creation of Gathering Together, a three-dimensional metal mobile of three birds gathering around a bird feeder has been selected as the League of NH Craftsmen's Annual Ornament
for 2006.Positioned at varying heights, the birds, which are made of yellow brass, sterling silver, and pink bronze, hover around a sterling silver bird feeder, as if they were feeding from it.This movement produces delicate chiming sounds and patterns of reflected light."I
love birds and have used them as a motif for many of my handcrafted jewelry pieces," said Susanne
created this ornament to capture the beauty and graceful movement of them." Susanne, who lives in Grafton, NH, is a state-juried member of the League and she creates bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and ornaments of silver and gold, many of which are embellished with glass beads and semi-precious stones.
This is the third time that one of Susanne's ornaments has been chosen as the League's annual ornament."I incorporated
movement and sound into this year's ornament because that is what people really liked about my previous two ornaments," said Susanne
Each ornament is signed by Susanne
, dated for the year 2006, and numbered as a limited edition.