Anyway, I have made bird ornaments, stitch markers, earrings and now a pendant. All made in polymer clay, textured, cured and painted.
Mr Shine was intended to be an ornament but I found him utterly handsome and think he needs to fly a little hanging on a leather cord. I have the word Live on the other side: Live to Shine. Just as we were all meant to do.
I use long leather cords and tiny beads on the ends. Easy to adjust the length and no clasp or something like that. Also makes it easy to make - I like those short cuts that do not take a lot of time and stop me from making jewelry.
The bird is a celebration of our uniqueness. Spreading my wings and fly into the summer which is warm, sunny and just as we like it.
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings