One robin and a sugar mouse :: Um pisco e um rato de açucar

Robins are birds of strange habits… they are known to build their nests in surprising places, using tins or any recipients they can find, and using building features. In the UK they are also associated with the postal service, as the first postmen used red waistcoats and were known as robins.

Recently I was asked to make a robin charm for a bracelet and it was a lot of fun making this tiny bird. To accompany it I also made a sugar mouse, as a reminder of the childhood treats that my customer and her sister used to eat.

Os piscos de peito ruivo são pássaros de hábitos estranhos… são conhecidos por fazerem os seus ninhos em lugares incomuns, como latas ou outros recipientes que encontram, e também usam reentrâncias de edifícios. No Reino Unido estão associados aos correios, porque os primeiros carteiros usavam coletes vermelho vivo, e eram conhecidos como “Robins”.

Recentemente pediram-me para fazer uma conta com um pisco para uma pulseira e diverti-me imenso a fazer este pequeno pássaro. Para o acompanhar fiz também um “rato de açucar”, como lembrança das guloseimas que a minha cliente e a irmã comiam quando eram crianças.

The finished beads, with the robin and the mouse

The finished beads, with the robin and the mouse

Work in progress, the robin in the making

Work in progress, the robin in the making

Work in progress, the mouse in the making

Work in progress, the mouse in the making

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