Fairy Wings

There’s been a line on my mind lately and it’s from the movie Julie and Julia. Julie has a revelation and says, ”don’t crowd the mushrooms.”

My lightbulb moment isn’t about mushrooms, but it is about crowding something else: wings.

I am working on a piece for someone and I modeled it after my favorite ornament, a fairy. It’s my first try at making a fairy with jewelry and something about it just felt off.

Enter that painting party from last week. On the hummingbird lesson, I remember the artist saying like, not to bring the line from the top wing down into the body.

That way, the head stays separate and there are two distinct wings. The next day, I figured out what was up with my fairy. She only had one wing, but there was no definite space between her head and the wing.

I was so excited that I knew how to fix her, but what’s a girl to do? She was already glued…

With the help of my trusty pliers, I was able to remove some beads, redo the head, and make space for a second wing.

How amazing that a class about painting a bird could also offer other insights.

I don’t have a picture of my fairy before, but I have a couple so you can see what I mean. Her head is a piece from a vintage statement necklace. Her bun is a glass rhinestone. So pretty!

She’s not done yet. I still have to paint, work on a few details and do the second wing. I think when it’s finished, it will be really nice.

Thanks for reading. Hope you’re doing great.


head redone
my fairy- a work in progress


  1. So pretty. I thought of you yesterday when I was sifting through jewelry at an estate sale. Knowing what you do with this beautiful jewelry makes me want to learn your art.

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    • Oh my gosh, I love that:
      1. you thought of me while sifting through jewelry
      2. that what I do makes you want to learn my art!!!!! (Insert a thousand smiles and hearts here!!!! ) That makes me so very happy! Let’s make some! ❤️

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  2. Very nice! I like how something you learned from a painting class helped you with the jewelry. Learning is like that – you never know when it will help you. The fairy is looking beautiful!

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