Hi! I'm Nancyfangles
I am a Mom, Wife,
Balloon Artist, Entertainer and
I live in the beautiful north Georgia mountains in Ellijay.
I have been an
Balloon Decorator/Designer since 1984.
I am a Lyricist and published writer of Poetry and Prose,
inspired by the Beauty and Wonder of Nature which surrounds me and inspirits me to create
The "Whimsical World" of Nancyfangles.
In 1998, I expanded my artistic horizons by incorporating Copper Wire Creations.
and have since created
an amazing array
of delightful designs from custom wind chimes and mobiles
to a spectacular pair of 7 foot tall beaded, copper wire mermaids.
I also create unique one of a kind jewelry designs known as Funkyfangles Jewelry,
and up-cycle a wide variety of
mediums including clothing, furniture and home decor.
My Balloon Decorating and Twisting abilities and designs are as limitless, and as "Colorful as my Imagination".
Nancy has taught at balloon seminars and conventions and is available for private classes and conferences.
Her balloon repertoire includes
~ Centerpiece Design~
~ Balloon Decor ~
The Basics and Beyond
Custom Character Development
~ Balloon Twisting~
~ Booking the Bridal Business~
~ Producing a Party Showcase~
She currently inspires students with mixed media and design classes at
Southern Appalachain Folk School in Jasper Ga.
SNancy entertains at
schools and libraries, using "Balloons and Fun" to teach a wide array of subjects from Mathematics and the Arts, to the use of Balloons in Special Education.
Nancy is a co-founder of
"The Grand Stroll"
in Saint Petersburg, Florida's popular Grand Central District and Founder & Co-producer of The Spring into Arts Faire in Ellijay, Georgia.
For the past year, Nancy has been writing and creating her column "Handmade in Ellijay" in the Times Courier - Ellijay Georgia's hometown newspaper
and previously authored a
DIY column - Do or DIY
in a local bi-monthly publication, "The Best of the North Georgia Mountains"
Her Mixed- Media creations have been showcased in over 16 Stampington and Company magazines including
Creative Living Ideas
Her Balloon Awards Include:
*2010 Recipient of the
Marvin Hardy Pioneer Visionary Scholarship to the 1st annual World Balloon Convention in Dallas, Texas
*First Place Seasonal Centerpiece NABA 1991
*First Place Centerpiece Design IBAC 1990
*Second Place Centerpiece Design NEBC 1989
*Second Place Delivery Contest NEBC 1989
*Third Place Delivery Contest NEBC 1988
*Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in the Balloon Industry NEBC 1989
*She also received a Certificate of Completion from Laugh Makers Variety Arts Conference 1989
Nancy was a featured, commissioned artist in
Balloons and Parties Today and
Party and Paper
and has appeared in
and Balloon Images Magazines