Jewelry Findings for the Birds?

Buy a birdhouse -- help build a home. South Shore Habitat for Humanity's Birdhouse Display and Sale offered some unique birdhouse designs.

  Attleboro, MA (PRWEB) May 25, 2007 -- Jewelry findings were not a likely find at Habitat for Humanity's South Shore Association's 14th annual Birdhouse show and sale, however, displayed among the myriad avian mini-mansions perched a filigree encrusted design, ready to be sold to the highest bidder. A major fundraiser for the group, the birdhouse display and sale was held recently at South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts. Over 500 decorated birdhouses had been donated and were on display for sale and silent bidding auction.

Terry Twombly, a Realtor with Jack Conway & Company, submitted one of the more unique models, a cottage embellished with an array of decorative jewelry findings. Terry's prize-winning birdhouse was voted 6th best of the 120 Conway birdhouses donated to the sale.

His birdhouse, named "Gilded Gingerbread," was covered with dozens of delicate brass filigrees. The jewelry components covered the sides and roof of the house, giving the it a warm and inviting golden hue. An open filigree circle at the entrance added a welcoming detail to the lucky bird who chose this home. The brass filigrees were donted to Mr. Twombly by Guyot Brothers Company, Inc., an Attleboro company, who has been manufacturing decorative brass stampings for the costume jewelry and related arts trades since 1904.

"We have on our website a section titled, "100+ Things to do with Jewelry Findings," and birdhouse decor is now listed as one of those creative ideas. We are grateful to Terry for the vision and artistic ability in his use of our decorative findings for this important project, and we are very pleased for him that his inspired design not only garnered a prize but that South Shore Habitat for Humanity and a working family will benefit from this donation," stated Stephen Guyot, President of the fourth-generation jewelry findings manufacturer.

"Upon viewing this vast collection of birdhouses on display during the sale, one can easily see that the uniqueness of each birdhouses exposes the vision of the builders and the creative energy and talent they poured into these projects," added Mr. Guyot.

Glass, painting, wood burning techniques, tiles, seashells, twigs, leaves, mirrors, and even fabric and Legos were in abundant use, however, the filigreed house was truly unique among the unique.

When asked what he will come up with next year for the sale and silent auction, Terry replied, "Oh, I'll think of something." No doubt he will

Located in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of the Jewelry Industry of America, Guyot Brothers continues to manufacture their high-quality line of stamped filigree, charms, floral, and other decorative items.

Guyot brass filigree enhances this birdhouse, named Gilded Gingerbread

Simple birdhouse embellished with brass filigrees and donated to South Shore Habitat for Humanity's annual birdhouse sale fundraiser. Terry Twombly, Realtor with Jack Conway & Company decorated the house using filigree from Guyot Brothers Co., Inc.



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