Thursday, January 23, 2014
New Bird Nest Lapel Pins
Karma Grotelueschen has been making copper and copper wire sculpture since before Prairie Oak Artisans was even a gallery. Copper wire birdnests have been a staple at the gallery since the beginning, with customers using them for table centerpieces, window sill art, and even outdoors as garden art. They have been given as housewarming gifts, gifts to celebrate a new baby, as part of a wedding gift package, and are a favorite as a birthday gift to a friend. In recent years, Grotelueschen has expanded the line with silver-color nests made of aluminum wire and black nests made of stove pipe and electric fence wire.
Grotelueschen's latest additions to the line of wire nests are lapel pins. These are made of copper, brass, or black wire, and feature 'eggs' of fresh water pearls or other beads. These little lapel pins have a tie tack style post back with a winged backing clasp. As with the nest sculptures, these little pins make great gifts.