The next morning, I did a little Happy Dance jig when I pulled these great new Egg colors and prototype designs out of my kiln! I was just "winging it" (pardon the pun) on the Birdies and Birdhouse at the end of a long torching session, and didn't have super high expectations for them at the time—but I just love how they all turned out and figure my Muse must have been really inspired?!
I was so thrilled, the creative adrenaline kicked in and I spent the next day cranking out these…
…Cardinals, Blackbirds, Doves, Canaries, Bluebirds, Robins and Chickadees—oh, my! The Birdhouses are inspired by quaint English cottages and imaginary fairy homes, hidden away in secret forest glades. And I still have a ton of other great ideas pecking around in my head, anxious to be the next ones that come to life on my torch. I don't normally do a lot of "cute" beads, but these little guys are so cheerful looking, I can wait more patiently for Spring to finally arrive while I hold them in my hands or turn them into jewelry.
I've decided to call this new series "Wings" and it will include all my lampwork glass eggs, birds, birdhouses, and any other designs I create that go with the Bird theme. So if you love these as much as I do, feel free to visit my Facebook page HERE or my Etsy shop HERE, where you can get a sneak peek at my newest beads or snag a favorite for your very own! *Ü*
|Rustic Coral Birdhouse|
|Green Speckled Bird Eggs|
What are your favorite birds or related things that you would love to see made into a bead?