Thursday, March 26, 2009

Beaded Birds

I'm still relishing in the return of more and more birds to my yard. I wish you could hear them. Between the finches, nuthatches, cardinals, bluejays, sparrows and starlings, all talking at the same time, I just love it! It's a riot! Brings a smile to my face everytime I walk out the door.

In that spirit, I am going to show some of the birds I've beaded over the years.

The little yellow guy above and the owl below are part of a 4-Seasons collar.

The little bird represents Spring;
the owl, Winter;
a butterfly for Summer;
and some stylized leaves for Fall.

The little peacock-looking friends below adorn a boot which is actually a sewing caddy. The pattern allows a pair of scissors to fit behind the top cuff and it is stuffed to accomodate many many pins behind the cuff. I've never used it as intended, it just hangs on the wall of my studio.

My daughters each have a bird for which they chose the colors and the tail design.

Meghan asked for turtles.

Hannah wanted a butterfly.

Claire's features a dragonfly. She still has her bird hanging in her room. I figured I didn't want to venture in there to get it. Sometimes her room leaves me stressed (she's 17 - need I say more?)


Tracey N. said...

Lynn your talent just never ceases to amaze me! I have a thing for birds too, so i really appreciate your beaded birds. I remember how much I loved your cardinal and bluejay in a much earlier post. Beautiful work (as always) Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

O, wow I love your birds. Your purple caddie birds are unique. Wait til Deb sees the turtles. Is there anything you HAVEN'T put beads on?

Plays with Needles said...

LYNN!!! You are SUCH an AMaZiNG #*Talent~*!!

Those birds are just a beautiful gift and the fact that each daughter has her own personalized one...well, that's just over the top! That butterfly is my fave.

I'm liking all the birdsong too. Can't wait to stitch outside!

Jacquie said...

Oh Lynn, I love everything...especially the butterfly piece at the bottom which is your wonderful. All I need to do is come over here for lots of inspiration!

GraceBeading said...

My god woman... words defy me. You have such an incredible gift, I'm so glad you share it here. Everything is utterly amazing, WOW...