Friday, November 4, 2011

A Glass Blue Wren - From Venice

Hello dear readers,

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 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!


Carole Meisenhelter said...

Hi Jenni; thanks so much for mentioning my blog post. I'm so please you found where your Viennese wren was hiding! He is adorable; my, I hope you have a very special place for him now.

Eva said...

If you have a English language website/blog about jewellery/accesories you can make free self-advertising here

thanks :)

Jenni said...

Hi Carole, no worries...still haven't found a perfect place for him...too worried about him getting broken accidentally if I leave him on a shelf..he is only about 3 inches high and very delicate. Really needs a little display box for protection.

Anonymous said...

Jenni, the glass wren is beautiful, BUT OMG!!!!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the silver and copper bead! GORGEOUS!!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh Jenny I love the little story that goes with the bird - I had no idea it was your namesake! The bird is just gorgeous as is the copper I love what you did!!!

Jenni said...

Thank you Sally and Patty. I am thrilled you have both stopped by.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenni, your "blue" glass bird is really exquisite. So delicate, a real treasure. LuciB


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