Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Little Bird Told Me...

One of my latest creations....


It started when I was trying to create something out of sterling wire - I won't even say what because it's embarrassing that I ended up so far off my original mark. I wasn't pleased with my progress and in a mini-fit of frustration, I smashed it. Being rather frugal, I couldn't just throw the mess away so I considered how I might be able to re-purpose it.

It looked rather like a bird's nest, albeit a rough one. And so yet another inpiration was born. As the saying goes, there are no new ideas ... so a quick search of the internet revealed (googled 'birdnest pendant').

Nevertheless, I like the way it came out. It's more organic (read: messier) than some of the more structured wire birdnest pendants I've seen online. The "eggs" are cultured freshwater pearls that are woven into the nest.

I wore my creation a couple of weeks ago to a class I attend and one of the other women in class asked me to make one for her. I've also made a pair of birdnest earrings.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

5 comments:

The Watermelon Tree said...

oh Lisa this is adorable!! I really need to get one of these!! How has business been for you? Mine has been really slow!! I opened a new shop www.photographybytara.etsy.com

BTW, thanks so much for your sweet comments earlier!! I wish it was just as easy to go up to someone ans say you wanna be my friend!! It helps to know others know how I feel!!

Merry said...

It looks great. I love how you decide you are going to make something and you do. Yea!

Sweetwater Designs said...

It's lovely Lisa! Great fix..I'm going to have to go through my jar of mangled metal and bits of wire and see what I can see! :)

Lisa R said...

Hi, Tara, I'll check out your new shop. I'm terrible at self-promoting so biz is a bit slow for me too, but I've had a couple of sales recently. That's always encouraging.

Well, consider me a friend. :-) By the way, the St. Tammany Etsy group is considering a meet in Hammond - I think it's in March. They're aiming for one day meeting and one evening meeting. I'll keep you posted, if you're interested. (It's fine that you don't live in our parish.)

Thanks, Merry. I do like to try new stuff. I've actually been pretty good about following through, too. ;-)

Sweetwater Designs, I hate feeling like I've wasted my supplies or money (wasting time, I'm fine with, apparently). Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Wild Sage Lampwork said...

It's Purty!