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Hummingbird’s Tree

About this design:

The inspiration for this necklace came about in a backward way.

We have this little hummingbird, that for the past three years, stays all winter long in a leafless tree—standing guard, protecting his territory. When we would go out into our backyard, he would make clear that we were in ‘his’ space and sound the alarm for us to leave. I don’t know how he survives the cold, but he doesn’t like to leave his spot on the top branch. I kept wishing that it would warm up and the tree would start to come back to life.

So there you go—my inspiration—Hummy sitting in his tree full of leaves & flowers (the tree blooms pink flowers as the temperature warms up.)

I have had this Golem pendant for many years—waiting for inspiration. So I will thank little hummy for his help in creating this necklace. I hope to make a bracelet for this piece and have purchased some copper hummingbird charms for that endeavor.

Components:

Golem Hummingbird Pendant (LB), Unicorne Moss pebble drops, Australian Olive Green Opal (LB), Amazonite (LB), dyed Quartz, Czech flower buds & english cuts (LB), crystal rondelles, AC spacers & findings

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  1. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    I love this design! Other than the light blue, these are not colors I would be likely to pick up – even if using the pendant. But these choices are perfection, in particular with the enchanting pendant. The organic flow from pendant to strand and back again is seriously mesmerizing. What a beautiful reminder to reach outside my comfort zone. Congratulations and thank you on such inspiring worK. Please wear this in good health and joy!

  2. BevB
    BevB says:

    I love it! Thanks for sharing your story. I would wear this necklace.

  3. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Excellent delivery, it flows so well. The well placed metal beads add enough accent without taking over. And the string “flower” is a nice detail merging pendant to necklace. I see even the clasp has some detail added.

  4. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love your Hummy story and inspiration! Love the tear shaped cluster of leafy green beads!

  5. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    This is so pretty! The beads match the pendant perfectly. Wonderful piece!

  6. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Awesome Crystal! I love your story too. We have hummingbirds migrating through- they buzz my head at times- especially when the feeder is empty! Love the color combination- a great blend with your pendant!

  7. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Love everything about this piece, and the story just makes it more special.

  8. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    What a sweet pendant. All the colors go so well together, but the birdie makes it special.

  9. kye
    kye says:

    Oh man this is awesome CC! Everywhere I look there’s something beautiful and interesting. Love this design in every way. The color the texture the inspiration. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing the hummingbird story and your exceptional necklace. Have I mentioned Wow?!

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    Melody F says:

    Love the story and the necklace. We have a hummingbird visiting our honeysuckle flowers. I wish you would talk about your clasp. Are those beads or jump rings wire wrapped to the hook? That’s a very intricate detail. You do beautiful work.

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  11. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I truly appreciate all the kind words. This morning that crazy little hummingbird was chasing the birds who where trying to land in our bird bath–then he would station himself on ‘his’ branch–only now it has leaves on it. I enjoy watching the spring time awakening and all the antics of the animals. At our bird feeder, a mother was feeding seed to her fledgling–so very precious.

  12. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Melody, I forgot to answer your question–those are tiny seed beads that I wired onto the hook. I’m finding out my eyes and fingertips aren’t what they used to be! Hope that helps.

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Spectacular pendant, fabulous color and terrific design. Love it!

    That is one brave little hummer in your tree. They are such contentious little things and a real trip to watch buzzing around each other. Petite prize fighters!

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    MH says:

    Beautiful work! Pretty colors and pretty pendant!

  15. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    This is just precious….and a beautiful story!! What a lovely necklace you have created. I love all the Czech Glass you used, and of course the Golem pendant…perfect!!

  16. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thanks again everyone!
    SJ, I love Golem ceramics–they pay so much attention to detail in crafting them.
    I have collected so many Unicorne drops, and these seemed perfect to represent the new growth on the tree. The picture of the hummingbird in his tree was taken with my zoom feature maxed out–he looked so tiny sitting atop that large tree.
    Melody, I took a picture of the clasp for you to see closeup–sorry it’s fuzzy.
    Have a great day dear Lima buddies!

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  17. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    This is lovely – and love the story as well. Beautiful work!

  18. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Crystal – beautiful story and necklace. Excellent in every way – I love the little bell flowers you added to the pendant and the chain. And the clasp – Wow. And the blue beads between the unicorns – so wonderful. And the string. Lovely,lovely, lovely. So glad you shared – brightened up my day.

  19. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thank you Becca & Beady. We have many stories about that little hummingbird–he definitely makes us smile. Glad I could share some of that with you all. :)

  20. Deborah C Dallas
    Deborah C Dallas says:

    Great design!

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