Cute handmade bird ornaments

Here are my new “jellybean” bird ornaments! They do remind me of brightly colored jellybeans, but actually these handmade bird ornaments are inspired by some comic strip characters that I made years and years ago while in middle school. The name of my bird characters are “Birguins.” When I first created these characters, I combined the words “bird” and “penguin” to get the name “Birguin.”

Handmade bird (Birguin) ornamentsIn this series I had a variety of bird characters, many with names I tried to make up myself, such as “Sarette, Sas Ann, Sporky, and Deskin.” I fondly remember creating my cartoons with my set of markers. It was magical to have an assortment of markers to create a colorful world with. While growing up, art and creating my own characters was a great source of comfort and enjoyment. There was nothing more exciting than having a stack of white paper or a white tablet to make my creative marks on. And equally as exciting was getting a brand new set of markers, “oh, such joy!”

Birguin characters in their classroom

I have my Birguin artwork stored in an album. One time I carefully removed them from my sketchbook that was falling apart. To protect them, I covered them with contact paper to “laminate” them. Unfortunately, many of them got damaged from being enclosed in the contact paper. I used the contact paper before the age of “acid-free” everything for storing keepsakes, etc. Now a lot of them have very blurry marker lines. Maybe that will inspire me to re-create some of my Birguin images. They brought a lot of joyful moments to my life. The few “Birguin” artwork samples shown here are some of them that fared better than the others enclosed between contact paper.

Birguin characters, Wenda & Rosette

Birguin characters, Wenda & Rosette decorating for Christmas

I have few “Birguin” handmade ornaments for sale at my Etsy store, Lilly Bug Boutique.

Handmade green bird ornament Handmade magenta bird ornament
Handmade purple bird ornament Handmade blue bird ornament

About christine

A watercolor and sculpture artist and avid crafter/designer. Working creatively with my hands is what gives me joy and contentment and makes me want to get up in the morning.
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2 Responses to Cute handmade bird ornaments

  1. Ashley says:

    Your work is amazing. The detail is awesome I wish I was able to do work like that.

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