Monday, March 18, 2013

One of a Kind Brooch

I have three favorite songbirds, the chickadee, the wren, and the goldfinch.  I love the chickadees because they are such friendly little birds, always the first to try out a new bird feeder or birdbath.  I love the wren because it likes to nest nearby and hops from chair to deck to railing, providing a lot of entertainment.  And I love the American Goldfinch because it puts on its summer coat ever so much earlier than the other birds.  Even though they are among the latest nesters in our area.  The gradual increase in yellow is a definite sign of spring.

Imagine my surprise when my daughter gave me a pin showing a goldfinch on the glass.  Then she surprised me even more when she told me it was made with one of my own photographs.  She had taken one of them and sent it to a woman who makes all sorts of interesting jewelry and other items.

My pin with my own photograph.

The pin was made by Elaina Louise Studios, an Esty shop.  I checked the address and found that she has temporarily closed her shop due to her son's hospitalization.  But she will return soon and you can find her here.  Meanwhile, let's all give a special thought to her son.

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The Bug said...

How cool! We love goldfinches too, but our other birds seem to scare them off :(

Ms. A said...

What a wonderful gift!

Special thoughts and prayers to Elaina and her son.

Carolina Linthead said...

I love them all, but yes, chickadees have a big place in my heart, and our "first" birds at our new home were mom loved them so very much. Beautiful! Thoughts and prayers to the artist and her son, indeed.

NanaNor's said...

Absolutely beautiful. Goldfinches are about the only really pretty bird we get here, other than Bald Eagles. I would love some bluebirds or Cardinals too. What a wonderful thing for your daughter to do.
Hugs, Noreen

robin andrea said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift. It's beautiful!

Jayne said...

What a very lovely gift Carolyn! I know that is something you'll cherish always.

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Busy Bee Suz said...

What an awesome gift that is....your daughter knows you so well. I hope you enjoy the brooch for years to come. I DO love etsy!!!

ps. Did you understand anything Emily said in the comment above me??? LOL

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Emily - I could not find the process to interpret your comment, but will keep on trying.

Suz - Yes, I think Etsy is wonderful. It allows some talented people the opportunity to share their work and pick up a few bucks at the same time.

Elaina Louise Studios said...

I'm so glad you like the brooch. Thank you for the lovely compliments and for the well wishes for my son. After a few bumps along the way he is now home from the hospital and doing well. Etsy has been a wonderful way for me to be able to contribute to the household budget while still staying home and taking care of my kids. My shop is now open again.
Lisa Steiner
Elaina Louise Studios