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Pastel snowbird

About this design:

I had several requests for these pins last weekend. I had made them for last years winter market. So I promised they’d be at the nutcracker show, so I’ve been using up orphan beads and pieces of chain. I’ve made mainly Christmas themes, but I had to do this sweet bird in pastels.. yes that is paper towel backdrop- I know, cheesy right?!


Snow bead ( I love these), Gaea bird, multi beryl chain and silver chain. Czech glass flowers ( all LB).

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Your pin would be beautiful on any background. Love the pastels and the bell flowers and the little ornament.

  2. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    So cute!

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I think there should be a new trend to wear more pins! Yours is lovely and full of charm (s).

  4. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Great pin!! I just used this Gaea bird in a bracelet. I think pins should come back too. You always come up with great new ideas.

  5. kye
    kye says:

    So cute. Yay for pins!

  6. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Love this! Your pin is perfect!

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    Melody F says:

    I have some of the pins, and I needed help with how to uuse them, so thank you! Your design is delightful. I think pins are good in winter, as they can go on sweaters and other heavy garments like coats and winter scarves, without damaging the fabric.

  8. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Pins similar (somewhat) to these were worn mainly at the waist in the 1800’s. They were called chatelaine pins. They used chains and silver charms etc

  9. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Here’s a pic of an old one


  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Oh Robin – I have some of those charms. Guess where they might end up…

  11. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beady, with Alice? are you going down the rabbit hole? It gets curiouser and curiouser!

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yes with Alice.

    “I knew who I was this morning, but I have changed a few times since then.” ― Cheshire Cat

  13. KittysCrystalCreations
    KittysCrystalCreations says:

    That is so cute. I have several of those pins and have not figured out yet just what I will do with them. Your creation is a great inspiration. Well, for me it is.
    I love the colors that you have chosen for your beads and the sweet little bird.
    I think it is a simple but sweet gift with many variations and colors to take off on your design for Christmas. gifts.
    Thanks so much for the super idea!
    Your pin is just lovely. Hugs, Kitty

  14. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Thank you ladies for all your lovely comments. I am anxiously awaiting Alice ( thus the conversation from Alice in Wonderland ).”oh my ears and whiskers” I must give Beady time to complete, I think, but then I shouldn’t talk (Mad Hatter).

  15. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Ha ha – soon enough. But remember –

    “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” — The Cheshire Cat

  16. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Robin, the soft color of the beads/flower buds work so well with the ivory Gaea bird. I especially like the snowflake bead addition. The pin has a soft, winter feel to it, and would look lovely worn with a solid color thick sweater. Love this adventure. I can see why so many are requesting them.

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