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Bird Watching


About this design:

After playing with lucite, I got back to some metal. Stamped a design on a sheet of copper, then cut some shapes free-hand. Use paint dabbers and alcohol inks for a little color, and created an artistic wire spiral. They are close to 2.5 inches long.


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  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    These are really fabulous…

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Cindy, these are just fablulous!!
    Love the free form, woodsy feel! And the birds are PERFECT!!! :-D Fav!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    ummm….spell check, “fabulous”. sorry….

  4. Jennalynn
    Jennalynn says:

    Love these! From the color to the design, looks like something I would buy in a heartbeat

  5. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Thank you all. I was trying to get the “birds in a tree” look, where you can’t quite see them fully. These are the first ones that I tried, I have others in “draft”. I think I have the confidence to keep going! ;)

  6. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Wonderful earrings! The birdies are so spring like. These remind me of a japanese silk painting my Mom has in her dining room.

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Love these…love the earthy feel. I haven’t worked with sheet metal yet, how do you treat the edges so that they aren’t sharp?

  8. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Val – I just use a 4-way nail buffer, actually! It has really fine grit to smooth out the edges, and even buff the metal to a shine! Crazy, huh?

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love these earrings! I purchased the Vintaj metal buffer thing, and was a wee bit annoyed when it came and I saw it was a four way nail buffer. I already had quite a few sitting around the house!

  10. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    oooh! these turned out NICE! Pretty, and love how they match up for a continuous picture.

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