Sunday, May 23, 2010

Birdsong...

I've just finished another vessel - now that it's almost summer, I figured that I'd better get a spring project under way.  Awhile ago, I purchased these wonderful little clay bird beads from Heather Powers of Humble Beads. I knew that I would use them on some of my vessels, but I really didn't have anything specific in mind.  This vessel was not planned ahead of time - it evolved as I was making it.  With all these pastel colors, it really feels like spring to me!  The pastels are a bit of a departure for me - usually if I'm going to work with pastels, I incorporate some much darker contrast in there somewhere.  But I decided to keep this one light, and I'm really glad that I did.  Here's my latest piece... "Birdsong".  I put it up for sale in my Etsy shop, but I do plan on bringing it to the Bead & Button Show with me if it hasn't been grabbed before then.


I had birds on my mind a lot while I was working on this piece.  So while I was out on Etsy, I decided that I had to create a few treasuries.  I included a bird in the first treasury and was so enchanted with birds that I ended up creating a treasury that I called "Birdsong", like my vessel.



And now I am off to the torch.  I have to try and make beads today or else my trays at the Bead & Button Show will be completely empty!  Now you go and have yourselves a happy and creative day!

4 comments:

Patty said...

Wow! Your vessels *and* treasuries take my breath away. You've done the beads proud.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thank you, Patty - this vessel was a lot of fun to create. Then again, I haven't made one yet that wasn't fun... LOL!

Terrie said...

Really gorgeous. Love the color tune, love the embellishment. Very spring look.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Terrie, thank you!

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