Chicken Wire Crown Lady

Birthday Crown

My phone caller ID flashed “Chicken Wire Crown Lady” this week.  The sweet gal lives on the East Coast and has been purchasing chicken wire crowns that I have made through the years.  They USED to sell like hot cakes in the local shops and actually made a major contribution to paying the bills each month. Nowadays the chicken wire crowns have gone out of fashion it seems,

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Chicken Wire Birthday Crown

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Recently I decided to phase them out of production and had to give the bad news to several shops and the Chicken Wire Crown Lady who texted me.  But I promised her that I would save the last two crown forms for her and today I made a custom birthday  crown for her niece.

I only get $10.00-$12.00 (wholesale and consignment) each for the chicken wire crown and since they don’t sell like hotcakes anymore, they are not worth my time.  However there is still a market for different varieties of crowns and I had fun making one today!

I rip magazines apart!  If there is a colorful photo it goes in my collection.  I have been drooling over this lollipop image I got from a favorite magazine. Today I sorted magazine images by color and this was the red collection.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t think too much when I attach the images.  Just cut and paste and see where it goes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love the serendipity of images fitting without trying too hard!  I use a glue stick on the light bodied papers and hot glue on the stiff papers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI color is my guide and I don’t fuss about the design because it looks different from every direction.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe top edge is finished with some fringe I found at Michael’s and three holes are punched in the ends of the poster board base and threaded with ribbon for an adjustable fit.

I don’t mind selling these for the same price as the chicken wire which was difficult to store, and frustrating to get the matching size for my template!


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