Birds Of A Feather

Art Clay Silver
Birdhouses
My flight to create birdhouses started a couple of years ago when I took an introductory class into Art Clay Silver.  I played around with it for a few months, then I lost interest.  Over Christmas break 2009, while making gingerbread houses with my children, I wondered if I could take this technique and create a birdhouse out of ACS.  Winter turned into spring, and I ended up wandering through a bead shop in Palm Springs, California.  As fate would have it, gleaming in the case was a tiny ACS birdhouse.  "Who made this fabulous creation?" I had asked the clerk.  She told me that the owner had bought the piece at a bead show back East, but she didn't know the artist's name.  After examining the piece, I knew I had to try out my "gingerbread theory."  Here is my salute to that unknown artist living somewhere on the East Coast.  She/he inspired me to create my own line of ACS bird houses.  Thank you whoever you are.  You're proof that birds of a feather really do flock together.  


The birdhouse can be found in the Winter Issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine.


My first set of stepped out photos.

I am thinking of selling one or two of the birdhouses in my Etsy shop.  I cannot part with all three!  Which one do you think I should keep?

Comments

  1. WOW! they are precious, they are wonderful! If you only have to keep one, then I would keep the little one with the leaves and flower on the front, love the detail, though the one with the little birdie in it is pretty irresistable too. I bet they will be snapped up very fast on Etsy.

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  2. I love them all! Probably my favorite is the smallest one with the green drop--keep that one. How cool that you built these like a gingerbread house!

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  3. They are all wonderful! Love them. I don't think I could part with any of them.

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  4. These are great! Very nice work. The unknown artist might just be Christi Anderson. She does a lot of birdhouses.

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  5. soooo amazing details . . . ;)
    hugs from switzerland
    guido/unabellezza

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  6. Patrik - Christi creates some serious birdhouses! Mine look like my 6 year old made them compared to hers. WOW, I think she is my new idol!

    The birdhouse was definitely not hers. It was much more remedial like mine.

    Thank you so much for the link!

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  7. Darling! They are all wonderful, but my vote goes to keep the smallest one. I like the leaf work on it. Hard choice!

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  8. lovely Denise! i like them all but the middle one speaks to me most. xo

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  9. They're all beautiful Denise, I was just admiring them in the magazine this weekend! I've been wanting to try this in porcelain for quite a while now and just haven't gotten to it...sounds a lot like the process you went through :)

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  10. Just FABULOUS!!!! I've always wanted to learn to use art clay.
    I'd keep the first one. Really stunning work!

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  11. Todas son expectaculares!!! Mis favoritas la pequeña y la del centro!!! Esperando que las pongas en tu Etsy shop!!!

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  13. I vote for the one with the greenish drop. Although they are ALL completely charming.
    Cenya

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  14. Congratulations on Jewelry Armoire. Your little bird houses are truly fabulous. The one you should keep is the one that "sings" to you. Happy Holly Jolly Joy...

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  15. I love those birdhouses! Sooo beautiful!

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  16. Is it mixed with silver? These are looking like ancient jewelery, which used by queens. Wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing. Infant urns

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! These are true heirloom jewellery creations. I ordered Belle Armoire Jewelry a few days ago and I am so excited to receive it and be ableto pour over your and others' wonderful designs :-)

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  18. Gorgeous design, these pieces are really very charming, I love to use birds and God pictures in jewelery. Thanks for all. china Sourcing

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