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Obsessive Ornithophile: 19 Hand-painted bird earrings

I think like many artists I focused in on birds as a frequent subject for my illustrations and paintings at an early age. That hasn’t changed over the years. Now I paint a series of l’il lard butt birds on wood, realistic birds on canvas, and the items in this post – hand-painted bird earrings! Please enjoy these wonderful winged babies painted just for your lovely lobes.

1 Blue Jays click here to purchase

2 Japanese White Eye I saw my first Japanese White Eye in Hawaii. They danced around me as I was packing the car for the trip back to the airport. I painted these as soon as I got home from the trip. click here to purchase

3 the Eastern Bluebird click here to purchase

4 the Loon I grew up in Maine and Iwill never stop missing the lonely, magical sound they make. click here to purchase

5 the Great Horned Owl These were inspired by Julio, a rescued owl living here in Portland at the Audubon Society. click here to purchase

6 Lazuli Bunting click here to purchase

7 Peacock click here to purchase

8 Ruby Throated Hummingbird click here to purchase

9 Peregrine Falcon These little babies were inspired by Finnegan, another bird rescued by the Audobon Society here in Portland, Oregon. click here to purchase

10 Puffins click here to purchase

11 Black capped Chickadees My mother and grandmother treasured these birds and so too will I, forever. click here to purchase

12 Barn Owls click here to purchase

13 Emperor Penguins click here to purchase

14 Robins click here to purchase

15 Cardinals click here to purchase

16 Korean Crow Tit click here to purchase I first discovered these through felt art shared on Tumblr. When I found out they were real my brain exploded. with joy.

17 Ravens click here to purchase always a favourite. CORVIDS FOREVER.

18 Kingfishers Seeing these in Japan was a really, really special treat. click here to purchase

19 Piliated Woodpeckers click here to purchase

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Obsessive Ornithophile: 19 Hand-painted bird earrings

I think like many artists I focused in on birds as a frequent subject for my illustrations and paintings at an early age. That hasn’t changed over the years. Now I paint a series of l’il lard butt birds on wood, realistic birds on canvas, and the items in this post – hand-painted bird earrings! Please enjoy these wonderful winged babies painted just for your lovely lobes.

1 Blue Jays click here to purchase

2 Japanese White Eye I saw my first Japanese White Eye in Hawaii. They danced around me as I was packing the car for the trip back to the airport. I painted these as soon as I got home from the trip. click here to purchase

3 the Eastern Bluebird click here to purchase

4 the Loon I grew up in Maine and Iwill never stop missing the lonely, magical sound they make. click here to purchase

5 the Great Horned Owl These were inspired by Julio, a rescued owl living here in Portland at the Audubon Society. click here to purchase

6 Lazuli Bunting click here to purchase

7 Peacock click here to purchase

8 Ruby Throated Hummingbird click here to purchase

9 Peregrine Falcon These little babies were inspired by Finnegan, another bird rescued by the Audobon Society here in Portland, Oregon. click here to purchase

10 Puffins click here to purchase

11 Black capped Chickadees My mother and grandmother treasured these birds and so too will I, forever. click here to purchase

12 Barn Owls click here to purchase

13 Emperor Penguins click here to purchase

14 Robins click here to purchase

15 Cardinals click here to purchase

16 Korean Crow Tit click here to purchase I first discovered these through felt art shared on Tumblr. When I found out they were real my brain exploded. with joy.

17 Ravens click here to purchase always a favourite. CORVIDS FOREVER.

18 Kingfishers Seeing these in Japan was a really, really special treat. click here to purchase

19 Piliated Woodpeckers click here to purchase


Spotlight on Fantastic ReVision, a Portland based jewelry designer and my boyfriend

Today I thought it would be nice to feature my boyfriend’s shop and some of my favorite pieces that he has made. When I started making jewelry I tried to have a little story behind each piece, but Jeff from Fantastic Revision takes it to a whole new level. He often tells elaborate stories with each listing, adds in humor, and even makes connections most would never think of. All items in his shop are vintage or handmade with found, vintage, repurposed, and/or natural materials. Everything is one of a kind. All items are made by him personally; nothing is manufactured or mass produced.


The Okavango is “the river which never finds the sea.” Twice every year, the Okavango Delta floods, allowing plants to grow and wildlife to migrate to the otherwise desolate Kalahari Desert in northwestern Botswana. Over 400 species of birds alone appear during these floods and some of the most magnificent African wildlife can be spotted. In the largest inland delta in the world, it’s either feast or famine. Buy the Okavango Delta Here.

Savage Tapestry <– (click here to buy)
They may have appeared to be savages to those civilizations who encountered them, but their way of life was far more complicated than anyone could have imagined. Everything can benefit from a closer look.
This weathered oxidized brass horn-shaped pendant is imported from India and features three sides of purple howlite stone mosiac. It hangs from a gold tone repurposed 1″ split ring on a 30″ vintage brass box chain with spring ring closure.

Rosé Harvest <– (click here to buy)
White sheets, sparkling rosé, and lush red roses- the scene was set for the perfect harvest wedding.
These 2-3/4″ earrings are made from clusters of vintage faux pearls with tiny brass leaves, filigree bead caps, and vintage gold tone rose bloom bead accents. They hang from new 18k gold plated hooks.

Yekaterina <– (click here to buy)
This necklace was directly inspired by Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg, Russia. I recently saw a picture of it in a travel magazine and after many Google searches, I finally was able to identify it. Now a museum, it was once the summer home of many generations of the Russian royal family, From Catherine I to Catherine the Great. It is in itself a collection of architectural styles, most notably Rococo on the exterior but not without some golden Russian “onions” atop the roof. The azure blue walls, white columns, and gold leaf detailing are in perfect balance. It seems to both disappear into the winter snow and materialize from the summer sky. It looks quite ethereal at times. Having graduated with a degree in interior design, it would be a dream to see it inside and out.

La Catrina Azteca <– (click here to buy)
She knows the secrets of the dead. She holds your history in her dusty old bones. She knows where the ancestors buried all the silver. No, she’s not going to tell you where. She may be dead, but she’s not stupid.

These 6″ earrings feature turquoise dyed howlite carved skull beads crowned with silver plated rose beads with bead cap crowns and collars. They have turquoise howlite round bead crown accents and feature dripping vintage silver tone repurposed chains. They hang from new silver tone hooks.

And finally…..this one!!!!

The Maltese Madonna <– (click here to buy)
She’s the #1 diva of the Mediterranean. She’s a bit mysterious and not afraid to push the envelope. Just don’t get yourself involved with her- there’s more behind those eyes than you could ever imagine.
This bib necklace is created from multiple strands of repurposed vintage antiqued brass curb chain and a vintage Maltese Cross brooch hanging over them. It has a lobster closure and adjusts from 16″ to 19″ long.

So those are my favorites, but do yourself a favor and check out his shop full of fantastical creations, fun historical facts, and stories. He has a little sale running now for a limited time.