April 10, 2010

Song Lore Saturday: Birdhouse in Your Soul

 Congrats to the winner of the Owl Giveaway: EB Bead & Metal Works! Please email me at earthenwood at gmail dot com with your mailing address and I will send your owl to you next week! 

Today's Song Lore post is one of my favorite *cheer-me-up* songs!  It is so random and silly, it always makes me smile.  I love the imagery in it too. I am sure you know it... sing along with me:
"Blue canary
in the outlet
by the light switch
who watches over you
make a little birdhouse in your soul!"
The song, if you don't know, is "Birdhouse in your Soul" by They Might Be Giants.  I love the video too, and as I was working on this post and watched it again, I decided to make one more set of beads, after seeing all the great lightbulbs in the video:

"leave the night light on inside the
birdhouse in your soul"

Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.


  1. Oh, oh, tell me there will be a necklace made of those! I would pay way more than I ever should for a Birdhouse in Your Soul necklace. (I do not, however, trust myself to put one together on my own. You saw some of my chains...I trust myself to make chains; beyond that my "fashion sense" starts to kick in and all heck breaks loose.)

  2. Thanks! Its possible that I might make a necklace. I think it would be fun!

  3. I can't believe you made all these gorgeous things b/c of that song!!! and who would have thought- an outlet? A light switch? and yet, they'd actually make fantastic necklaces no question. Are those hand-carved? they're so precise and amazing. I even like them all white and unglazed! Now I want the glaze to be all pale and minimal....
    And what I want is what matters, of course.
    (That whole record was a big favorite of my adolescence. I couldn't believe someone could make a song w/such bizarre funny lyrics.)

  4. Thank you! Yeah, figuring out how to glaze these is going to be quite a challenge~ Glad you like them.