Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nuts? and Nests

Am I nuts, or is this really cool??

I bought one of those domed clocks,
all bright an shiny new, to use the glass for a cloche.
Then I took the clock all apart,
(a fun adventure in itself),
and got to all these gears and that back piece
(the square piece on the right.)
Of course all were just new and shiny, and nice. Too nice for me.
And the clock face, though cute, again, was just not me.
So I rusted the whole works!!
And I LOVE how they turned out!

What do you think? Like them?
Or am I nuts?

hugs and blessings from rustland,

barbara jean

Oh almost forgot to show you these:
Nests, in the rough.
These are nests I have made but have not added my touch yet.
Love this one. About 5" across.
Click to see details.
I may not add anything to this one. It is pretty cool just on it's own.


Jules said...

I love how the clock pieces turned out with your "rusting" affects. I don't know if I would have thought to do that - I will have to keep that in mind when I am out perusing :-)
As always, love your nests!

Jules said...

Do you sell your nests? I would love to purchase a little gaggle of them if you do. My contact info is:
You have a special gift for making things looks so sweet and romantic.

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,i love your nests, how do you make those ? I would love to make some. Also i absolutely undeniably ADORE what you found in the watch .... cool indeed !!!
Hope your week is going well.
take care for now
Hugs June

Lululiz said...

You are so clever, I thought I was looking at an old old clock.

Linda B said...

No... No nuts about it. I think it looks great. And I love those nests!

Karen B. said...

Hi Barbara Jean,
I just love your nests. The look so real!!
Karen B. ~Todolwen

sonya said...

Well, if you're nuts, so am I! The rust makes it ALL beautiful! Can't wait to see you!
And the nest are wonderful!
Oh yeah, I guess we will be there around 12.

Tete said...

Fun stuff, girl! I need to try to make some nests this spring. I need a few here and there. I keep the ones that fall out of the tree, but they are few and far between.
Hope you are having a great day!
Hugs- Tete

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Yep...great idea..if you need that EXACT size of cloche.....AND how much you paid for the new product to begin with I guess.

The nests are great too.


idémakeriet said...

O, I really love your nests.
Do you really make them by yourself?
They look like made by a birdmom.
Hugs Gerda

Marlene said...

Love your nests, can't wait to see what your beautiful touch will be.

sissie said...

Hi Barbara Jean!
I love what you did with the clock parts and I think it's a great idea! Why didn't I think of that! LOL!

Love the little nests too.



You make the BEST nests! I also love your lace flowers.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Such a Darling Blog,love the clock face-so many uses for those vintage cuties...
Happy to of found your lovely Blog
excited new follower

Tara said...

if you're nuts there is no hope for the rest of us:)

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love it! You are definitely not nuts!


Maureen said...

I vote "Yes!" on the rust. And the nests are cool too.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Barbara Jean,

I love it! And all the Steampunk enthusiasts will love it too. And your tiny nests are just precious. You are such a flurry of activity. Will you please bottle and send me some of your energy. :0)

Stephanie ♥

Dorthe said...

Hi dear,

You are simply the best nest maker, -they are alwayes so fantastic-and so very life-like-like those shown here,-what beautifull little birds-homes-I love them. Barbara-Jean-
AND about being nuts!---oh no- you are quit normal acording to my world---I would certainly do the same ,lol
XO Dorthe

A Cottage Muse said...

I love it ~ you are not nuts!

Linda H said...

LOVE your nests. What materials have you used?

BronwynB said...

I love how your 'clock bits' turned out. What are you going to do with them.
I also love your collection of nests. I am fascinated with nest construction and whenever I find one blown out of a tree try to preserve it but alas something always happens and it gets ruined. Your collection looks sort-of achaelogical:)

Miss Gracie's House said...

Nope, not nuts...I call it *normal*!