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I have an assortment of various new pieces of jewelry on sale this week! There are two "Infinite Love" necklaces, featuring a hand in the American Sign Language pose for "Love". I was commissioned to create a bunch of these for an event earlier in the year, and made a few extra that I thought I would offer to you too!

There are two parrot necklaces, one that was an experiment with a new clay, and looks a bit like an African Grey, with a golden/brown wash. It could be any species that your imagination can see! Then there is a Red Bellied Parrot necklace in my "regular" style.

While I normally do not use molds with the majority of my work, I recently found a fantastic mold that makes lovely realistic leaves, so I had to give it a try! I was so thrilled with the results. I created a pair of earrings with the beautiful lightweight leaves, which are in translucent earth tones with bits of metallic gold.

All of the pieces are on auction on eBay and end on Friday: http://www.ebay.com/sch/parrotjewelry/m.html?_ipg=50&_from&_nkw&_armrs=1&_sop=10"


 
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After several months without a Bird of the Month collection, I'm thrilled to be back with some new creations for you this month! I've chosen the Senegal parrot for October, and there are three necklaces on auction on eBay, ending on Friday.

In addition, there are an assortment of other new pieces on auction this week, including an abstract silver swirl pendant, a Serendipity ("scrap clay") parrot, two Congo African Grey necklaces (one Fall themed), and another owl pendant. To see all of the pieces on sale this week, visit my eBay auction listings here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/parrotjewelry/m.html?_ipg=50&_from&_nkw&_armrs=1&_sop=10"


 
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I have two new necklace and earring sets from my ARTdornments line on sale! The first features a glass gem set in an elaborately sculpted frame, with crystals, and gorgeous glass beads in amber and golden yellow. (It is so striking in person, I was so tempted to keep it for myself!) It has the look of something that just came off a costume/period film, or like jewelry you might see in an antique painting!

The second piece features a fantastic old painting of a pair of Kakapo parrots. These unique large parrots are very unusual in several ways, and are the only flightless parrot! If you've never heard of them, I encourage you to look them up online and read/watch some videos, as they are quite interesting to learn about. Unfortunately Kakapo are critically endangered, but excellent efforts are being made to help the small number left to grow and thrive on several predator-free islands in New Zealand.

The necklaces are being auctioned on eBay for five days, ending on Tuesday, July 30.

I am happy to let you know that I'm doing another GIVEAWAY this month! The prize this time is from my ARTdornments line, and is a pendant featuring a lovely angel (shown at the top above). Want a chance to win it? I've given you eight ways to earn entries, you can read all about it and enter on my ARTdornments website here: www.artdornments.com/giveaway.html The giveaway runs through August 27th and is open to residents of the USA who are 18 and older - good luck!


 
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I recently had a request on Facebook to create a Vasa parrot, and it's not a bird species that I've ever had an order for before, so I was fascinated to read about how unique they are among parrots. Not only does the female actually change her feather colors during breeding season, but she molts her head feathers out, and the skin on her head turns yellow!

So while I had another bird in mind for this month's Bird of the Month, I ended up creating the Vasa instead, after being inspired by all of the photos that I found while reading about them! It's always fun to sculpt a species that I've never created before!

In addition, there are several round pendants on sale this week, including two mini-pendants (conure & macaw) starting at just $9.00! I created another owl pendant with Swarovski eyes, and a new design that has a Caique type of parrot face. All of the jewelry is being auctioned on eBay for five days, ending on Tuesday, July 30.

I know there are a lot of you who are anxious to be able to place custom orders again, and I want to thank you for your patience and understanding with the health issues that I'm still experiencing. I had planned to resume accepting a limited number of orders this month, but ended up not feeling well enough. So, we'll see how things are in August, and hopefully I'll be able to get back to custom work then!


 
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This was a fun experiment! I played around with "faux leather" effects last month, and made this unique parrot pendant, which I based on an Eclectus shape.


Here is one of my faux ceramic "test" pieces which I decided to string up on a simple string necklace - starting bid is just $9.00!


This pretty necklace set features a Flights of Fancy parrot in turquoise green (which could be an Amazon, Caique, Pionus, or whatever your imagination can see!) on copper chain with some gorgeous accent beads.


I've also listed more magnets from my Joy Magnet Affirmative Art line on eBay! I am starting bids off lower than what they will be listed for in my Etsy shop, so if you want to snag a great deal, be sure to take a look! I only had room to show one here, so be sure to take a look at all of my eBay listings to see everything!

All of the auctions are running for 5 days, and end on Tuesday, July 30th, on eBay.

 


 


 
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