Sunday, March 30, 2008

Charm Swap!


~ So here is the outcome of the Spring Charm Swap that I hosted! This was my 2nd Charm Swap and I think everyone did a wonderful job!

I made the wire wrapped nest charm. The above nest is one I made for myself for Easter, using glass beads from Czechoslovakia, this is my Mothers hearitage.
~Below are what I included in the swap.
There are so many wire wrapped versions of birds nest out there, most are so perfect in form, they don't look the way nature intended them to be. After making 25 nest, I think I've got the technique down, don't you think? I stained them with alchohol inks to give off the woodsy color.
~ Some of the charm makers are personal friends, involved in my Scrapbook/Altered Art group, some are Fiskateers, and the rest are people I met in the wonderful world of Blogland!

~ I am Fiskateer #915
California


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~ This shrink plastic flower was made by Stephanie Meadows,
Fiskateer #3584
Tennessee

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~ Kai Naconi
made this wonderful smashed bottle cap charm!
Texas

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~ Susan Carroll
made this painted clay square!
California
also in my Art group


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This stamped clay piece was made by
Lene Tingberg,
Fiskateer# 1073,
Norway.


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~Anne Kenney
Hand forged this bronze charm all the way to the jump ring!
California, but just moved here from the U.K.
also in my Art group

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Pam Hoffman
Created this paper wrapped bead,
Fiskateer # 3198
California
also in my Art group

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~ Barbara Burkard
Made the most simple and adorable charms. Here it is, front and back.
Wisconsin



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~Michelle Geller
Made this sodered gem!
Oregon

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~Sheri Leseberg
Created this adorable bird charm, perfect with my nest!
Germany

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~Sandy Bahn
Made hers to be a charm for a bracelet or cell phone!
Fiskateer# 514
Pennsylvania

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~Valerie Myers
Created this "Special Delivery"!
Fiskateer# 2226
California

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Diana Pohl
Shrink plastic flower
Fiskateer # 4031
California
also in my Art Group

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~ Maya Oren-Dahan
Made a beautiful 2 piece charm.
The orginal bird cut out was also included on a tag included with the charms
Fiskateer#351
Wisconsin

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~ Melissa Merrill
Made a beautiful sodered pendant too!
Oregon

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~ Roseann Hoyle
Made beautiful beaded charms.
Fiskateer # 2933
Arkansas

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~ So there you are!
Please keep a look out for sign up's for my Fall/Halloween Charm swap,
starting as early as August!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Desert Wildflowers

~ Tuesday, around noon, Dyllan and I will head to my Mom's in Borrego Springs to see the annual wildflowers in bloom. We plan to stay until Thursday!
~The above photo is from the state parks website, you can go here for more beautiful pictures taken just a couple of days ago!
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~In the meantime, I've been working on some new and interesting things for my shop, to give as RAK's and to sell at the Boutique on April 5th in Huntington beach. You can see more info on the boutique here!
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~ It's been unusually hot here, yesterday on Easter it was 86 in San Juan Capistrano! My Mom says Borrego has been about 89 which is cool for them, considering in the summer it gets to be 115 in the shade! Of course when you live in the desert, you get used to the heat and anything under 100 is tolerable.
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~ I'll share pictures of the wildflowers when I get back and hope to use the images on some new card art I'm working on!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!




There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE.

Happy Easter!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Pixar Parade

~ Here is the original post minus these photo's if you want a re-cap!

This little guy had on the cutest outfit!



























































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