Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Desk Photo- bird house

It is very clear to see I did not accomplish my goal this week to clean and expand my work space, oh well I'm having fun and making art!
My friend Jan bought a necklace in Australia that I admired and keep thinking about but couldn't quite remember what it looked like so yesterday I made my version and I'm wearing it today on a black sweater.

This is the second one I made with the scalloped roof. The base or main body of the house is etched copper and the roof is brushed copper the little pine cone and chain are silver.

This is the first attempt but thought I would show you how it evolved.

A different view so you can see the little perch for a bird, the top bar it hangs on represents a branch.

A few photos from last weekend at my kids mountain cabin. It is on the White Salmon river and very near Hood River the hot spot in Oregon for water sports.

Lupins in the rain.

Was this fence at the edge of a garden once? Natures garden is taking it back.


lyle baxter said...

love your little bird abodes! And you do live in a beautiful area! thanks for showing us!

Paula McNamee said...

Tory, your little bird houses are really neat. I signed up to take Stephanie Lee's Homesteader's Metalsmithing online class this summer. I can't wait to try my hand at this. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

Curious Works said...

I already told you how much i love this necklace and your great pictures, but thought I'd make it 'official' in a comment! Great work!

Eva said...

The necklace Jan bought in Australia was made by the very talented Australian artist Jen Crossley. As well as Jen being highly regarded for her art - she is also known for her sharing and sweet nature.

Your inspired version is almost identical to her orginal - you have a great memory for retaining beauty. Nice to see Australian artisits being appreciated.

Julie H said...

Very nice, but I am a bit biased as I love Jen's work.
Her shop is: and her blog: if you would like to see more of her work.

lindacreates said...

Your Jen necklace is beautiful. I hope you will give Jen Crossley credit for the design. She is an amazing Australian jewelry artist and will be teaching in the US next year.

Dayna Collins said...

I love your little copper birdhouse necklace - everything about it.

Tory Brokenshire said...

Thank you all for your comments. I appreciate the link to Jen Crossley, she does do beautiful work. I love that we are all inspired by each other’s art. I saw that Jen credited her inspiration to Catherine Witherall , then I was inspired by Jen . I do hope that someone will be inspired by my version of the little bird house.Thanks Tory