Any of us who spend any time in the handmade/DIY world know exactly why this is funny.
This post is a little loving ribbing aimed at some of my favorite people in the world — jewelry designers. It’s not easy to give people what they want, especially when they want the same things over and over again. A recent search on Etsy using the search term “bird” brought up over 30,000 necklaces. I have not independently verified that each of those items actually depict a bird. But, go ahead, search around — they are everywhere. It’s done. It’s overdone. Has anyone looked in on Tippi Hedren lately? Is she OK?
Look, I love birds. I even have a hummingbird tattooed on my wrist (which my husband says looks like a chicken). The bird-themed jewelry? Beautiful pieces all.
But. That. Is. Not. The. Point.
Sometimes, it is just time to challenge us — your customers — with new ideas, with what will become the next trend. (No, I don’t mean those adorable matryoshka nesting dolls.)
Here, look at this stuff with animals other than birds:
You can find Mary Walke, Pete Conder, and Christine Domanic on Etsy.