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Nancy's Mountain Bluebird

About this design:

This was a custom order for Granny Nancy! She requested some Mountain Bluebirds! Here is one of the pendants! :D Thanks so much Nancy! :D


polymer clay, acrylic paint, resin

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Isn’t he gorgeous!!! I lived in Asheville for a short time – up in the mountains. I saw this gorgeous irridescent blue bird and was so taken by it. I kind of got away from nature for a while because I’ve been living in a city since 1997. But with just me, Teddy and the cats I’m getting back into observing nature and want to incorporate nature into my jewelry. Thanks so much Jess. You are fun to work with.

  2. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    This is truly beautiful – love it!

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! This is really, really good Jess! You should try to place these in a museum/hospital/gallery gift shop. Seriously. Beautiful rendition!

  4. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks Judy and Gail! :D

    Thanks Nancy! So are you! :D

  5. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Beautiful piece. Wonderful work!

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Absolutely gorgeous work! Such color and details! Lucky Nancy.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    So wonderful, Jess you are a pro when it comes to nature :D

  8. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Gorgeous! I love all the tiny details, really a work of art! =^__^=

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    It is adorable!

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful!!!! :)

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Your PC expertise never ceases to amaze me! This is such a sweet piece, and I’m sure Nancy will love it! I would! :)

  12. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    Incredible detail! Such beautiful work!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Jess, this is so beautiful! You are a natural at this!
    Nancy, you are one lucky lady!

    Jess, do I see some Elven runes on your ring?!
    Being the Tolkien fanatic that I am, I’ve got to know more! Please?!

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So cute! What wonderful detail and color!

  15. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks everyone! :D

    Mary S: I wish that they were Elven as I absolutely LOVE Tolkien and the lord of the ring series. That WOULD be sooo AWESOME! It is a poesy ring that says: pences pov r moye dv! That is the screen name I used to use! :) DV is latin for Deo Volente and it translates to ‘Think of me God Willing’. I wear it with my wedding band. I found it in some stuff that my father in law had bought at estate sales through the years and hadn’t gone through. It was a replica of a ring that had been found during excavations of the Rose Theatre in London. The Museum of London made them for a while(It has the initials MoL inside)…I am not sure how it ended up in Michigan, only that’s where I came by it and thought it unique at the time! :D

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    OOOO! Latin is just as good! And the message “DV” too!
    Do you know the translation for the rest of it; “pences pov r moye”? Or is that included in the translation you’ve given above?

  17. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    That is included! The Deo Volente part means “God Willing”! :D I really like it and have had it for about 6-7 years.
    According to Wikipedia: Deo Volente-God Willing: This was often used in conjunction with a signature at the end of letters. It was used in order to signify that “God willing” this letter will get to you safely, “God willing” the contents of this letter come true. As an abbreviation (simply “D.V.”) it is often found in personal letters (in English) of the early 1900s, employed to generally and piously qualify a given statement about a future planned action, that it will be carried out, so long as God wills (see James 4:13-15, which encourages this way of speaking). The motto of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Ah! Very interesting!
    On our mission trips to Haiti we would often say to our friends when we left, “See you next time” or “See you next year.” And their response was always “If God wills”.
    A good habit the modern world has forgotten perhaps?

  19. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    As we grow older we learn better to appreciate life and how easily things and people can slip away. I usually add the phrase “Lord willing” to my goodbyes and that sort of thing.

  20. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    Soo pretty. :)

  21. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks Jmc! :D Jmc: I just wanted to tell you that I bought some recycled glass drops cause of those great earrings you made a while back! I haven’t had time to play with them yet but your earrings were my inspiration! :D

    Yea verily, Mary and Nancy! :D

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