Monday, March 7, 2011

Hummingbirds and Hairpins

I wanted to do something different besides jewelry, and I had this snazzy little brass verdi gris column and some fabulous Czech Glass flowers and leaves, so I made a beaded picture. There is a sweet little copper hummingbird sipping nectar from the top flowers.

I also have a collection  of beaded hairpins that I listed in my Etsy shop today. I displayed them in a whimsical way on black card stock with leaves drawn on so they look like sunflowers. These orange ones are my favorites...

But I also like the lavender-pink and green combo ...

And the acid green pair too. These have fun millifiori beads for their centers.
I just got a shipment of fun trinkets from one of my favorite shops, so tomorrow is Beading Day.

My latest "helper" in my studio is goofy "Foos". He has decided that my home-made cardboard lightbox is way too much fun. First he shredded the tissue paper sides, and then he ripped out and shredded the white paper lining. I know I should have made him stop, but I so seldom see such unbridled joy, that I let him have his fun. So now I need to make another lightbox for photographing my beadwork and I need to keep it OFF THE FLOOR!


  1. Hi -

    Found your blog and was stuck in front of my computer for 4+ hours reading from 'stem-to-stern'. It is now 3:34 a.m.

    I absolutely love it.

    Candys in Oklahoma (a new follower) Bead of My Heart

  2. Those flowers are just lovely. Here in Glastonbury, there are some interesting beaded items in one of the shop windows, which I am going to photograph for my Blog. Look out for them.
    That cat is just so cute,I love his blue eyes!

  3. Beautiful bead work! Beautiful Foos! Your picture (both the beaded one and the one of your cat) is adorable!

  4. Thats such a Lovely picture I am in love with it!! Your flowers are masterpeices too! Your works so Beautiful!! I think your Siamese cats colouring is the most beautiful of all the colours. My father always had Siamese and said they were the smartest of all the cats how they could learn their names and open doors lol.

  5. I love what you've done with the bobby pins - so different from mine which goes to show the versatility of the medium. :)


  6. Thanks All. Candys - Welcome. I hope to see more of you often.
    Kath - I can't wait to see!
    Beadsandblooms - Foos is adorable. And he has the personality to go with it.
    Janet - Foos can't open the door, but he does ring a bell hanging on the doorknob when he wants to go out.
    Patricia - Your work is always stunning! Thanks for looking.

  7. Adorable cat picture! Shame about your lightbox, but kitties do love boxes. And paper to shred, to boot! XD These beaded pictures are wonderful. I especially love the flowers and hummingbirds one. It's so pretty and unique! <3

  8. WOW...beautiful Ideas the beaded hairpins, they are so nice!
    And the's to cute

  9. What a fab idea! These beaded hairpins are amazing! Love your creativity!
    During the past 5 weeks I was without any internet connection! If you can't send or receive any mails, nor visit any Blogs, or simply surf in the internet, you feel yourself really cut-off from the rest of the world!
    But since yesterday, thanks God, I'm on-line again!
    Enjoyed the visit:-)

    Gaby xo

  10. I love the hair pins! Off for a peek at your shop!

  11. All of those pieces are wonderful :D


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