Inspira – The Emerald Hummingbird

Inspira – The Emerald Hummingbird

Inspira beadwork bracelet

So the show is only 10 days away – I can’t believe it. I’m still in production, though definitely approaching the end. Today I wanted to share the latest woven bracelet, this one is in delicate greens, yellows and earthy colours, inspired by a beautiful Emerald Hummingbird I photographed in Costa Rica.


I was so proud of this photo, I had to wait a while for her to come back and feed her baby. I think her nest is a thing of beauty alone, all woven and leafy, and the entire thing was smaller than my fist! She herself was stunning, her nest was in a little shaded spot, but in the sunlight she was an absolute jewel.


This bracelet is woven using leaf green and earth brown swarovski crystal, with pearlescent Japanese delicas. It’s finished with sterling silver cones and a lobster claw clasp. I added a green pendant of cubic zirconia, and scoured downtown Toronto for the finishing touch – a sterling silver hummingbird charm.


Here is another emerald hummingbird shot from that same trip – this time on the wing. I shot this with Canon’s 50 mm prime f1.4 lens, wide open, in bright sunlight, at a shutter speed of 1/8000 sec for those interested ;o)

Inspira beadwork bracelet

The colours in this one are quite lovely – and the piece really shines in the sun. It makes a lovely addition to the show!

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