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This is a look at my nest…where all of my creativity flows!

It is with some sadness while I work on this piece…a dear client couple have lost their beautiful horse of 15 years to cancer.  The painting has nothing to do about that, but sad as I was just starting it with quite a bit of jubilation when I heard the news.

 

I am already thinking of Christmas, yes I am!  And one of the components that I have been designing is Crystal Bows.  Took quite a few tries to get them just right and I think they will be a nice addition to my Christmas creations and definitely on my Charm Bracelets of many themes!

 

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Like all Bower Birds, I collect a lot of beautiful things.  The most dear to my heart are geological items from around the World.  So this Spring I challenged myself to create a wire wrapped pendant out of every type of Crystal, Gemstone and fossil that makes my bower enchanting. 

I stopped at 100 varieties complete with handmade finished necklaces.  The necklace is made from Indian waxed cotton cord beaded with glass and cast metal beads.  Enhanced with macramé knots and a slider bead at the back for adjustability.

I thought long and hard on an accent dangle for each so decided upon handmade in India glass beads, each being as unique as the pendant.  I added glass dagger beads to the bottom of the dangle for some fun motion.

These will become available Fall 2018 with two price points…$15 and $25+

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A tiny Javan Pond Heron Skull that I am resining for the bower nest!

 

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Behind the scenes: Creating Faux Druzy set on Canadian Coins~~secret process~~

Certainly takes me a long time to move the nest and set it up to my liking!  I’ve been busy though despite my hiatus–predominantly resin casting and rock carving.  In the meantime, enjoy some sun on this rather gloomy day!

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One of the products that I am developing is CZ jewelry such as this beautiful ring which will be part of a collection

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 I was privileged to restore two fossils and I created paper mache displays for them as well.  The small one I did first…

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So after much research and clean-up the finished fossil turned out beautiful!

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I was paid with Red Garnet and a larger fossil to fix up….

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Turns out it is the same species of Rugosa Coral sometimes called horn coral

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I had a lot of fun working and learning about this fascinating part of Earth’s history.  Even put together an info sheet on parchment paper which will be framed as part of the fossils permanent display

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