2012 CHRISTMAS TREE
Working on another Christmas Tree with birds as the theme........
I found these beads years ago in FireMountain Gems or Shipwreck Beads (can't remember which) and bought them specifically for bird ornaments. They are called "Party Beads". I have tried to find them again and sad to say they are no where to be found online.
Anyway, they remind me of the vintage glass bird ornaments from long ago.
These can be made from pearls or any other kind of 4mm round and 4mm x 9mm(?) teardrop shape beads.
3mm or 4mm jump rings seat the head on the body using a drop of super glue.
No hole beads make the eyes (fill in the bead holes on either side of the head), 32 guage brass or silver wire makes the curlicue and hanger on the top of the head, a tiny snip of 28 guage wire makes the beak and silver or gold metalic thread makes the tail feathers.
Hopefully I will be able to finish this before Christmas.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, for those who do celebrate it. I have come to think of every day as a day for giving thanks, though. I know a lot of people all over the world have a really tough time but there are still many blessings we can be grateful for. I thank God everyday that I woke up and if I should not wake tomorrow then I know my soul is secure in Jesus Christ. That is the greatest blessing of all!