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Hummingbird Swing

About this design:

Oh, what to do with leftover beads? How about a sweet hummingbird swing? Or, is it for that garden fairy?


Antiqued copper wire, assorted glass beads, small branch found on a walk.

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  1. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    where are you? love the use of the leftovers!

  2. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    This is too cute! I’ll have to make one of these for my little buddies when they come back in May. Much cuter than the store bought swing I usually have in the herb garden!

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love this!! Our little hummy is still in his leafless tree again this winter. How cool to make him a little swing! Lynda, you so are creative–all your works show your imagination to create unique treasures. (I especially liked the leather belt bracelets.) I will definitely try this–I have trays & trays of leftover orphan beads. The glass & crystals wonderfully catch the light. Thanks so much for this great garden addition! :)

  4. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    This is fabulous and so sweet!!! Thank you for sharing your inspirational swing!

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Gotta love Pinterest, friends! I saw some hummingbird swings posted on there and thought they were so sweet. Living in Southern California, we have tons that come around, loving our Mexican sage and bottlebrush. I know they are attracted to red, so I plan to add some red beads to the next one. Even if the hummers aren’t around yet, these are just plain cute garden decor.
    I do hope you give these a try.

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Such fun. I tried making a swing for my hens when they were little but it just scared them. Lovely design.

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    Melody F says:

    Fresh Baked, I like the idea of a fairy swing, and if the birdie guys want to try it, great! I too have beads galore, and lots of twigs that might be useful. Thanks for sharing your pretty yard art. LBE, your hen story is funny.

  8. kye
    kye says:

    I’ve never heard of a hummingbird swing. It’s so sweet. Will they use it? Even if they don’t it’s a nice addition to your garden. Really a great idea. It’s so nice to see green!

  9. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    Check out the bird supply store: to watch a video of hummers using a swing!

  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks for the info Phoenix. That was fun to watch.

  11. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I watched the video–precious! Adding red glass beads would definitely draw them. Thanks Phoenix :)

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Yes, thanks for sharing, Phoenix! They are very protective of their food sources, aren’t they?

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    That is really awesome!

  14. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    How cute is this !!! What a wonderful idea , so pretty too

  15. lisaoedo75
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