Joan Rivers Sunflower Bee Pin
Joan Rivers sunflower bee.
I was so excited when I opened the box, it reminded me of the things my mom would cherish. The sun,Sunflowers,beaches & watching her six children play w/o A care in the great outdoors. Also it is made very well. Details made the flowers feel real. I'm happy I purchased this. The product was worth the price & the craftsmanship was worth five 5 stars the best purchase ever. For the price in paid.*****Thank you Joan for making a happy memory of mom. Also my mom just loved you .:)
Love my little Bee. When I'm not wearing it on my shoulder, he's nestled in a box next to Joan of the Jungle - got that one a few years ago.....
Accents blend tooooo much
I was sooo looking forward to getting this bee, as Sunflowers are my favorite. BUT, when I received it, I was UNDERWHELMED. :( The colors of the flowers blended in tooo much with the background so it was hard to distinguish that it was a sunflower. SADLY I sent it back. Wish the flowers stood out more. This time it REALLY DOES look like the picture. BUMMER .
Enamel and Color Issues
Like so many, I am a die hard JR fan and collector - from clothing and sunglasses to all manner and decades of jewelry including eggs and bees. I've been staring at this bee since receiving it yesterday, trying with all my might to talk myself into thinking it's okay, but sadly I can't. I've been so spoiled by the luscious enamel work of Joan's jewelry, both how thick and lustrous it is, as well as color saturation. Now there are JR jewelry pieces with enameling that are meant to be pastel, and that would have been just fine had that been the intended color. This bee, however, is represented in both the picture here, and in the TV presentation, as being a bright, saturated yellow, like that of a sunflower. Someone used the word ocher. I had to look the word up. It is absolutely spot on to describe what's happened here, and somewhere along the line in manufacture, something has gone wrong. The petals of each flower have so many edges (which you can't see on TV or in the pictures), and when combined with the center of each flower, take up so much room that very little space is left for enameling on the petals, making the bee flat not shiny. I think that's the problem in addition to the color. My, what a beautiful concept and bee this could have been. The sunflowers also lack the dimension of other flower bees and is extremely flat. So strange that it's that different from the TV and picture. I'm still staring at it like an optical illusion. I don't want to give it up. I'm sending this back as defective since one of the flowers is missing the dark center, and will hope against hope the next one is better. No matter it's condition, I'll keep it because that's what collectors do, we feel a true need to have as many of the items from a collection as possible, but that oh so special joy I get from some of the bees won't be there. Feeling a little sad...
Would love this made into a pendant!
All of Joan's Bee pins are just beautiful. I
want all of them.
I got this as a gift for a friend who loves sunflowers and bees. Also has her favorite color, green, for the eyes. The detail is nice and it was perfect for her. Thanks!!
Love it..it is a bee-utiful pin
I have been waiting for some time to get this beautiful bee pin. The quality is outstanding. I collect bee pins and this is a beauty in person. Hard to really appreciate in a picture. I am happy to have a Joan Rivers Bee piece to add to my collection. I bought it as a present to myself (Couldn't wait for Christmas)
JOAN RIVERS SUNFLOWER BEE PIN
I waited a long time for the new shipment to arrive, and instead of the soft yellow
color, the bee is brassy looking and ocher, making the pin look cheap.
It is well made, and not too heavy. A shame about the color.
Loving the flower collections!
While I tend to love the sparkly bees more, this one is so pretty! I love all the different flowers she has incorporated into the bee. I love the yellow daisies and touch of crystals, perfect and simple!
Not as pretty as the other bees
I was looking forward to receiving this after seeing the other reviews, but I have to say I am disappointed. The flower petals lay very flat to the bee, and there is nowhere near as much yellow enamel as shown in the QVC picture. When I put it next to the other bees in my collection, the gold looks coppery, not the same gold color as the other bees. I may have gotten an off-bee. It goes back.
This Bee Pin is so beautiful. Joan your Bees get more beautilful with each new bee. I collect these Bee Pins. I have over a 100 of them. I wear them all the time and get so many compliments on the them.
Wow! This is my first Bee pin from Joan and I just love it. It was so well packaged and arrived in the QVC mailer, in a box, in a black sachet pull string bag, and wrapped so nicely with paper. As I opened it I felt like a kid opening a present. Thanks for brightening my day. Now I will always think of Joan Rivers as giving me sunshine. I have Joan Rivers' jackets and love her clothing line and jewelry. My next thing on my list is Joan River sunglasses!