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Hummingbird Don't Flyaway

About this design:

This is a necklace I made for my Mom's birthday. I.had the hummingbird pendant for 2 or 3 years but because of where the loop was on the back he wouldn't hang right. So I kept putting back in the box
When I started sorting through all my beads after unpacking them I found the little glass flower beads and an idea was born. Sorry but nothing in this comes from Lima because I had not yet discovered it.

I included one photo from before the leaf was added. That bird still wouldn't hang right.


Hummingbird pendant, purple glass beads made into a bead chain, various lengths of chain from my stash, leaf component taken off a necklace I bought just for the parts, 1 oval connector, 2 small bead charms at clasp, and various little flower/leaf beads wired to tje leaf.

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Sorry for making you tilt your head. The photos are not sideways on my phone so I don’t know why it did that. I cant figure out how to fix it.

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Deb, that hummingbird pendant is beautiful. I love what you did with the leaf as well and a great idea to re-purpose ‘parts and pieces’. Love the name of your necklace. Sounds like something I’m always saying around Labor Day each year when our hummingbirds begin their migration south…I miss them before they are even gone :)

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you. I definitely MacGyver stuff to make other stuff. Half the time when I look at or purchase jewelry I’m thinking “what can I do with these parts?”

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful work, Deb! :)

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you so much. :)

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    (head tilted) Wow! Deb, this is a beautiful piece! Love that pendant! I’m sure your mom will be delighted with this!

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yea sorry about the head tilt. I’ve tried to fix it by rotating the photo on my phone…still sideways.

    Her birthday was the day before Thanksgiving and I gave it to her at the family dinner.
    She was happy with it. She loves hummingbirds and has a rather large collection of hummingbird themed jewelry, pictures, decorative items,….you get the idea.

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I forgot to say Thank You. (Spanks hand for bad manners)

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Deb, this is gorgeous! I love the hummingbird & your solution of adding the leaf was perfect! Lovely design! :D

    Glad to hear your mom loves this — although was there ever any doubt? ;) 8)

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you..I appreciate the compliments so much. The leaf was added 2 weeks after I thought I had finished the necklace…it was pretty but just lacking and the bird still hung wrong.

  11. Laud
    Laud says:

    I think you found a great solution to the hummingbird problem. The leaf looks like it always belonged with the bird. Re the tilting, if you use Photoshop, you can rotate really easily.

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m using a smartphone to do all my internet surfing. I dont think it has photoshop. My computer died and I cant afford another due to being unemployed.

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    I rotated my laptop ;) Lovely design :D

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    HaHaHaHaHa that’s funny. You seem to have a good sense of humor. And Thank you.

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Great “solution,” Frida! LOL!!! 8)

  16. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very very pretty.I’m sure your Mom will treasure this. Just love the colors!

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’m sure your mother will love it :)

  18. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very nice…lucky Mom

  19. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    A deserving Mom believe me. Thank you.

  20. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very pretty, and sounds like are moms have the same taste (love humming birds) :)

  21. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    You are amazingly talented.

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