Wednesday, March 14, 2007

artfest charms

I have been procrastinating on my artfest charms... I made a batch of resin charms last month.. but they did not turned out as I had planed, ( a few of them still may make it into my trade bag) I encased book text seedpods and red sting in the resin.
So for the last few weeks I was clueless as to what I could do for my charms...
so yesterday I did my little thrift store day and lo and behold there were these little plastic wedding favor doves in a little bag about 100 of them ( so I scooped them up and went home happily and drilled a hole through there little plastic bird body's then created the wire nest... I am now happy I now have some trades!
So here you have it my 50 birds in there nest's! all ready for artfest!
Today I will make ATC cards, I will shoot for 50 but I will be over the top happy if I can do 100! wish me luck now its off to work I go!

If you respond to this post with your email I will pick 2 winners who will each win a bird nest charm tomorrow at 11 am .
good luck! :)

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31 comments:

heartartz said...

Too charming!!!
love it.
Gail

Laura Krasinski said...

Ruth you are incredibly creative.. love the idea with the doves...

Judy Scott said...

What an amazing idea, they are delightful, please put my name in the hat!!!! Judy xx

zorana said...

How creative! The bird/nests are adorable, but the resin charms are beautiful too! :-)

kristin said...

you certainly are inovative! the charms are delightful...and i'm curious about how you make the resin charms too. i would LOVE one of your nest charms!

www.kleas.typepad.com

Mamarox said...

Those are very sweet. I wish I was going to ArtFest, I could use a recharge of the batteries right about now. have fun and give Heather SB a big hug for me!

Waltraud said...

A nice idea. The birds are beatiful.

dogfaeriex5 said...

omg!!
these are so precious, i hope that i can snag one of these at artfest.. they are so perfect...
xox~kim

Lisa Gallup said...

You're very clever with those dove charms! Very pretty! Have a great time at ArtFest!! :)

spiritthing@comcast.net

Holly Stinnett said...

You amaze me... these are wonderful! Can't wait to meet you at Artfest!

Beate said...

Ruth you made an incredibly ART !!!!!

Shari Beaubien said...

These are adorable, Ruth! How could I not participate?? Hugs, Shari

MB Shaw said...

Ruth,
I'm a friend of Shari Beaubien and she turned me on to your blog. Great stuff and wonderful(!!!) charms. I will be at Artfest for the 1st time this year, hopefully we can meet. I am making charms too but enter me in your contest just in case :-)
mbshaw@mbshaw.com
Thanks,
Mary Beth

Trudi said...

Really cute and creative. My first fist to your blog and it looks great.

Patti G. said...

Ruth , your charms are beautiful. Those in the resin and your sweet plastic doves with the nest! Ohhhh enter me me me into your drawing! I love your wire work Ruth! I just know that you will be the hit of the party at Artfest! Wish I could be there to give you a big hug! :0)
Smooches,Patti
You have my email right doll?

Jo Wholohan said...

These are so gorgeous ruth!!!! Love the resin ones and the doves are just too beautiful :) Have a ball at artfest.
Hugs,
Jo Wholohan.
hoolywood@bigpond.com

Judy said...

Your make such beautiful works of art...you have inspired me ..to think I can do great things too..

Beth said...

I just gotta get in on this one !!!
Thanks a bunch !!!!
The nests are TOO cute !!!!

martha said...

Oh these birdies and nests are too pretty. Save one for me! 2 MORE WEEKS!!! Can't wait to meet you!

Malin said...

You are so creative :) I would love those win one of those charms.

liz said...

theses are SO beautiful ruth!! what a talented girl!!
liz xx

maria said...

I use to look at your art at flickr during my lunch break, it cheers me up :-) And I loooove your bird charms!!

~maria in sweden
nenitas@spray.se

kelly said...

way to go, ruth! they are really pretty, too. everyone will love these. especially ME when you draw my name tomorrow. lol!

Gisele said...

These are so original Ruth, please add my name to the hat or would be happy to trade one for my soldered marbles.

I'm Dee Guthman said...

Ruth,
These are great, some time it is just all comes together. What a great charm!

Dotee said...

Sorry I missed this giveaway. But very happy that you have shared more of your fabulous art!

The little birds on the nests are a wonderful idea!!!

Dotee said...

P.S love the resin charms too..

Heather said...

I am bummed I missed your drawing because I am so behind in my blogs but I hope I can meet up with you at ArtFest and swap charms with you. These are very sweet and clever.

gina armfield said...

Love Love Love the bird and nest charms!!! I have been making charms to trade at artfest to http://sweetsistergina.typepad.com/joyful_purpose/2007/03/charms_and_a_st.html Hopefully we will be able to trade together. I am taking the ashman's on thurs, o'briens on fri, nina on sat - hope to meet you! Gina

Marianne Lettieri said...

Ruth,
I am amazed at your creativity. The bird nest charms are lovely, as are the fabric ATCs. Clever gir!
Marianne

Anonymous said...

Oh My--I';m so sorry I receive these yahoo group messages in digest form, as I miss many deadlines. I think your idea of the doves on a nest extremely creative. Wish I had such creative genes. I made silve soldered charms, and HOPE I can catch up with you for one of your dove trades! I'm green with eny at the sight of them!
Dale Wigley