Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fly Away!!

I wish I was flying away somewhere, anywhere, but not today. But I do have a birdhouse pendant to share with you. This is one of the projects we made in a jewelry class last night.
Before you go thinking I am so clever, which I can be sometimes lol, this pendant is a combination of ideas I have come across. I was so captured by its cuteness that I had to make my own version. The frames are Inkssentials Memory Frames in the 1"x1" size, seen here. The roof is a Tim Holtz Corner piece, seen here. We made our own bird nest from 24 gauge wire and pearl beads. There are videos and tutorials on-line for how to make them and they are surprisingly easy and addictive! I found the latest line of dollar stamps at Michaels a few weeks ago, all bird or butterfly themed. One of them happened to be a perfect fit for inside these frames. We colored some Curious Cryogen white cardstock with a blue Copic marker and then stamped the bird with Brilliance black ink. If you want robin's eggs, color the pearls with a Copic marker, easy-peasy.
The fine art of jewelry making, especially working with wire, is not really my gift. But this pendant was not so hard to do. Instead of a pendant, it can also be worn as a pin. Either way, I bet it will grab lots of compliments.
Tim Holtz has lots of great trinkets to use in jewelry making. I got all my stuff on-line at EP and Starlitstudio. You will get great service and fast shipping from both places.
These birdhouse pendants make me want to sing. Good for you this blog doesn't come with sound, lol.
I'm off to work, have a great day. Thanks for taking a moment to visit.


stampqueen said...

Adorable - another item to add to my list of things to try!!!

Deb Neerman said...


JeanFB said...

Wowza, these are fabulous, Tracy!!

Angelnorth said...

Great little pieces Tracy, love those wire and bead birds' nests!

Michele Boyer said...

These are so pretty, Tracy! I've never tried to make jewelry. But these are gorgeous!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

These are AWESOME!!