Friday, April 12, 2013

Fly Away Little Bird

I'm coming in just under the wire for my entry this week at
Simon Says Stamp and Show Fly challenge.
No its not done by Jen Crossley.
I've never had the pleasure of taking any of her classes
 but I sure would LOVE to!!
But it is modeled after her birdhouse pendants.
Of course putting my own spin on things.
This was for a dear friend who recently underwent surgery.
I just got word she received it so now I can show you all.

While it would make perfect sense to use a piece of
brass or copper pipe for the birdhouse.
I didn't have any on hand. My DH let me cut up one of his brass shell casings.
I used a stamp from I Brake for Stamps to do the metal etching.
I have a tutorial on how to do that you can find it HERE.
I would usually use my jewelers torch to weld everything in place.
But some of the materials I used were aluminum
so went with the cold connection process instead.

Its supposed to rain all weekend so I'll be catching up
with my favorite blogs then!

UPDATE... Just heard I made the Top 3 at Simon Says!
Yea!!!! Thank you for that and for having a venue to share
our love of art.

36 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

So clever Lynn and such a wonderful gift.
hugs {brenda} xox

shari said...

Lynn, this is just beautiful, love it!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

This is gorgeous,Lynn.Love it.
Hope your friend is doing well.
Hugs,
Marie

Christine said...

Gorgeous!!! A beautiful piece!

Jo said...

omg are you kidding me!!! seriously beautiful and seriously inventive!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece, LOVE it! Make the most of your wet weekend! Hugs, Valerie

angi eharis said...

so lovely lynn! i have been wanting to make one of these, tx for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi

Candy C said...

Lynn...Yay! I'm so glad to see you over at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Your work is always so unique and amazing! I love your sweet little bird house! You made this from a brass casing?!? WOW! Love it! I'm going to have to check out that tutorial. This piece is so cute! Love the etching and the design of the whole piece. Thanks for sharing your always beautiful work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

In Love! I never would have guessed it was a shall. The tutorial is wonderful - thanks. Beautiful work and such a delightful gift. hugs, Donna

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a stunning piece Lynn, the detail is wonderful. The leaves are gorgeous and again beautiful detail. Excuisite piece and a gorgeous gift. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Lynn, this is stunning! I can't get over how talented you are in so many different mediums. Love this!

Amy said...

Really beautiful Lynn,your friend must be thrilled.
Snowing here with no sign of Spring !
Hugs

bobbie said...

I love all the detail ~ your friend will be thrilled!

PeggyR said...

I love your work.

Diane said...

Shell casing!! Who'd of thought? This is so elegant and I'm sure your friend loved it. Hope she's doing better. Diane

ImagiMeri said...

Oh Lynn, it's so, so gorgeous! I just spent over $125 at Retro Cafe Art and got my baby sister all kinds of shrines and skeleton goodies for the birthday she just had. I couldn't keep what I got her a secret and showed her everything. I did not realize I had shopped there multiple times in the past few years.....I thought I had found a whole new store by reading your blog...how dense am I....geez.

I'm itchin' to do another swap with you girlfriend, maybe in the next month or so after I find out what's wrong with me (see blog).

Hugs,
Meri

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I just can't tell you how much I love this piece. Fabulous! I know your friend treasures it.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The stamp is so beautiful. Honestly Lynn I continue be dumbstruck by your artistry and your knowledge of techniques is remarkable.
A very special gift that your friend will treasure.
Wishes
Lynne

Sandra said...

Ohh this is truly amazing! Really pretty gift! hope your friend is feeling better soon! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Carolyn said...

Hi Lynn, you create the most marvelous pieces using the strangest materials and they always turn our gorgeous. I wonder if my Jim would part with a copper shell casing.

Hugs,
C

Sarah said...

Etched shell casings are cool on their own but you have added a really great twist on this one. Fantastic little creation, Lynn!

Linda Cain said...

This is just over-the-top wonderful and Jen would be very proud of you! She is brilliant, isn't she? And such a sweetheart.

Bravo girl!

Becs said...

Lynn, that is just lovely. I sure wish I had saved all my casings from 20 years of being an officer. Lol. Oh well, I am sure your friend adores it. Take care, Becs

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend!

Effie said...

Love this... Fabulous!

Ms Misantropia said...

So pretty!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

That's a treasure really breathtaking and a wonderful gift.

Anna-Karin said...

Such a gorgeous project and a wonderful gift to your friend. Loving all the metal and textures. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Martina2801 said...

What a gorgeous piece and a beautiful gift, dear Lynn!
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. My blog repair is far from complete. This requires a lot of patience ....:-(

Createology said...

This is definitely cheerful and sweet for your friend's recovery. I adore it. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Dawn said...

I LOVE this! Just gorgeous! Thanks for the comments on my Mad Hatter Hat! x

Terry said...

I just love this golden birdhouse! So pretty and I know your friend was so thankful! Hope you are having a great week! Hugs!

Candy C said...

Lynn...Yay! I'm so glad that your birdhouse pendant got selected as one of the top three pieces for Simon Says Stamp and Show! I love your work and I'm so glad that you're getting this special recognition! <3 Candy

paper yum said...

This is phenomenal. I'm a recovering jewelry-only artist, so I know what goes into this and I'm floored, soooo nice.

Annie said...

Huge congrats on top 3 at SSSS Lynn ........this is so fabulous. Love it and I am sure your friend will treasure it

Hugs

Annie x

Jen Crossley said...

Glad I inspired you Lynn

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