Hand Made Accents – Other Items

BUTTERFLIES:

I love to see butterflies flitting through my gardens. That’s why I have created three different size of butterflies. I also try to change up the colors by making different clay combinations. They add that little bit of whimsy and elegance to every bowl. I bend them and cut the stems so they look like they are either sitting on a plant, or hovering over something.

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PRETTIES:

I found some jewels and immediately saw them as something that belonged in the Environments. I put them onto bare wire, twisted the wire, and put them in the bowls. I often see them as nightlights, or hanging lanterns, but then in some bowls they are just perfect garden ornaments. You decide.

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BEE SKEPS:

Bee Skeps are little rounded bee apiaries that are found in English country gardens. I make them in three different sizes, most recently the tiny ones for the goblets, etc. I used my imagination to figure out how to create the indented lines for them by using a more than one hundred year old kitchen tool I had in my kitchen drawer. Each Skep has a tiny hole so the little imaginary bees can fly in and out. Beneath the Skeps I place little crystals with either a wire fairy, a clay heart, or a clay star on it. I consider that when I add the crystal, the bowl has gained its heart and soul.

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SCULPTURES:

I’m constantly thinking of what new items I want to ad. I’ve already written about this head, so I won’t duplicate the information here, other than the photos. But as an antiques dealer, I am always searching for inspiration when I visit estate sales. Who knows what I will come up with next year!?!

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