Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2020 4:51 am


Date Joined: June 18, 2010
Last Online: May 15, 2019
Birthday: November 27
Country: United States
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About Me

3/20/18 I just opened up an etsy store to sell my assemblage art. So go to etsy and do a search for a shop named Raven Queen Art or click the link above. Check it out if you get a chance and let me know what you think! Thank you!

Just a quick note. I put photos of my work on my Flickr page once I finish them. it helps me keep a record of what I have made. If you want to be surprised, you may not want to check out my Flickr photos just yet. Thanks!

I am a jewelry and assemblege artist. My favorite medium is mixed media. I also love working with glass. Both stain glass and fused glass.I enjoy all forms of art. Sculpture being a favorite. I'm hoping by joining Swap-Bot I will find new challenges and inspiration.

I am also a mom. I have two kids. My daughter, Nicole, is 32 and my son, Brandon, is 23.

I dearly love animals. I have two cats and two dogs. I rescued my dogs after they had been dumped along a highway. In fact I rescued three dogs and gave one to my daughter. All three are boys. Nicole named her guy Arthur and I named my two Lancelot and Percival. I learned later, that my daughter named her dog after Arthur Russell and not the king of the round table. Oh well, still works for me. I'm a big dog person. The bigger the better. I have never really connected with the little guys. Until now! Percy and Lance each weigh about 12 lbs. and I could not love them more. What little bunddles of joy they are!

I have been in the antique business for many years and appreciate vintage style. The arts and crafts era of the 1930's and 1940's is my favorite. Art nouveau and art deco are beautiful as well.


Things I Like

Here is a list of things I like:

-Purple has been my favorite color since childhood. These days, I seem to be leaning towards teal, salmon, coral and royal blue. I like most colors, but pastels are not my cup of tea.

-I love the statuary in cemetery's. The angels always have some natural wear and interesting patinas. I like the look of time.

-I love animals! Wolves are a favorite.

-Vintage! I have an antique business And sell on etsy so I appreciate all things vintage.

-I really enjoy spending time outdoors. Camping, hiking and kayaking.

-I study the martial arts. Karate and a Filipino martial art known as Cabales Serrada Escrima.

-I have been drawing for most of my life and love to express myself that way.

-My favorite genre of book or movie is science fiction or fantasy. But I will read any book recommended to me by friends.

-Crows and or ravens. And the idea that they somehow travel a bridge from life to death and back.

-I hesitate to say that I like things to do with the supernatural because it's not so much the creepy factor that attracts me but the idea of a connection that transcends death, that I find so fascinating. As much as I would like to believe in ghosts, I'm not sure I do. But the idea draws me in every time.

-I love reading! And one of the types of books I really enjoy are graphic novels. Not only is it great reading but often wonderful art. The Sandman series is a favorite.

  • I admire those who can make art out of discarded or broken things. I try to do this whenever possible. But I enjoy seeing the creativity of others to take trash and make it treasure.

What I Make

Things I like to make or would like to try making.

-Assemblage art. I use broken and found items to create one of a kind pieces.

-ATCs And handmade postcards.

-Jewelry, jewelry, jewelry! I have used many different mediums. Silversmithing, fused and dichroic glass, broken china, stained glass and vintage assembly. I enjoy creating things with mixed mediums.

  • types of jewelry I have made include:

    Fused glass,

    Broken China Jewelry,

    Metal formed or hammered jewelry,

    Vintage assemblage,

    Button Jewelry

-Shrink plastic anything.

-Anything out of recycled materials.

-collage using vintage materials

-found object art

-Just about anything art related.

Not My Cup of Tea

-Disney anything.

-Stickers, I really have no use for them.

-Anything cutesy, it's just not for me.


-Graphic as in gory.

Special Note

I will not flake on anyone.If for some reason you have not gotten your swap from me, let me know and I will make it right. That's a promise.


