Saturday, May 29, 2010

FOR THE BIRDS...

Actually, for my daughter...

Spring is waning, and we are fast heading into summer.  Tiny little finches and doves are plentiful in my yard this year, due to my neighbor being overly generous with his bird seed, as of late.  A birdbath purchase was in order for my yard yesterday, as they eat like gluttons at his place and then fly over and walk around my pool with their little tongues hanging out (yes, they really do...it's so pathetic), looking for a way to get at the water.  Happy to oblige them, I had birds hanging out on it within 10 minutes of getting it filled.
And feeling good about helping the birds last night, while watching scary movies ("The Birds" would have been good, but it was something about gun toting angels), I sat down and finished up this project that I had started, way before the birds started singing again this year.  All for my daughter, who is now an Anthropologist...well, she picked up a summer job at Anthropologie, anyway.  This should look fabulous with those little summer dresses she is so fond of.

Happy, happy colors...the bracelet is made from glass, fruit shaped beads - very Carmen Miranda-esque.  The necklace is made from a vintage Czech glass button (they are reproducing these now, if you can find them, but this one is actually vintage/old).  Wanting the bezel to look like an extension of the impressed nest it is sitting on, I used a St. Petersburg pattern that I have loved working before, and tipped those twigs with 3mm Swarovski crystals.

"Let's all sing like the birdies sing...tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet!"  Nothing like showing your age through song!

4 comments:

Colleen Mcgraw said...

How lucky is your daughter to have a mom that beads beautiful jewelry for her? Hey....will you adopted me??

oldgreymare said...

Oh please tell me you were watching Dogma. I love that movie! I also love your bracelet and necklace. All of your creations are so unique and equally beautiful.

You are so prolific too...do you sleep?

Z

Jackie said...

Hey I want a photo of the birdbath! Jaci is so lucky, man, the jewelry she is in for in the next billion years...Yeah, adopt me too, pretty please, I will fill the birdbath every day and clean up bird poop, you are in for a sh*t load now!! hee-hee!!

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