A few days ago, I came across a wonderful photo of a Blue Fairy Wren on Carole's Creative Corner.
Now for those that don't know, the Fairy Wren is my little blog icon that I use when chatting on various forums etc... the female Blue Wren (commonly called a 'Jenny Wren') in particular is my icon. She is the little brown bird and the male has the intense colorful blue plumage... as is so often the way in the bird world.
The Jenny Wren can also be seen on my blog header.
Seeing those wonderful bird photos reminded me that I have never shown a photo of the gorgeous sculptural Blue Wren I purchased from Vittorio Costantini when I was in Venice earlier on this year....so here he is:
This little bird is so beautiful ...the markings and delicacy of the legs and feet in particular are truly spectacular... this is glass remember! Isn't he divine... Vittorio is a Master at his work and it was a real privilege to talk to him and watch him work for a while.
And now to a few more copper photos!!... I just can't seem to keep away from this metal lately. Here are a few things I have made over the last two days. I can't believe how I am loving working with the metal... the glass is getting a little dusty!
Silver and copper bead, deliberately textured with a dremel bit.
Copper leaf, cut from 24 gauge sheet metal, the word "HOOT" is stamped on it. (My husband said this leaf shape looks like a Christmas tree... I was going for an oak leaf!)
All metal beads so far.... still to be darkened in Liver of Sulphur.
Copper lentil beads and a little wire nest with pearls (I learnt this from a tutorial by Sarah Ortega.)
Hope you are all having a wonderful day...I know I am!! Hoot!