Make your own handmade bird jewelry using polymer clay cane designs and keep up with one of the latest funky fashion trends at Etsy.com:
Sometimes you can be off on your own creating jewellry, only to find out that what you are designing happens to be a hot trend. This happened to me with my ‘Little Green Birdie’ Pendant as shown in the above photo.
As some of you will recall, lately I’ve been making Fimo pendants and charms from vintage silver spoons. You may also have seen the Spring color recipes and resulting clay canes I talked about back in June of this year. Well my little green bird pendant seems to have brought all of these ideas together in a fun little jewelry project that I’m proud to show to you today.
As always after creating a piece of jewelry, I head on over to Etsy to get a ball park idea of what it could sell for. Much to my delight, I quickly discovered a total of 3661 ‘Bird Pendant’ listings simply by using the etsy search function in the ‘Jewelry Tags’ section of their site.
Wow! I must have hit on something with potential. A second search using ‘Bird Jewelry’ as the search term revealed a total of 7896 items!
Time to head on over to ‘The Storque’ which is the name of Etsy’s blog. There I just searched for ‘bird’ as the keyword and sure enough… eight articles on something to do with handmade birds. One article called Birdie Beauties indicated that “…the ever popular bird iconography promises to be a solid trend for 2008.”
Cool! Looks like I’m not the only one who likes the simple, earthy appeal of birds.
Bird pendant jewelry trends on Etsy are looking good and are a timely thing for you to learn to make in polymer clay. What do you think? Is this a trend that will quickly fly away? Or has is nested here to stay?