Edythe Kegrize

Keepsake Artist Edythe Kegrize made Hallmark history in 1998 as the first recipient of the company’s Barbara Marshall Award. The award, created to honor the daughter of Hallmark founder J.C. Hall, recognizes the spirit and ability within Hallmark’s creative community. During her six month sabbatical, Edythe created a series of dolls that demonstrated her talent for figurative work and surface design–and earned her a spot in the Keepsake Studio.


Robert Hurlburt

For Keepsake Artist Robert Hurlburt, Hallmark began as a family affair—his brother helped bring him into company.  “He and I knew that we wanted to do something creative rather than what our family traditionally did, which was working in an industrial trade,” he says.  What Robert brought with him from that background is the technical eye he uses to scrutinize each of his creations.

Description

Christmas Table (Wall) Decoration

Magic (light, sound, & motion)

Features a functioning clock–with a birds-and-berries design–that plays a beautiful classical tune with chirps and tweets as it chimes every hour. Quartz clock movement and gem accents. Inspired by the beloved Beauty of Birds Hallmark Keepsake Ornament collector's series.

Connect the power adapter to the open receptacle on the bottom of the table decoration and plug it into a standard 120-volt wall outlet to enjoy a continuous light effect.

Press the button on the front of the clock or remote control (included) to see the birds move and the center drum rotate to a classical music sound and light show!

Powered by the Hallmark's power adapter (included); BATTERY OPERATED REMOTE. Batteries (two LR44) included.

  • Artist: Edythe Kegrize and Robert Hurlburt
  • Released: 2020 (Ornament Premiere)
  • Retail Price: $149.99 USA/$189.99 CAN
  • Material(s): plastic
  • Dimensions: 6.65" w. x 14.25" h. x 6.02" d.
  • SKU: QFM3354
  • Produced in: China
  • Production Date(s): 

The Beauty of Birds Clock Instructional Page


Sights & Sounds of Nature

This new kind of clock brings everything you love about the outdoors into your home.


For this birdhouse clock based on her Beauty of Birds Christmas tree ornament series, Keepsake Artist Edythe Kegrize wanted to bring the outdoors in.

“In addition to classical music being played, the birds next to the clock face tweet and move their tails,” Edythe explains. “The music will grab your attention, but it’s meant to be a softer kind of ambiance that captures the prettiness of the series.”

“We had to ask ourselves, ‘Where would her series ornaments live if they had a nice, cohesive birdhouse that also happens to be a clock?'” Keepsake Artist Robert Hurlburt says.

With flickering lights that project on the branches and sprigs adorning its center, the clock is meant to evoke what you might see in a woodland environment, with accompanying classical music excerpts from composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Léo Delibes and Georges Bizet.

“When we were designing the lights, we were thinking about the qualities of the sky during different times of day–like sunrise or sunset,” Edythe says. “Or how the light looks on a walk through a treed canopy and how the shadows kind of flicker on the ground.”

With its unique design, classical music and gentle bird chirps, this clock is a year-round reminder of the simple pleasures of nature.

“Sights & Sounds of Nature” 2020 Dream Book: 12-13


Edythe Kegrize Brings Nature to Life

“My whole goal with The Beauty of Birds Clock was to make a quiet statement but something that would still draw you in to explore what’s going on with the subtle reveal of the birds as they slowly rotate. It’s a calm and quiet kind of magic.”

“Edythe Kegrize Brings Nature to Life.” For Keeps Email Edition May 2020-


NOTE: Initially, the Beauty of Birds Clock was going to be carried over into 2021. Later it was decided not to carry it over but to instead mark it down, with the rest of the 2020 Keepsake Ornament line, after the season.

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Description

Christmas Table (Wall) Decoration

Magic (light, sound, & motion)

Features a functioning clock–with a birds-and-berries design–that plays a beautiful classical tune with chirps and tweets as it chimes every hour. Quartz clock movement and gem accents. Inspired by the beloved Beauty of Birds Hallmark Keepsake Ornament collector's series.

Connect the power adapter to the open receptacle on the bottom of the table decoration and plug it into a standard 120-volt wall outlet to enjoy a continuous light effect.

Press the button on the front of the clock or remote control (included) to see the birds move and the center drum rotate to a classical music sound and light show!

Powered by the Hallmark's power adapter (included); BATTERY OPERATED REMOTE. Batteries (two LR44) included.

  • Artist: Edythe Kegrize and Robert Hurlburt
  • Released: 2020 (Ornament Premiere)
  • Retail Price: $149.99 USA/$189.99 CAN
  • Material(s): plastic
  • Dimensions: 6.65" w. x 14.25" h. x 6.02" d.
  • SKU: QFM3354
  • Produced in: China
  • Production Date(s)

The Beauty of Birds Clock Instructional Page


Sights & Sounds of Nature

This new kind of clock brings everything you love about the outdoors into your home.


For this birdhouse clock based on her Beauty of Birds Christmas tree ornament series, Keepsake Artist Edythe Kegrize wanted to bring the outdoors in.

“In addition to classical music being played, the birds next to the clock face tweet and move their tails,” Edythe explains. “The music will grab your attention, but it’s meant to be a softer kind of ambiance that captures the prettiness of the series.”

“We had to ask ourselves, ‘Where would her series ornaments live if they had a nice, cohesive birdhouse that also happens to be a clock?'” Keepsake Artist Robert Hurlburt says.

With flickering lights that project on the branches and sprigs adorning its center, the clock is meant to evoke what you might see in a woodland environment, with accompanying classical music excerpts from composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Léo Delibes and Georges Bizet.

“When we were designing the lights, we were thinking about the qualities of the sky during different times of day–like sunrise or sunset,” Edythe says. “Or how the light looks on a walk through a treed canopy and how the shadows kind of flicker on the ground.”

With its unique design, classical music and gentle bird chirps, this clock is a year-round reminder of the simple pleasures of nature.

“Sights & Sounds of Nature” 2020 Dream Book: 12-13


Edythe Kegrize Brings Nature to Life

“My whole goal with The Beauty of Birds Clock was to make a quiet statement but something that would still draw you in to explore what’s going on with the subtle reveal of the birds as they slowly rotate. It’s a calm and quiet kind of magic.”

“Edythe Kegrize Brings Nature to Life.” For Keeps Email Edition May 2020-


NOTE: Initially, the Beauty of Birds Clock was going to be carried over into 2021. Later it was decided not to carry it over but to instead mark it down, with the rest of the 2020 Keepsake Ornament line, after the season.





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