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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wind chimes on a rainy day

It's a rainy day today, the first all April. Already I can see the grass getting green. My husband picked up a stray beta fish on the way home from town the other day (someone was moving and handing out all her animals), so I've spent the morning working on a new home for little Wong Foo. He came in a cheesy lava lamp thing that lit up like a disco ball and looked like it spent the better part of the 90's on the bottom shelf of a thrift store. It was time to retire the funk and I have been working on a hanger for him. I'll probably post it after the paint drys.

Yesterday I went for a free form whatever in an attempt to use up my excess glass. I really need to get more of these fired. Possibly I can get the next batch to behave a bit better than this last one.

I managed to scavenge some chandelier crystals and I think I'll use them on my beta home today. I thought it would be pretty window decor in the kitchen.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The key and sunflower

I started out with the idea for windchimes, but both of these kind of gave me the impression that they could hold their own.
I am kind of toying with the idea of making an army of the sunflower things and swagging material through the ends and making some kitchen window treatments.
It may just be the sugar hangover talking, but I suddenly have such an urge to

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Just finished my little bohemian beauty-fly windchime today. I decided to go with only a single strand of wire instead of my usual twisting 2 strands. It made it so much harder to weld and I found myself blowing through a lot of wire and I wasn't as happy with the result as I am with the 2-strand sculpture. I managed to finish it though and it is up on my Etsy now.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


It is finished and turned out just beautiful! I sometimes wish I could make a living just selling my pretty things.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Wow! I have been featured on the Everyday Living blog! That is so neat! You can check it out here:

Yesterday I had the rare treat of spending the whole day in my shop alone, no kids, to do whatever I want. I decided to take on a fairly large sculpture and I'm so happy with how it turned out. I can't wait to post it. It still needs to be strung and put together, but when it's done, it will be almost 4 feet from top to bottom.
I suppose, this being my second post ever I should kind of explain what I do. I am a trash-to-treasure artist. I like to find things that would normally be thrown out and make them into something pretty. All my wire sculpture is reclaimed electric fencing. I twist it all by hand, shape it and weld it, clean it and then paint it. Sometimes they hold candles or seeds for the birds, sometimes they get strung with recycled glass and made into windchimes. Then they are posted to my etsy site for "adoption." I love making them, each one is unique and with that handmade quirkyness that can't be duplicated with a machine. Anyway, I hope if you follow my blog, you enjoy what you see and maybe it will inspire you as well.


Whew! I spend all day in the shop yesterday coming up with a new idea for a candle holder/bird feeder. It's still drying, but as soon as I get it together I'll post it. I'm so excited! It's definitely one of my favorites. I'll post more later when I have time. Unil then, you can take a look at a few of my creations at Maybe you can give me hints as to what to make next. I welcome any suggestions. See you soon!