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Gotta Thing For Birds

About this design:

I saw something I'd done sometime ago looking at my old pins. It gave me the idea to try and patina one of many that I have of this bird. So I used Gilders paste...and had to apply many coats. I think it turned out well. I found it today off to the side of where I take my pictures. I guess I had forgotten about it.

Components:

silver bird, Czech glass leaves and flowers, PC bead, looks like Chrysocola sp?, Blue Haze Agate, silver ring that says harmony, turquoise chain and silver chain....I know a lot of these are from LB. I get bags from Nancy that say "thanks Nancy".



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  1. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Jane, I love everything you do because you put such interesting pieces together to make the whole. I really like the funky bird. It just ties it together. If I am honest, I think this bird would go well on so many things.

  2. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I really love this bird. The patina gives it such a unique look. Actually, unique isn’t really the word I am looking for, although it is. I just can’t think of it. But it reminds me of something you would find in an old jewelry box, some treasure of a previous generation. The whole piece is so pretty. Happy Thanksgiving Sweetjane. You are always working, even on Holidays.

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Very nice Jane. I like the playfulness of the design with the bird & green leaves. The included message on the Harmony ring in a nice touch. I’ll need to look into getting some Gilder’s pastes. I’ve been enjoying the different uses you’ve been showing us lately.

  4. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Crystal…I really like Gilders Paste, it is a nice soft color, and you can use as much or as little as you want. I guess the only problem is it dries out fast…but you can rejuvenate it with mineral spirits.

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Very unique Jane! I love the bird. I’ve seen guilders paste before, do you apply it with a brush? is it mainly used a metals? Love the combination of beads you used- and as always-it’s perfection. Love your work!

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Robin….I always just rub it in with my fingers….and yes it’s for metals.

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    This is a perfect example of a sweetjane design. Unique combinations of components and a great mix of color. Love the birdie!

    Guilders paste is a great go to product. I haven’t used it in years but you can always depend on it to create a great effect.

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks you all!! I actually like this, as well. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Here we go…how many days until Christmas? I’ve got a sale going on and had two sales from it. My phone goes cha-ching every time I make a sale…it’s very cool.

  9. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So funny sweetjane – cha-ching. I am impressed with this bracelet. Of course – I love the birdie. What a fun, happy design.

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