Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chicken Wire Can Be Pretty!!

Happy Middle of the week!!

Sorry if I didn't visit all of you yesterday. I was up to my elbows in chicken wire. I started making these crowns for garden statues, indoors or out. They turned out so cute, my friend Jamie said I should put them on my blog for you to see!!
So here they are. If you are wondering, I used moss around the bottom of the crown, and the cute bird graphic came from The Graphic Fairy. I embellished of course. The hardest part is cutting and bending the wire. Chicken wire can be poky, and you can't really wear gloves while working with the wire. Each one turns out slightly different, hence the hand done thing. (What, I'm not a machine)?
This project took up my entire day yesterday, but it's quite nice when a project turns out well.

Have a great day!!


Fete et Fleur said...

I love chicken wire crowns! I've been wanting to make some and add old lace and tons of ribbon. I just don't want to get poked like you did. :~)

I love the moss and bird graphics you used. I can see these with nests in the center.

xx Nancy

the feathered nest said...

LOVE those! What a cute idea! Those birds with the crowns on their heads are a wonderful touch!


Teresa ~ French Poppy said...

Okay now those are just adorable! Very very cool idea!


Storybook Woods said...

So charming. Your wonderful xoxoxo Clarice

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Those are FABULOUS, Rosemary! I LOVE them!!! And your new blog look is soooo beautiful! =)

hugs to you!

Michelle said...

wow! I love your new banner! so fresh and pretty! Makes your blog more "alive" I also think your crowns are very pretty! And yes, chicken wire can be very tempermental and sharp!

Alison Gibbs said...

The crowns look fabulous

Inspired Tokens said...

How very cute. I love the elegance and simplicity! Great job.
Happy May Day!

Mermaid Queen said...

Great job Rosemary. Chicken wire is really hard to work with but those are darling. I really like the crown on the birds, and I see the rhinestones your bought put to good use. Have a happy day!

Linda said...

Hi Rosemary, these are so worked your magic on chicken them. Happy May Day...hugs, Linda

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh these are Fantastic! Love them! Especially the little touches of moss!
Sandra Evertson

Joy said...

Brilliant - love them!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Rosemary, I just dropped in and had to double check to make sure I had the right blog. You've had a major blog-lift and it looks fabulous! Oh, and those crowns aren't too bad either!


Rebecca Ramsey said...

I want to wear one of those crowns!
How fun!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Very cute & original idea! Chicken wire can be pricky indeed!

Love your new blog look. You are queen of crowns & tiaras, Hugs, DebraK

Liz said...

How adorable!

I love the new background design, so very you!

somepinkflowers said...

what wonderfully creative
and attractive crowns!


if i had one,
i think i would wear it
while i worked in the garden.

do you do that?

daisy cottage said...

Good Morning Rosemary!
What an adorable and creative idea! I love it!!!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I love these! I will have to make one for my cement rooster!!! Toooooo cute!


purpleflowerfairy said...

oh rosemary! those are FABULOUS =) debbie

Linda said...

cool! I have just made one myself after being inspired