Saturday, March 8, 2014

An Inspirational Break

 Thank you, Thank you to those of you who left such sweet comments on my blog about the feather pendants, I'm so glad you liked them!
I am planning a feather update sometime toward the end of March (stay tuned!) and I've been putting together some color combos that are more reflective of spring and summer weather.

the other day while blog hopping, I came across the new painting for the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge, and bam, inspiration!

This is the painting by Adolph Dietrich with the color palette pulled out by Brandi Hussey.

 And this is my tiny little collection of birdies inspired by the wide array of colors in Dietrich's painting.

My absolute favorite is this little guy, three levels deep, he has an orange belly!

This one is a bit more simplistic, with colors drawn more from the fall side of the color palette.

This little guy is much smaller, still a good pendant size, but could also be a lovely charm.
And finally, I tried to capture the bird in flight. This one is a bright mustard on that mossy green background and is on the medium side.

My pendants are priced based on the amount of work it takes to create them, both the sketching and the sawing and riveting.
My large pendants are anywhere between 50 and 60mm.
The mediums fall somewhere between 40-50mm in general, and the smalls are usually 40mm and under. I've got some itty bitty charms in the works and I'm also thinking of doing some large feather pairs. These cuts would make perfect earrings as they are feather light. (pun intended)
These little birdies are HERE.
Have a great weekend!


  1. I agree, this month's painting is super inspirational, Marcie :) Your little birds are so cute, and I love the idea of giving your samples a second life!

  2. oh wow !! love the one with the orange belly !! :)

  3. Ooooh! I love these little birds!!! Bellisimo!