Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Waiting for my Bluebirds ~

The Bluebird Poem
I know the song that the bluebird is singing,
Out in the apple-tree where he is swinging;

Brave little fellow, the skies may look dreary;
Nothing cares he while his heart is so cheery.

Hark! how the music leaps out from his throat,
Hark! was there ever so merry a note?

Listen awhile and you’ll hear what he’s saying,
Up in the apple-tree swinging and swaying.

“Dear little blossoms down under the snow,
You must be weary of winter, I know;
Hark, while I sing you a message of cheer;
Summer is coming and spring-time is near!

“Little white snowdrop! I pray you arise;
Bright yellow crocus! come, open your eyes;
Sweet little violets, hid from the cold,
Put on your mantles of purple and gold;

Daffodils! daffodils! say, do you hear?–
Summer is coming and spring-time is near!”
~Emily Huntington Miller~

It's been so warm here in PA I've been exploring with my camera....
to my surprise, Spring is near! 

I love birds and have feeders & houses all around the farm...
Today's earrings were inspired by the longing for warmer days..
and the first sighting of my bluebird families~  
My fashion statement on most days is....Muck boots and jeans....
I would be happy to throw these on and sneak through the gardens..
Looking for signs of Spring~  

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  1. I love this earring design! The birds are a bonus!!

  2. I love those prongs! and the patina...bravo!

    1. The prongs are uncut totally started out as a mistake...but loved it so kept going!

  3. Very pretty and creative, nice work Melinda!!

  4. Melinda, you are so talented! Those are beautiful!! :)

  5. Great earrings and I love the patina on them - really nice.

  6. Wow! What's not to love about these! They start off with a charming bird design with a bright splash of my favorite colors. Then the layers smooth and textured metals in bright copper, patina, and silver! Such a creative, original, and just plain eye-pleasing design!

    1. The background disc is actually brass with a silver wax....looks so pretty!

  7. Oh, my, Melinda, these are the sweetest things ever! I love blue birds as well, and the way you put things together is just genius:)

  8. I love the patina and texture on the inner circle and the sweet little poem made me smile! Our daffodils are peeking up too.

  9. Amazing metal work! You really rocked these earrings!

  10. Melinda, these are beatiful! I love the sweet bird images with the textured metal. I can just see you wearing these out to muck what ever it is you are mucking...:)

  11. Oh my gorgeousness! That is such an inspired design! I am longing for spring and blue birds and blue skies! Thank you for this sweet inspiration today!
    Enjoy the day!