Not sure if you recall that I set up a bird-feed about one year ago and I am very delighted with the recent return of the birds to this feed. They seem to 'disappear' during the fall and winter seasons and visit again with the spring season. I have yet to see the big woodpeckers but have sighted the robins, sparrows, blackbirds, blue tits and pigeons; hey, these are the birds' names I know! Many other birds fly around in the neighborhood where there are gardens and they don't fly to our feed since it is placed on the flat roof-top at our place and is not as attractive as a garden. Still, it is enjoyable watching the little visitors.
Some new beads I made on Tuesday -
THE LITTLE CROWN BIRD
36x29mm, 9mm thick
both sides of the bead has similar-looking birds
41x28mm, 11mm thick
bird motif is only on one side of the bead
49x27mm, 9mm thick
55x27mm, 11mm thick
I love making these beads, the motifs have a fat squishy feeling - these beads actually take longer to make than expected as the dots have to be added and melted down repeatedly to acquire the fatness and evenness in the dots. You can't increase the mass at one go, that would end up really as a mess then. Very mediative to make these kind of beads.