Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I am for the birds...


I have told you numerous times that I am busy this week. I know you are probably saying soooo..... I have work piled up. My art room is a total mess, let alone the rest of the house. I have company coming. yada, yada, yada... So what am I doing you say? Making bird nests. Little itty bitty baby bird nests.
I went to my favorite second hand store today, Value Village. (I get jewelry pieces & beads to take apart & re-bead) Well, today I found this gorgeous necklace that had blue robins egg fresh water pearls in between the most stunning handblown glass beads. I had visions of taking it apart to make a freeform cuff. The colors are robin egg blue with a soft teals, greens and purple accent beads. (I should have taken a picture of it, rats!)
Now this had to be fate! When I got home I thought I would, real quick, check out Dawns' blog (The Feathered Nest, as if you don't already know who she is.) At that time she was posting about Just Something I Made's tutorial post on making birds nests. I made the big mistake and went to the post without even thinking that it would effect the rest of my evening. A huge light bulb off in my head! I have the eggs! (I have added a few "flowers" & leaves to mine out of chips of rock. I am having toooo much fun!
Bye, for now I have get back to the eggs before they hatch out...Be sure to check out Just Something I Made's tutorial! But be sure you have alot of time to get hooked on these treasures...

Thanks for coming my way. We all know how much your comments keep us creating?
P.S. Several of you have said I need to get back to showing you some of the jewelry pieces I have been working on. That is exactly why I am going on my extended vacation, away from all of the minor/major things that distract me away from beading, (like birds nests). I will come back with alot of goodies finished and ready to show you. Thank you for your encouragements.

15 comments:

Halo Hill said...

I looked at that bird's nest tutorial tonight too, and was tempted! It's really cool. I see a DARLING red notebook in the picture! AND a darling bird's nest!

You are so very sweet!!

Sheila

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh inspiration is so refreshing. So many times I have been inspired late at night and then up until dawn trying some new technique. Dawn from the Feathered Nest is such an inspiration. I love these bird's nests. Your work is lovely, and I really like your blog.

Karen

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

I will look forward to seeing some more of your jewelry creations on your return! Have fun.

The Jeweled Postcard said...

I saw that tutorial on Dawn's blog, so excited as I tried once with no directions ;( Yours is so cute, I bet you did have fun! I'm a late comer to your blog so I'm really excited to see your beautiful creations! candice

The Feathered Nest said...

Sharon!!! You little angel!!! Thank you SO MUCH for my sweet parcel that came today!!!! You know what I love...goodies to add to my artwork and of course the beautiful bookmarks, crystal and nest pin!!!! And look at you, just making nests all over the place now ~ if anyone could do it up right I knew it would be you! Thank you so very much for your kindness and thoughtfulness, I love it all ~ the flower is so beautiful TOO! Enjoy your vacation sweetie, and thank you again!
hugs and love, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Your jewelry is awesome! I also make jewelry, but not as nice as yours! What do I need to do to purchase an item? I like "Leafy Inspirations". Do you have an etsy shop or website or something?
THanks. Marcy
queenmarcy@bellsouth.net
queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

It's me again. Are you selling any of those precious bird nests??? Love them.
queenmarcy@bellsouth.net
queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

PS: Dawn at The Feathered Nest is my absolutely favorite blog. Isn't she just adorable???

Magic Moonlight said...

I loved your bird nests! you have those in your store? and the image from The Feathered Nest? is so cute! Have a wonderful week! Blanca.

Miss Sandy said...

Oh what deliciously stunning nests! I adore pearls and I think your make perfect eggs. Your jewelry is awesome too! I'll be back to browse around more later.

Thank you for your visits and your sweet comments. It has been fun getting to know you.

Have a sweet evening!

Liberty said...

These nests are so cute and easy to make! What a sweet statement and so fun to make. Have a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

Blessings,
Linda

Charlene said...

Sharon I LOVE THAT NEST! I too have been wanting to make a nest with blue pearls. And was just about to buy a tutorial from Derryn Mclintock. And then... Dawn sweet Dawn gave us that link. You beat me to it because I have not done mine yet but... it's coming. Thanks for sharing your photos of yours. You did a great job! Hugs

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I love your creations...so talented! All things with a bird theme lure me in:-)

Deborah said...

Hi Sharon! Thanks for stopping by the store today, it was great to meet you! Your work is beautiful and I love your combination of colors. Hopefully I persuaded you to stay an extra day and join us Sunday for the bead group!

Sammy Girl said...

Hello!
Just dropped by to say "hi" and come by for a short visit. I am looking forward to looking back (at your previous blogs) to enjoy your wonderful work. Sheila speaks well of you and Dawn, well, isn't she the BEST!
Have a super weekend and hugs!
Betty :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Your little nest is soooo cute. Dawn has the best inspiration blogs!! dangerous...but so good.lol.

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