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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 got some new stamps that I really fell in love with earlier in the month, and the designs were just begging to be made into bracelets! I've never made cuff style bracelets before, and had a lot of fun with these. I'm hooked, and have more ideas, so you can expect to see more in the future!

There are five unique bracelets for sale: Gratitude, Medieval Dragons, Owl & Leaves, Peace Love Happiness, and Words of Inspiration. The cool Dragon bracelet has a laced up back with black elastic, and the rest have magnetic clasps to make them super easy to put on.

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


 
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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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