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3 Little Birdies

About this design:

Doing Lori Anderson's "and Thanks blog hop" today. Details for the inspiration can be found there.

Once upon a time there was a
Mom who once had 3 little "birdies".
One day Mom-ma birdie and
her two little birdies got sick.
Her first little birdie didn't make it. He was just 3.
Her other birdie was just 18 months and survived.
But none the less felt the loss of her brother.
The third little birdie came along a year later.
Now only the two birdies remain.
Those guessed it...
Me and my little brother.
Neither of us are so little any more.
Regardless, nothing can change the fact that
Once upon a time,
our mother gave life to 3 little "birdies"
which she held, cared for and nurtured.


Lima items: Copper rolo chain, 4mm copper bead caps, Czech coin, fire polished rondelle and Tierra Cast copper heart toggle. From my stash: Oval connector, cathedral red beads, copper daisy spacers, Verdigris Vintaj paint, Bronze and Verdigris Gilders paste.

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    Vibrant! Each of the elements is so pretty, and they’re glorious together. Well done!

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Love what you’ve done with the focal/oval connector! Beautiful design and inspirational as well. You’re so creative! I had bought some of these connectors from another site when they went on sale but haven’t used them yet. I love what you’ve done to them :)

  3. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Thanks so much Laud and Lois. Lois I think I got this from the same site. ;) Too bad I only got one to try out.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very pretty…looks like you will be wearing a vine of red.berries on your arm.

  5. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Lovely !

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Lovely! I have the focal in pewter. I like how you patina’d the background. It makes the birds really pop.

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    LOVE this!

  8. PPR
    PPR says:

    Blooming Ideas: WOW !!!!!!!!!!! Just love your bracelet, I want one! Design, colors, work, exceptional. :)

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I love this! Beautifully done!

  10. No Photo
    Beadaholic1 says:

    The colors in this piece are perfect together. I especially like the center/focal piece. Great composition!

  11. Frida
    Frida says:

    Wonderful :D Love the colors!

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the colors, have a similar connector that I also treated with patinas, love how yours have turned up :D

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Glorious color! Great design and a lovely story. :)

  14. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    I absolutely love this bracelet. Your family story is sad but beautifully sweet that you have dedicated your lovely bracelet to the memory.

  15. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    The “Memories and Thanks blog hop” was tough. Very emotional. So many touching stories. I’m only a 1/3 of the way through visiting all of the 130 ladies that signed up. And having a migraine yesterday didn’t help. Thank you all for your kind comments! I appreciate them all so much.:-D

    Pam, if you are serious about wanting one…you can send me a personal message. I know where you can get one. ;) If not…no worries…I take it as a huge compliment… thanks sweetie. :)

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Oh my. I didn’t see the whole explanation my first time through. I am so sorry for the very tough loss your family suffered and how it has affected you all through the years. It clearly has made you a very empathetic person. Hugs, my friend.

  17. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Such a heart wrenching story. Your bracelet is sooo lovely and perfect as a tribute to those living and those lost. Beautifully done!

  18. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I didn’t see the poem the first time either. What a beautiful bracelet to remember your brother. Lovely!

  19. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Thank you ladies. I figured some may not have the time to hop on over to Lori’s or my blog so I decided to share some of the story here. I woke up today remembering what my mom told me about Jeffery sharing all of his toys with me. Piling them up in my crib. Back then they weren’t light toys. Wood blocks and metal cars, trucks and the like. :)
    We do start forming who we are at a very early age. As sad as this loss is I am glad I did turn out to be an empathetic person. Thanks Becky.

  20. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    A big Thank You to a generous Lady for sending me these. You are so sweet. She knows who she is. And I have sent her a private Thanking. I appreciate them so much. I’m touched by your generosity to a relatively total stranger. A true RAK: Random Act of Kindness.


  21. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    would you mind sharing where i could purchase a link like that?

  22. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Sorry Peggy, I just saw your request…I don’t mind sharing at all…I’ll see If I can message you privately.

  23. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Hi. I did find them a while ago. I searched for them and of course I had to buy 3. I had to have them yet I still have not used them. *sigh*

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