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Sweet Little Bird

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweet little bird pendant from Gaea. She only made a few, so I'm lucky to have one.
I knew I needed something special to showcase this bird. I thought about sitting him on a log. I thought about a nest. In the end, I created something symbolically like both of those.

I am so frustrated with pics. I took the original pics outside in Florida sun! But the pics taken under my lamplight are better? Why???


Gaea bird pendant from Gaea's Indie shop. Gaea autumn sky bundle plus green leaf canyon bundle plus shabby chic bundle all from LB. (Yes, I've been collecting and hoarding the bundles for quite some time.)

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Too, too CUTE!!!! Excellent designs!!!! LOVE!!!!

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Wow, this is such a nice set and I envy your Gaea bundles :) Love love love your designs!

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    Could be my all-time Julie favorites. Love the innocence and playfulness! The wirework brings everything together.

    Re the sunlight pictures, I’ve had the same experience. I think bright sunlight creates such stark contrasts that the details get lost. I’ve had much better luck with indoor photographs.

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I take mine either in the shade outside or just inside my deck door where the sun is filtered by the glass. When in doubt, build a light box. I have been too lazy so far but I have seen tutorials online and my friend, Amber the photographer, would happily give you tips.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I think that “nest” you made is fantastic! Might have to steal that one….. :)

  6. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    So creative with the nest. You did the Gaea piece proud!

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I love how this turned out! I have a similar birdie from Gaea as well, but haven’t made up my mind on how to use it.

    I have found the same issues with photographing in the winter Florida sun. It has a different quality than spring and summer. I find that taking photos on the east side of my home before 10 or 1030 is best, OR, just use my cell phone, which seems to compensate for the lighting….

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous, love the nest!!!. My best pictures are in the shade too,in full sun you lose the details, I have a light box and I still need a nice sunny day to do the pics and I have problem with focusing, can’t wait for summer so I can do them outside :D

  9. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    The little wire squiggle below the bird really launches this piece. Brilliant!

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I already told you how cute it is!! :)

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    LOVE! The squiggle nest is a terrific alternative! It draws attention right where you want it, on the adorable bird! Love the colors too!

    I agree with everyone about indirect outside light. Sometimes sunlight will wash out the features too much. I do my outdoor pics under a deck umbrella for that very reason.

  12. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    LOVE this Julie! You did the Gaea bird proud! It is just perfect! :D

  13. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So sweet and interesting. Looks great with the wire work.

  14. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thank you to everyone for all the nice complements!!!

    Especially thank you for the advice on photography. I bought a light box but haven’t used it yet. I thought maybe a couple quick pics outside would do it. My next task is to tackle the light box.

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Just love it!!

  16. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is just so darn adorable, Julie! I love it!! You are so lucky to get one of those birds :-D

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