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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bird Brain

I was actually pretty productive this weekend. I feel like I haven't done much lately, but that's not necessarily true. I've just been working on paper clay or making bead caps and a few pairs of earrings. I started a Very Exciting™  necklace Friday night, but I don't have the focal yet. No use photographing it without the focal. But I'll get it next weekend. And I'm afraid I'm going to have to keep it when I'm done. I rarely claim my creations for myself, but sometimes I'm just not willing to part with something. Good thing I have a similar necklace planned that will be for sale. Same focal, plus a gorgeous cast pewter piece from Lynn Davis. And the focal for both pieces will be chandelier crystals that my mom saved after my parents' house was chopped up by falling pine trees during Katrina. Her chandelier was irreparably broken, but she saved what she could. I always loved it as a child, and I remember her on more than one occasion taking off every crystal to soak them and polish them up. It'll be nice to have one of them to wear for myself.

Then I made a really fun blue & brown necklace with one of my paper clay birds. I don't want to part with this one either, but I will. I'm just particularly excited about it right now. Here it is!

It's composed of dyed jade nuggets, big brown seeds of some sort, tiny jasper drums, some opalite moonstone, sari silk, antique bronze birdhouse, chain & findings, paper clay bird and clasp - both made by me :)

And here are some earrings I've made in the last couple of days.

 Faceted Amazonite, pewter birdies, and hand made (by me) floral bead caps.

Dyed jade rondelles, and handmade (by me) beadcaps.

Imitation coral, jasper, and handmade (by me) tin dangles.

Bonus if anyone recognizes what tin all these beadcaps came from. They're all from the same one, and it's pretty popular. When I put the word out that I wanted people's unwanted decorative tins, I got 3 of these, lol.


  1. I love the bird necklace. So cute!

    -- Katy

  2. I love the earrings and necklace, beautiful colors!!

  3. Just found your blog via your comment on Malin's blog...bronze wire, sari silk and of course a could have been me leaving your comment! I had to come and check out your blog and say hello. Love your tin components and of course, the paper clay bird! Very pretty.

  4. Thanks everyone! If anyone wants anything, please let me know!

  5. Ooh I love it all! I want a clay bird!

  6. Lori, you just inspired me. I'm gonna go make some more clay birds RIGHT NOW!

  7. Love the handmade bead caps, and of course the bird necklace. I am making my round of bead suopers and stopped by to say hi!

  8. Interesting post I enjoyed read this.


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