Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hummingbird please fly away

Our back room has big windows and doors and lots of bird activity.
As I was working this little chap hit the window hard with a thud.
I ran out there to see his little body on the ground...

I had to get pictures of him cause really when do you get opportunities
like this...I  clutched it gently in my hand and ran into the house with him...
so totally dumb as he could of flown off  and well I wouldn’t
be writing this right now I’d still be trying to catch him.

the tiniest feet you’ve ever seen.

little eyelids!

glowing feathers...just glorious.

well of course I was happy while having this little sweetness in my
hand, I knew in my heart he probably wouldn’t make it..
We have birds hit our windows and most don’t...
So I came back in, loaded these pictures and starting writing...
Looked out where I placed him in one of my husband’s sculptures...

Happy DAYS!  Gone!!
I breathe a sigh of relief and feel like celebrating.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Petra’s good things.

There is nothing like some great beads to get the creative juices flowing.
Petra, who sells out of her etsy shop, ScorchedEarth, provided these
fine little leaves that were the starting point for these earrings.
I altered them a bit to add some cohesion and also cause I can never leave anything alone, using a new to me product, Baroque Art gilders paste in Verdigris.   I smeared some of it on with my finger,
and then polished it off with a cloth.  Then I added some of my handy dandy
(well my husbands actually which I pilfered out of his studio)  Rub' n' Buff
European Gold in bits here and there.  I thought that the green on both beads pulled the two together a bit more.   Luckily, she got back to me and said she liked it so I haven’t like ruined her creations.

Here you can see my grimy fingerprints which I kinda like...
adds that personal touch.

In the same little bundle of happiness that I got from her English
countryside studio, were these hot little numbers that I had a wee bit
of input on in the making...a collaboration of  sorts, well at least
that is the way I like to look at it.

Petra had made these first as bigger bars to use for a bracelet link.
I said “ Can you make these smaller for use in earrings”
mostly cause I don’t make those kind of bracelets and I loved the look of these.
And so she did...

I was going to go my usual route but stopped myself after seeing that
this was enough...I liked it.  Why go all crazy when sometimes simple is best..
  Besides, less work means less time means a lower price can be asked
and I like to make my things available for all budgets...

The  first pair is up in the shop and the second pair is in the “photography studio”
waiting to be primped up a bit.

Petra’s cool, whimsical pieces are available for purchase 24/7
in her etsy shop .  She adds to it all the time and
things go fast.  She never seems to run out of ideas and just by
looking through her shop you come up with a load of cool ideas you
can use.

 Here’s the link to her shop...
ScorchedEarth on Etsy.

toodles, bh


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