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Apr 27, 2010

...a dreamy pink bird aviary!!

...hello dear ones!!

I would like to show you one of the pretties
my mom and I were working on!!

This is my new,
~ pink bird aviary ~
Which is now hanging over my bed!!

Is it not ~ dreamy??!

...sooooo many projects were going on in the studio!
This took about a week to put together
and it all started with this ~

...and no ~

 this is not a pile of yummy colored pasta
(hhhmmmm, what a fabulous italian dinner that would be!)

this is sumptuosness at it's finest
dupioni silk!!!
cut into ribbons,
ready to be bloom stained and grunge dyed
for other prettinesses!!

(I so enjoy creating with such gorgeousness!!)

after being bloom stained and grunge dyed
(some vintage lace and paper dollies too)
It was time to do the birds!!

I removed all their eyes!!!
as they were all a hideous red plastic!
can you imagine?
and can we say

after dying them, I replaced their eyes with jolee's flat back, hotfix pearls.
(whew, say that 10 times fast!!!)
and used a brown permanent marker for the centers.
As soon as I put the centers on,
each bird took on their own personality!!


I used my most favorite glitter
~ german glass glitter/fine grit ~
for their beaks & wings.
In Nevada, we have Quail birds
 that I enjoy feeding and watching their peculiar ways!
I just love when they run, strutting their top head feathers to and fro!!!
They were the inspiration for my pink birds!
(see the three crystals atop their heads, quail influenced!!!)
I then painted all their little wire feet,
tied a piece of silk or lace around each of their necks
new friends!!!

I found this scrolly metal candleabra in my travels,
it was gold...
three spray paint cans later,
it became creamy white!!!
I didn't know what I was going to do with it at the time
I know it just called to me!!! 
I used vintage earrings and rhinestones to finish it all off,
as, who simply doesn't love mixing the vintage with new?!

I am really loving my pink aviary!
Every morning,
at the crack of dawn, I hear the birds outside ~ waiting for their seeds
and as soon as I open my eyes, 
I am smiling with a joy in my heart to wake up to such beauty
to my ears,
 to my eyes,

...to my soul!!!!

 I hope you were inspired by this pink bird aviary
as much as I enjoyed creating it with my mom:)

I am thinking of putting one of these special pink friends
in my 100 friends giveaway
I'm almost there!!!
What do you think?!
Is this something that you would be interested in???
Let me know by leaving a comment
and I will start putting pretties in a pile!!!


  1. How delicious is that? What a wonderful way to wake up and greet each morning! You and your mom must have had a wonderful time creating this masterpiece! So charming and delightful, and yes, I think one lucky person would adore one of your sweet bird friends!

  2. Hello Rosemary,
    your aviary is so beautifull, and I love your pink birdies, what a dream to be the lucky winner of one of them.
    You must have had some lovely houers with your mom.

  3. Your aviary is so beautiful! We have quail here in Utah as well, and I love watching them out in our back yard... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Hi Rosemary,
    Your aviary is the prettiest, loveliest work of art ever! You put so much work into it and it is stunning.



  5. Absolutely amazing beauty!
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  6. This is just stunning Rosemary! I love thos ebirdies so much. I love how you added all the wonderful touches to this piece of art.

  7. Hi Rosemary, Your aviary is very beautiful! I love that soft pink color and all the ribbons and laces you have added.

  8. Oh my. . that is just stunning! Beautiful colors and I could just dive in to those silk ribbons.

    Warm regards,

  9. Rosemary, I am sitting here with my chin in my lap....just gazing in wonderment at this lovely aviary creation. Beyond beautiful.



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