Friday, May 28, 2010

winged creatures


Isn't this fun? Carved by my best buddy Jessica Wiesel the last time she came to visit. It has a nice feel to it and seems pretty secure (they get tested, of course). I think it would make a fantastic bracelet clasp. It will be available in pewter.

Here's another design by Jessica Wiesel. This is my favorite of her's and I can't wait to use it in a piece with poppy colored beads! It will also be available in pewter.


My bird clasp came out nice, I thought. Its cast in shibuichi and the hooks and loops are in the back. It will be available in silver and shibuichi.

Finally, the bird carving from forever ago! I want this in bronze, since gold is too pricey right now. Its a good size, perfect for a pendant or a nice link. I may have to add this to my talisman necklace, it feels magical, somehow. This is the first batch of pieces, the next group is sea life.

17 comments:

Gaea said...

Pure magic! I'm in love!

Rebecca said...

Wow. I can't tell you how much I love these! I am so drawn to winged creatures and these are some of the prettiest - can't wait to see the finished results.

Greer said...

Love the little bird in the nest clasp!

Abeille à miel said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful work!!

Lorelei said...

Delightful! All of them! My favorite has to be the Poppy clasp. I can't wait til these are available!! Please let me know when they are obtainable by online folks like me. :)

BELLA VITA JEWELRY said...

These are fantastic! I am already designing in my head. Love your work!!!

Alice said...

Oh so beautiful! I just love the clasp with the bird in the nest. Would love to see the whole process--in person--from carving to the finishing polish.

Black Cat Ranch said...

Lovely! I hope you'll post pictures when you make the poppy necklace - I imagine it will be much more elegant than the one I have pictured in my head.

Sharon said...

I love them all but especially the first one! Gorgeous and very creative!

I don't know if you can answer this here, but I was making the owl project from your book and could not find any small, smooth cabochons like the ones you use for the eyes. I used a Swarovski flatback but now the owl looks too "blingy."I did a ton of Googling and looking at my regular sites to no avail. Do you mind sharing a source? If not, I understand. Thanks!

Sharon

Cynthia Thornton said...

Hi Sharon,

I bought mine from Rio Grande Supply, but i think they are wholesale. I found this:
http://www.justgemstones.com/garnet_cab.html

try googling garnet cabachon-its more specific.

Janet said...

Just so lovely!! All of them and I want the birds nest lol!

maneki said...

Lovely pieces -- especially that bird in the nest toggle. No idea what I'd do with it, but I just want it. Yet another thing to add to my long bead wishlists. :D

Nicki said...

they are all really wonderful.

Sharon said...

Thank you so much!

I will keep checking back to see when you post the bird clasps, love them!

Shan said...

She is so good in her craft. Those are lovely creations. I love the bird my favorite.
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kate mckinnon said...

Gorgeous work! I love your flying bird clasp, Cynthia.
Stunning!

Kiki said...

I love the bird nest clasp!