Journaling on my experience as a mixed media artist. I love trying new techniques. You might find anything from altered art like books, tip ins, ATC's, fat books, watercolors, scrapbooking, stamping, cards, antiques, potpourri. I hope to add items you enjoy for sale. I have been dabbling in art since I received my first box of crayons. I especially love the heritage or vintage look. judy

Location: central, Illinois, United States

Mother of two beautiful women, grandmother of 1 boy and 2 girls, caregiver to my Mother, artist. Our family includes 1 cat, and a land turtle. I have been mama to 2 ferol cat families.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bird nest charm

I love the charm swaps so when TheLatestTrendsInMixedMedia@yahoogroups

started they had a challege. I took some copper wire size 20 gauge and cut 2 pieces about 4 inches long and held them in an X position. I looped the end of my spool wire onto one of the four spokes and started weaving and formed the nest. I then used the wire to loop thru the top edge to finish the nest. I made eggs from polyclay following the clay directions. I used E6000 to glue the eggs to the nest and added a jump ring.I was apprehensive about my charms after being in the Big charm swap on another list and being belittled so badly.To my surprise I won the Innovative charm swap! I won a gc from the sponsor TwistedPaper.