ittybittykitty rated for Strange Adornments on Sep 30, 2018
Comment: This necklace is AMAZING!!! It’s exactly my style, and so well made! How did you get the wire through the doll hands? Drexel drill?? I’m just so impressed and I love it THANK YOU! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yippee! It's deffinately a little odd. I used a little hand dirill that is shaped like a pen. I do use a Dremel occasionally, but I wanted to have a little more control. Now i just need to figure out other things to make with the rest of the Barbie. Thank you for the heart!
RockyBeach rated for Photograph or Photography PC on Sep 30, 2018
Comment: This is an awesome card, a great compositon! The pretty handwritten quote fit's the card so well. Thanks so much for it, I love it a lot. Wow, and you made it without a dog, just for me (it would be totally ok for me with a dog on it).
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I will send you the other one as well, dogs and all 😜 Thank you for the heart!
esew123 rated for Halloween ARt DoLL on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic doll! I love it. It is so cool! Also thank you for all the goodies...you are very generous. :-)
Response: I love ravens and I was hoping you would too. Happy Halloween! Thank you for the heart!
luvbird rated for USA:Here Comes The Sun-Sept. on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Heather, thank you so much for the great sun post card...really cute. Love all the different elements that you used for the rays.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
user2148 rated for MMA: ATC Set on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Love the ATCs! The bee and dragonfly are wonderful, thank you so very much! Also, the additional goodies are wonderful! Gorgeous!
Response: I'm very pleased you like them. I was hoping you weren't tired of dragonfly and bumble bee themed items.
Lucine rated for Pink and Gray Mail Art on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Great drawing, thank you. Things are pretty going well:) Thanks for sharing your story.
Response: It was really fun to create. So glad you liked it.
WestTexasPenny rated for ZeTTi AtC on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Heart, Heart, Heart! I love my card and kudos to you for the extra goodies! They are perfect!
Response: Thank you! Can't go wrong with an anthropomorphized zebra.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Abstract Mail Art on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: I love this PC inspired by Paul Klee! You did a wonderful job on it! Have fun swimming and Kayaking! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you! I very much enjoy learning about different artists and trying to copy their style.
Comment: As I have no words to express how much I love what I received I will try to describe it. It is like going to the antique fancy shop and seeing the painting your eyes cannot stop looking at. Sure I cannot afford it.. But here suddenly it is in my leaving room! It is gorgeous. Thank you so much
Response: Wow, what an incredibly sweet thing to say. Really, the perfect rating. Thank you so very much. I look forward to swapping with you many times in the future!
Lucine rated for FCMA: Avocado on Aug 8, 2018
Comment: I am so late at rating you for this swap. Your postcard was hiding behind another swap I've received and I didn't noticed it weeks ago. Sorry! It is a beautiful postcard; I really like it:)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
DaisyNY rated for USA: Here Comes the Sun-August on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the ZIA Sun - the curly rays look almost like tentacles - very cheerful and fanciful!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
PaperPassion rated for Black and White Mail Art on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Beautiful,I love the card that you sent me .Thanks so much.
Response: Awesome! She was fun to make. Thank you for the heart!
wolfeagle rated for Spirit Dolls on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: What a lovely doll. She is amazing. Thank you so much.
Response: So glad you like her! She’s my first Spirit doll but hopefully not my last. Thank you for the heart!
crochetjunkie rated for 3 Points of Fun on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Wowie Zowie!!! What an awesome package! You sent me one of the best packages I have gotten in a long time! I love it all! You are an amazing artist! Castiel is going on a frame and so is the drawing of my cats. The cat sculpture is amazing! I love mixed media items! You tickled me inside and out of the package! Thank you so much!!!!
Response: Yay! I had so much fun making everything. Thank you for the super sweet rating!
wolfeagle rated for USA-Here Comes The Sun-July on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: LOVE this postcard so much. Thank you for making this series so much fun.
Response: It’s a really fun series to participate in! Thank you!!!
PrairieKittin rated for Sex Business Cards ATC on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: OMG! ROFLMAO!!!!! I love these! Thank you!! Definitely going in my journal! LOL!!
Response: That’s so cool! I very much enjoyed making them! Thank you for the heart!
shinyserra rated for Summertime MailArt on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: I love this beautiful firefly postcard! Thank you so much.
Response: I’m happy to hear that! Thank you for the heart!
bigmamabird rated for Make Something Artsy/Craftsy on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: A whole row of hearts should be here. I feel like it was my birthday! Many thanks for my first piece of assemblage ever and the adorable unicorn pin and the truly lovely pendant!! I love the way you do what you do, it has heart....PS My hubs has insisted I let you know how much he also appreciates your art, the green mermaid articulated doll is his favorite!
Response: I couldn't ask for a better home for my creations. Thank you for the super kind and supportive words. Give your hubs a hug from me!
craftyone rated for Handmade Postcard on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: This is so very special! Your talent is amazing. I really love this card. Thank you for sending it.
Response: Thank you for the kind rating! I hope to swap with you again soon!
Comment: Just loved receiving your swap, the envelope,the art itself and the note all brought joy... Many hearts and thanks! The texture, the mermaids and especially the moon, so so nice!
Response: Thank you so much for the kind rating! Always a pleasure to send you art.

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CurlyTea on Nov 27, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

ittybittykitty on Sep 1, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

Singske on May 22, 2018:

Hello Heather, I'm speechless...what a amazing piece of art you have send me for the your supplies swap. You're a real artist! Love the painting you made with the birdhouse. This will get a special place in my house for sure. I love everything you've made!!! I don't know how to thank you... It really touched me. Lots of love x Inge

AmookIslandCreations on May 22, 2018:

Hi Heather! Thanks for letting me know that you received your mini-zine! I hope you will receive many others! They are so fun to make! I usually make extras to send as tuck-ins for swaps. So glad you like it! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

AmookIslandCreations on May 16, 2018:

Hi Heather, I sent out the "Your Supplies Swap" item that I made, on Monday. I hope it arrives soon! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

thriftymermaid on Dec 31, 2017:

Heather!! Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts that you sent for the MLU Christmas swaps! They are amazing--you are a super talented lady!! I LOVE the earrings and the necklace that you made--there is nothing like it! You need to be selling your crafts on Etsy. <3 And the Art Journal & bookmark--incredible!! I was very lucky to get you as a partner! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!! :o)

Bhindblueeyes on Dec 7, 2017:

Profile check for IU: Gift Swap. In reading your profile, I have ideas for a gift for you so this pro is approved - partners will be assigned tomorrow :)

CurlyTea on Nov 27, 2017:

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