Thursday, February 17, 2011

This ring is for the birds!

Earlier this week the girls and I went and hung out with Cassie and her daughter.  We had a yummy lunch (thanks again Cassie!) and while the girls played we did some crafting and a lot of gabbing ;-)  I had a bag full supplies to make all kinds of things but only managed to make one thing.  BUT I have to say I'm pretty impressed with my one thing.

As I have said before I have a never ending list of crafts I want to attempt.  Well at least a year ago I saw a bird nest ring somewhere in blog land.  I wanted to make one for my mom.  My maiden name is Robirds and my parents always talked about having a business and naming it 'the bird's nest'.  They actually do have a business license but it's called Paddlefowl Peddlers, get it row birds? But anyway...
I had bought all the supplies but never actually attempted to make one.  So at Cassie's I decided I was finally just gonna sit down, without a tutorial and see if I could reproduce the picture of the ring I saw in my mind.



 Please try to ignore my extremely dry old lady-looking hands...I just love the cold weather!



While writing this post I searched for the rings I had seen that inspired me to make my own. And this is what I found...
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Aren't they amazing?  I used 24 gauge wire for mine but I think I will try a higher gauge next time.  I think these are way better then mine, but for making mine without a tutorial and only a picture in my mind, I'm thinking I did a pretty good job!  What do you guys think?  Don't worry I can take it!


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31 comments:

  1. These are really beautiful. A touch of spring in the middle winter!

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  2. you know I love it! I just posted my pom pom flowers, too. I had so much fun and would definitely love to do it again soon! Emmy and Natalie are quite a pair!

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  3. I think it came out great! And I love that it has some personal meaning. Nice job!

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  4. That's SUPER cute! And they look so inexpensive to make! :) Stopping by from CSI!

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  5. I love little tiny nests. So whimsical!

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  6. I love it Andi! Yours is definitly a little different than the ispiration rings, but I like it just the same:) Wear that sucker with pride and maybe share how you made it? Please? ;)

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  7. Amazing! I would SO wear one these. You are super talented!

    Jennifer :)

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  8. I think your are actually better. So nice!

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  9. oh my....that is soooo cute...I love it...how did you do it? I would like cut myself...lols

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  10. hey andi-i love this! will you be at w&d tomorrow night? if so im going to pick up the supplies to make one if you'll be there to supervise = )

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  11. I think you did a great job. I think it looks as good as the other ones. In fact, before I completely read the post, I thought those other ones were just more versions you made.

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  12. Very charming ring! But what really caught my attention was your nail polish. Is that black, you brave girl? ;)

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  13. Hi Andi...you did a great job of making that ring! Now you know you can do them so well it would be worth investing in silver wire or what ever is the best to work with...wouldn't silver with little gold eggs look great too?

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  14. I love it! Great creation for springtime (ahem, should it ever arrive...)
    Meri
    merigoesround.blogspot.com

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  15. its me again-just saw your link on speckled dog and thought id tell you again how much i love the ring and i missed you tonight = )

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  16. I think it looks great, Andi. Nice job! Love the bead colors you chose.

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  17. Hi. My name is Cassie too...we should totally have lunch. I love this ring!! OMG OMG OMG!! Fabulous!!!
    =)

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  18. Love your blog! I'd love for you to link your projects up here:
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/02/inspire-me-monday.html

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  19. I love this ring so much! so so much! <3

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  20. That is awesome! I love anything that has to do with birds, so I am in love with this ring! Found you through Tatertots and Jello!

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  21. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...Have a WONDERFUL Week!!
    Barb

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  22. I love these rings?? Are you going to write a tutorial or are you thinking you'll sell them? Either way they're great!!

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  23. I love this!!! Do you know of a tutorial i could use if i wanted to do this?? or some tips? you did a great job!!

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  24. Super cute, Andi! Just saw this featured over at Flamingo toes, can't believe I missed it the first time. :)
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  25. Post a tutorial so we can make it too! :)

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  26. I love that yours is bigger and round. The other one is nice too though.

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  27. Hi - my name is Dolores Alaniz and my husband Mike and I are friends with your Mom & Dad. I met Steve at San Joaquin Delta College about 8+ years ago in a math class we both hated but struggled to beat. After the semester ended we saw them once and lost track of them. Can you give him my email is dazzel7@hotmail.com and tell them we talk about them all the time and wish we could see them. Tell your dad we used to talk in math lab about algebra and they invited us to their house and your mom gave me an elephant she made that I still have on my desk.

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