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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Speckled egg charms, bunny fluff & beautiful postcards ~


I started working on three little egg charms that will adorn "little bird girl" dresses ~ I'm a little rusty with the soldering but got a little better the more I did. Thank goodness the "look" I'm going for is rustic! BTW, I use microscope slides for these charms....I cut them in half! Not an easy task either but I'm trying to get better at it :) I found these two boxes on ebay....












When I went outside today look at this sweet little tuft of bunny hair that I found! I couldn't resist it....I know, I'm crazy :) I just hope the rabbit wasn't hurt while losing it!





I keep my soldering supplies in a small suitcase in my studio. I still can't believe I'm calling it a studio but oh well, it just sounds so "official".... but back to the suitcase, it keeps all the items together and works really well. I have a box of beautiful old postcards that I've been collecting as I love to make color copies of them and sandwich them between two pieces of glass then solder around. I just had to share some with you!!!
Please click these to enlarge, then right click to save to your own computer. You can frame the copies that you print out or use in your artwork ~












You all are so wonderful ~
have a great Tuesday sweet friends,

xxoo, Dawn

31 comments:

Robyn W. Mills said...

I've been working on doing some jewlery with small pieces of glass. But I haven't found some company who has small squares of thin glass that I can use. I noticed that you have alot of glass in your pieces. Do you cut your own glass or have them cut. If you have any suggestions please contact me @robynsnest13@yahoo.com. Love your blog.Robyn

debi @ life in my studio said...

Thanks for so many beautiful images! I'll have fun with these.

Pam said...

Thanks once again for sharing with us Dawn. These are such pretty cards.

Lori said...

your charms are so cute Dawn!!! i would have snatched up that tuft of bunny hair too... what pretty images...you know i love the bleeding heart the best:)

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful images! I love the post of your studio below, I feel right at home there! Blessings to your Son on the lost of his friend! I pray for strength for your son and your sons friends family!

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

Hi Sweet Girlfriend!!!!I love your charms, will you have them for sale? If so, I have a request, a BLUE EGG. How much? Shoot me an email o.k. I got all the stuff to do these, hope to try doing it soon!!Thank-You so much for the postcards Dawn, I do love getting little bits of your stash~~~~you have the prettiest things!!!!And it kinda makes one feel connected, ya know what I mean,like treasures from an old friend!!!~Can't wait to see what else your going to do!!Blessings Always Dear Freind, Deborah

time-worn interiors said...

Oh Dawn, you should make a small shadow box charm from the tuft of bunny fur!! How cute would that be?
Theresa

Just a little something from Judy said...

My Grandma used to have a postcard collection, and some of these postcards look familiar. They are exceptionally beautiful! Thank you for sharing them. It was nice having you visit my blog yesterday. I enjoy EVERY visit to yours.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I love vintage postcards! Thank you for sharing!

Debby said...

I just love the charms! Can't wait to see what you do with the pretty bunny fur, you have the neatest ideas. I just found your site yesterday and am thoroughly enjoying it. Thank you for sharing your day with us.

Rockin' Robin S. said...

I am really wanting to get into the jewlery making. Still need supplies. One of these days. Your charms are just so darn cute. I am also a lover of bird things. Could be because of my name I guess. I am looking for Robin things to work into my studio.
Thanks for the post cards to use...what great ideas you always have. Cyber Hugs, R' Robin

Musenkind am Meer said...

Dear Dawn,

every time I´m visiting your blog and seeing your creations I feel so good. You jolly me!

Hugs
Cornelia

vikki said...

love that you found some git away time to do what you love in your 'studio' ~ i do the same it is my scrappy or sewing room. but you are an artist m'dear, so it should be a 'studio' what with your artwork on covers on mags! i am so thrilled for you. i don't think i could solder, i will leave that to you. you do a great job. wonderful find the bunnie tuft... so sweet in a collage ~ piece of your art. take care m'dear friend. hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

Sweet Romance said...

What a sweetie for always sharing your beautiful images! I so look froward to that little notification in my email every morning from "the feathered nest"! I love your blog♥

Thank you!
candice

Marcie said...

Hi Miz Dawn,
A hug first,,,then I must say,,you did it,,,the rest will be easy,,you are a special lady to share so much. Recently I saw a white rabbit, at about 4am, it was so quiet out, a gift, of a moment.
Marcie
ps, the house was wonderful, we are thinking about it.

Miss Sandy said...

Dawn,
I am the lucky owner of one of your soldered pieces and I enjoy it everyday as it hangs on the knob of an old cupboard! I love it!!!

I so want to learn this art form. I bought Pretty Little Things for some inspiration and my husband has been seeking out a soldering iron with a temp. control and interchangeable tips for me. I have many of the supplies as my brother-in-law used to do stained glass and he gave me tons of his supplies when he moved.

Do you have any tips for beginners?

Happy soldering!

Miss Sandy said...

It's me again, I have an idea, how about a tutorial on your little nest blog? I'd be first in line to buy one! Just something to think about!

Marilyn Miller said...

Thanks for the lovely pictures and sharing. Your gifts are precious. I love that you saved the bunny tuft.

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely postcards Dawn.

I have to say, every time i see the soldered charms, i wish i knew how to do it. Maybe later. =0)

Blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

kathy said...

Dawn , was not online to see your post about your family friend -- so sorry - will continue to remember all of you nad his family in your prayers -- kathy - ga

Shopgirl said...

I did get one of your postcards, they are all so lovely...Thank You.
As you know I took up the making of little charms, you make them so beautiful.
In my prayers, Mary

KarenHarveyCox said...

Whenever, I visit you, I browse around and I always feel such a sweetness and peace. I think that I could see you having a studio in the Lake district with Beatrix Potter. I love the way you showed the charm designs. I have been wanting to do this with my artwork but didn't know quite how to, thank you I will try. I just have to learn how to do the edges.

Thank you for the postcards too.

Karen

Vicki Page said...

Dawn, beautiful charms and I can't wait to see what you do with the bunny fur. My husband does taxidermy I could get you all sorts of unusual things. Sometimes the bunnies pull their hair out to line their nest with it for the babies. Could be a nest near where you found the hair. Thank you for the scans love them! Vicki Page

The Willow Rose said...

Dawn, Such beautiful charms you have made...Regina

Phillane E'lee said...

Oh dawn you are a inspirtation. I have all the stuff except for the flux and so want to try my hand at this. I think I will buy the last of the ingrediants this payday and get going. Thank you sweetie for the post cards too.
Hugs,Pea

Deanna said...

Vicki is right. This is the time of year when female rabbits pull out their own fur to line their nests(warrens). They're fluffing it up for their babies on the way!

BTW - I love your blog!

RubyMay said...

Thank you so much Dawn for sharing with us. These postcards are gorgeous. (((hugs))) RubyMay x

Charlene said...

Dawn thank you for sharing your images. They make me want to do something special for Spring.

Kelly said...

Hi Dawn,

I love your blog and you ought to make a tutorial for those soldered jewels. I have always wanted to learn how to do it and make them as gifts for friends and family.

Thank you for being such a sweetie!

Vintage Inspired Jewelry said...

Oh Dawn, your charms are adorable thanks for sharing them. Have a great day...Kathi

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~ Don't you just have so much fun soldering ! It is kind of therapeutic but of course all creating tends to be that way ~
Pretty pretties !!
xoxo,
Lori

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