Since I usually take the weekends off, but still feel like posting an item today, I'm going to make it the feature of the weekend. I have a lot to do this weekend and I think I'll head out to the Ancaster County Fair tomorrow. Even though I grew up in the country surrounded by farms, I've never been to one. I'd like to see what it's all about, see some of the animal contests (especially the bunnies and llamas, heehee).
I often sit on the front page of Etsy and watch the new items posted scroll by at the bottom, clicking on anything that catches my fancy or looks interesting (or I can't figure out what the heck it is). Yesterday, I happened to notice this striking necklace and just had to click on it. This "Bee Pendant" from bordeaux's shop is delightfully simple yet still we can clearly see that it's a bee ~ right down to the stinger ~ it's almost buzzing on the end of the chain. The use of bold lines and open space make this a stunning piece. Browsing through bordeaux's shop, you'll soon see a few themes, all done in beautiful sterling silver. The insects, including the bee above, are lovely, but this bird, part of the nautical theme, is exceptionally charming and whimsical. "No really I'm a seagull" has really great shape ~ I love the curly wing and tail.
This bird reminds me of a great blue heron more than a seagull, so we can see why she has a bit of an identity problem. But I'm sure she can really represent any bird you like. Other pendants in the nautical theme that are equally remarkable are the blowfish, dolphin and seahorse.
Bordeaux Designs has many other great pieces, and they aren't all beautiful wire outlines. Just look at her avatar, the gorgeous star fish above ~ the detail and texture of the silver is amazing! The designer behind these pieces is a stay-at-home mom ~ rather, a domestic goddess ~ so I can imagine where she finds the time to create these unique designs! So run on over and check out this shop, it's truly one of a kind.