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I have two new ARTdornments necklaces for you this month! On the left is a piece that features a painting that I've loved for many years, showing a beautiful lady in flowing purple robes, feeding a sparrow. The image is titled "Libra and Her Sparrow", by Sir Edward John Poynter, from 1907. It's set in a hand sculpted frame, with a great cut-out shape where you can see the image set under thick glass. The frame has an antiqued silver finish, with 6 amethysts adorning the chain.

On the right is a necklace featuring a painting titled "Golden Angel" by Polish Artist Teodor Axentowicz. The frame has a very pretty design, with an antiqued gold finish. Beautiful speckled glass beads, as well as some lovely fire agates make up the necklace, with matching dangle earrings included. (Please see the listings on eBay for many more photos showing the details.)

Both necklaces are being auctioned on eBay, ending on Friday, with a Buy It Now option. I also have four pairs of sweet old fashioned charm earrings left (not shown), and am auctioning them at discounted prices this week! To see all of the listings, go to: http://www.ebay.com/sch/parrotjewelry/m.html?_ipg=50&_from&_nkw&_armrs=1&_sop=1


 
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There is a striking new Serendipity (Scrap Clay) Cockatiel pin on eBay this week, perfect for adding some color to winter wear! There is also a new female Eclectus charm, as well as a new assortment "Bird Poop" jewelry this week on eBay (not shown here), including another magnet, charm, and two pendants.

In addition, I have five new whimsical "Flights of Fancy" styled necklaces for you this week! They include: Cockatoo, White Bellied Caique, Ringneck/Quaker/Conure (up to YOUR imagination!), Male Eclectus, and Female Eclectus.

All of the pieces are on eBay for five days, until Wednesday, December 12th. Good luck with your bids!

 


 
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I've been so busy lately, but in between custom orders, I created a few "extras" that I didn't really plan to make - it's always fun when pieces just seem to almost make themselves! Shown above is an Umbrella Cockatoo in the Flights of Fancy style, beaded in a striking black and white color scheme, with silver accents! One either side are two "scrap clay" Serendipity birds, in a multitude of colors! All of the pieces shown here are being auctioned on eBay for five days, ending on Monday.

By popular request, I've also created a new batch of "bird poop" jewelry! Seriously. A lot of people have been asking me to offer more, for Christmas gifts - so here you go! The bird poop listings this week include a small pendant, a medium sized pendant on cord, a magnet, and a bracelet charm, all shown below. Besides the pieces listed on eBay this week, I do have more, and will put them in my Etsy shop next month, or as soon as time allows!

 


 
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I hope this finds you all well, and to those of you in the hurricane affected areas, please know that you are in my thoughts! My heart goes out to those of you that have had damage and loss. A portion of the proceeds of this month's sales will be donated to the Red Cross to benefit those devastated by Sandy.

The Bird of the Month for November is the African Grey, and I managed to create a rather large assortment for you, including both Timneh and Congo Greys. The pieces include: bracelet charms, chokers, pendants, beaded necklace & earrings, as well as an additional Congo Grey pendant that features a "plucked" birdie (shown in the center above).

 

I've had several requests to make a Kawaii styled African Grey - so here you go! I actually made two Grey pendants, one with a tail, and the other is very small and is more of a front view without tail. I also made a small Kawaii Green Quaker pendant (shown below).
All of this month's pieces are being auctioned on eBay for five days, ending on Monday, November 19th.


 
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Oh, I've been waiting for this day for ages! I'm incredibly excited to finally unveil the first lot of jewelry in the my new line! It is called "ARTdornments" and features antique art that I have hand sculpted polymer clay frames around, with various aged metallic finishes. Many of the one-of-a-kind pendants are beaded into unique necklaces with semi-precious stones and beautiful glass beads individually wired together. There are also some simpler styles strung on fine chain. Most of the necklaces pictured include matching earrings.

This new line has an old-fashioned feel that invokes the romantic beauty of days gone by. I've always adored past eras, including the styles of Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Nouveau artists, as well as Medieval and Renaissance themes, so a mixture of all of the above is the inspiration for this new line. In the near future I'll be creating pieces featuring some of my favorite Pre-Raphaelite images, as well as many more wonderful avian illustrations and animal themed art. I have to say that I am so in love with this particular style, more than any jewelry I've ever created!

The pieces currently for sale in the new style feature: Major Mitchell's/Leadbeaters Cockatoos, Lady with Barn Owl, Girl with Amazon, Lady with Greenwing Macaw, Lady with Bird (Unknown Species), the Garnier Paris Opera House, and an African Grey in Bronze Setting. (Grey lovers, I want to let you know that I will be listing a different Congo African Grey necklace set in an antique silver setting next month.) I plan to have at least one new ARTdornments piece to auction every month along with all of the "regular" parrot jewelry that I offer in my monthly collections. However, like all of my sculpted work, these pieces are one-of-kind, so if you see one that you really love, be sure to bid!

This is your chance to own one of my very first pieces in the new style; all of the pieces shown above are being auctioned on eBay, ending on Monday, September 29th. If anything is left afterwards, it will be sold through the new ARTdornments Etsy shop (dedicated exclusively to the new work) at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ARTdornments


 


 
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