We raise new offspring together every Spring. Again, me providing food and bugs from my nearby garden. I delight as I witness their teamwork to bring forth new little Wrens, who quickly take flight to someone else's garden.
During an enameling workshop with Herb Friedsen it came to me that I would like to experiment with steel wire and enamel.
I formed this little wren in steel wire and added a sterling silver branch as a perch. Off to class to ask Mr Friedsen if I could test fire the steel wire. He said, "Yes, let's try it!"
It worked brilliantly. Back in my studio, I added brass nubs to the branch and coral berries that dangle from the Wren's beak.
I added a pin apparatus and I know have a beautiful broach.
I hope that you are well and warm.
Blessings my friends - Julie