecked the fake eyes out and pulled it OUT from the wreath - I found the fake bird on the ground! LOL! I've tried putting beanie babies in the transoms (it really made guests ask funny questions - ha ha!....nothing works....I'm going to have to fashion fake cobwebs on the window insides somehow I think.... :) Anyhow, Memory Box has a line of paper just out called Aerial. Size and scale is perfect for a wide range of ideas....well, it arrived and I saw the cover of the 6x6 pad, and I started drooling! I saw these finished ornaments in my mind right away! These finished ornaments are heavy - too heavy to be worn as pendants. So I decided to liven up my door handle of my studio (the rub on 'inspiring' was from an Uppercase Living party). They use two 2" x 3" pieces of beveled glass. I collaged the birdie Aerial paper with 7gypsies papers, vintage dictionary snippets and white mulberry paper. The chandelier pieces are vintage and from an estate auction over in Pennsylvania. May Arts and Martha Stewart ribbon, Swarovski crystals and all sterling silver wire and components. The middle ornament has a Swarovski crystal adhered to the outside of the piece with Glossy Accents. The pendant on the left uses 1" x 1-7/8" pieces of glass. All pieces were created by sandwiching collaged art between two panes of glass, taping, soldering, attaching jumprings. Soldering is addictive for me - I think I could solder for days and never get over how amazing the transformation is. It's like heat embossing! LOL! Thank you for stopping by!

11 comments:

happiness blooms said...

Cindy, these are waaaay beyond gorgeous!!!
HB

Christina said...

those are so beautiful! can you email me at cmoore@bvunet.net and give me tips on how you get your jump rings on so well without having to "glob" up a chunk of solder? Thanks!

Conniecrafter said...

these are so sweet, love the crystals too, great idea for your door knob!

Debbie Olson said...

Cindy, I love your fabulous little pieces of art--amazing and inspiring!

Nise said...

These are so COOL! I took a class and did something like this last March. Will be anxious to hear your opinion on the Ranger white opaque pen, so please do share. I have the Signo and it's pretty good, but I've been hoping for "great".

leenda said...

Wonderful artwork Cindy. Hanging it on your inspiring door is genius! By the way, I use to have blackbirds pecking at windows. Nothing worked until I purchased a fog horn & blew it when they would peck! Worked like a charm!

Heather said...

Absolutely incredible! These are just beautiful, Cindy! Your mind must be so full of ideas - I want to just sit and watch you.

Chandelier said...

Woow those r so cute..gr8 idea..U have done nice piece of work.Thanks a lot for sharing with us.
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boynecitygrl said...

wow i really love those. put a rubber snake out that should take care of Mr. C.

Blessings,

Beth F

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